Best Disco Songs, Top 38Matt Campbell

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These are the Best Disco Songs for Weddings to get people on the dance floor! Disco derives itself from soul, funk and Latin styles of music. Disco music is considered a form, genre, of dance music. DJs in New York City in the 1960’s began overlaying prerecorded music with live music as well as mixing two or three records together at once. This sound became so popular that recording artists began composing these extended grooves and dance beats in the studios. Disco music became popular to play in most nightclubs by the early 1970’s. As Best Disco Songs became more popular and the dominant dance style music, the disco style clubs were called as discotheque. Donna Summer quickly rose to being the most popular and well-known disco artist. Donna Summer eventually claimed the title “The Queen of Disco”. Popular disco themed movies helped propitiate spark the popularity of disco music with Saturday Night Fever and Thank God It’s Friday. These movies made superstars out of the Bee Gees and subsequently K.C. & The Sunshine Band.

Due to the vast popularity of disco, there were many backlashes from rock music supporters, many blue color workers and those that were just plain tired of the fads. Fads as a result of disco music included the mirror ball, lit dance floors, afros and leisure suits. A promotional night at Cominsky Park in Chicago, home of the Chicago White Sox, took place in July 1979. Disco Demolition Night was about blowing up a crate of disco records provided by the crowd on the field. However, a near riot ensued after the explosion with a mere 90,000 people in attendance. In the 1980’s, disco was seen as a negative term. So disco eventually transformed into being known as dance music. Best Disco Songs paved the way for new forms of dance music such as house, electronica and techno.

Our Top 5 Best Disco Songs for Wedding Receptions: 1) Celebration – Kool & The Gang, 2) YMCA – Village People, 3) Dancing Queen – Abba, 4) We Are Family – Sister Sledge, 5) Stayin’ Alive – Bee Gees.

Best Disco Songs

Abba – Dancing Queen

Abba – Take A Chance On Me

Amii Stewart – Knock On Wood

Anita Ward – Ring My Bell

Barry Manilow – Copacabana

Bee Gees – Stayin’ Alive

Bee Gees – You Should Be Dancing

Carl Douglas – Kung Fu Fighting

Cheryl Lynn – Got To Be Real

Chic – Good Times

Chic – Le Freak

Donna Summer – Bad Girls

Donna Summer – Last Dance

Gap Band – You Dropped A Bomb On Me

Gloria Gaynor – I Will Survive

KC & The Sunshine Band – Get Down Tonight

KC & the Sunshine Band – Shake, Shake, Shake – Shake Your Booty

KC & The Sunshine Band – That’s The Way I Like It

Kool & The Gang – Celebration

Kool & The Gang – Ladies Night

Lipps Inc. – Funkytown

McFadden & Whitehead – Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now

Patti Labelle – Lady Marmalade

Peaches & Herb – Shake Your Groove Thing

Rick James – Super Freak

Sister Sledge – We Are Family

Sly & The Family Stone – Dance To The Music

Sylvester – You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)

Taste Of Honey – Boogie Oogie Oogie

The O’Jays – Love Train

The Trammps – Disco Inferno

Thelma Houston – Don’t Leave Me This Way

Van McCoy – The Hustle

Vicki Sue Robinson – Turn The Beat Around

Village People – Macho Man

Village People – Y.M.C.A.

Weather Girls – It’s Raining Men

Wild Cherry – Play That Funky Music

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