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To simplify subscriber access, we have temporarily disabled the password requirement. Don't show again. Cymone A. It has been described as the arrival of the expression of raw female sexual desire in pop music. A minute inch single was released. The 12" single became and remains a standard in discos today. Boney M. Another successful West German disco recording act was Silver Convention — The German group Kraftwerk also had an influence on Euro disco.
Dalida successfully adjusted herself to disco era and released at least a dozen of songs that charted among top number 10 in whole Europe and wider. French producer Alec Costandinos assembled the disco group Love and Kisses — Her greatest international single was "Tanti Auguri" "Best Wishes"which has become a popular song with gay audiences.
The song is also known under its Spanish title "Para hacer bien el amor hay que venir al sur" which refers to Southern Europe, since the song was recorded and taped in Spain. It was her only entry to the UK Singles Chartreaching number 9, where she remains a one-hit wonder.
The song charted in different European countries. Euro disco continued evolving within the broad mainstream pop music scene, even when disco's popularity sharply declined in the United States, abandoned by major U.
In Decemberthe film Saturday Night Fever was released. It was a huge success and its soundtrack became one of the best-selling albums of all time. The idea for the film was sparked by a New York magazine  article titled " Tribal Rites of the New Saturday Night " which supposedly chronicled the disco culture in mids New York City, but was later revealed to have been fabricated.
The recording, which was included as part of the "MacArthur Park Suite" on her double live album Live and Morewas eight minutes and 40 seconds long on the album. The shorter seven-inch vinyl single version of MacArthur Park was Summer's first single to reach number one on the Hot ; it does not include the balladic second movement of the song, however. A remix of "MacArthur Park" by Summer topped Beach Bump (Lifes A Beach) - Baby Ford - Beach Bump (The Club Mixes) (Vinyl) Billboard Dance Charts marking five consecutive decades with a number-one song on the charts.
The band Chic was formed mainly by guitarist Nile Rodgers —a self-described "street hippie" from late s New York—and bassist Bernard Edwards. Their popular single, " Le Freak ", is regarded as an iconic song of the genre. Other successful songs by Chic include the often-sampled " Good Times " and " Everybody Dance " The group regarded themselves as the disco movement's rock band that made good on the hippie movement's ideals of peace, love, and freedom.
Every song they wrote was written with an eye toward giving it "deep hidden meaning" or D. Sylvestera flamboyant and openly gay singer famous for his soaring falsetto voice, scored his biggest disco hit in late with " You Make Me Feel Mighty Real ".
His singing style was said to have influenced the singer Prince. At that time, disco was one of the forms of Beach Bump (Lifes A Beach) - Baby Ford - Beach Bump (The Club Mixes) (Vinyl) most open to gay performers. They were known for their onstage costumes of typically male-associated jobs and ethnic minorities and achieved mainstream success with their hit song " Macho Man ". Other songs include " Y.
At the height of its popularity, many non-disco artists recorded songs with disco elements, such as Rod Stewart with his " Da Ya Think I'm Sexy? Progressive rock group Pink Floyd used disco-like drums and guitar in their song " Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2 " which became their only number-one single in both the US and UK.
Geils Band with " Come Back " The disco sound was also adopted by artists from other genres, including the U. In particular, a disco remix of the track " Baby I'm Burnin' " peaked at number 15 on the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart; ultimately becoming one of the years biggest club hits. The rich orchestral accompaniment that became identified with the disco era conjured up the memories of the big band era—which brought out several artists that recorded and disco-ized some big band arrangements, including Perry Comowho re-recorded his song " Temptation ", inas well as Ethel Mermanwho released an album of disco songs entitled The Ethel Merman Disco Album in Easy listening icon Percy Faithin one of Beach Bump (Lifes A Beach) - Baby Ford - Beach Bump (The Club Mixes) (Vinyl) last recordings, released an album entitled Disco Party and recorded a disco version of his " Theme from A Summer Place " in Classical music was even adapted for disco, notably Walter Murphy 's "A Fifth of Beethoven"based on the first movement of Beethoven 's 5th Symphony and "Flight 76"based on Rimsky-Korsakov 's " Flight of the Bumblebee "and Louis Clark 's Hooked On Classics series of albums and singles.
Many original television theme songs of the era also showed a strong disco influence, such as S. Several parodies of the disco style were created. Rick Deesat the time a radio DJ in Memphis, Tennesseerecorded " Disco Duck " and "Dis-Gorilla" ; Frank Zappa parodied the lifestyles of disco dancers in " Disco Boy " on his Zoot Allures album and in " Dancin' Fool " on his Sheik Yerbouti album; "Weird Al" Yankovic 's eponymous debut album includes a disco song called "Gotta Boogie", an extended pun on the similarity of the disco move to the American slang word " booger ".
Comedian Bill Cosby devoted his entire album Disco Bill to disco parodies. InMad Magazine released a flexi-disc titled Mad Disco featuring six full-length parodies of the genre. By the end of the s, anti-disco sentiment developed among rock music fans and musicians, particularly in the United States. Rock artists such as Rod Stewart and David Bowie who added disco elements to their music were accused of selling out. The punk subculture in the United States and United Kingdom was often hostile to disco,  although in the UK, many early Sex Pistols fans such as the Bromley Contingent and Jordan liked disco, often congregating at nightclubs such as Louise's in Soho and the Sombrero in Kensington.
The track " Love Hangover " by Diana Rossthe house anthem at the former, was cited as a particular favourite by many early UK punks. The film The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle and its soundtrack album contained a disco medley of Sex Pistols songs, entitled Black Arabs and credited to a group of the same name.
Jello Biafra of the Dead Kennedysin the song "Saturday Night Holocaust", likened disco to the cabaret culture of Weimar -era Germany for its apathy towards government policies and its escapism. Mark Mothersbaugh of Devo said that disco was "like a beautiful woman with a great body and no brains", and a product of political apathy of that Beach Bump (Lifes A Beach) - Baby Ford - Beach Bump (The Club Mixes) (Vinyl).
Anti-disco sentiment was expressed in some television shows and films. In one scene of the comedy film Airplane! July 12,became known as "the day disco died" because of the Disco Demolition Nightan anti-disco demonstration in a baseball double-header at Comiskey Park in Chicago. As the second game was about to begin, the raucous crowd stormed onto the field and proceeded by setting firestearing out seats and pieces of turf, and other damage.
The Chicago Police Department made numerous arrests, and the extensive damage to the field forced the White Sox to forfeit the second game to the Detroit Tigerswho had won the first game. Disco's decline in popularity after Disco Demolition Night was rapid. On July 21,the top six records on the U. Dahl stated in a interview that disco was "probably on its way out [at the time]. But I think it [Disco Demolition Night] hastened its demise". The anti-disco movement, combined with other societal and radio industry factors, changed the face of pop radio in the years following Disco Demolition Night.
Starting in the s, country music began a slow rise in American main pop charts. Emblematic of country music's rise to mainstream popularity was the commercially successful movie Urban Cowboy. The continued popularity of power pop and the revival of oldies in the late s was also related to disco's decline; the film Grease was emblematic of this trend.
Coincidentally, the star of both films was John Travoltawho in had starred in Saturday Night Feverwhich remains one of the most iconic disco films of the era. During this period of decline in disco's popularity, several record companies folded, were reorganized, or were sold.
Midsong International Records ceased operations in Salsoul Records continues to exist in the s, but primarily is used as a reissue brand. Many groups that were popular during the disco period subsequently struggled to maintain their success—even those that tried to adapt to evolving musical tastes. The Bee Geesfor instance, had only one top entry 's " One " and three more top songs despite recording and releasing far more than that and completely abandoning disco in their s and s songs in the United States after the s, even though numerous songs they wrote and had other artists perform were successful.
Of the handful of groups not taken down by disco's fall from favor, Kool and the GangDonna Summerthe Jacksons —and Michael Jackson in particular—stand out: In spite of having helped define the disco sound early on,  they continued to make popular and danceable, if more refined, songs for yet another generation of music fans in the s and beyond. Six months prior to the chaotic event in Decemberpopular progressive rock radio station WDAI WLS-FM had suddenly switched to an all-disco format, disenfranchising thousands of Chicago rock fans and leaving Dahl unemployed.
The latter also helped bring the Chicago house genre to the airwaves. Factors that have been cited as leading to the decline of disco in the United States include economic and political changes at the end of the s, as well as burnout from the hedonistic lifestyles led by participants. In Januaryrock critic Robert Christgau argued that homophobiaand most likely racismwere reasons behind the movement,  a conclusion seconded by John Rockwell.
Craig Werner wrote: "The Anti-disco movement represented an unholy alliance of funkateers and feministsprogressives and puritansrockers and reactionaries. Nonetheless, the attacks on disco gave respectable voice to the ugliest kinds of unacknowledged racism, sexism and Beach Bump (Lifes A Beach) - Baby Ford - Beach Bump (The Club Mixes) (Vinyl).
We were going, 'fuck the blues, fuck the black experience'. Steve Dahlwho had spearheaded Disco Demolition Night, denied any racist or homophobic undertones to the promotion, saying, "It's really easy to look at it historically, from this perspective, and attach all those things to it.
But we weren't thinking like that. Inthe music industry in the United States underwent its worst slump in decades, and disco, despite its mass popularity, was blamed. The producer-oriented sound was having difficulty mixing well with the industry's artist-oriented marketing system.
Disco, despite its pitfalls, was instrumental in the development of electronic dance music genres like housetechnoeurodance. During the first years of the s, the traditional disco sound characterized by complex arrangements performed by large ensembles of studio session musicians including a horn section and an orchestral string section began to be phased out, and faster tempos and synthesized effects, accompanied by guitar and simplified backgrounds, moved dance music toward electronic and pop genres, starting with hi-NRG.
Despite its decline in popularity, so-called club music and European-style disco much remained "relatively" successful in the early s, with songs like Irene Cara 's " Flashdance House music displayed a strong disco influence, which is why house music, regarding its enormous success in shaping electronic dance music and contemporary club culture, is often described being "disco's revenge.
While house displayed several characteristics similar to disco music, it was more electronic and minimalist,  and the repetitive rhythm of house was more important than the song itself.
As well, house did not use the lush string sections that were a key part of the disco sound. The rising popularity of disco came in tandem with developments in the role of the DJ. DJing developed from the use of multiple record turntables and DJ mixers to create a continuous, seamless mix of songs, with one song transitioning to another with no break in the music to interrupt the dancing. The resulting DJ mix differed from previous forms of dance music in the s, which were oriented towards live performances by musicians.
This in turn affected the arrangement of dance music, since songs in the disco era typically contained beginnings and endings marked by a simple beat or riff that could be easily used to transition to a new song. The development of DJing was also influenced by new turntablism techniques, such as beatmatching and scratchinga process facilitated by the introduction of new turntable technologies such as the Technics SL MK 2first sold inwhich had a precise variable pitch control and a direct drive motor.
DJs were often avid record collectors, who would hunt through used record stores for obscure soul records and vintage funk recordings. DJs helped to introduce rare records and new artists to club audiences. Levan, for example, developed a cult following among club-goers, who referred to his DJ sets as " Saturday Mass ". Some DJs would use reel-to-reel tape recorders to make remixes and tape edits of songs.
Some DJs who were making remixes made the transition from the DJ booth to becoming a record producer, notably Burgess. Scott developed several innovations. He was the first disco DJ to use three turntables as sound sources, the first to simultaneously play two beat matched records, the first user of electronic effects units in his mixes and an innovator in mixing dialogue in from well-known movies into his mixes, typically over a percussion break.
Grasso is particularly notable for taking the DJ "profession out of servitude and [making] the DJ the musical head chef". Instead, with increased agency and visibility, the DJ was now able to use his own technical and creative skills to whip up a nightly special of innovative mixes, refining his personal sound and aesthetic, and building his own reputation. Known as the first DJ to create a take his audience on a narrative, musical journey, Grasso discovered that music could effectively shift the energy of the crowd, and even more, that he had all this power at his fingertips.
Drawing from a diverse range of non-disco influences and techniques, such as the " one-man band " style of Kashif and Stevie Wonder and alternative approaches of Parliament-Funkadelicit was driven by synthesizers, keyboardsand drum machines. Post-disco acts include D. Post-disco had an important influence on dance-pop and was bridging classical disco and later forms of electronic dance music.
The disco sound had a strong influence on early hip hop. Most of the early hip hop songs were created by isolating existing disco bass-guitar lines and dubbing over them with MC rhymes. The Sugarhill Gang used Chic's " Good Times " as the foundation for their song " Rapper's Delight ", generally considered to be the song that first popularized rap music in the United States and around the world.
House music is a genre of electronic dance music that originated in Chicago in the early s also see: Chicago house. It quickly spread to other American cities such as Detroit, where it developed into the harder and more industrial technoNew York City also see: garage house and Newark — all of which developed their own regional scenes.
In the mid- to late s, house music became popular in Europe as well as major cities in South America, and Australia. Since the early to mids, house music has been infused in mainstream pop and dance music worldwide.
House music in the s, while keeping several of these core elements, notably the prominent kick drum on every beat, varies widely in style and influence, ranging from the soulful and atmospheric deep house to the more aggressive acid house or the minimalist microhouse.
House music has also fused with several other genres creating fusion subgenres,  such as euro housetech houseelectro house and jump house. In the late s and early s, rave culture began to emerge from the house and acid house scene. Although disco culture started out underground, it eventually thrived in the mainstream by the late s, and major labels commodified and packaged the music for mass consumption.
In contrast, the rave culture started out underground and stayed mostly underground. In part, this was to avoid the animosity that was still surrounding disco and dance music. The rave scene also stayed underground to avoid law enforcement attention that was directed at the rave culture due to its use of secret, unauthorized warehouses for some dance events and its association with illegal club drugs like ecstasy.
The post-punk movement that originated in the late s both supported punk rock 's rule breaking while rejecting its move back to raw rock music. No wave was a subgenre of post-punk centered in New York City. Nu-disco is a 21st-century dance music genre associated with the renewed interest in s and early s disco,  mids Italo disco, and the synthesizer-heavy Euro disco aesthetics.
It is also used to describe the music on several American labels that were previously associated with the genres electroclash and French house. In the s, after a decade of backlash, disco and its legacy became more accepted by pop music artists and listeners alike, as more songs, films, and compilations were released that referenced disco.
This was part of a wave of s nostalgia that was taking place in popular culture at the time. In the early s, an updated genre of disco called "nu-disco" began breaking into the mainstream. The song's disco influence, which appears on Know Your Enemywas described as being "much-discussed". Beach Bump (Lifes A Beach) - Baby Ford - Beach Bump (The Club Mixes) (Vinyl) Man After Midnight ".
In addition to her disco-influenced attire to award shows and interviews, her Confessions Tour also incorporated various elements of the s, such as disco balls, a mirrored stage design, and the roller derby.
The video of the song was filmed on a skating rink and features a line dance of hands. The success of the "nu-disco" revival of the early s was described by music critic Tom Ewing as more interpersonal than the pop music of the s: "The revival of disco within pop put a spotlight on something that had gone missing over the 90s: a sense of music not just for dancing, but for dancing with someone.
Disco was a music of mutual attraction: cruising, flirtation, negotiation. Its dancefloor is a space for immediate pleasure, but also for promises kept and otherwise. It's a place where things start, but their resolution, let alone their meaning, is never clear. All of s great disco number ones explore how to play this hand. Madison Avenue look to impose their will upon it, to set terms and roles. Spiller is less rigid. Inseveral s-style disco and funk songs charted, and the pop charts had more dance songs than at any other point since the late s.
In addition, Arcade Fire 's Reflektor featured strong disco elements. In Brazilian Globo TVthe second biggest television network in the world, aired Boogie Oogiea telenovela about the Disco Era that takes place between andfrom the hit fever to the decadence. Indisco songs or disco-styled pop songs are showing a strong presence on the music charts as a possible backlash to the s-styled synthpop, electro house, and dubstep that have been dominating the current charts.
Justin Timberlake's song " Can't Stop the Feeling! The Martiana film, extensively uses disco music as a soundtrack, although for the main character, astronaut Mark Watney, there's only one thing worse than being stranded on Mars: it's being stranded on Mars with nothing but disco music. Indisco was revived in mainstream popularity and has become one of the main trends in popular music. At the time, Billboarddeclared that Lipa was "leading the charge toward disco-influenced production" a day after her retro and disco-influenced album Future Nostalgia was released on March 27, In JulyAustralian singer Kylie Minogue announced she would be releasing her fifteenth studio album, Discoon November 6, The album was preceded by two singles, the lead single from the album, " Say Something ", was released on 23 July of the same year and premiered on BBC Radio 2.
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