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. It was an inspired move, and managed to push a funky, fun tune way over the top into greatness.
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These are the Best Disco Songs for Weddings to get people on the dance floor! Disco derives itself from the soul, funk and Latin styles of music. Disco music is considered a form, genre, of dance music. DJs in New York City in the s 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 s.
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.
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.