Top 10 Greatest Post-Disco Songs

Post-disco is a term used to describe the genres commonly used from 1979 to 1985 that came after disco’s death in the backlash that took place on July 12th 1979 (in the Chicago event titled Disco Demolition Night) which involved the White Sox & the Detroit Tigers yet incited a riot & was an early example of cancel culture. Many genres were being made to keep the dance industry alive in the wake of the tragedy that killed off the greatest dance genre in the history of music (disco).
The Top Ten
1 Thriller - Michael Jackson

It's on here for giving everyone a thrill with its surprises, and the beat got everyone dancing. It's his best-selling song along with Billie Jean. Rest in peace, Michael Jackson, the King of Pop.

2 Billie Jean - Michael Jackson

Never forget this one-of-a-kind piece. It inspired lots of other artists including Madonna. Rest in peace, Michael Jackson.

3 Beat It - Michael Jackson
4 Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' - Michael Jackson

A perfect tribute to Soul Makossa by Manu Dibango. It helped pave the way for Don't Stop the Music, which was Rihanna's greatest hit. Rest in peace to Michael Jackson as well as Manu Dibango, one of the godfathers of disco.

5 Celebration - Kool & the Gang

It's a classic one-of-a-kind hit that'll never be forgotten. We always celebrate the fun.

6 And the Beat Goes On - The Whispers

Remember how Will Smith made Miami? Explain this. Pure post-disco.

7 Forget Me Nots - Patrice Rushen

Another post-disco hit that helped inspire Will Smith for his music. He used it in Men In Black. It's her biggest hit nonetheless.

8 I’m So Excited - The Pointer Sisters

It got everyone excited when it played. Rest in peace to the two members, including the founder Bonnie Pointer.

9 Jump (For My Love) - The Pointer Sisters
10 She Works Hard for the Money - Donna Summer

Among Donna Summer's best hits after the end of disco. Rest in peace, Donna Summer, the queen of disco.

The Contenders
11 Atomic - Blondie

Their album Eat to the Beat was released in 1979. However, Atomic came out in 1980, making it one of the post-disco songs on the album. This indicates that not all the songs there are disco. Some are post-disco. Disco was reportedly killed off on July 12, 1979, during Disco Demolition Night, making this a hybrid-genre album.

Nonetheless, Atomic was an underrated hit in the U.S. but a smash hit in Germany, though it got banned due to its title and theme.

12 Another One Bites the Dust - Queen

A true post-disco rock classic that'll never be forgotten. Rest in peace, Freddie Mercury.

13 Let’s Groove - Earth, Wind & Fire

An unforgettable dance classic. Rest in peace, Maurice White, the co-founder and musical genius.

14 Holiday - Madonna

A true classic in the name of post-disco.

15 One Night Only - Sharon Leal, Anika Noni Rose & Beyoncé

This version was a true hit and Beyonce's most upbeat with the four on the floor patterns. Made in 1982.

16 Move Your Feet - Junior Senior

It actually came out in 2002 and was a big beat track in genre. Post-disco lasted from 1979 to 1985.

17 I Need You Now - Sinnamon

A 1983 classic, yet it was vocally sampled in the Latin House track Give It Up by the Goodmen, which became their only hit.

18 I’m Ready - Kano

An iconic hit in the Italo disco scene. It was even sampled in many songs including the 1993 Miami Bass hit Whoomp! (There It Is) by Tag Team.

19 Lucky Star - Madonna

A splendid and magical hit by Madonna in the post-disco scene.

20 Burning Up - Madonna
21 You’re the One for Me - D Train
22 Caribbean Queen - Billy Ocean
23 Staying Power - Queen

One of Queen's best dance songs, featured on their 1982 album Hot Space. It's also funk rock. Rest in peace, Freddie Mercury.

24 Latin Lover - Joe Bataan
25 Take Your Time (Do It Right) - The S.O.S. Band
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