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Disco and Dance Music the impact it has on America and you over last 35 years.

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Sorry if this been asked before. I seen a "Saturday Night Fever' thread and that all. Anyone here enjoy 'dance music' or "Disco" it was called in the

1970's? Do you think the 1970's/early 80's disco era still has an impact on society or even on your life? Whether it was "Saturday Night Fever' or video game like "Grand Theft Auto" for those of you not yet born.

 

Also the fashion of that era ie long hair/'afros' bell bottoms and sideburns.

 

In a month filled w/ anniversities of August 2009, 30 years ago "Disco Demolation Night' occurred this month.

 

Here some of my favorite dance/disco songs of all time.

 

1)Relight my fire Dan Hartman

 

 

2)"Rock the Boat" Hues Corp.

 

 

3)The oringal Soul Train Theme aka "Sound of Phildelphia"

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

 

4)"Staying Alive" Bee Gees

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCAjmuA1HDk

 

5)YMCA Village People

 

 

6)Kung Fu Fighting

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BNWmnHPFvE

 

7)Sugar Hill Gang Rappers Delight

 

 

Feel free to comment and post clips to songs/music videos related to the Disco and Dance era of last 35-40 years. I post more of my favs later.:cool:

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Actually those are not 'disco' but retro-dance songs. All of them are disco influence.And Lady Gaga kind of does not count it just came out early this year. Lady Gaga is influenced by Madonna Queen and Disco though.:eek:

 

 

I agree with your 4-7 choices. Here are some songs from me....

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2c4L4CPfQY8&feature=related

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M65zI9LH-as

 

 

 

This song would be cool theme song for Amtrak or Greyhound lol

 

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPR6AntOJ2k

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These would be among my favorites:

 

1) The Hustle Mr. Van McCoy and The Soul City Symphoney

2) Le Freak Chic

3) We Are Family Sister Sledge

4) More, More, More The Andrea True Connection

5) Hooked On A Feeling Blue Swede (1974)

 

Honorable Mention - Maybe not Disco but I think it would've fit:

In The Summertime Mungo Jerry

(Great You Tube video of this song)

 

You have some nice song choices, Hudson River.

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More picks

 

1)'Conga' Miami Sound Machine Featuring Gloria Estfen. Gloria 1st major US hit.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4A50EHwCjY

 

2)'Turn the Beat Around' Vicki Sue Robinson

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpBjQlQr3V4

 

3)'play that funky music' Wild Cherry Video from old NBCTV music show "Midnight Special' circa 1975 or '76.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Qnoh3h6JD8

 

4)SOS Band "Take you time'

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

 

5)MJ dont stop till you get enough

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_hz2am90Hk

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These are my top, but definitely not the end of the list:

 

Alicia Myers - I want to thank you heavenly father

Candi Staton - Young Hearts Run Free

Bee Gees - More than a Woman

Shalamar - (all songs)

Slave - Just a Touch

Chic - Good Times

Rick James - (all; especially Give it to me Baby, Brick House, and Superfreak)

? - Last night a DJ saved my Life

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These are my top, but definitely not the end of the list:

 

Alicia Myers - I want to thank you heavenly father

Candi Staton - Young Hearts Run Free

Bee Gees - More than a Woman

Shalamar - (all songs)

Slave - Just a Touch

Chic - Good Times

Rick James - (all; especially Give it to me Baby, Brick House, and Superfreak)

? - Last night a DJ saved my Life

 

 

You mean this song

 

Indeep - Last Night A DJ Saved My Life:cool:

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5c8GY5Q0VM

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUFCq1VeZ-4

 

 

this was it back in the day.......

 

The opening to SNF is one of my favorite openings ever for a movie.:cool:

 

Thanks for link.

 

So more classic disco era songs from the 1970's and 80's.

 

1)'aint no stopping us' (1979)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJ6EudbCGew

 

2)"Bad Luck' (1975)harold melvin and blue notes featuring teddy pedergrass

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VR8KfMTmPRQ

 

 

FYI. One of the first R&B songs influenced by disco. Listen to the rap type commentary that Teddy makes at end of song in reply to then President Nixon just resigning after Watergate.:tup::cool:

 

 

4"])"Do you think i am sexy[/b]?" rod stewart (1978) On of the first rocksongs influenced by disco. One of The Biggest hit in US of his career spending several weeks at #1.

 

 

 

 

 

5)"Holiday" Madonna her first top 20 US hit on pop charts in 1983.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cb18uagkEi4

 

6) Blondie "Rapture". Considered one of the first ever rap songs to chart hitting #1 in 1981. This is also a landmark video introducing Hip-Hop for 1st time to middle America & the world as well[ being played on the new Fledging Cable Television channel MTV./I].

 

 

 

More videos upon request boys and girls.:cool:

FYI. This era still is my personal favorite of modern pop music.:tup:B)

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I really look forward to dancing More Than A Woman at my wedding with my bride.

 

In your honor and possible future bride.

 

 

1)'More than a woman' (oringal pre SNF/Bee Gees version) Tavers (1976) Sorry Audio only.

 

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

 

2)Bee Gees version of "More Than a Woman" (1978). Direct from film w/ famous love scene with Tony(Travlota) and his lady friend.B)

 

 

 

 

 

3)"Love Theme" By Barry White and Love Unlimited.

 

FYI. One of the first recordings in modern pop music to ever sample a song.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBlj9EZFWMs

 

 

 

I guess I m now NYCTF offical D-J.' lol:p

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UUUUU should be dddaaannnccciiiinnngggg yyyyyyaaaeeeee so who can guess the train in the beginning of SNF ?? anybody??

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I love that movie even though I wasn't born in the 70s.

 

 

Yae no doubt about it the beginning is the best.......that has to be me on the street........and when he walks up to the pizza joint.......hey Tony.....2 slices or 3?? and he is like 2.......just classic......I use to go to this pizza joint when I lived on Long Island.....they use to call me 2 slices......everyday like clock work....I got 2 slices.....lol

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Yae no doubt about it the beginning is the best.......that has to be me on the street........and when he walks up to the pizza joint.......hey Tony.....2 slices or 3?? and he is like 2.......just classic......I use to go to this pizza joint when I lived on Long Island.....they use to call me 2 slices......everyday like clock work....I got 2 slices.....lol
lol well good thing it was pizza and not anything else.

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lol well good thing it was pizza and not anything else.

 

Dumb question. Is that pizza joint in the opening scenes of SNF(Lenny is i think the name)still around?

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1)Young and Company- "I like what you doing."

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgNQuIy03os

 

 

2)Hot Chocolate "Everyone a winner" (sorry no video just audio)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TQ-7nCSoOA&feature=related

 

 

3)After The Fire - Der Kommissar

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAiSkaqDt6o&feature=related

 

4)Tom Tom Club "Genuis of Love"

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnC1Xzm5uKM

 

 

5)Macarthur Park Donna Summer(sorry no video)

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3rEzI0PtPA

 

 

6)"Miss You' Rolling Stones #1 hit from 1978.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3t0z1TZuQU&feature=PlayList&p=4C18F3D6886A954F&index=0&playnext=1

 

7)Kurtis Blow-"The Breaks" an early Hip Hop/Dance hit from 1981.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFGDNGkev7M&feature=fvw)

 

 

Enjoy.:cool:

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1)Young and Company- "I like what you doing."

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgNQuIy03os

 

 

2)Hot Chocolate "Everyone a winner" (sorry no video just audio)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TQ-7nCSoOA&feature=related

 

 

3)After The Fire - Der Kommissar

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAiSkaqDt6o&feature=related

 

4)Tom Tom Club "Genuis of Love"

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnC1Xzm5uKM

 

 

5)Macarthur Park Donna Summer(sorry no video)

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3rEzI0PtPA

 

 

6)"Miss You' Rolling Stones #1 hit from 1978.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3t0z1TZuQU&feature=PlayList&p=4C18F3D6886A954F&index=0&playnext=1

 

7)Kurtis Blow-"The Breaks" an early Hip Hop/Dance hit from 1981.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFGDNGkev7M&feature=fvw)

 

 

Enjoy.:cool:

 

 

And more disco era stuff.

 

 

1)"Dance Machine' Micheal Jackson and the Jackson 5.

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vil7KDAgWE0

 

 

2) I will Survive (Audio Only-live concert performernce)

 

 

 

 

3)More More More Andrea Connection

 

 

 

 

4)"Freak Out" Chic(sorry audio only)

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MadI2SeyyAs

 

More to come.

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These are my top, but definitely not the end of the list:

 

Alicia Myers - I want to thank you heavenly father

Candi Staton - Young Hearts Run Free

Bee Gees - More than a Woman

Shalamar - (all songs)

Slave - Just a Touch

Chic - Good Times

Rick James - (all; especially Give it to me Baby, Brick House, and Superfreak)

? - Last night a DJ saved my Life

 

 

lol. We must be about the same age or you have an old soul! I like all of those a lot! But The Commodores sang Brick House.

 

I hadn't even thought of the first song in a decade or two. That was never a hit outside the NYC area AFAIK.

 

I'd also add that the greatest disco song of all time, bar none, is Thelma Houston's version of "Don't Leave Me This Way".

 

Others I like are:

 

You make me feel - Sylvester

Shadow Dancing - Andy Gibb

Flashlight - P-Funk

Wind Me Up - Bootsy

Just Be Good to Me - SOS Band

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