70 Song Ideas from the Early to Mid-2000s for a Grand Wedding Reception Entrance

Get ready to pump up your wedding reception entrance with these throwback jams from the 2000s! This era was a musical smorgasbord, offering pop ballads, rock anthems, and energetic dance hits to suit any taste.

Here are 70 ideas to get you started, categorized by genre to make your search easier. Remember, these are just springboards – the beauty of music is that it can be interpreted in any way! So don’t be afraid to pick a faster song for a more energetic entrance, or a slower one for a truly sentimental moment.

70 Song Ideas from the Early to Mid-2000s for a Grand Wedding Reception Entrance


Sweet ballads or upbeat anthems? Pop/R&B offers a perfect blend for your entrance. Choose sentimental melodies for a loving tone, or energetic jams to get the party started.

“A Thousand Miles” by Vanessa Carlton
“Irreplaceable” by Beyoncé
“Unwritten” by Natasha Bedingfield
“Beautiful Soul” by Jesse McCartney
“Love on Top” by Beyoncé
“Hey Ya!” by OutKast
“Love Story” by Taylor Swift
“You Belong with Me” by Taylor Swift
“Down” by Jay Sean and Lil Wayne
“Classic” by MKTO
“Collide” by Howie Day
“It Girl” by Jason Derulo
“Let Me Love You” by Mario


Rock the dance floor (literally!) with these energetic choices. Classic anthems create a singalong moment, while modern tracks keep the vibe fresh and exciting.

“Come On Get Higher” by Matt Nathanson
“Wonderwall” by Oasis
“I’ll Be” by Edwin McCain
“Clocks” by Coldplay
“Hey Daydreamer” by Somedaydream
“Mr. Brightside” by The Killers
“Endlessly” by The Cab
“Two is Better Than One” by Boys Like Girls
“Your Guardian Angel” by The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
“A Sky Full of Stars” by Coldplay
“Collide” by Howie Day
“You and Me” Lighthouse
“First Day of My Life” by Bright Eyes
“Home” by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros


Create a whimsical and intimate entrance with indie/folk. Choose laid-back melodies for a relaxed vibe or explore anthemic folk songs for a touch of grandeur.

“Flightless Bird” by Iron & Wine
“Sparks” by Coldplay
“Love and Some Verses” by Iron & Wine
“First Day of My Life” by Bright Eyes
“Do You Remember” by Jack Johnson
“Skinny Love” by Bon Iver
“Such Great Heights” by The Postal Service
“No One’s Gonna Love You” by Band of Horses
“Make You Feel My Love” by Adele
“You are the Best Thing” by Ray LaMontagne

Hip Hop/Rap

Keep it cool and confident with a hip hop or rap entrance. Upbeat tracks get the party started, while classic jams add a touch of nostalgia.

“Dilemma” by Nelly and Kelly Rowland
“03 Bonnie & Clyde” by Jay-Z and Beyonce
“In Da Club” by 50 Cent
“Hot in Here” by Nelly
“Sexy Love” by Ne-Yo
“Get Ur Freak On” by Missy Elliott
“Kiss Me Thru The Phone” by Ciara ft. Missy Elliott
“We Ride” by Rihanna
“Beautiful” by Charlie Wilson, Pharrell Williams, Snoop Dogg
“Best I Ever Had” by Drake
“Luv U Better” by Snoop Dogg ft. Pharrell Williams


Celebrate your forever love with heartfelt country melodies. Romantic ballads or upbeat tunes – choose what sets the mood for your special day.

“Bless the Broken Road” by Rascal Flatts
“Fall Into Me” by Emerson Drive
“The Lucky One” by Faith Hill
“She’s More” by Andy Griggs
“I Melt” by Rascal Flatts
“Raining on a Sunday” by Keith Urban
“Forever and For Always” by Shania Twain
“She’s Everything” by Brad Paisley
“Must Be Doin’ Something Right” by Billy Currington
“Our Song” by Taylor Swift


Transform your reception into a dance party! High-energy anthems get everyone moving, while catchy tunes keep the mood light and fun.

“DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love” by Usher
“Stereo Hearts” by Gym Class Heroes ft. Adam Levine
“Timber” by Pitbull, Kesha
“Call on Me” by Eric Prydz
“I Gotta Feeling” by Black Eyed Peas
“Temperature” by Sean Paul
“Black Magic” by Little Mix
“Club Can’t Handle Me” by Flo Rida
“Down” by Jay Sean
“Drive By” by Train
“I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)” by Pitbull
“Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO

This is just a taste of the incredible music the 2000s had to offer. With a little creativity, you can find the perfect song to set the mood for your walk down the aisle and make your entrance one to remember!

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