weddings songs of 2002

2002 was a year that supplied a wide range of wedding song choices. From the pop songs of Celine Dion and Michael Bolton to the Christian-themed worship music of Lincoln Brewster, there is something for everyone in this list of 2002 wedding songs.

weddings songs of 2002

2002 Wedding Songs

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Like I Love You – Justin Timberlake
August 2002, Justified
Justin Timberlake has become one of the top music superstars of the modern era, and this song from 2002 can provide a strong dance groove for your wedding reception. It also has meaningful lyrics that capture the essence of one-of-a-kind love.

Sing this song with me
Ain’t nobody love you like I love you
You’re a good girl and that’s what makes me trust ya


A Moment Like This – Kelly Clarkson
September 2002, Kelly Clarkson
Kelly Clarkson became the most successful winner of American Idol thanks to songs like this one, a tune that is perfect for modern weddings. You may choose it as the first dance for you and your new spouse, but some couples also like to use it before cutting the wedding cake.

A moment like this
Some people wait a lifetime
For a moment like this
Some people search forever
For that one special kiss
Oh I can’t believe it’s happening to me


If You’re Not the One – Daniel Bedingfield
November 2002, Gotta Get Thru This
This song was the third single from the debut album of British superstar Daniel Bedingfield, a garage-pop tune that should be added to wedding reception playlists. It resonates with the feeling that no other person could make you feel the way your partner does, and some grooms like to sing it to their bride on your wedding day.

I’ll never know what the future brings
But I know you’re here with me now
We’ll make it through
And I hope you are the one I share my life with


If Tomorrow Never Comes – Ronan Keating
May 2002, Destination
Ronan Keating took this song from country legend Garth Brooks and made it his own in 2002. The Irish vocalist dials in the lyrics in a powerful way that is sure to create special feels at your wedding, and you might want to consider this as part of a non-traditional processional.

If tomorrow never comes
Will she know how much I loved her
Did I try in every way to show her every day
That she’s my only one


Only a Woman Like You – Michael Bolton
April 2002, Only a Woman Like You
Michael Bolton is always a good choice on your wedding day, and this song showcases Bolton’s emotional delivery of song lyrics. Weddings should be focused on the bride, and using this song as she makes her way down the aisle is a nice way to modernize your vows in a way that is memorable.

It’s magical, your love for me
It’s more than a man could ever receive
I’m just a man and it’s hard to believe
A woman like you could love me


A New Day Has Come – Celine Dion
March 2002, A New Day Has Come
Celine Dion is such a popular wedding choice because she can use her voice to make people believe in the transformative power of true love. This Dion song is full of imagery that supports a wedding as a life-changing moment, and you should think about using it in the formal ceremony.

Through the darkness and good times
I knew I’d make it through
And the world thought I had it all
But I was waiting for you


Somebody Like You – Keith Urban
July 2002, Golden Road
Keith Urban is one of those artists that legitimately changed the sound of country music, and this upbeat tune works well as a wedding dance tune. You can use it for the first dance with your partner, but it has also been used to follow the wedding toasts from your bridal party.

Yeah, I wanna feel the sunshine
Shinin’ down on me and you
When you put your arms around me
You let me know there’s nothing in this world I can’t do


‘Til Nothing Comes Between Us – John Michael Montgomery
July 2002, Pictures
A wedding is the realization of a couple’s dreams, and that type of fulfillment is what John Michael Montgomery sang about in this song. Use it in the ceremony to remind you that today there is nothing else that will come between you and the one you have chosen to love forever.

I’ll take you in my arms again
Feel your skin against my skin
Let the sheet fall slowly to the floor
‘Til nothing comes between us anymore


Strong Enough to Be Your Man – Travis Tritt
July 2002, Strong Enough
Some grooms like to have a special wedding song just for their bride, and this country tune from Travis Tritt is chosen often. Popular music can often help a man say things to his bride that he cannot find the words to express, so add this one to the reception tunes especially for her.

Do you believe when i look in your eyes,
And swear i’ll never leave
What will it take
To make you that what we have is here to stay


You Know That I Love You – Donell Jones
April 2002, Life Goes On
Donell Jones lays down a strong groove in this R&B song from 2002, so it’s probably a song that you will want to use for dancing at the party which follows your wedding. It is always a plus when you can find reception music that combines a dance vibe with meaningful lyrics.

You know that I love you
Girl, you’re everything to me
Just let me show you
Just how much you mean to me


Somewhere Out There – Our Lady Peace
April 2002, Gravity
This song by Our Lady Peace was nominated for a Juno Award for Single of the Year, and it serves the purpose of a wedding song thanks to its lyrics. The song speaks of finding that special someone that makes you complete, and it is a perfect alternative recessional as couples make their way out of the wedding chapel.

You’re falling back to me
You’re a star that I can see, yeah
I know you’re out there


You Are My All in All – Nichole Nordeman
August 2002, Girls of Grace
Nichole Nordeman is just one of many contemporary Christian artists that have recorded this spiritual song, but Nordeman’s version is one of those most often chosen for weddings. There is a dual meaning to this song, one which combines devotion to God and the commitment of partners to one another.

You are my all in all
When I fall down You pick me up
When I am dry You fill my cup
You are my all in all


To Ever Live Without Me – Jody McBrayer
2002, This Is Who I Am
Jody McBrayer infused this Christian song with an emotional vocal, one that will honor your faith in God when you use the song in your wedding. It is a song that should be chosen by couples who have strong ties to their faith, and it typically is played before the lighting of the unity candle.

It was all about a freedom that was given
Through your sacrifice
‘Cause you would rather die
Than to ever live without me


Every Moment – Joy Williams
October 2002, By Surprise
“Every Moment” by Joy Williams has become a staple of wedding ceremonies for couples who want to preserve the religious overtones of the day. Marriage is meant to be a reflection of the love of God for mankind, and this song will remind couples to cherish each day as an opportunity to love one another to the fullest.

So don’t let go
Hold onto every moment
Always know
Hold on to every moment that You can


Someone to Love You – Ruff Endz
May 2002, Someone to Love You
Ruff Endz was an R&B duo from the 2000s with only a few hits to their credit, and this was arguably the biggest. It can be used in the wedding reception, and the song has a way of getting everyone up on their feet to dance alongside the happy couple.

All you need to say is that you want me to be with you
Girl, I know you waited so long
For someone to love you


All I Really Want – Lincoln Brewster
August 2002, Amazed
Lincoln Brewster released this pop Christian tune in 2002, and it is still used in wedding ceremonies today by newlyweds who feel strongly about marriage being a spiritual experience. It is a song that should be used in portions of the wedding ceremony that couples share such as an interlude or moment of quiet reflection.

Lord I love the way You love me
And how You move me deep within
Lord I love the way You hold me
And draw me into You


Breathe – Rebecca St. James
February 2002, Worship God
Once the wedding vows have been said, you might want to consider this song from Rebecca St. James as a soft and meaningful processional. It will let everyone in attendance know that you and your spouse are choosing to honor God with your marriage commitment.

This is the air I breathe
Your holy presence
Living in me


We hope you enjoyed our unique list of 2000 wedding songs. Have a song that should be on our list? Be sure to comment below. Also, check out our list of wedding songs by year and the best 2000s wedding songs.

Celebrating wedding songs of 2002. Where were you and what was happening?

If you were one of the weddings in 2002…

Congratulations on your wedding of 2002. You share your anniversary with the following events.

Celebrity Weddings of 2002

  • Jamie White wed Tom Welling
  • Eric Clapton married Melia McEnery
  • Freddie Prinze, Jr. married Sarah Michelle Gellar
  • Criss Angel wed Joann Sarantakos
  • Jessica Simpson married Nick Lachey

News Highlights of 2002

  • The Winter Olympics are held in Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • Spider-Man is the first film to open $100+ million on the first weekend in theatres.
  • U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, Operation Anaconda begins.
  • Telecommunications giant WorldCom files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
  • U.S. President George W. Bush signs the Homeland Security Act into law, establishing the Department of Homeland Security.

2002 Sports Champions:

  • The Anaheim Angels win the World Series over the San Francisco Giants.
  • Super Bowl XXXVI – New England Patriots win 20-17 over the St. Louis Rams.
  • The Los Angeles Lakers win the NBA title by sweeping the New Jersey Nets.
  • The Detroit Red Wings win the Stanley Cup by defeating the Carolina Hurricanes.

Music Highlights of 2002

  • Grammy’s Song of 2002: Fallin’ – Alicia Keys
  • Ludacris – Roll Out
  • Mary J Blige – No More Drama
  • Fat Joe – What’s Luv?
  • Paul Oakenfold – Starry Eyed Suprise
  • Dave Matthews Band – Where Are You Going
  • Paulina Rubio – Don’t Say Goodbye
  • Sheryl Crow – Steve McQueen
  • Vanessa Carlton – A Thousand Miles
  • P!nk – Get The Party Started
  • Avril Lavigne – Complicated
  • Nelly With Kelly Rowland – Complicated
  • Linkin Park – In The End
  • Jennifer Lopez – Ain’t It Funny
  • Usher – U Got It, Bad
  • Michelle Branch – All You Wanted
  • P!nk – Don’t Let Me Get Me
  • Nelly – Hot In Herre
  • No Doubt – Hey Baby
  • Kylie Minogue – Can’t Get You Out Of My Head
  • Eminem – Lose Yourself
  • Jimmy Eat World – The Middle
  • Santana And Michelle Branch – The Game Of Love
  • Justin Timberlake – Like I Love You
  • ‘N Sync – Girlfriend
  • The Calling – Wherever You Will Go
  • Creed – My Sacrifice
  • Vanessa Carlton – Ordinary Day
  • Puddle Of Mudd – Blurry
  • Dirty Vegas – Days Go By
  • Ashanti – Foolish
  • Enrique Iglesias – Escape
  • LeAnn Rimes – Can’t Fight The Moonlight
  • No Doubt – Hella Good
  • DJ Sammy – Heaven
  • Shakira – Whenever, Wherever
  • Craig David – 7 Days
  • Avril Lavigne – Sk8er Boi
  • Ja Rule – Always On Time
  • Ja Rule – Livin’ It Up
  • Mario – Just A Friend 2002

Entertainment Highlights of 2002

  • Best Picture: A Beautiful Mind: Brian Grazer, Ron Howard
  • Best Actress: Denzel Washington – Training Day
  • Best Actor: Halle Berry – Monster’s Ball

Top Television Shows:

  • 24, C.S.I., Alias, Friends, The Sopranos, Everybody Loves Raymond, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Survivor, American Idol, The Gilmore Girls

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