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Wedding Reception Playlist: The '70s and '80s

Wedding Music: Getting Down to the '70s and '80s

I've already talked about general guidelines for choosing your wedding reception "playlist" and suggested a few oldies but goodies, so now it's time to get the party going like they're doing in the picture above. Ha! And what better decades in music history to get folks off their feet and dancing than the '70s and the '80s? From big hair bands to men in tight, tight jeans — these years produced some highly danceable tunes. Plus, if your DJ just can't conceive of a wedding without "YMCA" you'll have a handful of other, not-so-grating anthems from that time period to load'em up with.

To see a handful of the songs that I've loved dancing to at weddings,


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Bisque Bisque 8 years
Awesome! Thanks Buzz!
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
I cant listen to "pour some sugar on me" without seeing the coyote ugly wenches dancing on the bar.
Entertainment Entertainment 9 years
Hey Bisque — you can check out some of our older song picks over here.
Bisque Bisque 9 years
This is nice! I'd love more lists though of different decades, 50's and 60's too? :)
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 9 years
I love 70s and 80s music!
jessie jessie 9 years
80's music is the best!! LOL Nothing like involving all ages at a reception. Brings back fond memories for some people when they here a certain song.
sumbum sumbum 9 years
Buzz that picture is sooo funny!! It's so 80's!!
Linda-McP Linda-McP 9 years
Love 70s and 80s music for its broad appeal to all ages. Great choices!
anniekim anniekim 9 years
0h man, just say no!
RosaDilia RosaDilia 9 years
At my friend's wedding Conga and Mambo #5 (I think that's the title) was a crowd pleaser.
Dana18 Dana18 9 years
70's and 80's music is the best for wedding old and young can grove to them.
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