1977 was a very memorable year in music. The world lost one of its biggest musical stars in Elvis Presley, while new stars like Fleetwood Mac and Billy Joel emerged on the scene. You will find many of these artists represented in this list of the best 1977 wedding songs. This collection of love ballads is sure to make your wedding day special.
1977 Wedding Songs
This song from the 1960s era was covered by Rita Coolidge in 1977, a singer known for her smoky vocals and emotional delivery. “Higher and Higher” is a song couples like to use as they exit the wedding chapel after saying their vows, and it can also be played as the couple is introduced as man and wife for the first time.
Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac combined to produce one of the best albums of the 1970s, and they score more than one spot on this list of 1977 wedding songs. This song has become one of Nicks’ most enduring performances, and it will work very well for a first wedding dance.
It is always a good idea to include some songs in your wedding day playlist that inspire everyone to celebrate, and this one by the Marshall Tucker Band makes everyone sing along and dance. Adventurous couples have also used it for their wedding send-off or for the cake cutting.
Take your wedding guests back to the true vibe of the 1970s with this rock classic from Supertramp, a love ballad with strong lyrics and a mild tempo. You might be surprised to know that more than one bride has heard this song playing as she walked the aisle, although it is usually reserved for less formal wedding inclusion.
Andy Gibb is sometimes regarded as the forgotten Bee Gee, but the brother of disco stars Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb had his own string of solo hits in the 1970s before dying at a young age. This was his most successful song, and a few songs are more appropriate for modern wedding receptions.
Nobody does it better than Carly Simon when it comes to heartfelt song lyrics, so consider adding this one to the selection of wedding processional music you will use. The song is a simple celebration of the love you feel for your new spouse, and the soft ballad is suitable for the solemn moments of your ceremony.
The daughter of the legendary Nat King Cole created some magic of her own with this single from 1977, and many people still play this Natalie Cole ballad at their wedding. It is a nice reminder that you, too, should have love on your mind when the wedding bells are ringing.
Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie helped to define the classic sound of Fleetwood Mac with songs like this uptempo love ballad. It should be played at the reception as a song of encouragement for the new couple, one that reminds them to push onward when the challenges of life weigh them down.
Billy Joel emerged as a star with this song and others from 1977, and the tender love tune offers an uplifting message to newlyweds. Most couples like to play it as they light a unity candle to remind one another that true love sees beyond the little imperfections we all possess.
Don’t forget to add some sultry and suggestive love songs to your wedding reception that are meant for slow dancing with the one you love. Jennifer Warnes keeps it classy on this song from 1977, but the message of the lyrics is clear.
Do you remember how your love for your spouse grew from the first day that the two of you met? You can recall how love bloomed when you spin this Kenny Nolan tune on your wedding day, but the song is probably best saved for less formal portions of the nuptials.
The world lost a treasure when Glen Campbell passed away in 2017, but his legacy of great music lives on in songs like this one. “Sunflower” is often played as newlyweds enter the reception hall, but it can also be used as an alternative to the standard wedding march or played as guests arrive.
This ballad from Debby Boone might be the most popular wedding song of 1977, an enduring classic that couples still use today in a number of ways. There are many brides who like to play this song as part of lighting the unity candle because they feel it expresses what they feel for their partner.
Those who like country music can appreciate this love song from Willie Nelson, a legendary star who is still going strong well into his 80s! Nelson is a powerful lyricist who states the essence of love to great effect, so make this song a focal point of your wedding ceremony.
Grooms need a song or two that can be dedicated to the blushing bride, and Tom T. Hall makes it clear how a groom feels on your wedding day with this country hit. It’s a song that grooms can even sing karaoke-style to create a reception moment that she will never forget.
Liven up your wedding reception when you add this upbeat number from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers to the playlist. You might be surprised to know that more than one bride has chosen this song for the important father/daughter dance at the reception.
Rod Stewart was at his mellow best on this slow love song from 1977, a ballad that makes you want to pull your new spouse close on the dance floor while everyone looks on and shares the joy. The other suggested use for this 1977 wedding song would be to play it as the wedding party exits the chapel after the vows.
Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr. were founding members of The 5th Dimension, but they also had a brief solo career which included this popular hit song. This is a tune that more than a few wedding couples have actually sung to one another during the actual ceremony.
Barry Manilow’s hit from 1977 will remind wedding couples that they want to look back fondly on this special day as the years go by, for weddings are about making memories. A very unique application of this song is its use by couples who are renewing their original wedding vows.
We getting close to ending our list of the 70s but I hope you enjoyed our list of 1977 wedding songs. If you have a song, not on our list, please comment it below as we do read and respond to all suggestions. Check out our list of 1970 wedding songs too!
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Celebrating wedding songs of 1977. Where were you and what was happening?
If you were one of the weddings in 1977…
Congratulations on your wedding of 1977. You share your anniversary with the following events.
Celebrity Weddings of 1977
- Marvin Gaye wed Janis Hunter
- Bruce Boxleitner married Kathryn Holcomb
- David Cassidy wed Kay Lenz
- John Ritter married Nancy Morgan
- Diandra Mornell Luker wed Michael Douglas
News Highlights of 1977
- CB radios are in cars and trucks are so popular that they begin interfering with radio and TV signals.
- Roots, an ABC miniseries about the family tree of author Alex Haley, attracts 80 million viewers, surpassing Gone With The Wind as the highest-rated program ever broadcast.
- The $7.7 billion trans-Alaskan pipelines opens.
1977 Sports Champions:
- The New York Yankees win the World Series over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
- Super Bowl XI – Oakland Raiders won 32-14 over the Minnesota Vikings.
- The Portland Trailblazers win the NBA Title over the Philadelphia 76ers.
- The Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup over the Boston Bruins.
Music Highlights of 1977
- Grammy’s Song of 1977: Love Theme From ‘A Star Is Born’ (Evergreen) – Barbara Streisand; You Light Up My Life – Debbie Boone
- The Emotions – Best Of My Love
- ABBA – Dancing Queen
- The Eagles – Hotel California
- Andy Gibb – I Just Want To Be Your Everything
- Hall & Oates – Rich Girl
- Stevie Wonder – Sir Duke
- Meco – Star Wars Theme
- Mary MacGregor – Torn Between Two Lovers
- The Bee Gees – Stayin’ Alive
- Player – Baby, Come Back
- David Soul – Don’t Give Up On Us
- KC & The Sunshine Band – I’m Your Boogie Man
- Glen Campbell – Southern Nights
- Leo Sayer – When I Need You
- Fleetwood Mac – Dreams
- Bill Conti – Gonna Fly Now (Theme From “Rocky”)
- Marvin Gaye – Got To Give It Up (Part I)
- Alan O’Day – Undercover Angel
- Peter McCann – Da Doo Ron Ron
- The Bee Gees – How Deep Is Your Love
- Andy Gibb – Love Is Thicker Than Water
Entertainment Highlights of 1977
- Best Picture: Rocky: Irwin Winkler, Robert Chartoff
- Best Actor: Peter Finch – Network
- Best Actress: Faye Dunaway – Network
Top Television Shows:
- Alice, All In The Family, Charlie’s Angels, Happy Days, Laverne And Shirley, Little House On The Prairie, M*A*S*H, One Day At A Time, 60 Minutes, Three’s Company
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