Disco is the sound of a long gone, but never forgotten era. It’s a style of music that was entirely unique and may never exist in the same way again, although modern artists draw inspiration from it regularly. Here are the top 10 disco albums ever made.
Number Ten: Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band- Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band 1976
This work of art encapsulates the disco scene of New York City in the 1970s. The band was unique in that they were not a cover act.
Number Nine: Various Arists- Saturday Night Fever 1977
This album was a soundtrack for a film of the same name. Many of the tracks were done by the well-known BeeGees, but there are some other artists present on it as well.
Number Eight: Giorgio Moroder- From Here to Eternity 1977
Giorgio Moroder was a musical innovator. Modern day musical acts pay tribute to him regularly, such as Daft Punk.
Number Seven: Cerrone- Cerrone 3: Supernature 1977
This is a French artist who knew how to blend the classical with the modern. Orchestral arrangements can be found on this album, along with funky synth-heavy disco beats.
Number Six: Chic- C’est Chic 1978
It was hard to stand out in 1978, when every band seemed as though they were churning out disco. This album features R&B inspired vocals, however, making it somewhat unique for its time.
Number Five: Michael Jackson- Off the Wall 1979
Although Michael is best known as the King of Pop, and was crowned so in 1989, that wasn’t always his forte. Ten years prior to this label, he released a heavily disco-inspired album.
Number Four: Sparks- No.1 in Heaven 1979
This album has all of the fun dance beats you’d expect from a disco album, but offers even more. Among the typical hits on this album, there are more abstract and artistic tracks, such as Tryouts for the Human Race.
Number Three: Donna Summer- Bad Girls 1979
Summer buried herself in the creation of this album as a way of getting over addiction. That makes this classic masterpiece even more inspiring.
Number Two: ABBA- Gold Greatest Hits 1992
This Swedish supergroup was a worldwide sensation, and for good reason. Featured in many soundtracks, the band swept the nation in the disco era.
Number One: Hercules and Love Affair- Hercules and Love Affair 2008
Recreating a lost era isn’t easy, but this piece of art does it. A modern electronic take on a classic genre, this album brings us back to the ’70s. Thanks for reading our list.