Editors' Notes As Chic sang in one of the disco era’s quintessential anthems, “These are the good times!” Those words were certainly true for anyone who spent the Me Decade anywhere near a dance floor. What’s more, boogie fever was rampant even before disco’s irresistible four-on-the-floor rhythmic flow and its hedonistic energy conquered clubs and radio stations in the latter half of the ‘70s. Through the decade’s early years, you can hear the same spirit of exuberance in funk and soul classics by Stevie Wonder and the Ohio Players that you do in the bubblegum-flavored rock hits of Blue Swede, Redbone, and The Sweet. It’s no wonder that dancers were primed and ready to get down to business when smashes like Van McCoy’s “The Hustle,” KC and the Sunshine Band’s “Get Down Tonight,” and ABBA’s “Dancing Queen” ushered in disco’s golden years. From there, the party only got wilder.

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