Do you like disco?
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor expressed the angst and determination of a generation in this memorable anthem. Boston Disco Radio DJ Jack King summed it up best, "I played it and played it and my listeners went nuts."
We Are Family - What has not been said about this iconic Sister Sledge hit of the late 70s? It was the theme song for the 1979 Pittsburg Pirates and was used in Robin Williams' movie, Birdcage, as well as The Full Monty and Mission Impossible 3. Even the Spice Girls covered this megahit. Alvin and the Chipmunks & The Chipettes covered the song for the movie, Alvin and the Chipmonks: The Squeakquel.
Le Freak - It introduced a funkier, sleeker style of disco, built around heavier percussive effects and slicker guitar runs, that would come to define dance music in the early part of the next decade.
Jive Talkin' - Bee Gees had begun their march towards disco three full years before Saturday Night Fever with "Jive Talkin'" and "You Should be Dancin.'" In fact, the Brothers Gibb proved themselves prescient with the 2/4 punch of this smash; it helped write many of the rhythmic rules that transformed slick romantic R&B into a national phenomenon with its hot mix of Latin percussion, modern keys and galloping horns.
Staying Alive - This Bee Gees smash, with a groove just complicated enough to be funky, yet simple enough for anyone to follow, Staying Alive helped transform the Brothers Gibb from Pop sentimentalists to thinking man's band on the run, hip and happening.
Disco Inferno (The Trammps) - Could this be the monster disco anthem of them all? Both in length (a nearly 11-minute finale on the Saturday Night Fever double album) and in presentation. Sousa himself couldn't have asked for a more majestic horn/string section than this one.