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When it comes to the best 1970s music for weddings, the first thing that immediately comes to mind is Disco and Funk. And similar to 1940s music, historical context matters: people went to dance clubs to forget about the effects of The Vietnam War and to be happy on a dance floor.

Rock & Roll continued to evolve, with new sub-genres emerging such as Progressive Rock and Punk Rock. Reggae became a prominent genre, as Bob Marley grew a huge fan base in the United States.

The list of popular 1970s songs for weddings below will feature artists such as: The Bee Gees, Gloria Gaynor, Earth, Wind & Fire, AC/DC, KC & The Sunshine Band, The Eagles, and finally, the emergence of arguably the most influential artist of the 20th century, a young Michael Jackson.

Last Updated: Winter 2020

1970s Songs:

A Taste Of Honey – “Boogie Oogie Oogie”

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ABBA – “Dancing Queen”

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ABBA – “Mamma Mia”

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ABBA “Take A Chance On Me”

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AC/DC – “Highway To Hell”

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AC/DC – “It’s A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock N Roll)”

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Aerosmith – “Sweet Emotion”

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Aerosmith – “Walk This Way”

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Alicia Bridges – “I Love The Nightlife”

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Bachman-Turner Overdrive – “Takin’ Care Of Business”

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Barry Manilow – “Copacabana”

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Barry White – “Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe”

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Barry White – “You’re The First, The Last, My Everything”

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Bay City Rollers – “I Only Wanna Be With You”

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Bee Gees – “Night Fever”

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Bee Gees – “Stayin’ Alive”

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Bee Gees – “You Should Be Dancing”

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Billy Joel – “Only The Good Die Young”

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Billy Swan – “I Can help”

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Bue Öyster Cult – “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper”

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Blue Swede – “Hooked On A Feeling”

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Blues Brothers – “Soul Man”

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Bob Marley – “Three Little Birds”

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Bob Seger – “Old Time Rock & Roll”

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Boney M. – “Daddy Cool”

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Boney M. – “Rasputin”

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Boston – “More Than A Feeling”

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Boz Scaggs – “Lido Shuffle”

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Bruce Springsteen – “Badlands”

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Bruce Springsteen – “Hungry Heart”

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Bryan Ferry – “Let’s Stick Together”

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The Buggles – “Video Killed The Radio Star”

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Carl Douglas – “Kung Fu Fighting”

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Chaka Khan – “I’m Every Woman”

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Cheap Trick – “I Want You To Want Me”

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Cheap Trick – “Surrender”

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Cheryl Lynn – “Got To Be Real”

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Chic – “Everybody Dance”

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Chic – “Le Freak”

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Club Nouveau – “Lean On Me”

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The Commodores – “Brick House”

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The Commodores – “Hold On”

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The Cure – “Boys Don’t Cry”

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Curtis Mayfield – “Move On Top”

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Diana Ross – “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”

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Don McLean – “American Pie”

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Donna Summer – “Hot Stuff”

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Donna Summer – “Last Dance”

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The Eagles – “Hotel California”

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The Eagles – “Take It Easy”

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Earth, Wind & Fire – “Boogie Wonderland”

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Earth, Wind & Fire – “September”

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Earth, Wind & Fire – “Shining Star”

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Eddie Money – “Two Tickets To Paradise”

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Edwin Starr – “War”

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Electric Light Orchestra – “Don’t Bring Me Down”

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Electric Light Orchestra – “Mr. Blue Sky”

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Elton John – “Bennie and the Jets”

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Elton John – “Crocodile Rock”

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Elton John & Kiki Dee – “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”

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Elvis Presley – “Burning Love”

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Elvis Presley – “Suspicious Minds”

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Emotions – “Best Of My Love”

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Fleetwood Mac – “Go Your Own Way”

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The Four Seasons – “December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night)”

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Free – “All Right Now”

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Gloria Gaynor – “I Will Survive”

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Gloria Gaynor – “Never Can Say Goodbye”

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Grand Funk Railroad – “The Loco-Motion”

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The Guess Who – “American Woman”

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Hank Williams, Jr. – “Family Tradition”

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Heart – “Barracuda”

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Heatwave – “Boogie Nights”

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Hot Chocolate – “You Sexy Thing”

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Hues Corporation – “Rock The Boat”

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Ian Matthews – “Shake It”

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Jackson 5 – “ABC”

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Jackson 5 – “Dancing Machine”

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The Jacksons – “Blame It On The Boogie”

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The Jacksons – “Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)”

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James Brown – “Get Up Offa That Thing”

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John Denver – “Take Me Home, Country Roads”

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John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John – “You’re The One That I Want”

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Kansas – “Carry On Wayward Son”

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KC & The Sunshine Band – “Boogie Shoes”

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KC & The Sunshine Band – “Get Down Tonight”

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KC & The Sunshine Band – “(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty”

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KC & The Sunshine Band – “That’s The Way (I Like It)”

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King Harvest – “Dancing In The Moonlight”

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Kiss – “Rock And Roll All Nite”

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Looking Glass – “Brandy (You’re A Fine Girl)”

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Lynyrd Skynyrd – “Sweet Home Alabama”

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McFadden & Whitehead – “Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now”

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Meat Loaf – “Paradise By The Dashboard Light”

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Michael Jackson – “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough”

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Michael Jackson – “Rockin’ Robin”

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Mountain – “Mississippi Queen”

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THe O’Jays – “Love Train”

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The Osmonds – “One Bad Apple”

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Otis Day – “Shout”

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Paul Simon – “Kodachrome”

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Paul Simon – “Me And Julio Down by the Schoolyard”

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Peaches and Herb – “Shake Your Groove Thing”

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Prince – “I Wanna Be Your Lover”

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Queen – “Bohemian Rhapsody”

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Queen – “Don’t Stop Me Now”

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Queen – “Fat Bottomed Girls”

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Queen – “We Are The Champions”

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Queen – “We Will Rock You”

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Queen – “You’re My Best Friend”

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Redbone – “Come And Get Your Love”

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Rod Stewart – “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy”

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The Rolling Stones – “Brown Sugar”

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Rupert Holmes – “Escape (The Pina Colada Song)”

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Sammy Davis Jr. – “The Candy Man”

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Shocking Blue – “Venus”

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Silver – “Wham Bam Shang-A-Lang”

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Sister Sledge – “We Are Family”

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Stevie Wonder – “Isn’t She Lovely”

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Stevie Wonder – “Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours)”

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Stevie Wonder – “Superstition”

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T. Rex – “Bang a Gong (Get It On)”

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Tavares – “Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel”

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Thelma Houston – “Don’t Leave Me This Way”

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Three Dog Night – “Mama Told Me (Not To Come)”

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Tom Petty – “American Girl”

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Tony Orlando and Dawn – “Knock Three Times”

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Toto – “Hold The Line”

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The Trammps – “Disco Inferno”

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Vicki Sue Robinson – “Turn The Beat Around”

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Village People – “Macho Man”

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Village People – “Y.M.C.A.”

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War – “Low Rider”

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Warren Zevon – “Werewolves Of London”

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Wild Cherry – “I Feel Sanctified”

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Wild Cherry – “Play That Funky Music”

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