KISS released Dynasty 39 years ago today (May 23), and at the time, the album got a lot of heat from fans for its heavy disco influence.
However, as the years have passed, it’s hard to deny some of the disco earworms on this album. In honor of its release, here are five classic rock disco tracks we all love.
KISS - “I Was Made For Loving You”
This ridiculously catchy track features a songwriting credit from Desmond Child, who also helped co-write massive hits for Aerosmith (“Angel,” “Dude (Looks Like A Lady)”), Bon Jovi (“Living On A Prayer,” “Bad Medicine”) and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts (“I Hate Myself For Loving You”.)
Official Clip of Kiss : "I was made for lovin' you" Scorpions - Still loving you : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stSk9d... Scorpions - Rock You Like A Hurricane : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQRprg... LYRICS : Tonight, I wanna give it all to you In the darkness, there's so much I wanna do And tonight, I wanna lay at your feet 'cause girl I was made for you...
Blondie - “Heart of Glass”
This song was controversial for two reasons: Blondie was a punk band and because the song features the phrase “pain in the ass,” which made some radio stations nervous to play it. What a simpler time!
Official video of Blondie performing Heart Of Glass from the album Parallel Lines. Buy It Here: http://smarturl.it/tshaz0 Like Blondie on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Blondie Follow Blondie on Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/BlondieOfficial Official Website: http://www.blondie.net/ See More Videos Here: http://www.youtube.com/user/BlondieVEVO
Pink Floyd - “Run Like Hell”
While not an overt dive into disco, you have to admit that this track from The Wall is definitely disco-influenced at the very least. (And it’s just such a killer groove.)
Provided to YouTube by Pink Floyd Run Like Hell · Pink Floyd The Wall ℗ Pink Floyd Records Released on: 1979-11-30 Auto-generated by YouTube.
The Rolling Stones - “Miss You”
Play “Miss You” at any wedding, and I guarantee the dance floor will be immediately packed. Plus, this might be the hookiest hook Mick Jagger and Keith Richards ever wrote.
The official promo video for the Rolling Stones' 1978 single, 'Miss You'. The song is from the 1978 album Some Girls and was composed by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards and produced by the Glimmer Twins.
Rod Stewart - “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?”
A list about classic rock disco tracks just isn’t complete without this Rod Stewart gem. We’ve all danced to it in front of our bedroom mirrors. We’ve all cranked it while in the car. And if you say you haven’t, you’re either a liar or just don’t know how to live.
Watch the official music video for Rod Stewart's "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?" from his album 'Blondes Have More Fun' The song was released as a single in late 1978 and spent one week at the top of the British charts in December 1978 and four weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 in February 1979.
Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.