How well do you remember when huge rock bands went disco?

Everyone got into the groove. Can you?

In the late 1970s, music fans supposedly fell into two camps — rock and disco.

But, really, the biggest rock stars in the world were discotheque dilettantes. The arena-filling, guitar-smashing, amp-cranking kings of rock all got into the groove. Even Led Zeppelin got funky (just listen to the boogie of "Carouselambra").

For some acts, going disco gave them the biggest hits of their career. 

Let's see how well you remember these genre-hopping smashes. Try to name all the bands!
  1. "I Was Made for Lovin' You" become one of their biggest hits.
    Image: Island Def Jam
  2. Their smash "Heart of Glass" originally had a working title of "The Disco Song."
    Image: Chrysalis
  3. Their hit "Miss You" had a "Special Disco Version," the band's first ever dance remix.
    Image: R.S. Records
  4. He was ahead of the curve when he tapped into American funk with "Young Americans."
    Image: Parlophone / Warner Music Group
  5. These rock gods went deep disco on their groovy album Hot Space.
    Image: Hollywood Records
  6. He released his unique take on disco, "Disco Mystic," in 1979.
    Image: Arista
  7. His "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?" went all the way to No. 1.
    Image: Warner Bros.
  8. This was an unlikely act to go disco, but nevertheless "Shakedown Street" brought the boogie.
    Image: Arista
  9. This English band delivered the disco on its 1979 hit "Shine a Little Love."
    Image: Jet Records / Epic / Legacy
  10. This former Steve Miller Band guitarist scored a massive his with his "Lowdown."
    Image: Columbia Records

How well do you remember when huge rock bands went disco?

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33 Comments

Tresix 4 months ago
10/10. Probably still would have gotten a perfect score even if they didn’t post photos of the acts.
RedSamRackham 4 months ago
* Years before "disco" the best rated records on American Bandstand had a good danceable beat!
FrankiLuvsU 18 months ago
Missed Lou Reed....lol got the rest. Love this time. 🎶 🎵
BruceETheobald 19 months ago
"lowdown" was a disco song? I think not! Other than that,10 outta 10 :)
Tresix BruceETheobald 4 months ago
I’d consider it disco, although it was released before disco blew up the way that it did.
Coolrain 19 months ago
You got 9 out of 10
Hot stuff!
Remembered all but one
WILD 56 months ago
You got 10 out of 10
Hot stuff!

My very first concert was KISS in 1979 at the Montreal Forum. Tickets and T-shirts were $10.00 each. In spite of "I Was Made For Loving You", Dynasty was not a disco album as some describe it.
As for "Young Americans" being funky. No way, man. This does not sound like Funk at all. If you want an example of what Funk sounds like, then listen to Parliament Funk (aka P-Funk) or at least to Wild Cherry's "Play That Funky Music".
Dave 63 months ago
10 out of 10. So easy, as I remember all of these songs and all of these bands, and this was and is my favorite era of music.
HippieU 63 months ago
I sucked at this one. I only got 3 of them
Greg 64 months ago
If you want to see the best version of I feel love. On you tube search I feel love Blueman group with Venus Hum it's great
Greg 64 months ago
10/10 I would contest calling Lowdown a disco song
anthony 64 months ago
10/10.💃💃💃First perfect score in a while.Yeah I got a lot of them from the pictures, but I'll take it.
Dicazi 64 months ago
9/10.
I guessed on most of them.
BuckRogers 64 months ago
Bowie’s “Young Americans” album was disco? Do your research, MeTV staff. Bowie was collaborating with Luther Vandross to create his version of soul music as he was interested in that genre at the time. The truly disco album of Bowie’s would have been 1980’s “Scary Monsters and Super Creeps” which featured the song “Fashion”, a danceable song that was pounding from the speakers at Studio 54 in New York City.
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