Checkout the below listed latest and best top 10 best Disco songs of all time 2017, Some of the best songs are dancing type songs, especially when it comes to disco. With disco days seemingly gone, it’s rare to put on a radio station or streaming live radio via the internet that you’ll hear these ever so popular tunes. Although, ask those people who like to put on their dancing shoes and strut the night away by listening to the Bee Gees; they’ll smile and begin a little dancing groove with their happy feet.
Although, some disco songs have known to be slow dancing songs, such as “How deep is your Love?” by the Bee Gees. This song that ring true for those dancin’ live “disco ducks” can sometimes still be heard today. And if you grew up in the 80s, you’ll remember one such famous actor dancing and a grooving to the famous disco songs and that’s no other than John Travolta himself. Famous for his dance moves in “Saturday Night Fever” (1979), he woke up audiences when he hit the dance floor in his famous white polyester suit with girls on the sidelines chanting and raving for him.
Here are the top 10 best disco songs of all time that will make you want to dance all night long till dawn.
- 10. Like a Diamond (Rihanna)
- 9. Le Freak (Chic)
- 8. Into the Groove (Madonna)
- 7. I Will Survive (Gloria Gaynor)
- 6. Night Fever (Bee Gees)
- 5. Knock on Wood (Amii Stewart)
- 4. Heart of Glass (Blondie)
- 3. Dancing Queen (Abba)
- 2. You Should Be Dancing (Bee Gees)
- 1. Beat It (Michael Jackson)
Here we present the list of top 10 best Disco songs of all time 2017.
10. Like a Diamond (Rihanna)
When Rihanna came out on Saturday Night Live with this song, including singing it at the Grammy’s, audiences knew there was something special about it. It became one of the most popular songs virally. Not only was it a hit on air waves, but on television when she sang it live. The fact that this song came out with the intentions of simply singing it only, it was danced to as well, and club goers loved it. The song recorded by the popular pop and R&B singer, was on her seventh studio album, Unapologetic (2012).Written by Sia Furler with music producers, Benny Blanco and StarGate. Def Jam Recordings “serviced” out the single on contemporary radio station across the U.S. It’s a dance song no less, and with the electronic synthesizer and mid-tempo beat, the electronic rhythms and orchestral melodies in the background give it a run for it’s money. It’s meaning is deep: The departing of unhealthy relationships which the singer had with a certain singer, and with this one, it’s about the “concept of [real] love.” It topped music charts in more than 20 countries; Rihanna’s twelfth number one single on the Billboard Hot 100 which tied her with the material girl, Madonna, as well as The Supremes for the single to be at number one in the charts history for The Top 100 Billboard singles.
Certified as a quintuple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). It sold more than 3.5 million copies (digital) in the U.S., and more than 7.5 million copies worldwide, including the fact that it’s one of the best singles of all time which because of all this, deserves to be on the Top 10 Disco songs of all time, because you can dance the night away with this one playing while on the dance floor.
9. Le Freak (Chic)
Celebrating the good times of the late 70s, the group Chic made a hit with this song “Le Freak.” Disco dancers loved it so much that it felt like you were celebrating for New Year’s every time you heard it. It actually was inspired by an invitation by Grace Jones to Studio 54, yet, Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards were denied entry into the club in 1977 on New Year’s Eve. It has been played still on classic hit radio stations for years since. It hit number one “non-consecutive occasions” on the Billboard Hot 100 songs. This is considered a hit disco song which came out in 1978, and with Chic being “one of disco’s greatest bands,” it has to be in the top 10 best… The song did peak that year; it’s funky and enriched with some of disco’s deep bass grooves from no other than Bernard Edwards.
8. Into the Groove (Madonna)
When the material girl hit the spotlight, most of her songs were disco-oriented songs. Obviously, she loved to dance, with her inspiration coming from many disco groups and individuals in the east coast scene. She has some of the best dance moves that they have become a staple to the dance floors all over the world. The song is part of her 1985 film “Desperately Seeking Susan,” and was released again for her second album, “Like a Virgin” but not in North America. It was featured on the re-issue of her second studio album Like a Virgin outside North America. The original tune is total dance grooving type music. There’s even remixes with a compilation of “You Can Dance.”
7. I Will Survive (Gloria Gaynor)
This song is a true dance tune; its a song for those who just broke up with their significant other and basically letting them know that they’ll move on and live. When you hear this song, you’ll hear why it’s such a great song to dance to and why it became one of the best disco songs of all time that’s still played today. It’s actually the most played song amongst drag queens and all over the disco halls even in today’s standards
6. Night Fever (Bee Gees)
With a song that begins with: ‘Listen to the ground / There is movement all around / There is something goin’ down / And I can feel it / On the waves of the air / There is dancin’ out there…’ This song came out in the movie soundtrack “Saturday Night Live” and it became a hit song instantly. Travolta made it seem as if you had to dance it no matter what you were doing. Skating rinks all over the nation came together and played it over and over.
Roller skating was popular when it came out so this was a perfect song, not only to dance to, but to roller-skate to. It was on the original sound they produced a 7″ single because of the demand for such disco songs; the three brothers, Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb wrote it for the movie which was also supposed to be entitled, “Night Fever” but one of the Gibbs said it wouldn’t be good for the movie’s title, therefore the producers of the movie called it “Saturday Night Fever.”
5. Knock on Wood (Amii Stewart)
This song is a classic dance tune; although originally written by Eddie Floyd and Steve Cropper, it became a hit with Amii Stewart singing it. “Knock on Wood” became a instant hit on the dance floors when the studio album was released in 1979. One of two singles that came out in the self-titled “Knock on Wood” by Stewart. Disco lovers couldn’t get enough of it. The meaning behind one of the top 10 best disco songs of all time is the fact that it was all over the air waves in the 80s, including the fact that disco lovers sang and dance to it until the dawn. It’s meaning behind the song meant good fortune.
4. Heart of Glass (Blondie)
This song hit the air waves when punk music and disco were at odds. Therefore, when she sang it, people enjoyed the diverse and beautiful voice she has as well as her beauty. It reached number one on the billboard charts in several countries including the U.S. and the U.K. “Heart of Glass” was actually a new wave song but better to most as a disco song for many who loved to hear Blondie when she first sang it on stage with her band. It was written by Debbie Harry and her guitarist Chris Stein and featured in the third studio album as the third single “Parallel Lines.” It came out in January 1979 while topping the charts for awhile; 0the rest is history. It’s ranked as number 56 of the all time best singles in the UK charts which is why it deserves the slot on the Top 10 best disco songs of all time, but mainly because it’s such a groovy song to dance to.
3. Dancing Queen (Abba)
This song which is a total dance song has lyrics that you know you must sing along with while your dancing a disco song: “You can dance / you can jive / living the time of your life / see that girl / watch that scene / diggin the dancin queen…” As one of the all time favorite disco songs or one of the top 10 disco songs of all time, you should add this to your top disco songs CD or playlist next time you go streaming online.
2. You Should Be Dancing (Bee Gees)
This song is a hit because not only how the title intends it to be a dance song, but because of the beat and the guitar licks that at the Bee Gees play. If you look at the original video that the song came out on in the Movie, Saturday Night Live, John Travolta dances that night away with solo. t became a hit on dance floors everywhere. Yet, the guitar licks is what’s more groovy and the tempo is a bit fast compared to the other Bee Gees’ songs. Some of the dance moves became popular after the movie came out because of this song.
1. Beat It (Michael Jackson)
“Beat It” played continuous when it came out worldwide, and was produced by Quincy Jones. It became the third single in the musician’s sixth solo album Thriller. The chart hit was performed with other hit singles hitting the top of the charts (“Billie Jean” and “The Girl is Mine”). Released February 1983 as the third single track in the album, it has a guitar riff that seems to be never ending. It was through the power of dancing that the “gangs” squared off in the official video of this song. It promoted the first short film in music video and in history as well. Winning many awards, such as the Grammy for Record of the Year, Best Male Rock Vocal Performance, and two American Music Awards in the late 80s. It became the best selling album of all time, which deserves credit on this particular Top 10 best disco songs of all time as well. “Beat It” became a certified platinum album in the U.S. (1989) and was inducted int the Music Video Producers “Hall of Fame”.
Finally, some of these favorite dance songs of all time are great for parties, disco or not, they have that “vibe” to make guests move their heads, snap their fingers and move their feet towards an empty-floor-turned-into-a-dance floor. Plus, party-goers can dance to various types of music and genres that it’s not fit to box in the word “disco,” although, it was the main way to describe dance songs more than three decades ago.