10 Best Disco Songs of All Time–Rolling Stone Readers’ Poll

The first thing that strikes me about the Rolling Stone Best Disco Songs of All Time list is: Rolling Stone magazine would never have lowered itself to making such a list back in the era of Disco, when the music was seen as anathema and the very antithesis of everything the magazine stood for. But times have changed indeed: many forms of music co-mingle under the Rolling Stone banner nowadays as the periodical does what it can to survive in what is a lean era for actual Rock ‘n Roll.

But as for the list itself: not bad! I think the Rolling Stone readers actually named the ten best (mainstream at least) Disco songs. The order could be argued ad infinitum and I won’t bother. Check out the list here:


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Anonymous
    May 29, 2012 @ 14:20:59

    One of my favorite posts..thank you!


  2. Anonymous
    May 29, 2012 @ 21:01:34

    Doesn’t Leo Sayer deserve a mention? Nice the Stones’ contribution was acknowledged. I always forget how far down the disco well they fell. DG


    • Ed Cyphers
      May 29, 2012 @ 21:24:16

      Well again, there are only ten slots. I thought of Dancing Queen myself–but it’s hard to say any of those ten deserve to be bumped for either ABBA or Sayer. Besides, although I think “You Make Me Feel Like Dancing” is technically a Disco song, it was never a big song in Disco clubs so it probably wouldn’t be considered for that reason alone.


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