Disco Songs: Boogie Wonderland for a Wedding Playlist

Updated November 3, 2023 | Author: Matthew Campbell

If you want to start the party, this is your last chance. Just kidding, but now you’ve got Donna Sommer in your head. You’re welcome! Disco derives its distinct sound from the soul, funk, and Latin genres.

Discover the best disco songs of all time to fill your wedding’s dance floor. You will enjoy a list of the most popular and unique disco songs for your reception.

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When picking out disco songs for your wedding, you must consider the following 3 factors:

  1. What is the tempo of the song to determine the style of dance?
  2. What is the meaning of the song and is it appropriate for your wedding?
  3. What moment of the wedding ceremony or reception will the song play?

Let’s start with the trending disco songs right now.

Top 25 Trending Disco Songs

  1. “Play That Funky Music” by Wild Cherry (1976)
  2. “September” by Earth Wind & Fire (1978)
  3. “Y.M.C.A.” by Village People (1978)
  4. “You Should Be Dancing” by Bee Gees (1976)
  5. “Love Is In The Air” by John Paul Young (1978)
  6. “Night Fever” by Bee Gees (1978)
  7. “Shining Star” by Earth Wind & Fire (1975)
  8. “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” by Michael Jackson (1979)
  9. “Disco Inferno” by The Trammps (1976)
  10. “Let’s Groove” by Earth Wind & Fire (1981)
  11. “I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor (1978)
  12. “Jive Talkin'” by Bee Gees (1975)
  13. “I Feel Love” by Donna Summer (1977)
  14. “Boogie Wonderland” by Earth, Wind & Fire, The Emotions (1979)
  15. “Nights On Broadway” by Bee Gees (1975)
  16. “Tragedy” by Bee Gees (1979)
  17. “Don’t Leave Me This Way” by Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes feat. Teddy Pendergrass (1975)
  18. “Lady Marmalade” by Labelle feat. Patti LaBelle (1974)
  19. “Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band” by Meco (1977)
  20. “Hot Stuff” by Donna Summer (1979)
  21. “I Love Music” by The O’Jays (1972)
  22. “I’ll Always Love My Mama” by The Intruders (1973)
  23. “Rock with You” by Michael Jackson (1979)
  24. “Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now” by McFadden & Whitehead (1979)
  25. “P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)” by Michael Jackson (1983)

Disco Revival Songs & Post-Disco Songs

  1. “About Damn Time” by Lizzo (2022)
  2. “Hypnotized” by Purple Disco Machine (2021)
  3. “Don’t Shut Me Down” by ABBA (2021)
  4. “Take My Breath” by The Weeknd (2021)
  5. “Magic” by Kylie Minogue (2020)
  6. “Physical” by Dua Lipa (2020)
  7. “Love Never Felt So Good” by Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake (2014)
  8. “Stupid Love” by Lady Gaga (2020)
  9. “I Feel Love” by Sam Smith (2019)
  10. “Big Energy” by Latto (2021)
  11. “Treasure” by Bruno Mars (2013)
  12. “Potion” by Calvin Harris With Dua Lipa (2022)
 

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As an experienced wedding DJ, I’ve assembled a list of disco wedding songs. Songs are selected by the meaning of the song and popular hits being streamed. Besides the trending hits, additional lists are grouped by decades.

1980s Disco Wedding Songs

  1. I Found My Baby – The Gap Band
  2. Fresh – by Kool and The Gang (slow dance song)
  3. P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) – Michael Jackson
  4. B.Y.O.B. (Bring Your Own Baby) – Sister Sledge
  5. You Dropped A Bomb On Me – The Gap Band
  6. It’s Raining Men – Weather Girls (groomsmen song)
  7. A Night to Remember – Shalamar
  8. Let’s Groove – Earth Wind & Fire (party dance song)
  9. Super Freak – Rick James
  10. I’m Coming Out – Diana Ross
  11. Upside Down – Diana Ross
  12. Give Me the Night – George Benson
  13. Love T.K.O. – Teddy Pendergrass
  14. Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Boys Town Gang
  15. Celebration – Kool & The Gang (party dance song)
  16. Funkytown – Lipps Inc.

Tip

Next, read the biggest EDM wedding hits.

 

1970s Disco Wedding Songs

  1. Thinking Of You – Sister Sledge
  2. You Know How to Love Me – Phyllis Hyman
  3. Lost In Music – Sister Sledge
  4. Boogie Wonderland – Earth, Wind & Fire (party dance song)
  5. Knock On Wood – Amii Stewart
  6. Ring My Bell – Anita Ward
  7. Tragedy – Bee Gees (party dance song)
  8. Good Times – Chic
  9. Bad Girls – Donna Summer (bouquet toss song)
  10. Hot Stuff – Donna Summer
  11. Ladies Night – Kool & The Gang (bridesmaids song)
  12. Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now – McFadden & Whitehead (anniversary dance song)
  13. Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough – Michael Jackson
  14. We Are Family – Sister Sledge (party dance song)
  15. I Love The Nightlife – Alicia Bridges
  16. Rasputin – Boney M.
  17. Heaven Knows – Donna Summer feat. Brooklyn Dreams
  18. Take A Chance On Me – ABBA (party dance song)
  19. Copacabana – Barry Manilow
  20. Night Fever – Bee Gees
  21. Got To Be Real – Cheryl Lynn
  22. Everybody Dance – Chic
  23. Le Freak – Chic
  24. Last Dance – Donna Summer (last dance song)
  25. September – Earth, Wind & Fire (party dance song)
  26. I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
  27. Shake Your Groove Thing – Peaches & Herb
  28. You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) – Sylvester
  29. Boogie Oogie Oogie – Taste Of Honey
  30. Macho Man – Village People (groomsmen song)
  1. Y.M.C.A. – Village People (party dance song)
  2. Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah) – Chic
  3. More Than A Woman – Bee Gees (slow dance song)
  4. MacArthur Park – Donna Summer
  5. Stayin’ Alive – Bee Gees
  6. I Feel Love – Donna Summer
  7. Love Is In The Air – John Paul Young
  8. Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band – Meco (processional song)
  9. See You When I Git There – Lou Rawls
  10. Best of My Love – The Emotions
  11. Keep It Comin’ Love – KC And The Sunshine Band
  12. Car Wash – Rose Royce
  13. I’m Your Boogie Man – KC And The Sunshine Band
  14. Dancing Queen – ABBA (party dance song)
  15. You Should Be Dancing – Bee Gees
  16. Movin’ – Brass Construction
  17. Love Hangover – Diana Ross
  18. (Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty – KC & The Sunshine Band (party dance song)
  19. You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine – Lou Rawls
  20. The Rubberband Man – The Spinners
  21. Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel – Tavares
  22. Don’t Leave Me This Way – Thelma Houston
  23. Disco Inferno – The Trammps
  24. Turn The Beat Around – Vicki Sue Robinson
  25. Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry (party dance song)
  26. You Sexy Thing – Hot Chocolate (garter song)
  27. Mondo Disco – El Coco
  28. Tell the World How I Feel About ‘Cha Baby – Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes
  29. Never Can Say Goodbye – Gloria Gaynor
  30. Shining Star – Earth Wind & Fire (parents’ dance song)
  31. Jive Talkin’ – Bee Gee
  32. Nights On Broadway – Bee Gees
  33. Love To Love You Baby – Donna Summer
  34. Boogie Shoes – KC & The Sunshine Band (party dance song)
  35. Get Down Tonight – KC & The Sunshine Band
  36. That’s The Way I Like It – KC & The Sunshine Band
  37. Theme From S.W.A.T. – Rhythm Heritage
  38. Boogie Fever – The Sylvers
  39. The Hustle – Van McCoy
  40. Bad Luck – Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes feat. Teddy Pendergrass
  41. Everlasting Love – Carl Carlton
  42. Kung Fu Fighting – Carl Douglas
  43. T.S.O.P. (The Sound of Philadelphia) – Mfsb Feat. The Three Degrees
  44. Lady Marmalade – Patti Labelle
  45. For the Love of Money – The O’Jays
  46. Rock the Boat – The Hues Corporation
  47. The Love I Lost – Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes
  48. If Only You Knew – Patti LaBelle
  49. Love Train – O’Jays (party dance song)
  50. You’re The Reason Why – The Ebonys
  51. Dance To The Music – Sly & The Family Stone (1968) (party dance song)
 

FAQs

We may be showing our age, but we believe “More than a Woman” would still be a beautiful first dance at your wedding. This is especially true if you and your fiance want to learn a choreographed dance.

Your whole reception set doesn’t have to include the disco genre but a few fun dances isn’t a bad idea either. “The Hustle,” “Bump,” and “YMCA” are fun group dances and sure to get everyone laughing. These also make great highlights for your wedding photographer.

DJs in New York City in the 1960s 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 1970s. As Best Disco Songs became more popular and the dominant dance style of music, the disco-style clubs were called discotheques. Donna Summer quickly rose to be the most popular and well-known disco artist. Donna Summer eventually claimed the title “The Queen of Disco”.

Popular disco-themed movies helped 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.

The vast popularity of disco brought backlash from rock music supporters, blue-collar workers, and those who were tired of the fads. Disco popularized the mirror ball, uplit dance floors, afros, and leisure suits. A promotional night at Comiskey 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 1980s, disco was seen as a negative term. So disco eventually rebranded itself as “dance music.” The best of the genre formerly known as disco became new forms of dance music such as house, electronica, and techno.

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Matthew (Matt) Campbell is the founder/editor of My Wedding Songs from his experience as a wedding DJ. He is the author of two wedding planners: ‘Wedding Songs Planner’ and ‘The Wedding Music Toolkit’. Matt is the host of the ‘Wedding Songs Podcast’. He shares music inspiration in his weekly newsletter the ‘Wedding MusicLetter’. His articles have been published on Rolling Stone, DJ Life Magazine, and DJ Times. Matt resides in the wedding capital of the world – Las Vegas.

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Garrett Stack
Garrett Stack
5 years ago

Rock The Boat. Rock Your Baby. Get Dancin’

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My Wedding Songs
5 years ago
Reply to  Garrett Stack

Hi Garrett. Yes, a great song by The Hues Corporation. Thanks for sharing!

leon
leon
6 years ago

As far as i recall the first song that i remember playing in a disco club was Mondo disco by Manu Dibango if my memory is correct way back in early 70’s…..And i loved that disco beat even TODAY !!!!!!!! Sorry for those that said that DISCO SUCKS cause you folks obviously missed the LOVE BOAT !!!
Peace to you….anyways….

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6 years ago
Reply to  leon

Thanks Leon. We will keep playing the Disco Hits! I will add EL COCO – Mondo Disco.