1975 was an exceptional year for love ballads and dance tunes that will add to the splendor of a wedding. These 1975 wedding songs include hits from Barry Manilow, James Taylor, Art Garfunkel, and other legends of the era.
1975 Wedding Songs
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The Captain and Tennille were one of the feel-good musical acts of the 1970s, releasing uplifting and fun love songs like this one. Don’t be surprised when couples are introduced for the first time with this tune as a soundtrack, and it can also be used for dancing.
The delightful, finger-snapping melody of this James Taylor hit is one newlywed like to sing on their wedding day, and Taylor’s smooth vocals also make it great for the more formal parts of a ceremony. The best way to use the song for your wedding could be as an interlude while you cut the cake.
No one can say exactly how love happens, and The Eagles remind us of this song that sometimes the stars are aligned in your favor. Most couples will prefer to have the wedding DJ spin this for their first dance as husband and wife.
The Carpenters could easily fill an entire wedding celebration with songs from their musical catalog, but selections like this one seem to best capture the emotions of marriage. Some brides even choose to play this song while they share a dance with their father at the reception.
Love is indeed much like a rose, beautiful and thorny all at once. Linda Ronstadt sings about how true love demands that we take the good and the bad in stride while clinging to the one we have chosen to be our life’s partner.
Every wedding reception is filled with special moments, and this song from Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge should accompany that magical first dance. It has also been used for the recessional or played as wedding guests are being seated.
This was just one of the songs in 1975 that began the career of songwriter Barry Manilow, a reliable producer of mellow, contemporary hits. The wonderful thing about Manilow’s songs is that their melodies and lyrics remain timely and useful for today’s couples.
Have a little bit of fun at your wedding by playing this song from The Average White Band when you cut your own cake. Most of your wedding guests will understand that you are being a tad whimsical by choosing this song.
Pilot makes everyone believe that true magic is possible with this huge hit from 1975, a song that still resonates with modern couples today. Play it during your wedding as a reminder to savor the fairytale romance that you are celebrating with your new spouse, friends, and family.
Best known for “American Pie” and other classics, Don McLean released this overlooked romantic ballad in 1975 to modest reviews. It has gained a second life in the modern era as an alternative processional for wedding ceremonies and is also added to reception playlists.
Minnie Riperton is best known to many modern couples as the mother of actress Maya Rudolph, but her career as a musical legend produced many hits like this one from 1975. Riperton had a soulful voice that will help set a wonderful mood for partying into the night after saying your wedding vows.
This take on a classic easy listening hit by Art Garfunkel became one of the most popular covers during the 1970s, and it is still played at weddings today. Grooms should consider singing it for their bride or having it played when the reception speeches are about to begin.
Feelings are what weddings are all about, and you can enhance them all when you choose this song by Morris Albert for your wedding. Suggested uses for the song include playing it just prior to lighting the unity candle with your new partner.
Porter Wagoner got a little help from Dolly Parton on this country tune, one of the last that the duo recorded together. Like many country songs it is a bit on the sentimental side, so save it for the parts of a wedding that are meant to touch the heart.
When you find that special someone it becomes much easier to weather life’s storms, and this is the message Jessi Colter conveys in her 1975 wedding song. Couples will want to save this song for a moment that the two of them can share, and it may be appropriate for a special inclusion in the formal ceremony.
Country songstress Lynn Anderson was at her best with songs like this one, a meaningful declaration of a woman’s love for her man. The best choice for wedding use is as a bride’s dedication to her new partner at the reception.
Tavares made it clear with this song that loves can happen in an instant, and couples that claim love, at first sight, will understand the meaning of the lyrics. Have your DJ spin the song as you enter the reception hall to the applause of your friends and family.
Barry White sings about what a man is willing to do for the woman he loves, and that is a wonderful message to send on your wedding day. The rich baritone of White has become legendary for dance tunes like this one, so save it for that last wedding dance of the night.
R&B & Soul was a big part of the 70s music scene, and few soul singers were more popular than Al Green. Like most of Green’s hits, this one is a dance tune and should be a standard inclusion on wedding reception playlists.
Our list of 1975 wedding songs should take you back to a different time and place. If you like this list, be sure to check out our list of the best 1970s wedding songs.
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Congratulations on your wedding of 1975. You share your anniversary with the following events.
Celebrity Weddings of 1975
- Richard Thomas married Alma Gonzales
- Cher married Gregg Allman
- Freddie Prinze married Kathy Cochrani
- BernNadette Stanis married Tom Fauntleroy
- Phil Collins married Andrea Bertorelli
News Highlights of 1975
- Margaret Thatcher is the first woman elected to lead Britain’s Conservative Party.
- The busing of 21,000 students is ordered in Boston to achieve racial balance in public schools.
1975 Sports Champions:
- The Cincinnati Reds win the World Series over the Boston Red Sox.
- Super Bowl IX – Pittsburgh Steelers won 16-6 over the Minnesota Vikings.
- Golden State wins the NBA Title over the Washington Bullets.
- Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Buffalo Sabres to win the Stanley Cup.
Music Highlights of 1975
- Grammy’s Song of 1975: Send In The Clowns – Stephen Sondheim
- Neil Sedaka – Bad Blood
- David Bowie – Fame
- The Silver Convention – Fly, Robin, Fly
- Tony Orlando & Dawn – He Don’t Love You (Like I Love You)
- Elton John – Island Girl
- The Bee Gees – Jive Talkin’
- The Captain & Tennille – Love Will Keep Us Together
- The Eagles – One Of These Nights
- Glen Campbell – Rhinestone Cowboy
- America – Sister Golden Hair
- Olivia Newton-John – Have You Never Been Mellow
- LaBelle – Lady Marmalade
- Minnie Riperton – Lovin’ You
- Freddy Fender – Before The Next Teardrop Falls
- B.J. Thomas – (Hey Won’t You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song
- Earth, Wind & Fire – Shining Star
- Elton John – Philadelphia Freedom
- John Denver – Thank God I’m A Country Boy
- Van McCoy & The Soul City Symphony – The Hustle
- Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds – Fallin’ In Love
- KC & The Sunshine Band – Get Down Tonight
- John Denver – I’m Sorry
- The Bay City Rollers – Saturday Night
- Barry Manilow – I Write The Songs
- The Staple Singers – Let’s Do It Again
- The Miracles – Love Machine (Part I)
- Ohio Players – Love Rollercoaster
- KC & The Sunshine Band – That’s The Way (I Like It)
- Diana Ross – Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where You’re Going To)
- Rhythm Heritage – Theme From S.W.A.T.
- C.W. McCall – Convoy
- The Four Seasons – December 1963 (Oh, What A Night)
- Paul Simon – 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover
Entertainment Highlights of 1975
- Best Picture: The Godfather: Part II: Francis Ford Coppola, Gray Frederickson, Fred Roos
- Best Actor: Art Carney – Harry and Tonto
- Best Actress: Ellen Burstyn – Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore
Top Television Shows:
- ABC Monday Night Movie, All In The Family, The Bionic Woman, Laverne And Shirley, Maude, Phyllis, Rhoda, Rich Man, Poor Man, Sanford, and Son, The Six Million Dollar Man
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