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 2017 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 2017, as selected by my couples:

Thomas Rhett – “Die A Happy Man”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Brad Paisley – “Then”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

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

Norah Jones – “Come Away With Me”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Ray LaMontagne – “Hannah”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Chris Stapleton – “More Of You”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

*NSYNC – “This I Promise You”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

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

Pierce The Veil – “Kissing in Cars”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

John Legend – “Stay With You”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Brad Paisley – “Today”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Ed Sheeran – “Tenerife Sea”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Michael Bublé – “Hold On”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Michael Bublé – “Feeling Good”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

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

Russell Dickerson – “Yours (Wedding Edition)”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Sturgill Simpson – “The Promise”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Frank Sinatra – “My Funny Valentine”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

OneRepublic – “All This Time”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Ellie Goulding – “How Long Will I Love You”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

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

Chicago – “You’re the Inspiration”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

The New Basement Tapes – “When I Get My Hands On You”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Frank Sinatra – “Fly Me To The Moon”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Rascal Flatts – “Bless The Broken Road”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

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