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1976 Disco

The Bee Gees, Tavares, Vicki Sue Robinson, Diana Ross, and other artists scored big disco hits this year. The finest of them all was "Young Hearts Run Free" by Candi Staton. The disco scene got parodied with "Disco Duck", which actually became a #1 Pop hit in the USA. Meanwhile, the Trammps released their signature song, "Disco Inferno", which would become a huge hit in future years.

Disco Music released during 1976:

  • AC Soulful Symphony - "Because of You"
  • Ace Spectrum - "Live and Learn (Disco Mix)" - disco-soul
  • Alan Parker - "Unlimited Love"
  • Albatros - "Private Collection" - electro-disco
  • Albert's Negrita - "That's the Ball" a.k.a. "The Ball Goes On" - rock-disco
  • Alice Street Gang - "Also Sprach Zarathustra" - disco version of Richard Strauss's composition
  • Alice Street Gang - "Baia"
  • Alice Street Gang - "Brasilian Hustle"
  • Alice Street Gang - "Chove Chuva / Mas Que Nada" - disco version of the 1963 classic by Jorge Ben
  • Alice Street Gang - "Copacabana"
  • Alice Street Gang - "Flamengo"
  • Alice Street Gang - "I'll Never Fall In Love Again"
  • Alice Street Gang - "It's Now or Never" - disco version of the Elvis Presley hit
  • Alice Street Gang - "White Wings"
  • Alvin Cash - "Ali Shuffle" - funky disco
  • Aquarian Dream - "East 6th Street" - jazzy electro-disco; produced by Norman Connors
  • Aquarian Dream - "I'll Always Love You 'T'" - jazzy electro-disco-soul; produced by Norman Connors
  • Aquarian Dream - "Look Ahead" - jazzy electro-disco; produced by Norman Connors
  • Aquarian Dream - "Phoenix" - jazzy disco/jazz-funk; produced by Norman Connors
  • Archie Bell and the Drells - "Dancin' Man"
  • The Armada Orchestra - "Philly Armada"
  • The Armada Orchestra - "The Love I Lost" - instrumental cover of the 1973 hit by Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes
  • Arthur Prysock - "When Love is New" - reached #64 Pop in the USA
  • Asha Puthli a.k.a. Asha Putli - "Jealousy" - jazzy disco
  • Asha Puthli a.k.a. Asha Putli - "Our Love is Making Me Sing"
  • B.T. Express - "Can't Stop Groovin' Now, Wanna Do It Some More" - disco-funk
  • Bad Bascomb Band - "Do It Twice" - funky disco
  • Barrabas - "Broadway Star"
  • Barry White - "You See the Trouble with Me"
  • Bebu Silvetti - "C'est Si Bon" - French disco
  • Bebu Silvetti - "Caravana" - disco version of the Duke Ellington classic "Caravan"
  • Bebu Silvetti - "Ciao, Ciao, Bambina"
  • Bebu Silvetti - "El Amor es Azul (Love is Blue)" - disco version of Paul Mauriat's 1968 instrumental hit "Love is Blue"
  • Bebu Silvetti - "El Manisero"
  • Bebu Silvetti - "Medley" - disco versions of various instrumental classics
  • Bebu Silvetti - "Piel Canela"
  • Bebu Silvetti - "Sabor de Miel" - instrumental disco version of the originally instrumental song "Taste of Honey" written by Bobby Scott and Ric Marlow in 1960
  • Bebu Silvetti - "Spring Rain" - reached #39 Pop in the USA in March 1977; theme song to the television game show "The Love Experts" with Bill Cullen
  • Bebu Silvetti - "Vereda Tropical"
  • Bebu Silvetti - "Volare" - disco version of "Volare (Nel Blu Di Pinto Di Blu)", popularized by Dean Martin; in Italian
  • The Bee Gees - "You Should Be Dancing" - reached #1 Pop in the USA in September 1976
  • Benny Troy a.k.a. Benny Mardones - "I Wanna Give You Tomorrow"
  • Benny Troy a.k.a. Benny Mardones - "Two Ships in the Night" - disco-pop
  • Bette Midler - "Strangers in the Night" - disco version of the 1966 Frank Sinatra classic
  • Biddu Orchestra - "Laura"
  • Biddu Orchestra - "Trippin' on a Soul Cloud"
  • Big Daddy Orchestra - "La Cinqui่me (The 5th)" - based on Ludwig van Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, influenced by Walter Murphy's hit
  • Bill Pursell and the Nashville Sweat Band and Aides - "Deja-Vu"
  • Bimbo Jet - "Love is What We Need"
  • Birds of a Feather - "Swan Song (Disco Version)" - mellow disco; composed by Leon Aronson
  • Birmingham and Eggs - "Disco Dog"
  • Black Blood - "Be Happy"
  • Black Blood - "Muko Wapi" - African disco in Swahili
  • Black Blood - "Umuliye" - African disco in Swahili
  • Black Ivory - "Longer Ride"
  • Black Ivory - "Walking Downtown (On a Saturday Night)"
  • Black Ivory - "White Wind"
  • Black Soul - "Black Brothers" - electro-disco
  • Black Soul - "Mangous Ye" - African disco, sung in a Bantu language from Zaire (probably Swahili or Lingala)
  • Blood Hollins - "Don't Give It Up" - jazzy disco-soul
  • Bob Crewe Generation (B.C.G.) - "Street Talk" - reached #56 Pop in the USA
  • Bobby Hebb - "Sunny '76" - disco version of his own hit song from 1966 that he was inspired to remake after Yambu and Boney M had success with their disco versions of it
  • Bobby Rydell - "Sway (Disco Version)" - remake of his 1960 hit, which in turn was an English version of Pablo Beltrán Ruiz's 1953 Spanish-language mambo song "¿Quién será?"; reached #27 Adult Contemporary in the USA
  • Bobby Thomas and the Hotline - "Sugar Boogie"
  • Boney M - "Daddy Cool" - disco-pop; reached #65 Pop in the USA in 1977
  • Boney M - "Sunny" - disco cover of the Bobby Hebb classic
  • The Bottom Line - "That's the Way to Go (Special Disco Version)" - electro-rock-disco-pop
  • Boule Noire and Toulouse - "On a Rien à Perdre" - French disco-pop; also released in an English version, "If You Ever Need Someone", credited to Toulouse
  • Boule Noire and Toulouse - "Lindbergh II" - disco in French and English; also released in an English version, "Catch the First Thing Smokin'", credited to Toulouse; cover of a 1968 French-language psychedelic song by Robert Charlebois
  • Boule Noire and Toulouse - "Loin d'ici" - electro-disco-pop in French
  • Brass Construction - "Ha Cha Cha (Funktion)" - funky disco; reached #51 Pop in the USA
  • The Broadway Brass - "A Bushel and a Peck" - electro-disco-pop version of the song from the 1950 musical "Guys and Dolls"
  • The Broadway Brass - "Fugue for Tinhorns" - jazzy electro-disco version of the song from the 1950 musical "Guys and Dolls"
  • The Broadway Brass - "Guys and Dolls" - electro-disco version of the theme song to the 1950 musical "Guys and Dolls"
  • The Broadway Brass - "I've Never Been in Love Before" - electro-disco version of the song from the 1950 musical "Guys and Dolls"
  • The Broadway Brass - "Sit Down You're Rockin' the Boat" - jazzy electro-disco version of the song from the 1950 musical "Guys and Dolls"
  • The Broadway Brass - "The Oldest Established" - electro-disco version of the song from the 1950 musical "Guys and Dolls"
  • The Brothers - "Brothers Theme (Instrumental)"
  • The Brothers - "Last Chance to Dance"
  • The Brothers - "Make Love"
  • The Brothers - "Under the Skin"
  • The Brothers - "Were You Ready For That"
  • Brown Sugar - "I'm Going Through Changes Now" - disco-soul
  • Bumblebee Unlimited - "Love Bug" - electro-disco; reached #92 Pop in the USA
  • Bumpers - "Dance the Bump"
  • C. Henry Woods Troupe - "The Stranger" - disco-funk
  • Calender - "Comin' On Strong"
  • Candi Staton (a.k.a. Canzetta Staton) - "Run to Me"
  • Candi Staton (a.k.a. Canzetta Staton) - "Young Hearts Run Free" - reached #20 Pop in the USA in August 1976, #2 Pop in the U.K.
  • Carl Davis and the Chi-Sound Orchestra - "Windy City Theme" - jazzy electro-disco
  • Carol Williams - "Come Back"
  • Carol Williams - "Love is You"
  • Carol Williams - "More" - disco version of the Kai Winding classic
  • Carol Williams - "My Time of Need" - mellow disco; part of the song sings the McDonald's slogan "Two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, on a sesame seed bun"
  • [Jean-Marc] Cerrone - "Black is Black" - disco cover of the 1966 Los Bravos classic
  • [Jean-Marc] Cerrone - "Love in C Minor" - reached #36 Pop in the USA in April 1977
  • [Jean-Marc] Cerrone - "Midnite Lady"
  • Champ's Boys Orchestra - "Land of Make-Believe"
  • Champ's Boys Orchestra - "Tubular Bells" - mellow disco version of the Mike Oldfield song, and the bassline is like that in "Love to Love You Baby" by Donna Summer; reached #98 Pop in the USA in June 1976
  • Charles Earland - "From My Heart to Yours" - jazzy electro-rock-disco
  • The Chicago Gangsters - "Gangster Love" - funky R&B-disco
  • Chocolat's - "Donne-Moi Un Baiser" - disco-pop in Portuguese
  • Chocolat's - "La Bamba" - latin-disco version of the Mexican traditional song, in Spanish
  • Chocolat's - "Perque No" - mellow disco in Portuguese
  • Chocolat's - "The Kings of Clubs" - disco-fusion
  • Chocolat's - "Toca Toca" - disco-fusion in Portuguese
  • Chocolat's - "Viva Rio" - electro-disco
  • Cindy Rodriguez - "What You Need Is My Love" - jazzy electro-latin-disco
  • Claude François - "Cette année-là" - disco-pop; French version of "December 1963 (Oh, What a Night)" by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons
  • Claudja Barry - "Sweet Dynamite"
  • Cleveland Eaton - "Bama Boogie Woogie" - quotes the words to "Do It Anyway You Wanna" by People's Choice in one portion of the song
  • Cloud One - "Atmosphere Strutt" - electro-disco
  • Cloud One - "Charleston Hopscotch" - electro-disco
  • Cloud One - "Disco Juice" - electro-disco
  • Cloud One - "Doin' It All Night Long" - electro-disco
  • Cloud One - "Spaced Out" - electro-disco
  • Cory Braverman - "I Wanna Do It Over Again" - disco-soul
  • Crazy Boom Sisters - "Take Off '77"
  • Crown Heights Affair - "Dancin'" - reached #42 Pop in the USA in 1977
  • Crown Heights Affair - "Far Out"
  • Crown Heights Affair - "Love Me" - jazzy disco
  • Crown Heights Affair - "Searching For Your Love"
  • Crystal Grass - "Dance Up a Storm" - disco-funk
  • Crystal Grass - "Lemme See Ya Gitchyer Thing Off Baby - Hustle"
  • Current - "Classica's Love Song (Disco Version)"
  • Cy Coleman - "Speak Low" - jazzy disco version of the song composed by Kurt Weill with lyrics by Ogden Nash first performed in the 1943 musical "One Touch of Venus"
  • Cyndi Grecco - "Dancing, Dancing" - disco-pop
  • D.C. LaRue (David Charles L'Heureux) - "Cathedrals" - reached #94 Pop in the USA in November 1976
  • D.C. LaRue (David Charles L'Heureux) - "Face of Love"
  • D.C. LaRue (David Charles L'Heureux) - "Overture"
  • D.C. LaRue (David Charles L'Heureux) with Lou Christie - "Don't Keep it in the Shadows"
  • Dalida - "Amor, Amor, Amor (Amor)" - French disco-pop version of the song "Amor" written by Mendez and Ruiz for the 1944 film "Broadway Rhythm"
  • Dalida - "Besame Mucho" - French disco-pop version of the song "Bésame Mucho" by Consuelo Torres and Ortiz Velazquez
  • Dalida - "Les feuilles mortes" - mellow French disco version of the song by Yves Montand
  • David Matthews and Whirlwind - "Shoogie Wanna Boogie - funky disco-fusion
  • Delegation - "The Promise of Love"
  • Delegation - "Where is the Love (We Used to Know)" - disco-soul
  • Desiree' - "Goodbar Won't Ya Take Me Home Tonight" - electro-disco
  • Desiree' - "Mi Amore" - electro-disco
  • The Destinations - "I've Got to Dance (To Keep from Crying)"
  • The Detroit Emeralds - "Feel the Need in Me '76" - disco-soul remake of their 1972 original; reached #90 Pop in the USA in 1977
  • Devoshun (Free Style) - "No, No, No, My Friend (You're Wrong So Do It Again)" - funky disco
  • Diana Marcovitz - "Pretty Young Boys"
  • Diana Ross - "Love Hangover" - reached #1 Pop in the USA in May 1976
  • Dino Solera and the Munich Machine - "Classically Elise" - disco version of Ludwig van Beethoven's "Für Elise"
  • Disco Dub Band - "For the Love of Money" - jazzy disco version of the O'Jays soul classic
  • Disco Ranger featuring Tangerine - "Disco Ranger" - a disco version of the 1829 "William Tell Overture" by Gioachino Rossini (used as the theme song to the 1950s television show "The Lone Ranger"), overlaid by the melody from the 1959 classic "See You in September" by the Tempos, with original lyrics
  • Disco Tex and His Sex-O-Lettes - "Hey There Little Firefly"
  • Disko Band - "Brahm's Disco Dance No. 5" - electro-disco version of a famous classical piece by Brahms
  • Disko Band - "A Fifth of Beethoven" - based on Ludwig van Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, influenced by Walter Murphy's hit
  • Disko Band - "A Rockin' Rachmaninoff" - electro-disco version of a classical piece by Rachmaninoff
  • Disko Band - "A Sixth of Tschaikowsky" - electro-disco version of a classical piece by Tchaikovsky
  • Disko Band - "A Touch of Rossini's Ranger" - electro-disco version of the classical piece "William Tell Overture" by Rossini
  • Donna Summer - "Autumn Changes"
  • Donna Summer - "Could It Be Magic" - disco cover of the 1973 Barry Manilow ballad original; reached #52 Pop in the USA in May 1976
  • Donna Summer - "Spring Affair" - reached #47 Pop in the USA
  • Donna Summer - "Summer Fever"
  • Donna Summer - "Try Me, I Know We Can Make It" - reached #80 Pop in the USA in summer 1976
  • Double Exposure - "Ice Cold Love"
  • Double Exposure - "My Love is Free"
  • Double Exposure - "Ten Percent" - reached #54 Pop in the USA in August 1976
  • Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band - "Cherchez la Femme/Se Si Bon" - jazzy disco; reached #27 Pop in the USA in January 1977
  • Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band - "I'll Play the Fool" - mellow jazzy disco; reached #80 Pop in the USA in late 1976
  • Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band - "Sour and Sweet" - jazzy disco
  • Dr. Dragon - "Doctor Dragon Theme" - Japanese-flavored disco
  • The Earls - "Get on Up and Dance the Continental" - electro-disco-funk
  • The Earls - "Love Epidemic" - electro-disco cover of the 1973 Trammps song
  • Eastside Connection - "Quizas, Quizas, Quizas" - disco in Spanish
  • Ecstasy, Passion, and Pain - "Dance the Night Away" - mellow disco
  • Ecstasy, Passion, and Pain - "Touch and Go" - reached #98 Pop in the USA in June 1976
  • Ed Fox - "Coffee Eyes" - disco-pop
  • Eddie Kendricks - "Goin' Up in Smoke" - disco-soul
  • Eddie Kendricks - "He's a Friend" - gospel-disco
  • El Coco - "Gimme Some" - produced by Laurin Rinder and W. Michael Lewis
  • El Coco - "Let's Get it Together" - reached #61 Pop in the USA in late 1976 - produced by Laurin Rinder and W. Michael Lewis
  • Eli's Second Coming - "Love Chant"
  • Enoch Light and the Light Brigade - "The Mad Russian"
  • Esmeralda - "Cuando Caliente El Sol" - disco in Spanish
  • Esther Phillips - "Boy, I Really Tied One On"
  • Esther Phillips - "Magic's in the Air"
  • Esther Williams - "You Gotta Let Me Show You"
  • Etap - "Did You Mean Maybe" - mellow electro-disco
  • Evelyn Thomas - "Doomsday"
  • Faith, Hope, and Charity - "Life Goes On"
  • Faith, Hope, and Charity - "You're My Peace of Mind" - mellow disco
  • Fajardo '76 - "C'mon Baby, Do the Latin Hustle" - latin-disco
  • Family Affair - "Call Me"
  • Family Affair - "Love Hustle"
  • Fantastic Soul Invention - "Ball in Play"
  • Fantastic Soul Invention - "Double Action" - funky disco
  • Fatback Band - "December 1963 (Oh What A Night)" - cover of the 1975 hit by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons
  • Fatback Band - "Disco Crazy"
  • Fatback Band - "Night Fever" - electro-disco
  • The Final Approach - "We Like to Boogie"
  • First Choice - "Are You Ready for Me?"
  • First Choice - "Gotta Get Away (From You Baby)"
  • Fist-O-Funk Orchestra - "New York Strut"
  • Five Special - "The More I Get To Know You" - disco-soul
  • Flashlight (Quickest Way Out) - "Beginner's Luck" - disco-soul
  • Flashlight (Quickest Way Out) - "Who Am I?" - disco-soul
  • The Four Tops - "Catfish" - R&B-disco; reached #71 Pop in the USA in late 1976
  • Foxy - "The Way You Do the Things You Do"
  • Frankie Avalon - "Venus (Disco Version)" - remake of his 1959 hit; reached #46 Pop in the USA in early 1976
  • Frankie Crocker's Heart and Soul Orchestra - "Friendly Persuasion"
  • Frankie Crocker's Heart and Soul Orchestra - "I Can't Get Started"
  • Frankie Crocker's Heart and Soul Orchestra - "Moonlight in Vermont" - disco version of a song written by Blackburn and Suessdorf and performed by Frank Sinatra, Mel Torme, and Johnny Smith
  • Frankie Crocker's Heart and Soul Orchestra - "Poinciana" - instrumental disco version of the song composed by Nat Simon
  • Frankie Crocker's Heart and Soul Orchestra - "The Very Thought of You" - disco version of the 1934 Ray Noble standard
  • Funky Bureau - "Boogie Walk" - disco-funk
  • Fussy Cussy - "La Vita" - rock-disco in Spanish
  • Garrett Scott - "Na Na Kiss Him Goodbye" - electro-disco version of the 1969 pop song by Steam
  • Gary Toms Empire - "Love Me Right"
  • Gary Toms Empire - "Party Hardy" - rock-disco
  • Gary Toms Empire - "Stand Up and Shout" - funky disco
  • Gene Page - "Wild Cherry" - mellow disco
  • Gentlemen and their Lady (featuring Danny Mitchell) - "...Like Her!"
  • Geoff Love's Big Disco Sound - "Baby Face" - disco version of the 1926 song written by Henry Akst and Benny Davis
  • Geoff Love's Big Disco Sound - "Boo Hoo" - mellow disco version of Guy Lombardo's 1937 song
  • Geoff Love's Big Disco Sound - "Brazil" - based on Ary Barroso's "Aquarela Do Brasil"
  • Geoff Love's Big Disco Sound - "El Bimbo" - disco version of Bimbo Jet's 1974 song
  • Geoff Love's Big Disco Sound - "Dance Dance Dance"
  • Geoff Love's Big Disco Sound - "I Could Have Danced All Night" - disco version of the song from the 1956 musical "My Fair Lady", written by Alan Jay Lerner
  • Geoff Love's Big Disco Sound - "Paloma Blanca" - disco version of the song by George Baker Selection
  • Geoff Love's Big Disco Sound - "Smile"
  • Geoff Love's Big Disco Sound - "Strangers in the Night" - disco version of the 1966 Frank Sinatra classic
  • Geoff Love's Big Disco Sound - "Tangerine" - disco version of a 1942 song written by Johnny Mercer and Victor Schertzinger
  • Geoff Love's Big Disco Sound - "Y Viva España" - disco version of the song composed by Leo Caerts
  • George McCrae - "Cut the Rug"
  • George McCrae - "Dance in a Circle"
  • George McCrae - "Dancin' Through the Storm" - R&B-disco
  • George McCrae - "Givin' Back the Feeling"
  • George McCrae - "Nothing But Love"
  • George McCrae and Gwen McCrae - "Winners Together, Losers Apart"
  • Gilla - "Johnny" - mellow disco
  • Gino Dentie and the Family - "Sexy" - cover of the 1975 MFSB song
  • Giorgio Moroder - "Knights in White Satin" - disco version of the Moody Blues classic "Nights in White Satin"
  • Giorgio Moroder - "Oh L'Amour"
  • The Glass Family - "Smoke Your Troubles Away"
  • The Glen Burton Experience - "Killing Me Softly With His Song" - disco version of the soul song written by Charles Fox and Norman Gimbel that became a hit for Roberta Flack in 1973
  • Gloria Gaynor (a.k.a. Gloria Fowles) - "Be Mine"
  • Gloria Gaynor (a.k.a. Gloria Fowles) - "I've Got You Under My Skin" - disco version of Cole Porter's 1936 classic
  • Gloria Spring - "Baby, Come On" - mellow disco
  • Got-Cha' - "Don't Stop the Music"
  • Grace Jones - "That's the Trouble"
  • H.T. Corporation - "Love's Theme" - electro-disco version of Love Unlimited Orchestra's 1973 instrumental hit
  • Hamilton Bohannon - "Dance Your Ass Off"
  • Hamilton Bohannon - "Stop and Go" - funky disco
  • Harold Butler and the Connection - "Gold Connection" - electro-disco
  • Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes - "Big Singing Star" - disco-soul
  • Harolds Band - "Salome" - instrumental rock-disco version of the classic tune whose music was composed by Robert Stolz
  • Heart and Soul Orchestra - "Do the Walk" - funky disco
  • Heart and Soul Orchestra - "You Got Me Going" - funky disco
  • Heatwave - "Boogie Nights" - reached #2 Pop in the USA in November 1977
  • Herbie Mann - "Aria"
  • Herbie Mann - "Bird in a Silver Cage"
  • Herbie Mann - "Birdwalk"
  • Herbie Mann - "The Piper"
  • The Honeybees - "Dream Express"
  • Hot Chocolate - "Don't Stop It Now" - funky disco
  • Hot Ice - "Dancing Free" - electro-disco
  • Hot Ice - "Disco Summer" - electro-disco
  • Houston Person - "Dancing Feet" - jazzy disco
  • Impact - "Give a Broken Heart a Break" - disco-soul
  • Impact - "Happy Man" - disco-soul
  • Inner City Symphony - "Fly, Robin, Fly" - instrumental disco cover of Silver Convention's 1975 hit
  • The Isley Brothers - "Who Loves You Better" - disco-soul
  • J.A.L.N. Band - "Disco Music (I Like It)" - disco-funk; reached #21 Pop in the U.K. in October 1976
  • J.D.V. [Jerry De Villiers] and Friends - "Bon Bon"
  • Jackie Carter - "Treat Me Like a Woman" - disco-funk
  • Jackie Robinson - "Movin' Like A Superstar"
  • Jacques Lepage - "Comme D'Habitude" - French disco version of Frank Sinatra's "My Way"
  • Jâ-Kki (Jakki) - "Sun... Sun... Sun..." - electro-disco; reached #96 Pop in the USA in September 1976
  • James Last - "Brazil" - cover of the Ritchie Family hit
  • James Last - "Daddy Cool" - disco-pop cover of Boney M's hit
  • James Last - "Disco Duck" - cover of the parody by Rick Dees and His Cast of Idiots
  • James Last - "I Only Want to be With You" - disco-pop version of Dusty Springfield's 1964 pop hit
  • James Last - "I'm on Fire" - cover of the 5000 Volts song
  • Jaye P. Morgan - "I Fall in Love Everyday" - disco-soul
  • Jean Carn - "If You Wanna Go Back" - disco-soul
  • Jeanne Napoli - "Oh, No, Don't Let Go" - disco-pop
  • Jeff Evans - "I'll Be Seeing You" - disco version of the 1938 song by Irving Kahal and Sammy Fain
  • Jermaine Jackson - "Let's Be Young Tonight" - reached #55 Pop in the USA
  • Jerry Rix - "Disco Train"
  • Jesse Green - "Flip"
  • Jesse Green - "Nice and Slow"
  • Jesse Green - "You are the Star"
  • Jimmy Castor Bunch - "Space Age" - disco-funk
  • Jimmy Dockett - "Get Down Happy People" - funky disco
  • Jimmy James and the Vagabonds - "Disco Fever" - funky disco
  • Jimmy James and the Vagabonds - "I'll Go Where Your Music Takes Me" - reached #23 Pop in the U.K. in 1976
  • Jimmy James and the Vagabonds - "Now is the Time" - reached #5 Pop in the U.K. in 1976
  • Jimmy Sabater - "To Be With You" - disco version of the 1962 song by Joe Cuba Sextet
  • Joanne Spain - "Elevator"
  • Joe E. Rome and Company - "How Can I Ever Thank You"
  • Joe Simon - "Easy to Love"
  • Joe Simon - "I Need You, You Need Me"
  • Joe Simon - "You Didn't Have to Play No Games"
  • Joe Tex - "Ain't Gonna Bump No More (With No Big Fat Woman)" - funky disco; reached #12 Pop in the USA in June 1977
  • John Davis and the Monster Orchestra - "I Can't Stop"
  • John Davis and the Monster Orchestra - "I Get a Kick" - disco version of a Cole Porter song
  • John Davis and the Monster Orchestra - "I've Got You Under My Skin" - disco version of a Cole Porter song
  • John Davis and the Monster Orchestra - "Night and Day" - disco version of a Cole Porter song
  • John Davis and the Monster Orchestra - "Tell Me How You Like It"
  • John Davis and the Monster Orchestra - "You Do Something to Me" - disco version of a Cole Porter song
  • John Miles - "Slowdown"
  • Johnny "Guitar" Watson - "I Need It" - calypso-disco-funk
  • Jonathon James - "Disco Duck" - electro-disco cover of the parody by Rick Dees and His Cast of Idiots
  • Judy McQueen - "I Feel Fine" - disco-pop
  • Juggy Murray Jones - "Built for Speed" - jazzy disco
  • Juggy Murray Jones - "Inside America" - jazzy electro-disco
  • Juggy Murray Jones - "Super-Positive Delight"
  • Julien Orchestra - "Adios Elvis" - jazzy disco
  • Jumbo - "China-Na" - Chinese-flavored mellow disco in English and Chinese and/or French
  • Jumbo - "Let's Dance (Dance, Dance, Dance)"
  • Jumbo - "Saturday"
  • Jumbo - "Turn On To Love"
  • K.C. and the Sunshine Band - "I Like To Do It" - disco-pop; reached #37 Pop in the USA in December 1976
  • K.C. and the Sunshine Band - "(Shake Shake Shake) Shake Your Booty" - disco-pop; reached #1 Pop in the USA in September 1976
  • Kai Warner's Salsoul Sensation - "My Heart Belongs to Daddy" - disco version of the Marilyn Monroe classic
  • Kai Warner's Salsoul Sensation - "Salsoul Motion"
  • Key and Cleary featuring the Chosen Few Band - "What It Takes to Live" - electro-R&B-disco
  • L.A. Express - "Dance the Night Away" - jazzy disco
  • LTG Exchange - "Huddle" - funky disco
  • La Belle Epoque - "Black is Black" - disco cover of the 1966 Los Bravos classic
  • Lalo Schifrin - "Dragonfly"
  • Lalo Schifrin - "Towering Toccata" - jazzy disco version of Bach's "Toccata and Fugue in D Minor"
  • Larry Page Orchestra - "Erotic Soul"
  • Larry Page Orchestra - "Tokyo Melody" - Japanese-flavored disco
  • Laura Greene - "You Take My Heart Away" - disco-soul cover of the song from the movie "Rocky"
  • Lawrence Welk - "The Hustle" - cover of Van McCoy's hit
  • Lee Fields and the Now Generation - "The Last Dance" - disco-funk
  • Lee Garrett - "Heart Be Still"
  • Lee Garrett - "You're My Everything" - mellow disco-soul; reached #58 Pop in the USA in mid-1976
  • Leroy Hutson - "Feel the Spirit (In '76)" - electro-disco
  • Lia Velasco - "Theme From 5.0.5" - electro-disco
  • Life U.S.A. - "Foxy Trot"
  • The Lime and Lemon Co. – "Colour Generator" - electro-disco
  • Loleatta Holloway - "Dreamin'" - reached #72 Pop in the USA in 1977
  • Loleatta Holloway - "Hit and Run"
  • Loleatta Holloway - "Ripped Off"
  • Loleatta Holloway - "We're Getting Stronger (The Longer We Stay Together)"
  • Loleatta Holloway - "Worn Out Broken Heart"
  • The Lolita Ladies - "Toro (Part 2)" - Spanish-flavored electro-disco version of a bullfight song in Spanish
  • Lou Courtney - "Call the Police (911)" - disco-soul
  • Lou Rawls - "Groovy People" - reached #64 Pop in the USA in late 1976
  • Lou Rawls - "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine" - disco-soul; reached #2 Pop in the USA in September 1976
  • Love, Devotion, and Happiness - "Love Potion #7" - R&B-disco
  • Love Machine - "Disco Babies"
  • Lovebirds - "The Disco Sound" - electro-disco
  • Lucio Battisti - "Il veliero" - Italian electro-disco; also released in a Spanish version, "El velero"
  • MFSB - "I'm on Your Side" - mellow jazzy disco
  • MFSB - "Summertime and I'm Feelin' Mellow"
  • MFSB - "We Got the Time"
  • Magic - "Disco Queen" - electro-disco
  • Magic Disco Machine a.k.a. Motown Magic Disco Machine - "Back to Bach"
  • Major Harris - "Ruby Lee" - disco-soul
  • Margaret Singana - "Where is the Love?" - disco-soul; remake of the 1974 Betty Wright song
  • Marianne Rosenberg - "Paris" - German disco
  • Marianne Rosenberg - "Wieder Zusammen" - German disco
  • Marjie (Margie) Joseph - "Prophecy" - disco-soul
  • Mark Radice - "Here I Go Fallin' in Love Again" - disco-soul
  • Maryann Farra and Satin Soul - "Stoned Out of My Mind"
  • Mass Production - "Welcome to Our World (of Merry Music)" - funky disco; reached #68 Pop in the USA in early 1977
  • Maynard Ferguson - "Pagliacci (Disco Version)" - jazzy rock-disco version of his 1976 song
  • Melba Moore - "Good Love Makes Everything All Right" - disco-soul
  • Melba Moore - "This Is It" - reached #91 Pop in the USA in spring 1976
  • The Memphis Horns - "80 Proof Red" - funky disco
  • The Memphis Horns - "High on Music" - jazzy disco
  • Memphis Sounds Orchestra - "Sleigh Ride" - instrumental disco version of the Christmas classic
  • Metal Weeds - "Sunshine Love"
  • The Meters - "Disco is the Thing Today"
  • Michael Holm (a.k.a. Lothar Bernhard Walter) - "Lady Love" - disco in English and German
  • Michael Holm (a.k.a. Lothar Bernhard Walter) - "Manhattan" - German disco
  • Michael Polnareff - "Lipstick" - reached #61 Pop in the USA in June 1976
  • Millie Jackson - "Do What Makes the World Go Round"
  • Millie Jackson - "House for Sale" - soul-disco
  • Milton Hamilton and Spiritualized - "My Love Supreme"
  • Milton Wright - "Ooh Ooh Ooh I Like It" - funky disco
  • Miroslav Vitous - "New York City"
  • Mista Change - "Show Me What You're Made Of"
  • Moment of Truth - "So Much for Love"
  • The Moments - "Nine Times (Disco Version)" - disco-soul
  • Momo Yang - "Ciao Svedesina" - disco in Italian and English
  • Monsieur Goraguer - "Sexy Dracula" - electro-disco
  • Nasty City - "Disco Baby"
  • Nat Wright - "When Love is New" - cover of Arthur Prysock's song
  • Nature Zone - "Rhythm (Will Keep Us Together)"
  • The New Marketts - "Theme from M*A*S*H"
  • The New Ventures - "Daylight"
  • New York City Rhythm Orchestra - "Art Deco" - mellow disco
  • The New York Disco Orchestra - "The Way We Were" - electro-disco instrumental version of Barbra Streisand's song composed by Marvin Hamlisch for the film "The Way We Were"
  • The New York Rubber Rock Band - "Dance with Me" - electro-rock-disco version of the 1959 R&B hit by the Drifters
  • The New York Rubber Rock Band - "Hello Stranger" - electro-disco-pop version of Barbara Lewis's 1963 R&B hit
  • The Nice People - "Disco Dynamit"
  • November - "Hi Hi Hi"
  • Obatala - "I'll Remember April" - electro-disco; based on the Frank Sinatra tune
  • Obatala - "Shades of September" - electro-disco-funk
  • Odia Coates and Paul Anka - "Make It Up to Me in Love"
  • The Ohio Players - "Feel the Beat (Everybody Disco)" - reached #61 Pop in the USA in 1977
  • The Originals - "Down to Love Town" - reached #47 Pop in the USA
  • Pat Lundy - "Day By Day"
  • Pat Lundy - "My Sweet Lord"
  • Patsy Gallant - "Are You Ready For Love?" - disco-pop
  • Patsy Gallant - "Libre Pour l'Amour" - French electro-disco-pop
  • Patti Boulaye - "Stop It, I Like It" - mellow disco
  • Paul Mauriat and his Orchestra - "Love is Still Blue" - mellow disco version of his 1968 instrumental hit "Love is Blue"
  • Paul Vincent - "Disco Duck (Version Française Originale)" - remake of the parody by Rick Dees and His Cast of Idiots in mixed French and English lyrics
  • Penumbra - "Who Loves You" - electro-disco cover of the 1975 hit by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons
  • People's Choice - "Here We Go Again" - funky disco
  • People's Choice - "Jam, Jam, Jam (All Night Long)" - funky disco
  • Percy Faith - "Summer Place '76" - disco version of the classic 1959 movie theme "Theme from 'A Summer Place'"
  • Performance - "Dynamite Dragster" - funky disco
  • The Persuaders - "Count the Ways" - disco-soul
  • The Persuaders - "Tryin' to Love Two Women" - disco-soul
  • Pino Calvi - "What a Difference a Day Made" - instrumental disco version of Dinah Washington's 1959 song "What a Diff'rence a Day Makes"
  • The Players Association - "I Like It" - funky electro-disco
  • The Players Association - "Let's Groove" - jazzy disco instrumental version of the 1975 Archie Bell and the Drells song
  • The Players Association - "Love Hangover" - jazzy electro-disco cover of the Diana Ross song
  • Polly Browne a.k.a. Polly Brown - "Love Bug"
  • Power Play - "Do It All the Night"
  • Queen Yahna - "Ain't It Time"
  • Raffaella Carrà - "0303456" - Italian disco-pop
  • Raffaella Carrà - "Male" - Italian disco
  • Rare Pleasure - "Let Me Down Easy"
  • Ray Conniff - "A Fifth of Tchaikovsky" - disco version of a classical piece by Tchaikovsky
  • The Real Thing - "You to Me are Everything" - mellow disco-soul; reached #64 Pop in the USA in August 1976
  • Red Face - "Red Face Rides Again" - electro-disco
  • Red Hurley - "Philadelphia Freedom" - disco-pop cover of the 1975 hit by the Elton John Band
  • Red Hurley - "Tennessee Special" - disco-pop
  • The Reflections - "Gift-Wrap My Love" - disco-soul
  • Rhythm Heritage - "Caravan" - disco version of the Duke Ellington classic
  • The Rhythm Makers - "Soul on Your Side" - electro-disco
  • The Rhythm Makers - "Street Dreamin'" - electro-disco-soul
  • Rice and Beans Orchestra - "The Blue Danube Hustle"
  • Richard Hewson Orchestra - "Love for Hire"
  • Rick Dees and His Cast of Idiots - "Disco Duck" - parody; reached #1 Pop in the USA in October 1976
  • The Rimshots - "Do What You Feel"
  • The Rimshots - "Super Disco"
  • The Ritchie Family - "Arabian Nights (Medley): Istanbul (Not Constantinople)/Lawrence of Arabia (More Than Yesterday, Less Than Tomorrow)/In a Persian Market (Show Me How You Dance)" - "Istanbul (Not Constantinople" is a cover of the 1953 song by Jimmy Kennedy and Nat Simon; "More Than Yesterday, Less Than Tomorrow" is a cover of the 1968 song by Ruby and the Romantics; "In a Persian Market" is a disco version of the 1920 song by Albert Ketelbey
  • The Ritchie Family - "Disco Blues" - jazzy rock-disco
  • The Ritchie Family - "The Best Disco in Town" - medley of snippets from the disco and R&B hits "Reach Out (I'll Be There)", "I Love Music", "Bad Luck", "T.S.O.P.", "Fly, Robin, Fly", "Brazil", "Love to Love You Baby", "That's the Way (I Like It)", "Lady Bump", "The Express", and "Lady Marmalade", followed by a brief disco version of their "Romantic Love"; reached #17 Pop in the USA in November 1976
  • Roberta Kelly - "The Family"
  • Roberta Kelly - "Think I'm Gonna Break Someone's Heart Tonight"
  • Roberta Kelly - "Trouble Maker"
  • Roberta Young - "Disco Fever" - electro-disco
  • Les Rockets - "Atomic Control"
  • Les Rockets - "Future Woman" - electro-rock-disco
  • Rocky Mizell and the Sugarock Band - "Hey Sexy Dancer"
  • The Roland Shaw Orchestra - "The Entertainer" - jazzy disco version of the classic tune by Scott Joplin
  • Ronnie April (a.k.a. Ron Aprea) - "Dancer's Theme" - electro-disco
  • Ronnie Jones - "Sunshine Day"
  • Rose Royce - "Car Wash" - reached #1 Pop in the USA in January 1977; title track to the film "Car Wash"
  • Roy Boston and Company - "Disco Bump"
  • Ryo Kawasaki - "The Breeze and I" - jazzy electro-disco instrumental cover of "Andaluza" a.k.a. "The Melody and I", composed by Ernesto Lecuona in 1929
  • The Salsoul Invention - "A Fifth of Beethoven" - based on Ludwig van Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, influenced by Walter Murphy's hit
  • The Salsoul Orchestra - "Christmas Medley: Joy to the World/Deck the Halls/O Come All Ye Faithful/Jingle Bells/Hark! The Herald Angels Sing/Santa Claus is Coming to Town/The Christmas Song/White Christmas/Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer/I'll Be Home For Christmas/The First Noel/We Wish You A Merry Christmas" - disco versions of Christmas classics
  • The Salsoul Orchestra - "Christmas Time" - Caribbean-flavored disco
  • The Salsoul Orchestra - "Don't Beat Around the Bush"
  • The Salsoul Orchestra - "It Don't Have to be Funky"
  • The Salsoul Orchestra - "It's Good for the Soul"
  • The Salsoul Orchestra - "New Year's Medley: Auld Lang Salsoul/I'm Looking for a Four Leaf Clover/Alabama Jubilee/Oh, Dem Golden Slippers/God Bless America" - disco versions of these traditional tunes
  • The Salsoul Orchestra - "Nice 'n' Naasty" - reached #30 Pop in the USA in November 1976
  • The Salsoul Orchestra - "Salsoul 3001" - disco version of Richard Strauss's "Also Sprach Zarathustra"
  • The Salsoul Orchestra - "Sleigh Ride" - disco version of the Christmas classic
  • The Salsoul Orchestra - "Standing and Waiting on Love"
  • The Salsoul Orchestra - "The Little Drummer Boy" - disco version of the Christmas classic
  • Salvatore Adamo - "Je danse" - French disco
  • Seguida - "On Our Way to Tomorrow"
  • Serge Fontane - "A Fool on the Hill" - instrumental disco version of the song by Sergio Mendes and Brazil '66
  • Serge Fontane - "Diana"
  • Serge Fontane - "El Cumbachero"
  • Serge Fontane - "Greensleeves" - disco version of the old traditional song
  • Serge Fontane - "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" - instrumental disco version of the 1962 hit by Tony Bennett
  • Serge Fontane - "Mais Que Nada" - disco version of the song by Sergio Mendes and Brazil '66
  • Serge Fontane - "More" - instrumental disco version of the 1964 Bobby Darin song
  • Serge Fontane - "Only You" - instrumental disco version of the 1955 hit song by the Platters
  • Serge Fontane - "So Nice"
  • Serge Fontane - "Tonight" - instrumental rock-disco version of the song from the 1957 musical "West Side Story" by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim
  • Serge Fontane - "Wow" - cover of the 1975 André Gagnon song
  • Shaw - "Bubbling Brown Sugar" - disco version of the Broadway song
  • Shaw - "How High the Moon" - disco version of a 1960 Ella Fitzgerald hit
  • Shaw - "More" - disco version of the 1964 Bobby Darin song
  • Shaw - "Our Day Will Come" - disco version of the 1963 Ruby and the Romantics original
  • Shaw - "The Entertainer" - disco version of the Scott Joplin classic
  • [Shawn Elliot] Santiago - "Mr. Love"
  • [Shawn Elliot] Santiago - "Nice and Slow" - cover of the Jesse Green song
  • Shirley Bi Foy - "With All My Heart" - mellow disco version of a 1957 Petula Clark song, in English and Spanish
  • Sil Austin (a.k.a. Sylvester Austin) - "Disco Music" - jazzy disco
  • Silver Convention - "Everybody's Talking ('Bout Love)"
  • Silver Convention - "Get Up and Boogie (That's Right)" - reached #2 Pop in the USA in June 1976
  • Silver Convention - "I'm Not a Slot Machine" - funky disco
  • Silver Convention - "No, No, Joe" - reached #60 Pop in the USA in August 1976
  • Silver Convention - "Old Wine in New Bottles"
  • Silver Convention - "San Francisco Hustle" - mellow disco
  • Silver, Platinum and Gold - "I Got a Thing" - electro-disco
  • Silver, Platinum and Gold - "Just Friends" - electro-disco
  • The Softones - "That Old Black Magic" - disco version of the 1943 Glenn Miller Orchestra hit
  • Soul Sensation Orchestra (S.S.O.) - "Disco Soul Roots" - discofied medley of 1960s soul classics, including James Brown's "I'm a Soul Man"
  • Soul Sensation Orchestra (S.S.O.) featuring Douglas Lucas and the Sugar Sisters - "Right Here Right Now"
  • Soulful Dynamics - "Jungle People" - African-flavored disco
  • Sounds of Inner City - "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman" - disco version of the television theme
  • Spiders Webb - "I Don't Know What's On Your Mind"
  • The Spinners a.k.a. Detroit Spinners - "The Rubberband Man" - disco-soul; reached #2 Pop in the USA in December 1976
  • Stevie Wonder - "Another Star" - jazzy disco
  • Sticky Jones Gang - "Tunisian Ride" - electro-disco
  • Stratavarious featuring Lady - "I Got Your Love" - jazzy disco
  • The Stringfield Family - "The Sounds of Disco"
  • Sunshine Combo - "Sweet Corazon" - electro-disco
  • The Super Disco Band - "Bedside Manners"
  • The Super Disco Band - "Clear Water"
  • The Super Disco Band - "Disco Symphony"
  • The Super Disco Band - "Fire and Passion"
  • The Super Disco Band - "Hot Grease"
  • The Super Disco Band - "Private Party"
  • The Super Disco Band - "Song for You"
  • The Super Disco Band - "Super Disco"
  • The Supremes - "Let Yourself Go"
  • The Supremes - "Love I Never Knew You Could Feel So Good"
  • Sweet Exorcist - "Vampire Blob" - electro-disco
  • Sweet Music - "I Get Lifted" - mellow disco cover of a George McCrae song
  • T-Connection - "Disco Magic" - electro-disco
  • THP Orchestra featuring Wayne St. John - "Fightin' on the Side of Love" - disco-pop
  • Tavares - "Don't Take Away the Music" - reached #34 Pop in the USA in December 1976
  • Tavares - "Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel" - reached #15 Pop in the USA in September 1976
  • The Temprees - "I Found Love on a Disco Floor"
  • Tender Aggression - "Blackjack"
  • Tender Aggression - "Cryin' Wind" - electro-disco
  • Tender Aggression - "Cycle Logical" - electro-disco
  • Tender Aggression - "Extra High"
  • Tender Aggression - "Freaky"
  • Teresa Brewer - "Music, Music, Music" - disco version of the 1950 hit "(Put Another Nickel In) Music! Music! Music!" by Teresa Brewer and the Dixieland All Stars
  • Thelma Houston - "Don't Leave Me This Way" - disco remake of the Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes original; reached #1 Pop in the USA in April 1977
  • Thomas "Coke" Escovedo - "Stay With Me" - mellow disco-soul
  • Timmy Thomas - "Stone to the Bone"
  • Timmy Thomas - "The Magician" - disco-soul
  • Tina Charles a.k.a. Tina Hoskins - "Dance Little Lady Dance" - disco-pop
  • Tina Charles a.k.a. Tina Hoskins - "Disco Fever" - electro-disco
  • Tina Charles a.k.a. Tina Hoskins - "Dr. Love" - disco-pop
  • Tina Charles a.k.a. Tina Hoskins - "Hold Me"
  • Tina Charles a.k.a. Tina Hoskins - "I Love to Love (But My Baby Loves to Dance)" - mellow disco-pop
  • Tina Charles a.k.a. Tina Hoskins - "You Set My Heart on Fire" - mellow disco-pop
  • Tommy Stewart - "Riding High"
  • Tommy Stewart - "The Fulton County Line"
  • Tony Etoria - "I Can Prove It" - disco-soul; reached #21 Pop in the U.K. in July 1977
  • Tony Hatch - "Tornado"
  • Tony Middleton - "Lady Fingers"
  • Tony Silvester and the New Ingredient - "Pazuzu"
  • Tony Valor Sounds Orchestra - "The Hustle Theme" - theme song for the Hustle Factory's instructional LPs "Do the Hustle"
  • Touch - "Every Day Another Day"
  • Touch - "Just Holding Hands" - disco-soul
  • The Trammps - "Can We Come Together" - disco-soul
  • The Trammps - "Disco Inferno" - reached #11 Pop in the USA in May 1978
  • The Trammps - "Disco Party"
  • The Trammps - "Ninety-Nine and a Half (Won't Do)"
  • The Trammps - "Soul Searchin' Time"
  • Tribe - "Share It" - disco-soul
  • Trinity - "002 345 709 (That's My Number)"
  • Trinity - "First of June" - disco-pop
  • The Tymes - "Savannah Sunny Sunday" - disco-soul
  • Tyrone Ashley - "Feet Start Moving"
  • Tyrone Ashley - "Just Another Rumor (1976 Version)"
  • Tyrone Ashley - "Nothing Short of a Miracle"
  • The Undisputed Truth - "You + Me = Love" - reached #48 Pop in the USA in early 1977
  • Universal Robot Band - "Dance and Shake Your Funky Tambourine" - mellow electro-disco; reached #93 Pop in the USA in June 1977
  • Universal Robot Band - "Disco Boogie Woman" - funky disco
  • Universal Robot Band - "Thyme" - mellow electro-disco
  • Universe City - "Can You Get Down" - disco-soul
  • V.I.P. Connection - "Please Love Me Again"
  • Van McCoy - "Indian Warpath"
  • Van McCoy - "Jet Setting"
  • Van McCoy - "Keep on Hustlin'"
  • Van McCoy - "Love at First Sight"
  • Van McCoy - "Love is the Answer"
  • Van McCoy - "Night Walk" - reached #96 Pop in the USA in June 1976
  • Van McCoy - "Party" - reached #69 Pop in the USA in 1976
  • Van McCoy - "Theme from Star Trek" - disco version of the 1960s television series theme
  • Venus - "Madison '76"
  • Vicki Sue Robinson - "After All This Time" - disco-soul
  • Vicki Sue Robinson - "How About Me" - disco-soul
  • Vicki Sue Robinson - "Medley: Should I Stay / I Won't Let You Go"
  • Vicki Sue Robinson - "Turn the Beat Around" - reached #10 Pop in the USA in August 1976
  • Virve "Vicky" Rosti - "Disco Dan" - Finnish electro-disco version of the 1975 song by Faith, Hope, and Charity
  • Virve "Vicky" Rosti - "Kaatumaan ei laiva jouda" - Finnish electro-disco version of "Rock the Boat", the 1974 hit by the Hues Corporation
  • Virve "Vicky" Rosti - "Oi mikä yö" - Finnish disco-pop version of "December 1963 (Oh, What a Night)" by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons
  • Virve "Vicky" Rosti - "Saisinpa vain" - Finnish mellow electro-disco-pop version of Tina Charles's "I Love to Love (But My Baby Loves to Dance)"
  • Vivian Rogers and Phillip Rogers - "Charlie's Angels Disco Version" - a rendition of the instrumental theme from television's "Charlie's Angels"
  • Walter Murphy - "A Fifth of Beethoven" - based on Ludwig van Beethoven's Fifth Symphony; reached #1 Pop in the USA in October 1976
  • Walter Murphy - "California Strut"
  • Walter Murphy - "Flight '76" - based on "Flight of the Bumble Bee" by Nikolay Rymsky-Korsakov; reached #44 Pop in the USA
  • Walter Murphy - "Love Eyes"
  • Walter Murphy - "Russian Dressing" - based on Tchaikovsky's "Piano Concerto No. 1 in B Flat Minor"
  • Webster Lewis - "Do It With Style"
  • Webster Lewis - "On the Town"
  • Webster Lewis - "Saturday Night Steppin' Out"
  • Whirlwind - "Full Time Thing (Between Dusk and Dawn)" - reached #91 Pop in the USA in fall 1976
  • Wild Honey - "At the Top of the Stairs"
  • Willie Hutch - "Shake It, Shake It" - disco-soul
  • Wilson Pickett - "Dance With Me"
  • Wilton Place Street Band - "Disco Lucy (I Love Lucy Theme)" - reached #24 Pop in the USA in April 1977
  • Wing and a Prayer Fife and Drum Corps. - "Eleanor Rigby" - disco version of the 1966 Beatles song
  • Wing and a Prayer Fife and Drum Corps. - "Those Were the Days" - disco version of the song written by Gene Raskin in the 1960s based on the 1925 Russian-language song "Dorogoi dlinnoyu" by Boris Fomin
  • Yuko Asano - "Moonlight Taxi" - disco-pop in Japanese and English

    DISCO FOR CHILDREN

    In 1976, the album "Disco Duck Dance Party" by Irwin the Disco Duck and the Wibble Wabble Singers and Orchestra included the disco songs

  • "Disco Duck" (a cover of the parody by Rick Dees and His Cast of Idiots),
  • "The Hustle" (a cover of Van McCoy's hit),
  • "A Fifth of Beethoven" (a cover of Walter Murphy's hit),
  • "That's the Way (I Like It)" (a disco-pop cover of the K.C. and the Sunshine Band hit),
  • "December 1963 (Oh What A Night)" (electro-disco-pop cover of the Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons hit),
  • "Fly, Robin, Fly" (a mellow disco cover of the Silver Convention hit), and
  • "Shame, Shame, Shame" (a rock-disco cover of the hit by Shirley and Company).

    Teenager Sandra Ann [Lauer] sang about a pet dog on the A-side of her 7" single in 1976, the German disco song

  • "Andy mein Freund".

    Billboard's 1st Annual International Disco Forum was held January 21-23, 1976 in New York City.

            1976 was also the year for great funk songs like "Dazz" by Brick, "Boogie Shoes" by K.C. and the Sunshine Band, "Play that Funky Music" by Wild Cherry, "Sing a Happy Funky Song" by Miz Davis, "Disco Funk" by All Points Bulletin, "Disco Function" by Rare Function, "Disco Party" by the Memphis Horns, "Disco Strut" by Creme D'Cocoa, "Disco Showdown" by the Sylvers, "Disco Unusual" by North By Northeast, "Doctor Disco" by Rick Dees and His Cast of Idiots, "Let's Go Down to the Disco" by Undisputed Truth, "I Feel the Weight (Over Losing You)" by Black Ice, "Keep on Dancing" by the Jacksons, "Wanna Make Love (Come Flick My Bic)" by Sun, "Entrow" by Graham Central Station, "Sexy Ways" by Crown Heights Affair, "I Wanna be with You" by Doc Severinsen, "Bump and Hustle Music" by Tommy Stewart, "Open Sesame (Groove With the Genie)" by Kool and the Gang, and "Get the Funk Out of My Face" by the Brothers Johnson. "Do It the French Way" by Crown Heights Affair, "Soul Disco" by Tony Aiken and Future 2000, and "Disco-fied" by Rhythm Heritage are electro-funk. "Rock Creek Park" by Blackbyrds, "To Prove My Love" by Ned Doheny, "Love is the Way" by Webster Lewis, "Funkanova" by Wood, Brass and Steel, "Escape to Disco" by Gene Page, and "Always There" by Side Effect are jazz-funk. "Boogie Child" by the Bee Gees is funk, while their "You Stepped into My Life" and "Subway" are electro R&B.
            "Dancing Queen" by ABBA is dance-pop, though a somewhat more disco version was covered by Carol Douglas in the same year. "Making Love" by Sammy Gordon and the Hip Huggers is electronic dance. "Don't Make Me Wait Too Long" by Barry White, "Show You the Way to Go" by the Jacksons, "You're My Driving Wheel" by the Supremes (#85 Pop in the USA), and "Daylight" by Vicki Sue Robinson are proto-disco soul. "Darlin' Darlin' Baby (Sweet, Tender Love)" by the O'Jays (#72 Pop in the USA in early 1977), "Dancing Disco" by The Esquires, and "You Don't Have to Be a Star (To Be in My Show)" by Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. (#1 Pop in the USA and #1 Soul in the USA) are soul.
            "Disco Music" by Barbara Lynn is not a disco song even though she sings about how she loves disco music. Ditto with the R&B song "Disco Music Keep On Going On" by Ernie Johnson. "Disco Lady" by Johnnie Taylor is essentially a soul song despite the disco theme. "Disco-Tex" by Little David Wilkins is a country song. "Disco Train" by Donny Osmond is a 1950s-style rock-pop song about American cities, disco dancing, and discotheques. "Disco Extraordinaire" by Juggy Murray Jones is a nice violin-backed dance song about disco dancing, but it doesn't have a disco beat. "Disco Queen" by Rudy Love and the Love Family is a funk instrumental. "Disco Twist" by Stainless is a 1950s-style "twist" rock-and-roll dance song. "Disco Boogie" by World War Two featuring Georgie Auld is a jazz/rock orchestral piece. "The Girl with the Discotheque Eyes" by Cedar Walton is a jazzy mellow song.
            "Boogie Fever" (#1 Pop in the USA in May 1976) and "Hot Line" (#5 Pop in the USA in January 1977) by The Sylvers would qualify to be listed as disco except for their widespread extra beats.
            Elton John and Kiki Dee paired up for the bouncy duet "Don't Go Breaking My Heart", a huge pop hit in the USA that was influenced by disco. The extraordinary bluesy and jazzy "Lowdown" by Boz Scaggs was another disco-influenced hit of 1976 (#3 Pop). Also check out Scaggs' "What Can I Say" from the same year, again almost verging on disco with its Philly soul sound and up-tempo beats. "Just One Look" by Faith, Hope, and Charity, a cover of an old Doris Troy hit that reached #38 Pop in the U.K. in February 1976, is disco-flavored pop. The rock-dance song "Silly Love Songs" by Wings also has a disco influence with its beat and violins. "Where Will You Go When the Party's Over" by Archie Bell and the Drells is also nice.


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    Disco Music released before 1976:

  • 1972-1974 Disco
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