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 2011 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 2011, as selected by my couples:

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

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

Big & Rich – “Lost In This Moment”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Frank Sinatra – “The Way You Look Tonight”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

The Black Eyed Peas – “The Time (Dirty Bit)”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Semisonic – “Closing Time”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Michael Bublé – “Save the Last Dance for Me”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Ben E. King – “Stand by Me”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Louis Prima – “Bouna Sera”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Queen – “Bohemian Rhapsody”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

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

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

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Previous Best Last Dance Songs By Year:

Other 2011 Best Of Lists: