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 Thriller - Michael Jackson Cover Art

It's on here for giving everyone a thrill with its surprises & the beat got everyone dancing. It's his best selling song along with Billie Jean. R.I.P. Michael Jackson, the King of Pop.

2 Billie Jean - Michael Jackson Billie Jean - Michael Jackson Cover Art

Never forget this 1 of a kind piece. It inspired lots of other artists including Madonna. R.I.P. Michael Jackson.

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

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. R.I.P. to Michael Jackson as well as Manu Dibango. 1 of the Godfathers of disco.

5 Celebration - Kool & the Gang Celebration - Kool & the Gang Cover Art

It's a classic 1 of a kind hit that'll never be forgotten. We always celebrate the fun.

6 I’m So Excited - The Pointer Sisters I’m So Excited - The Pointer Sisters Cover Art

It got everyone excited when it played. R.I.P. to the 2 members including the founder Bonnie Pointer.

7 And the Beat Goes On - The Whispers And the Beat Goes On - The Whispers Cover Art

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

8 Forget Me Nots - Patrice Rushen Forget Me Nots - Patrice Rushen Cover Art

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.

9 Atomic - Blondie Atomic - Blondie Cover Art

Their album Eat to the Beat was made in 1979, but this was 1 of the songs that came out late for the album. It came out in 1980, making it 1 of the post-disco songs in that album, meaning not all the songs there are disco, but some are post-disco. After all, disco was killed off since July 12th 1979 in 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 & theme.

10 Holiday - Madonna Holiday - Madonna Cover Art

A true classic in the name of post-disco.

The Contenders
11 One Night Only - Sharon Leal, Anika Noni Rose & Beyoncé One Night Only - Sharon Leal, Anika Noni Rose & Beyoncé Cover Art

This version was a true hit & Beyonce's most upbeat with the 4 on the floor patterns. Made in 1982.

12 Jump (For My Love) - The Pointer Sisters Jump (For My Love) - The Pointer Sisters Cover Art
13 I Need You Now - Sinnamon I Need You Now - Sinnamon Cover Art

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

14 Another One Bites the Dust - Queen Another One Bites the Dust - Queen Cover Art

A true post-disco rock classic that'll never be forgotten. R.I.P. Freddie Mercury.

15 Let’s Groove - Earth, Wind & Fire Let’s Groove - Earth, Wind & Fire Cover Art

An unforgettable dance classic. R.I.P. Maurice White, the co-founder & musical genius.

16 I’m Ready - Kano I’m Ready - Kano Cover Art

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.

17 Lucky Star - Madonna Lucky Star - Madonna Cover Art

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

18 Burning Up - Madonna Burning Up - Madonna Cover Art

Upbeat & classic.

19 You’re the One for Me - D Train You’re the One for Me - D Train Cover Art

Never forget this either.

20 Caribbean Queen - Billy Ocean Caribbean Queen - Billy Ocean Cover Art

A big hit by Billy Ocean.

21 Staying Power - Queen Staying Power - Queen Cover Art

1 of Queen's best dance songs, in their 1982 album Hot Space. It's also funk rock. R.I.P. Freddie Mercury.

22 Latin Lover - Joe Bataan Latin Lover - Joe Bataan Cover Art

A hit by Joe Bataan in 1980.

23 Take Your Time (Do It Right) - The S.O.S. Band Take Your Time (Do It Right) - The S.O.S. Band Cover Art

A true classic hit.

24 Heartbeat - Taana Gardner Heartbeat - Taana Gardner Cover Art

Her biggest hit though.

25 A Lover’s Holiday - Change A Lover’s Holiday - Change Cover Art

Suitable to hear though.

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