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 2018 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 2018, as selected by my couples:

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

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

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

LunchMoney Lewis – “Mama”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Van Morrison – “Brown Eyed Girl”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Carrie Underwood – “Mama’s Song”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Josh Groban – “You Raise Me Up”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Reba – “You’re Gonna Be”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

James Taylor – “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Lady Antebellum & Jim Brickman – “Never Alone”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Taylor Hicks – “Do I Make You Proud”  |  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

Nat King Cole – “Unforgettable”  |  PURCHASE: Amazon MP3

Mark Harris – “Find Your Wings”  |  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: