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 2014 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 2014, as selected by my couples:

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

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

Kool & The Gang – “Celebration”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Semisonic – “Closing Time”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

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

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

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

Brad Paisley – “Little Moments”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

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

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

The Romantics – “What I Like About You”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

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

Israel Kamakawiwo’ole – “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

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

Edwin McCain – “I’ll Be”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Chris Young – “Who I Am With You”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Montell Jordan – “This Is How We Do It”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

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

The Lumineers – “Ho Hey”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

The Spaniels – “Goodnight, Sweetheart”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Queen – “Bohemian Rhapsody”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Nickelback – “What Are You Waiting For?”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

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

Previous Best Last Dance Songs By Year:

Other 2011 Best Of Lists: