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 First Dance songs for 2010 come from my clients: real Pacific Northwest couples planning and hosting real Pacific Northwest weddings. So, without further ado…

Here are the top First Dance Songs of 2010, as selected by my couples:

Michael Buble – “Everything”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Brad Paisley – “Then”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Zac Brown Band – “Whatever It Is”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

The Fray – “Look After You”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

K-Ci & JoJo – “All My Life”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Luther Vandross – “Here and Now”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Joshua Radin – “Lovely Tonight”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Lady Antebellum – “When You Got A Good Thing”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Aerosmith – “Don’t Want To Miss A Thing”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

George Strait – “Run”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Leonard Cohen – “Dance Me To The End Of Love”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Chantal Kreviazak – “Feels Like Home”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Brian McKnight – “Back At One”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Etta James – “At Last”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat – “Lucky”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Boys Like Girls – “Two Is Better Than One”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Outkast – “When I Look In Your Eyes”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Dave Matthews Band – “You & Me”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Kenny Chesney – “Me and You”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Seal – “Kiss From A Rose”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Rod Stewart – “Have I Told You Lately”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Tim McGraw – “My Best Friend”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Dierks Bentley – “I Wanna Make You Close Your Eyes”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Leanne Rimes – “How Do I Live”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Fisher – “I Will Love You”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Diana Krall – “Let’s Fall In Love”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

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

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