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 Mother/Groom 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 Mother/Groom Dance Songs of 2012, as selected by my couples:

The Monkees – “Daydream Believer”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Frank Sinatra – “Come Fly With Me”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Billy Joel – “Just the Way You Are”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Lionel Richie – “Endless Love”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Stevie Wonder – “You Are The Sunshine of My Life”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

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

Simon & Garfunkel – “Bridge Over Troubled Water”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Fleetwood Mac – “Landslide”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Mighty Sam McClain – “Give it Up to Love”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Rod Stewart – “Have I Told You Lately”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Bette Midler – “Wind Beneath My Wings”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Louis Armstrong – “What A Wonderful World”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Rascal Flatts – “My Wish”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Lynyrd Skynyrd – “Simple Man”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

The Beatles – “Let It Be”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

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

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Other 2011 Best Of Lists: