2000s Love Songs: Celebrating Hits for Lovers at Weddings

We are continuing our list of love songs. We only have 20 era love song lists left to complete and this week we decided to post our favorite love songs of the 2000s.

We have 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.

If you feel we have left your favorite love song out, be sure to comment below so others can read and comment also.

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

top 20 2000s love songs
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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.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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

song on Amazon

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.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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

song on Amazon

Next, read romantic songs of the 1950s for a slow dance.

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.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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

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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.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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

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Halo – Beyonce

Released in 2008, Genre: R&B

The song is about how you built 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.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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

song on Amazon

Check out romantic songs of the 1960s for a slow dance.

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.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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

song on Amazon

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.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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

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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.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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

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Put on headphones and listen to romantic songs of the 1970s for a slow dance.

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.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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

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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.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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

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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.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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

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Keep going with romantic songs of the 1980s for a slow dance.

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.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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

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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.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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

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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.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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

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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.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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

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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.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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

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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.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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

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Play romantic songs of the 1990s for a slow dance.

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.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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

song on Amazon

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.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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

song on Amazon

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.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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

song on Amazon

Don’t forget the romantic songs of the 2010s for a slow dance.

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.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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

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