What are your favourite disco music videos of the 1970s and 1980s?
Here are a few to get you started.
First, here’s Eruption’s “One Way Ticket”. Check out those hair beads, those shiny golden boots, and the dyed feathers everywhere! Amazing stuff. And the arrangement is a great disco cover of the Neil Sedaka original.
Next we have “Moskau” by Dschinghis Khan. You can’t have been on the Internet in the last fifteen years without having seen one of these performances (or of their other big hit, “Dschinghis Khan”), but I thought I’d mention it here anyway. Campy, colourful uniforms and thematic appropriate choreography (which the bald-headed man always manages to flub at least once). One of the female members shares a rare surname with my late grandfather, and I was crushed to learn that they weren’t related.
Finally, check out the Sylvers’ “Boogie Fever”. Behold those wonderful sidling, finger-snapping dance moves—but only if you can tear your eyes off of those glorious afros! Bonus points for the Michael Jackson look- and sound-alike on stage left. (Everyone I show this video to is convinced on first viewing that it’s really him.) I have known and loved this song from my early childhood thanks to its use in the computer game Frantic Freddie. But I didn’t learn its name and original performer until 2013, when @osuwariboy identified it for me in another thread here.