Slow-Dancing Songs are the best. You get to snuggle up close to the person you love – or at least really, really like – and indulge in a slow moving, highly romantic dance. Club dancing is all about fast music, but think back to all those wonderful school dances where you wished the DJ would stick to slow-dancing songs. Wasn't that great? Don't worry, once you're an adult, you can still slow dance – but it helps if you know which songs are best for it. Never fear, though, here are some wonderfully romantic slow-dancing songs that will make sure you get some close time with the one you love most!
1. “You Are So Beautiful,” Joe Crocker
Let's start off with a classic, because it's one of the most popular slow-dancing songs ever. Ever. Every woman wants to hear this. Besides, Joe Crocker's rough, plaintive voice makes you sure he's singing every single word to you.
2. “I'll Be,” Edwin McCain
This is one of my favorite songs ever. Edwin McCain is well-versed in the art of romance, and this beautiful ballad proves it. Who doesn't want to hear lyrics like these when slow dancing with someone they're really into?
3. “Fall for You,” Secondhand Serenade
Secondhand Serenade is one of my favorite bands and John Vesely one of my favorite singers – that voice! Any number of his songs could have gone on here – “Vulnerable,” “Your Call,” “Awake” – because they all make for great slow-dancing songs, but this one is so romantic I had to go with it. Seriously, that voice! And off-topic but still relevant, if you ever get the chance to hear an acoustic show, do it! John gets tipsy but he sounds even better when it's just him and his guitar.
4. “Unchained Melody,” Righteous Brothers
This is totally classic, totally beautiful, and totally sweet. If you're in love, or even in like, then it will always be relevant. Every time I hear this, I always flash back to that scene in Ghost – but that's no bad thing when you're dancing slow and close!
5. “100 Years,” Five for Fighting
This is one of my favorite slow-dancing songs, mainly because of the message. Time really is fleeting and you need to make the most of it. So, always make time to slow dance with your lover – to this song, or any other!
6. “I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing,” Aerosmith
Speaking of living life to its fullest, Steven Tyler is surprisingly awesome at getting to the romance of things. You might not think Aerosmith is the greatest choice for a slow dance, but give this a listen. I promise you'll change your mind.
7. “Unforgettable,” Nat King Cole
Actually, there are several versions of this that work, but I went with the original. It's one of the most romantic slow-dancing songs you'll ever hear. Again, who doesn't want to think they're unforgettable to the person they're slow-dancing with?
8. “Everything I Do (I Do It for You),” Bryan Adams
Yeah, I know, it's Bryan Adams. But this really is a romantic song. During my sixth grade dances, everyone clamored for it. And I mean, it's the theme to (one of the many, many, many versions of) Robin Hood. That's high romance, right there. Besides, Bryan Adams used to be really awesome.
Slow-dancing songs like these take me back to the dewy days of my youth, even though they didn't happen all that long ago. Some of the best slow-dancing songs are old-school classics, while others are brand new. What are your favorite slow-dancing songs? Don't be afraid to share if yours didn't make the list!
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