From Robin Thicke to Michael McDonald, there is something for everyone in this list of 2008 wedding songs. You’ll find meaningful ballads that can be used for your ceremony and your reception, and you’ll want to share them all with your new spouse.
2008 Wedding Songs
I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
This 2008 single from singer-songwriter Jason Mraz will find favor with many young newlyweds, and it has the right vibe to be used in several ways for modern weddings. The best choice might be to save it for a special dance between the wedding couple at their wedding reception.
The Time of My Life – David Cook
This song was the debut single in 2008 for American Idol superstar David Cook, and it has become a staple of modern wedding ceremonies. The songs reinforce that a wedding day should be a pinnacle of life, a moment in time that is celebrated forever with the one you love.
All I Want to Do – Sugarland
Jennifer Nettles made Sugarland a pop and country sensation with songs like this one, a smoky uptempo number that draws on the powerful vocals of Nettles. Some couples like to use this for their first dance as man and wife, while others use it to create a lighthearted backing track for cutting the wedding cake.
(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher – Michael McDonald
Former Doobie Brothers frontman Michael McDonald put his raspy, iconic voice to good use on this cover of a soul classic. This is a perfect song to introduce the new bride and groom to their wedding guests as soon as the formal ceremony is over, and other couples like to make it the song for their wedding recessional.
If Today Was Your Last Day – Nickelback
Nickelback sings about making the most of every moment with a new spouse in this song from 2008, an acoustic-driven ballad that stresses loving to one’s maximum capacity. It is an alternative rock, so the best wedding day use would be to include it on the DJ’s reception playlist.
Just Got Started Lovin’ You – James Otto
This song proved to be the one and only hit for country singer James Otto, and it is chosen by wedding couples that like country music with a modern sound. The lyrics and sultry vocals of Otto make the song especially suitable for the all-important first wedding dance.
Crush – David Archuleta
Some of the best stars to emerge from American Idol were runners-up, and David Archuleta is one of the most famous. This debut single from Archuleta has a playful vibe that younger newlyweds will appreciate, and it serves as a nice interlude to precede the wedding reception speeches.
Always the Love Songs – Eli Young Band
The Eli Young Band made this a country chart-topper in 2008, and the song draws on the inspiration of classic love ballads. Play it as a special dedication to your spouse, or you can also play it in the background music as the wedding guests are being seated.
River of Love – George Strait
George Strait is considered to be the King of Country Music and songs like this one show why the artist is still going strong after a long career. Many brides want this song used as a part of the wedding processional, and the song’s lyrics are simple and genuine.
Hallelujah – Alexandra Burke
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Alexandra Burke was the first artist to reveal this modern classic to the world in 2008 following her X-Factor appearance, and the tune has been covered by Pentatonix, John Cale, and a host of others. “Hallelujah” has become one of the biggest wedding songs of the century, and it can be used in almost every part of a wedding ceremony.
This classic song from The Velvet Underground was covered nicely in 2008 by pop group The Decemberists, and it reflects the commitment that is such a focus on your wedding day. Couples typically like to give this sentimental song an important place in the wedding festivities, so use it for your processional or recessional.
One Life to Love – 33 Miles
33 Miles was one of the top alternative Christian bands of the 2000s, and this became one of the group’s biggest hits. Couples with strong spiritual values will find that it offers a nice blend of romantic and religious imagery.
You’re the Only One – Eric Benét
Eric Benét possesses one the most soulful voices of the R&B genre, and he used it beautifully on this straightforward declaration of true love. The song should be played as you and your new spouse enter the reception area, and you can also incorporate it in other portions of the wedding ceremony.
The Sweetest Love – Robin Thicke
“The Sweetest Love” was one of the early hits for pop superstar Robin Thicke, and it established him as one of the voices of the modern generation. Every bride wants to be reminded on your wedding day that she has found the sweetest love of all, and this song will serve that purpose well.
Woman – Raheem DeVaughn
Every wedding needs a strong selection of love songs that are suitable for dancing, and this R&B hit from Raheem DeVaughn is guaranteed to have everyone moving in celebration with the bride and groom. It is also nice that the song’s lyrics celebrate the glory of the bride on her special day.
Love Remembers – Craig Morgan
Craig Morgan kept it simple with this 2008 country hit, a song that brides love to use as a part of their wedding processional. It has emotional lyrics that are crafted to spotlight the importance of everlasting love as the years go by.
Johnny & June – Heidi Newfield
Heidi Newfield used one of the most celebrated love stories in music as inspiration for her 2008 hit. The song conveys that the bride wants to have a love like the one that was shared by Johnny Cash and June Carter, and it works just fine as an alternative wedding march for the bride and bridal party.
Roll With Me – Montgomery Gentry
Country duo Montgomery Gentry put a new twist on themes of everlasting commitment with this 2008 song. It reflects the desire of every married couple to find that special someone that will grow with them throughout the years and make them a better person.
We are about done capturing a list of our favorite wedding songs with this list of wedding songs from 2008. If you have a song that should be included in our list, be sure to comment on it below. Don’t forget to check out our list of the best wedding songs from the 2000s.
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Celebrating weddings in 2008. Where were you and what was happening?
If you were one of the weddings of 2008…
Congratulations on your wedding of 2008. You share your anniversary with the following events.
Celebrity Weddings of 2008
- Beyonce Knowles married Jay-Z
- Scarlett Johansson wed Ryan Reynolds
- Mariah Carey married Nick Cannon
- Ellen DeGeneres wed Portia de Rossi
- Jessica Alba married Cash Warren
News Highlights of 2008
- Stock markets around the world plunge amid growing fears of a U.S. recession, fueled by the 2007 subprime mortgage crisis.
- The 2008 Summer Olympics take place in Beijing, China.
- Global financial crisis: U.S. President George W. Bush signs the revised Emergency Economic Stabilization Act into law, creating a 700 billion dollar Treasury fund to purchase failing bank assets.
- Democratic U.S. Senator Barack Obama is elected the 44th President of the United States, becoming the first black President of the United States.
2008 Sports Champions:
- The Phillies clinch their second World Series Championship over the Tampa Bay Rays.
- The New York Giants upset the heavily favored New England Patriots 17-14 in Super Bowl XLII.
- The Boston Celtics win the NBA Title over the Los Angeles Lakers.
- The Detroit Red Wings win the Stanley Cup by defeating the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Music Highlights of 2008
- Grammy’s Song of 2008: Rehab – Amy Winehouse
- Duffy – Mercy
- Adele – Chasing Pavements
- T.I. feat. Rihanna – Live Your Life
- Estelle feat. Kanye West – American Boy
- Chris Brown – Forever
- Beyonce – Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)
- Kid Rock – All Summer Long
- Katy Perry – I Kissed a Girl
- Beyonce – If I Were a Boy
- Pink – So What
- Kanye West – Love Lockdown
- M.I.A. – Paper Planes
- Coldplay – Viva La Vida
- Jason Mraz – I’m Yours
- The Ting Tings – Shut Up and Let Me Go
- Ne-Yo – Closer
Entertainment Highlights of 2008
- Best Picture: No Country for Old Men: Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
- Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis – There Will Be Blood
- Best Actress: Marion Cotillard – La môme
Top Television Shows:
- Dexter, Lost, Chuck, 30 Rock, American Idol, Dancing with the Stars, Desperate Housewives, House, CSI, Grey’s Anatomy
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