57+ Disco Dance Tunes From The Groovy 70s


  • On June 10, 2022

Disco originated as a blend of music played in clubs popular with Hispanics, African Americans, and Latinos in Philadelphia and New York in the late 1960s and early 1970s. It was a reaction of the 1960s counterculture to both the dominance of rock music and the stigmatization of dance music.  

During the early 70s, disco music was developed further mainly by artists from the United States and Europe (most notably in Italy) eventually spawning dance crazes like ‘the Bump’ and ‘the Hustle’. Disco classics always slide into our sets here at Party DJ Hire so we thought we would put together a list of our favourites.

Donna Summer – Hot Stuff (1979)

ABBA – Gimme, Gimme, Gimme (A Man After Midnight) (1979)

Van McCoy – Do The Hustle (1975)

Andy Gibb – Shadow Dancing (1978)

Thelma Houston – Don’t Leave Me This Way (1976)

Barry White – You Are The First, My Last, My Everything (1974)

The Trammps – Disco Inferno (1976)

Sister Sledge – He’s The Greatest Dancer (1979)

Bee Gees – You Should Be Dancing (1976)

KC & the Sunshine Band – Get Down Tonight (1975)

Labelle – Lady Marmalade (1974)

Chic – Le Freak (1978)

Diana Ross – Love Hangover (1976)

Donna Summer – I Feel Love (1977)

Earth, Wind and Fire – September (1978)

Funkytown – Lipps Inc (1979)

Gloria Gaynor – I Will Survive (1978)

The Jackson 5 – ABC (1970)

Alicia Bridges – I Love The Nightlife (1978)

ABBA – Dancing Queen (1976)

Hot Chocolate – You Sexy Thing (1975)

John Paul Young – Love is in the Air (1978)

Amii Stewart – Knock on Wood (1979)

Leo Sayer – Thunder In My Heart (1977)

Ohio Players – Love Rollercoaster (1975)

Marvin Gaye – Got to Give It Up (1977)

McFadden & Whitehead – Ain’t No Stopping Us Now (1979)

Michael Jackson – Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough (1979)

The Hues Corporation – Rock the Boat (1973)

The O’Jays – Love Train (1972)

Peaches & Herb – Shake Your Groove Thing (1978)

Wild Cherry – Play That Funky Music (1976)

Prince – I Wanna Be Your Lover (1978)

Anita Ward – Ring My Bell (1979)

Rod Stewart – Da Ya Think I’m Sexy? (1978)

Rose Royce – Car Wash (1976)

Bee Gees – Night Fever (1977)

Blondie – Heart of Glass (1978)

Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King – Shame (1978)

Earth, Wind & Fire – Shining Star (1975)

Sister Sledge – We Are Family (1979)

Brothers Johnson – Stomp (1979)

Boney M – Daddy Cool (1976)

Candi Staton – Young Hearts, Run Free (1976)

Brick House – The Commodores (1977)

Chic – Good Times (1978)

Tavares – Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel (1976)

KC & the Sunshine Band – That’s the Way I Like It (1975)

Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons – December 63 (Oh What a Night) (1975)

Village People – YMCA (1978)

Patrick Hernandez – Born To Be Alive (1978)

Bee Gees – Stayin Alive (1977)

The Real Thing – You To Me Are Everything (1976)

Vickie Sue Robinson – Turn the Beat Around (1976)

Kool & the Gang – Ladies Night (1979)

Yvonne Elliman – If I Can’t Have You (1977)

Boney M – Rasputin (1978)

Boogie Bonus songs!

You may have noticed some obvious exclusions from the above list and there is a special reason. Just for fun, I thought I would compile a list of ten great tracks with the work boogie in the title, seeing the word is so darn synonymous with funk and the disco genre. You are welcome!

  • The Gap Band – Baby Baba Boogie (1979)
  • Earth, Wind & Fire – Boogie Wonderland (1978)
  • The Jackson 5 – Blame It on the Boogie (1978)
  • Baccara – Yes Sir, I Can Boogie (1977)
  • Heatwave – Boogie Nights (1977)
  • Taste of Honey – Boogie Oogie Oogie (1978)
  • KC & the Sunshine Band – I’m Your Boogie Man (1976)
  • The Sylvers – Boogie Fever (1976)
  • KC & the Sunshine Band – Boogie Shoes (1978)
  • Kool & The Gang – Jungle Boogie (1973)

You can enjoy the playlist on Spotify below:


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