2000s music for weddings

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.

2000s music for weddings


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100 Best Wedding Songs of the 2000s

2000s wedding song list curated by Matthew Campbell
Last Updated: April 29, 2021

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50 Cent
In Da Club
2003, Hip Hop
98 Degrees
My Everything
2000, Pop
Make You Feel My Love
2008, Pop
Alicia Keys
2001, R&B
Alicia Keys
No One
2007, R&B
Crazy In Love
2003, R&B
2009, Pop
Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
2008, R&B
Big & Rich
Lost In This Moment
2007, Country
Big & Rich
Save A Horse (Ride A Cowboy)
2004, Country
Black Eyed Peas
I Gotta Feeling
2009, Hip Hop
Black Eyed Peas
Let's Get It Started
2004, Hip Hop
Brad Paisley
She's Everything
2005, Country
Brad Paisley
2009, Country
Chad Brock
2000, Country
Chris Brown
2008, Dance
Chris Brown
With You
2007, R&B
Christina Aguilera and Lil' Kim and Mya and P!nk
Lady Marmalade
2001, Pop
Ciara feat. Missy Elliott
1, 2 Step
2004, R&B
Colbie Caillat
2007, Folk Pop
Viva La Vida
2008, Pop
Cupid Shuffle
2007, Dance
Daft Punk
One More Time
2001, Dance
I Believe In A Thing Called Love
2003, Rock
Thank You
2000, Pop
Dixie Chicks
2002, Country
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
2012, Indie Rock
Enrique Iglesias
2001, Pop
Faith Hill
The Way You Love Me
2000, Country
Faith Hill
There You'll Be
2001, Country
Fergie feat. Ludacris
2007, R&B
Flo Rida
2007, Hip Hop
Flo Rida
Right Round
2009, Hip Hop
Gnarls Barkley
2005, Soul
Gwen Stefani
The Sweet Escape
2006, Dance
I Loved Her First
2006, Country
Jack Johnson
Better Together
2005, Rock
Jagged Edge w/ Nelly
Where The Party At?
2001, R&B
Jagged Edge
Let's Get Married
2000, R&B
James Blunt
You're Beautiful
2005, Pop Rock
Janet Jackson
All For You
2001, Dance
Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat
2009, Pop Rock
Jason Mraz
I'm Yours
2008, Folk Rock
Jay Sean feat. Lil Wayne
2009, R&B
Are You Gonna Be My Girl
2003, Rock
John Mayer
2003, Rock
Jordin Sparks feat. Chris Brown
No Air
2007, Pop
Justin Timberlake
Rock Your Body
2003, R&B
Justin Timberlake
2006, Dance
Kelly Clarkson
A Moment Like This
2002, Pop
Tik Tok
2009, Pop
Kevin Rudolf
Let It Rock
2008, Rap Rock
Kid Rock
All Summer Long
2007, Rock
Mr. Brightside
2003, Rock
Lady Gaga
Just Dance
2008, Dance
Lee Ann Womack
I Hope You Dance
2000, Country
You And Me
2005, Rock
Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz & Ying Yang Twins
Get Low
2002, Hip Hop
2000, Dance
Marc Anthony
You Sang To Me
2000, Pop
Mariah Carey feat. Joe & 98 Degrees
Thank God I Found You
2000, R&B
Mariah Carey
We Belong Together
2005, R&B
Let Me Love You
2003, R&B
Maroon 5
She Will Be Loved
2004, Rock
Mary J Blige
Family Affair
2001, R&B
Metro Station
Shake It
2008, Pop Rock
Michael Buble
2007, Pop
Michael Buble
Save The Last Dance For Me
2005, Pop
Miley Cyrus
Party In The USA
2009, Pop
Mr. C
Cha Cha Slide
2000, Dance
N Sync
Bye Bye Bye
2000, Pop
Natasha Bedingfield
2004, Unwritten
Nelly feat. St. Lunatics
Ride Wit Me
2000, Hip Hop
Nelly Furtado feat. Timbaland
2006, Loose
Hot in Herre
2002, Hip Hop
Norah Jones
Come Away With Me
2002, Pop
Hey Ya!
2003, Hip Hop
The Way You Move
2003, Crunk
Get The Party Started
2001, Dance
Paul Oakenfold
Starry Eyed Surprise
2002, Dance
Rascal Flatts
Bless The Broken Road
2004, Country
Rascal Flatts
Life Is A Highway
2006, Country
Rascal Flatts
My Wish
2006, Country
Ray LaMontagne
You Are The Best Thing
2008, Rock
Rihanna feat. Jay-Z
2007, R&B
Don't Stop The Music
2007, Dance
Rob Thomas
Little Wonders
2005, Pop Rock
Sean Kingston
Fire Burning
2009, Dance
Sean Paul
Get Busy
2003, Reggae Dance
Sean Paul
2005, R&B
2001, Reggae
Hips Don't Lie
2006, Dance
Snow Patrol
Chasing Cars
2006, Rock
Whatever You Like
2008, Hip Hop
Taylor Swift
Love Story
2008, Country
Taylor Swift
Our Song
2007, Country
Beautiful Day
2000, Rock
Usher feat. Lil' Jon & Ludacris
2004, R&B
2008, Hip Hop
Zac Brown Band
Chicken Fried
2007, Country

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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

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.


Wedding Pop Songs of 2000s

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

8. Beautiful DayU2
2000, All That You Can’t Leave Behind, Rock

7. I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
2008, We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things., Pop Rock

6. We Belong TogetherMariah Carey
2005, The Emancipation of Mimi, R&B


5. Yeah!Usher
2004, Confessions, R&B

4. Don’t Know WhyNorah Jones
2002, Come Away with Me, Jazz

3. DaughtersJohn Mayer
2003, Heavier Things, Rock

2. Fallin’Alicia Keys
2001,Songs in A Minor, R&B

1. Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)Beyonce
2008, I Am… Sasha Fierce, R&B

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.

2000s Songs Top 10


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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