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 2013 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 2013, as selected by my couples:

Frank Sinatra – “New York, New York”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Pitbull – “Feel This Moment”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

T.I. – “Bring ‘Em Out”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Calvin Harris & Ellie Goulding – “I Need Your Love”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

AC/DC – “Back In Black”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Florida Georgia Line – “Get Your Shine On”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Phillip Phillips – “Gone, Gone, Gone”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Natalie Cole – “This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

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

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

U2 – “Beautiful Day”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

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

Blink-182 – “All The Small Things”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

James Taylor – “Your Smiling Face”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Lady Gaga – “You And I”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

LMFAO – “Party Rock Anthem”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Calvin Harris – “Feel So Close”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Calvin Harris – “I Need Your Love”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

The Beatles – “All You Need Is Love”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Guns N’Roses – “Welcome To The Jungle”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Dave Matthews Band – “So Right”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Taio Cruz – “Dynamite”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Looking for more great Grand Entrance song suggestions? Visit my ultimate Wedding Music Guide for more Grand Entrance song picks!

Previous Best Grand Entrance Songs By Year:

Other 2011 Best Of Lists: