best disco songs

60 Best Disco Songs For Weddings

 

 

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.

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.

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Table of Contents:

Best Disco Songs

Disco song list curated by Matthew Campbell
Last Updated: April 27, 2021

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SongAmazon Link
ABBA
Dancing Queen
1976, Arrival
ABBA
Take A Chance On Me
1978, ABBA: The Album
Amii Stewart
Knock On Wood
1979,Knock On Wood
Anita Ward
Ring My Bell
1979, Songs of Love
Barry Manilow
Copacabana
1978, Even Now
Bee Gees
Jive Talkin'
1975, Main Course
Bee Gees
Night Fever
1978, Saturday Night Fever
Bee Gees
Nights On Broadway
1975, Main Course
Bee Gees
Stayin’ Alive
1977, Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack
Bee Gees
Tragedy
1979, Spirits Having Flown
Bee Gees
You Should Be Dancing
1976, Children of the World
Brass Construction
Movin’
1976, Brass Construction
Carl Carlton
Everlasting Love
1974, Everlasting Love
Carl Douglas
Kung Fu Fighting
1974, Kung Fu Fighting and Other Great Love Songs
Cheryl Lynn
Got To Be Real
1978, Cheryl Lynn
Chic
Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah)
1977, Dance, Dance, Dance
Chic
Everybody Dance
1978, Chic
Chic
Good Times
1979, Risqué
Chic
Le Freak
1978, C’est Chic
Diana Ross
Love Hangover
1976, Diana Ross
Donna Summer
Bad Girls
1979, Bad Girls
Donna Summer
Hot Stuff
1979, Bad Girls
Donna Summer
I Feel Love
1977, I Remember Yesterday
Donna Summer
Last Dance
1978, Thank God It’s Friday
Donna Summer
Love To Love You Baby
1975, Love to Love You Baby
Ebonys
You're The Reason Why
1971, Love Train: The Sound of Philadelphia
Gap Band
You Dropped A Bomb On Me
1982, Gap Band IV
Gazzara
Can't Hide Love
1995, One
Gloria Gaynor
I Will Survive
1978, Love Tracks
John Paul Young
Love Is In The Air
1977, Love Is in the Air
KC & The Sunshine Band
(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty
1976, Part 3
KC & The Sunshine Band
Get Down Tonight
1975, KC and the Sunshine Band
KC & The Sunshine Band
That’s The Way I Like It
1975, KC and the Sunshine Band
Kool & The Gang
Celebration
1980, Celebrate!
Kool & The Gang
Ladies Night
1979, Ladies’ Night
Lipps Inc.
Funkytown
1980, Mouth to Mouth
Lou Rawls
You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine
1976, All Things in Time
McFadden & Whitehead
Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now
1979, McFadden & Whitehead
Meco
Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band
1977, Music Inspired By Star Wars And Other Galactic Funk
Mfsb Feat. The Three Degrees
T.S.O.P. (The Sound of Philadelphia)
1974, Love is the Message
Michael Jackson
Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough
1979, Off the Wall
Michael Jackson
P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
1983, Thriller
O’Jays
Love Train
1972, Back Stabbers
Patti LaBelle
If Only You Knew
1973, I'm in Love Again
Patti Labelle
Lady Marmalade
1974, Nightbirds
Peaches & Herb
Shake Your Groove Thing
1978, 2 Hot
Rhythm Heritage
Theme From S.W.A.T.
1975, Disco-Fied
Rick James
Super Freak
1981, Street Songs
Sister Sledge
B.Y.O.B. (Bring Your Own Baby)
1983, Bet Cha Say That to All the Girls
Sister Sledge
We Are Family
1979, We Are Family
Sly & The Family Stone
Dance To The Music
1968, Sly and the Family Stone
Spinners
The Rubberband Man
1976, Happiness Is Being with the Spinners
Sylvers
Boogie Fever
1975, Showcase
Sylvester
You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)
1978, Step II
Taste Of Honey
Boogie Oogie Oogie
1978, A Taste of Honey
Tavares
Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel
1976, Sky High!
Thelma Houston
Don’t Leave Me This Way
1976, Any Way You Like It
Trammps
Disco Inferno
1976, Disco Inferno
Van McCoy
The Hustle
1975, Disco Baby
Vicki Sue Robinson
Turn The Beat Around
1976, Never Gonna Let You Go
Village People
Macho Man
1978, Macho Man
Village People
Y.M.C.A.
1978, Cruisin’
Weather Girls
It’s Raining Men
1982, Success
Wild Cherry
Play That Funky Music
1976, Wild Cherry

 

A reader submitted the song Mondo Disco by El Coco. Are there any other disco songs you think we should add to the list?


Top 10 Disco Songs
(as calculated by popular downloads on Amazon)

  1. September – Earth Wind & Fire
  2. I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
  3. Y.M.C.A. – Village People
  4. Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry
  5. Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now – McFadden & Whitehead
  6. Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough – Michael Jackson
  7. Nights On Broadway – Bee Gees
  8. Lowdown – Boz Scaggs
  9. Let’s Groove – Earth Wind & Fire
  10. You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine – Lou Rawls
 

What about disco revival songs (modern Disco songs)?

  • Kylie Minogue – Magic
  • Dua Lipa – Don’t Start Now
  • Doja Cat – Say So
  • Lady Gaga – Stupid Love
  • Sam Smith – I Feel Love
  • Dua Lipa – Break My Heart
  • Bruno Mars – Treasure

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.

 

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4 responses to “60 Best Disco Songs”

  1. Garrett Stack says:

    Rock The Boat. Rock Your Baby. Get Dancin’

  2. leon says:

    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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