D.I.S.C.O.

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"D.I.S.C.O."
Disco (single).jpg
Single by Ottawan
from the album D.I.S.C.O.
Released1979
GenreDisco[1]
Length4:56
LabelCarrere
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Daniel Vangarde
Ottawan singles chronology
"D.I.S.C.O."
(1979)
"You're OK"
(1980)

"D.I.S.C.O." is a song by the French band Ottawan, written by Daniel Vangarde and Jean Kluger and produced by Daniel Vangarde. Ottawan originally recorded it in French.

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").

Charts and certifications[edit]

N-Trance version[edit]

"D.I.S.C.O."
N-trance-disco-single.jpg
Single by N-Trance
from the album Happy Hour
B-side"So High"
Released24 March 1997 (1997-03-24)[22]
StudioThe Cheese Factory (Manchester, England)
Length4:20
LabelAll Around the World
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Curds and Whey
N-Trance singles chronology
"Electronic Pleasure"
(1996)
"D.I.S.C.O."
(1997)
"Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?"
(1997)
Music video
"D.I.S.C.O." on YouTube

British electronic music group N-Trance released a single based on the original hit with added rap lyrics not found in the original, written by Kevin O'Toole, Dale Longworth, and Ricardo da Force. The cover was released in March 1997 as the first single from their second album, Happy Hour (1997), and reached number 11 on the UK Singles Chart.

Critical reception[edit]

Alan Jones from Music Week commented, "Once again Ricardo da Force's new and original raps replace most of the verses, while the rest of the group slot in around him. The song adapts rather less well than Stayin' Alive but will surely give them another hit."[23]

Track listings[edit]

  • UK 12-inch single[24]
A1. "D.I.S.C.O" (extended version)
A2. "D.I.S.C.O" (radio edit)
B1. "D.I.S.C.O" (San Frandisco mix)
B2. "So High"
  1. "D.I.S.C.O" (radio edit)
  2. "D.I.S.C.O" (San Frandisco mix)
  3. "So High"
  4. "D.I.S.C.O" (extended version)
  • UK cassette single[27]
  1. "D.I.S.C.O" (radio edit)
  2. "So High"

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits are lifted from the UK CD single liner notes.[25]

Studios

  • Recorded at the Cheese Factory (Manchester, England)
  • Mixed at PWL Studios (London, England)

Personnel

  • Jean Kluger – writing
  • Daniel Vangarde – writing
  • Kevin O'Toole – writing, synths
  • Dale Longworth – writing, programming
  • Ricardo da Force – writing (as Ricardo Lyte)
  • Jerome Stokes – vocals
  • Viveen Wray – vocals
  • Vinny Burns – guitars
  • Curds and Whey – production
  • Nobby – engineering

Charts[edit]

Chart (1997) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[28] 29
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)[29] 37
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[30] 10
Ireland (IRMA)[31] 10
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40 Tipparade)[32] 10
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[33] 82
Scotland (OCC)[34] 8
UK Singles (OCC)[35] 11
UK Dance (OCC)[36] 22

Chico Slimani version[edit]

"D.I.S.C.O."
Disco-by-chico-slimani.jpg
Single by Chico
Released2006
Songwriter(s)
Chico singles chronology
"It's Chico Time"
(2006)
"D.I.S.C.O."
(2006)
"Curvy Cola Bottle Body Baby"
(2007)

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.

Lyrics
He amended lyrics to say "C.H.I.C.O. on D.I.S.C.O." and amended lyrics to:

  • D dynamic
  • I incredible
  • S supersonic
  • C Chicolicious (alluding to his own name)
  • "O oh, oh, oh".[37]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
position
UK Singles (OCC)[38] 24

TYP version[edit]

"D.I.S.C.O.
(TYP D.I.S.C.O.)"
Typ-disco-single.jpg
Single by TYP
from the album 9am to 5pm, 5pm to Whenever
Released2011
Length3:25
LabelUniversal Music
Songwriter(s)
Music video
"D.I.S.C.O." on YouTube

In 2011, the song was sampled by Israeli musical duo TYP (also known as The Young Professionals) for their track "D.I.S.C.O." from their album 9am to 5pm, 5pm to Whenever. The music video features Uriel Yekutiel, an Israeli gay icon.[39]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
France (SNEP)[40] 53

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  24. ^ D.I.S.C.O. (UK 12-inch single sleeve). N-Trance. All Around the World Productions. 1997. 12 GLOBE 153.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  25. ^ a b D.I.S.C.O. (UK CD single liner notes). N-Trance. All Around the World Productions. 1997. CD GLOBE 153.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  26. ^ D.I.S.C.O. (Australian CD single liner notes). N-Trance. Festival Records, All Around the World Productions. 1997. D1601.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  27. ^ D.I.S.C.O. (UK cassette single sleeve). N-Trance. All Around the World Productions. 1997. CA GLOBE 153.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
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  29. ^ "Eurochart Hot 100 Singles" (PDF). Music & Media. Vol. 14, no. 16. 19 April 1997. p. 20.
  30. ^ "N-trance feat. Rod Stewart: D.I.S.C.O" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat. Retrieved 8 June 2014.
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  39. ^ Ghert-Zand, Renee (12 August 2011). "Israel's Most Fabulous Drag Queen Gets a New Gig". The Forward. Retrieved 27 March 2020.
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