The Best Disco in Town

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"The Best Disco in Town"
The Best Disco in Town - The Ritchie Family.jpg
Single by The Ritchie Family
from the album Arabian Nights
B-side"The Best Disco in Town (Pt. 2)"
Released1976
GenreDisco
Length2:39 (7" version)
6:39 (Album version)
LabelMarlin
Songwriter(s)Jacques Morali, Richie Rome, Henri Belolo, Phil Hurtt
Producer(s)Jacques Morali, Richie Rome
The Ritchie Family singles chronology
"I Want to Dance with You (Dance with Me)"
(1975)
"The Best Disco in Town"
(1976)
"Life Is Music"
(1977)

"The Best Disco in Town" is a 1976 crossover disco single by Philadelphia-based group, The Ritchie Family. In the United States, the single was a top 20 hit on both the soul and pop charts.[1] "The Best Disco in Town" went to number one for one week on the disco/dance chart.[2]

The song is a medley of pop and R&B hits, preceding other medleys like Shalamar's "Uptown Festival" by 1 year and Stars On 45's "Medley" by 5 years.

Songs included on the single are "Reach Out I'll Be There", "I Love Music", "Bad Luck", "TSOP", "Fly, Robin, Fly", the group's own "Brazil". The extended single adds the songs "Love To Love You Baby", "That's the Way (I Like It)", "Lady Bump", "Express", "Lady Marmalade", and the group's own song from the Arabian Nights album, "Romantic Love."

Chart history[edit]

Chart (1976-77) Peak
position
Australia Kent Music Report[3] 3
Canada RPM 15
Germany 22
Netherlands 2
Norway 10
South Africa[4] 18
Sweden 13
UK Singles Chart 10
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 17
U.S. Billboard Hot Soul Singles 12
U.S. Record World Disco 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 494.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 218.
  3. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (doc)|format= requires |url= (help). Australian Chart Book, St Ives, N.S.W. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  4. ^ http://www.rock.co.za/files/sa_charts_1969_1989_songs_(A-B).html