It's 2110 and your Music History teacher asks you to pick the quintessential Disco song. Your answer is....

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    It's 2110 and your Music History teacher asks you to pick the quintessential Disco song. Your answer is....

    For me, and like everyone else here I'm no Disco expert, it gotta be Stayin Alive by the Bee Gees.  No song brings back the bad memories of the White fro, Porn Stache's and Sausage pants quite like it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ry_Qotij8cA

     
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    Re: It's 2110 and your Music History teacher asks you to pick the quintessential Disco song. Your answer is....

    Tcal - I fear you will draw the wrath of a few here.

    As for Disco, I honestly could not answer it. But I would imagine that one of the tracks from Saturday Night Fever, most notably the one you mentioned or one of Donna Summers songs would be it. There is also that wretched song which is still played to this day, "I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor. And you cannot forget the Village People and perhaps the song that started it all in changing the dance club scene, "The Hustle".

    Now if anyone asks how I know all these songs, please remember that I live in Capital of Disco City - New York. There was no escaping it, especially those first couple of years.

    1977 - Disco Ruled, Son of Sam, The Great Blackout, The Bronx is Burning, The Yankees Win. Except for the Yanks, it was a tough year for us long hairs who lived in the Bronx.

    One of my favorite moments was when Twisted Sister (hate them) played at 2001 Odessy (Home of Sat. Nt. Fever in Bklyn.) and it became a Rock Club.
     
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    Re: It's 2110 and your Music History teacher asks you to pick the quintessential Disco song. Your answer is....

    Night Fever
     
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    Re: It's 2110 and your Music History teacher asks you to pick the quintessential Disco song. Your answer is....

    "Tcal - I fear you will draw the wrath of a few here."

    lol,  I want views from the anti Disco prespective there worth much more.

    I lived in Joeliet Ill. 79-80 so I got to see live on TV Disco Demolition Night (the official end of Disco), and the riot that followed, sponsored by WLUP the Loop.





     
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    Re: It's 2110 and your Music History teacher asks you to pick the quintessential Disco song. Your answer is....

    I'm semi-ashamed to say that I've been in many a Disco when I was younger.Lots of hot ladies drew me in.As Jessey said,the Hustle was really the first "disco song".My favorites would be"Disco Inferno" by the Trampps,"Get down tonight" by KC and the Sunshine band and"Miss you" by the Rolling Stones.
     
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    Re: It's 2110 and your Music History teacher asks you to pick the quintessential Disco song. Your answer is....

    Tcal and Jessey, you guys had my top two choices -- Stayin' Alive and I Will Survive.

    If you were to put together a disco All-Star team, you'd have to include something from K.C. and the Sunshine Band (maybe That's The Way I Like It), Donna Summer of course (Hot Stuff or Bad Girls), Andy Gibb (Shadow Dancing) and of course Village People.


     
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    In Response to Re: It's 2110 and your Music History teacher asks you to pick the quintessential Disco song. Your answer is....:
    Tcal and Jessey, you guys had my top two choices -- Stayin' Alive and I Will Survive. If you were to put together a disco All-Star team, you'd have to include something from K.C. and the Sunshine Band (maybe That's The Way I Like It), Donna Summer of course (Hot Stuff or Bad Girls), Andy Gibb (Shadow Dancing) and of course Village People.
    Posted by royf19

    VILLAGE PEOPLE  (have to say it, too! you just got here before I did)  Macho Man! 

    Lady Marmalade
    Car Wash

    Nothing wrong with disco, the classics are here to stay. 

     
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    Re: It's 2110 and your Music History teacher asks you to pick the quintessential Disco song. Your answer is....

    I'm sorry but they all sound about the same to me.

     
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    Re: It's 2110 and your Music History teacher asks you to pick the quintessential Disco song. Your answer is....

    Good Times by Chic

    OR

    Lady Marmalade by Labelle

     
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    Re: It's 2110 and your Music History teacher asks you to pick the quintessential Disco song. Your answer is....

    Stayin' Alive is a great song. I have a Bee Gees video somewhere where the former Beatles manager was saying that it is a well designed and cleverly thought out song. It has 103 beats per minute, a perfect number to maintain — and retain — the best rhythm for performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR .... this song can save your life !!!! .... so be gratefull for this song fellas.

    All the movie Saturday Night Fever was trying to do was to broaden Disco's popularity beyond its large gay and black audience (see Village People, Donna Summer, KC and the Sunshine Band, etc.). It sure worked, as Disco became a worldwide phenomenon. Of course it was a mistake for the Bee Gees to associate themselves with Disco however.

     
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    Re: It's 2110 and your Music History teacher asks you to pick the quintessential Disco song. Your answer is....

    Seconding some already named:
    Bee Gees / Stayin' Alive
    KC & the Sunshine Band / Get Down Tonight (I used to segue this from Boston / Smokin' at dorm parties)
    Labelle / Lady Marmalade
    Gloria Gaynor / I Will Survive

    Adding a few personal faves:
    Barry Manilow / Copacabana
    Donna Summer / Last Dance
    Thelma Houston / Don't Leave Me This Way
     
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    Re: It's 2110 and your Music History teacher asks you to pick the quintessential Disco song. Your answer is....

    Well, if you concede that Saturday Night Fever was the apotheosis of the disco movement, then surely Staying Alive is the quintessential disco song. But whenever this discussion comes up (which is, thankfully, not very often), I always like to cast at least one vote for Dancing in the Dark.




     

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