Best Songs of the 70s

Top 100 70s Era Songs for Weddings

These are the Best 70s 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 70s 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 70s 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 70s with heavy guitar riffs and anger in the 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.




Song Artist Format
iTunes
All Right Now Free
Rock


Always & Forever Heatwave
R&B


American Pie Don McLean
Rock


Babe Styx
Rock


Bad, Bad Leroy Brown Jime Croce
Rock


Bang A Gong (Get It On) T. Rex
Rock


Brick House Commodores
R&B


Bridge Over Troubled Water Simon & Garfunkel
Rock


Brown Sugar The Rolling Stones
Rock


Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe Barry White
R&B


Crazy Love Poco
Country


Crocodile Rock Elton John
Rock


Dancing Queen Abba
Disco


December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night!) The Four Season
R&B


Disco Inferno The Trammps
Disco


Don't Leave Me This Way Thelma Houston
Disco


Dream Weaver Gary Wright
Rock


Drift Away Dobie Gray
Rock


Fire And Rain James Taylor
Rock


Fooled Around And Fell In Love Elvin Bishop
Rock


Funkytown Lipps. Inc.
Disco


Get Down Tonight KC & The Sunshine Band
Disco


Get Ready Rare Earth
Rock


Good Times Chic
Disco


Happy Days Pratt & McClain
Rock


Highway To Hell AC/DC
Rock

Hot Child In The City Nick Gilder
Rock


Hotel California The Eagles
Rock


I Go Crazy Paul Davis
Rock


I Think I Love You The Partridge Family
Rock


I Want You To Want Me Cheap Trick
Rock


I Will Survive Gloria Gaynor
Disco


I'll Be There The Jackson 5
R&B


Imagine John Lennon
Rock


Joy To The World Three Dog Night
Rock


Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) The Temptations
R&B


Just What I Needed The Cars
Rock


Kiss You All Over Exile
Rock


Kung Fu Fighting Carl Douglas
Disco


Lady Marmalade Labelle
Disco


Le Freak Chic
Disco


Lean On Me Bill Withers
R&B


Let It Be The Beatles
Rock


Let Your Love Flow Bellamy Brothers
Country


Let's Get It On Marvin Gaye
R&B


Let's Stay Together Al Green
R&B


Listen To The Music The Doobie Brothers
Rock


Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress) The Hollies
Rock


Love Train The O'Jays
R&B


Love Will Keep Us Together Captain & Tennille
Rock


Low Rider War
Rock


Margaritaville Jimmy Buffett
Rock


Me And Bobby McGee Janis Joplin
Rock


Midnight Train To Georgia Gladys Knight & The Pips
R&B


My Sharona The Knack
Rock


Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye Steam
Rock


Old Time Rock & Roll Bob Seger
Rock

Papa Was A Rollin' Stone The Temptations
R&B


Paradise By The Dashboard Light Meat Loaf
Rock


Play That Funky Music Wild Cherry
R&B


Rapper's Delight Sugarhill Gang
Rap


Reelin' In The Years Steely Dan
Rock


Rhinestone Cowboy Glen Campbell
Country


Rich Girl Daryl Hall & John Oates
Rock


Rock & Roll, Part II Gary Glitter
Rock


Rock And Roll All Nite Kiss
Rock


Rock With You Michael Jackson
R&B


Saturday Night Bay City Rollers
Rock


September Earth, Wind And Fire
R&B


Spirit In The Sky Norman Greenbaum
Rock


Stairway To Heaven Led Zeppelin
Rock


Stayin' Alive Bee Gees
Disco


Still The One Orleans
Rock


Stuck In The Middle With You Stealers Wheel
Rock


Superstition Stevie Wonder
R&B


Sweet Home Alabama Lynyrd Skynyrd
Rock


Take A Chance On Me Abba
Disco


Take Me Home, Country Roads John Denver
Country


Tears Of A Clown Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
R&B


Thank God I'm A Country Boy John Denver
Country


That's The Way (I Like It) KC & The Sunshine Band
Disco


The Boys Are Back In Town Thin Lizzy
Rock


The Hustle Van McCoy
Disco


The Joker Steve Miller Band
Rock


The Loco-Motion Grand Funk
Rock


The Most Beautiful Girl Charlie Rich
Country


The Things We Do For Love 10cc
Rock


Three Times A Lady Commodores
R&B


Walk This Way Aerosmith
Rock


We Are Family Sister Sledge
Disco


We Are The Champions Queen
Rock


Werewolves Of London Warren Zevon
Rock


What I Like About You The Romantics
Rock


Wonderful Tonight Eric Clapton
Rock


YMCA Village People
Disco


You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet Bachman-Turner Overdrive (BTO)
Rock


You Are The Sunshine Of My Life Stevie Wonder
R&B


You Sexy Thing Hot Chocolate
R&B


Your Song Elton John
Rock


You're The One That I Want John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John
Rock





Best 70s 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.

The dance of the 70s 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 70s 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 70s were also strewn with words like affirmative action, legalized abortion and Earth Day. Many 70s 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 70s. 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 70s 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.