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Your disco choices including songs by Donna Summer, Chic and the Bee Gees
One of Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards’ finest songs. Released in 1978, it’s still as funky in 2014.
The third hit to be taken from the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack, this is from the classic disco era. We miss that era. Oh well, we’ll always have the Bee Gees.
It wasn’t until ‘Disco Inferno’ appeared on the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack that is gained widespread popularity. It was initially released in 1976 but was only moderately successful - it took the film to make it a disco classic.
‘Don't Leave Me This Way’ was a huge hit across the world and its success only increased after it appeared on the soundtrack to Looking For Mr. Goodbar.
This has to be one of disco’s most well-loved songs. If we ignore all the terrible karaoke versions we’ve heard over the years, this remains one of the best.
'I Feel Love' went to number one in the UK during the summer of 1977, and stayed there for four weeks. During that time, it filled dance floors everywhere, simply because it’s a great song to dance to – go on, wiggle those hips! One of Donna Summer's greatest ever songs.
Is this the Bee Gees’ ultimate hit? It could well be, loved by fans across the world. ‘Stayin’ Alive’ will forever be associated the disco genre - we defy you not to tap your feet every time you hear it.
Released in 1976 ‘Young Hearts Run Free’ was one of only two songs by Staton to reach the top 10 on the UK Singles Chart; it peaked at number two and remains a Smooth disco favourite.