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1990-1999 Disco

During the decade of the 1990s, disco re-emerged as a popular and contemporary music genre. Here are some disco songs created and released during the 1990s. Many of these were original, but selected remakes and samples are also listed. The best of the decade are "Cosmic Girl" by Jamiroquai, "New Kind of Medicine" by Ultra Nate, and "Spend Some Time" by the Brand New Heavies.

Disco Music released during 1990:

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Jimmy Somerville had the first disco hit of the 1990s with his 1989 remake of "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)", which soared to number 5 on the British Pop chart in mid-January 1990.

  • "Ole Ole" by Rajkumar Bafna and Falguni, on the album Aandhiyan - Indian-flavored disco-pop in Hindi

  • "Jisne Kiya Tha Mughe" by Amit Kumar Ganguly, on the album Disco Flight - Hindi electro-disco from India; introduction has words in English and Hindi spoken by Leena Chandravarkar

    "Disco Flight" by Amit Kumar Ganguly and Leena Chandravarkar would be electro-disco except for its 3-beats-per-second pattern. "To the Rock Groove" by Karen Jones is a discoesque house track with what sound like horns. The '70s nostalgia trip "Step Back in Time" by Kylie Minogue is a dance-pop song which is backed by a synthesizer rather than strings. It reached #5 Pop in the U.K. "Groove is in the Heart" by Deee-Lite is house. "Electric Boogie" by Marcia Griffiths is electro/reggae. "Everybody, Everybody" by Black Box is electro/italo-house. "Don't Worry" by Kim Appleby is electro. Laura Branigan released an electro-dance version of the Vicki Sue Robinson disco classic "Turn the Beat Around". "Better the Devil You Know" by Kylie Minogue is synth-pop. Oli Max and DJ Snapps Introducing Lorna Stucki and Eusebe remade Indeep's "Last Night A DJ Saved My Life" in electro-dance style with a bit of rap; the beat is erratic and almost everything is electronic. "Footsteps Following Me" by Frances Nero is electro-soul-dance with electronic imitations of bass and horns. "Ty nye angel" by Aleksey Glyzin is Russian electro-dance. "Dzhuliya" by Sherif is Russian electro-dance with guitar and castanets. "Siniye lebedi" by Natasha Korolyova is Russian electro-dance with a rock guitar segment. "Do You Want My Love? (Disco Radio Mix)" by The Rock Posse featuring Fonda Rae is electro-dance/house with an erratic beat, but does feature a real trumpet. "Where's the Love (Waitin' for the Love Remix a.k.a. Fresh Mix 90)" by Delegation is electro-dance with real rhythm guitar and some flute note samples played with a keyboard.

    Barry White performed his disco hit "You're the First, the Last, My Everything" at a live concert backed by full orchestration at the "Best of the Proms" at Flanders Expo Hall in Gent, Belgium in 1990.


    Disco Music released during 1991:

    The Rolling Stones brought back the 1970s disco groove in a small way by releasing a live rendition of their fabulous "Miss You" in April 1991. But a disco revival only got into full swing starting around 1993 or 1994.

  • "Miss You" by The Rolling Stones, on the album Flashpoint - rock-disco reprise of their 1978 hit; recorded live in 1989 or 1990

  • "Love Train" by the Supremes - disco-soul cover of the 1972 O'Jays hit; recorded in 1973, but first released in February 1991 by Motown on the compilation CD The Supremes - 70's Greatest Hits and Rare Classics

    Hall and Oates covered "Philadelphia Freedom", but their version lacks the violins of the original. Samantha Fox released an electronic "More, More, More/Love to Love You Baby Medley". "You Called and Told Me" by Jeff Redd is electro-R&B-dance/New Jack Swing. "Ring My Bell" by DJ Jazzy Jeff is an electro-rap song based on the 1979 Anita Ward disco hit. "Soita kelloain" by Kikka is a Finnish non-disco cover of "Ring My Bell".


    Disco Music released during 1992:

    The Brand New Heavies, a British band, brought back the concept of a disco-styled remix, with the "Disco 2000 Mix" of "Dream Come True '92". Chic came out with a pair of new disco songs that didn't get much attention outside of nightclubs.

  • "Dream Come True '92 (Disco 2000 Mix)" by the Brand New Heavies

  • "Chic Mystique" by Chic, on the album CHIC-ism - reached #4 Dance Sales, #1 Club Play, #48 R&B/Hip-Hop in the USA

  • "Your Love" by Chic, on the album CHIC-ism - reached #6 Dance Sales, #3 Club Play in the USA

  • "Young Hearts Run Free" by KWS featuring Vermettya Royster, on the album KWS - electro-disco cover of Candi Staton's 1976 hit

  • "Love is in the Air (Ballroom Mix)" by John Paul Young, on the soundtrack album Strictly Ballroom - electro-disco-pop remix of his 1978 hit

    Giorgio Moroder released techno versions of "Boogie Oogie Oogie", "Born to be Alive", "That's the Way (I Like It)", and "Don't Leave Me This Way". Evelyn King released "Shame '92", a house version of her 1977 hit "Shame". Take That released an electronic dance version of the Tavares disco perennial "It Only Takes a Minute", and it became a Pop hit in the U.K.


    Disco Music released during 1993:

    Disco came back to life in the United States and United Kingdom this year with Tina Turner's "Disco Inferno" (released June 15, 1993) and Biz Markie's "Let Me Turn You On" (released June 22, 1993).

  • "Disco Inferno" by Tina Turner, on the soundtrack album What's Love Got to Do with It - electro-disco remake of the Trammps disco original; reached #12 Pop in the U.K. in September 1993

  • "Let Me Turn You On" by Biz Markie, on the album All Samples Cleared - backed by the instrumentation of "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now" by McFadden and Whitehead

  • "I Was Made for Lovin' You" by KISS, on the album Alive III - reprise of their 1979 metal-disco hit; recorded live in November 1992 in the midwestern USA

    "Ain't No Love (Ain't No Use)" by Sub Sub featuring Melanie Williams was a dance-pop song that reached #3 Pop in the U.K. "Turn the Beat Around" by Lil Suzy was a freestyle/dance remake of the 1976 Vicki Sue Robinson disco original. The #1 U.K. Pop hit "Relight My Fire" by Take That featuring Lulu was an electronic dance remake of the 1979 disco classic by Dan Hartman. Sam Black Church remade "Disco Inferno" into a heavy metal song. "Revelation (Discostrip Mix)" by Dayeene and "Love Infinity (Greg's Full on Disco Mix)" by Greg Fenton presents Silver City are disco-flavored dance songs. A popular dance tune this year was "Hey Mr. DJ" by Zhané, which samples 1982's soul groover "Looking Up to You" by Michael Wycoff and therefore has touches of violins. (Point of interest: the "Soulchild Remix" of Brandy's "Full Moon" from 2002 also samples the same part of "Looking Up to You")


    Disco Music released during 1994:

  • "Spend Some Time" by the Brand New Heavies, on the album Brother Sister

  • "Turn the Beat Around" by Gloria Estefan, on the album Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me - remake of the 1976 Vicki Sue Robinson disco original; reached #13 Pop in the USA in December 1994, #1 Dance in the USA in late 1994

  • "McArthur Park" by Amii Stewart, on the album Lady to Ladies - cover of Donna Summer's 1978 hit "MacArthur Park"

  • "Mandolay" by Gary's Gang, on the album Dance Party - electro-latin-disco cover of La Flavour's 1979 classic

  • "Assim Caminha a Humanidade" by Lulu Santos a.k.a. Luiz Pragana dos Santos, on the album Assim Caminha a Humanidade - Portuguese disco-pop from Brazil

    Ava Cherry released a house cover of "Forget Me Nots" in 1994. Luther Vandross released (on his album Songs) an electro-R&B remake of the 1979 McFadden and Whitehead classic "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now". Gloria Estefan remade "Cherchez La Femme" in a jazzy electro style. Björn Again remade Baccara's "Yes Sir, I Can Boogie" in electro-dance style. "Disco is Back" by Hustlers Convention is disco-influenced house. "Disco Strut" by Booker T. Laury is a blues song. "Raise Your Hand Together" by Cornelius a.k.a. Keigo Oyamada is a disco-influenced song with Japanese lyrics.


    Disco Music released during 1995:

  • "Boogie Nights" by the Weather Girls, on the albums Think Big! (1995) and We Can Stand Together (1999) - remake of the 1976 Heatwave hit

  • "Original Disco Motion" by Faze Action, on the album Plans and Designs - electro-disco

  • "I Was Born This Way (12" Mix and Instrumental Mix)" by Johnny Rodriguez - electro-disco cover of the 1975 Carl Bean song

  • "All or Nothing at All (Disco Version)" by Frank Sinatra - recorded in 1977, but first released in 1995 by Warner Music Group Germany and Reprise Records on the compilation album The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings, and then released again in 1998 by the same companies; on the 1998 edition of the compilation, this song is track #19 on CD #17

  • "You're Sending Me Delirious" by Moonstone - recorded in 1979, but first released in August 1995 on the compilation album The Best of Moonstone: The Visitors from Hot Productions

  • "Stop When the Light is on Red" by Moonstone - recorded in 1979, but first released in August 1995 on the compilation album The Best of Moonstone: The Visitors from Hot Productions

  • "Summer on the Beach" by Moonstone - recorded in 1979, but first released in August 1995 on the compilation album The Best of Moonstone: The Visitors from Hot Productions; Evelyn Thomas's song by this title is a cover of this

  • "It Must Be an Ambush" by Susan Wells - recorded in 1979, but first released in August 1995 on the compilation album The Best of Susan Wells from Hot Productions

  • "Keep on Heading in My Direction" by Susan Wells - recorded in 1979, but first released in August 1995 on the compilation album The Best of Susan Wells from Hot Productions

  • "Turn the Key in the Lock" by Susan Wells - recorded in 1979, but first released in August 1995 on the compilation album The Best of Susan Wells from Hot Productions

  • "Victim of Jealousy" by Susan Wells - recorded in 1979, but first released in August 1995 on the compilation album The Best of Susan Wells from Hot Productions

  • "Caught in a Love Trap" by Pearly Gates - recorded in late 1979 or early 1980, but first released in October 1995 on the compilation album The Best of Pearly Gates from Hot Productions

  • "Disco Medley, Part 1: I Will Survive/Funky Town" by Los Dinos, on the album Selena: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - electro-disco covers of the Gloria Gaynor and Lipps Inc. classics; recorded live in 1995

  • "Disco Medley, Part 2: Last Dance/The Hustle/On the Radio" by Selena [Perez], on the album Selena: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - electro-disco covers of songs originally performed by Donna Summer and Van McCoy; recorded live in 1995

  • "My Simple Heart" by The Three Degrees, on the album Love Train - electro-disco reprise of their 1979 hit; recorded live in England

  • "We Are Family" by Sister Sledge, on the albums Live in Concert (1995), Sister Sledge Live (1998), Sister Sledge Live - Greatest Hits (1999), and Greatest Hits Live (2000) - reprise of their 1978 disco classic; recorded live

  • "He's the Greatest Dancer" by Sister Sledge, on the albums Live in Concert (1995), Sister Sledge Live (1998), Sister Sledge Live - Greatest Hits (1999), and Greatest Hits Live (2000) - electro-disco reprise of their 1978 disco classic; recorded live

  • "Lost in Music/Melody Is Good to Me/Lost in Music" by Sister Sledge, on the albums Live in Concert (1995), Sister Sledge Live (1998), Sister Sledge Live - Greatest Hits (1999), and Greatest Hits Live (2000) - electro-disco reprise of their 1979 disco classic "Lost in Music"; recorded live

  • "Everybody Dance" by Sister Sledge, on the albums Live in Concert (1995), Sister Sledge Live (1998), Sister Sledge Live - Greatest Hits (1999), and Greatest Hits Live (2000) - version of the 1977 Chic hit; recorded live

  • "Get Down Tonight" by K.C. and the Sunshine Band, on the albums Get Down Live! (1995), Live: Get Down Tonight (1998), and Get Down Tonight: Greatest Hits Live (2003) - reprise of their 1975 disco-pop classic; recorded live in 1993 or 1994

  • "Shake Your Booty" by K.C. and the Sunshine Band, on the albums Get Down Live! (1995), Live: Get Down Tonight (1998), and Get Down Tonight: Greatest Hits Live (2003) - reprise of their 1976 disco-pop classic; recorded live in 1993 or 1994

  • "That's the Way (I Like It)" by K.C. and the Sunshine Band, on the albums Get Down Live! (1995), Live: Get Down Tonight (1998), and Get Down Tonight: Greatest Hits Live (2003) - reprise of their 1975 disco-pop classic; recorded live in 1993 or 1994

  • "Boogie Man Medley: I'm Your Boogie Man/Keep It Comin' Love/It's the Same Old Song" by K.C. and the Sunshine Band, on the albums Get Down Live! (1995), Live: Get Down Tonight (1998), and Get Down Tonight: Greatest Hits Live (2003) - disco-funk reprises of their classics; recorded live in 1993 or 1994

  • "You Can Do It" by No Doubt, on the album Tragic Kingdom - electro-disco

  • "Play the World" by Johnick - disco-house song that samples First Choice's disco song "The Player"

  • "The Bomb! (These Sounds Fall into My Mind)" by The Bucketheads - disco-house song that samples Chicago's disco song "Streetplayer"

    Babes in Toyland performed on a rock-dance cover of Andrea True Connection's "More, More, More". The Bucketheads' house song "Got Myself Together" samples GQ's "Disco Nights (Rock-Freak)". "Disco's Revenge" by Gusto (which samples "Groovin' You" by Harvey Mason) and "Disco Blu" by Disco Blu are techno songs. "Rollerskate Disco" by Ian Pooley is house. Hermes House Band's remake of "I Will Survive" reached #1 Pop in the Netherlands this year. Pauline Henry made a house version of "Love Hangover". Diana Ross released an electro-dance version of "I Will Survive".


    Disco Music released during 1996:

  • "Cosmic Girl" by Jamiroquai, on the album Travelling Without Moving - reached #6 Pop in the U.K. in December 1996; reached #7 Dance in the USA in February 1997

  • "'Disco' la Passione" by Chris Rea featuring Shirley Bassey, on the soundtrack album La Passione

  • "Who Do You Think You Are" by the Spice Girls, on the album Spice

  • "In the Trees" by Faze Action, on the albums Plans and Designs (1997) and Moving Cities (1999) - electro-disco

  • "Kidnap Me" by Loretta Stokes - recorded in 1979, but first released in February 1996 on the Kidnap Me album from Hot Productions

  • "Restless for You" by Loretta Stokes - recorded in 1979, but first released in February 1996 on the Kidnap Me album from Hot Productions

  • "Falling Off the Edge of the World" by Loretta Stokes - mellow disco; recorded in 1979, but first released in February 1996 on the Kidnap Me album from Hot Productions

  • "Everything's Gonna Be Alright" by the Clark Sisters - electro-disco; recorded in 1979, but first released in 1996 by Westbound Records on the compilation album Sweet Taste of Westbound, which got reissued in 2001

  • "Dance Little Lady, Dance" by Polly Browne a.k.a. Polly Brown - disco-pop cover of the 1976 Tina Charles hit; recorded in 1976, but first released in 1996 by RPM Records on the compilation CD Bewitched: The Polly Browne Story

  • "It's Me That You're Leaving" by Polly Browne a.k.a. Polly Brown - recorded in January 1978, but first released in 1996 by RPM Records on the compilation CD Bewitched: The Polly Browne Story

  • "My Body Keeps Changing My Mind" by Karen Carpenter - recorded in 1979, but first released in 1996 on the Karen Carpenter album from A&M Records, originally scheduled for release in 1980 but then shelved

  • "Lovelines" by Karen Carpenter - mellow disco; recorded in 1979, but first released in 1996 on the Karen Carpenter album from A&M Records, originally scheduled for release in 1980 but then shelved

  • "Boogie Wonderland" by Earth, Wind, and Fire, on the album Greatest Hits Live (also known as Plugged in and Live, Greatest Hits Live in Tokyo, and Live in Velfarre) - reprise of their 1979 disco classic; recorded live in Japan in April 1995

  • "What A Fool Believes" by the Doobie Brothers, on the albums Rockin' Down the Highway: The Wildlife Concert (1996) and Best of the Doobie Brothers Live (1999) - disco-pop reprise of their 1978 hit; recorded live in 1996

    Patrick Juvet's disco song "I Love America" was sampled on the house track "America (I Love America)" by Full Intention. "Let's All Chant" by Michael Zager Band was sampled in the 1996 dance song "Let's All Chant" by Gusto. Todd Terry released a new house version of the Musique classic "Keep on Jumpin'" featuring Martha Wash and Jocelyn Brown on vocals. Terrence Parker's "Pure Disco" is actually pure house music. The stellar up-tempo pop-rock hit "Lovefool" by the Cardigans is disco-friendly.


    Disco Music released during 1997:

  • "Never Give Up On the Good Times" by the Spice Girls, on the album Spiceworld

  • "Let's Go Round Again" by Louise Nurding, on the album The Woman in Me - a remake of a 1980 Average White Band song; debuted at #10 Pop (its peak) in the U.K. in November 1997

  • "Can't Stop" by Mantus - electro-rock-disco

    Lisa Stansfield released a dance/soul cover of Phyllis Hyman's "You Know How to Love Me". Dr. Delite and His Funky Band released a house cover of K.C. and the Sunshine Band's "Get Down Tonight". "Together Again" by Janet Jackson is electro-dance. "Yukarin' Disco" by Yukari Fresh is electro-pop. "Soap Disco" by Kara's Flowers is rock. "Alright" by Jamiroquai is a great funk song.


    Disco Music released during 1998:

  • "Strong Enough" by Cher (a.k.a. Cherilyn Sarkisian), on the album Believe - reached #57 Pop and #1 Dance/Club in the USA in May 1999; reached #5 Pop in the U.K. in March 1999; reached the top 10 in Australia in 1999

  • "Outside" by George Michael, on the album Ladies and Gentlemen: The Best of George Michael - debuted at #2 Pop (its peak) in the U.K. in October 1998; reached #4 Dance/Club in the USA in January 1999

  • "Are You Using Me?" by Luther Vandross, on the album I Know

  • "New Kind of Medicine" by Ultra Nate [Wyche], on the album Situation: Critical - reached #28 Dance/Club in the USA in late 1998

  • "Spend the Day Without You" by Crue-L Grand Orchestra featuring Philip Ramirez, on the album Crue-L Grand Orchestra 2 - electro-disco

  • "Rock With You" by D'Influence, on the album London - remake of the 1979 Michael Jackson classic with slightly modified lyrics since this is a female version

  • "I Love the Night Life" by India with NuYorican Soul, on the Last Days of Disco soundtrack - a remake of a 1978 Alicia Bridges song; reached #12 Dance in the USA in mid-1998

  • "Knock on Wood" by Mary Griffin, on the 54, Volume 1 soundtrack - a remake of the 1979 Amii Stewart rock-disco song

  • "Ain't Gonna Bump No More (With No Big Fat Woman)" by Edwin Starr, on the albums The Very Best of Edwin Starr (1998) and War (2002) - electro-disco remake of the 1976 Joe Tex hit

  • "It's A Disco Night" by Pascal [Rioux] and Mister Day (a.k.a. Eric Duperray), on the album High Flying - a remake of the 1979 Isley Brothers song

  • "Love is in the Air" by Danny Welton, on the album Hot Harmonica - remake of the 1978 John Paul Young hit

  • "Dancing Queens" by Seattle Men's Chorus, on the album We Are Family - medley of disco songs including "That's the Way (I Like It)" and "Funkytown"; recorded live in June 1997

  • "It Takes a Village" by Seattle Men's Chorus, on the album We Are Family - medley of disco songs from the Village People ("Can't Stop the Music", "In the Navy", and "Macho Man"); recorded live in June 1997

  • "Y.M.C.A." by Seattle Men's Chorus, on the album We Are Family - cover of the 1978 Village People hit; recorded live in June 1997

  • "Do You Wanna Dance" by 98 Degrees, on the album 98 Degrees and Rising - electro-disco song that extensively samples "Get Down On It" by Kool and the Gang

  • "Ladies Night" by Kool and the Gang featuring J.T. Taylor, on the album All-Time Greatest Hits - electro-disco remake of the 1979 hit

  • "Celebration" by Kool and the Gang featuring J.T. Taylor, on the album All-Time Greatest Hits - disco remake of the 1980 hit

  • "Get Down On It" by Kool and the Gang featuring J.T. Taylor, on the album All-Time Greatest Hits - electro-disco-funk remake of the 1981 hit

  • "Fresh" by Kool and the Gang featuring J.T. Taylor, on the album All-Time Greatest Hits - electro-disco remake of the 1984 hit

  • "Celebration" by Kool and the Gang, on the albums Greatest Hits Live (1998), Great Kool and the Gang Live (1998), and Ladies Night: Greatest Hits Live (1999) - electro-disco reprise of their 1980 disco hit; recorded live

  • "Get Down On It" by Kool and the Gang, on the albums Greatest Hits Live (1998), Great Kool and the Gang Live (1998), and Ladies Night: Greatest Hits Live (1999) - electro-disco reprise of their 1981 electro-disco hit; recorded live

  • "Fresh" by Kool and the Gang, on the albums Greatest Hits Live (1998), Great Kool and the Gang Live (1998), and Ladies Night: Greatest Hits Live (1999) - electro-disco reprise of their 1984 electro-disco hit; recorded live

  • "Dance Yourself Dizzy" by Stars on 45, on the album Dance on Stars - condensed cover of the Liquid Gold hit

  • "I'll Go Where the Music Takes Me" by Stars on 45, on the album Dance on Stars - condensed cover of the 1976 Jimmy James and the Vagabonds song

  • "I Was Made for Dancing" by Stars on 45, on the album Dance on Stars - condensed disco-pop cover of the Leif Garrett hit

  • "Love Pains" by Stars on 45, on the album Dance on Stars - condensed disco-pop cover of the 1979 Yvonne Elliman song

  • "Heaven Must be Missing an Angel" by Stars on 45, on the album Dance on Stars - condensed cover of the Tavares hit

  • "Don't Leave Me This Way" by Stars on 45, on the album Dance on Stars - condensed cover of the Thelma Houston hit originally by Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes

  • "Never Can Say Goodbye" by Stars on 45, on the album Dance on Stars - condensed cover of the Gloria Gaynor hit originally by the Jackson Five

  • "Relight My Fire" by Stars on 45, on the album Dance on Stars - condensed cover of the 1979 Dan Hartman classic

  • "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" by Stars on 45, on the album Dance on Stars - condensed electro-disco cover of the 1981 Boys Town Gang song originally by Frankie Valli

  • "Theme 'Dance on Stars'" by Stars on 45, on the album Dance on Stars

  • "Is It Love You're After" by Rose Royce, on the albums Rose Royce Live (1998), Greatest Hits-Live (1999), and Magic Touch: Live 1993 (2000) - reprise of their 1979 disco classic; recorded live in April 1993 in Britain

  • "Car Wash" by Rose Royce, on the albums Rose Royce Live (1998), Greatest Hits-Live (1999), and Magic Touch: Live 1993 (2000) - reprise of their 1976 disco classic; recorded live in April 1993 in Britain

  • "Night Fever/More Than a Woman" by the Bee Gees, on the album One Night Only - first part is an electro-disco reprise of their 1977 hit; recorded live in November 1997 in Nevada

  • "Intro: You Should Be Dancing" by the Bee Gees, on the album One Night Only - electro-disco reprise of their 1976 hit; recorded live in November 1997 in Nevada

  • "Don't Take Away the Music" by Tavares, on the album Tavares Live - reprise of their 1976 hit; recorded live

  • "Heaven Must be Missing an Angel" by Tavares, on the album Tavares Live - reprise of their 1976 hit; recorded live

  • "Can You Feel the Force?" by the Real Thing, on the album The Real Thing Live - electro-disco reprise of their 1978 classic; recorded live in England

  • "I Love Music" by the Real Thing, on the album The Real Thing Live - cover of the 1975 O'Jays hit; recorded live in England

  • "Quel tempérament de feu" by Sheila, on the album Live (À L'Olympia 98) - French electro-disco version of the 5000 Volts hit "I'm on Fire" from 1975; recorded live in 1998 in France

  • "Love Me Baby" by Sheila, on the album Live (À L'Olympia 98) - electro-disco reprise of her 1977 disco classic; recorded live in 1998 in France

  • "Never Can Say Goodbye" by Sheila, on the album Live (À L'Olympia 98) - electro-disco cover of the 1974 Gloria Gaynor disco classic; recorded live in 1998 in France

  • "The Golden Touch" by C.J. and Co. - recorded during the original disco era, but first released in 1998 by Westbound Records on the C.J. and Co. compilation album USA Disco

  • "USA Disco" by C.J. and Co. - electro-rock-disco; recorded during the original disco era, but first released in 1998 by Westbound Records on the C.J. and Co. compilation album USA Disco

    "Haven't You Heard" by Patrice Rushen was sampled on 1998's disco-house track "I Feel Good Things for You" by Daddy's Favourite. A Taste of Honey's "Boogie Oogie Oogie" was sampled throughout Pure Sugar's house track "Delicious". 1981's "Fate" by Chaka Khan was sampled on Stardust's monster house hit "Music Sounds Better With You". Ann Dennison's 1998 album "When You're in Love" featured non-disco-styled remakes of disco classics "Don't Leave Me This Way", "Boogie Oogie Oogie", "Love to Love You, Baby", and "You're the First, the Last, My Everything". The Weather Girls' 1998 album "Puttin' on the Hits: The Ultimate Hitparty" had electro/house remakes of "Carwash", "Celebration", "We Are Family", "Lady Marmalade", "That's the Way I Like It", and "Ain't Gonna Bump No More with No Big Fat Woman". "Disco Inferno" by Cyndi Lauper is a techno version of the Trammps disco classic. "Disco Babes from Space" by Babe Instinct is house.


    Disco Music released during 1999:

    On December 31, 1999, less than half an hour before midnight, Barbra Streisand recorded a live rendition of her 1979 #3 Pop hit "The Main Event" before an audience of 13,000 people at MGM Grand Las Vegas. It wasn't the last disco release of the 1990s, since it came out in September 2000, but it was certainly the last disco song recorded during the 1990s.

  • "Canned Heat" by Jamiroquai, on the album Synkronized - reached #4 Pop in the U.K. in May 1999 and #10 Pop in Canada in June 1999; reached #1 Dance in the USA in September 1999

  • "Take Me to the Disco (Legendary Disco All Stars Remix)" by Fantastic Plastic Machine

  • "Floor" by Pep Squad, on the album Yreka Bakery - electro-disco

  • "Try My Love" by the Brand New Heavies, on the album Trunk Funk: The Best of the Brand New Heavies

  • "Spend Some Time (1999 Ian Green Mix)" by the Brand New Heavies, on the album Trunk Funk: The Best of the Brand New Heavies - remix of their 1994 track

  • "Bag It Up" by Geri Halliwell, on the album Schizophonic - disco-pop; reached #1 Pop in the U.K. in March 2000

  • "Ready or Not" by A1, on the album Here We Come - disco-pop; paired with the song "Everytime" on a single which reached #3 Pop in the U.K. in November 1999

  • "Space Disco" by Faze Action, on the album Moving Cities - electro-disco

  • "Mas" by Faze Action, on the album Moving Cities

  • "Let No Man Put Asunder" by Mary J. Blige, on the album Mary - electro-disco remake of the 1977 First Choice classic

  • "Clouds Across the Moon (Tiefschwarz Cloudy Radio Edit)" by Rah Band - disco mix of the 1985 British electro-pop hit

  • "Good Times" by Chic, on the album Live at the Budokan - reprise of their 1979 hit, merging into a cover of the rap hit "Rapper's Delight"; recorded live in Japan in April 1996

  • "I Want Your Love" by Chic, on the album Live at the Budokan - reprise of their 1978 hit; recorded live in Japan in April 1996

  • "Chic Cheer" by Chic, on the album Live at the Budokan - reprise of their 1978 classic; recorded live in Japan in April 1996

  • "Le Freak" by Chic, on the album Live at the Budokan - reprise of their 1978 funky disco hit; recorded live in Japan in April 1996

  • "Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah)" by Chic, on the album Live at the Budokan - reprise of their 1977 hit; recorded live in Japan in April 1996

  • "He's the Greatest Dancer" by Chic with Sister Sledge, on the album Live at the Budokan - reprise of the 1978 hit; recorded live in Japan in April 1996

  • "We Are Family" by Chic with Sister Sledge, on the album Live at the Budokan - reprise of the 1978 hit; recorded live in Japan in April 1996

  • "Bad Girls" by Donna Summer, on the album VH-1 Presents: Live and More Encore! - electro-rock-disco reprise of her 1979 hit; recorded live in February 1999 in New York

  • "Hot Stuff" by Donna Summer, on the album VH-1 Presents: Live and More Encore! - reprise of her 1979 rock-disco classic; recorded live in February 1999 in New York

  • "I Feel Love" by Donna Summer, on the album VH-1 Presents: Live and More Encore! - electro-rock-disco version of her 1977 techno hit; recorded live in February 1999 in New York

  • "On the Radio" by Donna Summer, on the album VH-1 Presents: Live and More Encore! - reprise of her 1979 disco hit; recorded live in February 1999 in New York

  • "This Time I Know It's For Real" by Donna Summer, on the album VH-1 Presents: Live and More Encore! - electro-disco version of her 1989 electro-dance hit; recorded live in February 1999 in New York

  • "Heart of Glass" by Blondie, on the album Live - reprise of their 1979 electro-punk-disco hit; recorded live in 1999

  • "Hot Shot" by Blondie, on the Japanese edition of the album No Exit - electro-disco cover of Karen Young's 1978 disco hit

  • "Disco" by Banda Rod Hanna, on the album Disco - Portuguese disco from Brazil; samples several disco classics

  • "Y.M.C.A." by Brass Band Willebroek and Frans Violet, on the album Simply the Best - cover of the Village People hit

  • "I Will Survive" by Brass Band Willebroek and Frans Violet, on the album Simply the Best - cover of Gloria Gaynor's 1978 hit

  • "Nights Over Egypt" by Incognito, on the album No Time Like the Future - jazzy disco-house version of the 1981 Jones Girls soul classic

  • "Welcome to the Real World (Soul Stars Revival Mix)" by Bobby and Steve featuring Overjoyd - disco-house

  • "New Year New Life (Galera Club Mix and Radio Mix)" by Galera - Brazilian-flavored disco-house

    Carrie Lucas's 1979 disco song "Dance With You" was sampled in the house track "You Don't Know Me" by Armand Van Helden featuring Duane Harden. Delegation's 1979 disco song "Heartache No. 9" was sampled in the house track "Tonite" by Phats and Small. B.T. Express's 1980 disco song "Does It Feel Good to You" was sampled in the house track "Feel Good" by Phats and Small. "Love Liberty Disco" by the Newsboys is dance-pop. "Disco Countdown" by Conga Squad is disco-influenced house. "(I'm the) Disco Dancing" by the Jones Machine is electro. "Do You Like Disco" by Lexy is techno. "Turn On Disco" by Lexy and "At the Disco" by City Slickers are house. The remake of "If You Could Read My Mind" by Amber is disco-influenced electro-dance-pop. Edson Cordeiro released electro-dance versions of "Hot Stuff", "Night Fever", and "Don't Let Me be Misunderstood". Paula Cole Band's "I Believe in Love" is soul. "Ring My Bell" by Ann Lee is an electronic cover of Anita Ward's disco hit.

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    Some Disco Moments from the 1990s

  • Some new, original disco songs were produced, such as "Strong Enough" by Cher and "Cosmic Girl" by Jamiroquai.
  • Nostalgia for the 1970s in general and disco in particular resulted in a small-scale disco revival, which manifested itself in many ways, among which were: the return to live-concert touring for classic disco artists like Vicki Sue Robinson, K.C. and the Sunshine Band, Chic, the Village People, the S.O.S. Band, and Donna Summer, the prevalence of "Dancin' Oldies" and "Jammin' Oldies" and other disco-oriented radio formats in the USA, and the creation of weekly Saturday night disco radio programs in some American states.
  • The "World's Largest Disco" concept (a disco dance party with thousands of attendees) was revived in 1994 in Buffalo, New York and was held annually for many years afterward, into the 2000s.
  • The nightclub Studio 54 in New York City reopened in 1994 with a concert performed by Donna Summer, Gloria Gaynor, Vicki Sue Robinson, Chic, Sister Sledge, and others.
  • Compilations and reissues of disco classics in CD format started to emerge.
  • Many new live-performance disco bands were formed.
  • The disco-themed movies "The Last Days of Disco" and "54" were both released in 1998.
  • The 1994 movie "The Specialist" plays "Turn the Beat Around" by Gloria Estefan at the end.
  • The 1997 movie "The Full Monty" featured the disco songs "You Sexy Thing" by Hot Chocolate and "We Are Family" by Sister Sledge.
  • The 1996 movie "The Nutty Professor" has a scene where the disco song "Macho Man" by the Village People is heard.
  • The 1997 movie "Red Corner" includes the disco song "YMCA" by the Village People.
  • The 1997 movie "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion" includes the disco song "YMCA" by the Village People in a scene where the actresses are in their high school drama club.
  • The 1997 movie "As Good As It Gets" has a scene where the character Melvin plays a snippet of "YMCA" by the Village People from a CD called "ICEBREAKER".
  • The 1997 movie "Mr. Magoo" has a scene where "YMCA" by the Village People plays.
  • The 1999 movie "Man on the Moon" includes the disco song "Rock the Boat" by the Hues Corporation.
  • The following disco classics were part of the "Carlito's Way" movie soundtrack (1993): "Rock the Boat" by the Hues Corporation, "That's the Way (I Like It)" by K.C. and the Sunshine Band, and "Got to be Real" by Cheryl Lynn; there were also remakes of "I Love Music" and "Rock Your Baby".
  • The following disco classics were part of the soundtrack of the movie "The Adventures of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert" (1994): "Go West" by the Village People, "I Love the Nightlife (Disco 'Round)" by Alicia Bridges, "I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor, and "Shake Your Groove Thing" by Peaches and Herb.
  • The following disco classics were part of the "Summer of Sam" movie soundtrack (1999): "Got to Give It Up" by Marvin Gaye, "There but for the Grace of God Go I" by Machine, "Everybody Dance" by Chic, "Dance with Me" by Peter Brown feat. Betty Wright, "Don't Leave Me This Way" by Thelma Houston, and "La Vie en Rose" by Grace Jones.
  • Donna Summer, guesting as "Aunt Oona", performed "Last Dance" on the karaoke contest episode of the American television sitcom "Family Matters" in 1994.
  • A modernized remix of the 1975 Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons disco-pop song "December 1963 (Oh What A Night)" charted as a single in the USA in 1994, peaking at #14 Billboard Pop in October 1994, as a side effect of its inclusion in the popular movie "Forrest Gump".
  • Exercise guru Richard Simmons released a video tape called "Disco Sweat" in 1994.
  • A wrestler from Brooklyn, New York calling himself "Disco Inferno" was prominent in the WCW in the late 1990s, and in 1999 the WCW "Bruisers" collection released a Disco Inferno action figure.
  • The "disco bowling" craze (a.k.a. "cosmic bowling"), in which bowlers play in glow-in-the-dark lanes while disco or other up-tempo music is playing and strobe lights and spotlights are active, becomes popular with people of all ages in the USA in the late 1990s and early 2000s.


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