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 2016 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 2016, as selected by my couples:

Louis Armstrong – “La vie en rose”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Tim McGraw – “Humble And Kind”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

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

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

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

Phil Collins – “You’ll Be In My Heart”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

The Beatles – “In My Life”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

James Taylor – “Fire and Rain”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Stevie Wonder – “Isn’t She Lovely”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

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

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

Paul Simon – “Love Me Like a Rock”  |  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: