Top Wedding Songs of 2009 For A Love Story

There is no shortage of beautiful love songs and ballads for your wedding when it comes to 2009.

You can choose from artists such as Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, and Keith Urban when considering this list of the top 2009 wedding songs.

2009 wedding songs

2009 Wedding Songs

Love Story – Taylor Swift

Released in September 2008 carryover on the album Fearless

Taylor Swift was hitting all the right notes in her career when this song was released in 2009, and younger newlyweds like to use it for the formal parts of wedding ceremonies. The song offers a wide range of wedding uses, from processionals to recessionals and more.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

I’ll be waiting all there’s left to do is run
You’ll be the prince and I’ll be the princess
It’s a love story baby just say yes

Fallin’ For You – Colbie Caillat

Released in June 2009 on the album Breakthrough

There is a soulfulness to the vocals of Colbie Caillat, one that wraps this song in a sweet sense of devotion and commitment. All couples should include emotional songs in their wedding day music choices, and this one draws on romantic themes that are timeless.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

I’ve been waiting all my life
And now I found ya
I don’t know what to do
I think I’m fallin’ for you

You Found Me – The Fray

Released in November 2008 carryover on the album The Fray

The Fray is an alternative rock band that gained success with this song and others in the 2000s, but “You Found Me” is one of the band’s few hits that is often chosen for weddings. It is best saved for reception dancing, but can also be used for the send-off and wedding toasts.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Why’d you have to wait?
Where were you? Where were you?
Just a little late
You found me, you found me

I Gotta Feeling – The Black Eyed Peas

Released in June 2009 on the album The E.N.D.

The Black Eyed Peas supplied some of the most popular dance music of the decade, and this smash hit is one all couples will want to add to their wedding reception playlist. It should be used to set the after-wedding festivities in motion and get everyone in a celebratory mood.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

A feeling (Ooo-hoo)
That tonight’s gonna be a good night

Never Far Away – Marc Walsh

Released in June 2009 as a single

Marc Walsh added this poignant song to his library of singles in 2009, and it is still a popular wedding day choice almost ten years later. It is a song that reflects the closeness that newlyweds share on their special day, and it can be the perfect dedication song from a groom to his bride.

Only You Can Love Me This Way – Keith Urban

Released in June 2009 on the album Defying Gravity

Keith Urban changed the country music landscape with songs like this 2009 hit, and the soft feel of this ballad is perfect for modern wedding ceremonies. Urban is a master at writing heartfelt lyrics that capture emotions, and this song makes a simple statement that no one can love you better than your new partner.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

And there’s no one
That comes close to you
Could ever take your place
‘Cause only you can love me this way

Love Your Love The Most – Eric Church

Released in February 2009 on the album Carolina

Eric Church puts a down-home spin on this country single from 2009, and the earthy nature of the lyrics will suit newlyweds who are all about country living. It should be played as an interlude to cutting the wedding cake or perhaps as a first dance between the new couple.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

And hell yes I love my truck
But I want you to know
Honey I love your love the most

Gimmie That Girl – Joe Nichols

Released in October 2009 on the album Old Things New

The edgy vocals of country star Joe Nichols bring life to this fun song that grooms will want to play for their brides at the wedding reception. It is a song that sums up the special nature of the girl that one has chosen to become their forever partner.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Gimmie that girl with the hair in a mess
Sleepy little smile with her head on my chest
That’s the you that I like best

A Woman Like You – Johnny Reid

Released in January 2009 on the album Dance with Me

All grooms want a special song to dedicate to their bride on their wedding day, and this one from Johnny Reid is a perfect choice. The lyrics are a celebration of all the things that make a bride special, so most couples like to use the song for their first dance.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

When you tell me
How much you missed me
Every moment we’re together
It brings us closer, closer to forever

Fight for This Love – Cheryl Cole

Released in October 2009 on the album 3 Words

Popstar Cheryl from the U.K. didn’t have many hits, but this one is still chosen for wedding ceremonies today thanks to its enduring appeal. The song marks how important it is to cling to the one you love through all the difficulties of life, and that is exactly the message that couples should present on their wedding day.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Anything that’s worth havin’
Is sure enough worth fighting for
Quittin’s out of the question
When it gets tough gotta fight some more

He Could Be the One – Miley Cyrus

Released in June 2009 on the album Hannah Montana 3

Miley Cyrus was still recording as Hannah Montana when she released this song in 2009, and it appeals to younger couples who are saying their wedding vows. Brides like to save the song for the reception as a special dedication to their new partner, and it can also be used as an alternative wedding recessional.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

He’s got somethin’ special
And when he’s lookin’ at me
I wanna get all sentimental

More Beautiful You – Jonny Diaz

Released in 2009 on the album More Beautiful You

Christian artist Johnny Diaz was at the top of the charts in 2009 with this ballad about inner beauty and faith. Most couples will use this song in their wedding as the bridal party is entering the wedding chapel, but it can also provide a beautiful interlude for the lighting of the unity candle.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Don’t buy the lies disguises and hoops they make you jump through
You were made to fill a purpose that only you could do
So there could never be a more beautiful you

Closer to Love – Mat Kearney

Released in March 2009 on the album City of Black & White

This 2009 pop song from Mat Kearney still receives generous airplay on radio and streaming services thanks to its timeless lyrics that celebrate a strong emotional bond. You will want to save the song for the first dance with your new partner, or perhaps it can even be used as a father/daughter dance.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Pull me out of the dark, just to shoulder the weight
Cryin’ out now, from so far away
You pull me closer to love, closer to love

No Greater Love – Matt Maher

Released in September 2009 on the album Alive Again

Matt Maher released this modern Christian song in 2009, and it is a tune that draws upon the connection between marriage and spiritual values. Couples that have a strong commitment to their religious faith often use this song as a part of the wedding processional.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

There is no greater love than this, no love but this
Jesus Christ laid down His life for us
There is no greater love than His, no love but His

A Song for You – Whitney Houston

Released in July 2009 on the album I Look to You

Whitney Houston had one of the few voices that can truly be called legendary, and she used it beautifully on the cover of a Leon Russell classic in 2009. There are many moments in a wedding ceremony when you want to make a special dedication to your new spouse, and this song will serve that purpose like a few others.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Listen to the melody cause my love is in there hiding
I love you in place where there’s no space or time
I love you for in my life you are a friend of mine

In the Hands of God – The Newsboys

Released in May 2009 on the album In the Hands of God

Some couples prefer to keep the music selections for their wedding spiritual in nature, and this song from the Christian band The Newsboys combines religious lyrics with a modern feel. It is a song that can be played to set a spiritual tone as your wedding guests are seated.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

You’re amazing, You’re amazing, You are
And we praise You, Lord for what Your hands have done

All My Love – SS501

Released in May 2009 on the album All My Love

“All My Love” is an R&B song from 2009 that gained popularity as an Internet download, but the song has experienced lasting success as a wedding day ballad. Most couples prefer to use the song for dancing at the reception, but it can also be added to the songs that play as guests at the wedding begin to arrive.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Tsuzuku mirai mo
Eien nizutto zutto zutto
All my love for you

As Love is My Witness – Westlife

Released in 2009 on the album Where We Are

Boy band Westlife continued their success with this powerful declaration of eternal love, and the song pleases newlyweds who grew up with the music of the new millennium. Like many songs from Westlife, this one has a sentimentality that makes it suitable for many parts of the modern wedding ceremony.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

‘Cause love is my witness
I swear
I’ll be with you till the end
Nothing in tear this love apart


Next, see a list of popular 2010 wedding songs.

Celebrating weddings of 2009. Where were you and what was happening?

If you were one of the weddings of 2009

Congratulations on your wedding of 2009. You share your anniversary with the following events.

Music Highlights of 2009

  • Grammy’s Song of 2009: Coldplay – Viva La Vida
  • Owl City – Fireflies
  • Jason Derulo – Watcha Say
  • Flo Rida – Right Round
  • Kelly Clarkson – My Life Would Suck Without You
  • Kings of Leon – Use Somebody
  • Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling
  • Lady Gaga – Poker Face
  • Iyaz – Replay
  • Jay Sean – Down
  • Taylor Swift – You Belong With Me
  • Miley Cyrus – Party in the U.S.A.
  • The All-American Rejects – Gives You Hell

Celebrity Weddings of 2009

  • Jenna Dewan wed Channing Tatum
  • Fernando Torres married Olalla
  • Adriana Lima married Marko Jaric
  • Josh Duhamel wed Stacy Ferguson
  • Gisele Bundchen married Tom Brady

News Highlights of 2009

  • America’s Economic Crisis…unemployment
  • The passing of Michael Jackson
  • Susan Boyle singing “I Dreamed a Dream”
  • “Twilight” book, DVD, and soundtrack release

2009 Sports Champions

  • The New York Yankees defeat the Philadelphia Phillies to win their 27th World Series championship.
  • Super Bowl XLIII – Pittsburgh Steelers defeat the Arizona Cardinals 27-23.
  • The Los Angeles Lakers defeat the Orlando Magic.
  • Pittsburgh Penguins win the Stanley Cup defeating the Detroit Red Wings.

Entertainment Highlights of 2009

  • Best Picture: Slumdog Millionaire: Christian Colson
  • Best Actor: Sean Penn – Milk
  • Best Actress: Kate Winslet – The Reader

Top Television Shows

  • Fringe, Dexter, Mad Men, The Mentalist, American Idol, Dancing With The Stars, Lost, Grey’s Anatomy, Friday Night Lights, The Office


What about the prior year? See a list of the popular 2008 wedding songs.

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