This website, founded at the dawn of the new millennium on January 1, 2001, is a centralized repository of disco information, highlighting the best disco music from the 1970s through today and offering the largest and most chronologically complete year-by-year lists ever compiled of disco songs.
|The Year-by-Year Lists|
|Notable Disco Songs and Artists|
Other notable artists:
Asha Puthli • Barry White • Candi Staton • Charanga 76 • Cheryl Lynn • Constellation Orchestra • Diana Ross • Donna Summer • Eddie Drennon • Fantasy • First Choice • France Joli • Frankie Valli • Jocelyn Brown • Laura Taylor • Michael Jackson • Patawawa • Phyllis Hyman • The Players Association • Rainbow Team • S.O.S. Band • The Salsoul Orchestra • Teena Marie • Thelma Houston • Voyage
Other notable artists:
The following Year in Review features detail what happened in the disco world in particular years.
Marco Freitas reflects on the loss of multiple disco legends.
However, the majority of disco artists were solely studio singers, and when disco was made carelessly by producers and companies that were more interested in making money than making quality music, the results were mindless repetition, boring lyrics, and headache-inducing instrumentation. And radio stations in the 1970s tended to play too many inferior disco songs. A listener would be barraged by "Ring My Bell", "YMCA", "Macho Man", "Disco Duck", "Knock on Wood", "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?", "Get Dancin'", "Funkytown", "If There's Love", and other mindless and unharmonious mass-produced trash in between the gems. And as disco phased into over-synthesized pop, HI-NRG, house, and other forms of music, the emotion, art, and style that typified the best acts of disco was lost. Electronic keyboards and synthesizers have their place but they were used to an excess in the 1980s. Often, keyboards and synths are good as supplements to real instruments, but not as replacements. One by one each real instrument was replaced; first the violins went, then the bass guitar and trumpet, and finally the guitar.
Fortunately, the original disco sound came back in a big way beginning in the 1990s, spawning hundreds of new disco recordings by such artists as the Brand New Heavies, Jamiroquai, and BsB Disco Club.
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|Other disco sites: Another site that agreed with our premise that disco is still a contemporary genre, and which also had very good recommendations of classic disco, was Michelle Demers' DiscoStyle.com, which had static content since 2008 and closed in July 2019. Also excellent are Disco-Disco.com with its interviews and samples, Overfitting Disco with its large collection of obscurities (and a former radio stream), and Disco Funk with its terrific A-Z artists database. DiscoMusic.com, founded in 1996 by Bernard Lopez, has super articles and lists, and from 1996-2016 also had databases and forums.|
|Other music research sites: If you're interested in 1970s music in general, you will want to visit The Lost 45s with Barry Scott as well as Super Seventies. Discogs.com is an incredible database of albums and singles in all music genres.|
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|Disco on the radio: To listen to some fine disco music on licensed streams and radio programs, the places to be are DJ Lee Porter's DiscoInternet.com, DJ Lee Porter's DanceDiscoMusic.com, Diva Radio's Disco Music Paradise, and WAPS Radio Disco Action. channel. Disco is mixed with other styles of 1980s and early 1990s dance music on DiscoNet.FM (live stream's URL). SiriusXM offers Studio 54 Radio: 1970s-2000s Dance Hits. If you like disco AND soul/funk/jazz, you'll also want to hear Soul Movement Radio, 105Classics, The Disco Palace, Diva Radio's Funk Music Paradise, and Solar Radio.|
|Disco dancing: Bob Dabrowski's Hustle Dance site is about this 1970s Nuyorican form of dancing that can be accompanied not only by disco but also by other forms of danceable and soulful music.|
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