At the start of the new year, I like to look back at the year that was and review the songs that my couples selected for the six most common formalities of their wedding reception: The Grand Entrance, The First Dance, The Father/Bride Dance, The Mother/Groom Dance, Cake Cutting, and The Last Dance. While there are several wedding music guides available, I find the real pulse of the best Father/Bride Dance songs for 2016 come from my clients: real Pacific Northwest couples planning and hosting real Pacific Northwest weddings. So, without further ado…

Here are the top Father/Bride Dance Songs of 2016, as selected by my couples:

Louis Armstrong – “What A Wonderful World”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Darius Rucker – “It Won’t Be Like This For Long”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Van Morrison – “Have I Told You Lately”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Heartland – “I Loved Her First”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Paul Simon – “Father and Daughter”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Frank Sinatra – “The Way You Look Tonight”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Bobby Darin – “Mack the Knife”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Loudon Wainwright III – “Daughter”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Rascal Flatts – “My Wish”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Eagles – “Pretty Maids in a Row”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

The Beatles – “Twist And Shout”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Elton John – “Tiny Dancer”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Foo Fighters – “My Hero”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Zac Brown Band – “I’ll Be Your Man”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

The Temptations – “My Girl”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Tom Petty – “Wildflowers”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

John Prine – “Fish and Whistle”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Trace Adkins – “Just Fishin’”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

John Mayer – “Daughters”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Stevie Wonder – “Isn’t She Lovely”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Looking for more great Father/Bride song suggestions? Visit my ultimate Wedding Music Guide for more Father/Bride Dance song picks!

Previous Best Father/Bride Dance Songs By Year:

Other 2011 Best Of Lists: