Popular 2000s Songs for Weddings
These are the Best 2000s Music for Weddings to get people on the dance floor! The music industry forever changed in the Decade of the 2000s with the widespread use of the Internet. With free file transfer sites in the late ’90s into the early 2000s on websites such as Kazaa and Napster, people were able to download music on a mass scale.
Then, the government stepped in, as this activity was highly illegal as music artists were not receiving royalties for their work. However, Apple released the iTunes music application and the iTunes store in 2001. The general public can now download music right to their computer or mobile players instead of purchasing full-length CDs from stores. Social networking sites such as MySpace helped promote the obscure and unknown into stardom. Enjoy our list of the Best 2000s Music!
Mainstream charts in the Best 2000s Music were topped with 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 in 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. Rock moved away from grunge music of the 1990’s music to its own alternative rock with bands such as 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 90’s – 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.
Mainstream R&B artists played on many iPods with Beyonce, Alicia Keys, and Usher in the public’s Best 2000s Music. 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 Buble, and Diana Krall.
Top 5 2000s Songs for Weddings
1) Yeah! – Usher feat. Lil’ Jon & Ludacris
2) Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) – Beyonce
3) Cupid Shuffle – Cupid
4) Cha Cha Slide – Mr. C
5) You Are the Best Thing – Ray LaMontagne
Other related song lists to read:
100 Best Wedding Songs of the 2000s
2000s wedding song list curated by Matthew Campbell
Last Updated: January 4, 2021
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