Disco and Sister Sledge

Disco came about in the early 1970s. It brought a different sound compared to what listeners were usually used to. Sister Sledge created their group in 1971. They didn’t achieve fame and success until 1979. The group consisted of sisters, Debra Elaine Sledge, Joan Elise Sledge, Kim Sledge, and Kathy Sledge also know as Debbie, Joni, Kim, and Kathy. They started singing at a young age at their family church. All four sisters went to Temple University for their undergraduate studies. Disco had a very loud and overwhelming sound. Disco impacted societies through cultural diversity. It allowed freedom for gays, Hispanics, and African Americans.  Any ethnicity could go to disco clubs and enjoy themselves. 

Sister Sledge

In 1979, Sister Sledge’s career heightened. Their first hit “We Are Family” traveled throughout the country. It climbed to the #9 on the Billboards Hot 100 chart. This is my favorite song by them and it happens to be the most well-known. The hit was very catchy and left a mark on people across the world. Everyone knew the song and up to now, it is still known. 

On July 12, 1979, “Disco Demolition Night” happened. It was a Major League Baseball promotion turned riot. Sister Sledge’s hit “We are Family” because the song of the year bringing everyone together. 

More Music

After “We Are Family,” Sister Sledge’s hits didn’t stop there. “He’s The Greatest Dancer” charted number one for the R&B music. “Thinking of You” and “Lost in Music” were on the album that gained certified platinum for Sister Sledge.

Sister Sledge was very important in the 1980s specifically in the disco world. Once they released “We Are Family,” they only released more hits and made themselves more well-known across the world. They left a huge mark on the music industry.

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