Before you freak out and say that I have no taste, let me tell you that I actually like the new Saturdays’ single, “Disco Love” (listen here). Despite stupid lyrics like, “You take me back in time to 1999,” it’s still better than that Girls Aloud knock-off, “Gentleman.” It’s actually one of the best Saturdays singles ever released (not that that’s a hard thing to achieve), but I’m still gonna shade it just because it’s them.
So, here’s six modern disco-pop songs you can listen to instead of “Disco Love.”
6. Paris Hilton – Do Ya Think I’m Sexy?
Paris Hilton whispers her way through an old Rod Stewart cover. The flawlessness/awfulness is self-explanatory.
5. Uhm Jung Hwa – D.I.S.C.O feat. T.O.P
This veteran K-diva proved that she was still a force to be reckoned with when she topped the charts back in 2008 with this addictive disco ditty.
4. Pussycat Dolls – Hush Hush; Hush Hush
Nicole Scherzinger and her backup dancers turned a filler ballad from Doll Domination into an epic gay disco anthem thanks to a brilliant sample of Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive.” Ailee later improved upon the formula with last year’s “I’ll Show You,” but PCD deserves the credit for doing it first.
3. Seo In Young – I Want You Back
The disco-influenced dance-pop of “I Want You Back” is just one of the five perfect tracks from Seo In Young’s impeccable EP, Forever Young.
2. Nine Muses – Figaro
Nine Muses went from a K-pop laughing stock to the best thing since sliced bread with this chic disco flop, which still stands as one of the best things Sweetune’s ever produced.
1. T-ara – Roly Poly
T-ara’s 2011 Saturday Night Fever-inspired hit was so big that it not only launched a disco revival in Korea, but turned disco into an entire sub-genre of K-pop music. When will your fave?