It was first released in 1979 and reached number two in the UK Singles Chart the following year.
The song's name is an acronym and comes from the lyrics in its chorus, in which a woman is claimed to be 'D.I.S.C.O.'. In other words, each letter of the word standing for a certain quality, except O which simply leads to singing 'oh-oh-oh' ("She is D, delirious / She is I, incredible / She is S, superficial / She is C, complicated / She is 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: