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 2015 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 2015, as selected by my couples:

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “Wedding Song”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Brad Paisley – “Then”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Boyce Avenue (featuring Megan Nicole) – “Heaven”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

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

Ed Sheeran – “Thinking out Loud”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

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

Chris Young – “Who I Am With You”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Foo Fighters – “Everlong”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

The Pogues – “Love You ‘Till The End”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Hunter Hayes – “Wanted”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

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

Jason Mraz – “I Won’t Give Up”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

George Strait – “I Cross My Heart”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Farewell Milwaukee – “Always Be Your Man”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Carrie Underwood – “Look at Me”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Frank Sinatra – “Always”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Michael Bublé – “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Gordon Lightfoot – “Beautiful”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Elvis Presley – “Can’t Help Falling in Love”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Billy Currington – “Until You”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Al Green – “Let’s Stay Together”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Israel Kamakawiwo’ole – “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Blake Shelton – “God Gave Me You”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Boyce Avenue – “Everything”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Brett Eldridge – “Mean to Me”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Al Green – “Here I Am”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

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

SafetySuit – “Never Stop (Wedding Version)”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Michael Jackson – “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Eric Clapton – “Wonderful Tonight”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Jimmy Durante – “As Time Goes By”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Ben E. King – “Stand by Me”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Thomas Rhett – “Die A Happy Man”  |  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: