The 10 Best Love Songs from the Year 2000


Love songs. They can make you feel like you’re head-over-heels in love or they can be the source of you wanting to tear your own hair out. It all depends on how you’re feeling at the moment, not to mention why you feel that way.

Of course, there are some love songs that just naturally give you all the warm, fuzzy feelings you can handle. As you are most likely already well aware, there are others that will have you crying buckets before you even get to the second verse.

One of the great things about love songs is that you can decide which ones you want to listen to, based on how you’re feeling at the time. In other words, you can choose to let the songs themselves set the mood or you can tailor what you’re hearing to fit the mood you’re already in.

Regardless of what you decide to do, here are 10 love songs from 2000 that are widely regarded as the best.

10. Yellow (Coldplay)

This is a beautiful song that talks about loving someone so much that you would do anything for them. Have you ever been in love and had that feeling that you could do anything? That’s exactly what this song is about. It refers to being so in love that everything that particular person does seems to be perfect, no matter what the circumstances might be.

9. If You’re Gone (Matchbox Twenty)

This is a song about love, but it isn’t a happy one. In fact, it is much more about two people who are in the midst of a huge argument than anything else. The argument in question is so severe that it appears the couple have decided to call it quits. The lyrics tell the story from the perspective of the man, as he’s trying desperately to convince his significant other not to leave. As she insists on doing exactly that, he starts to open up about how he really feels.

8. Hanging By a Moment (Lifehouse)

Sometimes, it seems like practically everything in life is going wrong. If you’re fortunate enough to be in love when you’re going through one of those times, then you have that love to help get you through. That’s precisely what this song is about. The storyteller in the song sort of feels like he’s losing everything, with the exception of his loved one. He doesn’t really feel like he has a foothold at all, but he takes great solace in the knowledge that he is loved.

7. I Wanna Be with You (Mandy Moore)

There is definitely a bittersweet quality to this song. The lyrics themselves talk about being with the one and only person you want to be with more than anyone else in the world. The caveat is that you can only be with them for one night. Why, you ask? Because one or both of them is already in a relationship with someone else, yet neither of them is happy. They get one night to be together, and they have to make that single night count.

6. Please Remember (LeAnn Rimes)

There is only one word to say about this song- ouch. It is one of the saddest love songs ever written. The tune details a failed relationship, one that experienced far more than its fair share of love at one time. This was a couple that was genuinely happy. They were always there for one another.

They didn’t even take the time they had together for granted, yet the days slipped past them until one day, they found themselves falling out of love. Eventually, they decide to call it quits but there is loads of pain involved. This is the quintessential song about love that no longer exists between two people and it perfectly tells of the pain involved in such a situation.

5. Oops!… I Did It Again (Britney Spears)

Just in case you’re still crying from reading that last description (if you listened to the song, you might even be on your second box of tissues by now), here’s a love song that isn’t actually about love. Instead, it’s about someone who likes to have fun, but the object of her “affection” thinks there’s much more to the relationship.

4. I’m Alive (Celine Dion)

Finally, a happy love song. This one discusses being so in love that you literally feel like you could fly. It’s the perfect song for those days when your love makes you feel on top of the world, like you can conquer anything that comes your way.

3. Shape of My Heart (Backstreet Boys)

This one will play with your emotions a bit. It’s told from the perspective of someone who has hurt his significant other’s feelings a great deal. He feels terrible about it and he’s trying to explain how sorry he is. He wants to be forgiven, but he isn’t sure that he will be.

2. I Hope You Dance (Lee Ann Womack)

This is such a beautiful song. It can be taken as both a love song and one about not letting time pass you by. More than anything else, it’s about loving someone with your whole heart and making every single moment with that person count. It serves as a reminder that no one is granted tomorrow. Therefore, you have to enjoy everything with the person you love because you don’t know how long the two of you will have.

1. This I Promise You (NSYNC)

This one will make you cry happy tears. It tells the story of two souls who have been destined to be together all along, finally finding one another in life. The lyrics talk about protecting your loved one and having loved them through many different lifetimes. They culminate with the assurance that there is no need to worry or be afraid ever again, because they are together- now and always. There is nothing that can separate them because love knows no end.

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