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Disco's Only Grammy Award

Without question some of the best Disco material was released between 1978 and 1979. Many consider the most popular year for disco was in 1979. Disco in some form or another had penetrated just about every facet of daily life and it was evident at the top of the music charts, many radio stations had converted to an all-disco format. Disco flavored theme songs and intros were common on American television. . In the second half of the year, disco’s popularity began to declined due to the saturation and ” Cheese-afication” of the style. 8 of the Top 10 songs of 1979 were Disco. 1 Knack My Sharona 2 Donna Summer Bad Girls 3 Chic Le Freak 4 Rod Stewart Da Ya Think I’m Sexy 5 Peaches and Her Reunited 6 Gloria Gaynor I Will Survive 7 Donna Summer Hot Stuff 8 Village People Y.M.C.A. 9 Anita Ward Ring My Bell 10 Robert John Sad Eyes It only made sense for the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences to add a Best Disco Recording category for the 22nd Grammy Awards. The Nominees were “Boogie Wonderland” by Earth, Wind & Fire, “I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor, “Don’t Stop ’tilContinue readingDisco's Only Grammy Award

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