2010 served up no shortage of beautiful wedding songs. You can choose wedding tunes from artists like Blake Shelton, Taylor Swift, and Bruno Mars from this list of the best 2010 wedding song choices.
2010 Wedding Songs
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Just the Way You Are – Bruno Mars
July 2010, Doo-Wops & Hooligans
Bruno Mars is always a good selection for wedding reception dance music, and this song combines a nice beat with lyrics that celebrate love for a partner. It’s a song that grooms can use to honor their bride with a very special first dance as a married couple.
And when you smile
The whole world stops and stares for a while
‘Cause girl, you’re amazing
Just the way you are
Today Was a Fairytale – Taylor Swift
January 2010, Valentine’s Day Soundtrack
Few artists capture romance in their songwriting like Taylor Swift, and young married couples will want to include this 2010 hit on their wedding reception playlist. It is a song that will remind all of your wedding guests how special the day is, and it can also mark the beginning of your very own fairytale romance.
Every move you make
Everything you say is right
Today was a fairytale
All About Tonight – Blake Shelton
April 2010, All About Tonight
Country artist Blake Shelton sings about living in the moment in this 2010 country hit, a song that often finds its way into modern wedding ceremonies. You can use it as the spotlight dance with your partner at the reception, but it also makes a great choice for the wedding send-off.
Baby, let’s act like fools, break a few rules
Party the night away
Little White Church – Little Big Town
March 2010, The Reason Why
“Little White Church” became a massive hit for Little Big Town thanks to its no-nonsense lyrical content, and brides who want to preserve a little bit of sass often use it in their wedding. It’s a song that celebrates the importance of marriage, so find a way to use it in your formal ceremony.
No more calling me baby
No more loving like crazy
Till you take me down
You better take me down
Take me down to the little
Stuck Like Glue – Sugarland
July 2010, The Incredible Machine
When you find the person you want to spend forever with there is a need to be with them at all times, and Sugarland sings about that in this country song from 2010. The song is best used to introduce the new couple after the vows have been said, but some couples also play it as the wedding guests are being seated.
There you go pulling me right back in
Right back in, right back in
And I know I’m never letting this go
I’m stuck on you
Tonight (I’m Lovin’ You) – Enrique Iglesias
November 2010, Euphoria
The smooth vocals of Enrique Iglesias have made this song about devotion and commitment a modern-day wedding classic, and few songs are better for dancing with your new partner. Those who want to be creative may also find a way to use this song as a non-traditional processional at their wedding.
You know my motivation
Given my reputation
Please excuse me I don’t mean to be rude
But tonight I’m loving you
Only Girl (In the World) – Rihanna
September 2010, Loud
On your wedding day, the blushing bride should be the only girl in the world, deserving of all the love and attention that she receives. That is what this Rihanna song proclaims, and the tune should be given a place of honor in the formal parts of a wedding ceremony.
‘Cause I’m the only one who understands
How to make you feel like a man
Want you to make me feel
Like I’m the only girl in the world
Better Than a Hallelujah – Amy Grant
2010, Somewhere Down the Road
Amy Grant has long been a favorite of newlyweds who place an emphasis on spiritual values, and the wholesome message of this faith-based wedding song will not be lost on the bridal party or guests. Try using the song to accompany the lighting of a unity candle, or you can also use it as an interlude for the cutting of the wedding cake.
Beautiful, the mess we are
The honest cries of breaking hearts
Are better than a Hallelujah
God Gave Me You – Dave Barnes
January 2010, What We Want, What We Get
Many newlyweds want to celebrate the fact that their union has been blessed by God, and this song from Dave Barnes honors that sentiment. It lets your wedding guests know that the two of you were meant to be together, and you should use it to precede the formal wedding vows.
And for when I think I lost my way
There are no words here left to say, it’s true
God gave me you
What Love Really Means – JJ Heller
2010, When I’m with You
Love means many things to many people, but JJ Heller reminds us in this song that true love is about selflessness and commitment. This is a perfect song to play as your bridal party is walking the aisle to take their places at the altar.
I will love you for you
Not for what you have done or what you will become
I will love you for you I will give you the love
The love that you never knew
Your Love is My Drug – Kesha
May 2010, Animal
All wedding receptions are defined by good dance music, and this 2010 song from Kesha will give everyone a chance to get up on the dance floor in celebration. It’s a feel-good song that has a modern groove that appeals to the young and the young-at-heart.
Your love, your love, your love
I said your love, your love, your love is my drug
Why Don’t We Just Dance – Josh Turner
February 2010, Haywire
The deep baritone of Josh Turner made this song a huge country smash in 2010, and it is still used by couples today for the first dance between the newlyweds at the wedding reception. It is always important to choose wedding songs that have both a strong lyrical message and a positive beat, and this song has both.
For my two left feet
And our two hearts beatin’
Nobody’s gonna see us go crazy
So baby, why don’t we just dance
Our Kind of Love – Lady A
May 2010, Need You Now
All couples want to believe that the love they share is special, and Lady A conveys that vibe in this love ballad. This is a song that many couples like to use as an alternative wedding recessional, but it also works well for the reception playlist and dancing.
Never knowing what we’re gonna find
Just like two kids, baby, always tryin’ to live it up
Whoa, yeah, that’s our kind of love
Love Like Crazy – Lee Brice
June 2010, Love Like Crazy
We’ve only got one life to live and we should live it to the fullest, and that is what songwriter Lee Brice affirms in this sentimental wedding ballad. It may be a little too lively for the actual ceremony, so try having your DJ add it to his list of party tunes.
Go to work, do your best, don’t outsmart your common sense
Never let your prayin’ knees get lazy
And love like crazy
Love All Over Me – Monica
May 2010, Still Standing
Monica made this one of her biggest 2010 hits, and the song is a favorite of young newlyweds because it combines a catchy beat with slightly naughty lyrics. The song is still modest enough that you will feel comfortable using it for your wedding reception dancing, and it encourages all to join in the happiness of the day.
I got love all over me
And I don’t want to get it off
I’m completely covered up in your love
Find Your Love – Drake
May 2010, Thank Me Later
The Canadian rapper Drake sings about finding that special one in this song from 2010, and you can dance the night away to it at your wedding reception. It’s a trendy reminder that marrying the perfect partner is worthy of a celebration that will last all night long.
I took a chance with my heart
And I feel it taking over
I better find your loving, I better find your heart
You’re the One – Dondria
August 2009 carryover, Dondria vs. Phatfffat
The best wedding songs send a message of love in a straightforward way, and that is exactly what this tune from Dondria does. It can be used in various ways during your wedding to let your partner know that they are the only one for you, but you might want to play it as you exit the altar.
I feel it all over my body
I dream about you when I sleep
You’re the one for me
Your Love – Nicki Minaj
June 2010, Pink Friday
You should always have a song or two on the wedding playlist that is sweet dedications to one another, and this one from Nicki Minaj conveys how important your partner is to you. Most couples use it for their first dance as husband and wife, but you can get creative with this R&B hit in your own ceremony.
You got me wantin’ more and mo mo more and
Your love, your love
Share My Life – Kem
August 2010, Intimacy: Album III
“Will you share my life?” is a question that is at the heart of all wedding ceremonies, and Kem sings about this in a 2010 R&B groove that hits all the right wedding day notes. Imagine looking into the eyes of your partner as you share that all-important first dance with this song playing in the background.
You’re my dream
And my joy
My heart belongs to you girl
Everything to Me – Monica
February 2010, Still Standing
Don’t miss the opportunity to let your spouse know just how important they are by including this Monica hit in your wedding song choices. You should choose several songs that send a private and subtle message to one another, and this one can be a special secret message between you and your forever love.
You’re everything to me
The air that I breathe
My sight so I see, oh Lord
You’re everything to me
I hope you enjoyed some of our favorite 2010 wedding songs. If you have a song that you think should be on our list, be sure to comment on it below. Also, check out our list of the best 2010s wedding songs.
Celebrating weddings of 2010. Where were you and what was happening?
If you were one of the weddings of 2010…
Congratulations on your wedding of 2010. You share your anniversary with the following events.
Celebrity Weddings of 2010
- Kyla Weber married Vince Vaughn
- Mandy Mayhall married Jason Castro
- Katie Price married Alex Reid
- Molly Malaney married Jason Mesnick
- Genevieve Cortese married Jared Padalecki
News Highlights of 2010
- On January 12, a 7.0-magnitude earthquake at Port-au-Prince, Haiti
- Conan O’Brien leaves the Tonight Show
- Apple introduces the first tablet – the iPad
- Toyota’s recall due to the pedal sticking
- Full-body scanners were introduced by the TSA
- BP Oil well exploded
- Attempted Times Square bombing
- WikiLeaks exposes documents
- Miners were successfully rescued in Chile
- The use of the vuvuzelas at the World Cup
2010 Sports Champions:
- The San Francisco Giants win the World Series by defeating the Texas Rangers.
- The New Orleans Saints defeat the Indianapolis Colts 31-17 to win their first Super Bowl in franchise history.
- The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Boston Celtics to win the NBA Title.
- The Chicago Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup over the Philadelphia Flyers.
Music Highlights of 2010
- Beyonce – Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
- Rihanna – Rude Boy
- Lady Gaga – Bad Romance
- Usher – OMG
- Taio Cruz – Break Your Heart
- Bruno Mars – Just The Way You Are
- Lady A – Need You Now
- B.o.B. – Airplanes
- B.o.B. – Nothin’ On You
- Eminem – Love The Way You Lie
- Katy Perry – California Gurls
- Janelle Monáe – Tightrope
Entertainment Highlights of 2010
- Best Picture: The Hurt Locker: Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Nicolas Chartier, Greg Shapiro
- Best Actor: Jeff Bridges – Crazy Heart
- Best Actress: Sandra Bullock – The Blind Side
Top Television Shows:
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Are you looking for current songs for your wedding and/or wedding reception? Be sure to check out VH1’s list below of the best music videos of 2010. The official release is now on Wikipedia as it was removed from VH1’s blog.
2010 Best Music Videos
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Train – Hey Soul Sister. This is a great pop-rock song released in August 2009 but stayed strong in 2010. Hey Soul Sister has a make you feel the good rhythm and has a catchy tune.
The Script – Breakeven. A great pop-rock song but this song is about a break-up. Therefore, not a good theme for weddings.
Adam Lambert – Whataya Want From Me (Concept). The runner-up winner on American Idol in 2009 stays in the heart of Americans in 2010. Depending on the crowd the song could fill the dance floor with this song.
Lady Gaga – Bad Romance. The theme of Bad Romance is not for weddings but will guarantee to fill the dance floor with this dance hit.
Lady A – Need You Now. “Lady A” makes the crossover from country to pop stars. A great slower tempo song about how we need someone after a night of partying.
Usher feat. Will.iam – OMG. OMG is a great R&B dance tune that will fill the dance floor.
Eminem feat. Rihanna – Love The Way You Lie. This is one of my favorite songs of 2010 with true feeling but not fitting for weddings.
P!nk – Raise Your Glass. We have another anthem by P!nk with raise your glass. Even though it has a varied tempo, it should get guests in the party mood. You can also use this song as a toast song during a wedding reception.
Bruno Mars – Just The Way You Are. This song has a great beat and theme. Perfect for any wedding. If you want an up-tempo first dance song, this may be your song. Be sure to check out the video of this song too. It would rank as our #1.
Ke$ha – Tik Tok. One of the best dance songs of 2010. Tik Tok is a great way to get the party started.
B.O.B. feat. Hayley Williams – Airplanes. Another song is full of emotion that we like the theme. To be played at weddings depends on what guests are dancing to.
Rihanna – Only Girl In the World. Rihanna releases another dance hit sure to fill wedding reception dance floors. The bride is the only girl in the world on her big day.
Michael Buble – Haven’t Met You Yet. We really like Michael Buble but the song theme is how you haven’t met the right person yet. Not a great wedding theme but maybe for all the single people.
Taylor Swift – Mine. This pop-country mega superstar scores another hit with Mine. This mid-tempo song may be difficult to dance to but has the right wedding theme.
Jay-Z & Alicia Keys – Empire State of Mind. A true theme for New York City. May not be appropriate for many weddings but definitely in NYC.
Christina Perri – Jar of Hearts. This is a beautiful slow song but the theme is not appropriate for weddings. Collecting your jar of hearts, tearing love apart – No.
John Mayer – Heartbreak Warfare. This is not a recommended wedding song. This song is about the pain of love.
Katy Perry – Firework. This makes you feel good song. However, its mixed tempo makes it hard to dance to. If you want it played at your reception, we recommend looking for dance remixes.
Paramore – The Only Exception. This is a romantic love song. Perfect for any slow song playlist for weddings.
Daughtry – September. Another American Idol star rocks on this ballad. For the rock and roll fan, this is a great current hit to fill dance floors.
Jason Derulo – In My Head. A great R&B dance tune. This song can get many generations on the dance floor.
Travie McCoy feat. Bruno Mars – Billionaire. Yes, everyone wants to be rich. This song has a Caribbean vibe – if that’s the theme of your wedding, this song is perfect.
Sara Bareilles – King of Anything. This song has a good beat but not the appropriate theme for a wedding.
Mumford & Sons – Little Lion Man. Another song with much emotion. The song theme and musical accompaniment is not your stereotypical wedding song.
Linkin Park – Waiting For The End. I don’t need to tell you this is not a wedding song. However, the video and song are totally awesome and should be higher on the list by VH1.
Train – If It’s Love. Train keeps moving the hearts of many. This song theme fits in with weddings. If it is going to fill the dance floor depends on the guests. Otherwise, If It’s Love makes a great background song.
Usher feat. Pitbull – DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love. One of the best dance songs for wedding receptions with the perfect theme. Dance like it’s the last night of your life!
Lady Gaga feat Beyonce – Telephone. Two blockbuster stars collaborate on Telephone. A dance song to keep guests on the dance floor – if the phones stop ringing.
Kings of Leon – Radioactive. We really like K.O.L. but this rock song is not a great wedding song.
Adam Lambert – If I Had You This is a good dance song by Adam. The only problem with this song is its intermittent tempo.
Mike Posner – Cooler Than Me. This is a great dance song. You can even hand out sunglasses, which would make a great prop to this song.
Kid Rock – Born Free. A true make you feel good American song. This song makes a great crossover between rock and country.
Eminem – Not Afraid. Eminem is arguably one of the most influential music artists in the last decade. This song is a youth anthem but not fitting for weddings.
Jack Johnson – At or With Me. We really like Jack but this, of course, is not a wedding-themed song.
Sugarland – Stuck Like Glue. This country song is a wedding-themed song that makes you feel good with a great rhythm. Being a mid-tempo song, it may be hard for some to dance to.
Taio Cruz feat. Ludacris – Break Your Heart. Our last dance song on the list will also fill dance floors. However, the song is about how he’s only going to break your heart.
Muse – Resistance. A U2 type video but not made for weddings.