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)


L[edit]

  • L.A. Express
    • "Dance the Night Away" (1976)
  • La Bionda(DD Sound)
    • "1234 Gimee Some More"(as DD Sound)[1], "Sandstorm" (1978), "One For You, One For Me" (1978), "Never Gonna Let You Go" (1979)
  • Labelle
    • "Lady Marmalade" [2](1974), "What Can I Do for You" (1974), "Messin' with My Mind" (1975), "Get You Somebody New" (1976)
  • Lakeside
    • "Fantastic Voyage" (1981)
  • Lalo Schifrin
    • "Enter The Dragon" (1973)
  • 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(Brazil)
    • "Dancin' in My Feet" (1978), "All Through Me" (1978), "Some Love" (1978), "Lady Scorpio" (1978)
  • Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs
    • "Fly Away" (1978)
  • Leif Garrett
  • 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)
  • LeVert
    • "Casanova" (1987)
  • Linda Clifford[3]
    • "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 G. Thompson(Silver Convention)
    • "Ooh, What A Night" (1974)
  • Linda Ronstadt
    • "Just One Look" (1978)
  • Lipps Inc.
    • "Funkytown" (1979), "Rock It" (1979), "All Night Dancin'" (1979)
  • Liquid Gold(UK)
    • "Dance Yourself Dizzy" (1979), "Substitute" (1980), "Don't Panic" (1981)
  • Liza Minnelli
    • "Losing My Mind" (1989)[4] with Pet Shop Boys
  • Logg
    • "I Know You Will" (1981)
  • Loleatta Holloway
    • "Dreamin'" (1976), "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)
  • 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(Lost Generation)
    • "Mellow, Mellow Right On" (1978), "Overdose of Love" (1979)
  • L.T.D.
    • "(Every Time I Turn Around) Back in Love Again" (1977), "Kickin' Back" (1981)
  • Luther Vandross(Luther 1976)
    • "It's Good for the Soul" (1976), "May Christmas Bring You Happiness" (1976), "Never Too Much" (1981), "Don't You Know That" (1981), "Sugar and Spice" (1981),

M[edit]

  • Madleen Kane
    • "Rough Diamond" (1978), "Touch My Heart" (1978), "Let's Make Love" (1978), "Forbidden Love" (1979)
  • Madonna
    • "Boderline" (1984), "Holiday" (1984), "Lucky Star" (1984)
  • Major Harris
    • "Each Morning I Wake Up" (1975)
  • Major Lance
    • "Love Pains" (1978)
  • Mandrill
    • "Stay Tonite" (1978)
  • 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)
  • 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)[5], "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)
  • 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"(1975).
  • Miami Sound Machine
    • "I Want You to Love Me" (1978), "You've Broken My Heart" (1979), "Conga" (1986), "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You" (1987)
  • Michael Fortunati(Itaro-disco)
  • 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), "Thriller" (1982), Bad(1987)
  • 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
  • Midnight Star
    • "Operator" (1984)[7]
  • Millie Jackson
    • "All-the-Way Love" (1978), "We Got to Hit It Off" (1979), "What Went Wrong Last Night" (1979)
  • Miles Jaye(Village People)
    • "Special Thing" (1988)
  • 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]

  • Nanette Workman
    • "Lady Marmelade" (1976), "Danser, Danser" (1976)
  • Narada Michael Walden
    • "I Shoulda Loved Ya" (1979), "Tonight I'm Alright" (1979)
  • Natalie Cole
    • "Mr. Melody" (1976), "Annie Mae" (1977), "Pink Caddilac" (1987)
  • New Birth
    • "Deeper" (1977)
  • New Edition
    • "Cool It Now" (1983)
  • Next Movement
    • "All I Do" (1984)
  • 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)
  • Nu Shooz[8]
    • "I Can't Wait" (1986)

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), "Love Rollercoaster" (1976)
  • The O'Jays
    • "Back Stabbers" (1972), "992 Arguments" (1973), "Love Train" (1973), "Livin' For The Weekend" (1975), "I Love Music" (1976), "Message In Our Music" (1976), "Work On Me" (1977), "Darlin Darlin Baby" (1978), "Usta Be My Girl(1978), "Strokey Stroke" (1978), "Get On Out and Party" (1979)
  • Olivia Newton-John
    • "Physical" (1981), "Heart Attack" (1983)
  • The Olympic Runners
    • "Keep It Up" (1977), "The Kool Gent" (1978), "Sir Dancealot" (1979)
  • One Way
    • "Music" (1979), "Cutie Pie" (1981), "Mr. Groove" (1984), "Don't Think About It" (1987), "You Better Quit" (1987),
  • 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)
  • Papa John Creach
    • "Joyce" (1976)
  • Paradise Express
    • "Poinciana" (1977), "Dance" (1979)
  • Parliament
    • "Up for the Downstroke" (1974), "Give Up The Funk"(1976), "Flashlight"(1977)
  • Passion
    • "Don't Bring Back Memories" (1980), "In New York" (1980)
  • Patrice Rushen
    • "Haven't You Heard" (1979), "Forget Me Nots"(1982)
  • 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(Canada)
    • "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 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), "Comin' Up"(1980)
  • 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
    • "Kodachrome" (1973)
  • Peaches & Herb
    • "Shake Your Groove Thing" (1978), "Roller-Skatin' Mate" (1978), "Fun Time" (1980)
  • Pearly Gates
    • "Fandango Dancing" (1979)
  • The People's Choice
    • "Do It Any Way You Wanna" (1975), "Movin' in All Directions" (1976)
  • Percy Faith
  • 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
    • "Yes We Can Can" (1973) "Happiness" (1979), "He's So Shy" (1980) "Jump For My Love" (1983)
  • 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), "Ai No Corida" (1981), "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)
  • Raffi
    • "Starvin' Marvin" (1977)
  • Ralph Carter
    • "When You're Young and In Love" (1975), "Extra Extra (Read All about It)" (1975)
  • 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)
  • Ray Charles
    • "You 20th-Century Fox" (1978)
  • Ray, Goodman & Brown
    • "Thrill/Friends" (1979)
  • Raydio
    • "Jack and Jill" (1978), "Get Down" (1978), "More Than One Way To Love A Woman" (1979), "It's Time To Party Now" (1980), "It's Your Night" (1981),
  • The Real Thing
  • Reflections
    • "Gift-Wrap My Love" (1976)
  • Regina
    • "Baby Love" (1986),
  • Régine
    • "I'll Never Stop Dancin'" (1979)
  • 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), "Mary Jane" (1979), "17" (1979), "Super Freak" (1981), "Give It To Me Baby"(1981), "Dance Wit' Me" (1982), "Cold Blooded" (1983)
  • Ringo Starr
  • Ripple
    • "The Beat Goes On" (1977)
  • 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), **"Sad Eyes" (1979)
  • Roberta Flack
    • "Feel Like Makin' Love" (1977), ""Back Together Again" (1978)
  • Roberta Kelly
    • "Trouble-Maker" (1976), "I'm Sagittarius" (1977), "Love-Sign" (1977), "Sunburst" (1977), "Zodiacs Medley" (1978)
  • Rod Stewart
    • "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?" (1978), "Passion" (1980)
  • The Rolling Stones
    • "Hot Stuff" (1976), "Miss You" (1978), "Dance Pts. 1 & 2 (1980), "Emotional Rescue" (1980), "Too Much Blood" (1983), "Herlem Shuffle" (1986), "Rain Fall Down" (2005)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Roundtree(Richard Roundtree)
    • "Get on Up" (1979), "Discocide" (1979)
  • Rouge(Female group)
    • "Don't Stop Singing" (1978)
  • Roxy Music
    • "Love Is The Drug" (1975), "Dance Away" (1979)
  • Roy Ayers
    • "Running Away" (1977), "Get On Up, Get On Down", (1978), "Fever" (1979), "Love Will Bring Us Back Together" (1979)
  • Ruby Andrews(R&B, disco)
    • "Queen of the Disco" (1977)

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