What year did you get married? If you got married or attended a wedding sometime between 1970 and 1990, do you remember the most popular song every year? Some wedding songs are meant to make you cry happy tears, some are romantic and others are meant to get you on the dance floor! Each year had its own most popular tune.
Here is a list of some of the most popular songs per year between 1970 and 1990. Which of these songs played at your wedding?
1. 1970 – “Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours)
Stevie Wonder was very popular in the 1970s and his song “Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours)” instantly became a wedding hit.
It is still a classic song at most weddings to this day and gets people dancing to the romantic lyrics.
2. 1971 – “She’s A Lady”
If you want to honor the bride, play “She’s A Lady” by Tom Jones.
This song is perfect for cutting a rug at weddings.
3. 1972 – “Let’s Stay Together”
In 1972 came Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together” and became one of the most popular first dances.
The words are perfect for a wedding tune.
4. 1973 – “Crocodile Rock”
Not all of the songs on this list are super romantic. Some are just really darn catchy and fun to dance to at a wedding. Elton John’s “Crocodile Rock” is one of them.
We bet you can’t keep still when this song comes on. La-la-la-la…
5. 1974 – “Sweet Home Alabama”
Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Sweet Home Alabama” is a song most people know by heart.
Can you imagine how many weddings in Alabama blasted this song?
6. 1975 – “The Hustle”
Just about every wedding you go to plays “The Hustle” and most people know the dance that goes along with it. Do you?
7. 1976 – “Dancing Queen”
Every wedding needs lots of songs to entice people to get out on the dance floor during the reception.
ABBA’s “Dancing Queen” is definitely one of them.
8. 1977 – “How Deep Is Your Love”
The Bee Gees came out with a love ballad called “How Deep Is Your Love” and just about everyone added it to their wedding playlist ASAP.
9. 1978 – “You Look Wonderful Tonight”
Eric Clapton’s “You Look Wonderful Tonight” came out and every woman swooned.
This song is a great way to honor the bride and all the beautiful ladies at a wedding.
10. 1979 – “What I Like About You”
The Romantics came out with “What I Like About You” and instantly made it a wedding classic.
It is fun, upbeat, and is sung by a band called The Romantics. Need I say more?
11. 1980 – “I’m Coming Out”
In 1980, a Motown classic was Diana Ross’ “I’m Coming Out”.
It made everyone, everywhere come out to dance!
12. 1981 – “Endless Love”
Do you still hear “Endless Love” played at weddings? We bet if you got married in 1981, it might have been your first dance song.
It was another Diana Ross song, this time sung with Lionel Richie.
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