Top Wedding Songs of 2006 For You Are Loved

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.

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Best 2006 Wedding Songs

For You I Will (Confidence) – Teddy Geiger

Released in January 2006 on the album 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.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Released in June 2006 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 at weddings as an addition to the reception playlist.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Released in November 2006 on the album 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 their wedding day The song is usually reserved for use in a formal ceremony.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Released in July 2006 on the album 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. It can also set the stage for the lighting of a unity candle.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

I Want The Truth
Cause They Call It
We Call It
You Call It
I Call It Love

My Wish – Rascal Flatts

Released in August 2006 on the album Me and My Gang

Few songs capture the hopes of a parent for their child on their 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.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Released in April 2006 on the album 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 a formal ceremony.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Released in August 2006 on the album 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.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Released in May 2006 on the album 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.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Tomorrow’s nowhere in sight
Right now, right here tonight
It feels just like it should

The Woman In My Life – Phil Vassar

Released in August 2006 on the album 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.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

She rocked me to sleep
With a sweet lullaby
I thank God for that woman in my life

The Woman In My Life – Phil Vassar

Like Red on a Rose – Alan Jackson
Released in September 2006 on the album 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 who love country music. Like many popular country songs, the lyrics of this one are simple and straightforward in their expression of love’s glory.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Released in April 2006 on the album 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.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Released in November 2006 on the album 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.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Released in December 2006 on the album 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.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Released in December 2006 on the album 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 expresses emotions that can be hard to vocalize on your wedding day.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Released in 2006 on the album 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.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

You’re always on my mind
When you come around I get shy
When I see you

I Loved Her First – Heartland

Released in June 2006 on the album 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.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

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

Released in July 2006 on the album 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.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Every mile, a memory
Every song, another scene
From some old movie going back in time, you and me


Next, see a list of the top 2007 wedding songs.

I hope you enjoyed a few of our favorites. If you have a 2006 wedding song not on our list, be sure to comment below.

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 in 2006. You share your anniversary with the following events.

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

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 $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 won the NBA Title over the Dallas Mavericks.
  • The Carolina Hurricanes win the Stanley Cup over the Edmonton Oilers.

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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