Musical Playlist #6: D.I.S.C.O.


We've already established that I'm a certified Disco Queen, so it is only fitting that I devote an musical playlist entirely to Disco music.  This musical playlist will consist of my top 40 favorite disco tracks, and frankly that really isn't enough for this Disco Queen but we have to start somewhere.  This list of disco songs is not comprehensive by any means so I don't want to hear any complaints from my fellow Disco-fiends, but I have selected songs from some of the biggest and brightest disco stars and even some of the lesser known artists from the 1970’s and 1980’s.

Because this playlist is comprised of so many of my favorite songs, I'll skip my usual anecdote for each song.  Instead, simply imagine yourself in a discotheque somewhere in New York---or your favorite city.  In my head, I'm thinking of Paradise Garage and even Studio 54.  In the 1970’s and 1980’s, the city was virtually abandoned by the well-to-do and it's a gritty city and creative haven for the rest of us.  The streets are dirty, the subway is bombed with graffiti, homes and buildings across the city are abandoned or disheveled, but there is this creative vibrancy and energy that the city has never been able to recreate.

The discotheques are full and disco balls can be found almost everywhere; their silvery reflections create a string of light on walls of discotheques, ballrooms, living rooms and basements across the city.  The dance floor is crowded and there aren't any wallflowers here because the music is simply too good to resist.  And these are the songs that the DJ are playing.  Enjoy!

  1. Keep On Truckin' by Eddie Kendricks

  2. Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel by Tavares

  3. I've Got So Much To Give by Barry White

  4. Love To Love You Baby by Donna Summer

  5. I Love America by Patrick Juvet

  6. Souvenirs by Voyage

  7. Shine On Silver Moon by Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr.

  8. Love Is The Message (Larry Levan Mix) by MFSB

  9. Heaven Knows by Donna Summer

  10. I Love You by Donna Summer

  11. Bad Girls by Donna Summer

  12. D.I.S.C.O. by Ottawan

  13. San Francisco by The Village People

  14. YMCA by The Village People

  15. Macho Man by The Village People

  16. Love Hangover (Extended Mix) by Diana Ross

  17. Never Can Say Goodbye by Gloria Gaynor

  18. You Know How To Love Me by Phyllis Hyman

  19. Another One Bites The Dust by Queen

  20. Disco Inferno by The Trammps

  21. Sugar Pie Guy by The Joneses

  22. Mainline by Black Ivory

  23. Everybody Dance by Chic

  24. I Want Your Love by Chic

  25. Doctor Love by First Choice

  26. Love Thang by First Choice

  27. Keep On Dancin' by Gary's Gang

  28. Galaxy by WAR

  29. Shame by Evelyn Champagne King

  30. Put Your Body In It by Stephanie Mills

  31. I'll Be Your Pleasure by Esther Williams

  32. Got To Be Real by Cheryl Lynn

  33. You Make Me Feel Mighty Real by Sylvester

  34. The Glow Of Love by Change

  35. Lover's Holiday by Change

  36. Don't Stop by Sylvester

  37. Never Knew Love Like This Before by Stephanie Mills

  38. Do Ya Wanna Funk by Sylvester

  39. Beat The Street (Shep Pettibone Remix) by Sharon Redd

  40. Flashback by Imagination

  41. Just An Illusion by Imagination

  42. Never Give You Up by Sharon Redd

Now wasn't that good...Til next time...