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 2018 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 2018, as selected by my couples:

Tim McMorris – “Overwhelmed”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Joey + Rory – “Born To Be Your Woman”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Sleeping At Last – “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

James Arthur – “Say You Won’t Let Go”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Jason Mraz – “Best Friend”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

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

Anne Murray – “Could I Have This Dance”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Old Crow Medicine Show – “Wagon Wheel”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

John Mayer – “XO”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Kodaline – “The One”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Alan Jackson – “Like Red On a Rose”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Edwin McCain – “I’ll Be”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Ed Sheeran – “How Would You Feel”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Brett Young – “In Case You Didn’t Know”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Sin Bandera – “Que Me Alcance la Vida”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Brad Paisley – “Then”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Luke Combs – “Beautiful Crazy”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Rob Thomas – “Little Wonders”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Jack Johnson – “Never Fade”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

HONNE – “Woman”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Jason Aldean – “You Make It Easy”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Led Zeppelin – “Thank You”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Percy Sledge – “When a Man Loves a Woman”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Chris Stapleton – “Tennessee Whiskey”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

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

Andy Grammer – “I Choose You”  |  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: