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 2016 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 2016, as selected by my couples:

The Beatles – “Here Comes The Sun”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Fergie – “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

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

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

Miley Cyrus – “We Can’t Stop”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

WALK THE MOON – “Shut Up and Dance”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Ennio Morricone – “The Ecstasy Of Gold”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Iggy Azalea – “Fancy”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Guns N’ Roses – “Paradise City”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

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

Pitbull – “Don’t Stop the Party”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

DJ Khaled – “All I Do Is Win”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

The Goo Goo Dolls – “Come to Me”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Katrina & The Waves – “Walking On Sunshine”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Queen – “We Are The Champions”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

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

The Turtles – “Happy Together”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

James Brown – “I Got You (I Feel Good)”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

DJ Snake, Lil Jon – “Turn Down for What”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Flo Rida – “My House”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – “Home”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Anne & Pete Sibley – “Will You Walk With Me”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Volbeat – “Lola Montez”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Wiz Khalifa – “Black and Yellow”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Will.I.am – “I Like To Move It”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

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

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Other 2011 Best Of Lists: