The following lists groups or individuals primarily associated with the disco era of the 1970s and some of their most noteworthy disco hits. Numerous artists, not usually considered disco artists, implemented some of the styles and sounds of disco music, and are also included.
What separates disco bands from their pop music contemporaries is that their music is not only catchy and hip shaking, it's the sound has endured despite harsh criticism from haters. The best disco bands have become well-regarded by history. Disco artists were wildly popular during the 1970s and wherever you went, there was likely some sort of disco influence.
Summer won the Grammy for "Best Female Rock Vocal Performance" for the song "Hot Stuff."
Criteria: Artists were chosen for this list based on their popularity over the years, and on their overall influence and impact on the genre. The disco era ran roughly from the early 70s through the early 80s. To be eligible for this list, an artist must have had a significant disco record released before 1985.
The world lost two of the great icons of Seventies disco, Donna Summer and Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb, last week. We asked you to name your favorite disco song of all time, and unsurprisingly, Summer and the Bee Gees dominated your picks.
Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive
In 2016, the Library of Congress selected "I Will Survive" for preservation in the National Recording Registry.
Ok, I'll admit it, I was a closet disco fan and have been since the late 1970's. Although I came out in the early 1980s, I was dancing to new wave with a little disco mixed in.
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"Stayin' Alive" by The Bee Gees
"Stayin' Alive" was ranked at #191 on Rolling Stone's 2010 list of "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time."
The first wave of disco, the dance music that took the pop world by storm in the late 70s and turned a regional black and gay music culture into a suburban phenomenon!