Best Songs of the 70's
Top 100 70's Era Songs for Weddings
These are the Best 70's Songs for Weddings to get people on the dance floor! As the Vietnam War continued into 1975, people went to dance clubs to forget about the war and be happy. The music of the 70's can be most remembered as the birth of Disco style music. Popular disco music artists included the Bee Gees with Stayin' Alive, Gloria Gaynor's I Will Survive and the Village People's YMCA. Another music style popular in the 70's was progressive rock. Progressive rock songs were typically longer in length and may not be conducive for weddings. Finally, punk rock also started in the 70's with heavy guitar riffs and anger in the lyrics and projection in the singers. Punk rock style music kickoffed with bands like the Sex Pistols and the Ramones. Bob Marley had a huge fan base in the U.S. performing Jamaican reggae music.
The dance of the 70's that was typical in dance clubs, aka discos, was the Hustle. The hustle was invented in 1970 thought to be in New York City. Offspings of the Hustle were the Basic Hustle, Latin, Spanish and Tango Hustle, and Swing Hustle. Other popular dances of the 70's included the Bump, Penguin, Bogaloo, Watergate and the Robot.
The Seventies had its own fads for teens such as pet rocks, mood rings and the creation of the Rubik's cube. Pop culture fashion included men with long hair, bellbottom pants, and hot pants. There were many new inventions for teens in the Seventies which included the floppy disc, game console Atari, the videocassette recorder (VCR) and the invention of email in 1971. The 70's were also strewn with words like affirmative action, legalized abortion and Earth Day. Many 70's music bands were able to increase their following in the USA and even worldwide with the invention of the 8-track tape.
Blockbuster films of the seventies included Star Wars, The Godfather and Grease. TV shows of the Seventies included The Brady Bunch, Happy Days, All In The Family and Sesame Street for children. With the advancement of TV, sports became big business. This was the beginning of wealthy sports owners and highly paid baseball players with free agency by the end of the decade.
Being former wedding DJs, we've calculated a list of our favorite Songs of the 70's. If you have a special song that you think should be added to our list, please add your song suggestion through the comment section below. Be sure to also check out the song lyric link to find song relevance to what you want for in your song choice. Once decided, we provided a link to iTunes to purchase and Amazon.com to purchase and listen to a sample of each song.
Our Top 5 70's Era songs for weddings are as follows: 1) Old Time Rock & Roll - Bob Seger, 2) YMCA - Village People, 3) We Are Family - Sister Sledge, 4) Joy To The World - Three Dog Night, 5) Always & Forever - Heatwave.
Best 70s Songs for Weddings
Best 70's songs list is updated periodically throughout the year. If you have a song that you think should be included, please add your song suggestion through the comment section below.
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