Best 1970s Music for Weddings, Top 100Matt Campbell

Best 1970s Music for Weddings

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These are the Best 1970s Music 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 1970s 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 Best 1970s Music 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 1970s 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 Best 1970s Music 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 Best 1970s Music 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 1970s were also strewn with words like affirmative action, legalized abortion and Earth Day. Many 1970s 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.

Our Top 5 Best 1970s Music for weddings

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.

10cc – The Things We Do For Love

Abba – Dancing Queen

Abba – Take A Chance On Me

AC/DC – Highway To Hell

Aerosmith – Walk This Way

Al Green – Let’s Stay Together

Bachman-Turner Overdrive (BTO) – You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet

Barry White – Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe

Bay City Rollers – Saturday Night

Bee Gees – Stayin’ Alive

Bellamy Brothers – Let Your Love Flow

Bill Withers – Lean On Me

Bob Seger – Old Time Rock & Roll

Captain & Tennille – Love Will Keep Us Together

Carl Douglas – Kung Fu Fighting

Charlie Rich – The Most Beautiful Girl

Cheap Trick – I Want You To Want Me

Chic – Good Times

Chic – Le Freak

Commodores – Brick House

Commodores – Three Times A Lady

Daryl Hall & John Oates – Rich Girl

Dobie Gray – Drift Away

Don McLean – American Pie

Earth, Wind And Fire – September

Elton John – Crocodile Rock

Elton John – Your Song

Elvin Bishop – Fooled Around And Fell In Love

Eric Clapton – Wonderful Tonight

Exile – Kiss You All Over

Free – All Right Now

Gary Glitter – Rock & Roll, Part II

Gary Wright – Dream Weaver

Gladys Knight & The Pips – Midnight Train To Georgia

Glen Campbell – Rhinestone Cowboy

Gloria Gaynor – I Will Survive

Grand Funk – The Loco-Motion

Heatwave – Always & Forever

Hot Chocolate – You Sexy Thing

James Taylor – Fire And Rain

Janis Joplin – Me And Bobby McGee

Jim Croce – Bad, Bad Leroy Brown

Jimmy Buffett – Margaritaville

John Denver – Take Me Home, Country Roads

John Denver – Thank God I’m A Country Boy

John Lennon – Imagine

John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John – You’re The One That I Want

KC & The Sunshine Band – Get Down Tonight

KC & The Sunshine Band – That’s The Way (I Like It)

Kiss – Rock And Roll All Nite

Labelle – Lady Marmalade

Led Zeppelin – Stairway To Heaven

Lipps. Inc. – Funkytown

Lynyrd Skynyrd – Sweet Home Alabama

Marvin Gaye – Let’s Get It On

Meat Loaf – Paradise By The Dashboard Light

Michael Jackson – Rock With You

Nick Gilder – Hot Child In The City

Norman Greenbaum – Spirit In The Sky

Orleans – Still The One

Paul Davis – I Go Crazy

Poco – Crazy Love

Pratt & McClain – Happy Days

Queen – We Are The Champions

Rare Earth – Get Ready

Simon & Garfunkel – Bridge Over Troubled Water

Sister Sledge – We Are Family

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles – Tears Of A Clown

Stealers Wheel – Stuck In The Middle With You

Steam – Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye

Steely Dan – Reelin’ In The Years

Steve Miller Band – The Joker

Stevie Wonder – Superstition

Stevie Wonder – You Are The Sunshine Of My Life

Styx – Babe

Sugarhill Gang – Rapper’s Delight

T. Rex – Bang A Gong (Get It On)

The Beatles – Let It Be

The Cars – Just What I Needed

The Doobie Brothers – Listen To The Music

The Eagles – Hotel California

The Four Seasons – December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night!)

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

The Jackson 5 – I’ll Be There

The Knack – My Sharona

The O’Jays – Love Train

The Partridge Family – I Think I Love You

The Rolling Stones – Brown Sugar

The Romantics – What I Like About You

The Temptations – Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)

The Temptations – Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone

The Trammps – Disco Inferno

Thelma Houston – Don’t Leave Me This Way

Thin Lizzy – The Boys Are Back In Town

Three Dog Night – Joy To The World

Van McCoy – The Hustle

Village People – Y.M.C.A.

War – Low Rider

Warren Zevon – Werewolves Of London

Wild Cherry – Play That Funky Music

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