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Which Were the Best Disco Songs?

By about now, some very different sounds have taken over the airwaves. Prog rock over psychedelic.  Disco began to appear.  The unique ’70s sounds were now established.  Take the following example – just a few years before was “Me and Mrs. Jones,” arguably mainstream Motown, yet here is the following, which simply isn’t. This is funk/disco.

11. K.C. and the Sunshine Band – “Get Down Tonight” (1975)

Editor’s Note: Over the spring and summer we launched the PJ Lifestyle Music at Midnight feature, highlighting reader suggestions for great songs worth featuring. One contributor’s infectious enthusiasm and good nature won us over. He’s since expanded his music recommendations to a series of list-article-mix tapes. Now in this daily feature we’re going to start drawing from his lists (and growing an archive of them) to discuss the songs and artists included. Who should be included next? What ideas do you have for music or other culture or lifestyle ideas you’d like to see discussed at PJ Lifestyle? Get in touch DaveSwindlePJM AT gmail.com or @DaveSwindle on Twitter. Here’s Allston’s archive so far, but he’s got more list-mix-tapes in the works:  

By Artist and Band

By Decade

By Genre

By Instrument