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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Blog Poll Results: Best Disco Song Ever!

Gloria Gaynor
My poll is closed, the results are in. You were asked to "VOTE for your favorite all-time disco song from the... modest list of classic disco songs." You could vote for more than one song.

The winner from that list is: "I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor, with 13 votes! She has certainly survived with that international hit that almost everyone in the world knows by heart. And she is still going strong; a diva to be reckoned with.
http://djbuddybeaverhausen.blogspot.com/2011/11/presenting-ms-gloria-gaynor.html

But The Weather Girls came in with a close #2, belting out "It's Raining Men" and collecting 12 votes. That song recently celebrated its 30th anniversary, notably on the David Letterman show. http://djbuddybeaverhausen.blogspot.com/2012/10/martha-wash-on-david-letterman.html

Yvonne Elliman's "If I Can't Have You (I Don't Want Nobody, Baby)" from the movie, Saturday Night Fever, was #3, with 9 votes. Sylvester's "(You Make Me Feel) Mighty Real" garnered 8 votes, while Donna Summer's "I Fee Love" received seven. And Cher came in with 6 votes cast for "Take Me Home." It should be noted, however, that the Bob Esty/Michele Aller song was the winner of my Cher poll last month, and you'll note a comment on the link from the esteemed Mr Esty himself. Dj Buddy B was thrilled and humbled by it! http://djbuddybeaverhausen.blogspot.com/2012/11/sharing-cher-results-on-dj-buddy.html

"I Love the Nightlife," by the divine Alicia Bridges, is a perennial disco fave that has been featured in major motion pictures and remixed over the ensuing decades, oddly enough receiving only 6 votes by participants in this poll.

Five songs came in with four votes each: Vicki Sue Robinson's classic "Turn the Beat Around," "Born to Be Alive" by Patrick Hernandez, "Cherchez la Femme" by Dr Buzzard's Savannah Band, Love Unlimited's "Under the Influence of Love" and Pamala Stanley's floor-filler, "Coming Out of Hiding."

Kelly Marie's "Feels Like I'm in Love" gathered 3 votes and "I Need a Man," by Grace Jones,  received two. All the nominees were winners to my mind as they remain iconic tunes from the classic disco era that moved us to the dancefloor and, sometimes, emotionally as well. They are a part of our history, popular culture and musical legacy.

Thirty-six people participated in voting. Thanks to all! A new poll will be posted on New Year's Eve and we begin anew!  Love to all ~~ Dj Buddy Beaverhausen

2 comments:

  1. Madleen Kane is great disco!!! i would have voted for her!!!:)

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