Popular 1970s Songs for Weddings
Top 100 for 2020
These are the Best 1970s Music for Weddings to get people on the dance floor! As the Vietnam War continued into 1975, people went dancing at 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 “Y.M.C.A.”.
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 to 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 kickoff 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 term disco music came from the use of discos. The hustle was invented in 1970 thought to be in New York City. Offspring 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, Boogaloo, 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 the free agency by the end of the decade.
Top 5 Best 1970s Songs
- September – Earth, Wind & Fire
- Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
- Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours – Stevie Wonder
- Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
- Dancing Queen – ABBA
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100 Best Songs of the 1970s
1970s wedding song list curated by Matthew Campbell
Last Updated: July 8, 2020
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