100 Best 70s SongsMatt Campbell

Best 1970s Music for Weddings

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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 Best 70s Songs 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 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 70s Songs 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 70s Songs 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.

Our Top 5 Best 70s 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.

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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