List of disco artists (L–R)

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The following lists groups or individuals primarily associated with the disco era of the 1970s and some of their most noteworthy disco hits. Numerous artists, not usually considered disco artists, implemented some of the styles and sounds of disco music, and are also included.

See Also: List of disco artists (A–E), List of disco artists (F–K), List of disco artists (L–R), List of disco artists (S–Z)


Contents

L[edit]

  • L.A. Express
    • "Dance the Night Away" (1976)
  • La Bionda
    • "Sandstorm" (1978), "One For You, One For Me" (1978), "Never Gonna Let You Go" (1979)
  • Labelle
    • "Lady Marmalade" (1974), "What Can I Do for You" (1974), "Messin' with My Mind" (1975), "Get You Somebody New" (1976)
  • Lalo Schifrin
    • "Theme from Jaws" (1976)
  • Lamar Thomas
    • "Chained (To Your Love)" (1979)
  • Lamont Dozier
    • "Boogie Business" (1979), "Going Back to My Roots" (1977)
  • Laura Branigan
    • "Gloria" (1982), "Self Control" (1984), "The Lucky One" (1984), "Spanish Eddie" (1985), "Shattered Glass" (1987), "Dim All The Lights" (1995)
  • Laura Lee
    • "Sat-Is-Fac-Tion" (1979)
  • Laura Taylor
    • "Dancin' in My Feet" (1978), "All Through Me" (1978), "Some Love" (1978), "Lady Scorpio" (1978)
  • Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs
    • "Fly Away" (1978)
  • Leif Garrett
    • "I Was Made For Dancin'" (1978)
  • Lenny Williams
    • "If You're in Need" (1979), "When I'm Dancing" (1979)
  • Leo Sayer
    • "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing" (1977), "Thunder in My Heart" (1978)
  • Leroy Gomez (of Santa Esmeralda)
    • "Get Up Boogie" (1979)
  • Leroy Hutson
    • "Unforgettable" (1979)
  • Les McCann
    • "Just the Way You Are" (1978), "Dance Again" (1979)
  • Linda Clifford
    • "From Now On" (1977), "Runaway Love" (1978), "If My Friends Could See Me Now" (1978), "Don't Give It Up" (1979), "Bridge Over Troubled Water" (1979), "Red Light" (1980), "Lonely Night" (1980), "Bailin' Out" (1980)
  • Linda Evans
    • "Don't You Need" (1979), "I Can Tell" (with Chanson) (1979)
  • Linda G. Thompson
    • "Ooh, What A Night" (1974)
  • Linda Ronstadt
    • "Just One Look" (1978)
  • Lipps Inc.
    • "Funkytown" (1979), "Rock It" (1979), "All Night Dancin'" (1979)
  • Liquid Gold
    • "Dance Yourself Dizzy" (1979), "Substitute" (1980), "Don't Panic" (1981)
  • Little Nell
    • "Fever" (1978)
  • Loleatta Holloway
    • "Hit and Run" (1976), "Runaway" (with The Salsoul Orchestra) (1977), "Catch Me on the Rebound" (1978), "I May Not Be There When You Need Me" (1978), "All about the Paper" (1979), "That's What You Said" (1979), "Love Sensation" (1980)
  • Lou Rawls
    • "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine" (1976), "See You When I Git There" (1977), "Let Me Be Good to You" (1979)
  • Louise Mandrell
    • "Everlasting Love" (1977)
  • Love & Kisses
    • "I Found Love (Now That I Found You)" (1977), "Accidental Lover" (1977), "Thank God It's Friday" (1978), "How Much, How Much I Love You" (1979)
  • Love Unlimited Orchestra
    • "Love's Theme" (1973), "Satin Soul" (1974), "My Sweet Summer Suite" (1976), Brazilian Love Song (1976), "Theme from King Kong" (1977), "Bring It on Up" (1975), "Don't You Know How Much I Love You" (1978), "High-Steppin' Hip-Dressin' Fella" (1979), "Welcome Aboard" (1981)
  • Love De-Luxe
    • "Here Comes That Sound Again" (1978)
  • Lowrell Simon
    • "Mellow, Mellow Right On" (1978), "Overdose of Love" (1979)
  • L.T.D.
    • "(Every Time I Turn Around) Back in Love Again" (1977)
  • Luther Vandross
    • "It's Good for the Soul" (1976), "May Christmas Bring You Happiness" (1976)

M[edit]

  • Madleen Kane
    • "Rough Diamond" (1978), "Touch My Heart" (1978), "Let's Make Love" (1978), "Forbidden Love" (1979)
  • Madonna
  • Major Harris
    • "Each Morning I Wake Up" (1975)
  • Major Lance
    • "Love Pains" (1978)
  • Mandrake
    • "Dancing the Night Away" (1979)
  • Mandrill
    • "Stay Tonite" (1978)
  • The Manhattan Transfer
    • "Clap Your Hands" (1976), "Twilight Zone" (1980), "Spice Of Life" (1984)
  • Marcia Hines
    • "Dance, You Fool, Dance" (1979)
  • Marilyn Chambers
    • "Benihana" (1977)
  • Marlena Shaw
    • "It's Better Than Walkin' Out" (1976), "Love Dancin'" (1979), "Touch Me in the Morning" (1979)
  • Martha High
    • "He's My Ding-Dong Man" (1979)
  • Martha Reeves
    • "Love Don't Come No Stronger" (1978), "Skating in the Streets (Dancing in the Streets)" (1979)
  • Martin Stevens
    • "Siempre Hay Amor" (1978), "Love is the Air" (1978)
  • Marvin Gaye
    • "Got to Give It Up" (1977), "Ego Trippin' Out" (1978)
  • Marvin Hamlisch
    • "Bond '77 (James Bond Theme)" (1977)
  • Mary Love
    • "Dance to My Music" (1979)
  • Mary Wilson
    • "Red Hot" (1979), "You Make Me Feel So Good" (1979)
  • Maureen McGovern
    • "Different Worlds (Theme from Angie)" (1979), "Can't Take My Eyes off You" (1979), "I'm Happy Just to Dance with You" (1979)
  • Mavis Staples
    • "Tonight I Feel Like Dancing" (1979)
  • Maxine Nightingale
    • "Right Back Where We Started From" (1975), "Gotta Be The One" (1976), "Hideaway" (1979)
  • Maynard Ferguson
    • "Pagliacci" (1976), "Sheherazade" (1977), "Gonna Fly Now" (1977), "Rocky II Disco" (1979)
  • McFadden and Whitehead
    • "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now" (1979), "Do You Want to Dance" (1979)
  • George McCrae
    • "Rock Your Baby" (1974)
  • Meco Monardo (billed as "Meco")
    • "Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band" (1977), "Themes from The Wizard of Oz: Over the Rainbow/We're Off to See the Wizard" (1978), "Star Trek Medley" (1979), "Love Theme from Superman" (1979)
  • Melba Moore
    • "This Is It" (1976), "Good Love Makes Everything Alright" (1977), "You Stepped into My Life" (1978), "Pick Me Up, I'll Dance" (1978)
  • Melissa Manchester
    • "Pretty Girls" (1979)
  • Merrilee Rush
    • "Save Me" (1977), "You" (1977)
  • The Meters
    • "Disco Is the Thing Today" (1976)
  • MFSB
    • "T.S.O.P. (The Sound of Philadelphia)" (1974), "Sexy" (1975), "T.L.C. (Tender Lovin' Care)" (1975), "K-Jee".
  • Miami Sound Machine
    • "I Want You to Love Me" (1978), "You've Broken My Heart" (1979)
  • Michael Jackson
    • "Ease on Down the Road" (with Diana Ross) (1978), "You Can't Win" (1978), "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" (1979), "Rock With You" (1979), "Off The Wall" (1979), "On The Floor" (1979), "Working Day and Night" (1979), "Burn This Disco Out" (1979)
  • Michael Zager Band
    • "This Is the Life" (1975), "Let's All Chant" (1978), "Music Fever" (1978), "You Don't Know a Good Thing" (1978), "Life's a Party" (1979)
  • Michel Polnareff
    • "Lipstick" (1978)
  • Mick Jackson
  • Millie Jackson
    • "All-the-Way Love" (1978), "We Got to Hit It Off" (1979), "What Went Wrong Last Night" (1979)
  • Minnie Riperton
    • "Stick Together" (1977)
  • Miquel Brown
    • "Symphony of Love" (1978), "The Day They Got Disco in Brazil" (1979), "This Is Something New to Me" (1979), "So Many Men,So Little Time" (1983), "He's A Saint He's A Sinner (1984)
  • Monsieur Tranquille
    • "Madame Thibault" (1977)
  • Morris Jefferson
    • "Spank Your Blank Blank" (1977), "Get on up and Dance" (1979)
  • Mother's Finest
    • "Dis Go Dis Way, Dis Go Dat Way" (1977)
  • Moulin Rouge
    • "To Love Somebody" (1979)
  • Musique
    • "In the Bush" (1978), "Keep On Jumpin'" (1978), "Summer Love" (1979)

N[edit]

  • Nancy Wilson
    • "Love, Life & Harmony" (1979)
  • Nanette Workman
    • "Lady Marmelade" (1976), "Danser, Danser" (1976), "Donne, Donne" (1976)
  • Narada Michael Walden
    • "I Shoulda Loved Ya" (1979), "Tonight I'm Alright" (1979)
  • Natalie Cole
    • "Mr. Melody" (1976), "Annie Mae" (1977), "Party Lights" (1978), "Stand By" (1979), "I Love You So" (1979)
  • Naura Hayden
    • "Equal Time" (1979)
  • Neil Diamond
    • "Dancing in the Street" (1979), "I'm a Believer" (1979)
  • Neil Sedaka
  • New Birth
    • "Deeper" (1977)
  • Nick Straker Band
    • "A Little Bit Of Jazz" (1980), "A Walk In The Park" (1980), "Leaving On The Midnight Train" (1980)
  • Nicolette Larson
    • "Lotta Love" (1978)
  • Noel Pointer
    • "For You (A Disco Concerto)" (1979)
  • The Nolans
    • "I'm In The Mood For Dancing" (1979), "Don't Make Waves" (1980), "Gotta Pull Myself Together" (1980), "Attention To Me" (1980), "Who's Gonna Rock You" (1981), "Chemistry" (1981), "Don't Love Me Too Hard" (1982), "Crashing Down" (1983)
  • Norman Connors
    • "Once I've Been There" (1977), "Disco Land" (1979)
  • North End
    • "Kind of Life" (1979)

O[edit]

  • O.C. Smith
    • "You Thrill Me" (1979)
  • Odyssey
    • "Native New Yorker" (1977), "Single Again/What Time Does the Balloon Go Up" (1978), Lucky Star (1978), "Use It Up, Wear It Out (1980)
  • The Ohio Players
    • "Skin Tight" (1974), "Fire" (1974)
  • The O'Jays
    • "Love Train" (1972), "Livin' For The Weekend" (1975), "I Love Music" (1975), "Message In Our Music" (1976), "Work On Me" (1977), "This Time Baby" (1978), "Take Me To The Stars, (1978), "Strokey Stroke" (1978), "Get On Out and Party" (1979), "Identify" (1979)
  • Olivia Newton-John
    • "A Little More Love" (1978), "Deeper Than the Night" (1979), "Totally Hot" (1979), "Magic" (1980), Xanadu (With The Electric Light Orchestra) (1980), "Physical" (1981), "Landslide" (1982), "Heart Attack" (1983)
  • The Olympic Runners
    • "Keep It Up" (1977), "The Kool Gent" (1978), "Sir Dancealot" (1979)
  • One Way
    • "Music" (1979)
  • The Originals
  • Osmonds
    • "I, I, I" (1978)
  • Ottawan
    • "D.I.S.C.O." (1979), "Hands Up Give Me Your Heart" (1981)

P[edit]

  • Pamala Stanley
    • "This Is Hot" (1979), "All I Wanna Do Is Dance" (1979), "Hey Mr. Magic" (1979), "I Don't Want To Talk About It" (1983), "If Looks Could Kill" (1983), "Coming Out Of Hiding" (1984)
  • Pamela Neal
    • "Charlie Hustle" (1979)
  • Papa John Creach
    • "Joyce" (1976)
  • Paradise Express
    • "Poinciana" (1977), "Don't Stop the Music" (1977), "Star in My Life" (1978), "Dance" (1979), "Let's Fly" (1979)
  • Parliament
    • "Up for the Downstroke" (1974), "Flashlight" (1978)
  • Passion
    • "Don't Bring Back Memories" (1980), "In New York" (1980)
  • Patrice Rushen
    • "Haven't You Heard" (1979)
  • Patrick Hernandez
    • "Born To Be Alive" (1979), "Disco Queen" (1979)
  • Patrick Juvet
    • "Ou Sont les Femmes" (1977), "I Love America" (1978), "Lady Night" (1979), "Swiss Kiss" (1979)
  • Patrick Norman
    • "Loving You" (1977), Let's Try Once Again" (1977)
  • Patsy Gallant
    • "From New York to L.A." (1976), "Sugar Daddy" (1977)
  • Patti Boulaye
    • "Disco Dancer" (1979)
  • Pattie Brooks
    • "Let's Make Love to the Music" (1977), "Love-Shook" (1977), "After Dark" (1978), "Heartbreak in Disguise" (1978), "Got Tu Go Disco" (1979), "Party Girl" (1979)
  • Patti LaBelle
    • "Eyes in the Back of My Head" (1978), "Music Is My Way of Life" (1979)
  • Paul Anka
    • "Make It up to Me in Love" (duet with Odia Coates) (1977), "Never Get to Know You" (1979)
  • Paul Jabara
    • "Heaven Is a Disco" (1978), "Disco Queen" (1978), "Disco Wedding/Disco Honeymoon" (1979)
  • Paul Mauriat and his Grand Orchestre de Paul Mauriat
    • "Love Is Still Blue" (1976), "The Joy of You" (1978), "Overseas Call" (1978)
  • Paul McCartney & Wings
    • "Goodnight Tonight" (1979)
  • Paul Nicholas
    • "Reggae Like It used To Be" (1976), "Dancing With The Captain" (1976), "Grandma's Party" (1976), "Heaven On The 7th Floor" (1977)
  • Paul Simon
    • "Have a Good Time" (1975), "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover" (1975), "My Little Town" (with Art Garfunkel) (1975), "Late In The Evening" (1980)
  • Peaches & Herb
    • "Shake Your Groove Thing" (1978), "Roller-Skatin' Mate" (1978)
  • Pearly Gates
    • "Fandango Dancing" (1979), "Action" (1984)
  • The People's Choice
    • "Do It Any Way You Wanna" (1975), "Movin' in All Directions" (1976)
  • Percy Sledge
    • "When She's Touching Me" (1977)
  • The Persuaders
    • "Two Women" (1976)
  • Peter Allen
  • Peter Brown
    • "Do Ya Wanna Get Funky With Me" (1977), "Dance With Me" (with Betty Wright) (1977), "Crank It Up (Funk Town)" (1979)
  • Peter Jacques Band
    • "Fire Night Dance" (1979), "Walking on Music" (1979)
  • Petula Clark
  • Phyllis Hyman
    • "Loving You" (1977), "Kiss You All Over" (1978), "You Know How to Love Me" (1979), "Under Your Spell" (1979)
  • Pink Lady
    • "Kiss In The Dark" (1979), "Monday Mona Lisa Club" (1979)
  • The Players Association
    • "Love Hangover" (1977), "Disco Inferno" (1977), "Going to the Disco" (1978), "Turn the Music Up!" (1979)
  • Pointer Sisters
    • "Happiness" (1979), "He's So Shy" (1980)
  • Polly Brown
    • "Up In A Puff Of Smoke" (1974), "You're My Number-One" (1976)
  • Prince
    • "I Wanna Be Your Lover" (1979), "Sexy Dancer" (1979)
  • Pussyfoot
    • "The Way That You Do It" (1976), "Ooh Ja Ja" (1977)

Q[edit]

  • Q
    • "Dancin' Man" (1977)
  • Queen
    • "Another One Bites The Dust" (1980)
  • Queen Samantha
    • "The Letter" (1978), "Close Your Eyes" (1979), "Take a Chance" (1979)
  • Quincy Jones
    • "Love, I Never Had It So Good" (1978), "Stuff Like That" (1978), "Razzmatazz" (1981)

R[edit]

  • The Raes
    • "Que Sera Sera" (1977), "A Little Lovin' (Keeps the Doctor Away)" (1978), "School" (1978), "(I Only Wanna) Get Up and Dance" (1979)
  • Rahni Harris & F.L.O.
    • "Six Million Steps (West Runs South)" (1978)
  • Ralph Carter
    • "When You're Young and In Love" (1975), "Extra Extra (Read All about It)" (1975)
  • Ralph Graham
    • "What Am I to Do" (1977)
  • Ralph MacDonald
    • "Where Is the Love" (1977), "The Path" (1978), "Discolypso" (1979)
  • Ramsey Lewis
    • "Aquarius/Let the Sun Shine In" (1979), "Dancin'" (1979)
  • Randy Crawford
    • "Blue Flame" (1980)
  • Ranee Lee
    • "Disco Man" (1979)
  • Raul De Souza
    • "'Til Tomorrow Comes" (1979)
  • Ray Charles
    • "You 20th-Century Fox" (1978)
  • Ray, Goodman & Brown
    • "Thrill/Friends" (1979)
  • Ray Simpson
    • "My Love Is Understanding" (1978)
  • Raydio
    • "Jack and Jill" (1978), "Get Down" (1978), "More Than One Way To Love A Woman" (1979)
  • Rene Harris
    • "Doctor Music" (1977)
  • Reflections
    • "Gift-Wrap My Love" (1976)
  • Régine
    • "I'll Never Stop Dancin'" (1979), "Je Souvivrai" (1979)
  • Rhoda Scott
    • "C'est Si Bon" (1978)
  • Rhythm Heritage
    • "Theme from S.W.A.T." (1976), "Baretta's Theme (Keep Your Eye on the Sparrow)" (1977), "Sail away with Me" (1977), "Disco Queen" (1978)
  • Rick Dees & His Cast of Idiots
    • "Disco Duck" (1976), "Dr. Disco" (1977), "Dis-gorilla" (1977), "You Got Those Lips" (1978)
  • Rick James
    • "You and I" (1978), "Sexy Lady" (1978), "Dance Wit' Me" (1982)
  • Ringo Starr
    • "Drowning in the Sea of Love" (1977)
  • Ripple
    • "The Beat Goes On" (1977)
  • Rita Coolidge
    • "You" (1978)
  • The Ritchie Family
    • "I Want to Dance with You (Dance with Me)" (1975), "Brazil" (1975), "The Best Disco In Town" (1976), "Arabian Nights (Medley)"(1976), "Life Is Music" (1977), "African Queens" (1977), "American Generation" (1978), "Put Your Feet to the Beat" (1979)
  • Robert Guillaume
    • "I Who Have Nothing" (1979), "The Streets Are Filled with Dancing" (1979)
  • Robert John
    • "Give a Little Bit" (1978)
  • Roberta Flack
    • "Back Together Again" (1980), "Don't Make Me Wait Too Long" (1980)
  • Roberta Kelly
    • "Trouble-Maker" (1976), "I'm Sagittarius" (1977), "Love-Sign" (1977), "Sunburst" (1977), "Zodiacs Medley" (1978)
  • Robin Beck
    • "Sweet Talk" (1979)
  • Rod Stewart
    • "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?" (1978)
  • The Rolling Stones
    • "Hot Stuff" (1976), "Miss You" (1978), "Dance Pts. 1 & 2 (1980), "Emotional Rescue" (1980), "Too Much Blood" (1983), "Rain Fall Down" (2005)
  • Romance
    • "Dance My Way to Your Heart" (1979)
  • Ronnie Dyson
    • "If the Shoe Fits" (1979), "Couples Only" (1979)
  • Ronnie Jones
    • "Soul Sister" (1978), "The Two of Us" [duet with Claudja Barry] (1978), "Me and Myself" (1978), "Fox on the Run" (1979)
  • Ronnie Milsap
    • "High-Heel Sneakers" (1978)
  • Rose Royce
    • "Car Wash" (1976), "It Makes You Feel Like Dancin'" (1977), "Do Your Dance" (1977), "Is It Love You're After" (1979), "Lock It Down" (1979)
  • Rosebud
    • "Have a Cigar" (1979)
  • Roundtree
    • "Get on Up" (1979), "Discocide" (1979)
  • Rouge
    • "Don't Stop Singing" (1978)
  • Roxy Music
    • "Love Is The Drug" (1975), "Dance Away" (1979), "Angel Eyes" (1979), "Over You" (980)
  • Roy Ayers
    • "Running Away" (1977), "Get On Up, Get On Down", (1978), "Fever" (1979), "Love Will Bring Us Back Together" (1979)
  • Ruby Andrews
    • "Queen of the Disco" (1977)