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1980 Disco

Disco after 1979. There exists a misconception that true disco music was not being made and released during the early 1980s. This listing, and those for 1981-1984, will help to disprove that notion. In fact, disco music was still popular during the year 1980 and even to a limited extent until the summer of 1982. If disco was "dead" in 1980, then why were "Give Me the Night", "Funkytown", "Celebration", "Never Knew Love Like This Before", and the "Mickey Mouse Disco" album such hot sellers? And how did the Mistletoe Disco Band successfully release a follow-up "More Christmas Disco" album at the end of 1980? And why was the word "disco" referenced in the lyrics of songs like "Dance What 'Cha Wanna" by Loleatta Holloway (1980), "A Lover's Holiday" by Change (1980), "Evening of Love" by the Main Ingredient featuring Cuba Gooding (1981), "Let Your Body Move It" by Fat Eddy Band (1981), "Disco Kicks" by Boys Town Gang (1981), and "Born to Dance" by Fats Gaines Band presents Zorina (1983)? It's true that commercial success for many artists rapidly declined in the 1980s, but there were still buyers and radio stations playing many of the songs. (Note: The lists that follow do not include songs that are better classified as house, HI-NRG, etc. Such songs are separately identified in the notes.) Among the best disco songs of 1980 are "So You Wanna Be a Star" by Mtume, "I Need Your Lovin'" by Teena Marie, "Stomp!" by the Brothers Johnson, "I'm Coming Out" by Diana Ross, "Take Your Time (Do It Right)" by S.O.S. Band, and "Soul" by Frankie Valli, and there are many other fine songs from that year.

"When people said disco was dead, it wasn't -- it was a lie." - Dimitri from Paris, quoted in SEE Magazine, issue #462 (October 3, 2002)


Disco Music released during 1980:

Collage of Disco Products made in 1980

  • 7th Wonder - "Busy Man" - electro-disco
  • 80's Ladies - "I Knew That Love" - jazzy disco
  • 80's Ladies - "Tell Him" - funky electro-disco
  • A Taste of Honey - "I'm Talking 'Bout You" - electro-disco; reached #64 R&B in the USA in late 1980
  • A Taste of Honey - "She's A Dancer" - electro-disco
  • A Taste of Honey - "Superstar Superman" - electro-disco
  • ADC Band - "In the Moonlight" - metal-disco
  • Adriano Celentano - "L' Orologio" - Italian rock-disco
  • Adriano Celentano - "Una Parola Non Ci Scappa Mai" - Italian rock-disco
  • African Suite - "Grass" - electro-disco
  • African Suite - "In the Pocket"
  • African Suite - "Pigmy"
  • African Suite - "Vibes" - electro-disco
  • African Suite - "Young Stuff" - electro-disco
  • Aliens - "Disco Stress" - electro-disco in Italian and English
  • Almeta Latimore and John Freeman - "Mr. Sweetness"
  • Alton McClain and Destiny - "99 and a Half" - rock-disco
  • Alton McClain and Destiny - "I Don't Want to be with Nobody Else"
  • Alton McClain and Destiny - "Love Waves"
  • Amy Bolton - "Do Me a Favor" - electro-rock-disco with a mix of sung and rapped lyrics
  • Angel - "20th Century Foxes" - metal-disco; title track of the 1980 movie "Foxes"
  • Angel - "20th Century Foxes (Live)" - metal-disco reprise of their 1980 song, recorded live in 1980
  • Ann Joy (a.k.a. Anna Gioia) - "Feel Your Way Around"
  • Ann Joy (a.k.a. Anna Gioia) - "Love Dance (It's Gotta be Magic)"
  • Ann Joy (a.k.a. Anna Gioia) - "You Make Me Feel Good"
  • Ann-Margret - "Midnight Message" - reached #12 Disco in the USA in 1980
  • Arabesque - "Bye Bye My Love"
  • Arabesque - "Hi Hi Highway" - disco-pop
  • Arabesque - "High Life" - rock-disco
  • Arabesque - "Midnight Dancer" - disco-pop
  • Arabesque - "Once in a Blue Moon"
  • Arabesque - "Roller Star" - rock-disco
  • Arpeggio - "Let's Get Down and Boogie"
  • Arpeggio - "Showdown"
  • Arpeggio - "You Killed the Magic" - disco-pop
  • Ashford and Simpson - "Love Don't Make It Right"
  • Ashford and Simpson - "Make It to the Sky" - R&B-disco
  • Atmosfear - "Alternative II" - jazzy disco
  • Ava Cherry - "I'm Always Ready"
  • Ava Cherry - "Where There's Smoke There's Fire" - rock-disco
  • Ava Cherry - "You Never Loved Me"
  • Average White Band - "Let's Go 'Round Again" - reached #12 Pop in the U.K. in May 1980, #53 Pop in the USA in 1980, #33 R&B in the USA
  • B.T. Express - "Does It Feel Good To You" - reached #29 Disco and #76 R&B in the USA
  • Babla and His Orchestra - "Babla Orchestra Title Music" - electro-disco from India
  • Baby'O - "Dance All Night"
  • Baby'O - "In the Forest" - reached #2 Disco in the USA in July 1980
  • Baby'O - "Porkchops"
  • Baby'O - "Your Eyes"
  • Barry Manilow and Lily Tomlin - "The Last Duet" - disco-pop parody of duet songs that mixes original lyrics with lyrics (sometimes altered) from the songs "Reunited" by Peaches and Herb, "No More Tears (Enough is Enough)" by Donna Summer and Barbra Streisand, "Too Much, Too Little, Too Late" by Johnny Mathis and Deniece Williams, and "With You I'm Born Again" by Billy Preston and Syreeta
  • Barry White - "I Believe in Love"
  • Bebu Silvetti - "I Love You"
  • Bebu Silvetti - "Love is on Tonight" - mellow jazzy electro-disco
  • Bebu Silvetti - "Someday"
  • Bebu Silvetti - "Why (Can't I Live This Romance)" - electro-disco
  • Beckie Bell - "Super Queen" - electro-disco
  • Belinda West - "Seabiscuit in the Fifth" - R&B-disco
  • Ben E. King - "Work That Body" - electro-disco
  • Bibi Andersen - "Girls Will be Boys" - electro-disco
  • Big Sound Band - "Aya en el Rancho Grande" - jazzy disco in Spanish
  • Big Sound Band - "Cielito Lindo" - latin-disco version of the Mexican song, in Spanish
  • Big Sound Band - "Jalisco" - jazzy disco in English and Spanish
  • Billy Frazier and Friends - "Billy Who?" - funky disco
  • The Blackbyrds - "Do You Wanna Dance?" - electro-disco
  • The Blackbyrds - "Lonelies For Your Love" - electro-R&B-disco
  • The Blackbyrds - "What's On Your Mind" - mellow electro-R&B-disco
  • The Blackbyrds - "Without Your Love" - electro-R&B-disco
  • Bob McGilpin - "Down to the Wire"
  • Bobby Thurston - "Check Out the Groove" - disco-funk; reached #10 Pop in the U.K. in May 1980
  • Bobby Thurston - "I Wanna Do It With You"
  • Bobby Thurston - "You Got What It Takes" - disco-funk
  • Boney M - "Felicidad (Margherita)" - electro-disco cover of Massara's 1979 song "Margarita 'Margherita'"
  • Booker T. Jones (with Rita Coolidge) - "We Could Stay Together" - electro-disco-soul
  • Brass Construction - "We Can Do It"
  • Bravo - "Chiricaua" - electro-rock-disco
  • Bravo - "Touch Me Now" - funky disco
  • Breeze - "How Can I Face Tomorrow"
  • Brenda Gooch - "You and I Together"
  • Brooklyn Dreams - "Shake It"
  • Brothers Johnson - "Light Up the Night" - reached #47 Pop in the U.K. in June 1980
  • Brothers Johnson - "Stomp!" - reached #1 Disco in the USA in April 1980, #7 Pop and #1 R&B in the USA in May 1980, #6 Pop in the U.K. in April 1980
  • Bunny Sigler (a.k.a. Walter Sigler) - "Dis Away and Dat Away" - funky disco
  • Bunny Sigler (a.k.a. Walter Sigler) - "Girl, You're Drivin' Me Crazy" - disco-soul
  • Bunny Sigler (a.k.a. Walter Sigler) - "Slow Down" - R&B-disco
  • Bunny Sigler (a.k.a. Walter Sigler) - "Super Duper Duper Super Man"
  • C.C.J. a.k.a. Joy - "Baby Come Dance With Me" a.k.a. "Baby Dance" - electro-disco
  • Candi Staton (a.k.a. Canzetta Staton) - "Betcha I'm Gonna Get Ya" - disco-soul
  • Cappuccino - "Gorgeous Things"
  • Cappuccino - "Lucky Woman"
  • Cappuccino - "San Francisco"
  • Cappuccino - "Tomorrow"
  • Caprice - "Shame and Scandal in the Family" - disco cover of the song by Peter Tosh
  • Caprice - "Stay Tonight" - electro-disco
  • Capricorn - "Capricorn" - produced by Giancarlo Meo and Claudio Simonetti
  • Capricorn - "Maybe No" - rock-disco - produced by Giancarlo Meo and Claudio Simonetti
  • Captain and Tennille - "Happy Together (A Fantasy)" - Middle Eastern-flavored electro-disco version of the 1967 song "Happy Together" by the Turtles; reached #53 Pop in the USA in May 1980; reached #27 Adult Contemporary in the USA in May 1980
  • Carrie LaPorte - "Lady Luck" - electro-rock-disco
  • Carrie Lucas - "Fashion"
  • Carrie Lucas - "It's Not What You Got (It's How You Use It)"
  • Carrie Lucas - "Use It or Lose It"
  • Cecil Parker - "I've Been Missing Your Lovin'" - electro-disco-soul
  • Celi Bee (a.k.a. Celida Camacho) - "Dancin' Nuts"
  • Celi Bee (a.k.a. Celida Camacho) - "Donkey, Donkey"
  • Celi Bee (a.k.a. Celida Camacho) - "Give it to Me"
  • Celi Bee (a.k.a. Celida Camacho) - "Love Drops"
  • Center Stage - "Are You Ready"
  • Center Stage - "Never"
  • [Jean-Marc] Cerrone featuring Jocelyn Brown - "Cherry Tree"
  • [Jean-Marc] Cerrone featuring Jocelyn Brown - "My Look" - electro-rock-disco
  • [Jean-Marc] Cerrone featuring Jocelyn Brown - "Took Me So Long" - electro-disco
  • [Jean-Marc] Cerrone featuring Jocelyn Brown - "You Are the One"
  • Chailo - "Let's Skate" - electro-disco
  • Chaka Khan - "Our Love's in Danger" - R&B-disco
  • Change - "A Lover's Holiday" - reached #14 Pop in the U.K. in July 1980; bundled with "Glow of Love", reached #1 Disco in the USA in May 1980; reached #40 Pop and #5 R&B in the USA in 1980
  • Change - "Angel in My Pocket"
  • Change - "It's A Girl's Affair" - electro-disco
  • Change - "Searching" - reached #11 Pop in the U.K. in October 1980
  • Change - "The Glow of Love" - reached #49 R&B in the USA
  • Charme - "I'm Feeling in My Soul"
  • Charme - "Nice Dance"
  • Chatelaine - "Classic"
  • Chatelaine - "Stand" - electro-disco
  • Chatelaine - "Take Me"
  • Chatelaine - "Turn Up Your Radio"
  • The Chi-Lites - "All I Wanna Do is Make Love to You" - disco-soul
  • The Chi-Lites - "Strung Out"
  • Christy Essien - "Rumours" - electro-disco-soul
  • Cissy Houston (a.k.a. Emily Houston) - "Gonna Take the Easy Way Out"
  • Cissy Houston (a.k.a. Emily Houston) - "It Doesn't Only Happen at Night" - bundled with "You're the Fire", reached #24 Disco in the USA in 1980
  • Cissy Houston (a.k.a. Emily Houston) - "Step Aside for a Lady"
  • Cissy Houston (a.k.a. Emily Houston) - "You're the Fire"
  • Claudia Hart - "I Need You (Disco Version)" - electro-disco
  • Clifton Dyson - "Body in Motion (Want Your Body in Motion with Mine)" - electro-rock-disco
  • Clifton Dyson - "You Gotta Keep Dancin'"
  • Cloud 7 - "I Like It" - electro-disco
  • Coffee - "A Promise"
  • Coffee - "Can You Get to This"
  • Coffee - "Casanova" - produced by Clarence Johnson and Riccardo Williams; reached #13 Pop in the U.K. in October 1980
  • Coffee - "I Wanna Be With You" - Hi-NRG-disco
  • Coffee - "Slip and Dip" - reached #58 Disco in the USA in 1980
  • Cold Magic - "Love Christmas Love" - electro-disco; instrumentation very similar to 1978's "Love Disco Style" by Erotic Drum Band, but with different lyrics
  • Collins and Collins - "You Made Me Believe" - electro-R&B-disco
  • Crack of Dawn - "How Many Times" - electro-disco
  • Crack of Dawn - "If You Want to Groove" - R&B-disco
  • Cristina Monet - "Blame it on Disco" - Caribbean-flavored disco; hostile parody
  • Cristina Monet - "Don't Be Greedy" - jazzy disco
  • Cristina Monet - "La Poupée Qui Fait Non" - jazzy disco cover of a Michel Polnareff song, in French
  • Cristina Monet - "Mama Mia" a.k.a. "Mamma Mia" - jazzy disco
  • Crown Heights Affair - "I Don't Want To Change You"
  • Crown Heights Affair - "I See the Light"
  • Crown Heights Affair - "Use Your Body and Soul" - electro-disco with some rapping in the second half
  • Crown Heights Affair - "You Gave Me Love" - reached #10 Pop in the U.K. in June 1980, #12 Disco in the USA in 1980
  • Crown Heights Affair - "You've Been Gone" - R&B-disco; reached #44 Pop in the U.K. in August 1980
  • D.D. Sound (Disco Delivery Sound) - "Hootchie Cootchie"
  • D.D. Sound (Disco Delivery Sound) - "Love Me Tonight"
  • D.D. Sound (Disco Delivery Sound) - "My Ballerina"
  • D.D. Sound (Disco Delivery Sound) - "Your Kind of Music" - jazzy disco
  • Dalida - "Gigi in Paradisco" - French disco
  • Dalida - "Rio do Brasil" - French disco
  • Dancersize - "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now" - electro-disco cover of the 1979 McFadden and Whitehead hit, overlaid by Carol Hensel's motivational words
  • Danielle - "I Like Dancing"
  • Danielle - "Let's Have a Party Tonight" a.k.a. "Let's Have a Party"
  • Danielle - "Listen to the Music" - electro-disco
  • Dave Baker - "Glow of Love" - electro-disco cover of the 1980 Change hit "The Glow of Love"
  • David London (a.k.a. Fergie Frederiksen) - "The Sound of the City"
  • David Ruffin - "Still in Love With You" - electro-disco-soul
  • Daybreak - "Everybody Get Off" - funky disco, produced by Patrick Adams
  • Debbie Hayes and the Universal Robot Band - "Let's Get This Thing Together" - electro-disco; produced by Patrick Adams
  • Debbie Jacobs - "Make It Love" - electro-disco
  • Dee D. Jackson (a.k.a. Deirdre Cozier) - "I'm Dying" - electro-rock-disco
  • Dee D. Jackson (a.k.a. Deirdre Cozier) - "Living in a Dream" - rock-disco
  • Dee D. Jackson (a.k.a. Deirdre Cozier) - "S.O.S. (Love to the Rescue)"
  • Dee D. Jackson (a.k.a. Deirdre Cozier) - "Sky Walking"
  • Dee D. Jackson (a.k.a. Deirdre Cozier) - "Stop All This Madness" - electro-disco-pop
  • Dee D. Jackson (a.k.a. Deirdre Cozier) - "Teach You How to Dance"
  • Dee D. Jackson (a.k.a. Deirdre Cozier) - "Thunder and Lightning" - electro-rock-disco
  • Dee D. Jackson (a.k.a. Deirdre Cozier) - "Trail Blazer" - electro-rock-disco
  • Dee D. Jackson (a.k.a. Deirdre Cozier) - "Which Way is Up" - electro-rock-disco
  • Dee Dee Sharp Gamble - "Breaking and Entering" - a top dance hit in March and April 1981
  • The Dells - "All About the Paper" - cover of the 1979 Loleatta Holloway track
  • The Dells - "Happy Song"
  • Denise LaSalle - "Try My Love" - disco-funk
  • Denny Darrow - "Doomsday" - metal-disco
  • Diana Ross - "I'm Coming Out" - produced by Nile and Bernard of Chic; reached #5 Pop in the USA by November 1980, #6 R&B in the USA; bundled with "Upside Down" single that reached #1 Disco in the USA in August and September 1980; reached #13 Pop in the U.K.
  • Diana Ross - "Give Up" - produced by Nile and Bernard of Chic
  • Diana Ross - "Tenderness" - disco-soul; produced by Nile and Bernard of Chic; reached #73 Pop in the U.K. in early 1982
  • Disco Circus - "Are You Ready?" - electro-disco
  • Disco Circus - "Gimmie Some Lovin'" - rock-disco version of the Spencer Davis Group classic
  • Disco Circus - "Lover Love Me" - electro-disco
  • Disco Circus - "Sunshine of Your Love" - rock-disco version of the 1967 Cream song
  • Disco Circus - "Take Your Time" - electro-disco
  • Donnie Vann - "Disco Train" - cover of 1976 song by Jerry Rix
  • Dschinghis Khan - "Machu Picchu" - Peruvian-flavored disco-pop in German
  • Dschinghis Khan - "Sierra Nevada" - disco-pop
  • Dynasty - "Day and Night"
  • Dynasty - "Do Me Right" - funky disco; reached #34 R&B and #103 Pop in the USA
  • Dynasty - "Groove Control" - funky disco
  • Dynasty - "I've Just Begun to Love You" - produced by Leon Sylvers III, this track reached #6 R&B and #5 Disco in September 1980 and #87 Pop in the USA
  • Easy Going - "Casanova" - electro-disco
  • Easy Going - "Day by Day" - electro-disco
  • Easy Going - "Gay Time Latin Lover" - funky electro-disco
  • Easy Going - "Shine" - funky electro-disco
  • Eddy Grant - "My Turn To Love You"
  • Ediva - "Chiama se puoi" - Italian electro-rock-disco
  • Edmund Sylvers - "I Choose You" - R&B-disco
  • El Coco - "I'll Take My Chances" - produced by Laurin Rinder and W. Michael Lewis
  • El Coco - "Let's Get It Together '80 (Re-Mix)" - remix of their 1976 song - produced by Laurin Rinder and W. Michael Lewis
  • El Coco - "Silent Lover" - produced by Laurin Rinder and W. Michael Lewis
  • Elaine and Ellen - "You Made Me Do It Again"
  • Electric Light Orchestra (E.L.O.) - "All Over the World" - rock-disco
  • Elite - "Boys on Hollywood Blvd"
  • Elite - "Poppers" - italo-disco
  • Elite - "Reach For Me" - italo-disco (electro-disco)
  • Emly Starr (a.k.a. Marie-Christine Mareels) - "A Reason to Live" - electro-rock-disco
  • Emly Starr (a.k.a. Marie-Christine Mareels) - "Do Svidaanja" - Russian-flavored electro-disco-pop in Russian and English
  • Emly Starr (a.k.a. Marie-Christine Mareels) - "Get Up" - electro-rock-disco
  • Emly Starr (a.k.a. Marie-Christine Mareels) - "Let Me Sing" - electro-rock-disco
  • Emly Starr (a.k.a. Marie-Christine Mareels) - "Music in the Air" - electro-disco
  • Emly Starr (a.k.a. Marie-Christine Mareels) - "Up and Down"
  • Enchantment - "Settin' It Out" - disco-funk
  • The Esquires - "What Good is Music" - electro-disco
  • Eve John - "Good Love, Bad Love"
  • Eve John - "Mutual Physical Attraction" - electro-disco
  • Evelyn "Champagne" King - "Let's Get Funky Tonight"
  • Ewa Kuklińska - "Boutique" - funky electro-disco song in Polish, based on Chic's "Le Freak"
  • Ewa Kuklińska - "Mój azyl" - Polish disco
  • Ewa Kuklińska - "Pokochaj Mnie" - Polish version of Chic's "I Want Your Love"
  • Expansion - "Ride On" - electro-disco
  • Extensive Care - "Disco Squeeze"
  • Extensive Care - "Do It Like This"
  • Extensive Care - "Sexy Thrills"
  • Extensive Care - "Strict Blond Chick"
  • The Fabulous Waller Family - "The Feelings That I Have" - R&B-disco
  • Family of Eve - "Having It So Bad For You" - electro-disco
  • Fantastic Aleems featuring Calebur (Leroy Burgess) - "Hooked on Your Love"
  • Fantasy (featuring Fonda Rae) - "You're Too Late" - electro-disco; reached #1 Disco in the USA in January 1981; More information about this track
  • Fat Larry's Band - "Party After Midnight"
  • Fenderella - "A Wild and Crazzy Song" - electro-disco with rap and funk sections, with a section covering "Chic Cheer" by Chic and other sections covering songs like "Peanut Butter" by Lenny White and "I Got My Mind Made Up" by Instant Funk
  • Fern Kinney - "I Want You Back" - disco-soul
  • The Fevers - "D.I.S.C.O." - Portuguese cover of the Ottawan hit, from Brazil
  • The Fevers - "Genghis Khan" - Portuguese disco-pop cover of the 1979 song by Dschinghis Khan, from Brazil
  • Finesse - "Phaser Love"
  • First Choice - "Breakaway"
  • First Choice - "I Can Show You"
  • First Choice - "Sittin' Pretty"
  • First Class - "Candy" - electro-disco <-- fake strings -->
  • First Love - "Don't Say Goodnight"
  • Flakes - "No One (Can Love You Like I Do)" - electro-disco
  • Flakes - "Sugar Frosted Lover" - reached #48 Disco in the USA in summer 1980
  • Flamingo kvintetten - "Funkytown" - Swedish-language version of the 1979 hit by Lipps, Inc.
  • Floyd Beck - "Party is the Solution" - disco-funk
  • Foxy - "Sex Symbol" - rock-disco
  • France Joli - "Feel Like Dancing"
  • France Joli - "The Heart to Break the Heart" - bundled with "Feel Like Dancing", the record single reached #3 in the Disco chart in August 1980
  • Frankie Valli - "Heaven Above Me"
  • Frankie Valli - "Let It Be Whatever It Is"
  • Frankie Valli - "Soul"
  • Freddie James - "007 Medley" - medley of his 1979 songs "Get Up and Boogie", "Hollywood", and "Crazy Disco Music"
  • Freddie Jackson and Ednah Holt - "Ain't Got Time" - disco-soul
  • GQ - "It's Like That" - electro-disco
  • GQ - "Lies" - electro-disco
  • GQ - "Someday (In Your Life)" - electro-disco
  • Ganymed - "Rollerskater" - electro-rock-disco
  • The Gap Band - "Gash Gash Gash" - electro-disco-funk
  • The Gap Band - "When I Look in Your Eyes" - funky disco
  • The Garnets - "My First Night at the Disco" - electro-disco
  • Gayle Adams - "I Don't Wanna Hear It"
  • Gayle Adams - "Plain Out of Luck" - electro-disco
  • Gayle Adams - "Stretchin' Out" - reached #75 R&B in the USA in July 1980
  • Gayle Adams - "You Brought it on Yourself"
  • Gayle Adams - "Your Love is a Life Saver" - originally bundled with "Stretchin' Out", the record single reached #12 Disco in the USA in August 1980
  • Gene Chandler - "All About the Paper" - cover of the 1979 Loleatta Holloway track
  • Gene Chandler - "Do It Baby"
  • Gene Page featuring Charmaine Sylvers - "Love Starts After Dark"
  • Generation - "Times Square" - electro-disco-funk
  • Georg Schwenk - "Funkytown" - accordion-infused remake of the 1979 Lipps, Inc. hit
  • George Benson - "Give Me the Night" - jazzy disco; reached #4 Pop in the USA in September 1980, #1 R&B in the USA, #2 Disco in the USA, #7 Pop in the U.K. in August 1980
  • George Benson - "Love X Love" - jazzy disco; reached #61 Pop in the USA in November 1980; reached #10 Pop in the U.K. in October 1980
  • Gepy and Gepy - "African Love Song"
  • Gepy and Gepy - "Body to Body" - reached #15 Pop in Italy in 1980
  • Gepy and Gepy - "Zero"
  • Geraldine Hunt a.k.a. Geraldine Milligan - "Can't Fake the Feeling" - reached #1 Disco in the USA in September 1980
  • Geraldine Hunt a.k.a. Geraldine Milligan - "Gotta Give a Little Love" - disco-soul
  • Geraldine Hunt a.k.a. Geraldine Milligan - "Look All Around" - electro-disco
  • Geraldine Hunt a.k.a. Geraldine Milligan - "No Way"
  • Gibson Brothers - "Dancin' the Mambo"
  • Gilla - "Discothek" - electro-rock-disco cover of the 1978 Carole King track "Disco Tech"
  • Gilla - "Go Down Main Street" - electro-rock-disco
  • Gilla - "The Summerwind" - electro-disco
  • Gilla - "Tom Cat" - disco-pop
  • Gino Soccio - "I Wanna Take You There (Now)"
  • Giorgio Moroder - "Valley of the Dolls"
  • Gladys Knight and the Pips - "Bourgie Bourgie" - cover version of a 1977 Ashford and Simpson song; reached #32 Pop in the U.K. in November 1980
  • Gladys Knight and the Pips - "Get the Love"
  • Gladys Knight and the Pips - "Jingle Bells" - disco version of the Christmas classic
  • Gladys Knight and the Pips - "Taste of Bitter Love" - reached #35 Pop in the U.K. in September 1980, #38 R&B in the USA
  • Gladys Knight and the Pips - "That Special Time of Year"
  • Glen Adams - "Nice to Be With You"
  • Glen Adams Affair - "Just A Groove" - electro-disco
  • Glen Adams Affair - "We've Got to Make It" - electro-disco
  • Glenn Dorsey and the Big J - "Movin' On" - disco-soul
  • Gloria Gaynor (a.k.a. Gloria Fowles) - "All My Life"
  • Gloria Gaynor (a.k.a. Gloria Fowles) - "Lock Me Up"
  • Glory - "Can You Guess What Groove This Is?" - funky electro-disco with rapping in the second half
  • Gonzalez - "Baby You Got Me Dancing" - electro-disco
  • Gonzalez - "What You Gonna Do About It" - electro-R&B-disco
  • The Good Life Ltd. - "I Got It" - electro-disco
  • Goombay Dance Band - "Aloha-Oe, Until We Meet Again" - Hawaiian-styled disco-pop; based on the Hawaiian folksong "Aloha `Oe (Farewell to Thee)" by Queen Lili`uokalani
  • Goombay Dance Band - "Caribbean Girl" - Caribbean-styled disco-pop
  • Goombay Dance Band - "Eldorado" a.k.a. "El Dorado" - disco-pop
  • Goombay Dance Band - "Rain" - rock-disco
  • Gordene Simpson - "Changes" - electro-disco; from the ultra-rare "Prom Night" soundtrack LP; music by Paul Zaza and Carl Zittrer
  • Gordene Simpson - "Love Me Till I Die" - from the ultra-rare "Prom Night" soundtrack LP; music by Paul Zaza and Carl Zittrer
  • Grey and Hanks - "Now I'm Fine"
  • Gulshan - "Tadzhikistan" - Tajik electro-disco from Tajikistan, U.S.S.R.
  • Harlow - "Frisco"
  • Harlow - "Mystic Lady"
  • Harlow - "Take Off (Satisfaction Guaranteed)"
  • Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes - "Baby I'm Back" - disco-soul
  • Heatwave - "Gangsters of the Groove" - reached #19 Pop in the U.K. in January 1981, #74 Disco in the USA in 1981
  • Herbie Hancock - "Go for It" - electro-disco
  • Herbie Hancock - "Saturday Night" - electro-disco
  • Hersh and Chipkin - "Disco Toilet" - parody
  • High Frequency - "Summertime"
  • High Society - "Go Go" - electro-disco from India
  • Holt '45 - "Ain't Got Time"
  • Holt '45 - "Hot Love"
  • HOT R.S. (House of the Rising Sun) - "Doublecross" - rock-disco
  • HOT R.S. (House of the Rising Sun) - "Money Runner" - electro-disco version of Quincy Jones's 1971 funk song
  • The Hues Corporation - "Devil Me" - electro-disco
  • Idris Muhammad - "For Your Love" - bundled with "Don't Fight the Feeling", reached #22 Disco in the USA in 1980
  • Imants Vanzovičs un Modo - "Spēlē Vēl" - Latvian electro-disco
  • Invisible Man's Band - "Love Can't Come / Love Has Come" a.k.a. "Love Can't Come Will Come" - jazzy disco
  • Invisible Man's Band - "X-Country (Flamin' Hot)" - country-disco-funk
  • Irene Cara - "Fame" - electro-disco; title track on the soundtrack to the movie "Fame"; reached #1 Disco in the USA in August 1980, #4 Pop in the USA in September 1980; reached #1 Pop in the U.K. in July 1982
  • Isaac Hayes - "I Ain't Never" - reached #8 Disco in the USA in 1980
  • Isaac Hayes - "Love Has Been Good To Us"
  • J.R. Funk and the Love Machine - "Feel Good Party Time" - electro-disco-funk
  • Jacki Sorensen's Aerobic Dancing - "Le Freak" - funky disco; cover of Chic's 1978 hit, overlaid by Jacki Sorensen's motivational words
  • Jackie Moore - "Helpless" - disco-soul remake of the 1966 Kim Weston Motown classic
  • Jackie Moore - "Walk Away from Love" - disco-soul
  • The Jacksons - "Walk Right Now" - funky disco; reached #7 Pop in the U.K. in August 1981; reached #73 Pop in the USA in July 1981
  • Jacques Higelin - "Candide 80" - electro-disco
  • James Brown - "Funky Men" - electro-disco-funk
  • James Brown - "Let the Funk Flow" - funky electro-disco
  • James Last - "Feels Like I'm in Love" - instrumental electro-disco cover of Kelly Marie's hit
  • James Last - "Funkytown" - jazzy electro-disco cover of the 1979 hit by Lipps, Inc.
  • James Last - "You're OK" - instrumental jazzy electro-disco cover of Ottawan's hit
  • James Last Band - "Night Drive" - electro-disco version of Giorgio Moroder's 1980 song, which was an instrumental version of Blondie's "Call Me"
  • James Player - "Can We Still Be Friends" - electro-disco
  • Jean-Michel de France Orchestra 80 - "Angel Eyes" - disco version of the 1979 ABBA song
  • Jean-Michel de France Orchestra 80 - "Gimme Gimme" - cover of the 1979 ABBA hit "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)"
  • Jean-Michel de France Orchestra 80 - "Money Money" - rock-disco version of the 1976 ABBA song
  • Jean-Michel de France Orchestra 80 - "Voulez-Vous" - rock-disco version of the 1979 ABBA hit
  • Jeff Kutash and the Dancin' Machine - "Come On" - electro-disco
  • Jeff Kutash and the Dancin' Machine - "Disco Bones"
  • Jeff Kutash and the Dancin' Machine - "Ease On Down" - electro-disco
  • Jeff Kutash and the Dancin' Machine - "Whack Attack"
  • Jerry Knight - "Now That She's Rockin'" - rock-disco
  • Jerry Knight - "Overnight Sensation" - funky rock-disco; reached the top 20 on the R&B chart in the USA in 1980
  • Jesus Wayne - "Once is Not Enough" - disco-soul
  • Jimmy "Bo" Horne - "Is It In"
  • Jimmy Ruffin - "Hold On (To My Love)" - electro-disco; written by Barry Gibb; reached #7 Pop in the U.K. in May 1980; reached #10 Pop and #29 R&B in the USA in May 1980
  • Joe Bataan - "Mestizo"
  • Joe Bataan and Jocelyn Brown - "Sadie (She Smokes)" - disco with rap sections
  • Johnnie Hill and Michael Hill - "Too Hot to Stop"
  • José Feliciano - "Disco Flam" - Spanish-flavored disco
  • Joyce Garcia - "Every Day"
  • Jumbo - "Dancing" - electro-disco
  • Kano - "Ahjia" - electro-disco
  • Kano - "Holly Dolly" - electro-rock-disco
  • Kat Mandu - "New World Break"
  • Kat Mandu - "Time to Get Down"
  • Kelly Marie - "Feels Like I'm In Love" - disco-pop; #1 Pop in the U.K. for 2 weeks in September 1980
  • Kelly Marie - "Loving Just for Fun" - mellow electro-disco; reached #21 Pop in the U.K. in 1980
  • Kenix Music featuring Bobby Youngblood - "There's Never Been (No One Like You)" - electro-disco; reached #50 Disco in the USA
  • Kenny Bee - "Dance All Night (Till You Get It Right)" - electro-disco
  • Kid Creole and the Coconuts - "Calypso Pan American" - jazzy disco
  • Kid Creole and the Coconuts - "Darrio (Can You Get Me into Studio 54?)" - another version of the 1979 song "Dario, Can You Get Me into Studio 54?" by Dana and Gene, written by August Darnell, but this time with Dario spelled Darrio
  • Kid Creole and the Coconuts - "Lili Marlene"
  • Kid Creole and the Coconuts - "Mister Softee"
  • King Tutt - "Keep On"
  • Kishore Kumar [Ganguly] and Chorus - "Om Shanti Om" - Hindi disco-pop from India
  • Kishore Kumar [Ganguly] and Chorus - "Paisa Paisa" - Caribbean-flavored Hindi rock-disco-pop from India
  • Kool and the Gang - "Celebration" - reached #1 Pop in the USA in February 1981; reached #1 on the R&B chart for 6 weeks; #1 Disco in the USA for 5 weeks starting in December 1980; #7 Pop in the U.K. (November 1980); the official song of the 1981 Super Bowl and 1981 NBA Championships; also released in a Spanish version, "Celebremos"
  • Kool and the Gang - "Love Festival" - funky disco
  • Kool and the Gang - "Night People"
  • Kool and the Gang - "Take It to the Top" - reached #15 Pop in the U.K. in June 1981
  • [Randy] Kumano - "I Can't Lose You" - mellow disco
  • [Randy] Kumano - "I Heard It" - rock-disco
  • [Randy] Kumano - "I'll Cry for You" - reached #24 Disco in the USA in 1980
  • [Randy] Kumano - "You Got It" - electro-disco
  • Kwick - "I Want to Dance with You" - funky electro-disco
  • L.A.X. - "All My Love" - reached #4 Disco in the USA in late 1980
  • La Flavour - "Roller Shake" - electro-disco
  • La Toya Jackson - "Save Your Love" - R&B-disco
  • Lanier - "25 Hours"
  • Larry McGee and Saxson Sisters - "We're Number One (Super Steeler Disco)" - electro-disco; a song supporting the Pittsburgh Steelers football team
  • Lauren Hollister - "Take Me In" - electro-R&B-disco
  • Le Hostess - "Mama's Away" - electro-disco
  • Le Pamplemousse - "Love Every Minute" - electro-disco - produced by Laurin Rinder and W. Michael Lewis
  • Le Pamplemousse - "Never Givin' Up" - electro-disco - produced by Laurin Rinder and W. Michael Lewis
  • Leah Navarro - "Patingin-tingin lamang" - Tagalog disco from the Philippines
  • LeBaron Disco-Go - "Disco Guitars" - electro-disco
  • Letta Mbulu - "Kilimanjaro Take Us Higher"
  • Light of the World - "I Shot the Sheriff" - jazzy electro-disco cover of the reggae classic by Bob Marley and the Wailers
  • Light of the World - "Time" - jazzy disco/jazz-funk
  • Linda Clifford - "Shoot Your Best Shot" - reached #1 Disco in the USA in November-December 1980
  • Linda Clifford and Curtis Mayfield - "It's Lovin' Time (Your Baby's Home)" - electro-disco-soul
  • Linda G. Thompson a.k.a. Linda Übelherr - "Flight to Fantasy" - electro-rock-disco
  • Linda G. Thompson a.k.a. Linda Übelherr - "Midnight Rendezvous" - electro-disco
  • Linx - "You're Lying" - funky disco; reached #15 Pop in the U.K. in October 1980
  • Lio (a.k.a. Wanda Ribeiro de Vasconcelos) - "Sage comme une image" - electro-disco in French
  • Liquid Gold - "Substitute" - reached #8 Pop in the U.K. in June 1980
  • Liquid Gold - "The Night, the Wine, and the Roses" - reached #32 Pop in the U.K. in November 1980
  • Loleatta Holloway - "Dance What 'Cha Wanna"
  • Loleatta Holloway - "Love Sensation" - reached #1 Disco in the USA in September 1980
  • Loose Joints - "Pop Your Funk" - disco-funk
  • Love Committee - "Boogie Papers"
  • Love Committee - "I Made a Mistake"
  • Love Committee - "Who Can We Trust"
  • Love De-Luxe - "Good Music" - electro-disco
  • Loverde - "San Francisco Serenade" - electro-rock-disco
  • Luv' - "Flash" - disco-pop
  • Lydia [Van Huston] - "We Are One (Dance Version)" - instrumentation based on Suite #2, First Movement, "Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia" in Aram Khatchaturian's "Spartacus"
  • M'Lady - "Sweet Honey" - electro-disco
  • Machine - "Is It Love" - funky rock-disco
  • Machine - "Machine Introduction"
  • Machine - "Power and Reason (Mr. Exx-On 52nd Street)" - electro-disco
  • Macho - "Got to Make a Move"
  • Macho - "Montreal" - electro-rock-disco
  • Macho - "Not Tonight" - rock-disco
  • MAD Magazine - "It's a Gas" - parody
  • MAD Magazine - "Sorry, No Words" - parody
  • Madame - "Dance 'Madame' (Won't Cha Come Outside)" - electro-disco
  • Madleen Kane - "Boogie Talk"
  • Madleen Kane - "Cherchez Pas" - rock-disco; reached #9 Disco in the USA in late 1980
  • Madleen Kane - "Move Me with Your Love"
  • Madleen Kane - "Music Makes My Night"
  • Mahogany - "My Chance to Dance" - electro-disco
  • Makadam - "Ko prijatelj njene kuće" - Serbian electro-disco from Yugoslavia
  • Mandrill - "Dance of Love"
  • Mantus - "Fire" - metal-disco
  • Mantus - "Love is a Natural Thing"
  • Martha Reeves - "That's What I Want" - rock-disco
  • Martin Stevens (a.k.a. Roger Prud'homme) - "Think Positive" - electro-disco
  • Martina - "Disco 'Round the World"
  • Martina - "Touch Me"
  • Mary Mundy - "Love Me, Love Me"
  • Master Jay and Michael Dee - "TSOB" a.k.a. "The Sound of Brooklyn" - electro-disco; also released in a version with rapped lyrics sung over this instrumental
  • McFadden and Whitehead - "Don't Feel Bad"
  • McFadden and Whitehead - "I Heard It In A Love Song" - reached the top 30 on the R&B chart in 1980, #74 Disco in the USA in late 1980
  • McFadden and Whitehead - "This is My Song"
  • Meco - "Klingon Attack" - disco version of a theme from Star Trek
  • Meiju - "Tahdon" - Finnish electro-rock-disco version of Donna Summer's 1979 hit "Hot Stuff"
  • Melba Moore - "Everything's So Good About You" - R&B-disco
  • Melody Stewart - "Action Satisfaction" - electro-disco
  • Melody Stewart - "Don't Take Your Loving from Me" - electro-disco
  • Melody Stewart - "Electrify Yourself" - electro-disco
  • Melody Stewart - "Get Down, Get Down"
  • Melody Stewart - "You Don't Know What You're Missing Tonight" - electro-disco
  • Michael McGloiry - "Won't You Let Me Be the One" - electro-disco
  • Michael Wycoff - "Come to My World" - electro-disco
  • Michael Zager Band - "Don't Sneak On Me"
  • Michel Cenni - "Optik 5" - electro-disco
  • Michelino Group - "Baby" - electro-disco
  • Midnight Star - "Keep the Spirit High"
  • Midnight Star - "Two in Love"
  • Mirage - "Summer Grooves" a.k.a. "Summer Groove"
  • Miss Misty and Dillinger - "Dance" - mellow reggae-disco, with the harmony based on the 1976 song "Dance and Shake Your Tambourine" by the Universal Robot Band but with almost totally different lyrics
  • The Mistletoe Disco Band - "Auld Lang Syne" - electro-disco version of the traditional New Year's Eve song
  • The Mistletoe Disco Band - "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" - disco version of the Christmas classic
  • The Mistletoe Disco Band - "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" - jazzy disco version of the Christmas classic
  • The Mistletoe Disco Band - "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" - jazzy disco version of the Christmas classic
  • The Mistletoe Disco Band - "The Twelve Days of Christmas" - disco version of the Christmas classic
  • The Mistletoe Disco Band - "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" - disco version of the Christmas classic
  • The Mistletoe Disco Band - "White Christmas" - disco version of the Christmas classic
  • The Models - "Don't Ever" - electro-disco
  • The Models - "(Help Me) This Guy is Crazy" - electro-rock-disco
  • The Models - "It's Better Than Nothin'" - electro-rock-disco
  • The Models - "What a Lovin' Man"
  • The Models - "Yes With My Body" - rock-disco
  • Modesty - "So Sweet is My Love" - Chinese-flavored disco
  • Mohammed Rafi, Kishore Kumar, and Amit Kumar - "Hum To Aap Ke Deewane Hain" - Hindi disco from India; borrows melodies from Steve Miller's "Swingtown" and the Ritchie Family's "Quiet Village"
  • Montana Orchestra - "Montana Christmas Medley: Jolly Old St. Nicholas / O Christmas Tree / The Wassail Song / We Wish You A Merry Christmas" - disco versions of the Christmas classics
  • Mtume - "Give It On Up (If You Want To)" - reached #30 Disco in the USA in late 1980, #26 R&B in the USA in summer 1980
  • Mtume - "She's a Rainbow Dancer" - funky disco
  • Mtume - "So You Wanna Be a Star" - reached #52 Disco in the USA in early 1981, #60 R&B in the USA in late 1980
  • Mtume - "Spirit of the Dance"
  • Mujigaeteulio - "Bappi" - Korean electro-rock-disco
  • Mystic Merlin - "Just Can't Give You Up" - jazzy disco; reached #20 Pop in the U.K. in June 1980
  • Mystic Touch - "Get Yourself Together" - funky electro-disco
  • Mystic Touch - "Party People" - funky electro-disco
  • Narada Michael Walden - "The Real Thang" - R&B-disco
  • Navach - "I'm Dancing All the Night"
  • Nazia Hassan - "Dil Mera" - mellow Hindi electro-disco-pop from India
  • Nazia and Zoheb Hassan - "Disco Deewane" - mellow Hindi electro-disco-pop from India
  • Nazia and Zoheb Hassan - "Mujhe Chahe" - Hindi electro-disco-pop from India
  • Nazia and Zoheb Hassan - "Tere Kadmon Ko" - mellow Hindi electro-disco-pop from India
  • Ndugu and the Chocolate Jam Company - "Send You My Love"
  • Neoton Família (a.k.a. Newton Family) - "Don Quijote" - Spanish-flavored disco-pop in Hungarian; also released in an English version
  • Neoton Família (a.k.a. Newton Family) - "Marathon" - Greek-flavored rock-disco in Hungarian; also released in an English version
  • The Next Movement - "Crazy 'Bout Your Lovin'" - disco-funk
  • The Next Movement - "You're the One" - electro-disco-funk
  • The Night People - "Again" - disco version of the 1949 hit recorded by Doris Day, Gordon Jenkins, and other artists
  • Nightlife Unlimited - "Do Me Tonight" - mellow disco
  • Nightlife Unlimited - "If You Know Better" - electro-disco
  • Nightlife Unlimited - "Tell Me" - funky electro-disco
  • Nightlife Unlimited - "Tonight" - funky electro-disco
  • Norman Connors - "Take it to the Limit"
  • Nuggets - "Falling Down" - rock-disco
  • Nuggets - "Free and Marvellous" - rock-disco
  • Nuggets - "Life's in the Life" - rock-disco
  • Number One Ensemble - "Mister Luck"
  • Odyssey - "Follow Me (Play Follow the Leader)"
  • Odyssey - "Use It Up and Wear It Out" - reached #1 Pop for 2 weeks in the U.K. in July 1980
  • The Originals - "Make Me Happy" - electro-disco
  • Orquesta Novel - "Dance, Dance, Dance"
  • Osman İşmen Orkestrasi - "Disko Madimak" a.k.a. "Disco Madimak" - discofied Turkish instrumental melodies segued together in a continuous mix
  • Ottawan - "You're OK" - electro-disco; they also recorded a French version of this song as "T'es Ok, T'es Bath"
  • Passengers - "Hot Leather (Original Mix)" - italo-disco (electro-rock-disco)
  • Passengers - "I'll Be Standing Beside You" - electro-disco
  • Passion - "Dancing and Romancing"
  • Passion - "Don't Bring Back Memories" - bundled with "In New York", reached #43 Disco in the USA in 1980
  • Passion - "In New York"
  • Passion (Dr. York) - "Shake-N-Skate" - electro-disco
  • Patrice Rushen - "Look Up!" - reached #13 R&B in the USA in late 1980, #102 Pop in the USA
  • Patrice Rushen - "Never Gonna Give You Up" - reached #30 R&B in the USA in early 1981
  • Patrice Rushen - "The Funk Won't Let You Down" - disco-funk
  • Patrick Attali - "Black Eyes" - electro-disco
  • Patti LaBelle - "Ain't That Enough"
  • Patti LaBelle - "Get Ready (Looking for Love)"
  • Patti LaBelle - "Release"
  • Pattie Brooks - "Change Your Style of Love" - electro-disco
  • Pattie Brooks - "I'm on a Winning Streak"
  • Pattie Brooks - "Is This A Set Up?"
  • Pattie Brooks - "It's Party Time"
  • Peaches and Herb - "All-Night Celebration" - mellow disco
  • Peaches and Herb - "Hearsay" - reached #51 R&B in the USA
  • Peekskill Express - "Raise Ya Hands" - funky disco
  • Peggie Blue - "Can't Hold It Back"
  • Peggie Blue - "Dancing in the Streets" - disco version of the 1964 hit "Dancing in the Street" by Martha Reeves and the Vandellas
  • Peggie Blue - "Hold You"
  • Peggie Blue - "I Got Love" - disco-soul
  • People's Choice - "You Ought to be Dancin'" - electro-disco; reached #8 Disco and #77 R&B in the USA
  • Perfect Touch - "Do You Wanna Party"
  • Pete Richards - "Music is the Love of My Life" - electro-disco
  • Peter Allen - "Bi-Coastal" - jazzy electro-disco
  • Peter Batah - "Rock Me Now" - electro-rock-disco
  • Peter Jacques Band - "Is It It?" - electro-disco; reached #29 Pop in Italy in 1980
  • Peter Jacques Band - "One Two Three (Counting on Love)"
  • Philly Cream - "Cowboys to Girls" - disco version of the 1968 R&B hit by the Intruders
  • Pino D'angio' (a.k.a. Giuseppe Chierchia) - "Ma Quale Idea (Balla)" - Italian electro-disco with a mixture of sung and rapped lyrics; covers instrumentation from "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now" by McFadden and Whitehead; reached #21 Pop in Italy in 1981
  • Plastic Surprise - "Bang Bang"
  • Plastic Surprise - "Disco Express"
  • Plastic Surprise - "Hot Nights"
  • The Players Association - "Dance" - funky electro-disco
  • The Players Association - "The Get Down Mellow Sound" - jazzy electro-disco
  • The Players Association - "We Got the Groove" - funky electro-disco
  • The Players Association - "We're Almost There" - funky electro-disco
  • Plunky and the Oneness of Juju - "Every Way But Loose" - jazzy electro-disco-funk
  • Polly Browne a.k.a. Polly Brown - "Bewitched" - disco version of "Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered" by Rodgers and Hart
  • Poussez! - "Don't Stop, Keep Movin'" - electro-rock-disco
  • Poussez! - "Leave That Boy Alone" - electro-rock-disco; reached #34 Disco in the USA in 1980
  • Poussez! - "Let's Rollerskate" - electro-disco
  • Prom Night - "Dancing in the Moonlight" - from the ultra-rare "Prom Night" soundtrack LP; music by Paul Zaza and Carl Zittrer
  • Prom Night - "Prom Night (Everything is Alright)" - from the ultra-rare "Prom Night" soundtrack LP; music by Paul Zaza and Carl Zittrer; elements are reminiscent of Cheryl Lynn's "Star Love"
  • Prom Night - "Time to Turn Around" - rock-disco; from the ultra-rare "Prom Night" soundtrack LP; music by Paul Zaza and Carl Zittrer
  • Pure Energy - "Party On" - reached #7 Disco in the USA in 1980
  • P'ZZAZZ - "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" - electro-disco version of the classic made famous in the 1960s by Gladys Knight and the Pips and Marvin Gaye; reached #21 Disco in the USA in 1980
  • P'ZZAZZ - "You Taught Me to Dance" - electro-disco
  • Queen - "Another One Bites the Dust" - Chic-influenced electro-rock-disco, similar to Chic's "Good Times"; single sold over 4 million copies in the U.S., reached #1 Pop in the USA in October 1980, #1 R&B in the USA, #2 Disco in the USA in 1980; reached #7 Pop in the U.K. in September 1980
  • Queen Samantha - "Close Your Eyes"
  • Queen Samantha - "Funky Celebration" - reached #79 Disco in the USA in mid-1981
  • Queen Samantha - "Mama Rue (C'Est Moi)" - electro-disco
  • Queen Samantha - "Summer Dream"
  • Radiah Frye - "Power Hungry" - rock-disco
  • Rafael Cameron - "All That's Good to Me" - funky electro-disco
  • Rafael Cameron - "Let's Get It Off"
  • Rafael Cameron - "Together" - electro-disco
  • Raffaella Carrà - "Amico Amante" - Italian disco
  • Raffaella Carrà - "In the City" - disco-pop
  • Raffaella Carrà - "Latino" - latin-disco in Spanish
  • Raffaella Carrà - "Mi Spendo Tutto" - Italian disco
  • Raffaella Carrà - "Pedro" - Spanish disco
  • Ralph Young - "Just Can't Be" - disco-soul
  • Ramona Brooks a.k.a. The Ramonas featuring Ramona Brooks - "I Don't Want You Back" - released by "Q Records"; reached #55 Disco in 1981
  • Ray Martinez and Friends - "Hey Honey, Come Gimme Money"
  • Ray Martinez and Friends - "Lady of the Night"
  • Ray Martinez and Friends - "The Natives are Restless"
  • Ray Martinez and Friends featuring Patty Zayas - "I'm Free"
  • Ray Parker Jr. and the Raydio - "It's Time to Party Now" - electro-disco; reached #61 Disco in the USA in December 1980
  • The Real Thing - "She's a Groovy Freak" a.k.a. "Groovy Freaks" - electro-disco; reached #52 Pop in the U.K. in November 1980, #55 Dance in the USA in 1981
  • Reality Band - "Step Into My Life" - jazzy electro-disco
  • The Reddings - "Remote Control" - electro-disco-funk; reached #6 R&B and #89 Pop in the USA
  • Rena - "I Love Your Beat" - electro-disco
  • Renata Barnes and Company - "Boogie Down Choo Choo" a.k.a. "Dance Express"
  • Rene and Angela - "Free and Easy" - reached #43 R&B in the USA
  • Revelation - "Feel It" - with guitar playing by Nile Rodgers; reached #23 Disco in 1981
  • Rhyze - "Do Your Dance" - funky disco
  • Rhyze - "Free" - funky disco
  • Rhyze - "I Found Love in You"
  • Rhyze - "Just How Sweet is Your Love" - reached #16 Disco in the USA in 1980, #92 R&B in the USA
  • Rhyze - "Singing and Dancing"
  • Rick Dees - "Disco Brief" - parody
  • Risco Connection - "I'm Caught Up" - reggae-flavored disco version of the 1979 Inner Life song "I'm Caught Up (In A One Night Love Affair)"
  • The Ritchie Family - "Give Me A Break" - reached #80 R&B in the USA in June 1980, #25 Disco in the USA in August 1980
  • The Ritchie Family - "Single Man"
  • The Ritchie Family - "Sophistication"
  • Ritz - "I Wanna Get With You" - funky electro-disco
  • Roberta Kelly - "Aie" - Swahili disco; cover of Black Blood's 1975 song "A.I.E. (A'mwana)"
  • Rocky Mizell - "Let's Go Dancing" - electro-disco
  • Rod a.k.a. Roch Niangandoumou - "Shake It Up (Do the Boogaloo)" - funky disco; reached #13 Disco in the USA in 1980
  • Ronnie Barron - "I Can Give it to You" - disco-soul
  • Ronnie Jones - "Video Games" - electro-disco
  • Ronnie Laws - "Young Child" - jazzy electro-disco
  • S.O.S. Band - "Love Won't Wait for Love"
  • S.O.S. Band - "Take Love Where You Find It"
  • S.O.S. Band - "Take Your Time (Do It Right)" - single released May 1980, reached #3 Pop in the USA in August 1980, #1 Disco in the USA in July 1980, #1 R&B in the USA
  • Sabata - "Man For My Lady" - electro-disco-soul
  • Sad Motion - "Den Där Festen" - disco in Swedish
  • Sal Barbieri and the Royal Company - "Let's Get Funky" - funky electro-disco
  • Salazar - "1-2-3" - disco version of Len Barry's 1965 hit
  • Salazar - "Let's Hang On" - disco-pop cover of the 1965 Four Seasons hit
  • Salazar - "Lightnin' Strikes" - disco-pop cover of "Lightning Strikes", a 1966 hit for Lou Christie
  • Sandi Havens - "Happy" - disco-soul
  • Santa Esmeralda - "C'est Magnifique" - jazzy disco
  • Sargeant and Malone - "Love Message" - mellow disco-pop
  • Scandal - "Just Let Me Dance"
  • Seawind - "What Cha Doin'" - jazzy R&B-disco
  • Şehrazat - "Bahşiş" - disco in Turkish
  • Şehrazat - "Hürüm Artik" - disco in Turkish
  • Şehrazat - "Sevemedim Karagözlüm" - electro-disco in Turkish; cover of Türkan Şoray's song from the 1970 movie "Kara Gözlum"
  • Shadow - "Mystery Dancer" - electro-disco; reached #68 Pop in the U.K.
  • Shalamar - "Full of Fire" - reached #55 Pop in the USA in 1981
  • Shalamar - "Make That Move" - reached #30 Pop in the U.K. in May 1981; #60 Pop in the USA in spring 1981, #6 R&B in the USA, #15 Disco in the USA
  • Shalamar - "Some Things Never Change"
  • Sharon Redd - "Can You Handle It?" - garage-disco; reached #31 Pop in the U.K. in March 1981, #57 R&B in the USA, #5 Disco in the USA in 1981
  • Sheila and B. Devotion - "Your Love Is Good" - produced by Nile and Bernard of Chic
  • Sho-Nuff - "Dancin' Funn" - electro-disco
  • Sho-Nuff - "It's Alright"
  • Sho-Nuff - "Let's Love" - electro-disco
  • Sho-Nuff - "Tonite" - electro-disco
  • Sho-Nuff - "Tonite (Reprise)" - electro-disco
  • Sho-Nuff - "Work 'n Shine" - electro-disco
  • Skip Mahoney - "Don't Stop Me Now"
  • Skip Mahoney - "Janice (Don't Be Blind to Love)"
  • Slave - "Let's Spend Some Time" - electro-disco-funk
  • Slick - "Baby Doll"
  • Snatch - "Another Brick in the Wall" - electro-disco cover of the Pink Floyd hit
  • Snob - "Look Again" - electro-disco
  • Snob - "Women" - electro-disco
  • Soccer - "Dancin' Game"
  • Soccer - "Give Me Your Love"
  • Soccer - "Ohh Ah Love" - much of the instrumentation is copied from "Love Has Come My Way" by Tony Valor Sounds Orchestra
  • Soccer - "Take You Away"
  • Sofia Rotaru - "Gde ty lyubov" - Russian disco from the Soviet Union
  • Solaris - "A Case of the Boogie"
  • Solcyst - "Ha Ha!.. I Need Your Blood (Disco Dracula)" - electro-disco
  • Some Friends of Mine featuring Guy Curtis - "Say Baltimore" - electro-disco
  • Sonny Jenkins and the New York Potpourri Strings - "That Friday Pay (Eagle Flying Day)"
  • Soundblast - "Melting Pot" - electro-rock-disco
  • Spargo - "Head Up to the Sky" - electro-disco-pop
  • Spargo - "You and Me" - electro-disco
  • The Spinners a.k.a. Detroit Spinners - "Split Decision"
  • Stacy Lattisaw - "Jump to the Beat" - reached #3 Pop in the U.K. in July 1980; reached #1 Disco in the USA in July 1980
  • Starpoint - "Get Ready, Get Down"
  • Steely Dan - "Glamour Profession" - jazzy disco
  • Stephanie Mills - "D a n c i n'" - electro-disco
  • Stephanie Mills - "Never Knew Love Like This Before" - reached #6 Pop and #12 R&B in the USA in November 1980; reached #4 Pop in the U.K. in November 1980 (alternate live version)
  • Stephanie Mills - "Sweet Sensation" - funky disco; reached #52 Pop, #5 Disco (in combination with "Never Knew Love Like This Before"), and #3 R&B in the USA in 1980
  • Steve Arrington - "Summertime Lovin'"
  • Strange Affair (a.k.a. Tangerué) - "I'm Ready/Disco Star"
  • Strutt and Company - "Shady Lady" - rock-disco
  • Sugar and Candy - "Elevator Operator" - electro-disco-pop
  • Sun - "I Want Your Love" - electro-disco
  • Switch - "Keep Movin' On" - electro-disco
  • Switch - "Power to Dance" - rock-disco
  • Sylvester [James] - "Doin' It for the Real Thing"
  • Sylvester [James] - "Fever" - disco version of the 1958 classic by Peggy Lee
  • Sylvester [James] - "I Need You"
  • Sylvester [James] - "I'll Dance to That"
  • Sylvester [James] - "Sell My Soul" - gospel-disco; reached #6 Disco in the USA
  • Sylvia Mason - "Hello Super Duper Star" - electro-disco
  • Sylvia Mason - "We've Gotta Dance"
  • Sylvia St. James - "Better Things"
  • Sylvia Striplin - "Give Me Your Love" - jazzy disco
  • Sylvia Striplin - "Look Towards the Sky" - disco-soul
  • Symba - "Body Bait" - disco-funk
  • Syreeta [Wright] - "Love Fire"
  • Syreeta [Wright] - "Turn Up the Music"
  • T.S. Monk - "Candidate for Love" - jazzy disco - as the B-side of the single "Bon Bon Vie (Gimme the Good Life)", reached #13 Disco in the USA in 1981
  • T.S. Monk - "Stay Free of His Love"
  • Tamara - "Everybody Loves a Dancer" - electro-disco
  • Tamara - "Magic Dancer"
  • Tamara - "Same Time Same Place" - electro-disco
  • Tamara - "We Should Have Danced All Night" - electro-disco
  • Tantra - "Get Happy"
  • Tantra - "Get Ready to Go" - rock-disco
  • Tantra - "Hallelujah"
  • Tantra - "Hills of Katmandu" - italo-disco (electro-rock-disco); also released in a Spanish version, "Las Colinas de Katmandu"
  • Tantra - "Mother Africa"
  • Tantra - "Su Ku Leu" - African-flavored electro-disco
  • Tantra - "Top Shot" - rock-disco
  • Tantra - "Wishbone" - electro-disco; also released in a Spanish version, "Camino al Destino"
  • Tata Vega (with G. C. Cameron) - "Got My Second Wind" - disco version of Al Johnson's 1978 song
  • Tat'yana Kochergina - "Igrai skripka igrai" - Russian disco from Ukraine, U.S.S.R.
  • Tavares - "Hot Love" - R&B-disco
  • Tavares - "Life Time of Love" - R&B-disco
  • Taxi - "Let the Sunshine In" - disco version of the song from the film and musical "Hair" popularized by the 5th Dimension
  • Teena Marie (a.k.a. Mary Christine Brockert) - "Behind the Groove" - disco-funk; reached #6 Pop in the U.K. in June 1980
  • Teena Marie (a.k.a. Mary Christine Brockert) - "I Need Your Lovin'" - reached #37 Pop in the USA in January 1981, #9 R&B in the USA, #2 Disco in the USA for 2 weeks in late 1980; reached #28 Pop in the U.K. in October 1980
  • The Temptations - "Power" - funky disco; reached #11 R&B in the USA, #43 Pop in the USA in May 1980
  • Terri Gonzalez - "Hunger For Your Love"
  • Terri Gonzalez - "How Good It Is" - electro-disco
  • Thelma Houston - "Long Lasting Love"
  • Thunderstorm - "Hey You Get Ready (Red Light's On)" - electro-disco
  • Tierra - "Memories" - electro-disco
  • Timeless Legend - "I Was Born to Love You"
  • [Hector] Tobias - "Don't Look Back" - disco-pop
  • Tony Valor Sounds Orchestra - "Midnight Affair"
  • Toulouse - "Les hauts et les bas d'une hôtesse de l'air" - French disco
  • The Trammps - "Dance Contest" - electro-disco
  • The Trammps - "Everybody Boogie" - electro-disco
  • The Trammps - "Hard Rock and Disco" - electro-rock-disco; reached #76 Disco in the USA in mid-1980
  • The Trammps - "Is There Any Room for Me" - electro-disco-funk
  • The Trammps - "Looking for You" - electro-disco-funk
  • The Trammps - "Music Freek" - electro-disco
  • The Trammps - "You Can Make It" - electro-disco
  • Trixie - "Electricity"
  • Truth - "International Dancing" - disco-soul
  • Tschai Prender - "Hot Feet" - electro-disco
  • Twennynine with Lenny White - "My Melody"
  • Two Man Sound - "La Musica Latina" - latin-disco in English and Spanish
  • Two Tons of Fun a.k.a. Two Tons O' Fun - "Do You Wanna Boogie... Hunh?"
  • Two Tons of Fun a.k.a. Two Tons O' Fun - "Earth Can Be Just Like Heaven" - Hi-NRG-disco
  • Two Tons of Fun a.k.a. Two Tons O' Fun - "I Got the Feeling" - electro-disco; bundled with "Just Us" single in the USA
  • Two Tons of Fun a.k.a. Two Tons O' Fun - "It's True I Do" - disco-soul
  • Two Tons of Fun a.k.a. Two Tons O' Fun - "Just Us" - reached #29 R&B in the USA
  • Two Tons of Fun a.k.a. Two Tons O' Fun - "Make Someone Feel Happy Today"
  • Two Tons of Fun a.k.a. Two Tons O' Fun - "One Sided Love Affair"
  • Ty Karim and George Griffin - "Keep On Doin' Whatcha' Doin'" - electro-R&B-disco
  • UK Players - "Everybody Get Up" - jazzy electro-disco-funk
  • Ultimate - "Back Together"
  • Ultimate - "Get to the Top"
  • Ultimate - "Now and Forever"
  • Unlimited Touch - "I Hear Music in the Streets" - electro-disco; reached #6 Disco in the USA in February 1981, #33 R&B in the USA in January 1981
  • Unlimited Touch - "In the Middle" - electro-disco
  • Usha Uthup and Chorus - "Hari Om Hari" - disco-pop in Hindi and English from India
  • V.I.S.A. - "I'm a Dancer"
  • V.I.S.A. - "In San Francisco"
  • V.I.S.A. - "She's Heavy" - rock-disco
  • VST and Company - "Magnifica" - Tagalog disco from the Philippines
  • VST and Company - "Pakita Mo" - Tagalog rock-disco from the Philippines
  • VST and Company - "The Disco Rock" - disco in Tagalog and English from the Philippines
  • Vera - "Jumpin (Get Hot, Hit the Spot)" - electro-rock-disco
  • Vera - "Take Me to the Bridge" - electro-disco
  • Vernon Burch - "Fun City"
  • The Village People - "Can't Stop the Music" - reached #11 Pop in the U.K. in September 1980, #27 Disco in the USA; also the title of their failed movie from the same year
  • The Village People - "I Love You to Death" - rock-disco
  • The Village People - "Magic Night"
  • The Village People - "Milkshake"
  • The Village People - "Y.M.C.A." - reworking of the 1978 original, this time with Ray Simpson on lead vocals
  • Vinzerelli - "Skate Dancer" - funky disco
  • Viola Wills (a.k.a. Viola Wilkerson) - "If You Could Read My Mind" - disco version of the 1970 Gordon Lightfoot ballad; reached #2 Disco in the USA in November 1980
  • Viola Wills (a.k.a. Viola Wilkerson) - "Let Me Be Your Rock" - electro-disco
  • Viola Wills (a.k.a. Viola Wilkerson) - "Secret Love" - disco version of the 1954 Doris Day hit
  • Viola Wills (a.k.a. Viola Wilkerson) - "Somebody's Eyes"
  • Viola Wills (a.k.a. Viola Wilkerson) - "Something About You"
  • Viola Wills (a.k.a. Viola Wilkerson) - "(There's) Always Something There to Remind Me" - disco version of the classic song written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David that became a hit for Naked Eyes in 1983
  • Viola Wills (a.k.a. Viola Wilkerson) - "Up on the Roof" - Hi-NRG-disco version of the 1962 soul classic by the Drifters
  • Voyage - "I Love You Dancer (12" Maxi Single from Germany)" - electro-disco version of their electro-rock-dance hit "I Love You Dancer"
  • Was (Not Was) - "Wheel Me Out"
  • The Waters - "Dance the Night Away"
  • The Waters - "Party People"
  • Wax - "Don't Be Tight" - electro-rock-disco
  • The Whispers - "Imagination" - disco-funk
  • The Whispers - "It's A Love Thing" - reached #28 Pop in the USA in April 1981, #9 Pop in the U.K. in 1981, #2 R&B in the USA for 3 weeks
  • The Whispers - "My Girl" - disco version of the Temptations classic; reached #26 Pop in the U.K. in July 1980
  • The Whispers - "Out the Box" - electro-disco
  • William DeVaughn - "Be Thankful for What You've Got (Disco Version)" - disco remake of his 1974 soul-funk jam
  • Willy Chirino - "Honky Funk (Baila, Yo Te Pido Baila)" - Spanish disco
  • Wonder - "Up and Down"
  • Woods Empire - "The Boogie's Gonna Get You"
  • Yoko Katori - "Goin' Back to China" - disco in Japanese
  • Young and Company - "I Like What You're Doin' to Me" - reached #20 Pop in the U.K. in December 1980
  • Young and Company - "Love Me All Night" - electro-disco
  • Young and Company - "Strut Your Stuff (Sexy Lady)" - disco-funk
  • Yuriy Antonov and Araks Group - "Ya vspominayu" - electro-disco in Russian
  • Zdzisława Sośnicka - "Nuda" - Polish electro-disco with instrumentation based on Rod Stewart's 1978 hit "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?"
  • Zerrin Özer - "Son bir defa" - Turkish disco
  • Zerrin Özer - "Yalan" - Spanish-flavored disco in Turkish
  • Zoom - "Delta Flight" - electro-rock-disco
  • Zoom - "Flying High" - electro-rock-disco

    DISCO FOR CHILDREN

    The Muscle Tones released the children's exercise album "The Body Works" in 1980 as a companion to the Canadian television program from TVOntario. The disco songs on it are:

  • "Gotta Keep Movin'" - electro-disco
  • "Health Hustle" - electro-disco
    Kid Stuff Records put out the album "Rock 'N Roll Disco" by Fat Albert and the Junkyard Band as a companion to the American television program "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids". It had disco songs including:
  • "Saturday - Sunday - Monday - Funday" - electro-disco

    DISCO PRODUCTS AND HAPPENINGS OF 1980

    In 1980 a "Disco Fever" lunch box and thermos were produced by Aladdin. For more details, check this out. In February 1980, Gottlieb came out with a pinball game called "Roller Disco" (see here for more photos and details). Also in February 1980, Marvel Comics introduced the comic character Disco Dazzler, a roller-skating disco singer with a disco-ball necklace, in "Uncanny X-Men #130". When her series went solo in March 1981 it was called simply "Dazzler" without the "Disco" prefix, but it's interesting to note that the April 1981 issue had the theme "Last Stand in Discoland" printed on its cover and Dazzler was still wearing her disco-ball necklace. Emerson released a record player called "Disco 80" that included three blinking lights. Milton Bradley came out with the "Dizzy Dolphins Disco Game" featuring "dancing dolphins". In 1980 Kenner came out with the "Darci Disco" doll, which came with a shimmering silver disco jumpsuit plus a silver-colored mirror ball, jukebox, pinball machine, spotlight, and disco-themed background artwork to represent Darci's Disco. Rollerskates were available for her in a separate disco promotion. Another of the year's disco dolls was Mattel's "Disco Skipper", distributed only in Europe.

    The unofficial closing of the Studio 54 nightclub in New York City on February 4, 1980, followed by definite closure on February 28, 1980 when the last drink was served, was a major moment in the decline of disco in the early 1980s. Disco also declined because of the music industry's new insistence that new wave, rap, and country were the happening kinds of music. Many other factors played a role, including most '80s radio DJs' anti-disco attitudes (particularly in the midwest USA, where songs like "Twilight Zone/Twilight Zone" by Manhattan Transfer which were played and became hits on east-coast and west-coast USA stations were not played), the "Disco Sucks" and "Disco is Dead" campaigns, silly musical projects like the "Ethel Merman Disco Album" and "Disco Hokey Pokey", the summer 1979 hype surrounding "My Sharona" by the Knack, absurd disco-oriented films like "Can't Stop the Music" and "Roller Boogie" and television series like "Pink Lady and Jeff" (March-April 1980, where the Japanese duo Pink Lady, unable to speak English, performed disco songs like "On the Radio", "If My Friends Could See Me Now", "Knock on Wood", and "Boogie Wonderland" in an outrageously bad way), the coming AIDS crisis (which killed many disco producers, artists, and fans), the arrival of MTV in August 1981, and rock fans' resentment that rock acts like Rod Stewart, Queen, and KISS had made disco records. The final reason for disco's decline was new technology that encouraged R&B and dance musicians to replace real instruments with electronic sounds.

    The Grammy for "Best Disco Recording" was awarded to Gloria Gaynor for "I Will Survive" on February 27, 1980 during the 1979 22nd Grammy Awards. The song had competed against "Boogie Wonderland", "Bad Girls", "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?", and "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough". (This was both the first and last time a "Best Disco Recording" was chosen for the Grammy Awards.) But "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" gave Michael Jackson the Grammy for "Best Rhythm & Blues Vocal Performance - Male".

    Billboard's International Disco Forum 7 was held in February 1980 in Los Angeles. By this time, the dance music industry was in turmoil, sales were disappointing, and record labels announced cutbacks in the number of dance records they would release. This was followed by Billboard's International Disco Forum 8, held July 14-17, 1980 at the Sheraton Centre in New York City. Unfortunately, attendance at the July 1980 event was markedly down compared to the February 1979 peak attendance, and no additional Disco Forums were held. Later, Billboard started holding Billboard Dance Music Summits.

    The trashy disco movie "Can't Stop the Music" was released to theaters in June 1980, the only good song in it being "Give Me a Break" by the Ritchie Family. The horror movie "Prom Night", released to American theaters in August 1980 but filmed in summer 1979, features a disco dancing scene with many original disco songs as well as "I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor. The soundtrack to the 1980 movie "Foxes" includes the disco songs "On the Radio" by Donna Summer, "Shake It" by Brooklyn Dreams, and "20th Century Foxes" by Angel. "Struck By Boogie Lightning" by L'Ectrique plays while the closing credits roll in the 1980 movie "Don't Go in the House", and earlier in the movie "Late Night Surrender" by Jeree Palmer and "Dancing Close to You" by the Daryll-Barber Band play (the latter is heard in the discotheque scene).

    Macy's was still using a modified version of Odyssey's 1977 disco song "Native New Yorker" on radio commercials aired in New York City in September 1980. The Ponderosa restaurant chain made a distinctly disco commercial in 1980.

    The 1980 theme to the American science education television show "3-2-1 Contact" was disco, as was the instrumental theme to WNBC News 4 New York's special broadcasts on that year's "Tri-State Vote". The 1980 version of the theme song to "Solid Gold", sung by Dionne Warwick and created by Michael Miller and Dean Pitchford, was electro-disco. The first episode of "Solid Gold" (September 13, 1980) played the disco songs "Give Me the Night" by George Benson at #8, "All Over the World" by E.L.O. at #10, and "Fame" by Irene Cara at #15 as well as many non-disco songs.

    "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now" by McFadden and Whitehead was the official song of the Philadelphia Phillies during their games against the Kansas City Royals in the World Series in October 1980. And the Phillies became the champions! The cheerleaders for the Philadelphia Eagles team of 1980 also adopted this as their theme, and released their own recording of "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now" through The Sound of Philadelphia (CBS Records) in 1981, but the Eagles were defeated by the Oakland Raiders at the Super Bowl in January 1981.

    Here are disco songs featured on the American television show "American Bandstand" in 1980: "Last Train to London" by E.L.O. (January 5 program), "Haven't You Heard" by Patrice Rushen (January 26 program), "Twilight Zone/Twilight Zone" by Manhattan Transfer (March 1 program), "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)" by Bonnie Pointer (March 8 program), "The Second Time Around" by Shalamar (March 15 program), "Ladies' Night" by Kool and the Gang (March 22 program), "Got to Love Somebody" by Sister Sledge (April 5 program), "Give Me a Break" and "Put Your Feet to the Beat" by the Ritchie Family and "Disco Flam" by José Feliciano (April 12 program), "Body Language" by the Spinners (April 26 program), "Let's Get Serious" by Jermaine Jackson and "Rock With You" by Michael Jackson (May 24 program), "Sweet Sensation" by Stephanie Mills (July 5 program), "Power" by the Temptations (July 19 program), and "Fame" by Irene Cara (October 18 program).

    Here are disco songs featured on the American television show "The Midnight Special" in 1980: "Don't Let Go" by Isaac Hayes and "Best of My Love" by the Emotions (January 18 program), "Ladies' Night" by Kool and the Gang (January 18 and December 12 programs), "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy" by Rod Stewart and "Heaven Knows" by Donna Summer with Brooklyn Dreams (January 25 program), "Macho Man" by the Village People (February 1 program), "Heaven Must Have Sent You" and "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)" by Bonnie Pointer and "Last Train to London" by E.L.O. (February 22 program), "Let's Boogie, Let's Dance" by the Spinners (February 22 and April 11 programs), "And the Beat Goes On" by the Whispers (March 14 program), "Got to Love Somebody" by Sister Sledge and "Body Language" by the Spinners (April 11 program), "Rock With You" by Michael Jackson and "Bourgie Bourgie" by Gladys Knight and the Pips (May 9 program), "Stomp!" and "Light Up the Night" by the Brothers Johnson (June 13 program), "Let's Get Serious" by Jermaine Jackson (June 13 and June 20 programs), "Behind the Groove" by Teena Marie (June 20 program), "Give Me a Break" by the Ritchie Family and "Can't Stop the Music" and "Milkshake" by the Village People (July 11 program), "D a n c i n'" by Stephanie Mills (July 18 program), "Sweet Sensation" by Stephanie Mills (July 18 and November 7 programs), "Take Your Time (Do It Right)" by the S.O.S. Band (September 12 program), "Fame" by Irene Cara (September 12 and September 26 programs), "Funtime" by Peaches and Herb (October 17 program), "Another One Bites the Dust" by Queen (October 24 program), "Never Knew Love Like This Before" by Stephanie Mills (November 7 program), "Celebration" by Kool and the Gang (December 12 program), and "Power" by the Temptations (December 19 program).

    Here are disco songs featured on the American television show "Soul Train" in 1980: "Good Times" and "My Feet Keep Dancing" by Chic and "Skate to the Rhythm" by High Inergy (February 9 program), "I Shoulda Loved Ya" by Narada Michael Walden (March 1 program), "Take That to the Bank" by Shalamar (March 8 program), "Haven't You Heard" by Patrice Rushen (March 15 program), "Dance 'N' Sing 'N'" by L.T.D. and "Keep It Hot" by Cheryl Lynn (March 22 program), "We Are Family" and "He's the Greatest Dancer" by Sister Sledge (April 5 program), "What 'Cha Gonna Do With My Lovin'" and "You Can Get Over" by Stephanie Mills (April 26 program), "Can't Stop the Music" by the Village People (May 3 program), "Let's Get Serious" by Jermaine Jackson (May 10 program), "Bourgie Bourgie" by Gladys Knight and the Pips (May 17 program), "Power" by the Temptations (May 31 program), "Stomp!" and "Light Up the Night" by the Brothers Johnson (September 20 program), "Fame" by Irene Cara (October 4 program), "Take Your Time (Do It Right)" by the S.O.S. Band (October 11 program), "I Need Your Lovin'" and "Behind the Groove" by Teena Marie (October 18 program), "Right in the Socket" by Shalamar and "Give It On Up (If You Want To)" and "She's a Rainbow Dancer" by Mtume (November 15 program), "Can't Fake the Feeling" by Geraldine Hunt (November 22 program), and "I've Just Begun to Love You" and "Do Me Right" by Dynasty (December 20 program).

    Here are disco songs featured on the German television show "Musikladen" in 1980: "Que Sera Mi Vida" by Gibson Brothers (January 17 program), "Hold On to My Love" by Jimmy Ruffin and "Funkytown" by Lipps, Inc. (June 19 program), "Light Up the Night" by the Brothers Johnson and "Feels Like I'm in Love" by Kelly Marie (October 9 program), "Celebration" by Kool and the Gang (November 13 program), and "Loving Just for Fun" by Kelly Marie (December 11 program).

    On Marie Osmond's short-lived television variety show "Marie" on NBC she performed multiple disco songs in electro-disco style before studio audiences. These included a rendition of Diana Ross's "I'm Coming Out" at the start of the very first episode aired December 12, a version of Queen's "Another One Bites the Dust" on December 19, and a version of Stephanie Mills's "Never Knew Love Like This Before" on December 26.

    The disco songs of 1980 were not just hits as singles, either. A lot of albums containing the above songs were popular, including "diana" (May 1980, with "I'm Coming Out"), "Celebrate!" (with "Celebration"), "Give Me the Night" (with "Give Me the Night" and "Love X Love"), and "Light Up the Night" (with "Stomp!" and "Light Up the Night").

    On the other hand, Sister Sledge didn't fare as well this year as with 1979's "We Are Family" album. Sheila and B. Devotion, releasing a 1980 album called "King of the World", was popular only in Europe and South Africa; yet, the group's late-1979 single "Spacer" sold more than 5 million copies worldwide! Crown Heights Affair's songs this year didn't have success in the charts. A lot of other groups also started to struggle, including Chic, whose summer album "Real People" sold in fewer numbers than their earlier albums "Risqué" and "C'est Chic". The two 1980 Chic singles were "Rebels Are We" (#8 R&B) and "Real People" (#79 Pop). Meanwhile, Chic's single "My Feet Keep Dancing" got no higher than #101 on the Billboard Pop chart in December 1980, though it reached #21 in the United Kingdom in January 1980. The Gap Band's single "Party Lights", which had been released in 1979, did only modestly on the United Kingdom charts in late 1980, peaking there at #30 Pop.

    1979 disco songs that hit the charts big during 1980 included Ottawan's "D.I.S.C.O.", Kool and the Gang's "Ladies' Night", the duet by Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway titled "You Are My Heaven", "Sexy Eyes" by Dr. Hook, Lipps, Inc.'s "Funkytown", and Michael Jackson's "Off the Wall" and "Rock With You". "Holdin' On" by Tony Rallo and the Midnight Band was popular in the United Kingdom during 1980. "D.I.S.C.O." charted in the United Kingdom in the top 40 even as late as November 1980, peaking at #2 in October. "High On Your Love" by Debbie Jacobs peaked in March 1980 (#70 Pop in the USA). "All Night Thing" by the Invisible Man's Band reached #9 R&B in 1980 in the United States. "Sexy Eyes" reached #5 Pop in the USA 15 weeks after its February 16, 1980 single release. "Dance Yourself Dizzy" by Liquid Gold reached #2 Pop in the U.K. in April 1980. "I Owe You One" by Shalamar reached #13 Pop in the U.K. in October 1980. "I Shoulda Loved Ya" by Narada Michael Walden reached #8 Pop in the U.K. in May 1980. "Funkytown" was a #1 pop hit in the summer (May-June 1980) in the United States and also reached #1 in Canada, Israel, and Spain. In Britain, "Funkytown" reached #2 Pop in June 1980 and "Ladies' Night" reached #9 Pop in January 1980. "The Second Time Around" by Shalamar reached #8 Pop in the USA in March 1980. "On the Radio" by Donna Summer reached #5 Pop in the USA in March 1980. "Rock with You" was number 1 on the pop singles charts in January 1980. Michael Jackson's 3 big disco songs from 1979 were made into music videos by 1980. Jackson's "Off the Wall" album (released August 1979) ended up being the 2nd most popular album sold during 1980, according to Rolling Stone Magazine's "Top 100 LP's of 1980" list on pages 130-131 in the January 8, 1981 issue. Here are some other albums with disco songs that sold well in 1980: Donna Summer's compilation "On the Radio - Greatest Hits" volumes 1 and 2 was #22 on the Rolling Stone Magazine chart for the year. Also prominent on the RSM chart are: "diana" #27, "Light Up the Night" #46 (included "Stomp!"), the "Fame" soundtrack #52, "Let's Get Serious" #58, "Give Me the Night" #59, "Roberta Flack Featuring Donna Hathaway" #76 (included "You Are My Heaven"), "Mouth to Mouth" #80 (included "Funkytown"), "The Glow of Love" #88 (by Change), "Sweet Sensation" #90 (included "Never Knew Love Like This Before"), and "S.O.S." #97. The numbers don't lie - disco was not "dead" in 1980.

    A lot of non-disco dance songs were released in 1980. Examples are Loose Joints's "Is It All Over My Face?" and Diana Ross's "Upside Down" (#1 on the U.S. Disco chart in August 1980 and #1 on the U.S. Pop chart in September 1980 for 4 weeks; #2 Pop in the U.K.) which are both more funk than disco. Other 1980 funk songs are "Don't Push It, Don't Force It" by Leon Haywood (#2 R&B in the USA in 1980), "Don't Stop the Music" by Yarbrough and Peoples (#19 Pop in the USA in April 1981, #1 R&B for 5 weeks), "And Love Goes On" by Earth, Wind and Fire, "Big Time" by Rick James, "Bumper to Bumper" by Avenue B Boogie Band, "Catch Me (Before I Have to Testify)" by Average White Band, "Celebrations" by Brothers Johnson, "Checking You Out" by Young and Company, "Dancin' Dancin'" by the Blackbyrds (up-tempo R&B), "Disco Can't Go On Forever" by Gonzalez, "Everybody" by Instant Funk, "Fantastic Voyage" by Lakeside, "Feel My Love" and "Watching You" by Slave, "Free Bass" by Wizzdom, "Give Up the Funk (Let's Dance)" by B.T. Express, "Gonna Lift You Up" by Starpoint, "Here's to You" and "High" and "Super Love" by Skyy, "Open Your Heart" and "Boogie Body Land" by the Bar-Kays, "Positive Energy" by Southroad Connection, "Rapp Payback (Where is Moses?)" and "Don't Stop the Funk" (electro-funk) by James Brown, "S.O.S. (Dit Dit Dit Dat Dat Dat Dit Dit Dit)" by S.O.S. Band (which however has a very nice disco section lasting 30 seconds in the middle of the song), "Sure Shot" by Crown Heights Affair, "Take It Light" by Jumbo, "The Louder" by Peter Jacques Band (electro-funk), "This Feelin'" by Frank Hooker and Positive People, "Your Place or Mine" by Quinella, "Bon Bon Vie (Gimme the Good Life)" by T.S. Monk (electro-funk), "Boogie to the Bop" by Mantus (electro-funk), "Come On and Boogie" by Chuck Brown (electro-funk), "Dance to the Funky Groove" by Maurice Starr (electro-funk), "Don't Stop" by Firefly (electro-funk), "I'm Ready" by Kano (electro-funk/Hi-NRG), "Just Can't Help Myself (I Really Love You)" by Common Sense (electro-funk), "Make Me Over" by the Escorts (electro-funk), "Play Me or Trade Me" by Parlet (electro-funk), "Dynamite!" by Stacy Lattisaw, "Far Beyond" by Locksmith, "Coma Ta Ya Ha Dance (We Came to Earth to Dance)" by Denise LaSalle, "Magic of You (Like the Way)" by Rafael Cameron (electro-funk), "Keep It Hot" and "Your Love Takes Me Out" and "Shake Your Pants" by Cameo, "Real People" and "Chip off the Old Block" by Chic, "Too Tight" by Con Funk Shun, "Make it Last" by Midnight Star, "I Just Wanna Dance With You" by Starpoint, and "Can You Feel It" and "Lovely One" by The Jacksons. Those are good songs, but not disco. "Let's Groove" by Earth, Wind, and Fire, which reached #3 Pop in the USA in December 1981 and #1 on the American R&B Chart for 8 weeks starting in October 1981, plus #3 Pop in the U.K. in November 1981, is also electro-funk. Denise LaSalle's "I'm So Hot" (#33 Disco, #82 R&B in the USA) has the same beat structure as "Let's Groove", and even though it has real bass and violins unlike "Let's Groove", it isn't technically disco, but more like a form of R&B. Nor are heavily electronic songs like "Save the Last Dance for Me" by Free Expression, "Can't Be Love (Do It To Me Anyway)" by Peter Brown, "Sexy Thing" by Jumbo, "Young Girls" by Sparks, "Provincial Disco" by Zodiac, "Now Baby Now" by Kano, "Nobody's Got Time" by Eddy Grant, "Party Boys" by Foxy, "Ai No Corrida" by Chas Jankel, "Bad Love" by Cher, "Space Ranger" by Sun, "So Much for L.A." by D.C. LaRue, "How Long" by Lipps, Inc., "Disco Lady" by Lokice (electro-dance in Serbo-Croatian), "Get Up (Rock Your Body)" by the 202 Machine (electro-dance), and "Stop, He's a Lover" and "One Night Queen" by Claudja Barry. "Radio Action" by Claudja Barry, "I Depend on You" by Two Tons of Fun, and "Your Love" by Lime are described as Hi-NRG songs. "Exotically" by Peter Jacques Band also qualifies as Hi-NRG. "Keep On Talking" by Carrie LaPorte is a rockish form of Hi-NRG. "Red Light" by Linda Clifford and "Passion" by Rod Stewart were rock-dance songs. The album version of "I Love You Dancer" by Voyage is a very good electro-rock-dance song that's heavy on synths. Other notable electro-rock-dance songs were "Mondo Man" by Roni Griffith, "It's a War" by Kano, "I Don't Want to Fall in Love Again" by Voyage, "Rock 'n' Roll People in a Disco World" by Sparks, and the cover of "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" by Boney M. "To the Boys in the Band" by La Flavour has an electronic bassline, electronic keyboards, and a latin flavor throughout including in the guitar-playing. "Rescue Me" by A Taste of Honey, which reached #16 R&B in the U.K., is a funk/pop song. "Love No Longer Has a Hold on Me" by Johnny Bristol, "You've Got to Like What You Do" by Shirley Brown, and "Pretty Baby" by Sister Sledge are noteworthy R&B songs. "Cupid/I've Loved You for a Long Time" by the Spinners was a soul hit. "Xanadu" by Olivia Newton-John and the Electric Light Orchestra is not really disco either, nor are "Emotional Rescue" and "Dance (Part 1)" by the Rolling Stones (even though they are influenced by disco), nor "Your Body Won't Move if You Can't Feel the Groove" by Leon Huff. Christopher Cross's hit "Ride Like the Wind" was disco-influenced lite-pop. "The Groove" by Rodney Franklin (#7 Pop in the U.K.), "Painted Lady" and "Visualise Yourself (And Your Mind)" by Light of the World, "Motivation" by Atmosfear, the incredible "By All Means" by Alphonse Mouzon, "Splashdown" by Breakwater (#62 Disco in the USA in mid-1980), and "You Ga (Ta Give It)" by the Brecker Brothers are jazz-funk. 1980 was also the year for "The Breaks", a very good disco/funk-sounding rap song by Kurtis Blow, and "Double Dutch Bus", a funk-rap song by Frankie Smith, as well as the smooth groovers "Just the Two of Us" by Grover Washington Jr. featuring Bill Withers, "I Can't Get Along Without You" by Vance and Suzzanne, "Love Me, Love Me Now" by Curtis Mayfield, and "All I Do" by Stevie Wonder. "Love Money" by T.W. Funkmasters is electro-disco-backed rap. "Sure Shot" by Xanadu is disco-backed rap where the background music is a cover of the Whispers hit "And the Beat Goes On". "Rhythm Rap Rock" by Count Coolout is disco-funk-backed rap.


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