Top 1977 Wedding Songs for I Just Want to Be Your Everything

1977 was a very memorable year in music. The world lost one of its biggest musical stars 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

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Best 1977 Wedding Songs

(Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher And Higher – Rita Coolidge
Released in March 1977 on the album Anytime…Anywhere

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.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I’m so glad I finally found you, your that one in a million man
When you wrap your lovin arms around me I can stand up and face the world again

Dreams – Fleetwood Mac
Released in March 1977 on the album Rumours

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.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

It’s only me, who wants to
Wrap around your dreams and
Have you any dreams you’d like to sell
Dreams of loneliness

Heard It in a Love Song – Marshall Tucker Band
Released in March 1977 on the album Carolina Dreams

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.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

If I ever settle down
You’d be my kind
And it’s a good time for me
To head on down the line

Give a Little Bit – Supertramp
Released in May 1977 on the album Even in the Quietest Moments…

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.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Give a little bit of your time to me
See the man with the lonely eyes
Oh, take his hand, you’ll be surprised

I Just Want to Be Your Everything – Andy Gibb
Released in April 1977 on the album Flowing Rivers

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.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I just wanna be your everything
Open up the heaven in your heart and let me be
The things you are to me

Nobody Does It Better – Carly Simon
Released in July 1977 on the album The Spy Who Loved Me

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.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

And nobody does it better
Though sometimes I wish someone could
Nobody does it quite the way you do

I’ve Got Love On My Mind – Natalie Cole
Released in January 1977 on the album Unpredictable

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 weddings. It is a nice reminder that you, too, should have love on your mind when the wedding bells are ringing.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

When you touch me I can’t resist
And you’ve touched me a thousand times
When I think of your tender kiss

Don’t Stop – Fleetwood Mac
Released in March 1977 on the album Rumours

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.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Don’t stop thinking about tomorrow
Don’t stop, it’ll soon be here
It’ll be better than before
Yesterday’s gone

Just the Way You Are – Billy Joel
Released in September 1977 on the album The Stranger

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.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I never want to work that hard
I just want someone that I can talk to
I want you just the way you are

Right Time of the Night – Jennifer Warnes
Released in January 1977 on the album Jennifer Warnes

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 in this song from 1977, but the message of the lyrics is clear.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

It’s the right time of the night
The stars are winking above
It’s the right time of the night
For making love

Tip

See a list from the prior year with the popular 1976 wedding songs.

Love’s Grown Deep – Kenny Nolan
Released in March 1977 on the album Kenny Nolan

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.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Let us plant the seed and watch it grow
Love’s grown deep, deep into the heart of me
You’ve become a part of me

Sunflower – Glen Campbell
Released in June 1977 on the album Southern Nights

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.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

And some day child I’m gonna make you mine
Well if there’s a chance that romance will find you
Better not find you lookin’ the other way

You Light Up My Life – Debby Boone
Released in August 1977 on the album You Light Up My Life

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.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

And you light up my life
You give me hope to carry on
You light up my days
And fill my nights with song

I Love You a Thousand Ways – Willie Nelson
Released in June 1977 on the album To Lefty from Willie

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.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

There’ll be a change a great change made in me
I love you and there’ll never be blue days
I love you and I’ll prove it a thousand ways

Your Man Loves You Honey – Tom T. Hall
Released in April 1977 on the album About Love

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.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I can’t make it babe without you and you know that it’s true
Keep me around for laughs so I’ve been good for one or two
Your man loves you honey

American Girl – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Released in February 1977 on the album Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

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.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Oh yeah, alright
Take it easy baby
Make it last all night
She was an American girl

You’re in My Heart (The Final Acclaim) – Rod Stewart
Released in October 1977 on the album Foot Loose & Fancy-Free

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.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

You’re in my heart, you’re in my soul
You’ll be my breath should I grow old
You are my lover, you’re my best friend
You’re in my soul

You Don’t Have to Be a Star (To Be in My Show) – Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr.
Released in September 1976 carry-over on the album I Hope We Get to Love in Time

Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr. were founding members of The 5th Dimension, but they also had a brief solo career that 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.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Oh honey, there’ll be no cheering from the crowd
Just two hearts beating out loud
There’ll be no parades, no tv or stage
Only me till your dying day

Looks Like We Made It – Barry Manilow
Released in April 1977 on the album This One’s For You

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.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Looks like we made it
Or I thought so ’til today
Until you were there everywhere
And all I could taste was love the way we made it

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Next, see a list of the best 1978 wedding songs.

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 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 pipeline 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
  • 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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