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1982 Disco

During 1982 and the years that immediately followed, some disco songs enjoyed success on the American and British Pop charts, somewhat more frequently in Britain than in the USA, but more often than not disco songs either were confined to the R&B and Dance charts or remained entirely out of sight. For a while, the disco scene shifted to other countries, like Italy, the Netherlands, and India. Despite disco's decline, there are many good tracks from 1982, in particular "My Darling" by Rainbow Team, "I Can Make You Feel Good" by Shalamar, "I Can't Shake This Feeling" by Klique, and "Boom Boom" by Nazia Hassan.

Disco Music released during 1982:

Collage of Disco Products made in 1982

  • 52nd Street - "Express" - funky disco
  • ADC Band - "Give It Up" - electro-disco-funk
  • Above and Beyond - "Love Love Love" - disco-pop
  • Adrian Enescu - "Straight Disco"
  • Ago - "Let's Fun" - funky electro-disco
  • Ago - "You Make Me Do (It)" - funky disco
  • Aija Kukule - "Nāc, Sēdies Manā Mākonī!" - Latvian electro-disco-pop
  • Akira Kushida and Space Cats - "Lightning Speed Gavan - Disco Gavan" - electro-disco in English and Japanese
  • Al Marshall - "I Like the Way You Dance With Me" - funky electro-R&B-disco
  • Alan Tew and His Orchestra - "Love is in the Air" - instrumental disco version of John Paul Young's 1978 hit
  • Alfie Silas - "A Puppet to You" - funky electro-disco
  • Alfie Silas - "Body Heat" - electro-rock-disco
  • Alfonzo [Jones] - "Don't Stop This Feeling (Keep on Dancing)" - electro-disco
  • Alla Pugacheva i Gruppa Retsital - "Ya Bol'she Nye Revnuyu" - Russian mellow electro-disco version of Osip Mandel'shtam's 1920 poem
  • Almodóvar and McNamara - "Suck It to Me" - electro-disco
  • Alphonse Mouzon - "Everybody Party" - disco-funk
  • Alphonse Mouzon - "That's Right" - electro-disco-funk
  • Amant - "New York Nights" - electro-disco
  • Amuzement Park - "So Inspired" - R&B-disco
  • Andy Nelson - "Lady Angie" - electro-disco
  • Arabesque - "A New Sensation" - electro-rock-disco-pop
  • Archie Bell - "Touchin' You" - electro-disco-soul
  • Asha Bhosle - "Disco Station" - disco-pop in Hindi and English from India
  • Asha Bhosle - "Jawani Jan-E-Man" - Hindi disco-pop from India
  • Asha Bhosle - "Paas Aao Na" - Hindi electro-disco-pop from India
  • Asha Bhosle, Bappi Lahiri, and Shashi Kapoor - "Raat Baaqi Baat Baaqi" - Indian-flavored disco-pop in Hindi
  • Atkins - "Nobody's Waiting" - R&B-disco
  • Atlantic Starr - "Circles" - R&B-disco; reached #38 Pop in the USA in May 1982, #9 Dance in the USA in 1982
  • Atlantis - "Keep on Movin' and Groovin'" - electro-disco
  • Avonn [McDougal] - "Everybody Get Down" - electro-disco-funk
  • B. Rodgers (a.k.a. Roger Baeten) - "I Feel So Good"
  • B.B. and Band - "Say That Again" - funky electro-disco (italo-disco)
  • B.T. Express (featuring William Robinson) - "Star Child (Spirit of the Night)"
  • B.T. Express (featuring William Robinson) - "This Must Be the Night for Love" - electro-disco
  • Banigeoljeu - "Bumelang" - Korean electro-disco version of Celi Bee's 1978 English disco song "Boomerang"
  • Bappi Lahiri (a.k.a. Alokesh Lahiri) - "Yaad Aa Raha Hai" - Hindi disco from India
  • Bappi Lahiri presents Runa Laila - "De De Pyar De" - Indian-flavored disco/dance-pop in Hindi
  • Bappi Lahiri presents Runa Laila - "Disco Premee" - Hindi electro-disco from India
  • Bappi Lahiri presents Runa Laila - "Hello Hi" - Chinese-flavored disco-pop in Hindi from India
  • Bappi Lahiri presents Runa Laila - "Iya Iya O" - Hindi disco-pop from India
  • Bappi Lahiri presents Runa Laila - "Romance" - Hindi disco-pop from India
  • Bebeto - "Arigato Flamengo" - Portuguese electro-disco-pop from Brazil
  • Behroze Chatterjee and Chorus - "Sweety Seventeen" - electro-disco in English and Hindi from India
  • Beyond - "I've Been a Fool" - funky electro-R&B-disco
  • Beyond - "So Good to Me" - electro-disco-funk
  • Bezinky - "BD 15" - Czech electro-disco
  • Bezinky - "Diskotéka na nábřeží" - Czech electro-disco
  • Bezinky - "Strejdo, hraj dál" - Czech electro-disco
  • Billy Griffin - "Be With Me" - electro-R&B-disco
  • Billy Ocean - "Dance with Me" - R&B-disco
  • Billy Ocean - "I Can't Stop" - R&B-disco
  • Blue Feather - "Baby Don't Say Maybe" - funky electro-disco
  • Blue Feather - "High Up to the Sky" - disco-funk
  • Bordeaux - "Paradise's Love" - funky electro-disco
  • Brain - "D.I.X.O." - electro-disco-pop
  • Brass Monkey - "Party When I Can" - electro-disco
  • Brian Auger - "The Hurricane" - electro-disco-pop
  • Brian Auger - "The Seeker" - electro-disco-pop
  • Brigitte Tuna - "Docter Boogie" - electro-disco-pop
  • Brooklyn Express - "You Need a Change of Mind (Special Disco Mix)" - disco version of the 1972 Eddie Kendricks hit "Girl, You Need a Change of Mind"
  • Caiphus Semenya - "Umoya" - Zulu disco
  • Caiphus Semenya - "Without You" - mellow electro-disco-soul
  • Candi Staton (a.k.a. Canzetta Staton) - "Suspicious Minds" - disco-pop version of an Elvis Presley classic; reached #31 Pop in the U.K. and #92 on the Cash Box R&B Chart in the USA in 1982
  • Caprice featuring Larnette Winston - "Candy Man" - funky electro-disco
  • Caravelli - "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You" - partly-instrumental disco cover of Frankie Valli's 1967 pop hit
  • Carol Jiani (a.k.a. Uchenna Ikejiani) - "Kicking the Habit" - electro-disco
  • Carol Jiani (a.k.a. Uchenna Ikejiani) - "X-Rated" - electro-disco
  • Cecil Lyde - "I'll Make It On My Own" - electro-disco-soul
  • Change - "Keep On It" - electro-R&B-disco
  • Chaplin Band - "Il Veliero" - electro-disco cover of a 1976 song by Luigi Battisti in Italian
  • Charles Earland - "Animal" - jazzy electro-disco
  • Charmaigne - "On Top" - electro-disco
  • Cheri - "Star Struck" - electro-disco
  • Chime - "Feel Me" - electro-disco
  • Chuck Cissel - "Night Miracles" - R&B-disco
  • Claudia Mori and Adriano Celentano - "Non Succederà Più" - mellow disco-pop in Italian
  • Coco De Jour - "Love Me Tonight" - electro-rock-disco
  • Coffee - "My Turn to Burn" - electro-disco
  • Coffee - "Purpose" - mellow disco
  • Consilium - "Discoshow" - rock-disco-pop in Estonian and English
  • Cool Runners - "High On A Feeling" - electro-disco
  • Cool Runners - "Play the Game (So You Think It Funny)" - electro-disco
  • D'Llegance - "Chanson D'Llegance" - disco in English and French
  • Dalida - "Jouez Bouzouki" - Greek-flavored disco in French; based on the 1977 song by Disco Bouzouki Band
  • Dance Reaction - "Shanks Mare Honey" - electro-disco
  • David Morris - "Saturday Night" - electro-disco
  • David Morris - "Somebody You'd Love to Love" - disco-soul
  • DeBarge - "Can't Stop" - funky electro-R&B-disco
  • Decoupage - "Puerto Rico" - electro-disco
  • Diane Solo - "N'Ziketio" - jazzy electro-disco in some Ivorian indigenous language from the Ivory Coast
  • Direct Drive - "Time's Running Out" - electro-disco
  • Disconnection - "Bali Ha'i" - disco version of the Rodgers and Hammerstein showtune from the 1949 musical "South Pacific"
  • Distinction - "Looking for Love" - electro-disco
  • Distinction - "That's the Way I Like It" - electro-disco
  • Dolly Dots - "Do You Wanna Wanna" - disco in English and Spanish
  • Donna Summer - "Mystery of Love" - R&B-disco; introduction is copied from Johann Sebastian Bach's Prelude no. 2 in C Minor from The Well-Tempered Clavier, book 1
  • Double Discovery - "Can He Find Another One? (West Side Mix)" - electro-disco; produced by Boris Midney
  • Double Discovery - "Living Up to Love" - produced by Boris Midney; this 1982 disco version differs from the version of this song which appears on the "Companion" album
  • Dustar - "Rasima" - Bashkir jazzy electro-disco from Bashkortostan, U.S.S.R.
  • Electra featuring Tara Butler - "Feels Good" - funky rock-disco-pop
  • Elias Rahbani - "Kezzabi" - Arabic electro-disco
  • Empty Four - "For Your Pleasure" - italo-disco (electro-disco)
  • The Erotic Drum Band - "Sweet Seduction" - electro-disco
  • Exportations - "Party Down"
  • The Fania All Stars - "The Last Fight" - electro-rock-disco; theme song for the movie by the same name
  • Fat Larry's Band - "Act Like You Know" - electro-disco
  • Fat Larry's Band - "Be My Lady" - electro-disco
  • Fern Kinney - "Pipin' Hot" - electro-rock-disco
  • Fernando Riba - "Con una canción en mi corazón (With a Song in My Heart)" - electro-disco-pop in Spanish and English
  • Fillmore King - "Keep on Dancin'" - electro-disco
  • Filomena - "Eu Quero Amor" - Portuguese electro-disco-pop from Brazil
  • Filomena - "Será Porque Te Amo" - Portuguese electro-disco-pop from Brazil
  • Finesse - "Feel It" - electro-R&B-disco
  • Flowchart - "Ask the Boss" - electro-disco-funk
  • Flowchart - "I Saw Him Make Eyes Atchoo" - electro-R&B-disco
  • Flower (a.k.a. Cheryl Lynn Flor) - "Someone Special" - electro-disco
  • Flowers - "More Than a Woman" - mellow disco cover of the 1977 hit by the Bee Gees and Tavares
  • Flowers - "Night Fever" - cover of the Bee Gees' 1977 hit
  • Flowers - "You Should Be Dancing" - electro-disco cover of the Bee Gees' 1976 hit
  • Forrrce - "Keep on Dancin' (Phase II)" - electro-disco-funk-fusion
  • Frank and James - "Dancin' with Nancy" - rock-disco
  • Frank and James - "How Long Is Forever" - disco-soul
  • Frank and Roby - "Level With Me" - electro-disco-funk
  • Frank Dana - "Rock 'N' Love" - italo-disco (electro-rock-disco)
  • Frank Dana - "Sexy Lady" - italo-disco (funky electro-disco)
  • Frank Dana - "Take It Easy" - electro-disco-pop
  • Frank De Lima and Na Kolohe - "Mr. Hu" - electro-disco
  • Freeez - "One to One" - electro-disco
  • George Duke - "Shine On" - jazzy disco; reached #41 Pop in the USA in April 1982, #36 Dance in the USA, #15 R&B in the USA
  • Gerald Mallory - "Lay It Down on Me" - soul-disco
  • The Gibson Brothers - "My Heart's Beating Wild (Tic Tac Tic Tac)" - electro-disco
  • Gidea Park - "Lightnin' Strikes" - electro-rock-disco-pop cover of "Lightning Strikes", a 1966 hit for Lou Christie
  • Gino Soccio - "It's Alright" - electro-disco
  • The Girl Scouts - "I Don't Want to be a Zombie" - disco-funk
  • Gonzalez - "(I Want to Get) Closer to You" - jazzy disco/jazz-funk
  • Greg Henderson - "Dreamin'" - funky electro-disco
  • Gwen Guthrie - "It Should Have Been You" - electro-disco; reached #11 Dance in the USA in 1982
  • Gwen McCrae - "Keep the Fire Burning" - electro-disco; reached #5 Dance in the USA in early 1983
  • Harry Mosco [Agada] - "Don't Say No" - electro-disco
  • Harry Mosco [Agada] - "Happy Birthday" - jazzy electro-disco
  • Hassan Abu Al Saoud - "Trik Trak" - Egyptian-flavored electro-disco
  • Hetty Koes Endang - "Dangdut Disco" - Indonesian electro-rock-disco
  • Hi-Tension - "How D' You Feel" - funky disco
  • Hot Chocolate - "Girl Crazy" - electro-disco; reached #7 Pop in the U.K. in May 1982
  • Hot Quisine - "Ride on a Rhythm" - funky electro-disco
  • Indeep a.k.a. In Deep - "Last Night a DJ Saved My Life" - funky disco with a rap ending and sound effects - reached #13 Pop in the U.K. in February 1983; reached #2 Club in the USA in 1983, #10 R&B in the USA, #101 Pop in the USA
  • J. Gale Gaymon - "(If You) Study Long, You'll Study Wrong" - electro-disco-funk
  • JR's Machine - "Make Your Body Move" - funky electro-disco
  • Janet Jackson - "You'll Never Find (A Love Like Mine)" - disco-soul
  • Jay Player - "Love is the Answer" - disco-soul
  • Jay W. McGee - "I Love You (Over and Over)" - disco-soul
  • Jean Carne - "Super Explosion" - funky disco
  • Jerry Butler - "Night Life (Living in the City)" - R&B-disco
  • Jerry Knight - "I'm Down For That"
  • Jimmy Young - "Times are Tight" - funky electro-disco
  • Joanne Ellis - "Bye Baby" - electro-disco
  • Joanne Ellis - "Self Service Love" - electro-disco-pop
  • Joe Coleman - "Test Drive" - italo-disco (electro-disco)
  • Joe Tremaine - "Countdown" - jazzy electro-disco cover of Dan Hartman's song
  • Joe Tremaine - "Disco Kicks" - disco version of the song by The Original Mass and Boystown Gang
  • Joe Tremaine - "Hands Down" - electro-disco-pop cover of Dan Hartman's song
  • Joe Tremaine - "Latin Disco" - latin-disco version of Tierra's 1980 song
  • Joe Tremaine - "Pump It Up" - electro-disco cover of Fever's 1979 song
  • Joe Tremaine - "Rock 'N Roll Disco Boogie" - electro-rock-disco
  • Joe Tremaine - "Saturday, Saturday Night" - funky electro-disco cover of Zoom's 1981 song
  • Joe Tremaine - "The Boogie's Gonna Get You" - cover of Woods Empire's 1980 disco song
  • Joe Tremaine - "The Kozak" - rock-disco cover of the 1980 disco song by Oleksa and Soniashnyk
  • Joe Tremaine - "Twenty Five Miles" - electro-rock-disco version of Edwin Starr's 1969 soul hit
  • Jorma Markos - "Villi Tunne Valtaa Mun" - Spanish-flavored disco in Finnish; cover of Luis Rodriguez's 1978 disco song "Mujer"
  • Juicy - "Don't Cha Wanna" - funky electro-disco
  • Junior Mendes - "Copacabana Sadia" - Portuguese electro-disco-fusion from Brazil
  • K.C. and the Sunshine Band - "Give It Up" - electro-disco; reached #18 Pop in the USA in March 1984; reached #1 Pop in the U.K. in August 1983
  • K.C. and the Sunshine Band - "You're Going Out of Your Mind" - electro-disco
  • K.I.D. - "Fine Time Tonight" - electro-disco-funk
  • K.I.D. - "My Love is on the Way" - electro-disco
  • Kabbala - "Ashewo Ara" - African disco with a rock-disco section
  • Kamelie (Hana [Buštiková] & Dana [Vlková]) - "Podzim Začíná" - Czech electro-disco; also released in an English version, "Autumn Leaves"
  • Karin Jones - "Under the Influence of Love" - electro-R&B-disco
  • Kat Mandu - "At Night" - funky electro-disco
  • Kat Mandu - "Squeeze" - funky electro-disco
  • Kat Mandu - "Super Lady II" - funky electro-disco
  • Keni Burke - "Can't Get Enough (Do It All Night)" - electro-R&B-disco
  • Keni Burke - "Shakin'" - electro-R&B-disco
  • Kenny Moore - "It Only Takes a Minute" - electro-disco
  • Khemistry - "Can You Feel My Love" - R&B-disco
  • Khemistry - "I Can't Lose with the Stuff I Use" - electro-R&B-disco
  • Khemistry - "Who's Fooling Who" - R&B-disco
  • Kikki Amity - "Feel the Need in Me" - electro-disco
  • Kim Soo-Ran - "Nuguege deulilkkayo" - Korean disco-pop
  • Kimiko Kasai - "I Felt You Glancin'" - electro-disco
  • Kimiko Kasai - "The Right Place"
  • Kishore Kumar [Ganguly] and Chorus - "(Disco Disco Disco) Yeh Disco Ka Bukhar Hai" - Hindi disco from India
  • Kishore Kumar [Ganguly] and Chorus - "Pag Ghunghroo Baandh" - electro-disco from India; first part of song is partly based on "A Fifth of Beethoven" by Walter Murphy, next parts (with Hindi lyrics) are not disco
  • Kishore Kumar [Ganguly] and the "Disco Dancer" Chorus - "Ae Oh Aa Zara Mudke" - Hindi disco-pop from India; influenced by "Green Light" by Cory Daye
  • Klique - "Best of Love" - R&B-disco
  • Klique - "I Can't Shake This Feeling"
  • Kool and the Gang - "Pretty Baby" - R&B-disco
  • Koxo - "Step by Step" - electro-disco in English and French
  • La Voyage - "All Nite Affair" - funky electro-disco
  • La Voyage - "Make It Last" - jazzy electro-disco
  • Lady - "Living for the Thought" - electro-rock-disco
  • Lady - "Number One" - electro-disco
  • Lady Butterfly - "Daddy I'm Coming Home" - electro-disco
  • LaJohn and Sheeta - "Too Far Gone" - electro-disco
  • Lan Ying - "Fēi xiàng nǐ fēi xiàng wǒ" - rock-disco-pop in Mandarin Chinese
  • Lan Ying - "Tā bù míngbái" - disco-pop in Mandarin Chinese
  • Lan Ying - "Yǎnzhōng de gǎnqíng" - electro-rock-disco-pop in Mandarin Chinese and English
  • Lan Ying - "Yīqlè yǒu wǒ" - rock-disco in Mandarin Chinese
  • Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar [Ganguly] - "Disco '82" - Hindi disco-pop from India
  • Linda Clifford - "Build a Fire" - disco-soul
  • Linda Fields and the Funky Boys - "Shame, Shame, Shame (New Disco-Version)" - electro-disco remake of a song they originally recorded in 1975 and which in turn was a cover of the 1974 Shirley and Company hit
  • Lonnie Givens - "The Heat Is On" - electro-disco
  • Love Connection - "Hot Blood" - electro-disco; with Jocelyn Brown as lead vocalist
  • Love Twins - "Miami Heatwave" - cover of the Seventh Avenue hit
  • Loverde - "My World is Empty (Without You)" - disco version of the 1965 Supremes song
  • Loveship - "If You Want My Lovin'" - funky electro-disco
  • Loveship - "Love So New" - mellow disco
  • Lyeysya, Pyesnya - "Karate" - Russian electro-disco
  • Majik - "You Gotta Get Up" - electro-disco-funk
  • The Managers - "Shake It Up, Shake It Up" - funky disco
  • Margaret Reynolds - "Day After Day"
  • Maria Verano - "I'll Tell You" - funky electro-disco cover of Sergio Mendes' song
  • Marlena Shaw - "Just Want This Feeling to Last" - electro-R&B-disco
  • Masurrati and Huey Harris - "Super Duper (Lovin)" - funky electro-disco
  • Maurice Massiah - "We Can Go to Your House" - electro-R&B-disco
  • Max Manuel - "Energy" - electro-disco (italo-disco) influenced by Patrizia Pellegrino's 1981 italo-disco song "Automaticamore"
  • Maxx Traxx - "Let Me Love You" - electro-disco-soul
  • Maxx Traxx - "Tell Me" - electro-disco-soul
  • Mayte [Mateos] - "Malagueña" - Spanish disco version of the song by Ernesto Lecuona
  • Mayte [Mateos] - "Temptation" - disco-pop
  • Meiju Suvas - "Oot paha" - Finnish rock-disco
  • Meiko Nakahara - "Fantasy" - disco-pop in Japanese and English
  • Melba Moore - "Mind Up Tonight" - electro-disco; reached #22 Pop in the U.K. in January 1983
  • Milon Gupta - "Boom-Boom" - electro-disco instrumental version of the 1982 song "Boom Boom" by Nazia Hassan, from India
  • Milon Gupta - "Ooei Ooei" - electro-disco instrumental version of the 1982 song "Ooe Ooe" by Zoheb Hassan, from India
  • Mystic Merlin - "Mr. Magician" - mellow disco
  • Nandu Bhende and the "Disco Dancer" Chorus - "Krishna Dharti Pe Aaja Too" - Hindi disco from India; record single certified gold status in India in January 1984
  • Nandu Bhende presents Music India's Disco Sound - "Disco Duniya Theme" - Hindi electro-disco from India
  • Nandu Bhende presents Music India's Disco Sound - "Disco Nasha Theme" - Hindi disco from India
  • Nandu Bhende presents Music India's Disco Sound - "Disco Station" - Hindi electro-disco from India; cover of the song from the 1982 Indian film "Hathkadi"
  • Nandu Bhende presents Music India's Disco Sound - "Hari Om Hari" - electro-disco-pop in Hindi and English; cover of the 1980 song by Usha Uthup and Chorus
  • Nandu Bhende presents Music India's Disco Sound - "Ramba Ho Samba Ho" - Hindi electro-disco from India; cover of the 1981 song by Usha Uthup and Chorus
  • Naomi Moody - "I Wish You Love" - English electro-disco version of the 1942 French song "Que reste-t-il de nos amours?" by Charles Trenet
  • Naomi Moody - "Naomi" - electro-disco
  • Nazia Hassan - "Boom Boom" - Hindi electro-disco from India
  • Nazia Hassan - "Khushi" - Hindi mellow electro-disco from India
  • Nazia Hassan - "Koi Nahin" - Hindi mellow electro-disco-pop from India
  • Neilo-Feel (a.k.a. Naoufel Belhassine) - "Happy Love Song" - electro-rock-disco
  • New Paradise - "Easy Life" - electro-disco-funk; also released in a French version
  • New York Express featuring Mickey Denton - "Hot on the Clue" - mellow funky electro-disco
  • Nighthawk - "Eye of the Tiger" - electro-disco version of the song from the Rocky III movie soundtrack
  • Noel Pointer - "Life Time of Love" - R&B-disco cover of Tavares' 1980 song
  • Nolen and Crosley - "Chance" - electro-disco-soul
  • Nolen and Crosley - "Into Groove" - electro-R&B-disco
  • Norma Lewis - "I'm Into Your Love (Into Your Love)"
  • Oh Bang-Hui - "Cheongchun-ui nundongja" - Korean electro-rock-disco-pop
  • Oh Bang-Hui - "Gayo diseuko jeobsoggog" - Korean electro-disco-pop
  • Oh Bang-Hui - "Hwansang" - Korean electro-rock-disco-pop
  • Oh Bang-Hui - "Milinae" - Korean electro-disco-pop
  • Oh Bang-Hui - "Yuhog" - Korean electro-disco-pop
  • Oliver [Cheatham] - "Boogie Stomp" - electro-disco-funk
  • Oliver Mandić - "Sve Su Seke Jebene" - electro-rock-disco in Serbian and English
  • Original - "Sen Qaydan Bilasan" - Uzbek electro-disco from Uzbekistan, U.S.S.R.
  • Oscar Weathers - "We're Running Out of Time / Countdown" - jazzy electro-gospel-disco-funk
  • Otis Clay - "The Only Way is Up" - soul-disco
  • Park Avenue - "Looking Ahead" - electro-disco
  • Parvati Khan - "Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy Aaja" - Hindi disco from India
  • Passion - "Don't Stop My Love" - mellow disco
  • Patrice Rushen - "Forget Me Nots" - electro-disco; reached #2 Dance in the USA in May 1982, reached #23 Pop in the USA in July 1982, #4 R&B in the USA in March 1982, #8 Pop in the U.K. in 1982
  • Patrice Rushen - "Number One" - funky electro-disco
  • Patrick Boothe and the Phenix Horns - "Dance All Night"
  • Patrick Boothe and the Streetwave Orchestra featuring the Phenix Horns - "Never Knew Love Like This Before" - R&B-disco
  • Patrick Juvet - "Alibi" - French electro-rock-disco
  • Paul Justice featuring Rhenda - "If You Love Me" - electro-disco-soul
  • Peter Micioni - "I'm a Man"
  • Peter Micioni - "If You Wanna Dance" - electro-rock-disco
  • Plamya - "Goroskop" - Russian electro-rock-disco
  • Pleasure - "Give It Up" - electro-R&B-disco
  • Poppas - "Hook Up Together"
  • President - "Lāw dwng deuxn'25" - Thai disco-pop
  • President - "Rak mi xeā meā dī kẁā" - Thai electro-disco
  • Prophecy - "Do You Keep His Commandments" - funky electro-gospel-disco
  • Q - "Party Music" - electro-disco
  • Queen - "Back Chat" - electro-rock-disco; reached #40 Pop in the U.K. in 1982
  • Queen Samantha - "Give Me Action"
  • Rainbow Team - "Bite the Apple"
  • Rainbow Team - "My Darling"
  • Rainbow Team - "Please Let's Go"
  • Ren Woods - "Lovin' Power"
  • Ren Woods - "You are the One"
  • Renée - "You're A Liar" - electro-disco
  • Rev. Jerry Burns and the Youth Ensemble - "Rapture" - electro-gospel-disco
  • Revelation - "Shout for Joy" - electro-disco-soul
  • Richard "Dimples" Fields - "Mr. Look So Good" - disco-soul
  • Rick James - "Throwdown" - electro-disco-funk
  • Robert Winters and Fall - "L.O.V.E." - disco-soul version of Al Green's 1975 hit song
  • Rocket - "Come Together" - electro-disco
  • Rod Stewart - "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy? (Live)" - electro-rock-disco reprise of his 1978 hit
  • Rokeri s Moravu - "Disko-rokeri" - Yugoslavian-flavored electro-disco-pop medley in Croatian
  • Roman Butina - "Diridonda" - Croatian electro-disco cover of the song performed by Novi Fosili in 1977
  • Roman Butina - "Ja Nisam Kockar" - Croatian electro-disco-pop cover of Srebrna Krila's 1978 electro-rock-disco-pop song
  • Roman Butina - "Jedna Zima S Kristinom" - Croatian electro-disco-pop cover of the 1977 song sung by Zdravko Čolić
  • Roman Butina - "Kad Naš Brod Plovi" - Croatian disco-pop from Yugoslavia
  • Roman Butina - "Lastavica / Vagabundo / Nadalina" - Spanish-flavored electro-disco in Croatian and Spanish from Yugoslavia; medley of covers of songs written by Zdenko Runjić and Jakša Fiamengo ("Vagabundo" was previously recorded by Oliver in 1979)
  • Roman Butina - "Mađarica" - Croatian electro-disco cover of the 1981 song performed by Zdravko Čolić
  • Roman Butina - "Nikoga Nisam Volio Tako" - Croatian disco-pop cover of the 1981 song performed by Mišo Kovač
  • Roman Butina - "Pjevam Danju, Pjevam Noću" - instrumental jazzy electro-disco version of the 1977 song performed by Zdravko Čolić with music by Kornelije Kovač
  • Roman Butina - "Plava Košulja" - Croatian electro-rock-disco-pop version of Novi Fosili's 1981 song written by M. Popadić
  • Roman Butina - "Plovi Mala Barka" - Croatian electro-disco cover of the song written by Hrvoje Hegedušić that had been recorded in 1976 by Novi Fosili; this version on Roman Butina's 1982 album Yu Disco Show presumably differs from the version on his 1979 album Parada Hitova Br. 5
  • Roman Butina - "Šalio Se Ja..." - Croatian electro-disco-pop cover of the song written by M. Mihaljević with music by Đ. Novković
  • Roman Butina - "Šjor Bepop Bagulin" - Croatian electro-disco-pop cover of the song written by Đ. Maršan
  • Roman Butina - "Šuti, Moj Dječače Plavi / E, Moj Saša / Tajna" - Croatian electro-disco-pop medley of covers of songs written by D. Volarić with music by R. Dujmić
  • Roman Butina - "Yu - Disco Theme" - electro-disco
  • Roots - "Party People" - jazzy electro-disco
  • Roundtree - "Hit on You" - electro-disco-funk
  • Roundtree - "Night Lady"
  • Royal Sprites - "Rueang chip choi" - Thai electro-disco
  • Runa Laila - "Ho Oho Ho Janan" - electro-disco-pop in Urdu (a form of the Hindistani language nearly equal to Hindi) from Pakistan
  • Runa Laila - "Tera Mera Saath He Pal" - electro-disco-pop in Urdu (a form of the Hindistani language nearly equal to Hindi) from Pakistan
  • Runa Laila - "Vo Aankhein" - electro-disco in Urdu (a form of the Hindistani language nearly equal to Hindi) from Pakistan
  • Rupa [Biswas] - "Aaj Shanibar" - Indian-flavored electro-rock-disco in Bengali from India
  • Rupa [Biswas] - "East West Shuffle" - Indian-flavored jazzy rock-disco
  • Rupa [Biswas] - "Moja Bhari Moja" - Indian-flavored funky electro-rock-disco in Bengali from India
  • S.O.S. Band - "Looking for You" - electro-disco-funk
  • Saint Tropez - "Midnight Fantasy" - produced by Laurin Rinder and W. Michael Lewis
  • The Salsoul Orchestra - "Take Some Time Out (For Love)" - with Jocelyn Brown as lead vocalist; reached #52 Soul on the USA Billboard chart and charted for 12 weeks; reached #46 Club in 1982
  • Santa Esmeralda and Jimmy Goings - "Green Talisman" - electro-rock-latin-disco
  • Santo - "Snake" - rock-disco
  • Satin and Green - "Spectacular" - mellow electro-disco
  • Satu [Pentikäinen] - "Niin Hyvä On (I'm Coming Out)" - Finnish electro-disco version of the 1980 hit by Diana Ross
  • Savanna - "Never Let You Go" - electro-R&B-disco
  • Scherrie Payne - "Medley: I'm Not in Love / Girl, You're in Love" - disco; reached #35 Dance in the USA; partly a disco version of 10cc's 1975 pop hit "I'm Not in Love"
  • Second Image - "Fall in Love" - electro-R&B-disco
  • Sezer Güvenirgil � "Canım Sevmek İstiyor" - Spanish-flavored disco-pop in Turkish; cover of "Señorita por favor" by Chocolat's
  • Sezer Güvenirgil � "Olmaz Deseler Sevgimize" - Turkish disco-pop
  • Sezer Güvenirgil � "Sevdim Sevildim" - Turkish disco-pop version of Enrico Macias's "Les filles de mon pays"
  • Shalamar - "Friends"
  • Shalamar - "I Can Make You Feel Good" - reached #7 Pop in the U.K. in May 1982
  • Sharon [Prabhakar] - "Aage Jo Hua" - Hindi electro-rock-disco from India; a version of "Funkytown" by Lipps, Inc.
  • Sharon [Prabhakar] - "Aaj Ki Raat" - Hindi mellow disco from India; a version of Donna Summer's 1975 hit "Love to Love You Baby"
  • Sharon [Prabhakar] - "Halchal" - Hindi electro-rock-disco from India; a version of Donna Summer's 1979 hit "Hot Stuff"
  • Sharon Prabhakar - "My Body Has a Surging Fire" - electro-disco from India
  • Sharon [Prabhakar] - "Pul Pul Pyar" - Hindi disco; a cover of some non-Indian song
  • Sharon [Prabhakar] - "Raja" - Indian-flavored electro-disco instrumental version of the Bobby Hebb classic "Sunny", inspired by the 1976 version by Boney M
  • Sharon [Prabhakar] - "Wo Mera Hi Hai" - Hindi electro-disco-pop from India; a version of some song by Boney M
  • Sharon Prabhakar and Chorus - "Disco Dilruba" - electro-disco in Hindi and English from India
  • Ship of the Desert - "Oasis" - funky electro-disco
  • Ship of the Desert - "Zounds" - electro-disco-funk
  • Shotgun - "Caught Up in a Crossfire" - electro-R&B-disco
  • Side Effect - "Music is My Way of Life" - cover of Patti LaBelle's 1979 song
  • Side Effect - "My Way" - electro-disco
  • Side Effect - "You Can Do It" - electro-disco-funk
  • Skyy - "Sky Jammer"
  • Smith, Whitaker and Company - "Don't Play No Games With My Love" - electro-R&B-rock-disco
  • Sonia - "J'ai chaud" - French electro-disco-pop
  • Special Forces - "Stroke It" - electro-disco-funk
  • Spencer Jones - "How High" - funky electro-disco
  • Splash - "When We Touch" - funky electro-disco
  • Starbox - "Let's Rockett" - funky electro-disco
  • Starpoint - "Miracle Love" - R&B-disco
  • Stephanie Mills - "Wailin'" - electro-disco-soul
  • Style - "Movin' On" - R&B-disco
  • The Stylistics - "Call On You" - disco-soul
  • Suede - "Determination" - electro-disco-funk
  • Sunil Ganguly - "Ramba Ho-Ho-Ho Samba Ho-Ho-Ho" - instrumental cover of the 1981 song "Rambha Ho" by Usha Uthup and Chorus, influenced by "Que Sera Mi Vida" by the Gibson Brothers
  • T.M.S. featuring Jimmy Graham - "Get the Feelin'" - funky electro-disco
  • T.O.P. - "Now I See You" - electro-disco
  • T-Connection - "Might As Well Dance" - electro-R&B-disco
  • T-Connection - "Rushing Through the Crowd" - funky electro-disco
  • Take Five - "The Word Is Out (12-Inch Remix)"
  • Taxi - "55 Avenue" - funky electro-disco
  • The Temptations - "Lock it in the Pocket" - electro-disco-funk
  • The Temptations - "You Better Beware" - electro-disco-soul
  • Time Bandits - "I'm Specialized in You" - electro-disco-pop
  • Time Five and the Kung Fu Express - "Dragon Lord" - electro-disco; theme song to the movie "Dragon Lord" starring Jackie Chan
  • Tom Rodhe (a.k.a. Tom Rod) - "Devil" - electro-disco-pop
  • The Top of the Poppers - "Never Give Up on a Good Thing" - cover of George Benson's 1981 hit
  • Touch - "Keep On" - electro-disco
  • Touchdown - "Ease Your Mind (UK Mix)" - jazzy electro-disco
  • Trilark - "Sweat It Out" - funky electro-disco
  • The Twins - "In the Year 2525" - electro-rock-disco version of the 1960s song by Zager and Evans
  • Universal Robot Band - "Barely Breaking Even (John Morales' Club Version)" - electro-disco
  • Usha Uthup, Bappi Lahiri, and the "Disco Dancer" Chorus - "Auva Auva Koi Yahan Nache" - Hindi disco from India; based on the 1979 Buggles hit "Video Killed the Radio Star" but the lyrics are totally different (Note: "Nache" means "dance")
  • Vicki Sue Robinson - "Give My Love Back"
  • Vija¥ ƁƐƞƐƌiƈt and the "Ɗisƈo ƊanƈƐr" Chorus - "I am a Ɗisƈo ƊanƈƐr" - Indian-styled disco in Hindi and English
  • Vincent Montana Jr. - "Paul's Happy" - rock-disco-fusion
  • Viola Wills (a.k.a. Viola Wilkerson) - "Stormy Weather" - electro-disco
  • Viola Wills (a.k.a. Viola Wilkerson) - "The More I See You"
  • Voyage - "Let's Get Started" - electro-disco
  • Walter Humphries - "I Can't Get Enough of Your Love" - electro-disco
  • Walter Jackson - "Touching in the Dark" - mellow disco-soul
  • Walter Murphy - "Themes from E.T. (The Extra Terrestrial)" - disco-pop; reached #47 Pop in the USA in July 1982
  • War - "You Got the Power" - electro-disco-funk; reached #6 Dance in the USA in 1982
  • The Weather Girls - "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair" - electro-disco version of the song by Rodgers and Hammerstein from the 1949 musical "South Pacific"
  • The Weather Girls - "Dear Santa (Bring Me a Man This Christmas)"
  • Weeks and Co. - "Go with the Flow" - funky electro-disco
  • Wham! - "Wham Rap! (Enjoy What You Do?)" - parody; partly sung and partly rapped; reached #8 Pop in the U.K. in February 1983
  • Windjammer - "End of Summer" - funky disco/disco-funk
  • Windjammer - "I Write This Letter" - disco-soul
  • Windjammer - "I've Had It" - disco-soul
  • Windjammer - "You've Got Me Dancing" - R&B-disco
  • Yvonne Elliman - "Love Pains (1982 Extended Dance Version)" - electro-disco reworking of her 1979 hit
  • Zalmac featuring Zulema Cusseaux - "Friends" - electro-disco-funk
  • Zalmac featuring Zulema Cusseaux - "What's in it for Me" - electro-disco-funk
  • Zoheb Hassan - "Dheere Dheere" - mellow Chinese-flavored electro-disco in Hindi
  • Zoheb Hassan - "Ooe Ooe" - Hindi electro-rock-disco from India
  • Zoheb Hassan - "Star" - mellow electro-disco-pop in Hindi; title track to the 1982 Indian movie "Star"
  • Zzzang Tumb - "En Gång Till" - electro-disco in Swedish

    DISCO FOR CHILDREN

    The "Mousercise" children's album was released in 1982 by Disney. These tracks are disco:

  • "Ducks Dance, Too"
  • "Mousercise Medley" - several songs (with both sung and spoken words) related to Winnie the Pooh and Disney themes
  • "Pig Out"
    "Miss Piggy's Aerobique Exercise Workout Album", produced by Joe Raposo and released in 1982 by Warner Brothers Records, contains a disco track overlaid with Miss Piggy's motivational lesson:
  • "Stereau Warmup"
    In 1982, the Venezuelan clown Popy (a.k.a. Dionisio Ramos Rafael López) came out with his children's album A cepillarse that included the following disco songs:
  • "A cepillarse" - Spanish disco
  • "A pasear" - Spanish disco
  • "El ratoncito Miguel" - Spanish disco
  • "Lucerito" - Spanish disco
  • "Mi tío Mario" - Spanish disco

    Disco songs featured on the American television show "American Bandstand" in 1982 included: "Steppin' Out" by Kool and the Gang (February 6 program), "She's a Bad Mama Jama" by Carl Carlton (February 13 program), "Circles" by Atlantic Starr (May 8 program), and "Forget Me Nots" by Patrice Rushen (May 29 program).

    Disco songs featured on the American television show "Soul Train" in 1982 included: "It's a Love Thing" by the Whispers (March 20 program) and "Forget Me Nots" by Patrice Rushen (May 29 program).

    "Hold Me Tighter in the Rain" by Billy Griffin is an electro-soul song which reached #17 Pop in the U.K. in February 1983. One of the year's best soul songs was "Looking Up to You" by Michael Wycoff. The classic "A Night to Remember" by Shalamar was also released. All three songs are backed by strings, but the tempo is a little slower than most disco songs. Songs like these are called "downtempo disco" by some people.

    "The Look of Love" by ABC is a hit dance song (#18 Pop in the USA in January 1983) that is heavily electronic but does incorporate prominent violins and some horn moments, giving it a disco feel. The other dance-pop songs on ABC's Lexicon of Love album are notable for their frequent injections of trumpet, trombone, bass, guitar, and piano - for instance, the heavy bass in "Date Stamp". David Christie's "Saddle Up" (#9 Pop in the U.K. in 1982) has real horns but otherwise electronic instrumentation, including (apparently) fake bass and keyboard backings, bringing it into the broad category of electro-dance.

    Electro-dance had become the dominant style of popular dance music by 1982. Michael Jackson's "Baby Be Mine", "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'", "Thriller" (reached #1 Pop in the USA in March 1984), "Billie Jean" (#1 Pop in both the U.K. and USA in March 1983), and "P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)" are dance tracks that are heavy on synths - i.e. synth-pop. Here are some other non-disco dance songs from 1982: "Love Is In Control (Finger On The Trigger)" by Donna Summer (electro-dance), "It's Right" by Michelle Wallace, "You Can't Hurry Love" by Phil Collins, "It's Raining Men" by the Weather Girls (electro-dance), the extraordinary "Love Come Down" by Evelyn "Champagne" King (#17 Pop in the USA in November 1982, #1 R&B in the USA for 5 weeks), "Music and Lights" by Imagination, "You are a Danger" by Gary Low, "Why" by Carly Simon, "Dancing Tight" by Phil Fearon and Galaxy, "Knock Me Out" by Gary's Gang, "Don't Let Go of Me" by Mike and Brenda Sutton, "Die Hard Lover" by Loverde (Hi-NRG), "She's Got to be (a Dancer)" by Jerry Knight, "Rock Shock" by B.B.C.S. & A., "Voodoo Man" by Roni Griffith, "Tease Me" and "Stop! In the Name of Love" by Gloria Gaynor, "Hold On" by Kreamcicle, and "I Surrender" by Voyage, "Mama Used to Say" by Junior (electro-R&B), "Over Like a Fat Rat" by Fonda Rae (garage), "Rock Your Baby" by Disco Connection (1982 remix of George McCrae's 1974 original), "Keep in Touch (Body to Body)" by Shades of Love (garage), "You Can't Have Your Cake and Eat it Too" by Brenda Taylor, "Too Hot" by Pure Energy, "Dance Fever" by Gwen Guthrie, "All Night Long (She's Got the Moves I Like)" by the B.B. and Q. Band (The Brooklyn, Bronx and Queens Band) (electro-dance), "Take Me Up" by Matrix (electro-dance), "Disco Tango" by Salomon (electro-dance), "Space-Disco" by Cosmic Hoffmann (electro-dance), "Best Love" by Rose Royce (electro-dance-soul), "Inside Out" by Odyssey, "Passion" by the Flirts, "I'm Specialized in Love" by Sharon Brown (electro-dance), "Love Reaction" and "Shoot Your Shot" by Divine (Hi-NRG), "Music Turns Me On" by Sparque, "Walk On By" and "Keep On" by D-Train (a pioneer of electro-funk), "Do It" by Herley Johnson Jr. (electro-funk), "Detour" by Karen Young (electro-funk), "Standing on the Top" by the Temptations featuring Rick James (electro-funk), "Free and Easy" by Plush (an electro-funk cover of the 1980 Rene and Angela disco song), "Reach Up" by Toney Lee, "Moment of My Life" and "I Like It Like That" by Inner Life, "Donnez Moi (Give It to Me)" by Dusty Springfield, "Holiday" and "Everybody" and "Borderline" by Madonna, and just about any other dance song from that year.

    "Hooked on Swing" by Larry Elgart and His Manhattan Swing Orchestra, a #31 Pop (USA) June 1982 release, is a jazz number. This was also the year for the hit "Do I Do" by Stevie Wonder (#13 Pop in the USA in July 1982, #2 R&B in the USA for 4 weeks, #1 Dance in the USA in 1982, #10 Pop in the U.K. in June 1982), which is very jazzy dance music. "Baby Don't You Know" by Bobbi Humphrey is another 1982 jazzy dance song and it includes flute playing, violins, and both a real bass guitar and an electronic bassline. The Clash merged funk-dance and rock in their hit "Rock the Casbah". "Dance Like Fred Astaire" by Delegation and "Call Me Up" by Blue Feather are funk-dance. "Disco Gate (Keep on Dancing)" by Mandingo Griot Society is African-styled dance. Forrest Thomas recorded a electronic remake of the classic disco song "Rock the Boat" and it reached #4 Pop in the U.K. in March 1983. El Coco came out with their last album in 1982, including the funk song "Shake It Down". The group Change released the cool electro-R&B-dance song "The Very Best in You". Aretha Franklin's amazing "Jump To It" is another electro-R&B-dance track that's well known from 1982. Caviar's "Never Stop Lovin' You" is disco-influenced R&B. "Le misunderstanding" by Idris Cheba is disco-backed rap in French. "Let's Disco Dance" by Peter Micioni is pop.

    In 1982, the Indian film "Disco Dancer" was released. Bappi Lahiri composed and Nandu Bhende produced the film's disco songs: "I am a Ɗisƈo ƊanƈƐr", "Auva Auva Koi Yahan Nache", "Ae Oh Aa Zara Mudke", "Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy Aaja", "Yaad Aa Raha Hai", and "Krishna Dharti Pe Aaja Too". "I am a Ɗisƈo ƊanƈƐr" got played in discotheques in many different countries.

    The 1982 soundtrack to the American film "Soup for One" included the disco song "I Want Your Love" by Chic.

    Billboard Magazine's "Disco Top 80" chart (the name it went by as late as 1981) was renamed "Dance/Disco Top 80" in 1982, and the word "Disco" was dropped entirely in 1983.


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