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Big artists with a 'sell-out' disco hit?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by TheLazenby, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. TheLazenby

    TheLazenby Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    I always thought a fun compilation would be big name artists who had that one "sell out" disco/club hit. Which examples can you think of?

    A few off the top of my head....
    * The Steve Miller Band - "Macho City"
    * Seals and Crofts - "You're The Love"
    * The Beach Boys - "Here Comes The Night"
    * Pink Floyd - "Another Brick In The Wall, Part 2"
    * Neil Young - "Sample and Hold" (a bit late for 'disco', but fits the mold well enough!)
    * The Grateful Dead - "Shakedown Street"
    * The Rolling Stones - a couple choices, but I'd go for "Emotional Rescue" for Mick's Bee Gees falsetto
     
  2. keefer1970

    keefer1970 Metal, Movies, Beer!

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    Kiss - I Was Made For Lovin' You

    ...legend has it that during Paul Stanley's first trip to Studio 54, he thought "anybody can write this stuff," so he went home and whipped the song up in about fifteen minutes.
     
  3. Pennywise

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    The Kinks - (I Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman
    Blondie - Heart Of Glass
     
  4. TheLazenby

    TheLazenby Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    I'd throw in The Doors' "Ghost Song" as well.

    Though if you managed to dance to that, more power to you. XD
     
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  5. BluesOvertookMe

    BluesOvertookMe Forum Resident

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    If true, why did he need Desmond Child and Vini Poncia as co-writers?
     
  6. TheLazenby

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    I feel like ABBA should be on there, something from "Voulez Vous" - their only true 'disco' album. "As Good As New" is an obvious pick.
     
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  7. Parachute Woman

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    'Do Ya Think I'm Sexy' by Rod Stewart, of course
     
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  8. TheLazenby

    TheLazenby Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Forgot about this one!
     
  9. Matty

    Matty Forum Resident

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    ELO -- Shine A Little Love and Last Train to London
    Paul McCartney - Goodnight Tonight (edit: Ah, Lazenby beat me to it!)

    Also, I've also thought that the beginning and end sections of Led Zeppelin's Carouselambra have a bit of a disco-y feel.
     
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  10. TheLazenby

    TheLazenby Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Bob and Ray would agree. XD
     
  11. Raunchnroll

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    Frankie Valli - Swearin' To God
    Frankie Valli / Four Seasons - Who Loves You b/w December 1963 (Oh What A Night)
     
  12. TheLazenby

    TheLazenby Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Ahhhh, how could I forget "Who Loves You"?!
     
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  13. Zoot Marimba

    Zoot Marimba And I’m The Critic Of The Group

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    It’s another example of Paul talking out of his ass.
     
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  14. Matty

    Matty Forum Resident

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    I know who Bob and Ray were, but I confess that I don't get the reference.
     
  15. Zoot Marimba

    Zoot Marimba And I’m The Critic Of The Group

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    Don’t forget Grease
     
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  16. rfs

    rfs Forum Resident

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    The Residents - Diskomo
     
  17. Grant

    Grant Back to the 60s!

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    DA YA...
    [​IMG]
     
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  18. Grant

    Grant Back to the 60s!

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    Is this thread another hate disco thread in disguise?
     
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  19. the pope ondine

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    all the kids danced to this at studio 54!

     
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  20. cquiller1

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    ELO - Don't Bring Me Down
     
  21. cquiller1

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    Rolling Stones - Hot Stuff
     
  22. Matty

    Matty Forum Resident

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    I can't speak for the others who have posted, but although I'm not at all a disco fan, I enjoy many of the "sell-outs" listed in this thread. (In fact, Shakedown Street and Low Budget were the first Grateful Dead and Kinks albums I ever owned.)
     
  23. Orthogonian Blues

    Orthogonian Blues Forum Resident

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    The first person who mentions Another One Bites The Dust is going to get a punch in the face.

    Oh wait... guess I'd better go punch myself in the face then:doh:
     
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  24. theMess

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    The Stones track I would nominate would be 'Miss You'.

    As for 'Sample And Hold', even though it does have a good groove, isn't that more experimental synth-pop?
     
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  25. DaveinMA

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