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Top 40 Disco Songs of the 70s

Nothing tops a good disco beat. The 70s were defined by the mirror ball and disco lights, and the fast pace of catchy 70s dance songs. Dance songs caught on big with flare pants, silky shirts and flashy colors. It's hard to resist a good dance beat. Here are the top 40 disco songs of the 70's:

The best beats, flares, and disco hits starts with...

1 – Disco Inferno by the Trammps, their Grammy award-winning disco anthem tops our charts.

2 – Stayin' Alive by the Bee Gees from the monster Saturday Night Fever soundtrack.

3 – Knock on Wood by Amii Stewart hit #1 in April of 1979 and stayed there two weeks.

4 – I Love the Nightlife by Alicia Bridges

5 – I'm Your Boogie Man by KC & the Sunshine Band

6 – Turn the Beat Around by Vickie Sue Robinson

7 – Le Freak by Chic, a popular dance floor song

8 – Rock the Boat by Hues Corporation

9 – You Should Be Dancin' by the Bee Gees

10 – The Hustle by Van McCoy, this #1 instrumental from August 1975 carried a dance craze all through the 70s disco days.

11 – Don't Leave Me This Way by Thelma Houston

12 – Love Rollercoaster by Ohio Players

13 – Boogie Nights by Heatwave peaked at #2 in 1978

14 – Shining Star by Earth Wind & Fire

15 – A Fifth of Beethoven by Walter Murphy & the Big Apple Band

16 – Dancing Queen by ABBA

17 – Night Fever by the Bee Gees

18 – Car Wash by Rose Royce

19 – Rubberband Man by the Spinners

20 – Lady Marmalade by Labelle, featuring Patti Labelle on front vocals

21 – Fly Robin Fly by Silver Convention. A great bass line sent this dance song to #1, but it wasn't much for lyrics.

22 – Shame by Evelyn Champagne King... what a great sound.

23 – Strawberry Letter #23 by Brothers Johnson, the smoothest, slowest, funkiest disco tune. Nice!

24 – I Will Survive (1978) went to #1 for Gloria Gaynor

25 – Play That Funky Music by Wild Cherry, one hit wonder white boys.

26 – More, More, More by Andrea True Connection, with the longest EP version ever.

27 – Last Dance by Donna Summer, played as the last song at all dance clubs in 1978 and for 20 years more...

28 – Theme from S.W.A.T. By Rhythm Heritage

29 – You Sexy Thing by Hot Chocolate, very smooth beat.

30 – ABC by the Jackson 5 started the decade in 1970

31 – Don't Stop til you Get Enough by Michael Jackson squeaks in at the end of 1979

32 – Y.M.C.A. by the Village People hit #1 in 1978

33 – The Love Train by the O'Jays, one of the first disco dance bands

34 – Disco Lady by Johnny Taylor, smooth funk disco tune

35 – Funkytown by Lipps Inc from the end of 1979

36 – That's the Way I Like It by KC & the Sunshine Band

37 – Brick House by the Commodores

38 – Kung Fu Fighting by Carl Douglas

39 – Ring My Bell by Anita Ward

40 – Boogie Oogie Oogie by Taste of Honey

See Also at Top2040:

Top 40 Feel-Good Pop Songs 
and our Disco Songs by Hard Rock Bands

Worst disco song: Disco Duck by Rick Dees and His Cast of Idiots (yes that was the actual name of the band). It started as a joke and actually hit the Top-40.

Did we miss a song? It's probably at #41. Those are the hottest disco dance songs of the beat street. Remembering them, don't you want to just dance the night away?

The dance floor is calling you with the best disco songs of the 70s .... dance to the memories. Get down and boogie.

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