Disco music

Melissa Arbaoui

The causes of the birth and evolution of the disco music

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  • The music of the youngest baby boomers
  • From an underground movement started by African-American, Hispanics and the Gay Community
  • Got popularized by movies and broadway
  • Never died but evolve into hip-hop, techno, etc.


Blame it on the Boogie

  • by the Jackson 5 in 1978, a dancing song
  • The Jackson 5 had a contract with Motown
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The Jacksons - Blame It On the Boogie

I will survive

  • by Gloria Gaynor in 1978
  • song for women's independance
I Will Survive

Boogie wonderland

  • by Earth, Wind and Fire in 1977
  • a song to dance by an Afro-American group
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Earth, Wind & Fire - Boogie Wonderland

Night Fever

  • by the Bee Gees in 1977
  • it was the soundtrack of the movie "Saturday night fever", a movie that popularized the disco music
Bee Gees - Night Fever (1977)

Dancing Queen

  • by ABBA in 1976
  • Swedish band
  • inspired the broadway musical "Mamma Mia"
  • later adapted in a movie
Abba - Dancing Queen

You make me feel mighty real

  • by Sylvester in 1977
  • Sylvester was gay and the spokesman for the gay community
Sylvester - You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)

I'm coming out

  • by Diana Ross in 1980
  • the song was for her gay followers and to announce Diana's entry in the world
  • also signed with Motown
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Diana Ross - I'm Coming Out


  • by the Village People in 1978
  • became the gay anthem
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I was in a band (Inside Out Vine)
Village People - YMCA OFFICIAL Music Video 1978