Rock Songs With A Disco Beat
Category: EntertainmentBy: evilgenius • 2 years ago • 51 comments
In The Beginning
From the Philadelphia R&B scene in the 60's & 70's with African-American and Latino musicians and audiences to dance parties in the New York gay community disco made a big splash on pop and rock music. DJs started moving from underground house parties into main stream Discotheques like Studio 54 and Paradise Garage where these funky beats grew in popularity. It was only a matter of time before going more mainstream.
In 1997 the film Saturday Night Fever starring a young John Travolta hit huge with audiences and won 4 Grammy Awards including Album of the Year. Suddenly everyone was a disco fan and even many rock groups wanted in on the radio action using that 4 4 disco beat.
Ten Rock Songs With That Sweet Disco Beat
Kiss - I Was Made for Loving' You
The Kinks - (Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman
Electric Light Orchestra - Shine a Little Love
The Eagles - One of These Nights
Greatful Dead - Shakedown Street
Paul McCartney & Wings - Goodnight Tonight
Queen - Another One Bites the Dust
The Rolling Stones - Miss You
Pink Floyd - Another Brink In The Wall - Part 2
Soon Disco was critizied as empty consumerism and soon slogans of Disco Sucks and Death To Disco were popping up everywhere. Rock artists were accused of selling out and the gaining Punk subculture was actively hostile to Disco even as Diana Ross' Love Hangover was cited by many UK punks as a personal favorite.