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1981 Disco

While the number of new disco releases began to noticeably decline in 1981, a good amount of them were excellent and some of them even became hits, such as "Lady (You Bring Me Up)" by the Commodores, arguably the last "pure" or "traditional" (i.e., violin-backed) disco song to reach the top 10 on the Billboard pop chart in the USA. The R&B chart also had many fine disco hits in 1981. Of particular merit are "Shake It Up Tonight" by Cheryl Lynn, "I Can't Stay Away From You" by Viola Wills, and "The Real Thing" by the Brothers Johnson.

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Disco Music released during 1981:

Collage of Disco Products made in 1981

  • 2 Plus 1 (Dwa Plus Jeden) - "Blue Lights Of Pasadena" - mellow electro-disco-pop
  • 2 Plus 1 (Dwa Plus Jeden) - "Hula Lula Nights" - electro-disco-pop
  • 2 Plus 1 (Dwa Plus Jeden) - "Hurry Home (Hurricane)" - electro-disco-pop
  • 2 Plus 1 (Dwa Plus Jeden) - "I'll See You Around" - electro-disco-pop cover of Asha Puthli's 1978 song
  • 2 Plus 1 (Dwa Plus Jeden) - "Lady Runaway" - electro-rock-disco-pop with some rap sections
  • 2 Plus 1 (Dwa Plus Jeden) - "Magic Island" - electro-disco-pop-fusion
  • 2 Plus 1 (Dwa Plus Jeden) - "Man of Mystery" - electro-disco-pop
  • 2 Plus 1 (Dwa Plus Jeden) - "Warsaw Nights" - Polish-flavored electro-disco-pop
  • 24 Karat Gold - "New Love"
  • Adal Scandy Super Band - "Pirana" - electro-rock-disco
  • Adje Doomen - "Let There Be Disco Drums" - electro-disco
  • The Afternoon Delights - "General Hospi-tale" - electro-disco with sung and rapped lyrics
  • Ahzz - "New York Moving" - electro-disco
  • Al Nobriga with Island Company - "My Last Disco Song" - electro-disco-fusion
  • Alec R. Costandinos - "Something's Cookin'" - electro-rock-disco-pop
  • Ali Thomson - "Foolish Child" - jazzy electro-disco-pop
  • Alicia Myers - "Don't Stop What You're Doin'" - electro-disco
  • Alicia Myers - "I Want to Thank You" - gospel-disco-soul
  • Amanda Lear - "Hollywood is Just a Dream (When You're Seventeen)" - electro-disco
  • Anette, Anke und Andrea - "Felicidad (Margherita)" - German electro-disco version of Massara's 1979 song
  • Ansambl' Angela Vladkovicha "ABC" a.k.a. Angel Vladković Group ABC - "Banany / Bananas" - Russian electro-disco-pop
  • Ansambl' Angela Vladkovicha "ABC" a.k.a. Angel Vladković Group ABC - "Disko Likhoradka / Disco Fever" - electro-disco
  • Ansambl' Angela Vladkovicha "ABC" a.k.a. Angel Vladković Group ABC - "Dobry Pozhelaniya / Good Wishes" - Italian electro-disco
  • Ansambl' Angela Vladkovicha "ABC" a.k.a. Angel Vladković Group ABC - "Goroskop / Horoscope" - Russian electro-disco-pop
  • Ansambl' Angela Vladkovicha "ABC" a.k.a. Angel Vladković Group ABC - "Poymi Menya Pravil'no / Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" - electro-disco version of the 1965 song by the Animals
  • Archie Bell - "Why Didja Do Me"
  • Aretha Franklin - "Truth and Honesty" - electro-disco-soul
  • Aretha Franklin - "Whole Lot of Me" - disco-soul
  • Arian [Kerliu] - "Do Posljednjeg Daha" - Croatian disco from Yugoslavia
  • Arian [Kerliu] - "Sure It's Funky" - funky electro-disco; also released in a Croatian version, "Luduj Sa Mnom"
  • Arian [Kerliu] - "Your Love Makes Me a Winner" - also released in a Croatian version, "Lutaš Velikim Gradom"
  • Arthur Adams - "You Got the Floor" - jazzy electro-disco; reached #38 Pop in the U.K. in November 1981
  • Asha Bhosle - "Dil Dil Dil, Kabhi Dil De Bhi To Do" - Hindi electro-disco from India
  • Augusto Martelli e la sua Orchestra - "Popcorn Time" - electro-rock-disco
  • Aurra - "Nasty Disposition" - funky electro-disco
  • Aurra - "Party Time" - funky electro-disco
  • The B.B. and Q. Band (The Brooklyn, Bronx and Queens Band) - "On the Beat" - electro-disco
  • Babla - "Babla's Disco Dancing Theme" - Indian-flavored electro-disco
  • Baby Brother - "Saturday Night (And I'm Boogie Bound)" - electro-disco-funk
  • Baby Washington - "Come See About Me" - funky electro-disco version of the Supremes' hit from 1964
  • Baccara - "Mucho, Mucho"
  • Bamboo - "Let's Hang On" - disco version of the 1965 Four Seasons hit
  • The Band A.K.A. - "Steppin' Out" - electro-disco
  • Bappi Lahiri - "Disco Badshah" - Indian-styled disco in Hindi
  • Bappi Lahiri featuring Kishore Kumar [Ganguly], Amit Kumar, and Chorus - "Mera Dil Tera Dil...Om Namah Shivae" - Hindi electro-disco from India
  • Bappi Lahiri featuring Lata Mangeshkar - "Mera Dil Tera Dil...Om Namah Shivae (Reprise)" - Hindi disco from India
  • Barbara Roy and Ecstasy, Passion, and Pain - "If You Want Me" - electro-disco
  • Barrabas - "On the Road Again" - electro-disco
  • Barrett Strong - "Rock It Easy"
  • Barry Manilow - "Let's Hang On" - electro-rock-disco-pop/dance-pop cover of the 1965 Four Seasons hit; reached #32 Pop in the USA in 1982, #12 Pop in the UK in November 1981
  • Ben Norman - "Too Many Lovers"
  • Berit - "Mamma Norge" - Norwegian electro-disco-pop cover of the song written by Trond Hansen
  • Bessie [Argyrakis] - "Esý (Jolene)" - Greek rock-disco-pop version of Dolly Parton's 1973 country song
  • Beverly Hill - "Keep Movin'" - electro-disco
  • Bezinky - "Pár nápadů" - Czech disco-pop-fusion cover of "Xanadu" by Olivia Newton-John and the Electric Light Orchestra
  • Billy Ocean - "Stay the Night" - R&B-disco; bundled with "Night (Feel Like Getting Down)", reached #4 Disco in the USA in 1981
  • Bisquit - "Zoo Zoo" - electro-disco
  • Black Ice - "All About Love" - electro-disco-soul
  • Blanca Goodfriend - "Celebremos (Celebration)" - Spanish version of the hit by Kool and the Gang
  • Bliss - "Fun" - electro-disco
  • Boban Petrović (a.k.a. Slobodan Petrović) - "Kupatilo Je Shvatilo" - Serbian electro-disco from Yugoslavia
  • Boban Petrović (a.k.a. Slobodan Petrović) - "Svetski osmeh" - Serbian electro-disco from Yugoslavia
  • Bobby Thurston - "Is Something Wrong With You?" - funky disco
  • Boney M - "That's Boonoonoonoos / Train to Skaville / I Shall Sing" - mellow electro-rock-disco with rap sections
  • Booker T. Jones - "Don't Stop Your Love" - reached #11 Dance in the USA in 1982
  • Boots Clements - "Yippy-i-aye Yippy-i-yo (Ghostriders in the Sky)" - country-disco version of the Johnny Cash country classic "(Ghost) Riders in the Sky" (music and lyrics by Stan Jones)
  • Boys Town Gang - "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" - remake of the 1967 Frankie Valli classic; reached #4 Pop in the U.K. in August 1982, #15 Dance in the USA
  • Boys Town Gang - "Cruisin' the Streets"
  • Boys Town Gang - "Disco Kicks" - Hi-NRG-disco remake of a song originally performed by The Original Mass; bundled with "You're the One", it reached #6 Disco/Dance in the USA in October 1981
  • Brief Encounter - "If You Want My Love" - disco-soul
  • Brief Encounter - "Sweet Tender Loving" - disco-soul
  • Brooklyn Express - "Sixty-Nine" a.k.a. "Change Position (88)" - largely a funky disco cover of Jimmy "Bo" Horne's 1981 disco song "Spank"
  • Brotherhood of Man - "Dance Yourself Dizzy" - cover of the Liquid Gold hit
  • Brotherhood of Man - "I Will Survive" - electro-disco cover of the 1978 Gloria Gaynor classic
  • Brotherhood of Man - "Le Freak" - electro-disco cover of the 1978 Chic original
  • Brotherhood of Man - "Night Fever" - electro-disco cover of the 1977 Bee Gees classic
  • Brotherhood of Man - "Ring My Bell" - electro-disco cover of the 1979 Anita Ward hit
  • Brotherhood of Man - "Rivers of Babylon" - electro-disco cover of the Boney M hit
  • Brotherhood of Man - "Use It Up and Wear It Out" - cover of the 1980 Odyssey hit
  • Brotherhood of Man - "Yes Sir, I Can Boogie" - electro-disco cover of the 1977 Baccara hit
  • Brothers Johnson - "The Real Thing" - reached #11 R&B in the USA in June 1981; reached #50 Pop in the U.K. in August 1981 and #67 Pop in the USA in 1981
  • Brothers Johnson - "Dancin' Free"
  • Bugatti and Musker - "Fate (Original 1981 Mix)" - electro-R&B-disco; different from the version on their 1982 album as The Dukes
  • Bugatti and Musker - "Love Dance (Original 1981 Mix)" - electro-disco; different from the version on their 1982 album as The Dukes
  • Bugatti and Musker a.k.a. The Dukes - "Love's Fool" - electro-disco-pop
  • Bugatti and Musker a.k.a. The Dukes - "My Simple Heart" - electro-disco version of the 1979 electro-disco song by The Three Degrees; they wrote the lyrics to this song
  • C.H.A.D. featuring G.G. Gibson - "Feel the Beat (C'est Si Bon...)" - disco in English and French; portions of the bassline are similar to Chic's 1979 song "My Forbidden Lover"
  • Camille - "Keep On Shakin' That Thing" - electro-disco
  • Candy Bowman - "I Wanna Feel Your Love" - electro-R&B-disco
  • Cappuccino - "Hell Dance With Me" - rock-disco
  • Capricorn - "Pow Pow Pow" - electro-disco
  • Captain Keen - "Cool Dancin'" - electro-rock-disco
  • Caramba - "Donna Maya" - comedic electro-rock-disco-pop
  • Caramba - "Hare Christmes" - comedic electro-disco-pop
  • Carina [Lemoine] - "I Love Disco" - electro-disco-pop
  • Carl Carlton - "She's a Bad Mama Jama (She's Built, She's Stacked)" - funky electro-disco; reached #22 Pop in the USA in October 1981, #2 R&B in the USA, #20 Disco/Dance in the USA in 1981; reached #34 Pop in the U.K. in August 1981
  • Carl Harvey - "Just Having Fun" - disco-funk
  • Carol Dionne - "I'm in Love With You" - electro-disco-soul
  • Carol Douglas - "My Simple Heart" - electro-disco cover of the 1979 Three Degrees hit
  • Carol Jiani (a.k.a. Uchenna Ikejiani) - "Seeing You" - funky electro-disco
  • Caroline Bernier - "Little Bit of Lovin'" - mellow disco-pop
  • Caroline Bernier - "Love I Don't Wanna Hear About It" - electro-disco
  • Caroline Bernier - "Never Enough" - electro-disco
  • Caroline Bernier - "Take It Off" - electro-disco
  • Caroline Bernier - "Young and Lively" - electro-disco
  • Die Caufner-Schwestern - "Man Weiß Ja Nie" - German electro-rock-disco-pop
  • Cecil Parker - "What It Is" - electro-R&B-disco
  • Chaka Khan - "Fate" - electro-disco; cover of the song by Bugatti and Musker but with slightly different lyrics
  • Change - "Hold Tight" - electro-disco; reached #89 Pop in the USA in 1981
  • Change - "Paradise" - reached #1 Disco in the USA in May 1981, #80 Pop in the USA in 1981
  • Charles Mann - "Sho'Nuff No Funny Stuff Love" - funky electro-disco
  • Charles Veal - "Love Me Tonight" - R&B-disco
  • Charles Veal - "Show Me" - electro-disco-soul
  • Charles Veal - "The Girl's Got a Hold on Me" - disco-soul
  • Charo (a.k.a. María Baeza) - "Eres Tú" - Spanish disco; cover of the song written by Juan Carlos Calderón in 1973
  • Charo (a.k.a. María Baeza) - "Recuerdos de Alhambra (Mi Guitarra)" - Spanish-flavored disco version of Francisco Tárrega's 1896 composition
  • Chas Jankel - "Glad to Know You" - jazzy electro-disco; reached #1 on the U.S. Dance chart in 1982
  • Cheetah - "Ain't Gonna Waste No Time No More" - produced by Laurin Rinder and W. Michael Lewis
  • Cheetah - "I'm Ready" - electro-rock-disco - produced by Laurin Rinder and W. Michael Lewis
  • Cheetah - "Night Lines" - produced by Laurin Rinder and W. Michael Lewis
  • Cheetah - "Too Hot to be Cool" - produced by Laurin Rinder and W. Michael Lewis
  • Cheryl Lynn - "If You'll Be True to Me" - disco-soul
  • Cheryl Lynn - "Shake It Up Tonight" - reached #70 Pop in the USA in September 1981, #5 R&B in the USA, #5 Disco in the USA in 1981
  • The Chi-Lites - "Get Down With Me" - funky disco
  • The Chi-Lites - "We're Right For Each Other" - electro-disco-soul
  • The Chi-Lites - "Won't You Take Me Back" - R&B-disco
  • Christian Anders - "Love, Love, Love" - electro-disco-pop; title theme to the 1981 film "Divine Emanuelle: Love Cult"
  • Christian Colombier, His Orchestra and Singers - "D.I.S.C.O." - electro-disco-pop cover of Ottawan's hit
  • Christian Colombier, His Orchestra and Singers - "Fame" - instrumental rock-disco cover of Irene Cara's 1980 hit
  • Christian Colombier, His Orchestra and Singers - "Funkytown" - cover of the 1979 hit by Lipps, Inc.
  • Christopher John Band - "I'm a First Class Fool Again" - electro-disco-pop
  • Claire Evren - "Müzik ve Ben" - electro-rock-disco in Turkish and French
  • Clay Hunt - "Keep Me On Fire" - disco-soul
  • Cliff Carpenter and His Orchestra - "Felicidad (Margherita)" - instrumental electro-disco cover of Massara's 1979 song
  • Clyde Alexander - "Gotta Get Your Love" - electro-disco-pop remake of the 1979 song by Gary Davis and Sanction
  • Coco York and Serge Ermoll Ensemble - "Come On Everybody" - jazzy electro-disco
  • The Commodores - "Lady (You Bring Me Up)" - reached #8 Pop in the USA in September 1981, #5 R&B in the USA in 1981, #53 Disco in the USA in late 1981
  • Companion featuring Charmaine - "Living Up to Love (Companion)" - produced by Boris Midney
  • Companion featuring Charmaine - "Step On Out" - produced by Boris Midney
  • Conquest - "Give It To Me (If You Don't Mind)" - electro-disco-funk
  • Creme D'Cocoa - "I Will Survive" - instrumentation based on Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive", but the lyrics are different (a male reply to the original song)
  • Crystal and the Team - "Sooner or Later (I'm Gonna be the One)" - electro-rock-disco-pop
  • Crystal and the Team - "(Won't You) Dance with Me" - electro-rock-disco
  • Cui Ai-Lian - "Ài yào zhuāngzhòng" - Mandarin electro-rock-disco-pop from Taiwan
  • Cui Ai-Lian - "Děng" - Mandarin electro-rock-disco-pop from Taiwan
  • Cui Ai-Lian - "Děngdài" - Mandarin electro-metal-disco from Taiwan; cover of KISS's 1979 metal-disco hit "I Was Made for Lovin' You"
  • Cui Ai-Lian - "Jīntiān! Nǐ hǎo!" - Mandarin electro-disco-pop from Taiwan
  • Cui Ai-Lian - "Shēngmìngxiàn" - Mandarin electro-rock-disco-pop from Taiwan
  • D.D. Sound (Disco Delivery Sound) - "The Night They Invented Disco" a.k.a. "The Night They Invented the Disco" - disco with sung and rapped lyrics
  • Dalida - "Americana" - French latin-disco version of the 1981 song originally sung in Spanish by Alec R. Costandinos
  • Daniel Sahuleka - "We'll Go Out Tonight" - mellow electro-disco-soul
  • Danielle Devred - "Silver Spoon" - electro-disco - produced by Giancarlo Meo and Claudio Simonetti
  • Danny Offia and the Friks - "Sat. Nite (is a Party Nite)" - electro-disco
  • Danny Offia and the Friks - "Weak for You" - mellow electro-disco
  • Dans je fit met Penney de Jager - "Can't Stop the Music" - cover of the Village People song overlaid with spoken instructions in Dutch
  • Dans je fit met Penney de Jager - "I Will Survive" - partly-instrumental disco cover of Gloria Gaynor's 1978 hit overlaid with spoken instructions in Dutch
  • Dans je fit met Penney de Jager - "In the Navy" - cover of the Village People hit overlaid with spoken instructions in Dutch
  • Dans je fit met Penney de Jager - "Y.M.C.A." - cover of the Village People hit overlaid with spoken instructions in Dutch
  • DeBarge a.k.a. The DeBarges - "Dance the Night Away" - funky R&B-disco-fusion
  • Debra Laws - "On My Own" - electro-disco
  • Delegation - "In the Night" - mellow disco
  • Deniz Erkanat - "Yetersin Bana" - Turkish disco-pop
  • Diana Morini - "Mani di Fata" - Italian electro-rock-disco
  • Diana Morini - "The Queen of Love" - electro-rock-disco cover of the 1980 disco song by Barbarella
  • Diana Ross - "Work That Body" - disco-funk
  • Discoteque - "For Your Love" - disco version of the Yardbirds' rock classic
  • The Diskery II - "Star" - electro-rock-disco
  • Donald Byrd - "Love Has Come Around" - funky electro-disco; reached #15 R&B in the USA, #4 Disco/Dance in the USA in 1981
  • Donald O'Conner - "Emergency" - R&B-disco
  • Doris D. and the Pins - "I Wanna Be Loved By You"
  • Doris D. and the Pins - "Midnight" - disco-pop
  • Doris D. and the Pins - "Silver Spaceman"
  • Dos-Mukasan - "Gashyktar ani" - Kazakh electro-disco from Kazakhstan, U.S.S.R.
  • Double Exposure - "After All This Time" - funky disco
  • Dschinghis Khan - "Aladin" - German rock-disco-pop
  • Dschinghis Khan - "Pistolero" - Mexican-flavored rock-disco-pop in German; also released in English and Spanish versions
  • Dschinghis Khan - "What Shall We Do with the Drunken Sailor" - disco-pop version of the traditional song
  • Dubravka [Jusić] - "Nitko Kao Ti" - Croatian electro-rock-disco-pop from Yugoslavia
  • Dubravka [Jusić] - "Sanjala Sam" - Croatian electro-rock-disco-pop from Yugoslavia
  • Dubravka [Jusić] - "Tandara Mandara" - Croatian electro-disco from Yugoslavia
  • The Duncans - "Communication" - electro-disco
  • The Duncans - "Too Damn Hot" - electro-disco
  • The Duncans - "Your Love Still Brings Me to My Knees" - electro-disco
  • Duran Duran - "Planet Earth (Night Version)" - electro-rock-disco-pop; original version reached #12 Pop in the U.K. in 1981, #1 Pop in Australia in 1981
  • The Dutch Benglos Band - "Now I Know" - electro-disco
  • Dynasty - "High Time (I Left You Baby)" - funky disco
  • Dynasty - "Love in the Fast Lane" - mellow electro-R&B-disco; reached #31 R&B in the USA
  • ESG - "Moody" - electro-disco
  • Earthling - "You Go On Natural" - electro-disco
  • Eddie Driver - "Gimme, Gimme, Gimme" - instrumental electro-disco cover of ABBA's hit
  • Eddie Driver - "Ladies Night" - instrumental electro-disco cover of the 1979 Kool and the Gang hit
  • Eini [Orajärvi] - "Kulta rakas" - Finnish electro-disco-pop
  • Eini [Orajärvi] - "Ota Kii Jos Saat" - Finnish electro-disco-pop version of "You're OK" by Ottawan
  • Eini [Orajärvi] - "Rajana taivas" - Finnish electro-disco
  • Eini [Orajärvi] - "Tanssiin tarvin sua ainoastaan" - Finnish electro-disco-pop
  • Eini [Orajärvi] - "Venäläinen Ruletti" - Finnish disco-pop version of "Ooh La La I'm Falling" by Babe
  • Eklips (featuring Iris Lammers) - "Mi Amor" - electro-disco in Spanish
  • Elbernita "Twinkie" Clark - "Awake O Zion" - gospel-disco
  • Elektra - "Meid Kaasa Muusika Viib" - Estonian electro-disco version of Stacy Lattisaw's "Jump to the Beat"
  • Ellie Warren - "I Was Made for Loving You" - electro-metal-disco cover of KISS's 1979 hit
  • Eloise Whitaker - "Don't Turn Your Back on Love" - electro-disco
  • Elusion - "Living on the Verge of Leaving"
  • Emmanuel Lewis - "City Connection" - electro-disco in English and Japanese; also released in a purely English version; reached #2 on Oricon Singles Chart in Japan
  • The Emotions - "Turn It Out" - electro-R&B-disco
  • Enigma - "Ain't No Stopping" - a disco medley starting with a cover of "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now", continuing with "Le Freak", then "In the Forest", "Jump to the Beat", "Use It Up, Wear It Out", "Mysteries of the World", "Oops Upside Your Head", "Car Wash", "The Hustle", "I Will Survive", and concluding with a reprise of "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now"; reached #11 Pop in the U.K. in May 1981
  • Enigma - "Good Times Medley (Funkercise)" a.k.a. "Funkercise (The Chic Medley)" - a disco medley celebrating the music produced by Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards, starting with an original funk-rap song ("Funkercise"), followed by condensed covers of "Good Times", "Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah)" (electro-disco), "Everybody Dance", "Le Freak", "My Forbidden Lover" (electro-disco), "Lost in Music", "My Feet Keep Dancing" (electro-disco), "He's the Greatest Dancer" (electro-disco), "I'm Coming Out", "Upside Down" (electro-funk), "My Old Piano", "Spacer", and "We Are Family", and concluding with a reprise of "Funkercise"
  • Enigma - "I Love Music" - a disco medley starting with "I Love Music" (originally by the O'Jays) and continuing with condensed covers of "Turn the Music Up!", "Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)", "Lovely One" (originally by the Jacksons), "Celebration" (the Kool and the Gang hit), "Can You Handle It?" (the Sharon Redd tune), "It's A Love Thing", "Stomp!", "Don't Stop 'Til Ya Get Enough", "Let's All Chant", "Casanova" (the Coffee hit), "Is It Love That You're After" (originally by Rose Royce), "Boogie Wonderland", "A Lover's Holiday" (the Change hit), "I Shoulda Loved Ya" (the hit by Narada Walden Michael), "Make That Move" (the Shalamar hit), "Instant Replay", "Hot Stuff", "Cuba", and concluding with "I Haven't Stopped Dancing Yet" (originally by Gonzalez); reached #25 Pop in the U.K. in August 1981
  • Enigma - "Summer Groovin'" a.k.a. "Holiday Medley" - a disco, Spanish, and dance-pop medley (starting with the non-disco Spanish-flavored songs "Viva España", "Hasta la Vista", and George Baker Selection's "Una Paloma Blanca", then a poppish cover of La Bionda's "One for You, One for Me", followed by Boney M's disco "Rasputin", covers of the non-disco Boney M songs "Painter Man" and "Brown Girl in the Ring", and a poppish version of Boney M's "Rivers of Babylon", then a non-disco cover of Brotherhood of Man's "Figaro", a disco version of "Singin' in the Rain", a disco cover of Barry Manilow's "Copacabana", an electronic instrumental ("El Bimbo"), an instrumental disco song ("Summer of '42", originally by Biddu Orchestra), and a non-disco cover of the Crystals' "Da Do Ron Ron", then concluding with covers of "Que Sera Mi Vida", "Born to be Alive", and "D.I.S.C.O.")
  • Eri [Ohno] - "I Wonder What I Do is Wrong" - electro-disco-pop
  • Eri [Ohno] - "Skyfire" - electro-disco-pop
  • Ervinna [Monica] - "Chūntiān lĭ de yuànwàng" - Mandarin disco-pop
  • Ervinna [Monica] - "Fāng yù" - Mandarin disco version of Sue's 1979 disco song "Tip for the Top"; Ervinna also released an Indonesian disco version, "Kehidupan Pujaannya", in 1983
  • Ervinna [Monica] - "Liànqíng huānxiào" - Mandarin disco-pop
  • Ervinna [Monica] - "Nă kē xīng er cái shì nĭ" - Mandarin disco version of "Gonna Get Along Without You Now" by Patience and Prudence styled similarly to Viola Wills' English disco version
  • Ervinna [Monica] - "Péngyŏu zàijiàn" - Mandarin rock-disco-pop
  • Ervinna [Monica] - "Qĭng liú xiàlái" - Mandarin disco version of Billy Ocean's "Stay the Night"
  • Ervinna [Monica] - "Tóng zài yīqĭ" - Mandarin disco-pop
  • Ervinna [Monica] - "Xiàoyŭ" - Mandarin rock-disco-pop
  • Ervinna [Monica] - "Xīyáng xià" - Mandarin electro-disco version of "Black is Black" by Los Bravos
  • Ervinna [Monica] - "Yèlái fēngyŭ shēng" - Mandarin electro-disco-pop
  • Ervinna [Monica] - "Yí" - Mandarin disco-pop
  • Ervinna [Monica] - "Yì tóngnián" - Mandarin electro-disco-pop
  • Ervinna [Monica] - "Yuèguāng xià" - Mandarin disco-pop
  • The Escorts - "Sing A Happy Song"
  • Esther Williams - "I'll Be Your Pleasure"
  • Ethel Beatty - "I Know You Care" - mellow electro-disco-soul
  • Evelyn Smith - "(Baby) You and Me" - electro-disco
  • Faison - "Who Loves You Better" - rock-disco
  • Fantasy - "Love Explosion" - electro-disco
  • Fantasy - "Too Much Too Soon"
  • Fantasy - "You Can't Lose What You Never Had" - electro-R&B-disco
  • Fat Eddy Band - "Let Your Body Move It" - disco-funk
  • Fat Eddy Band - "When You Feel That Love" - jazzy electro-disco
  • Fern Kinney - "Love Me Tonight" a.k.a. "Love Me Tonite" - electro-disco; cover of Sho-Nuff's 1980 song "Tonite"
  • Fern Kinney - "There'll Never Be Another Night Like This" - electro-disco
  • Firefly - "Love is Gonna be on Your Side" - reached #3 Disco in the USA in April 1981
  • Firefly - "My Desire"
  • Firefly - "You Can Lead Me" - electro-disco
  • Flakes - "Wind Yourself Up" - funky electro-disco
  • Football - "Dance to the Samba" - disco in Portuguese and English
  • Football - "Dancing in a Disco"
  • Forecast - "Love Line" - disco-soul
  • Formația Academica - "Foc nestins" - Romanian electro-rock-disco
  • France Joli - "Gonna Get Over You" - mellow disco on the album version and disco on the 12" single mix; reached #2 Disco/Dance in the USA in August 1981; also released in a Spanish version, "Te Olvidare"
  • Franck Pourcel - "The Race (La Course)"
  • Franck Pourcel Grand Orchestre - "Boogie Wonderland" - instrumental disco version of the 1979 hit by Earth, Wind and Fire with The Emotions
  • Franck Pourcel Grand Orchestre - "I Will Survive" - instrumental disco version of Gloria Gaynor's 1978 hit
  • Franck Pourcel Grand Orchestre - "Xanadu" - instrumental disco version of the 1980 hit by Olivia Newton-John and the Electric Light Orchestra
  • Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons - "December 1963 (Oh, What a Night) (Live)" - electro-disco-pop reprise of their 1975 electro-disco-pop hit; recorded live in 1980 in Holmdel, New Jersey
  • Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons - "Our Day Will Come (Live)" - electro-disco-pop reprise of Valli's 1975 solo disco-pop hit; recorded live in 1980 in Holmdel, New Jersey
  • Freddie James - "Dance to tbe Beat"
  • Freddie James - "Everybody Here Do Your Thing" - electro-disco-funk
  • Freddie James - "I'm Just Your Fool"
  • Freddie James - "Music Takes Me Higher" - electro-disco
  • Freddie James - "She's a Lady" - funky disco
  • Frederik (a.k.a. Ilkka Sysimetsä) – "Juoskaa luupäät" - Finnish rock-disco-pop
  • Frederik (a.k.a. Ilkka Sysimetsä) – "Tyttö Kuin Tiikeri" - Finnish electro-disco-pop version of Philippe Lavil's 1970 French song "Avec les filles je ne sais pas"
  • Freeez - "Caribbean Winter" - electro-disco
  • Fruitcake - "Talkin' All Night" - electro-disco
  • Fussy Cussy - "Don't Stop the Music" - electro-disco-pop
  • GQ - "Boogie Shoogie Feelin'"
  • GQ - "Shake" - reached #23 R&B in the USA in November 1981
  • Galina Shevelyova - "Ya Vyzhila" - Russian disco version of Gloria Gaynor's hit "I Will Survive"
  • Game featuring Charles Cannon - "Gotta Take Your Love" - electro-disco
  • Gāo Língfēng (a.k.a. Frankie Kao) - "Năorén de qiūfēng" - Mandarin electro-rock-disco version of the 1979 ABBA hit "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)"
  • Garfield Fleming - "You Got Dat Right" - mellow disco-soul
  • George Benson - "Never Give Up on a Good Thing" - electro-disco; reached #14 Pop in the U.K. in February 1982
  • Gichy Dan - "Cowboys and Gangsters"
  • Gidea Park - "Lolita"
  • Gidea Park featuring Adrian Baker - "Lightning Strikes" - instrumental electro-rock-disco version of Lou Christie's 1966 hit
  • Gino Soccio - "Hold Tight" - funky electro-disco
  • Gino Soccio - "Love Is" - electro-disco version of the song written by Bill Withers and Paul Smith
  • Gino Soccio - "Try It Out" - jazzy disco; reached #1 Dance in the U.S. in June and July 1981
  • Gladys Knight and the Pips - "I Will Fight" - R&B-disco
  • Gladys Knight and the Pips - "Reach High" - electro-R&B-disco
  • Gloria Gaynor (a.k.a. Gloria Fowles) - "Chasin' Me Into Somebody Else's Arms" - electro-disco-soul
  • Gloria Gaynor (a.k.a. Gloria Fowles) - "I Can't Stand the Pain" - disco-soul
  • Gloria Gaynor (a.k.a. Gloria Fowles) - "I Kinda Like Me"
  • Gloria Gaynor (a.k.a. Gloria Fowles) - "When You Get Around to It" - electro-disco-soul
  • Godfrey Odili - "Let's Do More Music" - electro-disco
  • Goldie Alexander - "Show You My Love" - electro-disco; reached #23 Disco in the USA in 1982
  • Goombay Dance Band - "Mama Coco" - tropical-flavored electro-disco-pop
  • Grace Kennedy - "I'm Starting Again" - electro-rock-disco
  • Greyhound Band - "Begin the Beguine" - electro-disco in English and Spanish; cover of version of the 1935 Cole Porter standard that had also been a swing hit in 1938 for Artie Shaw
  • Greyhound Band - "Bourgie Bourgie" - electro-disco cover of Ashford and Simpson's song
  • Greyhound Band - "Celebration" - electro-disco cover of the 1980 hit by Kool and the Gang
  • Greyhound Band - "Let's Hang On" - electro-disco-pop cover of the 1965 Four Seasons hit styled similarly to Barry Manilow's 1981 cover
  • Greyhound Band - "Steppin' Out" - electro-disco cover of Kool and the Gang's hit
  • Guldzhan Hummedova - "Yurek aydemi" - Turkmen disco-pop from Turkmenistan, U.S.S.R.
  • Gülistan Okan - "Yabancı" - Turkish-flavored disco-pop in Turkish
  • Günter Platzek - "Feels Like I'm in Love" - instrumental electro-disco version of Kelly Marie's hit
  • Günter Platzek - "Ten O'Clock Postman" - instrumental electro-disco version of Secret Service's hit
  • Günter Platzek - "Xanadu" - instrumental electro-disco version of the hit by Olivia Newton-John and the Electric Light Orchestra
  • Gwen McCrae - "Have a Good Time" - electro-disco; bundled with "Funky Sensation" and "Poyson", reached #15 Disco/Dance in the USA in November 1981
  • Hagibis - "Ilagay Mo Kid" - Tagalog disco from the Philippines
  • Hamilton Bohannon - "Goin' for Another One"
  • Hamilton Bohannon - Let's Start II Dance Again" - electro-disco
  • Hamilton Bohannon - "Take the Country to N.Y. City" - disco-funk
  • Hana Zagorová - "Diskohrátky" - Czech disco-pop version of Little Eva's 1962 hit "The Loco-Motion"
  • Harvey Mason - "How Does It Feel" - rock-disco
  • Harvey Mason - "On and On" - electro-disco
  • Harvey Mason - "We Can Start Tonight"
  • Heatwave - "Jitterbuggin'" - two weeks at #34 Pop in the U.K. (March-April 1981)
  • Heatwave - "Party Suite"
  • Heaven and Earth - "He Don't Really Love You"
  • Heaven and Earth - "I Really Love You" - reached #31 Disco in the USA in 1981, #47 R&B in the USA
  • Heaven and Earth - "You're a Blessing"
  • HeeBeeGeeBees - "(Dancing) Up the Wall" - electro-disco parody of Michael Jackson's "Off the Wall"
  • Helena Dušková a Expres - "Varadero" - Slovak electro-disco
  • Helena Salo - "Rullskridsko-Disko" - Swedish electro-disco
  • Henderson and Whitfield - "Dancin' to the Beat"
  • Henri-Michel Raschle - "Har Sabbat!" - electro-disco
  • Henri-Michel Raschle - "Voodoo" - electro-rock-disco
  • Hi-Five - "Somebody's Talkin'" - funky electro-disco
  • Hi-Five - "We Came to Play" - funky electro-disco
  • Hi-Gloss - "Cash" - funky disco
  • Hi-Gloss - "I'm Totally Yours" - mellow disco-soul
  • Hi-Gloss - "It's Up to You" - funky electro-disco
  • Hiroshima - "Cruisin' J-Town" - jazzy disco/jazz-funk
  • Hits on 33 a.k.a. Sweet Power - "Hits on 33" - electro-disco
  • Hits on 33 a.k.a. Sweet Power - "House of the Rising Sun" - electro-rock-disco version of the 1964 song by the Animals
  • Hits on 33 a.k.a. Sweet Power - "I'm On Fire" - disco-pop; cover of the 1975 hit by 5000 Volts
  • Hits on 33 a.k.a. Sweet Power - "Never Can Say Goodbye" - electro-disco cover of the hit by Gloria Gaynor and the Jackson 5
  • Hits on 33 a.k.a. Sweet Power - "Reach Out I'll Be There" - condensed electro-disco version of the 1966 Four Tops hit
  • Hits on 33 a.k.a. Sweet Power - "Spacer" - electro-disco cover of the hit by Sheila and B. Devotion
  • Hits on 33 a.k.a. Sweet Power - "Stayin' Alive" - condensed electro-disco-pop cover of the 1977 Bee Gees hit
  • Hits on 33 a.k.a. Sweet Power - "The Hustle" - electro-disco cover of Van McCoy's 1975 disco hit
  • Hits on 33 a.k.a. Sweet Power - "Yes Sir, I Can Boogie" - condensed electro-disco cover of Baccara's 1977 hit
  • Hoctor Records Band a.k.a. The Hoctor Band - "The Magic Bird of Fire" - cover of the 1977 tune by the Salsoul Orchestra
  • Honey Pipers - "The Girls of the Piper's Brigade" - electro-disco
  • Hot Chocolate - "The Girl is a Fox" - electro-rock-disco
  • Hot Cuisine - "Disco Calypso" - electro-disco
  • Hot Cuisine - "Live My Life" - electro-disco
  • Hot Posse - "An American Dream (Medley)" - disco medley of "Theme from Wild, Wild West", "El Paso", and "Apache"
  • Hot Posse - "Ride It"
  • Hot Shot - "Angel From Paradise" - electro-disco-pop
  • Hot Shot - "Fire in the Night" - electro-metal-disco
  • Huntington, Barber and Company - "Shake It Up" - funky disco
  • Hye-min - "Geu bogeumjali" - Korean electro-disco
  • The Ice Cream - "Steppin' Out" - electro-disco
  • Ice T - "From New York to L.A." - electro-rock-disco
  • Ike Strong - "Boogie Land" - mellow funky electro-disco
  • Ilona Staller - "Disco Smack" - electro-disco in Italian and English
  • Ingmar Nordströms - "Hands Up" - electro-disco-pop cover of Ottawan's song
  • Inner Life - "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" - disco-house cover of the Diana Ross classic (which was also remixed in a "Garage Version" by Larry Levan - that version reached #20 Disco/Dance in the USA in 1981)
  • Inner Life - "Pay Girl" - electro-R&B-disco
  • International Disco Band and Singers - "All American Girls" - cover of Sister Sledge's song
  • International Disco Band and Singers - "Another One Bites the Dust" - electro-rock-disco cover of Queen's hit
  • International Disco Band and Singers - "Celebration" - electro-disco cover of Kool and the Gang's hit
  • International Disco Band and Singers - "Lady (You Bring Me Up)" - R&B-disco cover of the Commodores' hit
  • Invisible Man's Band - "Party Time" - disco-funk
  • Invisible Man's Band - "Really Wanna See You" - reached #79 R&B in the USA in early 1982
  • Ippeun-ideul - "Cheonsaeng-yeonbun" - Korean disco-pop
  • Ippeun-ideul - "Geu-ineun molla" - Korean disco-pop
  • Ippeun-ideul - "Jeongdeun budu" - Korean rock-disco-pop
  • Ippeun-ideul - "Malhaejwoyo" - Korean rock-disco-pop
  • Isaac Hayes - "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me"
  • The Isley Brothers - "Baby Hold On" - disco-soul
  • The Isley Brothers - "Inside You" - disco-funk; reached #10 R&B in the USA in 1981
  • Ivor Biggun and the D. Kups - "Bras on 45" a.k.a. "Bra Size 45" - electro-rock-disco parody of "Stars on 45" which references song titles like "Knock on Wood", "I Will Survive", "This Is It", "Instant Replay", and "Night Fever" in the lyrics; reached #50 Pop in the U.K. in September 1981
  • J.R. Funk and the Love Machine - "Make Your Body Move" - electro-disco-funk
  • Jackie Stoudemire - "Invisible Wind" - R&B-disco
  • The Jacksons - "Off the Wall (Live)" - live rendition of Michael Jackson's hit
  • The Jacksons - "Rock With You (Live)" - live electro-disco rendition of Michael Jackson's hit
  • The Jacksons - "Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground) (Live)" - live reprise of their 1978 funky disco hit
  • James Last - "Ai No Corrida" - disco cover of Chas Jankel's 1980 song
  • James Last - "Can You Feel It" - disco cover of the Jacksons' 1980 hit
  • James Last - "Dich Zu Lieben" - German disco-pop version of Roland Kaiser's 1981 song
  • James Last - "Hands Up (Give Me Your Heart)" - disco cover of Ottawan's hit
  • Janina Miščiukaitė - "Amžinas šokis" - Lithuanian electro-disco
  • Janina Miščiukaitė - "Aš Prisimenu Vakarykščią Dieną" - jazzy disco cover of Donna Summer's 1977 song "I Remember Yesterday", sung in English though the title is Lithuanian
  • Jarmo Juhani - "Nuori Inka" - Finnish electro-rock-disco-pop
  • Jayme Marques - "¡Qué cosa más linda! (Upa neguinho / País tropical)" - Spanish disco sung with a Brazilian Portuguese accent (rock-disco in the instrumental version where a rock guitar replaces the vocals)
  • Jaymz Bedford - "Just Keep My Boogie" - funky disco
  • Jean Carn - "I Just Thought of a Way" - disco-soul
  • Jeannette Ndiaye - "Makom Ma Bobe" - electro-disco in Duala language from Cameroon
  • Jenny Winter - "I'd Rather Cried My Tears" - electro-disco-pop
  • Jenny Winter - "Touch Me" - electro-rock-disco-pop
  • Jesse Gomez - "Baby I'm Coming at You" - electro-disco-funk
  • Jesse Henderson - "I Did It Again" - garage-disco-soul cover of the 1977 Bobby Cutchins song
  • Jimi Rutherford - "Go For What You Know" - disco-soul
  • Jimmie and Vella Cameron - "We Share the Meaning of Love" - disco-soul
  • Jimmy Ross - "Chocolate Ice" - funky electro-disco
  • Jimmy Ross - "Fall Into a Trance" - electro-disco
  • Jimmy Ross - "First True Love Affair" - funky electro-disco
  • Jimmy Ross - "My Life" - funky electro-disco
  • Jimmy Ross - "S.O.S. of Love" - funky electro-disco
  • Jody Miles (a.k.a. Jody Pijper) - "Bad Girls" - rock-disco cover of Donna Summer's 1979 hit
  • Jody Miles (a.k.a. Jody Pijper) - "Dim All the Lights" - electro-disco cover of Donna Summer's 1979 hit
  • Jody Miles (a.k.a. Jody Pijper) - "Giving Up, Giving In" - electro-disco cover of the Three Degrees' 1978 song
  • Jody Miles (a.k.a. Jody Pijper) - "Hot Stuff" - electro-rock disco cover of Donna Summer's 1979 hit
  • Jody Miles (a.k.a. Jody Pijper) - "McArthur Park" - electro-disco cover of Donna Summer's 1978 hit "MacArthur Park"
  • Joe Bataan - "Forever"
  • Joe Bataan - "Mestizo II" - electro-disco
  • Joe Bataan - "You, My Love"
  • Joe Cicca - "Brut Brut" - electro-rock-disco (italo-disco)
  • Jokke Seppälä - "Call Me Tonight" - electro-rock-disco-pop
  • Jonnie Vibes Lambert - "Can't Stop Dancin'" - electro-disco
  • Jumbo - "Trinidad"
  • Junior Byron - "Galaxy" - electro-rock-disco
  • Junior Byron - "Inch by Inch" - electro-R&B-disco
  • Junior Byron - "Space Cowboy" - electro-country-rock-disco
  • K.I.D. - "Do It Again"
  • K.I.D. - "Don't Stop" - electro-disco; reached #47 R&B in the USA, #4 Dance in the USA in combination with "Do It Again" in 1981
  • K.I.D. - "Hupendi Muziki Wangu?! (You Don't Like My Music)" - reached #10 Dance in the USA in late 1981
  • K.I.D. - "It's Hot (Take It To The Top)" - reached #68 Dance in the USA
  • Kai Band - "The Last Train" - rock-disco in Japanese and English
  • Kamelie - "Muj sampion" - Czech electro-rock-disco
  • Kano - "Baby Not Tonight" - electro-disco
  • Kano - "Don't Try to Stop Me" - electro-disco
  • Kano - "She's a Star" - electro-disco
  • Kano - "Super Extra Sexy Sign" - electro-disco
  • Karen Le Sande - "New York City Rhythm" - jazzy latin-disco version of Barry Manilow's 1975 song
  • Karen Silver - "Love Me Tonight (Turn Off the Light)" - electro-rock-disco
  • Karen Silver - "Set Me Free" - electro-disco; reached #9 Disco in the USA in 1981
  • Kasso - "Hot Night"
  • Kasso - "I Wanna Know" - electro-rock-disco
  • Kasso - "Kasso" - jazzy electro-disco
  • Kasso - "One More Round" - electro-disco
  • Kat Mandu - "I Wanna Dance" - electro-disco
  • Kathy Smith's Aerobic Fitness - "Give Me the Night" - jazzy electro-disco cover of George Benson's 1980 hit, overlaid with Kathy Smith's spoken instructions
  • Katie Kissoon - "If the Feeling is Right"
  • Katie Kissoon - "Take Off and Go" - electro-disco
  • Kelly Marie - "Head for the Stars" - electro-disco
  • Kelly Marie - "Hot Love" - rock-disco-pop
  • Keni Burke - "You're the Best" - electro-R&B-disco
  • Kikki Amity - "Jungle Fever" - electro-disco
  • Kitty and the Haywoods - "Can't Wait For Your Love" - disco-soul
  • Kitty and the Haywoods - "Sweet Taste of Honey"
  • Klique - "So in Love with You" - disco-soul
  • Klymaxx - "Can't Let Love Just Pass Me By"
  • Kool and the Gang - "Get Down on It" - electro-disco-funk; reached #10 Pop in the USA in May 1982; #4 R&B in the USA; #3 Pop in the U.K. in January 1982
  • Kool and the Gang - "Good Time Tonight" - electro-disco
  • Kool and the Gang - "Steppin' Out" - reached #12 Pop in the U.K. in December 1981; #89 Pop in the USA in 1982; also the B-side of the USA hit single "Get Down on It"
  • Korja - "My Mind" - electro-disco
  • LOI - "Body Contact" - electro-disco
  • L.V. Johnson - "Dancing Girl"
  • Lamont Dozier - "Nobody Told Me" - disco-soul
  • Lara Saint Paul - "London For Two" - electro-disco
  • Larisa Kandalova - "Solnechnoy Dorogoy" - Russian disco
  • Larnelle [Harris] - "Here Am I, Send Me" - gospel-disco
  • Lee Ritenour - "Countdown (Captain Fingers)" - electro-disco
  • Leena - "Metsäratio" - Finnish disco version of Donna Summer's 1979 hit "On the Radio"
  • Lenore O'Malley (featuring Catherine Russell) - "Makin' Up is Better Than Breakin' Up"
  • Leon Bryant - "Mighty Body (Hotsy Totsy)"
  • Linx - "Throw Away the Key" - electro-disco-soul
  • Linx - "Together We Can Shine (Version)" - electro-disco-funk
  • Liquid Gold - "Don't Panic"
  • Lisa Wong - "Yī wěn dìng qíng" - Mandarin disco-pop
  • Lo Man (a.k.a. Roman Tam a.k.a. Tam Pak-Sin) - "Cyun4 wai46 oi3 (Quán wèi ài)" - Cantonese rock-disco
  • Logg (Leroy Burgess) - "Dancing into the Stars" - electro-disco
  • Logg (Leroy Burgess) - "I Know You Will"
  • Logg (Leroy Burgess) - "Lay it on the Line" - electro-disco
  • Logg (Leroy Burgess) - "Sweet to Me" - mellow electro-disco
  • Logg (Leroy Burgess) - "You've Got That Something" - electro-disco
  • Los Valentinos - "McArthur's Park" - instrumental electro-rock-disco version of Richard Harris' 1968 song "MacArthur Park"
  • Los Valentinos - "On the Radio" - instrumental electro-disco cover of Donna Summer's hit
  • Los Valentinos - "Xanadu" - instrumental electro-disco version of the 1980 hit by Olivia Newton-John and the Electric Light Orchestra
  • Louis' Band - "Jump Jump" - electro-disco (italo-disco)
  • The Love Bite - "What Goes Up"
  • Luther Vandross - "Never Too Much" - R&B-disco - reached #1 R&B in the USA in 1981, #33 Pop in the USA in November 1981, #4 Disco/Dance in the USA in late 1981
  • Luther Vandross - "She's a Super Lady" - R&B-disco
  • Luther Vandross - "Sugar and Spice (I Found Me A Girl)"
  • Lutz Ulbrich - "Disco Diva" - German electro-rock-disco
  • Main Ingredient featuring Cuba Gooding - "Evening of Love"
  • Malavoi with Paulo Rosine - "Depri cô ou" - disco in Martiniquan Creole from Martinique
  • Marcos Valle - "Pecados de Amor" - Portuguese electro-disco from Brazil
  • Margo Michaels and NiteLite - "Make It Like Music" - mellow jazzy disco
  • Margo Michaels and NiteLite - "The Good Stuff's Coming In" - mellow R&B-disco
  • Maria Verano - "Having Fun"
  • Marie Rottrová - "Playboy" - mellow electro-rock-disco in Czech and English
  • Mario Tremblay - "Dance in America" - double-sided record featuring two continuous medleys totalling 36 minutes of untitled electro-disco, electro-rock-disco, and electro-dance songs, including the themes "Dance" (electro-disco), "Got a Feeling Deep Down Inside, It Makes Me Come Alive" (electro-disco, a cover of Tamara's 1980 song "Everybody Loves a Dancer"), and "Hey, You Run and You Like Me, You Like Me Tonight...Just Come" (electro-disco) on Side A and the themes "New York, L.A., San Francisco" (electro-disco), "Get Up, Get Down, and Boogie" (electro-disco), and "C'mon Get Up and Do Your Thing" (electro-rock-disco) on Side B
  • Marti Cane - "Can I Speak To The World Please?"
  • Martina - "Central Park" - electro-rock-disco
  • McNasty - "Say, Raise Your Hand and Say McNasty" - funky electro-disco with some brief rap-like segments
  • Mel Sheppard - "Can I Take You Home" - electro-disco
  • Melba Moore (featuring McFadden and Whitehead) - "Let's Stand Together"
  • Melody Stewart - "I'm Ready for Love" - electro-disco
  • Metropole - "Miss Manhattan"
  • [Michael] Lovesmith - "Baby Come Home With Me" - R&B-disco
  • Midnight Powers - "Dance, It's My Life"
  • Mighty Fire - "Look What You Make Me Do"
  • Mighty Fire - "Love Fantasy" - R&B-disco
  • Mihui - "Aelo" - Korean electro-rock-disco
  • Mike and Brenda Sutton - "We'll Make It" - electro-disco; reached #49 Disco/Dance in the USA in early 1982, #45 R&B in the USA
  • Miki Matsubara - "10-Karatto rabu" - Japanese electro-disco-pop
  • Miki Matsubara - "Aoi bourupen" - disco-pop in Japanese and English
  • Miki Matsubara - "Dream in the Screen" - electro-disco-pop in Japanese and English
  • Miki Matsubara - "Oashisu / Oasis" - jazzy electro-disco-pop in Japanese and English
  • Milde Group - "Milde Music (Part 2)" - electro-disco
  • Mimi i Start - "Chist Izvor Na Radost" - Bulgarian rock-disco
  • Min Hae-Kyung - "Salang-ui jeoljeong" - Korean electro-rock-disco
  • Modern Romance - "Everybody Salsa" - latin-disco
  • Modern Romance - "Queen of the Rapping Scene (Nothing Ever Goes the Way You Plan)" - disco with a rap ending
  • Modern Romance - "Salsa Rappsody" - latin-disco
  • Modern Romance - "Tonight" - electro-rock-disco
  • Moharram Fouad - "Laow" - Middle Eastern-flavored disco in Egyptian Arabic
  • Mona Carita [Hautanen] - "Anna, kulta, anna" - Finnish electro-disco-pop version of Ottawan's hit "Hands Up (Give Me Your Heart)"
  • Monofide - "Come Along With Me and Party" - electro-disco
  • The Monster Orchestra - "Hangin' Out"
  • Mother Gong - "Searching the Airwaves" - electro-disco
  • Motherfox - "Fallen into Love" - electro-disco-soul
  • Motherfox - "Hot Shot" - funky electro-disco
  • Mystic Merlin - "Sixty Thrills a Minute" - electro-disco-funk
  • Nashville Rhythm Section - "Bad Girls" - country-disco version of Donna Summer's 1979 hit
  • Nashville Rhythm Section - "Celebration" - country-disco version of Kool and the Gang's 1980 disco hit
  • Nashville Rhythm Section - "Dim All the Lights" - country-disco version of Donna Summer's 1979 disco hit
  • Nashville Rhythm Section - "Heaven Must Have Sent You" - country-disco version of the Elgins' 1966 classic
  • Nashville Rhythm Section - "Heart of Glass - country-disco-pop/country-pop cover of Blondie's punk-disco hit
  • Nashville Rhythm Section - "Hot Stuff" - country-disco version of Donna Summer's 1979 rock-disco hit
  • Nashville Rhythm Section - "I Can't Go For That" - mellow country-disco-pop version of Hall and Oates' 1981 electro-R&B hit "I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)"
  • Nashville Rhythm Section - "I Love the Night Life" - country-disco-pop version of Alicia Bridges' hit
  • Nashville Rhythm Section - "I've Got the Next Dance" - country-disco version of Deniece Williams's 1979 disco hit
  • Nashville Rhythm Section - "Instant Replay" - partly-instrumental country-disco version of Dan Hartman's hit
  • Nashville Rhythm Section - "Keep On Dancing" - country-disco
  • Nashville Rhythm Section - "Rock With You" a.k.a. "I Wanna Rock With You" - country-disco version of Michael Jackson's 1979 hit
  • Nashville Rhythm Section - "September" - country-disco version of Earth, Wind and Fire's 1978 hit
  • Nashville Rhythm Section - "Shake Your Groove Thing" - country-disco version of the hit by Peaches and Herb
  • Nashville Rhythm Section - "Star Love" - country-disco version of Cheryl Lynn's 1978 song
  • Nashville Rhythm Section - "The Boss" - partly-instrumental country-disco version of Diana Ross' hit
  • Natural Hi - "Fame (Got You On My Mind)" - electro-disco
  • Nazan Şoray - "Damarimda Kanimsin" - Turkish disco
  • Nazan Şoray - "Teselliye Sen Gerek" - Turkish electro-disco
  • Neco (a.k.a. Tahir Nejat Özyılmazel) - "Çektiriyorsun Bin Ah" - Turkish disco
  • Neco (a.k.a. Tahir Nejat Özyılmazel) - "Hayaller ve Rüyalar" - Turkish disco-pop
  • Neco (a.k.a. Tahir Nejat Özyılmazel) - "Sor Niye" - Turkish jazzy disco
  • Neoton Familia (a.k.a. Newton Family) - "Hazudós" - electro-disco-pop in Hungarian
  • Neoton Familia (a.k.a. Newton Family) - "Jöjjön a nyár!" - electro-rock-disco-pop in Hungarian
  • New Paradise - "Get the Look" - electro-disco
  • New Sound - "Summernight Dance" - electro-disco
  • New Sound Quartet - "Disco Way"
  • Newz - "Disco Love" - electro-disco
  • Ney Matogrosso - "Amor Objeto" - Portuguese electro-R&B-disco from Brazil
  • Night Bandit - "Like a Thief in the Night" - jazzy electro-disco
  • Night Force and the Tom Cats - "Hot Stuff" - electro-disco
  • Night Force and the Tom Cats - "Search for Love" - electro-disco
  • Nightlife Unlimited - "If I Give You More (Will I Win Your Love)" - funky disco
  • Norman Connors - "Stay With Me" - electro-disco
  • Norman Giscombe Jr. - "Get Up and Dance" - electro-disco-funk
  • Norman Giscombe Jr. - "Hot Up and Heated" - electro-disco
  • Oby Onyioha - "Enjoy Your Life" - funky disco
  • Odyssey - "Going Back to My Roots" - R&B-disco version of Lamont Dozier's track; reached #4 Pop in the U.K. in July 1981, #68 R&B in the USA, #55 Disco/Dance in the USA in 1981
  • Oliver Mandić - "Moja draga voli Kurosawu" - Serbian electro-rock-disco-pop from Yugoslavia
  • O'mar - "P.M. Affair" - funky electro-disco
  • O'mar - "Satisfaction" - funky electro-disco
  • Omni featuring Connie Draper - "Out of My Hands (Love's Taken Over)" - electro-disco; reached #21 Disco/Dance in the USA in late 1981
  • Original - "Sen Qaydan Bilasan" - Uzbek electro-disco
  • The Original Mass - "Disco Kicks"
  • Ottawan - "Hands Up (Give Me Your Heart)" - electro-disco-pop; reached #3 Pop in the U.K. in 1981
  • Oxygen - "Party Lets Party" - electro-disco-funk
  • Panayot Panayotov - "Obich" - Bulgarian rock-disco-pop
  • Parade of Stars! - "Funkytown" - condensed disco cover of the Lipps, Inc. hit
  • Parade of Stars! - "Instant Replay" - condensed disco cover of the Dan Hartman hit
  • Parade of Stars! - "Knock on Wood" - electro-rock-disco remake of an Eddie Floyd song
  • Parade of Stars! - "Last Dance" - cover of Donna Summer's hit
  • Parade of Stars! - "Makin' It" - disco-pop cover of David Naughton's 1978 hit
  • Parade of Stars! - "Sexy Eyes" - disco-pop cover of Dr. Hook's 1979 hit
  • Parade of Stars! - "Tangerine" - disco version of a 1942 song written by Johnny Mercer and Victor Schertzinger
  • Parade of Stars! - "Working My Way Back To You" - disco-pop cover of the 1979 hit by the Spinners
  • Paradise - "Changes" - funky electro-disco
  • Paradise - "I Came to Dance" - electro-R&B-disco
  • Paradise - "Sizzlin Hot" - funky disco
  • Paradise - "You Are Me" - electro-disco
  • Paris and Heart - "Dancing in the Street" - electro-disco
  • Patrick Hernandez - "Good Bye" - electro-rock-disco
  • Patrizia Pellegrino - "Automaticamore" - Italian electro-disco (italo-disco)
  • Patsy [Maharam] - "Joggin'"
  • Patti LaBelle - "The Spirit's In It" - jazzy R&B-disco
  • Peaches and Herb - "Freeway" - disco-funk
  • Peaches and Herb - "Go With the Flow" - rock-disco-soul; reached #168 Pop in the USA in September 1981
  • Penelope - "Com'on" - electro-rock-disco
  • People's Choice - "Hey Everybody (Party Hearty)" - electro-disco
  • Perry and Sanlin - "We're the Winners" - R&B-disco
  • Pete Banby - "D.I.S.C.O./Funkytown" - first part of this medley is a condensed electro-disco cover of the Ottawan hit; second part is a condensed electro-disco cover of the hit by Lipps, Inc.
  • Peter Batah - "Nobody's Stopping You" - Hi-NRG-disco
  • Phyllis Nelson - "Don't Stop the Train" - Hi-NRG-disco
  • Pigbag - "Papa's Got A Brand New Pig Bag" - jazzy disco
  • The Players Association - "Get On Up Now" - jazzy electro-disco
  • Powerline - "Double Journey" - electro-disco
  • Powerline - "Watching You" - electro-disco
  • Priti Sagar - "What's Your Problem" - disco in English and Hindi from India
  • Project - "Love Rescue" - electro-disco with a rap ending
  • Punkin Machine - "I Need You Tonight" - rock-disco
  • Q.T. - "Want Some, Get Some" - electro-R&B-disco
  • Quincy Jones - "Ai No Corrida" (lead singer = Charles May) - cover version of the Chas Jankel original; reached #14 Pop in the U.K. in May 1981; reached #3 Disco in the USA in May 1981; reached #10 R&B in the USA in February 1981; reached #28 Pop in the USA in May 1981
  • Quincy Jones featuring Patti Austin - "Razzamatazz" - reached #11 Pop in the U.K. in July 1981
  • Quincy Jones featuring Patti Austin - "Turn on the Action"
  • R.J.'s Latest Arrival - "Body Snatcher" - electro-disco
  • Rahmlee - "Heartbreaker" - electro-disco-soul
  • Rainbow Brown - "Happy Music" - electro-disco cover of the 1978 Cloud One track; produced by Patrick Adams
  • Rainbow Brown - "I'm the One" - electro-disco; produced by Patrick Adams
  • Rainbow Team - "Get Down" - electro-rock-disco
  • Rainbow Team - "You are Beautiful" - electro-disco
  • Ray Parker Jr. and the Raydio - "All in the Way You Get Down" - R&B-disco
  • Ray Parker Jr. and the Raydio - "You Can't Fight What You Feel" - mellow electro-disco
  • The Real Thing - "Foot Tappin'" - mellow disco
  • The Reddings - "Love Dance" - disco cover of the song by Bugatti and Musker
  • Rena - "Dance It Off"
  • Revelation - "Stand Up" - electro-disco cover of Delegation's "Stand Up (Reach for the Sky)"
  • Rhyze - "Party of Parties" - electro-disco
  • Richie Havens - "Going Back to My Roots" - jazzy R&B-disco version of Lamont Dozier's track
  • Rina Rajan - "Aaya Koi" - Hindustani disco
  • Rina Rajan - "Rina-Rina" - Hindustani disco
  • Rita Butar Butar - "Pelangi Cinta" - Malay or Indonesian electro-disco-pop
  • Rob [Raindorf] - "Glory Be to Jesus" - electro-disco
  • Rob [Raindorf] - "Some Sixty Fold" - electro-disco
  • Roberta Kelly - "Gonna Getcha" - electro-rock-disco
  • Roberta Kelly - "Little Darling" - electro-disco
  • Roberta Kelly - "Makin' it to the Top" - electro-disco
  • Roberta Kelly - "Please Yourself" - electro-rock-disco
  • Ron Milner featuring the Cast of Crack Steppin' - "Hold on to Your Dreams"
  • Ron Milner featuring Kellie Evans and Don Albert - "Theme from Crack Steppin'" - electro-disco
  • Ronnie Jones and Claudja Barry - "The Two of Us" - reached #39 Dance in the USA in 1982
  • Rose Royce - "R.R. Express" - disco-funk; reached #8 Dance in the USA in late 1981
  • Ruby Wilson - "The Feelin's Still There"
  • Rufus with Chaka Khan - "Secret Friend" - R&B-disco
  • S.O.S. Band - "It's A Long Way to the Top" - electro-disco-funk
  • The Salsoul Orchestra - "Deck the Halls" - disco version of the Christmas classic; this full-length version on the Christmas Jollies II album completely differs from the abbreviated version on their 1976 album Christmas Jollies
  • The Salsoul Orchestra - "Joy to the World" - disco version of the Christmas classic; this full-length male-led version on the Christmas Jollies II album completely differs from the abbreviated female-led version on their 1976 album Christmas Jollies
  • Sam Davis and The Gospel Ensemble - "Jesus is Coming Again" - gospel-disco
  • Sandra Feva - "Just to be Close to You" - mellow disco-soul
  • Satin Dream - "Stay Away From My Lover" - funky electro-disco
  • Scandal featuring Lee Genesis - "Love Either Grows or Goes" - R&B-disco
  • Şehrazat - "Kendim Ettim, Kendim Buldum" - Turkish disco
  • Sergio Ferraresi with His Disco String Show - "El Chittaron" - Spanish-flavored electro-disco
  • Shakatak - "Into the Night" - electro-disco
  • Shalamar - "Talk to Me"
  • Sharon Prabhakar and Musarrat Nazir - "Chal Disco Chal" - Hindi electro-rock-disco from India
  • Sharon Prabhakar and Musarrat Nazir - "Daku Daku" - Hindi electro-rock-disco from India
  • Sharon Prabhakar and Musarrat Nazir - "Diwana Hai Ye Dil" - Hindi electro-disco-pop from India
  • Sheeba - "Horoscopes" - disco-pop
  • Sheeba - "The Next Night" - electro-disco-pop
  • Sherman Hunter - "Dance to Freedom"
  • Shoody - "Keep Me Hangin' On" - electro-disco-soul version of the 1966 soul-pop hit "You Keep Me Hangin' On" by the Supremes
  • Sibel Egemen - "Elveda" - Turkish disco-pop
  • Sibel Egemen - "O Biliyor" - Brazilian-flavored Turkish electro-disco-pop version of "Hello Rio" by Ottawan
  • Silvio - "A.D.I.O.S." - electro-disco-pop in Spanish and English
  • Sini and Timo - "Kaikkeuden Sointi" - Finnish electro-disco version of "Twilight Zone/Twilight Zone" by Manhattan Transfer
  • Sir James [Randolph] - "Pure Love" - disco-soul
  • Sir James [Randolph] - "Sho' is Good"
  • Sister Sledge - "All-American Girls" - reached #6 on the Disco chart in March 1981; reached #3 R&B and #79 Pop in the USA in early 1981; reached #41 Pop in the U.K. in March 1981
  • Skyy - "Get Into the Beat" - funky disco
  • Sofia Rotaru - "Mir Utverzhdaet Lyubov'" - Russian disco from the Soviet Union
  • Soweto Soul Orchestra - "Mapantsula" - disco in English and some black South African language
  • Spargo - "Just for You" - electro-disco
  • Spargo - "One Night Affair" - electro-disco-pop
  • The Sparkles - "Trying to Get Over" - electro-disco
  • Spectrum - "Takin' it to the Top" - electro-disco with rap section
  • The Spinners a.k.a. Detroit Spinners - "Can't Shake This Feeling" - disco-soul
  • The Spinners a.k.a. Detroit Spinners - "Send a Little Love" - disco-soul
  • The Spinners a.k.a. Detroit Spinners - "Yesterday Once More/Nothing Remains the Same" - electro-disco medley; reached #22 Dance in the USA in 1981; "Yesterday Once More" was originally recorded by the Carpenters in 1973
  • The Spotnicks - "Noise from the Attic"
  • Springbok Kunstenaars - "Celebration" - electro-disco cover of Kool and the Gang's 1980 hit
  • Springbok Kunstenaars - "I'm Coming Out" - cover of Diana Ross' 1980 disco hit
  • Springbok Kunstenaars - "Never Knew Love Like This Before" - electro-disco cover of Stephanie Mills' 1980 disco hit
  • Stacy Lattisaw - "Screamin' Off the Top" - R&B-disco
  • Stacy Lattisaw - "Young Girl" - electro-R&B-disco
  • Stars on 45 (Starsound) - "Boogie Nights" - condensed electro-disco cover of the Heatwave hit
  • Stars on 45 (Starsound) - "Can't Give You Anything (But My Love)" - condensed disco version of the 1975 Stylistics soul classic
  • Stars on 45 (Starsound) - "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy" - condensed electro-rock-disco cover of the Rod Stewart hit
  • Stars on 45 (Starsound) - "Don't Stop (Till You Get Enough)" - condensed electro-disco cover of Michael Jackson's "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough"
  • Stars on 45 (Starsound) - "Kung Fu Fighting" - condensed disco version of Carl Douglas's 1974 funk hit
  • Stars on 45 (Starsound) - "Star Wars (Main Theme)" - condensed disco cover of the John Williams theme from the movie
  • Stars on 45 (Starsound) - "Stars on 45 (Theme)" - electro-disco
  • Startrax - "Startrax Medley" - electro-disco medley of cover songs (short versions of "Working My Way Back to You", "D.I.S.C.O.", "Use It Up and Wear It Out", "That's the Way (I Like It)", "Band of Gold", "Alright Now", "Feels Like I'm in Love", "Ladies' Night", "Que Sera Mi Vida", and "Love Train")
  • Stephanie Mills - "I Believe in Love Songs"
  • The Stormmers - "Be A Lover" - electro-disco
  • The Stormmers - "Lover's Song" - electro-disco
  • The Strikers - "Body Music"
  • The Strikers - "Feel Free" - electro-disco
  • The Strikers - "Inch by Inch" - electro-disco-funk
  • The Stylistics - "Searchin'"
  • Sudirman [bin Haji Arshad] - "Ai No Corrida" - electro-rock-disco cover of Chas Jankel's 1980 song
  • Sudirman [bin Haji Arshad] - "Chow Kit Road! Chow Kit Road!" - electro-disco-pop in Malay and English
  • Suna Yıldızoğlu - "Do You Think I'm Sexy" - electro-rock-disco-pop cover of Rod Stewart's hit
  • Suna Yıldızoğlu - "I'm Gonna Dance" - electro-disco cover of Asha Puthli's 1978 disco song
  • Superstars on 33 - "Boogie On"
  • Superstars on 33 - "Celebration" - electro-disco cover of the 1980 hit by Kool and the Gang
  • Superstars on 33 - "D.I.S.C.O." - disco-pop cover of Ottawan's song
  • Superstars on 33 - "Disco Quando" - electro-disco in Italian and English; cover of Tony Renis's 1960s hit "Quando, Quando, Quando"
  • Superstars on 33 - "Don't Stop Till You Get Enough" - R&B-disco cover of Michael Jackson's 1979 hit
  • Superstars on 33 - "Eeny Meeny" - disco version of the children's rhyme "Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe"
  • Superstars on 33 - "Feels Like I'm in Love" - electro-disco cover of Kelly Marie's hit
  • Superstars on 33 - "Gonna Dance All Night With You" - electro-disco
  • Superstars on 33 - "Just Keep Your Body Moving" - melody partly copied from "Shake Your Groove Thing" by Peaches and Herb
  • Superstars on 33 - "Let's All Chant" - cover of Michael Zager Band's hit
  • Superstars on 33 - "Love is in the Air" - electro-disco cover of John Paul Young's 1978 hit
  • Superstars on 33 - "Que Sera Mi Vida" - electro-disco cover of Gibson Brothers' hit in Spanish and English
  • Superstars on 33 - "Sunny" - disco version of Bobby Hebb's 1966 hit
  • Superstars on 33 - "Superstars on 33" - electro-rock-disco
  • Superstars on 33 - "The House of the Rising Sun" - rock-disco version of the 1964 song by the Animals
  • Superstars on 33 - "Tragedy" - electro-disco version of the Bee Gees' hit
  • Superstars on 33 - "Voulez-Vous" - electro-disco version of the 1979 ABBA hit
  • Superstars on 33 - "Xanadu" - electro-disco-pop version of the 1980 hit by ELO with Olivia Newton-John
  • Superstars on 33 - "Yes Sir I Can Boogie" - cover of Baccara's 1977 disco hit
  • Susan Anton - "Foxy" - electro-disco
  • Susan Anton - "Give In" - electro-rock-disco
  • Susana Estrada - "Hagámoslo Juntos" - Spanish electro-disco
  • Susana Estrada - "Lograremos Volar" - Spanish jazzy electro-disco
  • Susana Estrada - "¡Ven!" - Spanish rock-disco
  • Susana Estrada - "Voy Desnuda" - Spanish electro-disco
  • Suzy Q a.k.a. Michelle Mills - "Get On Up and Do It Again" - electro-disco-funk; reached #4 Disco/Dance in the USA in 1981, #64 R&B in the USA
  • Suzy Q a.k.a. Michelle Mills - "I Can't Give You More" - rock-disco
  • Suzy Q a.k.a. Michelle Mills - "Medley: Intro/Hey You/Party Time/Shake Shake/Mister DJ/Push Push/Keep the Rhythm/Don't Stop/You're My #1 DJ" - electro-rock-disco
  • Suzy Q a.k.a. Michelle Mills - "Tonight" - electro-disco
  • Suzy Q a.k.a. Michelle Mills - "With Your Love" - electro-rock-disco
  • The Sylvers - "Come Back Lover, Come Back" - reached #63 Dance in the USA in January 1982
  • The Sylvers - "I'm Getting Over"
  • T Life - "Somethin' That You Do to Me (Keeps Turning Me On)" - funky electro-R&B-disco
  • T.F.O. - "Let Love Come Right On In"
  • T.S. Monk (Thelonious Sphere Monk, Jr.) - "First Lady of Love"
  • T.S. Monk (Thelonious Sphere Monk, Jr.) - "Too Much Too Soon"
  • Taana Gardner - "No Frills" - electro-disco; reached #52 Disco/Dance in the USA in late 1981
  • Take Five - "Gotta Walk Through It to Get to It" - funky disco
  • Tavares - "Better Love" - funky electro-R&B-disco
  • Teresita "La Mojada" (a.k.a. Teresa Giménez) - "Tres Cosas (Salud, Dinero, y Amor)" - Spanish electro-latin-disco
  • Thelma Houston - "96 Tears" - electro-rock-disco version of the 1966 garage rock hit by Question Mark and the Mysterians; reached #22 Disco in the USA in late 1981
  • Thelma Houston - "If You Feel It" - electro-disco; reached #48 Pop in the U.K. in summer 1981, #6 Disco in the USA in 1981
  • Tierra - "Latin Disco (Dance Version)" - latin-disco
  • Tomorrow's Edition - "U Turn Me On" - mellow funky electro-disco
  • Tony Chambers - "Stay Calm Be Cool" - funky disco
  • Tony Cook and the Party People - "Remember (You Took My Heart)" - electro-disco
  • Tony Rizzi and Disco Pacific - "Long Train Runnin'" - electro-rock-disco cover of the 1973 Doobie Brothers song
  • Tony Rizzi and Disco Pacific - "Love Train" - electro-disco; loosely based on the 1972 O'Jays hit, but with a lot of improvisation
  • Tony Rizzi and Disco Pacific - "Night Train" - electro-disco cover of the song by Jimmy Forrest
  • Tony Rizzi and Disco Pacific - "Take the 'A' Train" - jazzy electro-disco version of the classic composed by Billy Strayhorn and made famous by the Duke Ellington Orchestra
  • The Top of the Poppers - "Gangsters of the Groove" - electro-disco cover of Heatwave's 1980 hit
  • Tracy Weber - "Sure Shot" - electro-disco; reached #3 Dance in the U.S. in February 1982
  • Tramway No. 5 - "Sinya Vechnost" - Bulgarian electro-disco
  • Trix - "Fantasy" - electro-disco-pop
  • Trix - "Just Wanna Dance Tonight" - electro-disco
  • Trix - "Showdown" - electro-rock-disco
  • True Image - "Keep Me Dancing" - electro-disco
  • Two Man Sound - "Capital Tropical (English Disco Version)" - latin-disco; reached #11 Disco in the USA in 1981; also released in a Spanish-language "Latin Version"
  • Ulla Norden - "Urlaub" - German electro-disco-pop version of Ottawan's "Hands Up"
  • Ullanda McCullough - "Rock Me" - R&B disco
  • Ullanda McCullough - "Warm and Gentle Explosion" - disco-soul
  • Unlimited Touch - "Feel the Music" - electro-disco-funk
  • Usha Uthup - "Chhupke Kaun Aya" - Hindi disco version of "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" by Michael Jackson
  • Usha Uthup and Chorus - "Rambha Ho" a.k.a. "Ramba Ho - Ho - Ho" - Hindi disco from India, influenced by "Que Sera Mi Vida" by the Gibson Brothers
  • Valerie Horton Brown - "Hands Off" - electro-disco
  • Valerie Horton Brown - "Something's Burning" - electro-disco
  • Van Dyke - "All Right Now" - electro-rock-disco version of the 1970 rock hit by Free
  • Van Dyke - "Don't Believe Me" - electro-rock-disco
  • Van Jones - "She's a FFFF (Fine Foxy Freakie and Fat)" - electro-disco-soul
  • Vaughan Mason - "Rockin' Big Guitar" - funky electro-rock-disco; this version is largely instrumental and has singing, whereas "Jammin' Big Guitar" takes the tune in a rap direction with rapping in addition to singing
  • Viktor Zel'chenko - "Lyubov' Vsegda"
  • Viola Wills (a.k.a. Viola Wilkerson) - "I Can't Stay Away From You"
  • Viola Wills (a.k.a. Viola Wilkerson) - "If You Leave Me Now" - disco-pop version of Peter Cetera's 1976 hit
  • Voggue - "Back Again"
  • Voggue - "Roller Boogie" - rock-Hi-NRG-disco
  • Voggue - "Without Your Love"
  • Voyage - "Discotch" - Scottish-flavored electro-disco
  • Vulcano - "Shut Up and Boogie" - disco-pop
  • Wallace Collection - "Strings Disco"
  • Walter Jackson - "When I See You"
  • Wanda Walden - "Don't You Want My Lovin'"
  • Wanda "Star" Williams - "Soap Opera Lover" - disco-funk with two rap sections
  • Wax - "Get Loose" - electro-disco
  • Webster Lewis - "Let Me Be the One" - electro-disco
  • Webster Lewis - "You Are My Life"
  • Weeks and Co. - "Rock Your World" - electro-disco; reached #6 Dance in the USA in late 1981
  • The Whispers - "I Can Make It Better" - reached #44 Pop in the U.K. in June 1981; reached #40 Pop and #4 Disco in the USA
  • The Whispers - "I'm Gonna Love You More" - disco-soul
  • The Whispers - "In the Raw" - R&B-disco
  • Wilson Pickett - "Back on the Right Track"
  • Winni Wendorff - "Magic Dancin' Shoes" - electro-disco
  • Wish featuring La-Rita Gaskin - "Nice and Soft"
  • Wú Qiăolíng - "Ài zài xuánzhuăn" - Mandarin rock-disco-pop-fusion from Taiwan
  • Wú Qiăolíng - "Yŏngyuăn jì zìi xīndĭ" - Mandarin disco-pop from Taiwan
  • Yang Mei Lian - "Wǒ de xīn zài tiào" - Mandarin Chinese disco from Taiwan
  • Yang Mei Lian - "Zhōumò-lǎoye chē" - Mandarin Chinese rock-disco from Taiwan
  • Yè Déxián a.k.a. Deanie - "Qīng qīng tàn" - Cantonese mellow rock-disco-pop version of Dr. Hook's 1979 hit "Sexy Eyes"
  • Yoko Hatanaka - "Ushiro kara mae kara" - Japanese electro-rock-disco-pop-fusion
  • Yon-Ja Kim - "Badaga yugjilamyeon / Dangolsonnim / Ma-eum-eun seoleowodo / Gohyangmujeong" - Korean-flavored electro-disco-pop medley in Korean
  • Yon-Ja Kim - "Beonjieobsneun jumag / Nageune seol-eum / Nunmul-ui yeonpyeongdo" - Korean-flavored electro-disco-pop medley in Korean
  • Yon-Ja Kim - "Cheongchungobaeg / Mogpoui nunmul / Binaelineun honamseon / Aesuui soyagog" - Korean-flavored electro-disco-pop medley in Korean
  • Yon-Ja Kim - "Danjang-ui miali / Naneun ul-eossne / Bulhyojaneun ubnida / Kachyusyaui nolae" - Korean electro-disco-pop medley
  • Yon-Ja Kim - "Hongdoya uljimala / Yujeongcheonli / Ulgoneomneun bagdaljae / Dol-awayo busanhang-e / Nunmuljeoj-eun dumangang / Kkum-e bon naegohyang / Altteulhan dangsin" - Korean-flavored electro-disco-pop medley in Korean
  • Yon-Ja Kim - "Mulbang-adoneun naelyeog" = Korean electro-disco-pop
  • Yon-Ja Kim - "Samdado sosig / Gaenali cheonyeo / Geuleogingayo / Nim-ila buleulikka" - Korean-flavored electro-disco-pop medley in Korean
  • Yumi-Seino - "Tokyo City Nights" - electro-rock-disco-pop in Japanese and English
  • Zbig Górny and His Orchestra - "Magma" a.k.a. "Magma Ziemi"
  • Zdravstvuy, Pesnya - "Ya Vizhyla" - Russian disco version of Gloria Gaynor's 1978 hit "I Will Survive"
  • Zerrin Özer - "Aşk Budur İşte (First Be a Woman)" - Turkish disco cover of the 1979 disco song by Leonore O'Malley
  • Zerrin Özer - "Doğru Söyle" - Turkish electro-disco
  • Zerrin Özer - "İki Sevgi Bir Kalpte" - Turkish disco
  • Zerrin Özer - "İnan Gönül" - Turkish disco
  • Zinn-Zinn - "Kiss Me" - electro-disco instrumental based on "Kasso" by Kasso
  • Zinn-Zinn - "Rhythm Shopping" - electro-disco
  • Zoom - "Saturday, Saturday Night" - funky electro-disco
  • Zou Juan-Juan - "Bié bǎ mé er zhòu" - Mandarin mellow disco-pop from Taiwan
  • Zou Juan-Juan - "Jīntiān shì liángchén" - Mandarin disco-pop from Taiwan
  • Zou Juan-Juan - "Yuàn nǐ jìdé wǒ" - Mandarin disco from Taiwan
  • Zou Juan-Juan - "Yúwǎng, qíngwǎng" - Mandarin disco-pop from Taiwan
  • Zou Juan-Juan - "Zhǎnchì fēixiáng fēixiáng" - Mandarin disco-pop from Taiwan

    DISCO FOR CHILDREN

  • John Braden - "Disco Nights" - electro-disco-pop on the album Barbie Dance Party from Kid Stuff Records
  • Menudo - "Fui heco para amarte" - Spanish electro-rock-disco version of KISS's hit "I Was Made for Lovin' You"
  • Menudo - "No se puede parar la música" - Spanish disco version of the Village People's song "Can't Stop the Music"
  • Menudo - "Xanadu" - Spanish disco-pop cover of the 1980 hit by Electric Light Orchestra and Olivia Newton-John
  • Orchestra e Coro di Augusto Martelli - "Gatchaman la battaglia dei pianeti" - Italian electro-disco version of the children's television theme for the Japanese cartoon series Kagaku Ninja Tai Gatchaman
  • Video Kids - "Everybody Boogie" - electro-disco

    The success of the "Mickey Mouse Disco" album led Disney to release many products related to it. In 1981, they released a "Mickey Mouse Disco Record Tote".

    Also in 1981, Vogue Dolls released a Sasson-styling Ginny doll with, as the box states, "Free Bonus disco rollerskates included".

    Here are disco songs featured on the American television show "American Bandstand" in 1981: "Celebration" by Kool and the Gang (January 10 program) and "All-American Girls" by Sister Sledge (April 11 program).

    The only disco song featured on the American television show "The Midnight Special" in 1981 was "Celebration" by Kool and the Gang (January 30 program).

    Here are disco songs featured on the American television show "Soul Train" in 1981: "It's Not What You Got (It's How You Use It)" by Carrie Lucas (February 7 program), "Breaking and Entering" by Dee Dee Sharp Gamble (February 14 program), "Make That Move" by Shalamar (February 28 program), "I'm Talking 'Bout You" by A Taste of Honey and "Overnight Sensation" by Jerry Knight (March 7 program), "Love Somebody Today" and "All-American Girls" by Sister Sledge (March 14 program), "She's a Bad Mama Jama" by Carl Carlton (September 26 program), "The Real Thing" by the Brothers Johnson (October 10 program), "Give Me the Night" by George Benson (November 21 program), and "Yesterday Once More/Nothing Remains the Same" by the Spinners (November 28 program).

    Here are disco songs featured on the German television show "Musikladen" in 1981: "All-American Girls" by Sister Sledge and "Hot Love" by Kelly Marie (March 19 program), and "Just for You" by Spargo (October 15 program).

    Viola Wills sang "If You Could Read My Mind" on the American television show "Solid Gold" in 1981.

    Marie Osmond performed George Benson's "Give Me the Night" in electro-disco style on her television show "Marie" in 1981.

    Music De Wolfe (De Wolfe Library) released the production music LP "Great Occasion" in England in 1981. It included two disco songs: "Disco Strings" and "Good News". The music was intended for use as background music for film, television, radio, and advertising. The players were in the International Studio Orchestra conducted by Nigel Hess.

            In 1981 there were a lot of other great dance songs but they weren't very disco, in my opinion, because they are heavy on synthesized imitations of real instruments - instead of the traditional strings, bass, and guitar combo - and overall don't have a disco sound and/or structure. The following songs are too electronic-sounding to be considered disco and/or have beat patterns that aren't disco: "Turn Your Love Around" by George Benson (#5 Pop in the USA in February 1982, #1 R&B in the USA), "Disco Train" by Dance Reaction, "Do You Love Me?" by Patti Austin (electro-R&B), "Exalt-Exalt" by Azoto (italo-dance/electro-dance), "Flashdance...What A Feeling" by Irene Cara (electro-dance), "Can't Shake Your Love" by Syreeta (electro-dance), "Tell Me That I'm Dreaming" by Was (Not Was), "Slide" by the Rah Band, "Dancin' the Night Away" by Voggue (Hi-NRG), "Hit 'N' Run Lover" by Carol Jiani (a.k.a. Uchenna Ikejiani) (Hi-NRG), "Mercy" by Carol Jiani (Hi-NRG), "You're My Magician" by Lime (Hi-NRG), "Agent 406" by Lime (disco-influenced electro-dance), "Love Dance" by Mystery, "Hold On to This Moment" by Mystery (disco-influenced electro-dance), "Menergy" by Patrick Cowley (techno), "Baby I Don't Know" by Kryptonite (electro-dance), "Fight Back" by L.A.X. (electro-dance), "You're the Kind of Girl I Like" by Kwick (electro-R&B-dance), "Never Give You Up" by Sharon Redd (#20 Pop in the U.K. in November 1982), "Now I Have Everything" by Fantasy, "A Little Bit of Jazz" by Nick Straker Band, "Aah Dance" by Fine Quality featuring Cuz, "Rock Radio" by Gene Dunlap featuring the Ridgeways, "Still in the Groove" by Ray Parker Jr. and the Raydio, "Move Your Sexy Body" by Pure Gold, "Feel My Love Tonight" by Stacy Lattisaw, "Drum Affair" by Bill Summers and Summers Heat, "You Can" and "Fire in My Heart" by Madleen Kane, "Dynamite" by Karen Young, "Watch Out" by Brandi Wells, "(Knockout) Let's Go Another Round" by Inner Life (electro-dance), "Live It Up" by Inner Life (electro-R&B-dance), and "The Things You Get Me To Do" by the Players Association. Some borderline disco songs with real instruments (including, in most cases, a bass guitar) accompanied by prominent synths (but no strings) I've marked as "electro-disco".
            Dynasty's "Here I Am" (#26 R&B in the USA in July 1981) is a funky R&B song which would be disco except for all the extra beats. "Be My Lady" by Kool and the Gang is an up-tempo song that fits into the R&B-dance category because it lacks the disco beat pattern. Same with "Let Somebody Love You" by Keni Burke. "Rapture" by Blondie (#1 Pop in the USA in March 1981) is like a mellow form of disco but towards the end Blondie starts rapping, so this is really a dance-rap hybrid. "Disco Dream" by Mean Machine is pure rap, despite the title, and was released in the summer of 1981. Fans of old-school rap and disco might also enjoy this year's "Bumblebee Rap" by Bumblebee Unlimited, "Poverty" by the Master Rappers, and "Can You Move?" by Modern Romance, which have a funk foundation. Also very good is the disco-backed rap song "Do It Any Way You Wanna" by Mike "T". "Heartbeat" by Taana Gardner, which reached #6 on the U.S. Disco chart in May 1981, can be considered either funky disco or garage. The great "Funky Sensation" by Gwen McCrae is another garage classic with a slower tempo than disco but some violin flourishes; it reached #22 R&B in the USA in September 1981. I'd class "Let's Go Dancin'" by Sparque as garage, too - it has that same West End Records funky dance beat and sound with electronic backing. "Come Let Me Love You" by Jeanette "Lady" Day is another garage classic; the main chorus of it is disco. Also look for "Get Down Friday Night" by Fantastic Aleems featuring Leroy Burgess. The ultra-funky "Dyin' To Be Dancin'" by Empress has only a vague disco feel and should also be considered a garage song. "Everybody Needs Somebody Sometime" by Ann-Margret is a garage track with a non-disco beat and electronic violin-sounding backing, though it also features real bass, guitar, and trumpets. "Poyson" by Gwen McCrae could be considered funk-dance or maybe garage but is slower than disco. "Caribbean Disco Show" by Lobo is a medley of 5 Caribbean song covers accompanied by trumpet, computerized basslines, and a disco beat.
            "The Disco Scene" by Yellow Cat, "Starpoint's Here Tonight" by Starpoint, "Gigolette" by Ozone feat. Teena Marie, "Keep on Dancin'" by Ozone, "Possessed" by L.A.X., "It's Winning Time" by Klique, "Spirit of the Dancer" by Evelyn "Champagne" King, "Nobody Else" by Karen Silver, "Work that Sucker to Death" by Xavier, "Everybody Get on Up and Dance" by T.S. Monk, "Evolution Orange" by Earth, Wind and Fire, "Let's Funk Tonight" by Blue Feather, and "Take It Off" by Chic are funk songs. "Dance, Prance, Boogie" by Delegation and "Pull Up to the Bumper" by Grace Jones are funk-dance. "Gigolo" by Mary Wells is funk-dance with a rap segment. "There It Is" by Shalamar (#5 Pop in the U.K. in 1982), "Superfreak" and "Give it to Me Baby" by Rick James, and "Take My Heart (You Can Have It If You Want It)" by Kool and the Gang (#17 Pop in the USA in December 1981 and #1 R&B; #29 Pop in the U.K. in March 1982), "We Call it the Box" by Bill Summers and Summers Heat, "Funtaztik" by Edwin Birdsong, "Boogie's Gonna Get Ya" by Rafael Cameron, "Call Me" by Skyy (#3 Dance in the USA in January 1982; #26 Pop in the USA in March 1982, #1 R&B in the USA), "Freaky Dancin'" by Cameo, "Heart, Heart" by Geraldine Hunt, "Shout About It" by Lamont Dozier, "I'm Gonna Miss Ya" by Aaron Broomfield, "I'm in Love" by Evelyn "Champagne" King, "It's Your Night" by Ray Parker Jr. and the Raydio, "Searching to Find the One" by Unlimited Touch, "Something About You" by Ebonee Webb, "I'll Do Anything for You" by Denroy Morgan, "I Must be Dreaming" by Wanda Walden, "You are the One" by AM-FM, "P.S." by Dolly Dots, "Keep on It" by Starpoint, "This Beat is Mine" by Vicky D (#42 Pop in the U.K. in March 1982), "Let's Celebrate" by Skyy (#16 R&B in the USA), "I Love You More" by Rene and Angela, "I Just Want to be Your Lover" by Starpoint, "Make Up Your Mind" by Aurra, "Hit and Run" by Bar-Kays, "Funky Bebop" by Vin Zee, "Let Me Ring Your Bell Again" by Frederick Knight, "This Must be Heaven" by Jerry Carr, "Walking into Sunshine" by Central Line, and "Feelin' Lucky Lately" by High Fashion are electro-funk. "Let Your Body Go" by the Players Association and "I'm Glad That You're Here" by Alphonse Mouzon are jazz-funk.
            "Ultimate Warlord" by the Immortals and "Native Love" by Divine are Hi-NRG. Kleeer's synth-backed funky dance song "Get Tough" reached #5 on the U.S. Disco chart in April 1981 and #15 Pop U.S. and has a disco style to it. Secret Weapon's "Must Be the Music", which reached #24 Pop in the USA in January 1982, doesn't have a disco beat (and has a rap section in it, too). Billy Ocean's "Nights (Feel Like Getting Down)" and Change's "Miracles" are danceable R&B. "It's You" by Afterbach is R&B. The incomparable "I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)" by Hall and Oates is electro-R&B. "You'll Never Know" by Hi-Gloss (#12 Pop in the U.K. in 1981) is disco-influenced soul. "Walking on Thin Ice" by Yoko Ono (#35 Pop in the U.K. in March 1981) and "Playing for Time" by Madleen Kane are rock-dance. "Are You Lovin' Somebody" by Debra Dejean and "The Freeze" and "To Cut a Long Story Short" by Spandau Ballet are electro-rock-dance. "Disco Skate" by Ranking Joe is reggae. Gayle Adams's "Baby I Need Your Loving", a cover of the Four Tops' 1964 classic, combines Motown and disco elements. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra released "Hooked on Classics", a classical medley with disco beats, in 1981, and in January 1982 it reached #10 on the American Pop chart. Then in 1982 the London Symphony Orchestra released another orchestrated medley with disco beats, this time "Rock Classics (Medley)", side one of "Hooked on Rock Classics".


    Much Respect to Record Companies that Kept Disco Alive in the Early 1980s

    After 1979 a lot of record companies, particularly in the United States, gave up on the disco sound and no longer signed new disco artists or released new disco songs. Some of their last disco songs were hidden away in vaults for a long time. But certain other labels continued the disco tradition into the early 1980s. Here are some notables:
  • Are 'N Be Records (New York City, New York, USA): for "Come Back Lover" by Fresh Band (1984)
  • De-Lite Records (Chicago, Illinois, USA): for tracks like "Slip and Dip" by Coffee (1980), "Steppin' Out" by Kool and the Gang (1981), "Use Your Body and Soul" by Crown Heights Affair (1980)
  • Friends Records (the Netherlands): for tracks like "Let's Start II Dance Again" by Hamilton Bohannon (1981), "Step by Step" by Koxo (1982)
  • Full Time Records (Rome, Italy): for tracks like "Bite the Apple" by Rainbow Team (1982), "First True Love Affair" by Jimmy Ross (1981)
  • Motown Records (Detroit, Michigan, USA): for tracks like "I'm Coming Out" by Diana Ross (1980), "I Need Your Lovin'" by Teena Marie (1980), "Lady (You Bring Me Up)" by the Commodores (1981)
  • Prelude Records (New York City, New York, USA): for tracks like "Gonna Get Over You" by France Joli (1981), "Your Love is a Life Saver" by Gayle Adams (1980), "Lay It Down on Me" by Gerald Mallory (1982)
  • Rams Horn Records (Aerdenhout, the Netherlands): for tracks like "Got You Where I Want You Babe" by Stereo Fun, Inc. (1983), "Yippy-i-aye Yippy-i-yo (Ghostriders in the Sky)" by Boots Clements (1981), "Love Sensation" by Loleatta Holloway (1982 reissue), "Take Some Time Out (for Love)" by the Salsoul Orchestra (1982)
  • Salsoul Records (New York City, New York, USA): for tracks like "Love Sensation" by Loleatta Holloway (1980), "Mestizo II" by Joe Bataan (1981), "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" by Inner Life (1981), "Take Some Time Out (for Love)" by the Salsoul Orchestra (1982)
  • SoLAr Records (Los Angeles, California, USA): for tracks like "I Can Make You Feel Good" by Shalamar (1982), "I Can Make It Better" by the Whispers (1981), "Do Me Right" by Dynasty (1980), "It's Not What You Got (It's How You Use It)" by Carrie Lucas (1980)
  • West End Records (New York City, New York, USA): for tracks like "There's Never Been (No One Like You)" by Kenix Music featuring Bobby Youngblood (1980), "No Frills" by Taana Gardner (1981)


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