1970 produced timeless wedding songs from The Carpenters, The Beatles, Perry Como, and an entire host of musical greats. You can use this list of 1970 wedding songs to choose love ballads that will take you back to that magical year and fill your special day with a touch of nostalgia.
1970 Wedding Songs
The Beatles had one last time to shine with this 1970 hit before the Fab Four called it quits, and the song has become a wedding classic. It’s lyrics speak of the unique journey that all lovers share, and brides prefer to include this song in their wedding processional.
One of only a few hits for Freda Payne, “Band of Gold” is a vintage wedding song that reflects the solemn nature of wedding vows. The song celebrates devotion and commitment, and it should be played as the bridal party is making its way down to the altar.
The 1970s produced many love songs that are suitable for wedding day dancing, and this classic from Diana Ross may be the most requested of them all. It can be used for the first dance that you and your partner will share as husband and wife, or you can also make it the soundtrack of your wedding sendoff.
Using imagery like white lace and promises, this wedding song by the Carpenters can evoke the strong emotions that should be a part of your nuptials. As the lyrics suggest, this is the song to play immediately following your wedding vows.
Simon & Garfunkel are one of the most iconic duos in music history, and this song from their vast catalog of hits is the one most often found in modern wedding ceremonies. There is a promise in the lyrics that newlyweds can share, one that says they will take care of one another for many years to come.
Many people are a fan of the rich baritone of B.J. Thomas on this 1970 tune, and the song was also covered in later years by Elvis Presley. It is a song that grooms should reserve as a special dedication to their beautiful bride, and it can also be played as a backing track while the wedding cake is being cut.
Country music of the 70s produced its fair share of wedding songs, and it doesn’t get more country than Tammy Wynette. The songstress celebrates the love of a strong man in this ballad, and brides will want to include it on the reception playlist for their new husband.
Dolly Parton is still the true queen of country music, and this song from a duet album with Porter Waggoner describes the bright future that all married couples hope to share. Some brides have even used this song for a father/daughter dance, and it also works for the recessional of the bridal party.
No one could croon a love song like Elvis Presley, and couples that are fans of the King will want to select this little-heard ballad for their wedding. Presley sings about that precious journey from dating to the wedding altar, so make the song a prominent part of your vows.
Get ready for some fun on the reception dance floor when you play this song by Ike and Tina Turner, two legends of 70s soul. There is a sentimentality to the lyrics, but the song really shines thanks to its powerful dance groove that will have everyone up on their feet.
Van Morrison influenced a whole generation of singers from Mick Jagger to Rod Stewart, and “Crazy Love” is a song where his vocals shine. You might be surprised to know that many grooms will grab the microphone and sing this one with the house band for the blushing bride.
Jermaine Jackson takes the lead on this song from the Jackson 5, and it has the silky smooth vocals that you would expect from R&B royalty. A bride will be very happy when her new partner has the DJ play this one especially for her on your wedding day, and it has even been played as she takes her important journey down the wedding aisle.
There was still room for the doo-wop sound of The Dells in the 1970s, and this song is one that everyone can sing along to. The catchy hook and beat are just what you need for your wedding reception, or you can play it while the guests for your wedding arrive and take their seats.
The Intruders were a one-hit-wonder group that scored big with this elegant ballad about getting hitched, and its simple message is a favorite among couples who appreciate vintage music. The best way to use this song is as an interlude that precedes the formal wedding processional.
One of the great things about choosing wedding songs from 1970 is that ballads like this one by The Three Degrees were specially written for the purpose of wedding use. The lyrics are very reminiscent of the wedding vows that you and your partner will recite to one another.
A 1970s-themed wedding will always bring the funk when it comes to music choices, and The Chi-Lites nailed the 70s groove better than just about any other group. This one is strictly a dance tune, so place it on the list for your DJ to spin.
There are two choices from Elvis Presley on this 1970 wedding song list, and this one is the most popular. The song became a staple of the King’s live performances, and today it is used for the first dance between husband and wife.
Perry Como has a voice that inspires many wedding singers, and “It’s Impossible” showed that the crooner was still going strong in 1970. There are so many feels in this special love ballad, and it could even be used as an alternative to the traditional bridal march.
We are just beginning our list of the 1970s wedding songs by year. If you have a 1970 wedding song that should be on our list, be sure to comment on it below so that we can add it to the list.
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Celebrating weddings in 1970. Where were you and what was happening?
If you were one of the weddings in 1970…
Congratulations on your wedding of 1970. You share your anniversary with the following events.
Celebrity Weddings of 1970
- Barry Gibb married Linda Ann Gray
- Jimmy Page wed Charlotte Martin
- Patty Duke married Michael Tell
- Alan Thicke wed Gloria Loring
- Jim Morrison married Patricia Kennealy
News Highlights of 1970
- President Nixon sends combat units into Cambodia
- Homosexuals march from New York’s Greenwich Village to Central Park demonstrating for gay rights.
- The Nation’s most liberal abortion law goes into effect in New York.
- One million cans of tuna are recalled by the FDA because of mercury contamination.
1970 Sports Champions:
- The Baltimore Orioles win the World Series over the Cincinnati Reds.
- Super Bowl IV – Kansas City Chiefs won 23-7 over the Minnesota Vikings.
- The New York Knicks win the NBA Title over the Los Angeles Lakers.
- The Boston Bruins win the Stanley Cup defeating the St. Louis Blues.
Music Highlights of 1970
- Grammy’s Song of 1970: Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon & Garfunkel
- The Jackson 5 – ABC
- Diana Ross – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
- The Guess Who – American Woman
- The Jackson 5 – I’ll Be There
- The Partridge Family – I Think I Love You
- The Beatles – The Long And Winding Road
- B.J. Thomas – Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head
- The Carpenters – (They Long To Be) Close To You
- Edwin Starr – War
- Smokey Robinson & the Miracles – The Tears Of A Clown
- Sly & The Family Stone – Thank You
- Simon & Garfunkel – Bridge Over Troubled Water
- The Beatles – Let It Be
- Ray Stevens – Everything Is Beautiful
- The Jackson 5 – The Love You Save
- Bread – Make It With You
- Three Dog Night – Mama Told Me (Not To Come)
- Neil Diamond – Cracklin’ Rose
- Dawn – Knock Three Times
- George Harrison – My Sweet Lord
Entertainment Highlights of 1970
- Best Picture: Midnight Cowboy: Jerome Hellman
- Best Actor: John Wayne – True Grit
- Best Actress: Maggie Smith – The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Top Television Shows:
- ABC Movie Of The Week, Bonanza, The F.B.I., The Flip Wilson Show, Gunsmoke, Hawaii Five-O, Here’s Lucy, Ironside, Marcus Welby, M.D., Medical Center
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