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Hate it or love it, the 1970s gave us some of the most iconic wedding songs. Think about it: If you've never been to a wedding that played ABBA's "Dancing Queen," Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive," or Wild Cherry's "Play That Funky Music," you've never really been to a wedding (or, according to some, you're really lucky). Regardless, taking a look at the top hits from the '70s is a trip down amazing music lane. Aside from those slightly cheesy standards, there are some great selections for a first-dance song, a last-dance song, or just a tune that gets everyone out on the dance floor! For your convenience and listening enjoyment, we compiled an all-'70s wedding playlist of Billboard number-one hits from the entire decade.
For starters, when it comes to first-dance songs, there are some real classics. Eagles' "Best of My Love" and the Bee Gees' "How Deep is Your Love?" remain some of the most popular choices, decades after they were recorded. As for last dance songs, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons' "December, 1963 [Oh What a Night]" is pretty much the perfect way to end a wedding reception. Aside from those two moments, there's no doubt that playing Elton John's "Bennie and the Jets," John Denver's "Thank God I'm a Country Boy," Stevie Wonder's "Superstition" and Michael Jackson's "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" will be enough to get people talking about how great your music was.
Listen to our full Spotify playlist, below (it's organized in chronological order from 1970-1979), sprinkle a few of your favorites into your own personal playlist for your band or DJ, or use the whole thing!