100 Best Disco Songs For Boogie Nights + Lyric Quotes

Updated on September 28, 2022 | Written by Matthew Campbell (Editor of My Wedding Songs and wedding DJ)

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If you want to get the party started, 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 soul, funk, and Latin genres.

Discover the best disco songs of all time to fill your wedding’s dance floor.

Disco music is considered a form, genre, of dance music.

best disco songs

You will enjoy a list of the most popular and unique disco songs for your reception.

 
Let’s start with the most popular right now.

Top 10 Disco Songs Streamed

(calculated by Amazon)

  1. “September” by Earth Wind & Fire
  2. “I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor
  3. “Play That Funky Music” by Wild Cherry
  4. “Y.M.C.A.” by Village People
  5. “Last Dance” by Donna Summer
  6. “Got to Be Real” by Cheryl Lynn
  7. “Shining Star” by Earth Wind & Fire
  8. “Give It Up” by KC And The Sunshine Band
  9. “Night Fever” by Bee Gees
  10. “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” by Michael Jackson
 

Disco Revival Song (Modern Disco Songs)

  • “About Damn Time” by Lizzo
  • “Take My Breath” by The Weeknd
  • “Magic” by Kylie Minogue
  • “Don’t Start Now” by Dua Lipa
  • “Say So” by Doja Cat
  • “Stupid Love” by Lady Gaga
  • “I Feel Love” by Sam Smith
  • “Break My Heart” by Dua Lipa
  • “Treasure” by Bruno Mars

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Best Disco Songs for Weddings

 

Don’t Shut Me Down – ABBA
2021, Voyage
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I’m not the same this time around (ooh)
I’m fired up, don’t shut me down

Disco Gamma – Los Charly’s Orchestra
2010, Chicano Disco Funk
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(Instrumental)

Can’t Hide Love – Gazzara
1995, One
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You can’t pretend there’s nothing there
Girl, I look in your eyes, I see you care

I Found My Baby – The Gap Band
1984, Gap Band VI
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That’s why
I found my baby
I found my love

Fresh – by Kool and The Gang
1984, Emergency
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She’s so exciting to me yeah
She’s fresh (fresh) exciting
She’s so inviting to me yeah

 

P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) – Michael Jackson
1983, Thriller
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I want to love you (P.Y.T.)
Pretty young thing

B.Y.O.B. (Bring Your Own Baby) – Sister Sledge
1983, Bet Cha Say That to All the Girls
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My man is staying here cause he’s in love with me
What you’re looking for, this ain’t the place to be

You Dropped A Bomb On Me – The Gap Band
1982, Gap Band IV
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You turn me out, you turn me on
You turned me loose then you turned me wrong
You dropped a bomb on me

It’s Raining Men – Weather Girls
1982, Success
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It’s raining men! Amen!
I’m gonna go out to run and let myself get
Absolutely soaking wet!

A Night to Remember – Shalamar
1982, Friends / Go For It
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Make this a night to remember
Get ready, tonight
Gonna make this a night to remember

 

Let’s Groove – Earth Wind & Fire
1981, Raise!
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Share the spice of life
Baby slice it right
We’re gonna groove tonight

Super Freak – Rick James
1981, Street Songs
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That girl’s all right with me yeah
She’s a super freak, super freak

I’m Coming Out – Diana Ross
1980, Diana
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I’m coming out
I want the world to know
Got to let it show

Upside Down – Diana Ross
1980, Diana
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Upside down
Boy, you turn me
Inside out
And round and round

Give Me the Night – George Benson
1980, Give Me the Night
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And if you feel all right
Then we can be lovers ’cause I see
That starlight look in your eyes
Don’t you know we can fly?

 

Love T.K.O. – Teddy Pendergrass
1980, TP
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Tried to take control of the love
Love took control of me
‘Cause you lose all thoughts, sense of time
And have a change of mind

Celebration – Kool & The Gang
1980, Celebrate!
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Everyone around the world, come on
Wah-ho
It’s a celebration

Funkytown – Lipps Inc.
1980, Mouth to Mouth
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Won’t you take me to
Funkytown?

Thinking Of You – Sister Sledge
1979, We Are Family
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Together we will survive
And what do you think brought the sun out today
It’s my baby, oh, help me sing

You Know How to Love Me – Phyllis Hyman
1979, You Know How to Love Me
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You know how to love me
Right in a special way
You know how to love me
Tonight all I wanna say
You know how to love me

 

Lost In Music – Sister Sledge
1979, We Are Family
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Give me the melody
That’s all that I ever need
The music is my salvation

Boogie Wonderland – Earth, Wind & Fire
1979, I Am
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You say your prayers though you don’t care
You dance and shake the hat
Dance, Boogie Wonderland

Knock On Wood – Amii Stewart
1979, Knock On Wood
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The way you love me is frightening
Oh you better knock, knock
On wood, baby

Ring My Bell – Anita Ward
1979, Songs of Love
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So long I’ve been savin’
Tonight was made for me and you
You can ring my bell

Tragedy – Bee Gees
1979, Spirits Having Flown
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It’s tragedy
When the morning cries and your heart just dies

 

Good Times – Chic
1979, Risqué
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These are the good times
Leave your cares behind

Bad Girls – Donna Summer
1979, Bad Girls
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Like everybody else, they wanna be a star
Bad girl, sad girls
You such a dirty bad girl

Hot Stuff – Donna Summer
1979, Bad Girls
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Lookin’ for some hot stuff, baby, this evenin’
I need some hot stuff, baby, tonight

Ladies Night – Kool & The Gang
1979, Ladies’ Night
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Oh, yes, it’s Ladies’ Night
And the feeling’s right

Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now – McFadden & Whitehead
1979, McFadden & Whitehead
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To every word I say, every word I say!
Ain’t No Stoppin Us Now!

 

Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough – Michael Jackson
1979, Off the Wall
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Just love me
‘Til you don’t know how
Keep on with the force don’t stop
Don’t stop ’til you get enough

We Are Family – Sister Sledge
1979, We Are Family
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I got all my sisters with me
We are family
Get up everybody and sing

I Love The Nightlife – Alicia Bridges
1978, Alicia Bridges
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I got to boogie on the disco ’round, oh yea.
Oh, I love the night life
I got to boogie on the disco ’round, oh yea.

Rasputin – Boney M.
1978, Nightflight to Venus
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There was a cat that really was gone
Ra ra Rasputin
Russia’s greatest love machine

Heaven Knows – Donna Summer feat. Brooklyn Dreams
1978, Live and More
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Heaven knows I never want to leave you
Heaven knows I only want to please you
Don’t you know love is what I need

 

Take A Chance On Me – ABBA
1978, ABBA: The Album
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Take a chance on me
That’s all I ask of you, honey

Copacabana – Barry Manilow
1978, Even Now
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like in Havana
(Copa, banana)
Music and passion were always in fashion

Night Fever – Bee Gees
1978, Saturday Night Fever
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Livin’ on the music so fine
Born on the wind
Makin’ it mine

Got To Be Real – Cheryl Lynn
1978, Cheryl Lynn
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My love is your love
Our love is here to stay

Everybody Dance – Chic
1978, Chic
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Everybody dance, do-do-do
Clap your hands, clap your hands

 

Le Freak – Chic
1978, C’est Chic
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Ah, freak out!
Le freak, c’est chic
Freak out!

Last Dance – Donna Summer
1978, Thank God It’s Friday
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Last Dance, Last Dance for love
Yes, it’s my last change
For romance tonight

September – Earth, Wind & Fire
1978, September
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Do you remember
The 21st night of September?
Love was changin’ the minds of pretenders
While chasin’ the clouds away

I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
1978, Love Tracks
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Oh no, not I, I will survive
Oh, as long as I know how to love, I know I’ll stay alive

Shake Your Groove Thing – Peaches & Herb
1978, 2 Hot
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We’re bumpin’ booties, havin’ us a ball, y’all
Shake your groove thing

 

You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) – Sylvester
1978, Step II
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Feels real good and I know you love me
Like you should
Oh you make me feel mighty real

Boogie Oogie Oogie – Taste Of Honey
1978, A Taste of Honey
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There’s no time to waste let’s get the show on the road
Listen to the music and let your body flow

Macho Man – Village People
1978, Macho Man
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I gotta be a macho man
Macho, macho man

Y.M.C.A. – Village People
1978, Cruisin’
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You can hang out with all the boys
It’s fun to stay at the Y.M.C.A.

Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah) – Chic
1977, Chic
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Ooh, what a treat, feels so sweet
Ahh, that body heat
When I’m dancin’ with my baby, drives me crazy

 

More Than A Woman – Bee Gees
1977, Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack
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Oh, say you’ll always be my baby, we can make it shine
We can take forever, just a minute at a time
More than a woman
More than a woman to me

MacArthur Park – Donna Summer
1977, I Remember Yesterday
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I don’t think that I can take it
‘Cause it took so long to bake it
And I’ll never have that recipe again, again

Stayin’ Alive – Bee Gees
1977, Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack
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And we’re stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive
Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive

Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah) – Chic
1977, Dance, Dance, Dance
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I wanna boogie with you
Dance, dance, dance, dance

I Feel Love – Donna Summer
1977, I Remember Yesterday
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You and me
Ooh I feel love, I feel love

 

Love Is In The Air – John Paul Young
1977, Love Is in the Air
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And it’s there when you call out my name
Love is in the air

Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band – Meco
1977, Music Inspired By Star Wars And Other Galactic Funk
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See You When I Git There – Lou Rawls
1977, Unmistakably Lou
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You know a man’s home is his castle
And I’m comin’ home to groove
Whoa, and I’ll see you when I get there

Best of My Love – The Emotions
1977, Rejoice
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Oh, but in my heart
You’re all I need
You for me and me for you
Oh, it’s growin’ every day

Keep It Comin’ Love – KC And The Sunshine Band
1976, Part 3
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Keep it comin’ love
Don’t stop it now, don’t stop it no
Don’t stop it now, don’t stop it

 

Car Wash – Rose Royce
1976, Car Wash
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At the car wash
Whoa whoa whoa whoa
Talkin’ about the car wash, girl
Come on, ya’all and sing it for me

I’m Your Boogie Man – KC And The Sunshine Band
1976, Part 3
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To want to take you to want to hold you
I want to give me all all to you
And I want you to completely understand

Dancing Queen – ABBA
1976, Arrival
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Ooh, see that girl
Watch that scene
Digging the dancing queen

You Should Be Dancing – Bee Gees
1976, Children of the World
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What you doin’ on your bed on your back? Ah
You should be dancing, yeah

Movin’ – Brass Construction
1976, Brass Construction
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Gonna get higher
And movin’ on
Don’t stop

 

Love Hangover – Diana Ross
1976, Diana Ross
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Think about it all the time
Never let it out of my mind
‘Cause I love you

(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty – KC & The Sunshine Band
1976, Part 3
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Oh, shake shake shake, shake shake shake
Shake your booty, shake your booty

You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine – Lou Rawls
1976, All Things in Time
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You’ll never find another love like mine
Someone who needs you like I do

The Rubberband Man – The Spinners
1976, Happiness Is Being with the Spinners
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Like the rubberband man
You’re bound to lose control
When the rubberband starts to jam

Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel – Tavares
1976, Sky High!
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And if one night you hear crying from above
It’s ’cause heaven must be missin’ an angel

 

Don’t Leave Me This Way – Thelma Houston
1976, Any Way You Like It
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Com’on, satisfy the need in me
‘Cause only your good lovin’
Can set me free

Disco Inferno – The Trammps
1976, Disco Inferno
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(Burn baby burn) disco inferno
(Burn baby burn) burn that mother down

Turn The Beat Around – Vicki Sue Robinson
1976, Never Gonna Let You Go
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Turn the beat around
Love to hear the percussion
Yeah

Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry
1976, Wild Cherry
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Play that funky music, white boy
Play that funky music right

You Sexy Thing – Hot Chocolate
1975, Hot Chocolate
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I believe in miracles
Where’re you from, you sexy thing, sexy thing you
I believe in miracles
Since you came along, you sexy thing

 

Mondo Disco – El Coco
1975, Mondo Disco
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Mondo Disco

Tell the World How I Feel About ‘Cha Baby – Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes
1975, Wake Up Everybody
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You’re the person
That God must have put here me
And tell me who’s
To bug you with one man’s destiny

Never Can Say Goodbye – Gloria Gaynor
1975, Never Can Say Goodbye
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You know you love him more and more
Tell me why is it so
Don’t want to let you go
Hey, I never can say goodbye

Shining Star – Earth Wind & Fire
1975, That’s the Way of the World
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You’re a shining star
No matter who you are
Shining bright to see
What you could truly be

Jive Talkin’ – Bee Gee
1975, Main Course
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It’s just your jive talkin’
That gets in the way

 

Nights On Broadway – Bee Gees
1975, Main Course
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Well, I had to follow you
Though you did not want me to
But that won’t stop my lovin’ you

Love To Love You Baby – Donna Summer
1975, Love to Love You Baby
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You put me in such an awful spin, in a spin
I love to love you baby

Boogie Shoes – KC & The Sunshine Band
1975, KC and the Sunshine Band
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I want to put on my my my my my
Boogie shoes

Get Down Tonight – KC & The Sunshine Band
1975, KC and the Sunshine Band
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Oh, do a little dance
Make a little love
Get down tonight

That’s The Way I Like It – KC & The Sunshine Band
1975, KC and the Sunshine Band
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That’s the way, aha, aha
I like it, aha, aha

 

Theme From S.W.A.T. – Rhythm Heritage
1975, Disco-Fied
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Boogie Fever – The Sylvers
1975, Showcase
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She’s got the boogie fever
I think it’s going around

The Hustle – Van McCoy
1975, Disco Baby
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Do the Hustle!
Do it!

Bad Luck – Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes feat. Teddy Pendergrass
1974, To Be True
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Love always plainly states that chances go around
But if you want to know the truth about it and tell you what’s pullin’ you down, yeah
Bad luck
That’s what you got, that’s what you got

Everlasting Love – Carl Carlton
1974, Everlasting Love
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Like the sun, it shines
Endlessly it shines
You always will be mine

 

Kung Fu Fighting – Carl Douglas
1974, Kung Fu Fighting and Other Great Love Songs
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Everybody is Kung fu fighting
Your mind becomes fast as lightning

T.S.O.P. (The Sound of Philadelphia) – Mfsb Feat. The Three Degrees
1974, Love is the Message
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It’s time to get down
Let’s get it on

Lady Marmalade – Patti Labelle
1974, Nightbirds
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I’ma keep playing these cats out like Atari
Wear high heel shoes, get love from the dudes

For the Love of Money – The O’Jays
1973, Ship Ahoy
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For the love of money
People will lie, Lord, they will cheat
For the love of money

Rock the Boat – The Hues Corporation
1973, Freedom for the Stallion
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So I’d like to know where, you got the notion
Said I’d like to know where, you got the notion
To rock the boat

 

The Love I Lost – Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes
1973, Black & Blue
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I can’t remember nothing, no no no
But the good times we used to share, oh no
I’m so sad and lonely
But without you, my life is so dead

If Only You Knew – Patti LaBelle
1973, I’m in Love Again
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If only you knew
How much I do
Do love you

Love Train – O’Jays
1972, Back Stabbers
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Join hands (come on, ride)
Start a love train, love train
Ride, let it ride

You’re The Reason Why – The Ebonys
1971, Love Train: The Sound of Philadelphia
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I’m a happy guy
You’re the reason why
Just because of you

Dance To The Music – Sly & The Family Stone
1968, Sly and the Family Stone
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Get on up and dance to the music
Dance to the Music, dance to the music

 

Incorporate Disco Into Your Wedding Reception

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.

When did Disco Start?

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.

 

Other related song lists to read:

Disco’s Popularity and Critics

The vast popularity of disco brought backlash from rock music supporters, blue-collar workers, and those that were just plain 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.

 

Don’t Have An Empty Dance Floor!

About Matthew Campbell

Wedding Music Expert

Matthew (Matt) Campbell is the founder & editor of My Wedding Songs. He is a veteran wedding DJ and knows the latest music trends to help you pick your wedding songs quickly. His articles will help you find the bangers and romance for your ceremony and party or earbud happiness. He hosts the Wedding Songs Podcast and is the author of the Wedding Music Playlist. Matthew lives in Las Vegas, NV, and loves traveling with his wife in his spare time. Read Full Bio.

4 Comments

  1. 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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