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Bright disco is an extension of typical disco music, but with a strong 1980s touch. It lasted a few years, roughly from 1977 to 1983, in the transition between the disco culture and the 80s fashion.

Best examples of this kind of music might be "She Works Hard For The Money" (Donna Summer), "Far From Over" (Frank Stallone), "I'm So Excited" (The Pointer Sisters), "It's Raining Men" (Weather Girls), "What A Feeling" (Irene Cara), "Holding Out For a Hero" (Bonnie Tyler) and some songs from Village People's early 80s albums.

The strongest pattern of Bright Disco is that several instruments commonly used by traditional disco music, such as rhythm guitar, strings (violin, viola, cello), trumpet, saxophone, trombone, piano, and drums were electronically emulated, or replaced by keyboard's icy sounds (brightness, pad-ens, saw-wave, bells or atmosphere).

The genre is sometimes denied as being such, by those that consider it as a kind of historical prelude to the Synth Pop era, but it has sufficient personality to be considered a valuable musical movement.

Bright disco - Dance-punk - Disco polo - Euro disco - Hi-NRG - House - Italo disco - Spacesynth
Discothèque - Nightclub - Orchestration - Other electronic music genres

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