What are popular wedding songs from the 2000s? – Podcast E19

Episode 19

Matt talks about the 100 best songs for weddings released in the 2000s.  Get some fun facts about artists and the songs too!

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Hi everybody, I’m Matt Campbell, and welcome to the 19th episode of the Wedding Songs podcast. The time of this recording is May 25th, which is a Monday and also Memorial Day. So happy Memorial Day to all of the veterans out there. Today I’m going to be talking about the Hot 100 wedding songs of the 2000s that makes it from the year 2000 until 2009. Just for those people who would like to read over this list, it can be found on our website at myweddingsongs.com. As I said, we’re going to be talking about the hot 100 songs of the 2000s just so you can follow along easily at home. I am going to be giving this list alphabetically by artists. That way if you have your own list you can follow along and say, Hey, you’re missing this song, Hey, you need that song, or Hey, I didn’t have that on my list.

Awesome. I need to play that at our next event. So let’s go ahead and get started with our first song on the list. Go shawty it’s Your Birthday “In da Club” ” by 50 Cent. It was released in 2003 and is one of the greatest hip hop party songs of all time. Next up is Nick Lachey’s group 98 Degrees and their song “My Everything” released in 2000 for this pop hit. Adele’s voice is very distinguishing and the remake “Make You Feel My Love” was also done by Garth Brooks in the movie Hope Floats. Adele’s version was released in 2008. Alicia Keys is on the list twice. I absolutely love her. Got to see her in concert. “I’m Fallin'” was released in 2001 and “No One”, no one, no one in 2007. These R&B wedding songs would be perfect for any wedding of today. Beyonce is on our list three times with “Crazy in Love” with her husband Jay-Z, released in 2003.

“Halo” – I love this song as a parent dance song released in 2009. Also, “Single Ladies Put A Ring On It” was released in 2008. This is a great bouquet song to play for tossing to all of the single ladies in attendance. Hard to believe, but Big and Rich is on our list twice and their very popular song “Lost In This Moment” released in 2007. This country hit was definitely a mainstay for weddings it still is a great song that’s being played today >Also their party song “Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy” released in 2004. The Fergie and will.i.am ‘s group Black Eyed Peas and their two party hits. “I Got a Feeling” that tonight’s going to be a good night released in 2009. And their song, “Let’s Get It Started” released in 2004. Brad Paisley is on our list twice with “She’s Everything” released in 2005 and his hit – and I thought I loved you “Then” the song was released in 2009.

What can I tell you about Brad Paisley? Well, he is married to Kim Ley Williams who was a star on the show According to Jim. If you are looking for a country proposal song, then a song released in 2000 by Chad Brock is the song “Yes!”. It definitely would accent any of the “Will You Marry Me’s”. Chris Brown is on our list twice, even though he has a shady past with Rihanna. His song “Forever” was released in 2008. The song was featured in The Office. The video went viral on YouTube as the wedding party was coming down the aisle in the church and everybody was just dancing and singing and having a great time to this song. It is a perfect processional song. “With You” released in 2007. From the movie Moulin Rouge is Christina Aguilera, Little Kim, Maya, and Pink released “Lady Marmalade” in 2001. Ciara featuring Missy Elliot released “One, Two Step” in 2004.

For those pop rock folk fans, Colbie Caillat and her song “Bubbly” was released in 2007. In 2008, the pop rock band Coldplay released “Viva La Vita”. Do You Dance? Do You Dance? Next up is “Cupid Shuffle” by Cupid released in 2007. “One More Time” by Daft Punk. Love this song that was released in 2001. This was way before Pharrell Williams hooked up with them to create “Get Lucky”. “I Believe In A Thing Called Love” yeah, that really high note. But this was a great party song by Darkness released in 2003. Another very popular parent dance is “Thank You” by Dito released in 2000 as the song sings, I want to thank you for giving me the best day of my life. Even though the Dixie Chicks have had a tumultuous relationship with their fans and the public. They released “Landslide” in 2002, but they were not the first to release that. That would be Fleetwood Mac.

For Indie rock fans, Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros with “Home” released in 2002. Just for the Latin listeners, Enrique Iglesias is on the list with I can be a “Hero”. I can kiss away the pain “Hero” was released in 2001. Next up is Tim McGraw’s wife, or we could say Tim McGraw is her husband and that is Faith Hill with “The Way You Love Me” released in 2000 and “There You’ll Be” in 2001. Here’s a quick question for you. What movie was the song “There You’ll Be” featured in? The answer is Pearl Harbor. Ferge breaks away from the Black Eyed Peas and releases with Ludacris, “Glamorous” in 2007. Flo Rida is on our list twice with “Low”, low, low, low, low in 2007. Also “Right Round” in 2009. As I’m “Crazy”, Gnarls Barkley released his hit in 2005.

Gwen Stefani has a residency in Las Vegas and this song I’m sure is performed here. “The Sweet Escape” was released in 2006. This was after being part of what group? No Doubt. Heartland has a very popular father-daughter song in “I Loved Her First” released in 2006. For those folk-pop fans “Better Together” by Jack Johnson was released in 2005. Next up is one of my favorite R&B wedding songs of all time. “Let’s Get Married” by Jagged Edge was released in 2000. Jagged Edge is actually on our list twice. This one with Nelly for a great party song “Where The Party At” released in 2001. “You’re Beautiful” by James Blunt was released in 2005 and is a great pop rock wedding song. “All For You” by Michael Jackson’s sister, Janet Jackson, released this hit in 2001. A great first dance song by Jason Mraz is “I’m Yours” released in 2008.

A collaboration with Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat If you want to have a duet song for your wedding is “Lucky” an awesome song released in 2009. Baby are you “Down”, down, down, down, down by Jay Sean featuring Lil Wayne was released in 2009. “Are You Gonna Be My Girl” by Jet was released in 2003 for those rock fans. Next up is a John Mayer song released in 2003. It was a very popular father-daughter song because the song was titled “Daughters”. However, you’ll really have to listen to the lyrics because what the song really means may not be what you thought it was. So if you’re going to select this song, make sure that you listen to the lyrics. Chris Brown is actually on our list again with Jordan Sparks. Do you remember Jordan Sparks from American Idol? Their song “No Air” was released in 2007. Justin Timberlake broke away from *NSYNC and his hit “Rock Your Body” was released in 2003 and also a very popular dance party song.

“SexyBack” was released in 2006. Speaking about American Idol, Kelly Clarkson, the first season’s winner and her song, “A Moment Like This” released in 2002. If you haven’t gotten a chance to see her talk show, it’s really great. Sharon really likes the show. Next up is another great party tune, “Tik Tok” by Kesha released in 2009. Another rock song on our list, “Let It Rock” by Kevin Rudolph was released in 2008. Now when Kid Rock was first releasing music, it was a hard rock rap type of music that really didn’t fit into many weddings. But he released “All Summer Long” which is a great jam that you can dance to and it was released in 2007 for rock fans. Next up is a great party song “Mr. Brightside”. Can you tell me where the group the Killers is from? Well, they are from the same city that Imagine Dragons are from Las Vegas. This song was released in 2003.

On our list twice is Lady Gaga. You may notice that “Bad Romance” is not one of the songs I’m selecting because that’s not really the theme of a wedding. But “Just Dance” was a great dance tune released in 2008. Also of the same year was “Poker Face”. So if you’re looking for great dance tunes, definitely check out those two songs. “Stupid Love” was recently released and that’s another great dance tune as well. Another great parent dance song is “I Hope You Dance” by LeeAnn Wommack, released in 2000. You and me, all of the people on Lifehouse’s song, “You and Me” for those pop rock fans. This one was released in 2005 and makes for a great wedding song. Just for the hip hop fans, we have a great party song, “Get Low” by Lil Jon and the East Side Boys and Ying Yang Twins released in 2002.

Hey Mr. DJ put the record on I want to dance with my baby. “Music” is one of my favorite newer Madonna songs. This one was released in 2000. Another Latin favorite, Marc Anthony, I love his song “You Sang to Me” released in 2000. Mariah Carey is on our list twice with “We Belong Together” in 2005 and also “Thank God I Found You” featuring Joe and 98 Degrees. So if you’re looking for a love song, definitely you have to play “Thank God I Found You” released in 2000. If you’re looking for Mariah Carey, hopefully, she’ll make her residency back at The Coliseum in Las Vegas. “Let Me Love You” by Mario released in 2003 was a great dance tune. “She Will Be Loved” by Maroon 5, one of their first songs to be released that became a hit. This one was released in 2004. Now Mary J. Blige has had an illustrious career.

She is definitely one of the Queens of R&B. If you’re looking for a family song to play during the reception, check out “Family Affair” released in 2001. Just for pop rock fans, “Shake It” by Metro Station was released in 2008. I know some of you out there are big crooner fans. Who are the popular crooners? Well, that would be Tony Bennett, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, and the new version of Michael Buble. I have two of his songs on the list. The first one, “Everything”, makes for a great first dance song released in 2007. “Save the Last Dance For Me” released in 2005 is a great way to end the evening. I know this sounds crazy, but Hannah Montana released a song that has been filling dance floors ever since it was first released and that is “Party in the “U.S.A. by Miley Cyrus.

Yes, “Achy Breaky Heart”‘s daughter released it in 2009. Earlier we had “Cupid Shuffle” for a line dance. Next up is Mr. C’s “Cha Cha Slide” released in 2000. Just for those group dances that you want to get people on the dance floor or if you want to entertain the kids, this is a great way to do it. Justin Timberlake’s, former group *NSYNC released a great song in 2000 called “Bye Bye Bye” which is a great way to end the evening on a high note. Baby, it’s “Hot In Herre”, so take off all of your clothes by Nelly. This is a great garter removal song and makes for a funny moment released in 2002. Also his song “Ride With Me” is a great dance tune released in 2000. Just for the pop-jazz fans is Nora Jones and her song “Come Away With Me” in the night released in 2002 and makes for a great recessional song.

“Hey Ya!” by OutKast is a great party hip hop song released in 2003. Also released in 2003 is “The Way You Move”. Yes, OutKast has two great party songs from the 2000s. Earlier, the Black Eyed Peas were getting the party started. Next up Pink does the same with “Get the Party Started” released in 2001 and is a great way to fill the dance floor right after all of the formalities of the dances. For EDM fans today, back in the 2000s we had Paul Oakenfold’s song, “Starry-Eyed Surprise” released in 2002. Oh my “Starry-Eyed Surprise” – love that song. Rascal Flatts is on our list three times with their very popular first dance song “Bless the Broken Road” is a great ceremony song released in 2004. But who was the first group to release this? Well, it wasn’t Rascal Flats. It was actually the singers of “Fishing in the Dark”, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.

Next up is “Life is a Highway”, which is also another cover song first released by Tom Cochrane. Rascal Flatt’s version was released in 2006. Next up is a very popular parent dance song. “My Wish” for you was released in 2006. An artist not very well known but is an extremely talented artist is Ray Lamontagne and his song “You Are The Best Thing” released in 2008. Rihanna is on our list twice with “Don’t Stop the Music” released in 2007 as a great dance tune and also “Umbrella” featuring Jay-Z released in 2007 as well. Next up is a member of Matchbox 20. Rob Thomas and his song “Little Wonders” was released in 2005. It’s a great song you can play as a background or as a parent dance. What was the movie this song was featured in? It was The Incredibles.

For the reggae fans out there, next up we have two artists. The first one is Sean Kingston with “Fire Burning” released in 2009. Then we have two songs by Sean Paul that is “Get Busy” released in 2003 and “Temperature” in 2005. So all of those reggae fans check out those but I was actually kidding. There’s another reggae artist on the list and that is Shaggy. Nope, sorry, it’s not “Boombastic”. It is “Angel” because you are an angel Ya baby released in 2001. Getting back to Latin artists is the Super Bowl halftime phenom Shakira with “Hips Don’t Lie” released in 2006. For Christian band fans, we have Snow Patrol’s song “Chasing Cars” in 2006. The opposite of that is T.I. with “Whatever You Like” released in 2008. Taylor Swift is on our list twice. This is while she was really focusing on country music instead of pop. We have the song “Love Story” released in 2008 an “Our Song” in 2007.

“With five songs left. next up we have Faith Hill’s husband, Tim McGraw, and his very popular father-daughter song “My Little Girl” released in 2006. What movie was this featured in? It is Flicka. One of the greatest rock bands of all time U2 and they’re very popular recessional song it’s a “Beautiful Day” released in 2000. One of the best R&B party songs of all time “Yeah” by Usher featuring Lil Jon and Ludacris was released in 2004. Another great line dance song to perform at your reception is “Wobble” baby. “Wobble” by Vic was released in 2008. Finally, the last song on our list and a great way to close out this song list of the 2000s. I like my chicken fried and a cold beer on a Friday night pair of jeans that fit just right and the Radio – “Chicken Fried” by the Zach Brown Band was released in 2007. So there you have it, our top 100 wedding songs from the 2000s. Like I said, if you’d like to read this, you can do so on our website, myweddingsongs.com. If you have any questions or want to talk about any of the songs, please reach out to us through our Facebook page. Thank you for listening, and have a great day.

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