Popular 2000s Songs for Weddings
Looking for some sweet tunes for your wedding? Don’t have a cow, man. You know you want a pimpin’ reception, Dawg. Don’t peace out, keep reading. Okay. We’re done with the 2000s slang. My bad.
2000s Mainstream Music and Genres
Mainstream charts in the 2000s were all over the place. No one genre dominated. Instead, the charts included R&B, pop-rock, hip-hop, and country-pop artists. The 2K’s were also the dawn of reality TV superstars from American Idol such as country artist Carrie Underwood, pop artists Kelly Clarkson, and rock band Daughtry. America also saw an influx of British female singers like Adele, Duffy, and Amy Winehouse. Other female stars included Avril Lavigne, Pink, and Michelle Branch and ended with Lady Gaga. Hip-Hop dominated the 2000s and became more accepted by mass Americans.
Popular hip-hop artists included 50 Cent, Jay-Z, Eminem, The Black Eyed Peas, and OutKast. Eminem became the best-selling rapper of all-time during that decade. Rock moved away from the 1990s grunge to the alt-rock of Nickelback, 3 Doors Down, and Kings Of Leon.
We also saw a new genre of heavy metal and hard rock bands carried over from the late 1990s – rap-metal, and rap-rock. Starting with Limp Bizkit and now staying strong with the likes of Staind, Evanescence, and Papa Roach. Bubblegum pop became Teen Pop in the 2000s and stayed strong with artists like Britney Spears, Jessica Simpson, and Christina Aguilera. There was also a steady flow of boy bands such as the Jonas Brothers and V Factory.
Table of Contents:
- 2000s Wedding Songs
- 2000s Wedding Songs Spotify Playlist
- Top 5 2000s Songs
- Top 10 Pop Songs of the 2000s
- Rolling Stone Top 10 Songs of the 2000s
- Questions about 2000s Songs
100 Best Wedding Songs of the 2000s
2000s wedding song list curated by Matthew Campbell
Last Updated: April 29, 2021
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Top 5 2000s Songs for Weddings
- Yeah! – Usher feat. Lil’ Jon & Ludacris
- Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) – Beyonce
- Cupid Shuffle – Cupid
- Cha Cha Slide – Mr. C
- You Are the Best Thing – Ray LaMontagne
Top 10 Pop Songs of the 2000s
We rated the top 10 Pop Songs of the 2000s. To qualify, the songs had to be released from January 2000 through December 2009. The term “pop music” means popular or mainstream music. Pop music is commonly heard on the radio, as opposed to cult favorites. In addition, there is no particular referenced genre. Genres include rock, hip hop, and R&B. Can you believe that weddings in the 2000s were filled with these popular songs? Some are time-tested and bring back fond memories.
The Top 10 pop songs were played at many different stages of the wedding from the processional all the way through to the last song at the wedding reception. “I Gotta Feeling” is one of the most popular grand entrance songs from this decade. “I’m Yours” is a popular first dance song between the bride and groom. “Daughters” was one of the more popular songs for the father-daughter dance.
“Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)” by far represented everything about a wedding. The song could have been played two or three times during a wedding. “Single Ladies” could have been played for the bouquet toss and also a song for the bride and her bridesmaids to celebrate on the dance floor. “Yeah!” It was a fantastic mainstream dance song to fill dance floors at wedding receptions. Finally, “Beautiful Day” represents everything about a wedding and how beautiful the day is and will be forever as a married couple.
10. You’re Beautiful – James Blunt
2004, Back to Bedlam, Rock
9. I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
2009, The E.N.D., Hip Hop
7. I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
2008, We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things., Pop Rock
Listen to our Pop songs of the 2000s songs playlist on Spotify.
Rolling Stone‘s Top 10 Songs of the 2000s
Rolling Stone Magazine is one of the biggest music authorities in the music industry. They created a list of the Best Songs of the 2000s. All songs were released between 2000 and 2009. We will share the top 10 songs from that list. Music genres included in the list include Hip Hop, Pop, Rock. and R&B. The married couples of Beyonce and Jay-Z are each represented on the list of 99 Problems and Crazy In Love.
Our artist of the 2000s, Eminem, is also represented on the list with the song “Stan”. The late Amy Winehouse is on the list with her unique sound on Rehab. Our favorite music video on the list is Hey Yeah! by OutKast. It has a catchy beat and will fill dance floors. The number one song has every right to be there with the like of Celo’s voice on the song. His own brand grew further as a judge on The Voice. U2 continues to be one of the super-groups of all-time and on the list with their song “Beautiful Day”. The other two rock songs are a little less mainstream by the bands The White Stripes and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs with “Seven Nation Army” and “Maps”. M.I.A rounds out the list of Hip Hop artists with “Paper Planes”.
10. Stan – Eminem feat. Dido
2000, The Marshall Mathers LP, Hip Hop
9. Beautiful Day – U2
2000, All That You Can’t Leave Behind, Rock
8. Rehab – Amy Winehouse
2007, Back To Black, Rock
7. Maps – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
2004, Fever To Tell, Rock
6. Seven Nation Army – The White Stripes
2003, Elephant, Rock
5. Paper Planes – M.I.A.
2008, Kala, Hip Hop
4. Hey Ya! – OutKast
2004, Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, Hip Hop
3. Crazy In Love – Beyonce
2003, Dangerously In Love, Pop
2. 99 Problems – Jay-Z
2004, The Black Album, Hip Hop
1. Crazy – Gnarls Barkley
2006, St. Elsewhere, R&B
Listen to our best 2000s songs playlist on Spotify.
Napster and iPods
The music industry forever changed in the Decade of the 2000s with the widespread use of the Internet. — especially with “sharing” files. Free file transfer sites broke the scene in the late 1990s. As they gained popularity in the early 2000s on Kazaa and Napster, people downloaded music at scale.
Then, the government stepped in, as this activity was highly illegal (copyright infringement). Musicians lost out on royalties and then Apple released their MP3 player — the iPod. With the iPod, Apple also released the iTunes app and store. The general public could now purchase and legally download music right to their computer or mobile players! “A thousand songs in your pocket” and your personal soundtrack played right into the me-centric millennials. Social networking sites such as MySpace helped promote the obscure and unknown into stardom.
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Mainstream R&B artists played on many iPods with Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, and Usher. We would say the biggest growth in music from previous years was country-pop from the beginnings of Garth Brooks to nowadays Brad Paisley. Country music is now being more accepted and purchased by the general public with the growing popularity of country-pop artists such as Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, and Shania Twain.
It should also be noted that particular songs of pop and rock stars are now seen as country-pop with Kid Rock, Jewel, and Bon Jovi. Jazz also saw a resurgence in the 2000s with artists like Norah Jones, Michael Bublé, and Diana Krall.
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