There are many melodies that are burned into boomer and post-boomer brains by the cartoons, that most of us don't even think of as popular songs. I think things Bugs hums or whistles are prime among them. Another one is "By A Waterfall."
UM, let's talk about "I Wanna Sing-A". How many people - probably more in the FMUnierse than most -- know that the song began as a move song featuring Jolson and Calloway serenading each other from penthouse balconies set across the street from each other -- the latter accompanied by his full band?
Parq -- I love "I Wanna Sing-a"! I've played the whole soundtrack of the cartoon on air. And it was just recently that I learned of the Cab Calloway - Jolson origins. I believe there's a youtube video around.
I pretty much unconsciously missed disco on the first pass, but by the late 90s, I started to dig Italo and electro disco, but the disco craze that's at every third club around here is crap (well, some of them are actually good, but they are in the minority)