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Dua Lipa’s Disco Fever Switched on Pop

    • Music Commentary

Dua Lipa remembers the disco era in her hit “Don’t Start Now.” What may sound like just another dance floor track, upon deeper listening unfolds as a celebration of the genre. References to Gloria Gaynor, Chic, Giorgio Moroder and The Bee Gees are all waiting here for the curious listener to uncover. But so are the Italian and Daft Punk inspired bass lines. Yet the song is more than just one big disco ball cliché. It is brilliantly written too. We asked our listeners to help us highlight the best moments of the song as this is a song that continues to sound anew upon each playback. In 2020, the influence of Disco is still very much alive and Dua Lip’s “Don’t Start Now,” written with Caroline Ailin, Emily Warren and Ian Kirkpatrick, is a shining example of a great contemporary disco track. 
Songs Discussed

Dua Lipa - Don’t Start Now

Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive

Chic - Good Times

Giorgio Mordoer - Baby Blue

The Bee Gees - You Should Be Dancing

The Michael Zager Band - Let’s All Chant

MFSP - TSOP

Todd Terje - Strandbar Piano

Fred Falke and Alan Brav - Intro

Daft Punk - Voyager

Ryan Paris - Dolce Vita

Madison Avenue - Don’t Call Me Baby

Marvin Gaye - Got To Give It Up


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Dua Lipa remembers the disco era in her hit “Don’t Start Now.” What may sound like just another dance floor track, upon deeper listening unfolds as a celebration of the genre. References to Gloria Gaynor, Chic, Giorgio Moroder and The Bee Gees are all waiting here for the curious listener to uncover. But so are the Italian and Daft Punk inspired bass lines. Yet the song is more than just one big disco ball cliché. It is brilliantly written too. We asked our listeners to help us highlight the best moments of the song as this is a song that continues to sound anew upon each playback. In 2020, the influence of Disco is still very much alive and Dua Lip’s “Don’t Start Now,” written with Caroline Ailin, Emily Warren and Ian Kirkpatrick, is a shining example of a great contemporary disco track. 
Songs Discussed

Dua Lipa - Don’t Start Now

Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive

Chic - Good Times

Giorgio Mordoer - Baby Blue

The Bee Gees - You Should Be Dancing

The Michael Zager Band - Let’s All Chant

MFSP - TSOP

Todd Terje - Strandbar Piano

Fred Falke and Alan Brav - Intro

Daft Punk - Voyager

Ryan Paris - Dolce Vita

Madison Avenue - Don’t Call Me Baby

Marvin Gaye - Got To Give It Up


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