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 Grand Entrance songs for 2011 come from my clients: real Pacific Northwest couples planning and hosting real Pacific Northwest weddings. So, without further ado…

Here are the top Grand Entrance Songs of 2011, as selected by my couples:

AC/DC – “Thunderstruck”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

The Black Eyed Peas – “I Gotta Feeling”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Ke$ha – “Tik Tok”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Far East Movement – “Rocketeer”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

The Temptations – “My Girl”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Kanye West – “All Of The Lights”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Chris Brown – “Forever”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Bonnie Tyler – “Holding Out for a Hero”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Beyonce (feat. Jay-Z) – “Crazy In Love”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Louis Armstrong – “La vie en rose”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Boston – “More Than a Feeling”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

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Previous Best Grand Entrance Songs By Year:

Other 2011 Best Of Lists: