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Disco Parties are always fun and high energy. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday or an anniversary, having as your party theme, a Disco Night will bring out lots of laughs and good fun. Mini skirts, hot pants, disco boots, pointy shirts, preferably open at the chest, often worn with double-knit polyester shirt jackets with matching trousers known as the leisure suit and high-heeled shoes Necklaces and medallions were a common fashion accessory.

The Village People Talk About The Origin Of Disco Classic 'Y.M.C.A.’

The Village People's 1978 hit song "Y.M.C.A." has long been solidified as a disco classic. But the tune wouldn't be complete without the signature dance moves that have inspired people to get moving at weddings, sporting events and all types of celebratory occasions for decades.

Felipe Rose, one of the original Village People, never foresaw the group's runaway success, as he explained on a recent episode of "Oprah: Where Are They Now?". When he was approached by French music producer Jacques Morali to form a group consisting of American male stereotypes, Rose was skeptical. "[Morali] told me about the concept of the group and I thought it was pretty out-there," he admits. "I said, 'Okay, well, let's give it a try.'" Rose, born to a Lakota Sioux father, became known as the "Red Indian."

Since then, the Village People have sold 100 million records worldwide, thanks in part to songs such as "Y.M.C.A." Not only did the Village People become disco icons, but they've also been credited with helping to bring gay culture to the mainstream.

"I don't think Jacques' intent was, 'Oh, I'm just going to put together a group for the gay audience,'" says group member Eric Anzalone (the biker). "He knew the music industry and he knew if he had a hit in the clubs -- which, in the '70s, the gay, the Latin clubs -- that was the place to be."

In addition to his acute music-industry knowledge, Morali found song inspiration in the everyday, as he did with "Y.M.C.A." While walking around the Village, he came across a "Y.M.C.A" sign. "He was saying, 'What does that mean? What does that mean?'" says group member Ray Simpson (the police man). "Coming from France, he didn't know. So, they told him it was Young Man's Christian Association and he said, 'That's a song there...'"

The "Y.M.C.A." dance, however, wasn't such a deliberate calculation. "The kids from Dick Clark's 'American Bandstand' actually started the hand motions because we weren't smart enough to come up with that," Simpson laughs. "We decided that was good, let's put it in the show."

1. I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor - 1978
2. Le Freak - Chic - 1978
3. Stayin' Alive - Bee Gees - 1977
4. Super Freak - Rick James - 1981
5. Funky Town - Lipps Inc. - 1979
6. Disco Inferno - Trammps - 1976
7. YMCA - Village People - 1978
8. Born To Be Alive - Patrick Hernandez - 1979
9. Billie Jean - Michael Jackson - 1982
10. Get Up...I Feel Like Being A Sex Machine - James Brown-'70
11. Mandolay - La Flavour - 1980
12. I Feel Love - Donna Summer - 1977
13. Love To Love You Baby - Donna Summer - 1975
14. Shame - Evelyn "Champagne" King - 1977
15. I'm So Excited - Pointer Sisters - 1982
16. Do You Wanna Funk - Sylvester - 1982
17. Babe We're Gonna Love Tonight - Lime - 1982
18. That's The Way I Like It - K.C. & the Sunshine Band - 1975
19. Knock On Wood - Amii Stewart - 1978
20. Night Fever - Bee Gees - 1977
21. Last Dance - Donna Summer - 1978
22. Don't Leave Me This Way - Thelma Houston - 1976
23. Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel - Tavares - 1976
24. Take Your Time (Do It Right) - S.O.S. Band - 1980
25. Double Dutch Bus - Frankie Smith - 1981
26. Rapper's Delight - Sugarhill Gang - 1979
27. Feels Like I'm In Love - Kelly Marie - 1981
28. Celebration - Kool & the Gang - 1980
29. Don't Stop Til You Get Enough - Michael Jackson - 1979
30. Love Hangover - Diana Ross - 1976
31. Hot Stuff - Donna Summer - 1979
32. Heaven Must Have Sent You - Bonnie Pointer - 1979
33. This Time Baby - Jackie Moore - 1979
34. Let's All Chant - Michael Zager Band - 1978
35. Boogie Oogie Oogie - A Taste Of Honey - 1978
36. Get Down Tonight - K.C. & the Sunshine Band - 1975
37. Spank - Jimmy "Bo" Horne - 1978
38. Bad Girls - Donna Summer - 1979
39. The Hustle - Van McCoy - 1975
40. Ladies Night - Kool & the Gang - 1979
41. Macho Man - Village People - 1978
42. Turn The Beat Around - Vicki Sue Robinson - 1976
43. Never Can Say Goodbye - Gloria Gaynor - 1974
44. White Lines (Don't Do It) - Grandmaster Flash - 1983
45. So Many Men, So Little Time - Miquel Brown - 1983
46. There But For The Grace Of God - Machine - 1979
47. The Love I Lost - Harold Melvin & Bluenotes - 1973
48. Come To Me - France Joli - 1979
49. I'll Always Love My Mama - Intruders - 1973
50. Can't Get Enough Of Your Love - Barry White - 1974
51. Bad Luck - Harold Melvin & Bluenotes - 1975
52. I Love The Night Life-(Disco 'Round) - Alicia Bridges - 1978
53. We Are Family - Sister Sledge - 1979
54. Wishing On A Star - Rose Royce - 1978
55. It Only Takes A Minute - Tavares - 1975
56. Soul Makossa - Manu Dibango - 1973
57. Give It To Me Baby - Rick James -1981
58. Holiday - Madonna - 1983
59. Where Do We Go From Here - Trammps - 1974
60. Sugar Pie Guy - Joneses - 1974
61. Heart Of Glass - Blondie - 1978
62. You're The One For Me - "D" Train - 1981
63. Let's Start II Dance Again - Bohannon - 1981
64. Contact - Edwin Starr - 1978
65. Love Train - O'Jays - 1972
66. Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart - Trammps - 1972
67. Rock Your Baby - George McCrae - 1974
68. Good Times - Chic - 1979
69. Date With The Rain - Eddie Kendricks - 1972
70. Ten Percent - Double Exposure - 1976
71. More, More, More - Andrea True Connection - 1976
72. It's Raining Men - Weather Girls - 1982
73. Let's Groove - Earth Wind & Fire - 1981
74. Souvenirs - Voyage - 1978
75. Devil's Gun - C.J. & Co. - 1977
76. Think (About It) - Lynn Collins - 1972
77. Rock The Boat - Hues Corporation - 1974
78. San Francisco (medley) - Village People - 1977
79. I Love Music - O'Jays - 1975
80. Doing It To Death -Fred Wesley & J.B.'s (James Brown)-'73
81. You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) - Sylvester - 1978
82. Last Night a D.J. Saved My Life - Indeep - 1982
83. La La Peace Song - O.C. Smith - 1973
84. September - Earth, Wind & Fire - 1978
85. The Boss - Diana Ross - 1979
86. 1999 - Prince - 1982
87. Relight My Fire - Dan Hartman - 1979
88. Ask Me - Ecstasy. Passion & Pain - 1974
89. All My Love - L.A.X. - 1981
90. Brick House - Commodores - 1977
91. Honey Bee - Gloria Gaynor - 1973
92. I Found Love - Love & Kisses - 1977
93. Car Wash - Rose Royce - 1976
94. TSOP - MFSB featuring the Three Degrees - 1974
95. That's Where The Happy People Go - Trammps - 1976
96. Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now - McFadden & Whitehead - 1979
97. Woman - Barrabas - 1973
98. Get Off - Foxy - 1978
99. Got To Give It Up (pt. 1) - Marvin Gaye - 1977
Disco Parties are always fun and high energy. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday or an anniversary, having as your party theme, a Disco Night will bring out lots of laughs and good fun. Mini skirts, hot pants, disco boots, pointy shirts, preferably open at the chest, often worn with double-knit polyester shirt jackets with matching trousers known as the leisure suit and high-heeled shoes Necklaces and medallions were a common fashion accessory.