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100 Best Love Songs of the 2000s

Updated on May 4, 2020
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While every decade gone by has had its special moments, the 2000s will always be remembered for a paradigm shift in musical ideas. In this decade, the musical influences and music concepts in mainstream and nonmainstream genres were diverse which helped lay the foundation for a modern sound in music. While mainstream genres continued to grow in popularity, the 2000s witnessed a phenomenal growth for R&B and love songs. A number of bands and artists associated with this genre found new musical meaning with their brand of music.

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Different Types of Love Songs in the 2000s

Different types of love songs came into the limelight in the 2000s, especially from non mainstream genres. A plethora of sentiments expressed in love songs of this decade embalmed hearts and mind with an emotional awakening. Confessional lyrics in songs were given a new identity through romantic songs by emo bands and alternative bands. The lyrical structure in ballads witnessed a turnaround in the 2000s. Songwriters started exploring conversational thoughts which became thematic representations of musical concepts. Varied aspects relating to human nature and relationships were conveyed through love songs of the 2000s. The deeply emotive lyrics in songs of this decade helped listeners introspect their thoughts and feelings to understand the broader aspects of relationships.

The Music Scene in the 2000s

The Indie music scene which took shape in the ‘90s became vibrant in the 2000s. A number of indie songs with a strong lyrical structure became love anthems globally. Young musicians had considerable success with their debut albums in the 2000s. Contemporary R&B was taken to another level by a young brigade of singers. This dominant music genre became an entity in the 2000s making it one of the most popular music style associated with love songs.

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Pop and Modern Rock in the 2000s

Pop and Rock maintained their popularity through the decade. A significant number of country musicians achieved significant crossover success in this decade. The 2000s set the ball rolling for a number of nonmainstream acts. Bands and artists associated with nonmainstream music achieved a great deal of commercial success with their independently released albums.

Pop ballads and rock ballads continued to stir emotions with pop fans and rock fans respectively. Modern rock love songs started trending with youth. A number of radio stations promoted modern rock anthems along with contemporary r&b, pop, rock and alternative. A number of country love songs made a big splash on charts in the 2000s. A musical revolution started developing in this decade, and this was the beginning of brand new pathways in music.

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Music Trends in the 2000s

Thanks to expression through music in the 2000s, a number of music trends that emerged became a foundation for epic youth-oriented movements of the future. A lot of young talent emerged in the music industry in the decade. The young breed of musicians, singers and songwriters had a wide repertoire of musical ideas and influences that became the focal point in their music careers.

The aesthetic blend of acoustic music with slick production techniques gave a new feel to love songs in the 2000s. New concepts that emerged through videos in this decade played a pivotal role in shaping youth subculture. The 2000s changed the musical soundscape for romanticism theatrically. And while the decade is long gone, the memory and nostalgia from that memorable era remain ingrained in our minds and hearts forever.

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The lines below showcase an epic list of love songs of the 2000s. If you have experienced the warmth and love through music in this decade you will have a lot to say. Feel free with your views and opinions in the comments section.

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Top 10 Best Love Songs of the 2000s

  1. “Love Story”—Taylor Swift
  2. “I’m Yours”—Jason Mraz
  3. “Love Song”—Sara Bareilles
  4. “Make You Feel My Love”—Adele
  5. “Come Away With Me”—Norah Jones
  6. “You and Me”—Lifehouse
  7. “Halo”—Beyonce
  8. “Maps”— Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  9. “Chasing Cars”—Snow Patrol
  10. “Bubbly”—Colbie Caillat

Best Love Songs of the 2000s #11—20

11. “Then”—Brad Paisley

12. “Fell In Love With A Girl”—White Stripes

13. “Everything”—Michael Buble

14. “Where Is the Love?”—The Black Eyed Peas

15. “Remember When”—Alan Jackson

16. “Such Great Heights”—The Postal Service

17. “Yellow”—Coldplay

18. “The Game of Love”—Santana

19. “Hanging By A Moment”—Lifehouse

20. “She Will Be Loved”—Maroon 5

Best Love Songs of the 2000s# 21—40

21. “We Belong Together”—Mariah Carey

22. “Best I Ever Had (Grey Sky Morning)”—Vertical Morning

23. “Making Memories of Us”—Keith Urban

24. “Shape of My Heart”—Backstreet Boys

25. “Bleeding Love”—Leona Lewis

26. “Fallin’”—Alicia Keys

27. “You and I”—Ingrid Michaelson

28. “A Thousand Miles”—Vanessa Carlton

29. “A Moment Like This”—Kelly Clarkson

30. “Hero”—Enrique Iglesias

31. “Bent”—Matchbox 20

32. “Lost In This Moment”—Big & Rich

33. “Sweet Disposition”—The Temper Trap

34. “By Your Side”—Sade

35. “Crazy In Love”—Beyonce

36. “Love in This Club”—Usher featuring Young Jeezy

37. “This Love”—Maroon 5

38. “Escape”—Enrique Iglesias

39. “Gotta Get Thru This”—Daniel Bedingfield

40. “Bless The Broken Road”—Rascal Flatts

Best Love Songs of the 2000s #41—60

41. “Underneath It All”—No Doubt

42. “This I Promise You”—NSYNC

43. “Knock You Down”—Keri Hilson featuring Kanye West

44. “With You”—Jessica Simpson

45. “Nobody Wants to Be Lonely”—Christina Aguilera and Ricky Martin

46. “You’re Beautiful”—James Blunt

47. “White Flag”—Dido

48. “The Good Stuff”—Kenny Chesney

49. “Can't Fight the Moonlight”—LeAnn Rimes

50. “You Belong With Me”—Taylor Swift

51. “Since You Been Gone”—Kelly Clarkson

52. “Irreplaceable”—Beyonce

53. “Lucky”—Jason Mraz featuring Colbie Caillat

54. “7 Days”—Craig David

55. “How You Remind Me”—Nickelback

56. “My Love”—Justin Timberlake

57. “The Scientist”—Coldplay

58. “Heaven”—Los Lonely Boys

59. “100 Years”—Five for Fighting

60. “Because of You”—Kelly Clarkson

Best Love Songs of the 2000s #61—80

61. “Wolf Like Me”—TV on the Radio

62. “Here Without You”—3 Doors Down

63. “Only You”—Ashanti

64. “A New Day Has Come”—Celine Dion

65. “Collide”—Howie Day

66. “Thank God I Found You”—Mariah Carey, Joe and 98 Degrees

67. “Haven’t Met You Yet”—Michael Buble

68. “Wherever You Will Go”—The Calling

69. “Lips Of An Angel”—Hinder

70. “I Don't Want to Be”—Gavin DeGraw

71. “Somebody Like You”—Keith Urban

72. “When You’re Gone”—Avril Lavigne

73. “I Gotta Feeling”—Black Eyed Peas

74. “My List”—Toby Keith

75. “Beat Of My Heart”—Hillary Duff

76. “Don't Forget About Us”—Mariah Carey

77. “These Words”—Natasha Bedingfield

78. “How To Save A Life”—The Fray

79. “All You Wanted”—Michelle Branch

80. “Doesn’t Really Matter”—Janet Jackson

Best Love Songs of the 2000s #81—100

81. “Us”—Regina Spektor

82. “Crazy”—Gnarls Barkley

83. “Hey There Delilah”—Plain White T's

84. “Incomplete”—Backstreet Boys

85. “The Way You Love Me”—Faith Hill

86. “Girlfriend”—Avril Lavigne

87. “Just The Girl”—The Click Five

88. “What A Girl Wants”—Christina Aguilera

89. “The Reason”—Hoobastank

90. “You Sang To Me”—Marc Anthony

91. “She’s No You”—Jesse McCartney

92. “The Blowers Daughter”—Damien Rice

93. “You’ve Got the Love”—Florence and The Machine

94. “My Boo”—Usher and Alicia Keys

95. “Say It Right”—Nelly Furtado

96. “Fallin’ For You”—Colbie Caillat

97. “Let Me Love You”—Mario

98. “Breakaway”—Kelly Clarkson

99. “The Sweet Escape”—Gwen Stefani

100. “True”—Ryan Cabrera

Other Notable Love Songs of the 2000s

  • “Home”—Daughtry
  • “Lost Without U”—Robin Thicke
  • “Teardrops On My Guitar”—Taylor Swift
  • “Love Remains The Same”—Gavin Rossdale
  • “The Great Escape”—Boys Like Girls
  • “No Air”—Jordin Sparks featuring Chris Brown
  • “Paralyzer”—Finger Eleven
  • “Bad Day”—Daniel Powter
  • “With You”—Chris Brown
  • “The Climb”—Miley Cyrus
  • “My Friends Over You”—New Found Glory
  • “Use Somebody”—Kings of Leon
  • “Pieces of Me”—Ashlee Simpson
  • “Your Guardian Angel”—The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
  • “Three Days Grace”—Lost In You
  • “You're Gonna Miss This”—Trace Adkins
  • “I Will Possess Your Heart”—Death Cab For Cutie
  • “People Are Crazy”—Billy Currington
  • “All Is Love”—Karen O
  • “Chariot”—Gavin DeGraw
  • “Take Over The World”—The Courteeners
  • “Waiting On the World to Change”—John Mayer
  • “I Run To You”—Lady Antebellum
  • “Umbrella”—Rihanna
  • “Over”—Lindsay Lohan

  • “Waiting For You”—Grizfolk
  • “Everybody’s Changing”—Keane
  • “That Kiss”—Courteeners
  • “Chances”—Five For Fighting
  • “Baby Hold On”—Dixie Chicks
  • “Who Says You Can't Go Home”—Bon Jovi
  • “Somebody Loves You”—Eels
  • “My Happy Ending”—Avril Lavigne
  • “SexyBack”—Justin Timberlake
  • “Only”—Yellowcard
  • “Rewind”—Paolo Nutini
  • “Fall For You”—Secondhand Serenade
  • “What's Left of Me”—Nick Lachey
  • “Beautiful Soul”—Jesse McCartney
  • “On the Way Down”—Ryan Cabrera
  • “Into the Night”—Santana featuring Chad Kroeger
  • “Don’t Think I Can’t Love You”—Jake Owen
  • “Paralyzer”—Finger Eleven
  • “I Hope You Dance”—Lee Ann Womack
  • “Thnks Fr Th Mmrs”—Fall Out Boy
  • “Big Green Tractor”—Jason Aldean
  • “The Love I Live For”—Hinder
  • “My Heart”—Paramore
  • “Never Let You Go”—Third Eye Blind
  • “First Time”—Lifehouse

  • “I’ll Follow You”—Shinedown
  • “Let’s Get Married”—Jagged Edge
  • “What About Now”—Lonestar
  • “Sweet Dreams”—Beyonce
  • “Little Bit”—Lykke LI
  • “First Day of My Life”—Bright Eyes
  • “Never Say Never”—The Fray
  • “With Arms Wide Open”—Creed
  • “Far Away”—Nickelback
  • “In Love With a Girl”—Gavin DeGraw
  • “The Bones of You”—Elbow
  • “Whatever It Is”—Zac Brown Band
  • “Absolutely (Story Of A Girl)”—Nine Days
  • “Blue Night”—Michael Learns To Rock
  • “Sorry”—Buckcherry
  • “The Best Day”—George Strait
  • “Second Chance”—Shinedown
  • “I Hate This Part”—The Pussycat Dolls
  • “The Luckiest”—Ben Folds
  • “No One”—Alicia Keys
  • “I Wish”—Carl Thomas
  • “Salute Your Solution”—Raconteurs
  • “Fix You”—Coldplay
  • “Crash and Burn”—Savage Garden
  • “My Life Would Suck Without You”—Kelly Clarkson

  • “You Found Me”—The Fray
  • “Wifey”—Next
  • “Everybody In Love”—JLS
  • “Boulevard of Broken Dreams”—Green Day
  • “White Horse”—Taylor Swift
  • “I Miss You”—Blink 182
  • “Toothpaste Kisses”—The Maccabees
  • “Love Your Love The Most”—Eric Church
  • “Where I Wanna Be”—Donell Jones
  • “Here (In Your Arms)”—Hellogoodbye
  • “Lovestoned”—Justin Timberlake
  • “That’s The Way”—Jo Dee Messina
  • “Separated”—Avant
  • “The Only Exception”—Paramore
  • “Be With You”—Enrique Iglesias
  • “Hot N Cold”—Katy Perry
  • “Yes!”—Chad Brock
  • “What Kind of Man”—Florence and the Machine
  • “Question”—Old 97s
  • “Cocoon”—Catfish and the Bottlemen
  • “The Diary of Jane”—Breaking Benjiman
  • “One Time”—Justin Bieber
  • “Give Me Just One Night”—98 Degrees
  • “Wait for You”—Elliott Yamin
  • “Last To Know”—Three Days Grace

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      Alexander James Guckenberger 

      14 months ago from Maryland, United States of America

      Tay Tay is on there more than once. :)

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