The best Italo Disco music.
An overview of the best Italo Disco music
Italo-disco is the world’s most unappreciated musical genre. Unlike America, Europe did not experience the “disco sucks” phenomenon and as a result, disco music continued to flourish and evolve in Europe long after North America had buried it into the ground.
Italo-Disco is essentially a happy music. It’s comfort food. It reminds you of summer sun and beach parties and love. It’s not quite as obscure as say, Bizarro, but it is, sadly one of the world’s most overlooked pieces of culture.
It’s silly and fun. It’s English songs by Italians (and later by all Europeans) who don’t speak English. Don’t even bother trying to understand the lyrics. It has a slow, easygoing beat you’ll recognize right away once you get used to it. It grew out of synthpop and American disco and is, arguably, the world’s first mainstream electronic music genre.
It flourished in the mid eighties before tapering off and evolving. As technology advanced and newer sounds became popular, Italo-disco split. Some artists going on to produce Eurodance hits and others sped up the beat and formulated another EXTREMELY good and under-rated genre of music called Super Eurobeat.
During the recent eighties-renaissance that saw neon and big hair come back into vogue, I was saddened to see Italo-disco left out. If you’re here, it means you’ve stumbled across a rumour of it. Maybe you liked it. Maybe you want to learn more. Read more to learn examples of the best Italo disco music
Top Five Best Italo Disco Songs:
1) Max Coveri - Bye Bye Baby
2) Eddy Huntington - Up and Down
3) Baltimora - Tarzan Boy (The only italo-disco hit to make it to America)
4) Spagna - Easy Lady
Den Harrow - Charleston
Honourable Mentions: A sampling of the best.
93rd Superbowl - Forever And A Day
Albert One - For your love
AlphaTown – Hey Robin
Attack - Can't Stop
Betty Miranda - Dance
Betty Miranda - Take Me To The Top
Body Power - Nothing
Brian Ice - Over Again
Chester - Hold The Line
Chris Luis - The heart of the city
Cleo - Go Go Dynamo
Cyber People - Polaris
Danuta - Touch My Heart
David Lyme - Let's go to Sitges
Den Harrow - Catch the Fox
Fake - Another Brick
Fancy - Bolero
Funny Twins - You And Me
Gazebo - I like Chopin
Hot & Cold - Don't Talk About It
Hugh Bullen - Alisand
Joe Yellow - Love At First
Koto - Dragon's Legend
Max Coveri - One More Time
Mike Hazzard - Stop Me Baby
Miko Mission - How Old Are You
Miko Mission - The world is you
Mr. Black - Monnalisa
My Mine - Hypnotic Tango
Proxyon - Space Hopper
Radiorama - Vampyres
Radiorama - Yeti
Raf - Self Control
Ranko - Happy world
Sabrina - Boys Boys Boys
Savage - Don't cry tonight
Shy Rose - I Cry For You
Silver Pozzoli - Around My Dream
Tom Hooker - Help Me
Two Girls - Another Boy In Town
Valerie Dore - The night
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