It was first recorded in 1979 and reached number two in the UK Singles Chart the following year.
The song's name comes from the lyrics in its chorus, in which a woman is claimed to be 'DISCO', with each letter of the word standing for a certain quality, except O which simply leads to singing 'oh, oh, oh' ("She is disco // She is D delirious // She is I incredible // She is S superficial // She is C complicated // She is O oh, oh, oh").
In 2006, The X Factor former contestant Chico Slimani released an alternative version as a follow up to his number 1 hit "It's Chico Time". His version of D.I.S.C.O. reached number 24 on the British Singles Chart.
He amended lyrics to say "C.H.I.C.O. on D.I.S.C.O." and amended lyrics to: