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 2013 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 2013, as selected by my couples:

Céline Dion – “Because You Loved Me”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

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

Lee Ann Womack – “I Hope You Dance”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Jamie Cullum – “These Are The Days”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Boyz II Men – “A Song For Momma”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

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

KISS – “Beth”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

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

Faith Hill – “There You’ll Be”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

The Beatles – “Here, There And Everywhere”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Kenny Chesney – “Don’t Blink”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Tim McGraw – “Better Than I Used To Be”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Carol King – “Child of Mine”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Willie Nelson – “Always On My Mind”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Paul Todd – “The First Lady In My Life”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Shinedown – “Simple Man”  |  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!

Previous Best Mother/Groom Dance Songs By Year:

Other 2011 Best Of Lists: