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 Last Dance songs for 2010 come from my clients: real Pacific Northwest couples planning and hosting real Pacific Northwest weddings. So, without further ado…

Here are the top Last Dance Songs of 2010, as selected by my couples:

Journey – “Don’t Stop Believin’”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

James Otto – “Just Got Started Loving You”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Michael Buble – “Home”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Destiny’s Child – “Cater 2 U”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes – “(I’ve Had) The Time of Life”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Bon Jovi – “Livin’ On A Prayer”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Dave Matthews – “You & Me”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Eric Clapton – “Wonderful Tonight”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Dierks Bentley – “Up on The Ridge”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Jason Mraz – “I’m Yours”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Josh Turner – “Why Don’t We Just Dance”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Mary J. Blige – “We Ride”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

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

Michael Buble – “Save The Last Dance For Me”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Chris Young – “Getting’ You Home”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Harry Connick, Jr. – “It Had To Be You”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Extreme – “More Than Words”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Counting Crows – “Accidentally in Love”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Semisonic – “Closing Time”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

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

Daft Punk – “One More Time”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Lifehouse – “You And Me”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Elton John – “Can You Feel The Love Tonight”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Al Green – “Here I Am (Come & Take Me)”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Neil Diamond – “Sweet Caroline”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Looking for more great Last Dance song suggestions? Visit my ultimate Wedding Music Guide for more Last Dance song picks!

Other 2010 Best Of Lists: