Guilty Pleasure Music: Disco

I can’t help, but surrender to a large grin, and foolish dance moves when I hear the infectious, exquisite, and outstanding disco piece, that is, “Don’t Stop Til’ You Get Enough.”

Ethan Neal, Reporter

It was a movement shunned by many for many years, during and since its explosion onto the music scene. Looking back on the anger directed toward disco, I fail to understand why someone would be so bold to revolt against a sound which brought together all races, as if that was something to be in disgust over. Nonetheless, while rock fans threw a tantrum, disco heads boogied down to the tightest of grooves, enjoying a type of atmosphere that, unfortunately, is unknown to the public nowadays.

In the last two years, I have begun to appreciate disco for what it was: The moments of high plucked strings heard in the background, the untouchable level of casual, yet amazing style of swagger (afros, roller skates, bell bottom pants, sparkled suits), full on funky, rhythmic bass, unity and togetherness between racial groups… and oh yes, the down right, dirty dancing steps and moves that will forever be celebrated as long as the ‘Saturday Night Fever’ soundtrack exists.

As far as disco songs I enjoy, I confess to you my undeniable guilt of shaking my body down to songs such as ‘Shake Your Groove Thing,’ ‘Boogie Nights,’ ‘Get Down Tonight,’ ‘I Will Survive,’ and ‘Blame It On the Boogie,’ just to name several.

Truthfully, I do not feel guilty for enjoying one of the most liveliest musical genres to ever take form, especially since it is purely for fun and the good times. By the way, you shouldn’t either.

The gatefold of The Jacksons’, 1978 studio album, ‘Destiny’ featured a collection of photographs of the five brothers during the height of disco.
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