Many non-disco artists recorded disco songs at the height of disco's popularity, and films such as Saturday Night Fever (1977) and Thank God It's Friday (1978) contributed to disco's rise in mainstream popularity. Studio 54, a venue popular among celebrities, was a well-known disco club of that time.
Mobile Discos referred to Disc Jockeys for hire that brought their own equipment to office parties, weddings and the like. Simon Reynolds has described Gary Glitter's Rock and Roll Part 2 as the first hybrid disco-rock song. stood for "Mother Father Sister Brother"; to the tough areas where they came from it was understood to stand for "Mother Fuckin' Son of a Bitch", a reference to their playing skill and musical prowess.There was also a thriving drug subculture in the disco scene, particularly for drugs that would enhance the experience of dancing to the loud music and the flashing lights, such as cocaine and Quaaludes, a drug that was so common in disco subculture that it was nicknamed "disco biscuits".Disco clubs were also sometimes associated with promiscuity.By the early 1940s, the terms disc jockey and DJ were in use to describe radio presenters.During WWII, because of restrictions set in place by the Nazi occupiers, jazz dance halls in Occupied France played records instead of using live music.