Although it was a music genre people loved to hate many considered Disco a scourge in much the same way I felt about Rap in the s , it was immensely popular, lasting from early to around , by which time the genre rapidly flamed out. But, man, what a great run it had! Some of the popular Disco songs were also big chart hits, but beginning around , many were extended compositions or remixes recorded with the intention of being played in the clubs, and lasted ten minutes or longer, often with lush orchestration and heavy use of synthesizers. Just like today, where club DJs play electronic or house music with one track blending seamlessly into the next without interruption, so did the DJs of the Disco era. There were so many great Disco songs produced that it was really tough narrowing my list to only That said, the point of this post is to pick what I consider the best, so these are my choices based on my personal memories of what songs were the most fun to dance to, or drove crowds crazy. Born in Jamaica, Jones moved with her family to Syracuse, New York when she was 13, and later began a modelling career in New York, then Paris, working for fashion houses such as Yves St. Laurent and Kenzo, and appearing on the covers of Elle and Vogue. The track was later re-mixed and released in the U.
We asked you to name your favorite disco song of all time, and unsurprisingly, Summer and the Bee Gees dominated your picks. Given the enduring popularity of their biggest hits and their close association with the genre, the results for this poll probably would have turned out about the same even if they hadn't just passed away. Click through to see your selections. Chic, one of disco's greatest bands, peaked with "Le Freak" in Like all of their best tunes, it's sleek, lush and funky, anchored by a rich, deep bass groove by Bernard Edwards. It broke big as a single in its own right, but became even bigger when it was included on the soundtrack of Looking for Mr.
Join us on the dancefloor for the 20 greatest disco tracks of all time. As a producer, Moroder had been mucking about with Moog synthesisers — at that time, a cutting edge new tool. For that, Moroder called on the services of drummer Keith Forsey. While recording in Berlin with David Bowie, Brian Eno happened upon the song, by German-speaker Summer, and ran into the studio waving a copy. This single is going to change the sound of club music for the next fifteen years. Which was more or less right. Evelyn King was discovered cleaning the offices of Philadelphia International Records; a label set up by the soul pioneers Gamble and Huff. After producer Theodore T. Life heard the year-old belting songs out in the toilets, she was signed on the spot.
Disco songs and music started as an urban phenomenon in the middle of the decade, died off, then thanks to the movie "Saturday Night Fever" suddenly exploded into an exponentially more popular suburban phenomenon. As a result, the genre has two histories—one as a dance-club style which appealed to the fringes of society and only occasionally poked its head into the top 40, and another as a cultural movement that dominated pop radio so completely it created its own monumental backlash. This list of the biggest disco records of all time takes both audiences into account. This hard-times polemic could have only made it onto the dance floor in disco's early days—before it became a weekend diversion for suburbanites and the beautiful people at Studio However, the darker subject matter is also a large source of its appeal: the post-Watergate anger it taps into perfectly dovetails into the black self-determination groove at the heart of the genre's origins. This song ruled the dance charts so hard that it took Michael Jackson's Thriller to match its record number of weeks at No.