Boney M. was a powerhouse in the world of disco music during the 1970s, churning out hit after hit that captured the hearts and dancing shoes of a global audience. Established by German producer Frank Farian in 1975, Boney M. consisted of a blend of talents, hailing from England, Germany, and the Netherlands. The members—singers Marcia Barrett and Liz Mitchell, model Maizie Williams, and performer Bobby Farrell—came together to produce some of the most unforgettable disco anthems.

With an impressive 80 million records sold worldwide, Boney M. dominated the charts with songs like “Daddy Cool,” “Ma Baker,” “Belfast,” “Sunny,” “Rasputin,” “Mary’s Boy Child – Oh My Lord,” and “Rivers of Babylon.”

Here’s a rundown of the top 10 all-time best songs by Boney M.:

10. Mary’s Boy Child – Oh My Lord

This Christmas classic has transcended its holiday roots to become a year-round favorite. The song beautifully combines the traditional “Mary’s Boy Child” with the original composition “Oh My Lord.”

9. Belfast

“Belfast” has a memorable melody that hooks you from the start. The song stands out for its lyrical content, tackling the sensitive subject of conflict in Northern Ireland.

8. Brown Girl in the Ring

A Caribbean folk song adapted into a disco hit, “Brown Girl in the Ring” is a cheerful tune that is instantly recognizable and often associated with childhood games.

7. Hooray! Hooray! It’s a Holi-Holiday

This song is an effervescent celebration of holidays and good times. With its upbeat tempo and infectious chorus, it never fails to get people on their feet.

6. Sunny

A cover of Bobby Hebb’s song, Boney M.’s rendition of “Sunny” added a disco flair that made it their own. It’s a feel-good song that brightens any playlist.

5. Gotta Go Home
With its driving beat and catchy lyrics, “Gotta Go Home” encapsulates the carefree vibe of the disco era. It’s a song that invites you to let loose and dance.

4. Rasputin

An infectious tune that tells the story of the mysterious Russian figure, Grigori Rasputin, this song is a masterful blend of storytelling and disco rhythm.

3. Daddy Cool

“Daddy Cool” is the epitome of cool with its smooth rhythms and suave vocals. It was one of the songs that helped solidify Boney M.’s reputation as a disco powerhouse.

2. Ma Baker

With its captivating storyline and irresistible beat, “Ma Baker” became an international hit. The song chronicles the life of a fictional gangster’s moll and has been a staple in discotheques around the world.

1. Rivers of Babylon

Adapted from the Melodians’ 1970 original, which itself was based on the Biblical Psalms, “Rivers of Babylon” became one of Boney M.’s most enduring hits. The song beautifully blends spirituality with the effervescence of disco, making it an unforgettable classic.

From disco anthems to Christmas favorites, Boney M.’s eclectic collection of hits remains iconic to this day.