Most people in their thirties and forties can clearly remember the disco era with its funky feel, glittery pants and of course – the disco ball. For those that would like to take a walk down the glittery memory disco lane, but do not want to be out of touch with current music.
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- These top 10 best disco songs of 2017-2018 are for you.
- 10. Skrillex & Habstrakt – Chicken Soup
- 9. Calvin Harris – Rollin
- 8. Major Lazer – Know No Better
- 7. Major Lazer – Sua Cara
- 6. David Guetta – 2U
- 5. Calvin Harris – Feels
- 4. Steve Aoki – Night Call
- 3. Zedd – Get Low
- 2. Steve Aoki – Lit
- 1. Skrillex and Poo Bear– Would You Ever
These top 10 best disco songs of 2017-2018 are for you.
10. Skrillex & Habstrakt – Chicken Soup
Skrillex , known formally as Sonny John Moore is a dance music producer, DJ, song writer and multi-instrumentalist. He joined the band From First to Last and he was the lead singer in 2004. He left the group in 2007 to pursue a career for himself. Skillex has worked with bands such as Justin Bieber, Zedd, Diplo, among others. Skrillex has also made inroads into the K-Pop industry, after collaborating with girl group 4Minute. He wrote for them a record called Hate. Skrillex’ talent has been noted by many and he has even been nominated for a Grammy Award. His new collaboration with Habastract created mega hit Chicken Soup. With its disco influences, “Chicken Soup” is a funky, hype track that will get you grooving. The song’s video has over 4 million views.
9. Calvin Harris – Rollin
Calvin Harris has basically worked with everyone. The man has proven that he is a force to be reckoned with in the music scene and has such versatility. In this track, rapper Future and singer Khalid combine forces to create this synth-funk record. The song-writers are: Adam Wiles, Khalid Robinson and Nayvadius Wilburn. The song received massive praise from critics who state that Calvin Harris produces full-on swing jams “like it is second nature”. Another critic said that Harris wasn’t just making pop funky, he was also beating DJ Khaled at his own game. The song has clear disco influences that cannot escape the listener. The song peaked at number 62 on the US Billboard Hot 100. The song’s video has over 10 million views.
8. Major Lazer – Know No Better
Major Lazer is a trio of three men who focus on electronic music. Major Lazer’s music spans across many genres. They have dabbled in dancehall, reggae, electronic music, trap, electro house, soca and rocksteady. The band has released three albums. Major Lazer also produced Snoop Lion’s reggae album. Know No Better features Travis Scott, Quavo and Camila Cabello. The song incorporates piano chords, vocals, disco influences and dancehall rhythms. The song peaked at number 87 on the US Billboard Hot 100. The song’s video has managed to get over 47 million views.
7. Major Lazer – Sua Cara
Major Lazer again manages to team up with other singers to create a hit. This tropical house, disco track features Brazilian sisters Anitta and Pallo Vittar. This song was released in 2017. Diplo, who is one of the members of Major Lazer had always been intrigued by Brazilian funk, hence working with Anitta and Pallo Vittar. The track blew up; it became even bigger than Know No Better, reaching 7.4 million hits only a mere week after its release. The funk song performed relatively well on the charts, peaking at number 26 on the US Hot Dance/Electronic Songs.
6. David Guetta – 2U
2U is a song showcases Justin Bieber’s maturity as an artist as well as David Guetta’s flexibility as a producer. The song combined Bieber’s strong, smooth vocals with Guetta’s genius production, making this club banger. The song is a pop record with slight elements of funk and disco, making ideal for parties and such. It achieved great success, being number 4 on the US Dance Chart, being number four again in the US Hot Dance Singles and peaking at number 16 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song, with its distant funk influence is a great disco song.
5. Calvin Harris – Feels
Feels which has appearances by Pharell, Big Sean and Katy Perry is mostly a pop record with hip-hop and funk elements. Released as the fourth single off Calvin Harris’ album, the song has been praised and critiqued in equal measure by music critics. Some praised its up-beat feel while others criticized its simplicity and apparent “flimsiness”. Despite that, the song peaked at number one on the Hot Dance chart and the video has over 156 million views. The song has a distinct funk feel.
4. Steve Aoki – Night Call
Steve Aoki is an electro-house DJ, producer who has worked with many an artist. He has collaborates with artists and producers such as Linkin Park, Iggy Azalea, Afrojack, Lil John, will.i.am, LMFAO , Louis Tomlinson among many others. One of his albums, Wonderland, was actually nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Dance/ Electronica Album, way back in 2013. In Night Call, Aoki collaborates with Lil Yachty and Migos. The song has a dance, disco and trap feel, the latter being thanks to Migos. The song’s video garnered over 3.9 million views.
3. Zedd – Get Low
Get Low is a song produced by Russian producer Zedd and features One Direction’s Liam Payne. The song was released to the public on July 2017 via Interscope Records. Zedd states that his song is his definition to a summer jam and that get low was the most urban thing he had ever done. He also perceives that some people may tire of get low after a while because e of its catchiness but he is just glad that he was able to work with Liam Payne. He credits Liam Payne for taking the song to the next level, acknowledging his enormous input. The track is a club-pop, disco-themed, tropical dance song that has lyrics that are sexually-charged/. Critics praised the record saying it was the “soundtrack to a summer getaway” and that the song was “takes you to paradise”. Liam Payne’s performance was praised, especially the way he delivered his sultry lyrics. The song peaked at number 11 in the US Hot Dance/Electronic Songs.
2. Steve Aoki – Lit
Lit is a dance-electronic track that features rapper Gucci Mane and singer T-Pain. It was released in 2017 under the Kolony Label. The track is a party anthem, with the rappers addressing women, money and flexing. Lyrics such as “I’m tryna live, I’m tryna hit Club Live and spend a mil” showcase the usual hip hop theme of money and clubbing. The song’s video on YouTube has over 972,000 views.
1. Skrillex and Poo Bear– Would You Ever
Pairing up with Justin Bieber’s song – writer is a great move on Skrillex’ part. Poo Bear on the hand has never had a single before this so Would You Ever is his debut. Poo Bear is a R&B artist but switches to deep house quickly on this track. The house also has EDM and funk influences. The song has a staggering 9.8 million views on YouTube which shows how good the track was.
The tracks above may be a bit modernized but they still contain elements that take you back to the disco era. Some even have other genres like trap fused in them but still retain that funky feel. So get started by having this playlist of top 10 best disco songs 2017.