Despite a lot of musicians disliking disco, it was a fun era for me and I learned a lot about poly rhythms. I liked the simplicity and think our current music is pretty much disco once again but worse. At least they were real musicians back then and some pretty big bands.
Billie Jean, Stayin' Alive, share the same formula that I paid close attention to when others were calling it crap. ... powerful songs indeed that had a huge influence on music.