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 2013 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 2013, as selected by my couples:

Boyce Avenue – “Faithfully”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Ray LaMontagne – “You Are the Best Thing”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Luke Bryan – “Drunk On You”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Switchfoot – “Your Love Is a Song”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Jason Mraz – “I’m Yours”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Tim McGraw – “It’s Your Love”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Adam Sandler – “Grow Old with You”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

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

Thompson Square – “Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not?”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Walter Egan – “Magnet and Steel”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Hunter Hayes – “Wanted”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

D’Angelo – “Cruisin’”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Kip Moore – “Hey Pretty Girl”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Sam Cooke – “Nothing Can Change This Love”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Jason Mraz – “Lucky”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Ingrid Michaelson – “The Way I Am”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Adele – “To Make You Feel My Love”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Tim McMorris – “Overwhelmed”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Snow Patrol – “Chasing Cars”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Alicia Keyes – “If I Ain’t Got You”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

John Legend – “All of Me”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Shania Twain – “From This Moment On”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Michael Bublé – “Save the Last Dance for Me”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

98 Degrees – “I Do (Cherish You)”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Meiko – “Stuck On You”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Bruno Mars – “Just the Way You Are”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

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

Previous Best First Dance Songs By Year:

Other 2011 Best Of Lists: