Wedding Music by Decade: Best Picks from the '70s

Each week, we feature wedding music recommendations from Scratch Weddings, the nation's leader with the best wedding DJs at affordable prices. This week's post comes from DJ FingerSmith. While most DJs have a sweet spot in a particular genre, FingerSmith's expertise stretches across a huge variety of tastes. When FingerSmith spins a wedding, he approaches each one with individuality and dedication. "Everyone comes to a wedding to celebrate. It's a joyous occasion where there's always a ton of fun to be had. Whatever a couple envisions for their celebration, it comes with a soundtrack, and I build a set to make that soundtrack come alive.” 

wedding guest dancing
Photo Credit: Leigh Skaggs Photography

To create a great party atmosphere, nothing beats the music of America’s Party Decade: the 1970s. While they may have been released during the disco era, these songs are accessible to guests of all generations — retro gems for young guests, and favorite throwbacks for parents and grandparents. Nothing gets a dance floor united like everyone dancing and singing to a classic '70s jam. These selections will do the trick every time:

► "Get Up" —James Brown (1970)
► "She’s a Lady" — Tom Jones (1971)
► "Dancing Machine" — Jackson 5 (1974)
► "Boogie Shoes" — K.C and The Sunshine Band (1975)
► "You Should Be Dancing" — Bee Gees (1976)
► "Turn the Beat Around" — Vicki Sue Robinson (1976)
► "Give Up the Funk" — George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic (1976)
► "If I Can’t Have You" — Bee Gees (1977)
► "Brick House" — Commodores (1977)
► "Ring My Bell" — Anita Ward (1979)
► "Heart of Glass" — Blondie (1979)