The perfect wedding reception is one where everyone — from childhood friends to beloved family members — shares laughter, joy, and of course, some memorable dance moves. At Complete Weddings + Events of the Black Hills, our professional DJs have performed at countless Midwest wedding receptions. We’ve seen firsthand the songs that resonate most with newly married couples and their guests of all ages. Take a look at Complete Weddings + Events Rapid City wedding DJs’ 20 top wedding reception songs of 2023.
Without further ado, here are the top 20 songs that have become essential for the modern Midwestern bride:
1. “Ho Hey” by The Lumineers
A gentle indie number that speaks of love and belonging — perfect for a heartland celebration.
2. “Die A Happy Man” by Thomas Rhett
This country ballad’s heartfelt lyrics and melody strike a chord with many Midwestern couples.
3. “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift
An upbeat, pop track that’s guaranteed to get everyone, young and old, onto the dance floor.
4. “Friends In Low Places” by Garth Brooks
A country classic, this song is often a crowd favorite for singing along heartily.
5. “Wagon Wheel” by Darius Rucker
With its catchy chorus and relatable lyrics, it’s no wonder this track is a staple at many Midwestern weddings.
6. “Speechless” by Dan + Shay
A newer country hit, it’s swiftly becoming a favorite for romantic dances.
7. “Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond
Still a must-have, this timeless sing-along bridges generations.
8. “My Girl” by The Temptations
A song that’s been serenading brides for decades, it’s perfect for those tender father-daughter dances.
9. “Home” by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
This indie hit encapsulates the feeling of finding one’s place in the world, side by side with a loved one.
10. “Chicken Fried” by Zac Brown Band
A lighthearted country song that celebrates the simple joys of life.
11. “Can’t Help Falling In Love” by Elvis Presley
An oldie but a goodie, it’s a staple for those intimate couple moments.
12. “Forever and Ever, Amen” by Randy Travis
A touching country ballad that embodies lasting love.
13. “From the Ground Up” by Dan + Shay
Its touching lyrics about building a life together resonate deeply with many couples.
14. “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran
This modern classic remains a top choice for first dances.
15. “God Gave Me You” by Blake Shelton
A testament to love and destiny, it’s a touching addition to any wedding playlist.
16. “Marry Me” by Train
With its dreamy lyrics and melody, it sets the scene for a romantic dance.
17. “10,000 Hours” by Dan + Shay, Justin Bieber
A contemporary hit that perfectly captures the sentiment of enduring love.
18. “Take Me Home, Country Roads” by John Denver
A nod to the heartland, this song evokes a sense of nostalgia and belonging.
19. “I Cross My Heart” by George Strait
An ode to unwavering love, it’s a country favorite that touches the heart.
20. “All of Me” by John Legend
A modern ballad that expresses deep affection and commitment.
Complete Weddings + Events – Wedding DJs Rapid City, SD
Every bride wants her wedding day to reflect her personality, roots, and the love she shares with her partner. These songs, beloved by many in the Midwest, capture those sentiments perfectly. At Complete Weddings + Events of the Black Hills, we’re committed to helping every bride create the soundtrack to the beginning of her forever. Here’s to love, laughter, and dancing the night away!
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