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Dance Music of the 1970s: What is Disco Music?

Daisy Mariposa has a B.A. from Montclair University in New Jersey and two occupational certificates from California colleges.

This NBC Television publicity photograph of the Bee Gees (Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb) was taken on November 18, 1977 for the television special Billboard #1 Music Awards.

This NBC Television publicity photograph of the Bee Gees (Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb) was taken on November 18, 1977 for the television special Billboard #1 Music Awards.

Disco Music Explained

Disco music is a genre of dance music popular in the late 1960s through the late 1970s. It’s a blend of soul music and funk that was initially popular In New York City, New York and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with the black, Latino, gay, and psychedelic club-going communities.

The music is set to 4/4 time. This mean that there are four beats to each measure of music, and the quarter note gets one beat. It also means that the music is very easy to dance to.

Disco music included vocals with a high degree of reverberation. The music often had a full orchestral sound. There were horn and string sections in addition to the bass guitars, five-string non-bass guitars, and drums used by most groups of the day.

According to Wikimedia Commons, it is believed that the use of this scaled-down, low-resolution image of a poster for Saturday Night Fever qualifies as fair use under United States copyright law. The original was designed by Diener-Hauser.

According to Wikimedia Commons, it is believed that the use of this scaled-down, low-resolution image of a poster for Saturday Night Fever qualifies as fair use under United States copyright law. The original was designed by Diener-Hauser.

Disco hit its peak in 1977 when the film Saturday Night Fever was released. The film, starring John Travolta, Karen Lynn Gorney, and Donna Pescow was about the disco movement. The movie’s soundtrack was recorded by the Bee Gees—the Brothers Gibb—Barry, Robin, and Maurice.

The film helped popularize the music, dancing, clothing, and lifestyle of the era. The soundtrack, the second most popular movie soundtrack of all time, caused the disco sound to travel worldwide.

The soundtrack was number one on the album charts for 24 straight weeks beginning in January 1978. It's the only disco album to have won a Grammy Award for Album of the Year.

One of the most popular Bee Gees songs in Saturday Night Fever was Staying Alive, with Barry Gibb singing lead in his falsetto voice.

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This is a vintage 1977 video—viewed more than 18 million times—of the Bee Gees singing Staying Alive. It was produced by Warner Brothers Music.

Disco Music Hits

Artist or GroupRecording

Amii Stewart

Knock on Wood

Barry White

Can Get Enough of Your Love

Bee Gees

Jive Talkin, You Should be Dancin, Staying Alive

Blondie

Heart of Glass

Chic

Le Freak

Commodores

Brick House

Donna Summer

Bad Girls, Last Dance, MacArthur Park, Hot Stuff

Earth, Wind and Fire

September

Gloria Gaynor

I Will Survive, Never Can Say Goodbye

Hues Corporation

Rock the Boat

KC and the Sunshine Band

(Shake Shake Shake) Shake Your Booty, That’s the Way (I Like It)

Lipps Inc.

Funky Town

Rod Stewart

Do Ya Think I’m Sexy

Sister Sledge

We Are Family

Thelma Houston

Don’t Leave Me This Way

Trammps

Disco Inferno

Van McCoy

The Hustle

Vicki Sue Robinson

Turn the Beat Around

Village People

YMCA, Macho Man

The Hustle

There were several dances in the 1970s that generically were known as “the hustle.” One was a choreographed line dance popular in clubs worldwide when Van McCoy’s song The Hustle was played.

The inmates of Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center in Cebu, Cebu Province, Philippines, a maximum security prison, perform the Hustle in the following video.

Donna Summer

LaDonna Adrian Gaines (December 3, 1948 to May 17, 2012), known to the world as Donna Summer, was a singer-songwriter from Boston, Massachusetts who became known as the Queen of Disco.

The video which follows show Donna Summer singing Last Dance at a concert in 1978.

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Gloria Gaynor

Born in Newark, New Jersey on September 7, 1949, Gloria Gaynor is a singer-songwriter still actively performing today who is best known for her disco hits of the 1970s.

The video which follows shows Gloria Gaynor performing I Will Survive in 1979.

Barry White ... Live Recording

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Comments

Daisy Mariposa (author) from Orange County (Southern California) on January 09, 2016:

Chitrangada,

Return visits to my Hubs are always appreciated. Thanks for reading my article another time.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on January 09, 2016:

Came back to read your wonderful hub once again! I love the music of the seventies and I loved your list.

Thanks again!

Daisy Mariposa (author) from Orange County (Southern California) on September 23, 2014:

Chitrangada,

Thanks for reading my article and adding your comment. Music Hubs take me a long time to research and write. I stop writing to listen to the music!

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on September 23, 2014:

Sounds so familiar!

Disco music was popular when I was in college. We used to love it. Enjoyed going through your hub, the list and the video.

Thanks for sharing this musical hub!

Daisy Mariposa (author) from Orange County (Southern California) on April 04, 2014:

Hady,

It's nice to meet you. Thanks for reading my article and posting your comment. Your themed 70s dinner party sounds like a great idea. Have fun!

Hady Chahine from Manhattan Beach on April 03, 2014:

Great hub! The Tramps, Bee Gees, Village People, and Earth, Wind & Fire produced some of the best 70's music. Oh, and let's not forget Blondie. What a beauty!! Hey, you even mentioned "Brick House" by the Commodores. Man, now I feel like organizing a themed dinner party at my house...thinking a disco ball, platforms, boas and crazy wigs and glasses. :)

Daisy Mariposa (author) from Orange County (Southern California) on April 03, 2014:

Heidi (heidithorne),

It's nice to meet you. Thanks for reading my article and commenting in it.

I've published a few music-related Hub. Some readers have commented they like to listen to my articles while they're using another window for doing research for a Hub they're writing.

Daisy Mariposa (author) from Orange County (Southern California) on April 03, 2014:

carter06,

It's nice to meet you. Thanks for reading my article and posting your comment. I like disco music, but I don't like the dancing or clothing

Heidi Thorne from Chicago Area on April 03, 2014:

This could definitely be my #FunkyFriday playlist! So many favorites from that era. Thanks for sharing the memories!

Mary from Cronulla NSW on April 03, 2014:

Some of those songs were pretty cool even though I wasn't into and probably am still not into disco..but those Bee Gees high notes were spectacular right?..great article Daisy, glad I found it..cheers

Daisy Mariposa (author) from Orange County (Southern California) on April 03, 2014:

ologsinquito,

Thanks for reading my article and posting your comment.

ologsinquito from USA on April 03, 2014:

This was a cute blast from the past. I don't miss the disco era.

Daisy Mariposa (author) from Orange County (Southern California) on April 03, 2014:

Dolores,

It's nice to "see" you again. Thanks for reading my article and commenting in it.

What did you think about the disco clothing in the 1970s? What's your opinion of it now?

Dolores Monet from East Coast, United States on April 03, 2014:

When I was young and disco was big, I just hated it. Hated it! These days, I'm the first one on the dance floor for this stuff. Suddenly I love it! So I enjoyed this article, especially the prisoners doing the hustle. (voted up and shared)

Daisy Mariposa (author) from Orange County (Southern California) on April 03, 2014:

Harry (Hackslap),

Thanks for reading my article and adding your comment. How large is your music collection? What genres of music are in it?

Daisy Mariposa (author) from Orange County (Southern California) on April 03, 2014:

Vicki (Victoria Lynn),

Thanks for reading my article and commenting in it. Why don't you write a Hub about your favorite Karaoke sings? It would be a fun article for everyone to read ... and sing.

Daisy Mariposa (author) from Orange County (Southern California) on April 03, 2014:

Audrey (vocalcoach),

Thanks for reading my article and posting your comment. After reading the comments everyone has posted, I've concluded that a lot of people enjoyed, and continue to enjoy, disco music.

Harry from Sydney, Australia on April 02, 2014:

Immediately hit the like button as soon as I noticed the hub's about disco and famous disco tunes which can get the floor shaking even today ..40 years down! .. .. RIP Maurice & Robin Gibb and Donna Summer :(

I like and have in my collection almost all the songs you've listed here

Great hub!

Victoria Lynn from Arkansas, USA on April 02, 2014:

The pic of the BeeGees caught my eye! Oh, and "I Will Survive" is my go-to Karaoke song!! Neat hub!

Audrey Hunt from Pahrump NV on April 02, 2014:

Hi Daisy - Oh, how I enjoyed this hub! Music of the 70's (disco) brings back many great memories of all the nights on the dance floor. I, too spent every waking hour listening to the music of the Bee Gees. The videos are such fun to watch.

Oh, and Donna Summer (Let's Dance) put me on a joy cloud.

Big votes and sharing. Thank you!

Daisy Mariposa (author) from Orange County (Southern California) on June 11, 2013:

vibesites,

It's nice to meet you. Thanks for reading my article and posting your comment.

vibesites from United States on June 11, 2013:

I was obviously too young (or was non-existent then hehehe) to reach that era but my I learned disco from the records my dad used to play. Even though I didn't experience the fad myself I nevertheless feel so nostalgic about it whenever I hear a Donna Summer of Bee Gees choons. :D

The dancing inmates doing the Hustle are exceptional, by the way. :D

Daisy Mariposa (author) from Orange County (Southern California) on May 10, 2013:

Suhail,

Thanks for stopping by again. I appreciate it.

Suhail Zubaid aka Clark Kent from Mississauga, ON on May 10, 2013:

I wanted to say "actually introduced disco to the world were a simply matchless dance band".

Sorry, I got carried away lol.

Daisy Mariposa (author) from Orange County (Southern California) on May 10, 2013:

Suhail,

It's nice to meet you. Thanks for reading my article and telling everyone about Boney M. I appreciate it.

Suhail Zubaid aka Clark Kent from Mississauga, ON on May 09, 2013:

Informative hub!

Unfortunately, one massively successful disco band that didn't play in the USA/Canada was Boney M. It enjoyed mega success all across the globe, except here.

When I came over to study in a university in NYC in the mid 1980s and mentioned Boney M, all my friends even from the former USSR knew it and instantly played the songs, but none of my American friend had heard of them.

If I mention the band today, some Canadians would say "oh of course we know their Christmas songs album", but that was not the only one.

Bee Gees (I remember dancing to their song 'Tragedy' a number of times) and Donna Summer also became popular, but Boney M with one hit song after the other (some of them having great lyrics too like Ma Baker, Steppenwolf, Rasputin, Rivers of Babylon, etc.) actually introduced disco to the world were a simply matchless.

Daisy Mariposa (author) from Orange County (Southern California) on May 09, 2013:

Nell.

Thanks for visiting again. Of all the articles I've published on HP, this one is near the top of the list for repeat visitors. Disco certainly doesn't appear to be dead.

Nell Rose from England on May 09, 2013:

Hi daisy, came back for another boogie! lol! loved this era, all my best teen memories! voted and tweeted! nell

Daisy Mariposa (author) from Orange County (Southern California) on May 09, 2013:

Mary (tillsontitan),

Thanks for reading my article, listening to the music, and commenting. I'm really surprised at how many comments I've received. I had no idea that so many people would have something to say about disco music.

Daisy Mariposa (author) from Orange County (Southern California) on May 09, 2013:

Mary (mary615),

Thanks for listening to my Hub again, commenting in it, and sharing it. Many people made fun of the BeeGees, but I don't see how anyone cannot love their music.

Mary Craig from New York on May 09, 2013:

What a nice hub to bring back! The music of the seventies was just so upbeat. I was busy with little ones and having babies in the seventies but know all the music. You picked some really great videos!

Voted up, useful, and interesting.

Mary Hyatt from Florida on May 09, 2013:

Just came back for a reread and to listen to the BeeGees again. Lord, I loved them....

Going to share this again all around.

Daisy Mariposa (author) from Orange County (Southern California) on March 26, 2013:

Marlene (lovedoctor926),

It's nice to "see" you again. Thanks for reading my article and adding your comment.

Judging from the comments my readers have posted, I've concluded that people of all ages like disco.

lovedoctor926 on March 26, 2013:

Great hub! Even though I was a baby in the 70s, I still enjoy listening to Disco. I like many of the artists that you listed here. voted up & thanks for sharing.

Daisy Mariposa (author) from Orange County (Southern California) on December 18, 2012:

Julie (Jools99),

Thanks for reading my article and commenting in it. Thanks for sharing it, too.

I'm surprised at how many people "remember" the disco music of the 1970s... I wonder if they know the songs as oldies.

I've heard a lot of the songs I listed in the table, but I wasn't aware they were in the disco genre until I did the research for my Hub.

Jools Hogg from North-East UK on December 18, 2012:

Interesting hub Daisy - took me back....I have shared this.

Daisy Mariposa (author) from Orange County (Southern California) on November 17, 2012:

Pete (weestro),

It's nice to "see" you again. Thanks for reading by article, viewing the videos, and commenting. This was a fun Hub to write!

Pete Fanning from Virginia on November 17, 2012:

Love this Daisy! I don't care how manly you are, you have to love the Bee Gees. Enjoyed the videos, voted up!

Daisy Mariposa (author) from Orange County (Southern California) on October 21, 2012:

Linda (Sunshine625),

Thanks for visiting again. The Bee Gees were great, are great, will always be great!

I just added the Barry White *Live* video. Have you viewed that one?

Linda Bilyeu from Orlando, FL on October 21, 2012:

I could never get enough of the Bee Gees! Love them!!

Daisy Mariposa (author) from Orange County (Southern California) on September 17, 2012:

mrshoki,

It's nice to meet you. Thanks for reading my Hub and commenting it.

I agree with you about disco being timeless. Judging from the comments in my article, this music genre is still appreciated by many people.

mrshoki from New Zealand on September 17, 2012:

Great hub, I love disco and the fact that it still brings people out onto the dancefloors today. Whether it be remixed or the original, a dateleess genre in my opinion. Voted up.

Daisy Mariposa (author) from Orange County (Southern California) on September 15, 2012:

Maria (marcoujour),

Thanks for reading my article and commenting in it. I appreciate your support of my work.

The music videos I included in my Hub will never be "old." They're classics that will always be there for us the enjoy.

Maria Jordan from Jeffersonville PA on September 15, 2012:

Dear Daisy,

This was a wondeful trip down memory lane for me, listening to some of my favorite sounds. This music never gets 'old' to me.

Professional presentation with a fabulous variety of music...

UP & UABI. Have a lovely weekend, Maria

Daisy Mariposa (author) from Orange County (Southern California) on September 08, 2012:

Vinaya,

It's great to "see" you again. Thanks for reading my article and commenting in it.

Thanks, too, for your congrats. The Apprenticeship Program was a difficult six months, but well worth the effort.

Vinaya Ghimire from Nepal on September 08, 2012:

As a child I loved disco music,and later I developed my taste in Rock.

Thanks for sharing this comprehensive article about.

Daisy, congrats for graduating from Apprentice program.

Daisy Mariposa (author) from Orange County (Southern California) on September 01, 2012:

Jaye,

It's nice to "see" you again. Thanks for reading my article and commenting in it. I'm glad you enjoyed my Hub. It was a lot of fun doing the research for it.

Jaye Denman from Deep South, USA on September 01, 2012:

I don't care who laughs at me--I loved Disco when it was all the rage, and I still love it. I have the albums and still enjoy listening to them. Thanks for this tribute to the Disco era and to the wonderful artists who made it great.

Voted Up++++

Jaye

Daisy Mariposa (author) from Orange County (Southern California) on September 01, 2012:

Stephanie,

Thanks for reading my article and commenting. Thanks, too, for your very kind words.

When I wrote this Hub, I wanted to celebrate my writing my last Hub as an Apprentice. I had no idea what my readers' reactions to disco music would be. So far, most people appear to appreciate the music of the 1970s.

Stephanie Henkel from USA on September 01, 2012:

Disco was certainly a huge thing in the 1970s, and Saturday Night Fever was one of my favorite all time movies. Though I was a little past doing the Disco scene with 3 little boys to raise, I did enjoy the party atmosphere of the music. Your hub is a great celebration of your latest accomplishment! Congratulations, graduate! :) Voted up and Tweeted!

Daisy Mariposa (author) from Orange County (Southern California) on September 01, 2012:

Devika (DDE),

It's very nice to meet you. Thanks for reading my article and commenting in it. Were you still living in South Africa in the seventies?

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on September 01, 2012:

I grew up in the seventies incredible!!

Daisy Mariposa (author) from Orange County (Southern California) on September 01, 2012:

Deb,

Thanks for reading my article, listening to the music, and commenting.

Other readers have commented that they were dancing to the music in some of the videos, but you're the first person who said they were chair dancing.

Deborah Neyens from Iowa on September 01, 2012:

Fun hub! You picked some great songs to feature. (My husband just walked by and laughed at me because I'm chair dancing to Staying Alive as I type this.)

Daisy Mariposa (author) from Orange County (Southern California) on September 01, 2012:

Mike,

Thanks for reading my article and commenting. How could I *not* include Donna Summer, the Queen of Disco?

Mike Robbers from London on September 01, 2012:

thanks for adding Donna Summer, I love her! Her spirit and music will live on, for sure..

Daisy Mariposa (author) from Orange County (Southern California) on August 29, 2012:

MJ (Mickey Joe),

It's nice to meet you. Thanks for reading my article, listening to the music, and commenting.

I'm fortunate in that I was invited by HubPages to be in the first Apprenticeship group. I thought it would be fun to publish a celebratory article of sorts as my final Hub while in the program. Many readers seem to be enjoying this article...it looks like I made the correct decision.

mjkearn on August 29, 2012:

Hi Daisy,

wow this brought back memories. Fab hub, great videos and thanks so much for writing. Voting up and the rest,

MJ.

Daisy Mariposa (author) from Orange County (Southern California) on August 29, 2012:

Nithya (Vellur),

Thanks for reading ny article and commenting in it. I'm glad you enjoyed listening to the music.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on August 28, 2012:

Awesome hub and fantastic songs. Bee Gees is one of favorite groups. Great disco music, voted up.

Daisy Mariposa (author) from Orange County (Southern California) on August 28, 2012:

Aurelio (alocsin),

Thanks for reading my article and commenting in it.

Judging from what other readers have said, the videos are even popular with those who remember the music and dances the first time around.

Aurelio Locsin from Orange County, CA on August 28, 2012:

Having been alive through the era, I agree with your definitions of disco and think the videos are a nice touch for those who weren't alive then. I really didn't like disco when it first came out but now have a nostalgic fondness for it. Voting this Up and Interesting.

Daisy Mariposa (author) from Orange County (Southern California) on August 27, 2012:

Dianna (teaches12345),

Thanks for reading my article, listening to the music, and commenting. I'm glad you enjoyed my article. I wanted to write something special for the last Hub I published in the Apprenticeship Program.

Dianna Mendez on August 27, 2012:

I played Gloria's video and I am still dancing here! Love your list of disco favorites. My votes are for Funky Town and Turn The Beat Around. Thanks for the up-beat share on this one.

Daisy Mariposa (author) from Orange County (Southern California) on August 26, 2012:

Linda (Sunshine625),

Thanks for reading and commenting in my Hub. I don't know whether you noticed..."Bee Gees" is in blue in two places in the top section of my article. The second instance of it is a link to your Bee Gees Fan Letter article.

I never thought about the genre in which the Brothers Gibb sang. It was only while doing research for this article that I realized the Bee Gees music was disco music.

You can still say "Long live disco music." As long as there are fans who like the Bee Gees and the other disco singers, the music will live on.

Linda Bilyeu from Orlando, FL on August 26, 2012:

I remember and still jam to every disco song at the list. The Bee Gees were my favorite boy band, they will always be one of my favorite bands. Long live disco. OK, it died, but it's still alive to it's fans.

Daisy Mariposa (author) from Orange County (Southern California) on August 25, 2012:

Mohan (Docmo),

First...I must wish you a Happy August 26th Birthday.

Thank you for taking time away from your birthday celebrations to read and comment in my article. I appreciate your very kind words about my writing and my successful completion of the Apprenticeship Program. Your support of my writing means a lot to me.

I've published a Hub on average every 2-1/2 to 3 days since I joined HubPages. Research, accurate information, and "legal" images are all important to me.

I hadn't thought about writing a celebratory article as my final Hub in the Apprenticeship Program until a day or two ago. All-of-a-sudden, the idea popped into my head.

I'm so glad I wrote the article. So many people seem to be enjoying it, and that makes me feel good.

I can't imagine you singing in a falsetto voice. Why don't you make a recording and include it in your next video Hub?!?

Daisy Mariposa (author) from Orange County (Southern California) on August 25, 2012:

alphagirl,

It's nice to meet you. Thanks for reading and commenting in my article. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Daisy Mariposa (author) from Orange County (Southern California) on August 25, 2012:

always exploring,

It's nice to "see" you again. I never went disco dancing, but I did go dancing when I lived on the East Coast, within 25 miles of New York City. It was a lot of fun.

Daisy Mariposa (author) from Orange County (Southern California) on August 25, 2012:

Mary,

Thanks for reading my article and commenting. Thanks, too, for your congratulatory remarks about the Apprenticeship Program. It's an honor to have been invited to be in the first group of Apprentices.

Mohan Kumar from UK on August 25, 2012:

Congratulations Daisy- all your hard work and research show in all your hubs. Well done on completing the Apprenticeship and what a great hub to round off the program.. love every bit of this.. awesoem musical medley and tribute to the Disco days. I can feel a falsetto coming on.. aaah..aahh. aaahh. ahhh. stayin alive. up/awesome! Tweeted.

Mae Williams from USA on August 25, 2012:

I loved disco music. It was a time when people were supposedly happy. Retail stores play it because it is a happy beat. In two super markets I shop at they play it mixed in with other music. I still listen to the music on Sirius. The music for me made me want to get up and dance. I always think of John Travolta in the movie Saturday Night Fever! I guess dancing with the Stars is a a great example of choreograph dancing.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on August 25, 2012:

I love Disco music and The Bee Gees. I used to go dancing every Saturday night and had a ball. Thank you for bringing back a good memory. Loved it..

Mary Hyatt from Florida on August 25, 2012:

First, congrats for finishing you apprentice program. I really admire you for doing that. I loved this Hub. The Bee Gees were favorites of mine, so was Donna, and Gloria. "Staying Alive" is one of those songs that just stick in my brain. I can just see John strutting down the street!

I voted this UP, etc. and will share with my followers. Mary

Daisy Mariposa (author) from Orange County (Southern California) on August 25, 2012:

Nell,

Thanks for reading my article and commenting.

I've always liked the music of the Bee Gees, Donna Summer, and Gloria Gaynor. It never crossed my mind what genre their music was until I began doing the research for my article. I learned something new today...I like disco music.

Did you watch the video I included of the dance team doing the Hustle? What did you think of it?

Daisy Mariposa (author) from Orange County (Southern California) on August 25, 2012:

Glimmer Twin Fan,

Thanks for reading and commenting in another of my articles.

I like disco music, but I'm not a fan of disco dancing. When you do your disco dancing, just tell your husband and daughter that you're doing aerobic exercise. Perhaps you can fool them.

Nell Rose from England on August 25, 2012:

This was my era! I was bopping to the Bee Gees and the hustle! lol! brought back so many memories, nell

Claudia Mitchell on August 25, 2012:

I still have my "Hustle" moves and love my disco music although my husband and daughter roll their eyes at me when I start dancing to it. Fun hub!

Daisy Mariposa (author) from Orange County (Southern California) on August 25, 2012:

Rachel (theclevercat),

It's great to "see" you again. I'm glad you enjoyed reading my article. I thought I would do something *fun* for my final Hub in the Apprenticeship Program.

Rachel Vega from Massachusetts on August 25, 2012:

I love Donna Summer!!! What a fun article. Thanks!

Daisy Mariposa (author) from Orange County (Southern California) on August 25, 2012:

Arren123,

It's nice to meet you. Thanks for reading and commenting in my Hub. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Arren123 from UK on August 25, 2012:

Wonderful Hub, love the Bee Gees, super disco music :)

Daisy Mariposa (author) from Orange County (Southern California) on August 25, 2012:

Rich (rcrumple),

Thanks for reading my article and commenting in it. It sounds as though you've mellowed with age. :-)

Thanks for suggesting the artists and songs to add to my chart. I plan on expanding my list when I have some free time.

Daisy Mariposa (author) from Orange County (Southern California) on August 25, 2012:

Pollyannalana,

It's nice to meet you. It is sad that only one member of the Brothers Gibb is still with. The others left us way too soon.

Thanks for commenting in my article. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Daisy Mariposa (author) from Orange County (Southern California) on August 25, 2012:

ignugent17,

It's nice to "see" you again. Thanks for reading and commenting in my Hub. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Rich from Kentucky on August 25, 2012:

Daisy -

I was one of "those rock jocks" that used to break disco 45's on the air. Our hatred of it at the time was as great as some have of rap music today. However, as the years have gone by, and with the need to sate the tastes of my wife, I indulged into collecting it for her enjoyment. You've listed quite a gathering here of many of the big ones. Great Job! A few others you might consider would be The Andrea True Connection "More More More", The Silver Convention "Fly Robin Fly", Yvonne Elliman "If I Can't Have You", Alicia Bridges "I Love The Nightlife", McFadden & Whitehead "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now" and The Sylvers "Boogie Fever." All were major players in this genre at the time. Again, very informative and extremely well presented! Up & Interesting

Pollyannalana from US on August 25, 2012:

Bee Gees brought the disco for sure and they really cashed in on it no matter who changed their mind later. Such a sad day to see only one of them still with us. Great hub, I enjoyed it.

ignugent17 on August 25, 2012:

I remember those days. Doing all those dances. Enjoyed the songs too. Voted up and more.

Daisy Mariposa (author) from Orange County (Southern California) on August 25, 2012:

Janine,

Thanks for reading and commenting in my article. Thanks, too, for sharing and tweeting it.

Your comment proves the point that it's OK to enjoy music that was written and originally performed before one was born.

Janine Huldie from New York, New York on August 25, 2012:

Daisy, even though I was born in 1977, I have always been fascinated by Disco music, my mom loved Saturday Night Fever and we must have watched a dozen times or so together. Loved all the information you complied here, really great job!! Have voted up much, shared and tweeted too!!

Daisy Mariposa (author) from Orange County (Southern California) on August 25, 2012:

Alecia,

Thanks for reading my article and being the first person to comment in it. I appreciate your writing such an insightful comment and also your very kind words about my Hub.

I enjoy the music I featured in my article, and I guess I never thought about the genre to which it belonged. I must admit, however, that I'm not too crazy about the 1970s clothing styles and some of the dances.

Alecia Murphy from Wilmington, North Carolina on August 25, 2012:

I love disco and I love this hub! I know it was much maligned due to the fact it was not serious music but great music doesn't always take itself seriously. It deserves the same respect and admiration as any other genre. Definitely voting up, awesome, interesting and sharing!

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