Top 1976 Wedding Songs for Love So Right

This list of 1976 wedding songs includes hits from Paul Anka, Rod Stewart, David Bowie, and an entire group of musical legends.

A few years have produced as many sincere wedding classics as 1976, and you’ll find songs here for all parts of your ceremony.

1976 Wedding Songs

Best 1976 Wedding Songs

You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine – Lou Rawls

Released in May 1976 on the album All Things in Time

The velvety voice of the legendary Lou Rawls has been heard at many wedding ceremonies, and this song from 1976 remains a popular choice today. Rawls’ classics are most often used as wedding dance tunes, but this one can also be added to the arrival playlist.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Whoa, I’m not tryin’ to make you stay, baby
But I know somehow, some day, some way
You are (You’re gonna miss my lovin’)
You’re gonna miss my lovin’

Dancing Queen – ABBA

Released in August 1976 on the album Arrival

“Dancing Queen” is one of those songs that defined the disco era of music, and the ABBA hit is used at weddings to spotlight the bride at her reception. It is one of those rare songs that inspires everyone to move regardless of their taste in music.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Feel the beat from the tambourine, oh yeah
You can dance
You can jive
Having the time of your life

Let Your Love Flow – The Bellamy Brothers

Released in January 1976 on the album Let Your Love Flow

This feel-good country song from The Bellamy Brothers celebrates the emotions of happiness and joy that are so important on your wedding day, and modern couples use it to accompany their grand entrance to the reception. An alternative use would be to have the song played during the send-off.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Just let your love flow like a mountain stream
And let your love grow with the smallest of dreams
And let your love show
And you’ll know what I mean

I’ll Be Good To You – The Brothers Johnson

Released in April 1976 on the album Look Out for #1

All weddings involve the promise of commitment and devotion that resonates in the lyrics of this 1976 song from The Brothers Johnson, and you should consider it for the formal wedding ceremony. The song also makes a wonderful dance choice.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

We’ve been together
For so very long
I would hate to break up
Break up our happy home

Still the One – Orleans

Released in August 1976 on the album Waking and Dreaming

Orleans will provide some live music for your wedding reception playlist with this classic, a song that is still heard on the radio today. The other married couples who attend your wedding will also recall the song fondly and be inspired to celebrate. A great anniversary song celebrating married couples.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

You’re still the one that makes me laugh
Still the one that’s my better half
We’re still having fun, and you’re still the one

Golden Years – David Bowie

Released in November 1975 carry-over on the album Station to Station

David Bowie is not a name that automatically comes to mind when choosing wedding songs, but couples who want something different might want to include this unique ballad. The nature of Bowie’s compositions probably makes his songs good choices for the less formal parts of a wedding.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

I’ll stick with you, baby, for a thousand years
Nothing’s gonna touch you in these golden years

Tonight’s the Night (Gonna Be Alright) – Rod Stewart

Released in September 1976 on the album A Night on the Town

The message in this love song from Rod Stewart is very clear, and the ballad can be all about that special honeymoon night with your new spouse. Imagine fleeing away from the wedding festivities into the night as this song plays in the background.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Tonight’s the night
It’s gonna be alright
‘Cause I love you girl
Ain’t nobody gonna stop us now

Love So Right – Bee Gees

Released in September 1976 on the album Children of the World

Those who love disco will surely want to include a Bee Gees hit or two in the wedding reception choices and lesser-known hits like this one are perfect. The Bee Gees were all about celebrating the glories of love and life in their music, and this one just makes you feel good.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

I thought you came forever and you came to break my heart
Now I’m hanging on, on the chance that you’ll come back to me

You Make Me Feel Like Dancing – Leo Sayer

Released in October 1976 on the album Endless Flight

Leo Sayer became an iconic voice of the 1970s even though he only had a couple of hits like this one, a disco tune that can be used for that first dance with your new spouse. It can also be saved for later in the night when everyone is participating in the joyful celebration.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

You make me feel like dancing
I’m gonna dance the night away

Just to Be Close to You – The Commodores

Released in August 1976 on the album Hot on the Tracks

Lionel Richie began his career with The Commodores, and this was one of their biggest hits of 1976. It is a song that uses simple lyrics to convey a depth of emotion that is rarely seen in today’s music.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

You see you’re my heart, you’re soul
You’re my stone inspiration, baby
Oh that’s why I’m standin’ here singin’
And opening my arms to you

You Are the Woman – Firefall

Released in August 1976 on the album Firefall

You may never have heard of Firefall, but the group’s music lives on with snappy tunes like this one. Grooms should consider the song when choosing tunes that are dedicated to the bride and make her feel special.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

It’s not so much your pretty face I see
It’s not the clothes you wear
It’s more that special way you look at me
That always keeps me there

Golden Ring – George Jones and Tammy Wynette

Released in 1976 on the album Golden Ring

George Jones and Tammy Wynette sang about their own love story in this country classic, a song that speaks of the true meaning of the wedding bands that couples exchange. It could be used as an interlude for lighting a unity candle, or it can also be played as wedding guests are seated.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

By itself (by itself)
It’s just a cold metallic thing
Only love can make a golden wedding ring

Til The Rivers All Run Dry – Don Williams

Released in December 1975 carry-over on the album Harmony

Don Williams was a gentle giant of country music, leading a rich baritone to this tender 1976 wedding song about love everlasting. Let the bride know that your love is forever by playing this song just for her.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

‘Till the rivers all run dry
‘Till the sun falls from the sky
‘Till life on earth is through
I’ll be needing you

I’m Gonna Love You – Dave & Sugar

Released in 1976 on the album Dave & Sugar

Rich harmonies dominate the music of Dave & Sugar, a pop/country trio that scored with this 1976 release. This is exactly the kind of song that can be used as a highlight of the formal wedding ceremony, and it should be played before the formal vows begin.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

I’m gonna love you I’m gonna love you
Till the stars in the skies start flickering out above you

Baby, You Look Good to Me Tonight – John Denver

Released in August 1976 on the album Spirit

Make the bride feel wonderful on her special day by having the DJ spin this John Denver tune for her during the wedding reception. Some grooms might even want to have a go at singing the song themselves, but Denver’s vocals are hard to beat.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

You’re the best idea I’ve had all day
Usually I put up a fight but
Baby, you look good to me tonight

Say You Love Me – Fleetwood Mac

Released in June 1976 on the album Fleetwood Mac (The White Album)

Christine McVie takes the lead on this Fleetwood Mac classic which became one of the band’s first big hits, a tribute to falling in love and all the feelings accompanying this magical time. The song has a lively tempo and will probably serve best as a dance selection.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

‘Cause when the loving starts and the lights go down
And there’s not another living soul around
You woo me until the sun comes up
And you say that you love me

Somebody to Love – Queen

Released in November 1976 on the album A Day at the Races

It just doesn’t get any better than Freddie Mercury and Queen, and this early hit from the band is filled with Mercury’s soaring vocal range. Most couples tend to make this a first wedding dance selection, but it has also been used as a recessional for when the couple exits the wedding chapel.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

And I start to pray
‘Til the tears run down from my eyes
Lord, somebody, ooh somebody
(Please) can anybody find me, somebody, to love?

Times of Your Life – Paul Anka

Released in November 1975 carry-over on the album Times of Your Life

Life comes down to a few special moments and occasions, and Paul Anka has provided the soundtrack for plenty of wedding ceremonies. The smoothness of his vocals makes Anka’s music a nice choice for just about any part of a wedding ceremony, although this song often gets chosen for a father/daughter dance.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Gather moments while you may
Collect the dreams you dream today
Remember, will you remember
The times of your life?


Next, see a list of the best 1977 wedding songs.

Celebrating weddings of 1976. Where were you and what was happening?

If you were one of the weddings in 1976

Congratulations on your wedding of 1976. You share your anniversary with the following events.

Music Highlights of 1976

  • Grammy’s Song of 1976: I Write The Songs – Bruce Johnston
  • The Starland Vocal Band – Afternoon Delight
  • The Four Seasons – December 1963 (Oh, What A Night)
  • Johnnie Taylor – Disco Lady
  • Elton John & Kiki Dee – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart
  • Paul Simon – 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover
  • Chicago – If You Leave Me Now
  • Diana Ross – Love Hangover
  • Wild Cherry – Play That Funky Music
  • Wings – Silly Love Songs
  • Rod Stewart – Tonight’s The Night (Gonna Be Alright)
  • The Bellamy Brothers – Let Your Love Flow
  • The Sylvers- Boogie Fever
  • John Sebastian – Welcome Back
  • The Manhattans – Kiss And Say Goodbye
  • Walter Murphy & The Big Apple Band – A Fifth Of Beethoven
  • KC & The Sunshine Band – (Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty
  • Bee Gees – You Should Be Dancing
  • Rick Dees & His Cast Of Idiots – Disco Duck (Part 1)
  • Steve Miller Band – Rock ‘N Me
  • Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. – You Don’t Have To Be A Star (To Be In My Show)
  • Rose Royce – Car Wash
  • Leo Sayer – You Make Me Feel Like Dancing
  • Manfred Mann’s Earth Band – Blinded By The Light
  • Mary MacGregor – Torn Between Two Lovers
  • ABBA – Dancing Queen
  • Thelma Houston – Don’t Leave Me This Way
  • Stevie Wonder – I Wish
  • Barbara Streisand – Love Theme From “A Star Is Born” (Evergreen)
  • The Eagles – New Kid In Town

Celebrity Weddings of 1976

  • Diahnne Abbott wed Robert De Niro
  • Barbara Bouchet wed Luigi Borghese
  • Kim Novak wed Dr. Robert Malloy
  • Roger Waters wed Lady Carolyn Christie
  • Andy Gibb wed Kim Reeder

News Highlights of 1976

  • Barbara Walters is the first broadcaster to be offered a $1-million-per-year contract to cohost the nightly news.
  • From coast to coast, America celebrates its 200th birthday.
  • Gymnast Nadia Comaneci is the darling of the Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada.
  • Jimmy Carter is elected President over Gerald Ford.

1976 Sports Champions

  • The Cincinnati Reds win the World Series by sweeping the New York Yankees.
  • Super Bowl X – Pittsburgh Steelers won 21-17 over the Dallas Cowboys.
  • The Boston Celtics win the NBA Title over the Phoenix Suns.
  • The Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup over the Philadelphia Flyers.

Entertainment Highlights of 1976

  • Best Picture: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest: Saul Zaentz, Michael Douglas
  • Best Actor: Jack Nicholson – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • Best Actress: Louise Fletcher – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Top Television Shows

  • ABC Monday Night Movie, ABC Sunday Night Movie, Baretta, The Big Event, Charlie’s Angels, Happy Days, Laverne And Shirley, M*A*S*H, On Day At A Time, The Six Million Dollar Man


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