greatest songs of 2000s

Below you will find a list of the Greatest Songs of the 2000s as ranked by VH1. We will offer our assessment of the greatest songs of the 2000s and how to incorporate them into your wedding.  Not every song is wedding appropriate. However, many songs can be incorporated into weddings from father-daughter songs, entrance songs, last dance songs, and first dance songs. Just for your wedding reception enjoyment.

greatest songs of 2000s

For music lovers, may different genres are included to get your music fill and have made mainstream radio. Enjoy our take of the Greatest wedding songs from the 2000s.

Greatest Songs of the 2000s

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100. Thong Song – Sisqó
1999, Wedding guests won’t want to think about thongs even at beach weddings.

99. Before He Cheats – Carrie Underwood
2005, Not the wedding appropriate theme – cheating.

98. Kryptonite – 3 Doors Down
2000, A great rock song but we feel will not fill the dance floor.

97. It Wasn’t Me – Shaggy
2000, Another song about cheating is not a good theme.

96. Don’t Cha – Pussycat Dolls (Feat. Busta Rhymes)
2005- If you are looking for a risqué song for the bouquet toss, this is your song.

95. You’re Beautiful – James Blunt
2004 – This is the first true wedding song on the list that would make a great first dance love song.

94. It’s Not Over – Daughtry
2006, A great rock song be not a perfect wedding song.

993. Here It Goes Again – OK Go
2005, This song wins our favorite video on the list.

92. Low – Flo Rida (Feat. T-Pain)
2008, If you want to get a limbo line at your wedding reception, add this song to the list.

91. With Arms Wide Open – Creed
1999, If you are looking for a father-daughter song, the words of this song it would make a great slow dance song.

90. Shake Ya Ass – Mystikal
2000, Well, let’s just say we’re not fond of the lyrics.

89. Paper Planes – M.I.A.
2007, Know your guests if this song will fill the dance floor.

88. Stacy’s Mom – Fountains of Wayne
2003, Not really an appropriate theme song for weddings.  Great party song though.

87. I Believe in a Thing Called Love – The Darkness
2003, It has the right theme but know your guests if this song will fill the dance floor.

86. Jaded – Aerosmith
2001, We hope people are not jaded at a wedding.

85. I Try – Macy Gray
1999, We’re not too fond of the lyrics for weddings.

84. In the End – Linkin Park
2000, Not an appropriate subject for weddings.  However, it is a great rock anthem song on the list.

83. Untitled (How Does It Feel) – D’Angelo
2000, If you are looking for a soulful, sensual slow song to fill the dance floor, this is it.

82. Unwell – Matchbox Twenty
2002, We hope everyone is well on their wedding day.

81. The Rising – Bruce Springsteen
2002, This song remembers 9/11.  We want to have good thoughts at a wedding.

80. Get Low – Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz (Feat. Ying Yang Twins)
2002, This is a club hit but we will say know your guests if this song will fill the dance floor.

79. Hero – Enrique Iglesias
2001, A very popular wedding love song to fill the dance floor for a slow song or as a first dance song.

78. Hey There Delilah – Plain White T’s
2005, We really like this song and a great love story.

77. How You Remind Me – Nickelback
2001, Not a song that will the dance floor.

76. Live Your Life – T.I. ft Rihanna
2008, Depending on the song mix selected, this could be a great party anthem for the right party crowd to fill the dance floor.

75. I Don’t Want to Be – Gavin DeGraw
2003, Know your guests if this song will fill the dance floor.

74. Ridin – Chamillionaire (Feat. Krayzie Bone)
2005, Not one of our favorite songs to fill the dance floor at a wedding reception but know your guests.

73. Promiscuous – Nelly Furtado (Feat. Timbaland)
2006, We’re not fond of the theme for a wedding reception.

72. Are You Gonna Be My Girl – Jet
2003, We like the theme of this song and for the rocking’ guests is the perfect song.

71. Bubbly – Colbie Caillat
2007, We like her unique voice and can fill the dance floor for its slow tempo.

70. Run It! – Chris Brown (Feat. Juelz Santana)
2005, Can fill the dance floor for dancing attics.

69. Bring Me to Life – Evanescence
2003, One of our favorite rock songs but not wedding appropriate.

68. Stand Up – Ludacris (Feat. Shawn)
2003, A great party theme to get people to stand up and dance.  Know your guests if it will get them to stand up and dance.

67. Bleeding Love – Leona Lewis
2007, One of the most played songs on the radio.  Everyone will be familiar with this song and will fill the dance floor as a slow song.

66. Drop It Like It’s Hot – Snoop Dogg (Feat. Pharrell)
2004, This song has an offbeat so not our favorite to fill dance floors at most weddings.

65. Try Again – Aaliyah
2001, Not a perfect theme for a wedding.

64. I’m Real – Jennifer Lopez (Feat. Ja Rule)
2001, Another song that has a medium tempo beat that many may find hard to dance to.

63. Party Hard – Andrew W.K.
2001, A little too heavy for most wedding receptions.

62. Complicated – Avril Lavigne
2001, Weddings shouldn’t be complicated.

61. Milkshake – Kelis
2002, A good song in its day but I think most are over it.

60. Tik Tok – Ke$ha
2009, A great party dance songs to fill the dance floor.

59. Cry Me a River – Justin Timberlake
2002, Another medium tempo song.

58. I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
2008, This is a great love song and first dance song.

57. Family Affair – Mary J. Blige
2001, This song makes a great wedding party dance song.

56. Party Up (Up In Here) – DMX
1999, Know your guests if this song will fill the dance floor.

55. Mr. Brightside – The Killers
2004, A song about jealousy is not wedding appropriate but everyone will love to party from this Las Vegas band’s rock anthem.

54. Don’t Know Why – Norah Jones
2002, A great slow tempo song that will fill the dance floor and a great recessional song.

53. All the Small Things – Blink-182
1999, We feel this is a bit too heavy for weddings but is a great rocking’ party song.

52. Hips Don’t Lie – Shakira (Feat. Wyclef)
2005, Know your guests if this song will fill the dance floor but most times will fill the dance floor to this great dance song.

51. Pocketful of Sunshine – Natasha Bedingfield
2009, This song could go either way to fill the dance floor.  Know your guests.

50. You Belong With Me – Taylor Swift
2008, Not an appropriate theme for a wedding.


Greatest Songs of the 2000s – Songs 49-1

greatest 00s songs 49-1

49. Bad Romance – Lady Gaga
2009, Great dance song but a terrible theme for a wedding.

48. Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon
2008, a great rock song but not the best song for most weddings for its suggestive words.

47. Lady Marmalade – Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya, Pink
2008 – A great dance tune that can be added to get girls to the dance floor or for a bouquet toss.

46. Picture – Kid Rock & Sheryl Crow
2001, a Great rock groove but not a great theme for a wedding.

45. Let Me Blow Ya Mind – Eve (Feat. Gwen Stefani)
2001

44. Californication – Red Hot Chili Peppers
1999

43. I Kissed A Girl – Katy Perry
2008, A very popular pop song but know your guests if the song will fill the dance floor.

42. Drops Of Jupiter – Train
2001, A great pop tune but really a sad song.

41. Trapped In The Closet – R. Kelly
2005, This song or rhymes just don’t seem to stop.  Not our favorite as you only get so many songs at a wedding reception.  Plus, his past is shady.

40. Sugar, We’re Goin Down – Fall Out Boy
2005, Know your guests if they would dance to this song.

39. Chasing Pavements – Adele
2008, A great love song addition to any wedding.

38. Party In The U.S.A.. – Miley Cyrus
2009, For the younger cord, would fill the dance floor with this party hit.

37. Oops!… I Did It Again – Britney Spears
2000, One of the biggest stars of the 2000s.  Know if your crowd would dance to this dance classic.

36. Bye Bye Bye – ‘NSYNC
2000, Call me crazy but a good way to end the evening.

35. Daughters – John Mayer
2003, A great father-daughter dance song.

34. All For You – Janet Jackson
2001, A great pop song but a bit dirty lyrics for weddings.

33. Hurt – Johnny Cash
2002, Not a wedding song.  Period.

32. This Love – Maroon 5
2002, Know your guests if they would dance to this pop song as it has a medium tempo.

31. Rehab – Amy Winehouse
2006, Another non-wedding song.

30. Hollaback Girl – Gwen Stefani
2004, Know your guests but this could play as a bouquet toss song.

29. Best Of You – Foo Fighters
2005, We really like this song but not thought of as a stereotypical wedding song.

28. Music – Madonna
2000, Know your guests but can fill the dance floor.

27. Yeah! – Usher (Feat. Lil Jon and Ludacris)
2004, This dance phenom will fill the dance floor.  Love it!

26. Seven Nation Army – The White Stripes
2003, The tempo is all over and relatives will have a hard time dancing at weddings.

25. Hot in Herre – Nelly
2002, Not only a dance hit but can be used as a garter removal or garter placement song.

24. Get Ur Freak On – Missy Elliott
2001, One of the most innovative videos.  Know your audience as it could fill the dance floor.

23. Get the Party Started – P!nk
2001, A great song as it states – for the grand entrance.

22. Fallin – Alicia Keys
2001, A great love song for any wedding for any aspect.

21. 99 Problems – Jay-Z
2003, Hopefully, your wedding is not full of problems.

20. Toxic – Britney Spears
2003, Know your audience but it was viewed more than 53 million times on YouTube.  Wow!

19. Bootylicious – Destiny’s Child
2001, So popular they added it to the dictionary.  It can be added to wedding aspects for fun or to fill the dance floor with the ladies.

18. Beautiful – Christina Aguilera
2002, Not a love song but a very powerful song.

17. Clocks – Coldplay
2002, This song is a great pop song but doesn’t have the best tempo for dancing.

16. Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) – Beyoncé
2008, What can we say.  This should be our #1 wedding song with so much wedding meaning.

15. Beautiful Day – U2
2000, Another popular wedding song.  It can be used in many facets of the wedding reception from the entrance to the closing song.

14. Crazy – Gnarls Barkley
2006, Know your audience or place in the song set as this could fill the dance floor or lose out as the tempo is a bit slow.

13. American Idiot – Green Day
2004, Hopefully, there’s no idiots at your wedding.

12. I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
2009, A great dance anthem to fill the dance floor as an entrance song.

11. Umbrella – Rihanna (Feat. Jay-Z)
2007, A great dance song and love song to incorporate into a wedding reception.

10. In Da Club – 50 Cent
2003, A mega-hit party dance song.

9. We Belong Together – Mariah Carey
2005, A great slow song to fill dance floors.

8. Empire State Of Mind – Jay-Z (Feat. Alicia Keys)
2009, If you are from NYC – must play, if not, you can leave off your playlist.

7. SexyBack – Justin Timberlake (Feat Timbaland)
2006, A pop mega-hit to get guests dancing.

6. Gold Digger – Kanye West (Feat. Jamie Foxx)
2005, We hope the bride or the groom is not a gold digger.

5. Since U Been Gone – Kelly Clarkson
2004, This is a great break-up song, not a wedding song.

4. Lose Yourself – Eminem
2002, An angst anthem from the 2000s.

3. Poker Face – Lady Gaga
2008, Definitely a dance mega-hit to fill dance floors.

2. Hey Ya! – OutKast
2003, Another dance crazy song for wedding guests.

1. Crazy In Love – Beyoncé (Feat. Jay-Z)
2003, Should describe every bridal couple on their wedding day.


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