The ULTIMATE 50 BEST Disco Songs For Your Wedding Playlist
Updated: Mar 9
Putting disco music on your wedding playlist is something which many couples debate.
Some couples LOVE it, but are worried their guests won't. Other couples are not the biggest fans but think their guests will enjoy it.
Weddings are celebrations of love, bringing together friends and family to witness the union of two people. And what better way to celebrate than with music that brings everyone together on the dance floor?
While there are many genres of music that can create a party atmosphere, disco music has remained a popular choice for couples looking to add some funk and groove to their wedding reception.
Disco music was born in the 1970s and quickly became a cultural phenomenon, with its upbeat rhythms and catchy melodies capturing the hearts of music lovers around the world. The genre's popularity eventually waned in the 1980s, but its influence on popular music has endured, with artists from Beyoncé to Daft Punk drawing inspiration from disco beats. At weddings, disco music has proven to be a timeless choice, appealing to guests of all ages and bringing everyone together on the dance floor. Whether it's the classics like "Stayin' Alive" by the Bee Gees or newer songs like "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson, disco music definitely has a way of getting people up and dancing.
Many couples worry about how to get their guests to dance, but disco music's infectious beats can encourage even the shyest of guests to join in on the fun.
Additionally, disco music offers a wide range of songs that can be incorporated into different parts of the reception, from the first dance to the final send-off.
In this article, we'll highlight some of the best disco songs for your wedding playlist.
Whether you're a disco lover or just looking to add some fun and energy to your wedding celebration, disco music is a great choice that is sure to get your guests up and dancing.
Let's get into it.
1. Stayin' Alive by Bee Gees
The infectious beat and iconic falsetto vocals of this Bee Gees classic have made it one of the most recognizable disco hits of all time.
2. I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor
This empowering anthem has resonated with audiences for decades, inspiring them to keep moving forward in the face of adversity and heartbreak.
3. Dancing Queen by ABBA
This upbeat and joyful track has become a classic wedding song, loved for its infectious melody and lyrics that celebrate life and love.
4. Y.M.C.A. by Village People
This fun and catchy tune has become a staple at weddings and other events, loved for its catchy chorus and easy-to-follow dance moves.
5. Boogie Wonderland by Earth, Wind & Fire
This funky and upbeat track is loved for its catchy chorus and infectious groove that gets people up and dancing.
6. Celebration by Kool & The Gang
People love this song for its positive message of celebration and its ability to bring people together on the dance floor.
7. We Are Family by Sister Sledge
This disco classic is a celebration of unity and togetherness, making it a perfect choice for weddings and other celebrations.
8. Disco Inferno by The Trammps
This high-energy disco anthem is loved for its driving beat and infectious chorus that keeps people dancing all night long.
9. Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough by Michael Jackson
This classic Michael Jackson hit is loved for its infectious groove and the King of Pop's electrifying vocals.
10. Hot Stuff by Donna Summer
This sultry and seductive track is loved for its catchy beat and Donna Summer's powerful vocals that make it impossible to resist.
11. Super Freak by Rick James
This funky and upbeat track is a disco classic loved for its infectious groove and Rick James' unique vocal style.
12. Love Rollercoaster by Ohio Players
This disco classic is loved for its funky guitar riffs and the band's signature grooves that get people up and dancing.
13. Lady Marmalade by Labelle
This disco classic is loved for its sultry vocals and catchy chorus that make it impossible to resist dancing to.
14. Bad Girls by Donna Summer
This iconic Donna Summer hit is loved for its empowering lyrics and catchy chorus that make it a perfect choice for weddings and other celebrations.
15. Let's Groove by Earth, Wind & Fire
This funky and upbeat track is loved for its driving beat and infectious groove that keeps people dancing all night long.
16. I Feel Love by Donna Summer
This disco classic is loved for its futuristic sound and Donna Summer's powerful vocals that make it impossible not to dance to.
17. Funky Town by Lipps Inc.
This catchy and upbeat track is loved for its infectious melody and catchy chorus that makes it impossible not to dance along.
18. Boogie Nights by Heatwave
This disco classic is loved for its funky grooves and catchy chorus that gets people up and dancing.
19. You Should Be Dancing by Bee Gees
This upbeat and infectious track is loved for its catchy beat and iconic falsetto vocals that make it impossible not to dance to.
20. Brick House by Commodores
This funky and upbeat track is loved for its catchy guitar riffs and infectious groove that keeps people dancing all night long.
21. Le Freak by Chic
This funky disco classic is loved for its catchy chorus and upbeat grooves that get people up and dancing.
22. I'm Every Woman by Chaka Khan
This empowering anthem is loved for its positive message and Chaka Khan's powerful vocals that make it impossible not to dance along.
23. Last Dance by Donna Summer
As one of Donna Summer's most popular songs, "Last Dance" is a disco anthem that captures the excitement and energy of the dance floor, making it a timeless favourite for weddings and other celebrations.
24. Boogie Oogie Oogie by A Taste of Honey
With its funky bassline and catchy chorus, "Boogie Oogie Oogie" is a classic disco hit that's perfect for getting people on their feet and dancing, making it a fun and energetic addition to any party or wedding playlist.
25. September by Earth, Wind & Fire
This funky Earth, Wind & Fire hit is beloved for its catchy melody and uplifting lyrics that celebrate the joys of life and love.
26. Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now by McFadden & Whitehead
This uplifting disco anthem by McFadden & Whitehead became a classic disco hit, reaching number 13 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1979. It has a positive message about overcoming obstacles and achieving success.
27. Ring My Bell by Anita Ward
This disco hit by Anita Ward was released in 1979 and quickly became a chart-topping success, reaching number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. Its catchy chorus and upbeat rhythm make it a favourite among disco lovers.
28. Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground) by The Jacksons
This iconic disco track by The Jacksons was released in 1978 and quickly became a hit, reaching number seven on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. Its infectious beat and catchy chorus make it a classic disco song.
29. The Hustle by Van McCoy
"The Hustle" by Van McCoy was a popular disco track in the mid-1970s, known for its distinctive dance style. It reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1975 and has remained a disco favourite ever since.
30. That's the Way (I Like It) by KC & The Sunshine Band
This upbeat and funky disco hit by KC & The Sunshine Band was released in 1975 and quickly became a chart-topping success, reaching number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. Its catchy chorus and danceable beat make it a timeless disco classic.
31. Got to Be Real by Cheryl Lynn
This song is considered a disco classic and has become a timeless anthem due to its catchy lyrics and upbeat rhythm.
32. Kung Fu Fighting by Carl Douglas
This song gained massive popularity worldwide due to its unique blend of disco and martial arts-inspired lyrics.
33. Love Train by The O'Jays
This song became an instant classic due to its soulful and uplifting lyrics that promote unity and love.
34. Dance, Dance, Dance by Chic
This song helped popularize disco music in the late 70s with its infectious beat and funky guitar riffs.
35. He's the Greatest Dancer by Sister Sledge
This song became a disco hit due to its catchy hook, infectious groove, and inspiring message of self-confidence and self-love.
36. You're the First, the Last, My Everything by Barry White
This song is one of the most popular and enduring disco songs due to its romantic lyrics, Barry White's smooth vocals, and funky and upbeat rhythm.
37. Get Down Tonight by KC & The Sunshine Band
This song is a disco classic that became an instant dance floor filler with its catchy hook and funky beat.
38. More Tha A Woman by Bee Gees
The first of five songs written by the Bee Gees in just one weekend for the film ‘Saturday Night Fever’.
39. I Love the Nightlife by Alicia Bridges
This song was released in 1978 and became a disco anthem. It was later featured in the movie "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" in 1994.
40. Rock Your Baby by George McCrae
This song was released in 1974 and became a number one hit in the US and the UK. It was written and produced by Harry Wayne Casey and Richard Finch of KC and the Sunshine Band.
41. Shame by Evelyn "Champagne" King
This song was released in 1978 and became a number one hit on the US R&B charts. It was produced by T. Life and written by John H. Fitch Jr. and Reuben Cross.
42. Do You Wanna Funk by Sylvester
This song was released in 1982 and became a hit in both the US and the UK. It was produced by Patrick Cowley, who also played synthesizers on the track.
43. Native New Yorker by Odyssey
This song was released in 1977 and became a top 5 hit in the UK. It was written by Sandy Linzer and Denny Randell and produced by Charles Kipps.
44. Freak Out by Chic
This song was inspired by the band's experience of being denied entrance to a club in New York City despite being on the guest list. The lyrics were originally "f**k off" instead of "freak out," but were changed to make the song more radio-friendly.
45. Disco Lady by Johnnie Taylor
"Disco Lady" was the first single to ever be certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), indicating sales of over two million copies.
46. Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel by Tavares
"Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel" was originally titled "Heaven Must Have Sent You," but was changed by the songwriters after they heard the Tavares' version and thought "missing an angel" sounded better.
47. Thinking Of You by Sister Sledge
"Thinking of You" features prominent guitar and bass lines that became a signature sound for the group. The song was a top 10 hit in the US, and has been covered and sampled by various artists.
48. My Forbidden Lover by Chic
"My Forbidden Lover" features Chic's trademark funky guitar and bass, and has been sampled and covered by several artists, including Janet Jackson and Daft Punk.
49. Grease by Frankie Valli
"Grease" was the title track for the 1978 movie musical "Grease", starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. The song was written specifically for the movie, and became a hit single, reaching number one in the US and several other countries.
50. Rock With You by Michael Jackson
"Rock with You" features a smooth disco-funk sound with Jackson's signature vocal style. The song was a number one hit in the US, and helped establish Jackson as a solo artist outside of the Jackson 5.
In conclusion, disco music is a fantastic addition to any wedding celebration. It has stood the test of time and continues to bring joy and energy to people of all ages. With its infectious beats, catchy melodies, and danceable rhythms, it's no wonder that disco has become a staple at weddings around the world.
Couples should consider incorporating disco music into their wedding to add an element of fun and nostalgia that will keep their guests entertained and dancing all night long. From classic hits like "Stayin' Alive" and "I Will Survive" to newer disco-inspired tracks, there is a wealth of options to choose from.
With over 14 years of experience DJing at weddings, we highly recommend incorporating disco music into your special day.
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So why not get down, boogie, and celebrate your love with some disco classics? Your guests will thank you for it!