281 Best 70s Songs For Wedding or Dance Party (Love & Disco)

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If you are a 70s music fan, this post is for you! We have put together a ton of top hits from the 1970s that would be perfect for your wedding or dance party playlist.

Here is what we cover in this article:

A disco dancer dancing to the best 70s wedding songs at a party

Best Dance Songs Of The 70s (Disco, Funk, Soul, & Pop)

If you are looking for the best dance music from the 70s, you will find some of the top hits in the list below. We have included all of the most popular songs from one of the best decades for music lovers. The 1970s was definitely the decade of disco!

A bride and groom doing their first dance to the best 70s songs at a wedding reception

70s First Dance Songs

These songs would be perfect for the newlywed couple’s first dance together.

If you want more song ideas for your first dance, check out this article: 167 Best First Dance Wedding Songs.

70s Love Songs For Weddings & Couples Slow Dance

Parent Dance Songs From the 1970s (Father-Daughter & Mother-Son)

We couldn’t find a lot of 70s songs to use for the mother-son or father-daughter dance, but we did find a few. Definitely check out the articles mentioned below for a lot more parent dance song choices.

*We have also put together two amazing resources for the parent dances (lots of songs and tips on getting the best photos during your parent dance).

Check out these two articles:

A band playing popular 70s songs at a wedding dance party

Best Classic Rock Songs from the 70s

The 1970s has some of the best rock and roll songs of all time. Here are a few of the most popular hits:

*If you want more rock song choices, we have an awesome post on the best hard rock songs to use for your wedding.

Country Songs From The 1970s

The 70s were a great decade for country music fans. Here are a few of our country hits:

If you want a ton of great country songs to use on your wedding day, we check out our post called 470 Best Country Wedding Songs.

Two brides dancing to the best 70s songs at their wedding reception

Best 70s Party Songs For Your Playlist

These are great song choices for your wedding getting-ready room or 70s retro party.

If you want awesome party songs from different decades, check out our post called 197 Best Wedding Reception Dance Songs Ever.

A fun wedding reception that had 70s music playing at it. 2 people dancing in the middle of the dance floor.

Popular Dance Moves of the 70s

Check out this fun video below that goes over the top 10 dance moves of the 1970s.

The moves included are The Y.M.C.A., Disco Finger, Kung Fu Fighting, The Hustle, The Electric Slide, The Time Warp, The Bus Stop, and The Funky Chicken.

If the video does not open in the window on your phone, you can open it here on YouTube.

Plus you can check out this awesome clip from the Soul Train archives that shows the Soul Train lines that you see break out at weddings and dance parties. These dance moves are awesome!

If the video does not play on your phone directly from the article, you can see it here on YouTube.

Top Songs of the 1970’s (Year by Year)

These were the most popular songs of the 1970s. We have organized the list by year (top 10 for each year).

Best Songs of 1970 (Top 10 Hits)

  1. “Bridge Over Troubled Water” by Simon & Garfunkel
  2. “(They Long to Be) Close to You” by The Carpenters
  3. “American Woman” by The Guess Who
  4. “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head” by B.J. Thomas
  5. “War” by Edwin Starr
  6. “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” by Diana Ross
  7. “I’ll Be There” by The Jackson 5
  8. “Get Ready” by Rare Earth
  9. “Let It Be” by The Beatles
  10. “Band of Gold” by Freda Payne

Best Songs of 1971 (Top 10 Hits)

  1. “Joy to the World” by Three Dog Night
  2. “Maggie May – Reason to Believe” by Rod Stewart
  3. “It’s Too Late – I Feel the Earth Move” by Carole King
  4. “One Bad Apple” by The Osmonds
  5. “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart” by Bee Gees
  6. “Indian Reservation (The Lament of the Cherokee Reservation Indian)” by Paul Revere & The Raiders
  7. “Go Away Little Girl” by Donny Osmond
  8. “Take Me Home, Country Roads” by John Denver
  9. “Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)” by The Temptations
  10. “Knock Three Times” by Tony Orlando and Dawn

Best Songs of 1972 (Top 10 Hits)

  1. “The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face” by Roberta Flack
  2. “Alone Again (Naturally)” by Gilbert O’Sullivan
  3. “American Pie” by Don McLean
  4. “Without You” by Harry Nilsson
  5. “The Candy Man” by Sammy Davis Jr.
  6. “I Gotcha” Joe Tex
  7. “Lean On Me” by Bill Withers
  8. “Baby, Don’t Get Hooked on Me” by Mac Davis
  9. “Brand New Key” by Melanie
  10. “Daddy Don’t You Walk So Fast” by Wayne Newton

Best Songs of 1973 (Top 10 Hits)

  1. “Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree” by Tony Orlando and Dawn
  2. “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown” by Jim Croce
  3. “Killing Me Softly with His Song” by Roberta Flack
  4. “Let’s Get It On” by Marvin Gaye
  5. “My Love” by Paul McCartney & Wings
  6. “Why Me” by Kris Kristofferson
  7. “Crocodile Rock” by Elton John
  8. “Will It Go Round in Circles” by Billy Preston
  9. “You’re So Vain” by Carly Simon
  10. “Touch Me in the Morning” by Diana Ross

Best Songs of 1974 (Top 10 Hits)

  1. “The Way We Were” by Barbra Streisand
  2. “Season in the Sun” by Terry Jacks
  3. “Love’s Theme” by Love Unlimited Orchestra
  4. “Come and Get Your Love” by Redbone
  5. “Dancing Machine” by The Jackson 5
  6. “The Loco-Motion” by Grand Funk Railroad
  7. “TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)” by MFSB
  8. “The Streak” by Ray Stevens
  9. “Bennie and the Jets” by Elton John
  10. “One Hell of a Woman” by Mac Davis

Best Songs of 1975 (Top 10 Hits)

  1. “Love Will Keep Us Together” by Captain & Tennille
  2. “Rhinestone Cowboy” by Glen Campbell
  3. “Philadelphia Freedom” by Elton John
  4. “Before the Next Teardrop Falls” by Freddy Fender
  5. “My Eyes Adored You” by Frankie Valli
  6. “Some Kind of Wonderful” by Grand Funk
  7. “Shining Star” by Earth, Wind & Fire
  8. “Fame” by David Bowie
  9. “Laughter in the Rain” by Neil Sedaka
  10. “One of These Nights” by Eagles

Best Songs of 1976 (Top 10 Hits)

  1. “Silly Love Songs” by Wings
  2. “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” by Elton John & Kiki Dee
  3. “Disco Lady” by Johnnie Taylor
  4. “December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)” by The Four Seasons
  5. “Play That Funky Music” by Wild Cherry
  6. “Kiss and Say Goodbye” by The Manhattans
  7. “Love Machine” by The Miracles
  8. “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover” by Paul Simon
  9. “Love Is Alive” by Gary Wright
  10. “A Fifth of Beethoven” by Walter Murphy & The Big Apple Band

Best Songs of 1977 (Top 10 Hits)

  1. “Tonight’s the Night (Gonna Be Alright)” by Rod Stewart
  2. “I Just Want to Be your Everything” by Andy Gibb
  3. “Best of My Love” by The Emotions
  4. “Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born)” by Barbra Streisand
  5. “Angel in Your Arms” by Hot
  6. I Like Dreamin'” by Kenny Nolan
  7. “Don’t Leave Me This Way” by Thelma Houston
  8. “(Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher and Higher” by Rita Coolidge
  9. “Undercover Angel” by Alan O’Day
  10. “Torn Between Two Lovers” by Mary MacGregor

Best Songs of 1978 (Top 10 Hits)

  1. “Shadow Dancing” by Andy Gibb
  2. “Night Fever” by Bee Gees
  3. “You Light Up My Life” by Debby Boone
  4. “Stayin’ Alive” by Bee Gees
  5. “Kiss You All Over” by Exile
  6. “How Deep Is Your Love” by Bee Gees
  7. “Baby Come Back” by Player
  8. “(Love Is) Thicker Than Water” by Andy Gibb
  9. “Boogie Oogie Oogie” by A Taste of Honey
  10. “Three Times a Lady” by Commodores

Best Songs of 1979 (Top 10 Hits)

  1. “My Sharona” by The Knack
  2. “Bad Girls” by Donna Summer
  3. “Le Freak” by Chic
  4. “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy” by Rod Stewart
  5. “Reunited” by Peaches & Herb
  6. “I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor
  7. “Hot Stuff” by Donna Summer
  8. “Y.M.C.A.” by Village People
  9. “Ring My Bell” by Anita Ward
  10. “Sad Eyes” by Robert John

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