Camille Paglia’s disco playlist

A history in songs: From soul and funk to disco, 1960s-'80s.

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Camille Paglia's disco playlist

James Brown: “Super Bad,” “Make It Funky,” “Get Up (Like a Sex Machine),” “Licking Stick”

Sly & the Family Stone: “Dance to the Music,” “I Want to Take You Higher”

Isaac Hayes: “Shaft”

Curtis Mayfield: “Move on Up,” “Superfly,” “Freddie’s Dead”

The Undisputed Truth: “Ball of Confusion,” “Higher Than High”

Eddie Kendricks: “Goin’ up in Smoke,” “Keep on Truckin’”

Gloria Gaynor: “Never Can Say Goodbye”

Silver Convention: “Fly Robin Fly”

Pierre Bachelet: soundtrack from “Histoire D’O (Story of O)”

ABBA: “SOS,” “Knowing Me, Knowing You,” “Voulez-Vous,” “Fernando”

Diana Ross: “Love Hangover”

The Trammps: “Disco Inferno,” “I Feel Like I’ve Been Living (on the Dark Side of the Moon)”

Marvin Gaye: “Got to Give It Up”

The Isley Brothers: “Go for Your Guns”

Sylvester: “Stars,” “Body Strong,” “You Make Me Feel Mighty Real,” “Do Ya Wanna Funk”

Donna Summer and Giorgio Moroder: “Four Seasons of Love” (four-part album)

Donna Summer and Giorgio Moroder: “Now I Need You,” “Working the Midnight Shift,” “Queen for a Day,” “Rumour Has It,” from the album “Once Upon a Time”

Donna Summer and Giorgio Moroder: “Hot Stuff,” “Bad Girls,” “Walk Away,” “Lucky,” “Sunset People,” from the album “Bad Girls.”

Irene Cara and Giorgio Moroder: “Cue Me Up,” “Flashdance (What a Feeling)”

Giorgio Moroder: soundtrack from “Midnight Express”

Yvonne Elliman: “If I Can’t Have You”

Bee Gees: “Stayin’ Alive,” “Night Fever,” “You Should be Dancing”

Evelyn “Champagne” King: “Shame”

Saint Tropez: “Violation”

Cerrone: “Je Suis Music,” “Supernature”



Vicky Sue Robinson: “Turn the Beat Around”

The Michael Zager Band: “Let’s All Chant”

Karen Young: “Hot Shot”

Cheryl Lynn: “Star Love”

Pattie Brooks: “After Dark”

Rick James: “You and I,” “Super Freak,” “Give It to Me, Baby”

Teena Marie and Rick James: “Behind the Groove,” “Lover Girl”

Ashford and Simpson: “Found a Cure,” “Don’t Cost you Nothing’”

Jackie Moore: “This Time, Baby”

Machine: “There But for the Grace of God”

Gino Soccio: “Love Is,” “S-Beat”

Jackson Five: “Can You Feel It?”

Michael Jackson: “Billie Jean,” “Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough,” “Rock With You,” “Shake Your Body”

Olivia Newton-John: “Physical”

Grace Jones: “Pull Up to the Bumper,” “Demolition Man,” “Slave to the Rhythm”

The Gap Band: “You Dropped a Bomb on Me”

Slave: “Slide”

Aretha Franklin and Luther Vandross: “Jump to It”

Prince: “Delirious,” “1999,” “Let’s Go Crazy,” “U Got the Look”

Lime: “Angel Eyes”

Chaka Khan: “Ain’t Nobody”

Stephanie Mills: “Pilot Error”

C-Bank: “One More Shot”

Up Fron: “Infatuation”

Madonna: “Burnin’ Up,” “Into the Groove,” “Lucky Star,” “Dress You Up,” “Open Your Heart,” “Causing a Commotion,” “Who’s That Girl,” “La Isla Bonita,” “Vogue,” “Deeper and Deeper”

Evelyn Thomas: “High Energy”

Laura Branigan: “Self-Control”

Pamala Stanley: “Coming out of Hiding”

Bronski Beat: “Smalltown Boy”

Bananarama: “Cruel Summer”

Alisha: “All Night Passion,” “Into My Secret”

Patti Austin: “Gettin’ Away With Murder”

E.G. Daily: “Love in the Shadows” (45 RPM Special Remix), “Mind Over Matter”

Dead or Alive with Pete Best: “You Spin Me Round”

Taste-T-Lips: “Hypnotize”

Inner City: “Good Life”

Adele Bertei and Jellybean Benitez: “Just a Mirage”

Pretty Poison with Jade Starling: “Nightime” (original cut)

Jody Watley: “Don’t You Want Me”

Real Life: “Send Me an Angel”

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