2000s Love Songs: Celebrating Hits for Lovers at Weddings

Discover a list of love songs of the 2000s. I picked songs that also make fantastic first dance songs for wedding couples.

The 2000s were full of prosperity and despair. This brings many emotions to the forefront in songwriting and in emotional attachment to songs. We have selected our favorite.

top 20 2000s love songs

As an experienced wedding DJ, I’ve assembled a list of love songs from the 2000s. Songs are selected by the meaning of the song and popular hits by today’s couples.

2000s Love Songs List

Bless The Broken Road – Rascal Flatts

Released in 2004, Genre: Country

The song went to number one on the Billboard Country chart and was first released by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. It is a song about having an appreciation for your life’s journey, no matter how long or hard, that led to the one you love.

A slow song is commonly played as a processional song while walking down the aisle before the wedding ceremony begins.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

This much I know is true
That God blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you

Fallin’ – Alicia Keys

Released in 2001, Genre: R&B

A slow song about being deeply in love with someone but describing overcoming difficulties in the relationship and being together in the end.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

I keep on fallin’
In and out of love with you
I never loved someone
The way that I love you

Everything – Michael Buble

Released in 2007, Genre: Jazz

An upbeat song that describes how crazy life is but together you can overcome anything because you are madly in love.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

And in this crazy life, and through these crazy times
It’s you, it’s you; you make me sing
You’re every line, you’re every word, you’re everything

I’m Yours – Jason Mraz

Released in 2008, Genre: Rock

The song is interpreted as opening yourself up to being loved as it is fate that you found another who loves you and dedicates themselves to you.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

There’s no need to complicate
‘Cause our time is short
This, oh this, this is our fate, I’m yours

Halo – Beyonce

Released in 2008, Genre: R&B

The song is about how you build up walls from past relationships just so you don’t get hurt. But you lowered your boundaries and let someone in who protects you and gives you everything you need.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Everywhere I’m looking now
I’m surrounded by your embrace
Baby, I can see your halo
You know you’re my saving grace

Love Story – Taylor Swift

Released in 2008, Genre: Country

The song went to number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 1 on the Billboard Country chart.

The song describes a story of two lovers defying the odds to be together like Romeo and Juliet but instead ends with getting married.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

He knelt to the ground and pulled out a ring
And said, “Marry me, Juliet
You’ll never have to be alone
I love you and that’s all I really know

With You – Chris Brown

Released in 2007, Genre: R&B

A mid-tempo song about a man who doesn’t need money or material things as long as he has his lover and loves each other.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

I swear the whole world stops, you’re my sweetheart
And I’m so glad that you’re mine
You are one of a kind

Come Away With Me – Norah Jones

Released in 2001, Genre: Jazz

A song about wanting to spend your time with the one you love and asking them to go with you as you will never stop loving them. It is a perfect ceremony exit song or send-off song.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Come away with me and we’ll kiss
On a mountaintop
Come away with me
And I’ll never stop loving you

You and Me – Lifehouse

Released in 2005, Genre: Rock

A song letting everyone know that you don’t care what the world thinks as long as you have each other in a loving relationship.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

And it’s you and me and all of the people
And I don’t know why, I can’t keep my eyes off of you

Such Great Heights – The Postal Service

Released in 2003, Genre: Electronica

A song about how God made two people for each other and dreaming of making it big but at the same time staying grounded.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

They will see us waving from such great heights
Come down now they’ll say
But everything looks perfect from far away
Come down now but we’ll stay

Making Memories Of Us – Keith Urban

Released in 2004, Genre: Country

A song professing your love for another and for them to not worry as you will always be there to share life together.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

And I’m gonna love you like nobody loves you
And I’ll earn your trust making memories of us

Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol

Released in 2006, Genre: Rock

A song about making a promise to devote yourself to each other and working through life’s challenges together and your love for each other will never change.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

All that I am
All that I ever was
Is here in your perfect eyes
they’re all I can see

Lost In This Moment – Big & Rich

Released in 2007, Genre: Country

The song could be perceived to describe a wedding day being deeply in love with each other, professing your love to each other, and getting lost in all of the moments of your wedding day.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Sealing our love with a kiss
Waited my whole life for this
Watching all my dreams come true
in this moment with you

Maps – Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Released in 2003, Genre: Rock

The song reminds lovers not to stray or get lost within themselves. Your lover is there for you and loves you like no other.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Made off
Don’t stray
My kind’s your kind
I’ll stay the same

You’re Beautiful – James Blunt

Released in 2005, Genre: Rock

If you are looking for a wedding song, this would be one to skip as it is about having love at first site with another man’s girlfriend or wife.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

You’re beautiful, it’s true
I saw your face in a crowded place
And I don’t know what to do
‘Cause I’ll never be with you

Yellow – Coldplay

(See a list of popular slow and upbeat Coldplay love songs)

Released in 2000, Genre: Rock

A slow song about sharing your undying love with another and how he would do anything to be with her. He is also engrossed in her beauty too comparing it to the stars.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Oh yeah, your skin and bones
Turn into something beautiful
You know, you know I love you so

Then – Brad Paisley

Released in 2009, Genre: Country

A slow song about the first time a man realized he fell in love with a woman and now she is his whole world.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

There were people around, but I didn’t care
I got down on one knee right there and once again,
I thought I loved you then

A Moment Like This – Kelly Clarkson

Released in 2002, Genre: Pop

The slow song could be interpreted as the first time two lovers tell each other that they are in love with each other.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

For a moment like this
Some people search forever
For that one special kiss
Oh, I can’t believe it’s happening to me

We Belong Together – Mariah Carey

Released in 2005, Genre: R&B

A very soulful and heartfelt song about a man who left a woman and her sending a message that he needs to come back as they are meant to be.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Oh, what I wouldn’t give
To have you lying by my side
Right here, cause baby
(We belong together)

Bubbly – Colbie Caillat

Released in 2007, Genre: Pop

A mid-tempo laid-back song about the feelings of being in love. It is perfect for weddings in particular as a background song or an exit song.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

It starts in my soul, and I lose all control
When you kiss my nose, the feelin’ shows
‘Cause you make me smile

This I Promise You – *NSYNC

Released in 2000, Genre: Pop

A slow dance boy band love song about promising to love someone for a lifetime.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

I give you my word
I give you my heart
This is a battle we’ve won
And with this vow
Forever has now begun

Hero – Enrique Iglesias

Released in 2001, Genre: Pop

The song is about a man who is crazy in love and wondering if his lover will love him in return. If she dows he will always be there as her hero.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

I can be your hero, baby
I can kiss away the pain
I will stand by you forever
You can take my breath away

Angel – Shaggy ft. Rayvon

Released in 2001, Genre: Reggae

The song is about showing his lover appreciation for years of being there for him and standing by him even when he didn’t show much in return.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Girl, you’re my angel
You’re my darling angel
Closer than my peeps you are to me, baby

Collide – Howie Day

Released in 2003, Genre: Pop

The song can be interpreted as two lovers as opposites attract and how their differences don’t matter as they always meet in the middle in the end.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Even the stars refuse to shine
Out of the back you fall in time
I somehow find
You and I collide

Beautiful Soul – Jesse McCartney

Released in 2004, Genre: Pop

The song reflects on not caring what someone looks like on the outside but how they make you feel on the inside and the way they treat you.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

You’re the one I wanna hold
I won’t let another minute go to waste
I want you and your beautiful soul

Let Me Love You – Mario

Released in 2004, Genre: R&B

The song describes a woman who is not being treated right by other guys and she should get with you as you will treat her the way she should be.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

You should let me love you
Let me be the one to
Give you everything you want and need

True – Ryan Cabrera

Released in 2004, Genre: Pop

A song about a man accepting that he is in love and he needs to do anything to be with her.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

So I will not hide
It’s time to try anything to be with you
All my life I’ve waited
This is true

Better Together – Jack Johnson

Released in 2005, Genre: Rock

The song is about a couple who are OK apart but much better when together taking on the world.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

And there is no combination of words I could say
But I will still tell you one thing
We’re better together

Because Of You – Ne-Yo

Released in 2007, Genre: R&B

An upbeat song about a man going out of his mind all because he found his destiny lover.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

I’m so strung out on you
I can barely move, but I like it
And it’s all because of you

No Air – Jordin Sparks & Chris Brown

Released in 2008, Genre: R&B

Thi sis a love song dedicated to not being able to survive life without your lover.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Got me out here in the water so deep
Tell me how you’re gon’ be without me (Me)
If you ain’t here, I just can’t breathe
It’s no air, no air

Make You Feel My Love – Adele

Released in 2008, Genre: Pop

A cover of the Garth Brooks Song from Hope Floats. A song about how there’s nothing you wouldn’t do to love your true love and they need to realize it and accept you into their heart.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

I’d go crawling down the avenue
No, there’s nothing that I wouldn’t do
To make you feel my love

Lucky – Jason Mraz feat. Colbie Caillat

Released in 2008, Genre: Pop

This is a fun duet song about how lucky you are to find your one true love and that you get to spend the rest of your lives together.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Lucky I’m in love with my best friend
Lucky to have been where I have been
Lucky to be coming home again

Down – Jay Sean ft. Lil Wayne

Released in 2009, Genre: R&B

This is a dance tune to play for your lover asking them to hop on your life’s journey together.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Baby don’t worry, you are my only
You won’t be lonely, even if the sky is falling down
You’ll be my only, no need to worry

She Is Love – Parachute

Released in 2009, Genre: Rock

This is a very romantic love song about feeling defeated in life and how your lover makes it all better and brings hope and love to you.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

They call her love, love, love, love, love
She is love
And she is all I need


If you like the 2000s as we do, be sure to check out our wedding songs of the 2000s.

Do you have a favorite love song from the 2000s? Share your song below in the comments!

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