2006 served up no shortage of beautiful wedding classics. You’ll find artists such as Dierks Bentley, Josh Groban, and Lionel Richie in this list of the best 2006 wedding songs.
From the ceremony to the reception, there is something for everyone in our collection of love ballads.
Wedding Songs of 2006
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For You I Will (Confidence) – Teddy Geiger
January 2006, Underage Thinking
This song was a debut single for Teddy Geiger, and it propelled Geiger into the musical spotlight when it was chosen as the theme song for a CBS television series. It’s a song about a commitment that partners will find suitable for their first dance as a married couple, and it has a modern feel young newlyweds can appreciate.
Always want what you can’t have
But I’ve got to try
I’m gonna muster every ounce of confidence I have
For you I will
Do I Make You Proud – Taylor Hicks
June 2006, Released as a single
Taylor Hicks won American Idol thanks to his performance of this soulful ballad in 2006, and it became one of the few hits the talent show winner would record. The song is powerful in both its melody and lyrics, so it is perhaps best used in weddings as an addition to the reception playlist.
The one to guide me through
Now I can see
And I believe
It’s only just beginning
You Are Loved (Don’t Give Up) – Josh Groban
November 2006, Awake
Josh Groban added this David Foster composition to his musical catalog in 2006, and it features the emotional vocal delivery that Groban is known for. There is a sense of hope and optimism expressed in the song that matches the feelings couples want to honor on your wedding day, and the song is usually reserved for use in the formal ceremony.
Don’t give up
It’s just the hurt that you hide
When you’re lost inside
I, I’ll be there to find you
I Call It Love – Lionel Richie
July 2006, Coming Home
The legendary Lionel Richie reached the charts once again in 2006 with this song that sums up all the emotions of true love, and it is a beautiful choice for couples that want to include a modern ballad in their wedding. It has been played as the wedding processional begins, and it can also set the stage for the lighting of a unity candle.
I Want The Truth
Cause They Call It
We Call It
You Call It
I Call It Love
My Wish – Rascal Flatts
August 2006, Me and My Gang
Few songs capture the hopes of a parent for their child on your wedding day better than this one from Rascal Flatts. This is a song that a father can share with his daughter for a special dance, and it can also be used to precede the wedding toasts that are offered at the reception.
My wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to
Your dreams stay big, your worries stay small
You never need to carry more than you can hold
Would You Go with Me – Josh Turner
April 2006, Your Man
Josh Turner has a distinctive voice that sent this song to the top of the country charts in 2006, and it is a simple love song that conveys the seeking of a promise. You can use it for dancing at your wedding, but some couples also like to add it to the traditional musical choices that are used in the formal ceremony.
Could you not look down forever
If you were lighter than a feather
Oh, and if I set you free, would you go with me
My Little Girl – Tim McGraw
August 2006, Flicka Soundtrack
“My Little Girl” is a song about a father’s love for his daughter, and Tim McGraw lends an emotional vocal performance to the poignant lyrics. It is one of those rare songs that was specially made for the all-important father/daughter wedding dance.
Go on, take on this whole world
But to me you know you’ll always be
My little girl
Feels Just Like It Should – Pat Green
May 2006, Cannonball
Every wedding should have a few songs that reflect the feelings of the day, and this one from country star Pat Green reminds everyone in attendance how powerful true love is. It is best saved for the reception, and some adventurous grooms even like to sing it for their new bride.
Tomorrow’s nowhere in sight
Right now, right here tonight
It feels just like it should
The Woman In My Life – Phil Vassar
August 2006, Greatest Hits, Vol. 1
A wedding is all about the blushing bride, and this is a perfect song to honor her as the most important person in the room. The lyrics of the song are meant to convey appreciation for how a woman makes a man complete, and grooms will often use it as a special dedication to the wedding party.
She rocked me to sleep
With a sweet lullaby
I thank God for that woman in my life
Like Red on a Rose – Alan Jackson
September 2006, Like Red on a Rose
Alan Jackson scored a big hit with this song that was produced by Alison Krauss, and it has become a wedding day favorite of couples that love country music. Like many popular country songs, the lyrics of this one are simple and straightforward in their expression of love’s glory.
And I love you ’cause I know that I can’t do anything wrong
You’re where I belong
Like red on a rose
I Would Die for You – MercyMe
April 2006, Coming Up to Breathe
Modern couples that honor spiritual values will want to include this Christian song from MercyMe in their wedding. The song associates the love of God for humanity with the love of a groom for his bride, and it should be used as a part of the actual wedding ceremony.
You never know why you’re alive
Until you know what you would die for
I would die for you
Be Lifted High – Michael W. Smith
November 2006, Stand
Christian artist Michael W. Smith was one of the most successful acts of the genre throughout the 2000s, and this spiritual offering from 2006 is used by newlyweds to express thanks and devotion to God. Many couples choose to play the song just after they are joined at the wedding altar.
You’ll be lifted high in my life, oh God
And I fall to my knees, so it’s You that they see not I
And Jesus, You’ll be lifted high
Lost Without U – Robin Thicke
December 2006, The Evolution of Robin Thicke
Robin Thicke was just beginning his meteoric rise to fame when this song was released in 2006, and it still occupies a place on the wedding reception playlist of many couples today. You’ll want many choices for dances with your new partner, but this one could easily be the first.
I’m lost without you
Can’t help myself
How does it feel
To know that I love you, baby?
Find Myself In You – Brian McKnight
December 2006, Ten
Those couples who want to add a touch of soul to their wedding reception can’t go wrong with this Brian McKnight hit. There is a sentimentality to the lyrics that newlyweds will find irresistible, and the song is one that expresses emotions that can be hard to vocalize on your wedding day.
The only place I want to be is right here with you
Loving you down and you
You can take what you want from me
Long as you let me
When I See U – Fantasia
American Idol superstar Fantasia Barrino chose this song as a single from her self-titled 2006 album. The lyrics are a reminder that the mere presence of a partner is enough to elevate one’s life, and the melody makes it perfect for dancing.
You’re always on my mind
When you come around I get shy
When I see you
I Loved Her First – Heartland
June 2006, I Loved Her First
This song by Heartland was nominated by the Academy of Country Music for Single of the Year in 2006, and it has become a standard wedding day selection for father-daughter dances. The song is a reminder that a father’s protective and loving nature will always be present as his daughter begins her married life.
I knew the love of a father runs deep
And I prayed that she’d find you someday
But it’s still hard to give her away
I loved her first
Every Mile a Memory – Dierks Bentley
July 2006, Long Trip Alone
A wedding day is a formal beginning to a new phase of life, one that is shared in joy with a partner. Dierks Bentley captures the importance of making beautiful memories with this country hit, and few songs are better suited for a wedding day send-off.
Every mile, a memory
Every song, another scene
From some old movie going back in time, you and me
I hope you enjoyed a few of our favorites. If you have a 2006 wedding song not on our list, be sure to comment it below. Also, check out our list of wedding songs by year and the best 2000s wedding songs.
Celebrating wedding songs of 2006. Where were you and what was happening?
If you were one of the weddings in 2006…
Congratulations on your wedding of 2006. You share your anniversary with the following events.
Celebrity Weddings of 2006
- Andrew Lincoln married Gael Anderson
- Ami James married Jordan James
- Chris Perez married Vanessa Villanueva
- Jay Hernandez married Daniella Deutscher
- Katie Holmes married Tom Cruise
News Highlights of 2006
- The 1 billionth song is purchased from the Apple iTunes Store.
- The first World Baseball Classic with Japan beating Cuba in the Championship.
- The CW Television Network (a merger of The WB and UPN) officially begins operations.
- Google buys YouTube for USD $1.65 billion
- Saddam Hussein, former Iraq president, is executed in Baghdad.
2006 Sports Champions:
- The St. Louis Cardinals win the World Series over the Detroit Tigers.
- Pittsburgh Steelers win Super Bowl XL defeating the Seattle Seahawks 21-10.
- The Miami Heat win the NBA Title over the Dallas Mavericks.
- The Carolina Hurricanes win the Stanley Cup over the Edmonton Oilers.
Music Highlights of 2006
- Grammy’s Song of 2006: Sometimes You Can’t Make It On Your Own – U2
- Jamie Fox – Unpredictable
- Ray J – One Wish
- Rascal Flatts – Life Is A Highway
- Carrie Underwood, Jesus Take The Wheel
- John Mayer – Waiting On The World To Change
- Daniel Powter – Bad Day
- Sean Paul – Temperature
- Nelly Furtado – Promiscuous
- James Blunt – You’re Beautiful
- Shakira – Hips Don’t Lie
- Natasha Bedingfield – Unwritten
- Gnarles Barkley – Crazy
- Chamillionaire – Ridin’
- Justin Timberlake – Sexyback
- Beyonce – Check On It
- The Fray – Over My Head (Cable Car)
- Mary J Blige – Over My Head
- Cassie – Me & You
- Pussycat Dolls – Buttons
- Chris Brown – Run It!
- Rihanna – SOS
- All-American Rejects – Move Along
- Fergie – London Bridge
- Rascal Flatts – What Hurts The Most
- The Fray – How To Save A Life
- Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars
- Hinder – Lips Of An Angel
- Christina Aguilera – Ain’t No Other Man
- Kanye West – Gold Digger
- Kelly Clarkson – Because Of You
Entertainment Highlights of 2006
- Best Picture: Crash: Paul Haggis, Cathy Schulman
- Best Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman – Capote
- Best Actress: Reese Witherspoon – Walk the Line
Top Television Shows:
- American Idol, C.S.I., Survivor, Prison Break, Heroes, Desperate Housewives, Grey’s Anatomy, NCIS, House, Lost
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