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 2012 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 2012, as selected by my couples:

Iron & Wine – “Flightless Bird, American Mouth”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John – “We Go Together”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

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

Zac Brown Band – “Whatever It Is”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

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

The Wanted – “Glad You Came”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Christopher Cross – “Swept Away”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Kenny Chesney – “Me and You”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Randy Travis – “Forever and Ever, Amen”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

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

Anne Murray – “Could I Have This Dance”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Adam Sandler – “Grow Old with You”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

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

Etta James – “At Last”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

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

Michael Bublé – “Home”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Justin Timberlake – “Señorita”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Al Green – “Let’s Stay Together”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Eddie Money – “Take Me Home Tonight”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

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Previous Best Last Dance Songs By Year:

Other 2011 Best Of Lists: