What's you favorite Disco Song?

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    Jun 27, 2008 3:30 PM GMT
    ..yeah I'm bored so I thought I'd post this, plus too many of the forums today are soooo friggin' heavy. It's Friday dammitt! icon_cool.gif

    It was just outside of the "Disco Era" but I still love me sum - "Funky Town" from Lipps Inc

    From Disco, I still love "Knock On Wood"...
    probably because both are the least played these days.

    There are other's though those two top my list, some of the old favorites are now replayed over and over again on the radio so I they get no love from me anymore icon_cry.gif

    yours? or any new dance music you're loving right now?
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    Jun 27, 2008 3:38 PM GMT
    "Knock On Wood" by Amii Stewart is one of my favourite. I used to go crazy on the dance floor when that came on. I used to do a complete circuit of the floor it was such a high energy song (I am a very energetic dancer).

    Other favourites include:

    "I Feel Love" by Donna Summer;
    "Hot Stuff" by Donna Summer;
    "Stayin Alive" by The Bee Gees;
    "Turn The Beat Around" by Vicki Sue Robinson;
    "Keep It Comin' Love" by KC & The Sunshine Band;
    "Macho Man" by The Village People;
    "TSOP" by MFSB;
    "Rock The Boat" by The Hues Corporation;
    "Heart of Glass" by Blondie;
    "The Hustle" by Van McCoy;
    "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)" by Sylvester;
    "More, More, More" by The Andrea True Connection;

    I think these are a good starting point. Disco music is so much fun to dance to. My partner was too young to listen to disco when it was first popular, but loves dancing to it.
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    Jun 27, 2008 3:41 PM GMT
    well hale yeah, I love me some Donna Summer

    ...and her new album/cd is actually damn good - I think

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    Jun 27, 2008 3:51 PM GMT
    i was like in 2nd or 3rd grade when saturday night fever came out and even though i've gotten into other genres, disco has always been something i've liked over the years. here's some of my faves.

    - Instant Replay, Dan Hartman
    - Cuba, Don't Know Who Sings it
    - MacArthur Park, Donna Summer (especially the part where it slows down and gets all ballady)
    - I'm Coming Out, Diana Ross
    - Born To Be Alive, Can't Remember who sings it
    - No More Tears, Barbra Streisand and Donna Summer
    - Love Hangover, Ms. Ross

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    Jun 27, 2008 3:53 PM GMT
    BodyWork4 said..yeah I'm bored so I thought I'd post this, plus too many of the forums today are soooo friggin' heavy. It's Friday dammitt! icon_cool.gif

    It was just outside of the "Disco Era" but I still love me sum - "Funky Town" from Lipps Inc

    From Disco, I still love "Knock On Wood"...
    probably because both are the least played these days.

    There are other's though those two top my list, some of the old favorites are now replayed over and over again on the radio so I they get no love from me anymore icon_cry.gif

    yours? or any new dance music you're loving right now?




    Two classic dance songs:

    Rhythm of the Night
    Souveniers
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    Jun 27, 2008 3:57 PM GMT
    shoelessj, "Born To Be Alive" was sung by Patrick Hernandes. It was popular in the late 70's (1979 I think) and is a disco classic.
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    Jun 27, 2008 5:41 PM GMT
    Journey to the Center of Your Heart - Donna Summer
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    Jun 27, 2008 5:44 PM GMT
    Does Toto count as disco? I technically am not old enough to remember this stuff first hand, but i remember sat night fever when i was just a baby.
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    Jun 27, 2008 5:50 PM GMT
    Donna Summer - Con Te Partiro
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    Jun 27, 2008 5:52 PM GMT
    Hands Down... Donna Summer - Last Dance. Cause when I'm bad, I'm so so bad! ah I remember Junior playing this on Sunday morning at Arena (Palladium) and it still makes me just feel good!

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    Jun 27, 2008 6:51 PM GMT
    So since most of us seem to agree, Donna Summer is the DISCO QUEEN... anybody checked out her new CD - Crayons?

    I bought it and though a couple songs had to grow on me, LOVE IT!!!! Def lovin "I'm a Fire"

    It's a great mix of dance (and different dance sounds), a lil funk, a lil salsa, and a nice love song thrown in. You might check it on line.
    http://www.myspace.com/donnasummer


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    Jun 27, 2008 7:26 PM GMT
    I still like her music despite the comments she supposedly made early in the AIDS crisis after she became a born-again Christian.

    If I stopped listening to an artist's music because of his or her personality or views on society, I would have culled Beethoven, Wagner, Brahms, The Sex Pistols, and many others from my collection.
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    Jun 27, 2008 7:58 PM GMT
    Political and personal views rarely impact the quality of an artists music. Either its good or its not. Unless there is a political message in the song, who cares. Besides, I don't think she can really be qualified as anti-gay.
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    Jun 27, 2008 8:02 PM GMT
    Do I wish Donna Summer didn't make homophobic comments? Yes. But I don't get that hung up about pop musicians. I mean, I love Eminem because he's funny. I don't care what he or Donna Summer say-- stick and stones, and all that -- but if they were to be involved in beating up a gay person, then I would stop listening to their music.
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    Jun 27, 2008 8:09 PM GMT
    She also stated in the mid-80's that her comments were taken way out of context, and that she was speaking in regards to her strong (at the time, recent) connection to christian beliefes and never intended to condone or condemn any one whose veiws differed from the foundation or the values set forth by christian doctrine.

    She also stated that she is/was very aware of the fans that have supported her music over the years (many being her gay fans) and greatly appreciates and respects their freedom to love and in all honesty would have to be a dumb-ass to wish any ill-will to people who have received her so warmly, supportively and with great affection and the she returns that affection and support.

    It was the media that twisted her speaking on her new, personally more grounded committitment to a faith.

    Partial of Follow Up article from the late 80's:
    But soon after 1980, Summer announced that she was a born-again Christian. She was then accused of making anti-gay comments, which were later proved to be false, which brought a worldwide boycott of her music in dance clubs
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    Jun 27, 2008 8:30 PM GMT

    Bronski Beat - Smalltown Boy



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7-q1WRaKNg
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    Jun 27, 2008 8:43 PM GMT
    PHLmuscle8 said
    Bronski Beat - Smalltown Boy



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7-q1WRaKNg


    Lets see I was born during disco so I guess the Donna stuff and that " I will survive " song stands out. For some reason .. Rock With You... by Michael Jackson sticks out to me and when I hear it makes me feel nostalgic but that was pretty much at the end of Disco 79/80.
  • dhinkansas

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    Jun 27, 2008 8:57 PM GMT
    Le Freak by Chic was a classic, and Heart of Glass by Blondie got us high schoolers out on the dance floor in 1979.
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    Jun 27, 2008 9:01 PM GMT
    Another "peak hour" favorite is the Communards Never Can Say Goodbye


    http://www.ilike.com/artist/Communards/track/Never+Can+Say+Goodbye

  • CSPYNY

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    Jun 27, 2008 10:13 PM GMT
    Does Funkytown count? I'm not even sure if that's the name of the song but I like that.

    And yes, it's cliche.
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    Jun 27, 2008 10:14 PM GMT
    No one has mentioned this yet:
    Ac-shawn!

    I love the nightlife
    I got to boogie
    On the disco highway.....
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    Jun 27, 2008 10:16 PM GMT
    He's the Greatest Dancer, no doubt about it - I knew I was gay when I heard that song (riding from Marble Falls to San Antonio in my mother's Coupe de Ville).

    Still love the song.

    Terry
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    Jun 27, 2008 10:20 PM GMT
    Jprichva is that "I Love The Nightlife" by Alicia Bridges? A great song.

    Here are a few others.

    "Got To Be Real" by Cheryl Lynn;
    "September" by Earth, Wind & Fire;
    "Doctor's Orders" by Carol Douglas (cheesy I know);
    "Heaven Knows" by Donna Summer;
    "On The Radio" by Donna Summer;
    "Don't Leave Me This Way" by Thelma Houston;

    and last but not least a song I heard on my Ipod this afternoon, "Dancing Queen" by ABBA. How I could have left that one off the original list is beyond me. I must be getting old. icon_sad.gif
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    Jun 27, 2008 10:23 PM GMT
    Gosh, so many. . .

    "Never Can Say Goodbye" (the Gloria GAYnor version)

    Plus most of what KC + Sunshine Band did
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    Jun 27, 2008 10:35 PM GMT
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