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Best Slow Dance Songs Of All Time?  
User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47
Posted (10 years 2 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 14249 times:

There are love songs. Those goofy, sappy songs you hear get played on the radio late at night as often as not, accompanied by "listener phone requests". We have that here in LA every night on KOST 103.5 "Love Songs On The Coast (KOST)". Or at least we did up until a couple of years ago. I haven't listened to KOST probably since early 2002 when we were stuck with it at work. How that Karen Sharp hasn't slit her wrists yet is beyond me. The same songs get regurgitated over and over and over (at least they did the few times I actually listened to it....)

These are a dime a dozen. And almost all of them suck. Songs like "Because Of You" by 98º.

Blah

Or "You're The Inspiration" by Chicago.

It's a good song, but definitely not a one size fits all dedication that it's been bastardized into.

Then there's that one, I don't even know who sings it, but it goes something like "Whatever I said/whatever I did/I didn't mean it/I just want you back for good."

Ugh.

Somebody drive in the needle.
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Then there are slow dance songs. You know the ones you slow dance to, whether it's at the prom or at a night club, or at the end of a romantic evening with your loved one. These are the timeless classics that evoke that old school feeling of being in love (love not being defined just as "how quick can I get into her pants").

So what do you think are the best "slow dance" songs of all time?

Here are my 5 picks, in no particular order.


1. "Wonderful Tonight" by Eric Clapton
2. "Knights In White Satin" by The Moody Blues
3. "If You Leave Me Now" by Chicago
4. "When I'm With You" by Sheriff
5. "We've Got Tonight" by Bob Seger

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User currently offlineMdsh00 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4128 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 14232 times:

I haven't listened to KOST probably since early 2002 when we were stuck with it at work.

I can't stand KOST anymore. I'm seriously going to take that station off of my presets.

The same songs get regurgitated over and over and over.
A-la KIIS-FM? Any song they get their hands onto is played twice an hour.

I like listening to Art Lebeau on 99.1 or 92.3 Sunday nights, theres great slow songs on there. As for myself, since I'm in the younger generation the newer slow songs have more meaning to me, such as R & B.

I can't think of much off the top of my head but here goes:

1. Usher: "You got it bad" First slow dance I had with my girlfriend to be.
2. Tyrese: "Sweet Lady
3. Joe: "I wanna know"
4. Babyface: "Every Time I Close My Eyes"
5. Jon B: "Someone to Love"

There's more but thats it for now.



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User currently offlineTristarenvy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2265 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 14191 times:

Hmmmm, interesting....

My "Top 5"

1) Heatwave "Always And Forever"
2) Vanessa Williams "Saved The Best For Last"
3) Steven Curtis Chapman "I Will Be Here"
4) Linda Rondstat "Baby, Baby"
5) Chicago "Hard Habit To Break"



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User currently offlineDerico From Argentina, joined Dec 1999, 4313 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 14182 times:

Quite frankly I don't like love songs too much, though I admit once in a while I tune to some of those '7th floor itch' stations.

It is overdramatic, overarranged, and over the top, but if you really are asking for the most moving 'love song' of ALL time (just in English!): Definately The Righteous Brothers, Unchained Melody.

If you get too worked up with that song, you actually cry.

We've got tonight (Bob Seger), is a good option Matt D. put forth. I can't leave out 'Something' (The Beatles), and one of my personal favorites: The One (Elton John). I just love piano solos, and there's no more romantic instrument than the Piano. The song is pretty dramatic too.





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User currently offlineKaddyuk From Wallis and Futuna, joined Nov 2001, 4126 posts, RR: 25
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 14179 times:

Technohead - I wanna be a hippy

Does that count?

If not then

Five For Fighting - Superman





[Edited 2004-09-22 16:09:16]


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User currently offlineQIguy24 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 14172 times:

Here is my Top 5

1. Whitney Houston - I will always love you

2. Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody

3. Tracy Chapman - Can I hold you tonight

4. Jessica Simpson - I wanna love you forever

5. Patrick Swayze - She's like the wind.

Oh. I just remembered this classic as well:

6. Teddy Pendergrass - Turn off the lights.

[Edited 2004-09-22 16:24:53]

User currently offlineElectraBob From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 931 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 14167 times:

To Know Him, Is To Love Him.... The Teddy Bears (1958)
Come Softly To Me.... The Fleetwoods (1959)
Save The Last Dance For Me.... The Drifters (1960)
Are You Lonesome To-night.... Elvis Presley (1960)
Wonderland By Night.... Bert Kaempfert (1961) Instrumental
Johnny Angel.... Shelley Faberes (1962)
Roses Are Red.... Bobby Vinton (1962).....UGH!
Our Day Will Come.... Ruby & The Romantics (1963)
Everybody Loves Somebody.... Dean Martin (1964)
I Hear A Symphony.... Diana Ross & The Supremes (1965)
(You're My) Soul And Inspiration....Righteous Brothers (1966)
Love Is Blue....Paul Mauriat (1968) Instrumental
Love Theme From Romeo & Juliet....Henry Mancini (1969) Instrumental
(They Long To Be) Close To You....The Carpenters (1970)
How Can You Mend A Broken Heart....Bee Gees (1971)
Oh Girl.... Chi-Lites (1972)
My Love....Paul McCartney & Wings (1973)
Feel Like Makin' Love....Roberta Flack (1974)....YUCK!
My Eyes Adored You....Frankie Valli (1975)

That's enough (thank god)  Smile



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User currently offlineTristarenvy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2265 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 14159 times:

ElectraBob RULES!

Toss in a few more Old School Tunes...

Al Hibbler "Unchained Melody"
The Flamingo's "I Only Have Eyes For You"
The Fleetwood's..."Mr. Blue"
Mel carter "Hold Me, Thrill Me"
Andy Gibb "Everlasting Love"
Lionel Ritchie "Hello"




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User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 32
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 14135 times:

KOST 103.5 "Love Songs On The Coast (KOST)". Or at least we did up until a couple of years ago.

KOST was doing those when I lived out there pre-1987. I was more a KIQQ and KRTH 101 guy in those days. Also used to do the Rick Dees morning show on KIIS-FM till it got too out of hand for me.

As for the songs themselves (5 off the top of my head):
Chicago-You're the Inspiration
Elton John/Kiki Dee-True Love
Billy Joel-Just the Way You Are
Chris DeBergh-Lady in Red
Alabama-Feels So Right

Tom at MSY




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User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 14132 times:

Eric Clapton - Wonderful Tonight
Lonestar - Amazed
Boys to Men - End of the Road
Eurythmics - Miracle of Love
Without You (original version, not the Mariah Carey warble-fest) - Nilson

Poeple mentioned songs like Unchained melody. Whilst that is a good song it's a little intense IMHO for a slow dance, maybe more of a bedroom song  Big grin



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User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12785 posts, RR: 46
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 14129 times:
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I'm surprised nobody's mentioned "I'm not in love" by 10CC - slow and very long.


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User currently offlineAerobalance From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 4683 posts, RR: 46
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 14122 times:

There can only be one.....

"Always and Forever" -written by Rod Temperton
-performed by the group - 'Heatwave'
-1976



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User currently offlineImonti From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 14117 times:

Goo Goo Dolls- Iris/Slide
Metallica- Nothing else matters
Pear Jam- Nothing man
Five for fighting- Superman
Live- I wanna dance with you.


User currently onlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13699 posts, RR: 61
Reply 13, posted (10 years 2 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 14112 times:
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"Wrapped Around Your Finger" - The Police

"After The Lovin'" - Engelbert Humperdinck

"Love Is On The Air" - Lou Rawls

"Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime" - Dean Martin

"The Wonder of You" - Elvis Presley


And since I can't POSSIBLY leave this topic without throwing in a tongue-in-cheek suggestion, my last nominee is:

"I F**k Like A Beast" - WASP



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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (10 years 2 months 3 days ago) and read 14100 times:

Since Matt D mentioned "Wonderful Tonight" already:

"In Your Eyes" Peter Gabriel



User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (10 years 2 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 14094 times:

"Helter Skelter" -- Beatles (1968)

User currently offlineBlackbird1331 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1894 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (10 years 2 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 14090 times:

Electra Bob: You left out "In The Still of The Night"


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User currently offlineBlackbird1331 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1894 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 years 2 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 14087 times:

PS: If you had asked for the best Rap whatever, that would have been easy.  Smile I don't know of any.  Smile  Smile


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User currently offlineAGrayson514 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 396 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (10 years 2 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 14082 times:

My favorites:

With Or Without You - U2
Noorie(Hindi) - Bally Sagoo
I will always love you - Whitney Houston
Its All Coming Back to Me Now - Celine Dion
Kissing You - Deseree

Which reminds me, I'm supposed to like put suggestions in a hat for the upcoming Homecoming Dance, they always do really bad songs so I'll have to pay attention to this list here. I'm looking forward to that  Smile/happy/getting dizzy .

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User currently offlineVaporlock From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (10 years 2 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 14070 times:

Here are just a few of mine..............

1. When I Fall In Love - Nat King Cole
2. Oh Girl - Chi-Lites
3. La La (Means I Love You) - The Delfonics
4. You Are Eerything - The Stylistics
5. Hello - Lionel Richie

Phyllis  Wink/being sarcastic


User currently offlineDeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (10 years 2 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 14059 times:

Bryan Adams- Everything I do
Beauty and the beast- Celine Dion
Time After Time- Cindi Lauper
One More Day- Diamond Rio
Your Song- Elton John
If I could Change the World- Eric Clapton
There you'll be- Faith Hill
That Summer- Garth brooks
I Love the Way you Love Me- John Montgomery
Open Arms- Journey
Faithfully- Journey
The Good Stuff- Kenny Chesney
I Melt- Rascall Flats
Ease My Troubles- Rod Stewart
Let's Make Love- Tim McGraw
She's My Kind Of Rain- Tim McGraw

Make a good CD and pop that in after makin dinner @ your house for your girl...she'll enjoy it mucho  Smile

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User currently offlineRNOcommctr From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 830 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (10 years 2 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 14053 times:

OK, this shows my age... but two I remember from junior high dances...
and sorry, I always confuse the Beach Boys and Jan and Dean, but these two were from one or the other:

In My Room
Do You Love Me, Surfer Girl

Can still remember how the scent of my date's perfume lingered on my sweater for weeks...



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User currently offlineBO__einG From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2771 posts, RR: 18
Reply 22, posted (10 years 2 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 14047 times:

Once that I remember which brough nice memories at school dances were these two songs.

Aerosmith - I dont want to miss a thing.
Christina Aguilera - I turn to you. (before her skanky times)



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User currently offlineSeb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11760 posts, RR: 15
Reply 23, posted (10 years 2 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 14037 times:

KOST? There is a chain of stations from Ventura and Lancaster I usualy listen to when I am in the area.

The only songs I remember dancing to with someone were Don't dream it's over by crowded house and 2 become 1 by spice girls

GO CANUCKS!!



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User currently offlineN317AS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (10 years 2 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 14036 times:

So you didn't ask for love songs, you asked for slow dance songs. The best one I know of, and trust me it worked, is Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin.

25 FJWH : 1) Lionel Ritchie - Tender Heart 2) Blof Ft Counting Crows - Holyday In spain 3) Elthon John ft Blue - Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word 4) Marco Bor
26 Logan22L : Aerobalance has it right. "Always and Forever" is the quintessential slow dance, and I hate all the rest of this crap. Except for "My Love", and the
27 Post contains images Superfly : Matt D: Your bringing back some great memories! I miss 'Love Songs On The KOST'. Shortly before I moved from SoCal back in 1995 , I started getting in
28 PH-BFA : 1. van Morrisson - Have I told you lately 2. I am not in love - 10cc 3. If you don't know me by now - PH-BFA
29 Aa61hvy : U2-With or without you Heart- These dreams GNR-November Rain Velvet Revolver- Fall to Peices
30 GKirk : Lionel Ritchie - Hello Lionel Ritchie/Commodores - Easy Take That - Back for Good Spice Girls - Viva Forever (S.Girls are crap, but this song for some
31 Post contains images DeltaRules : The same songs get regurgitated over and over and over Yeah, WNCI 97.9 in Columbus has the tendency to do that...and it sucks. I swear I heard Usher/L
32 AWspicious : I could never understand why all our highschool dances ended with Stairway to Heaven as the last "slow-dance song" of the night. I always thought it w
33 FJWH : DeltaRules: "-Usher, "You Got It Bad".....Mdsh, I had a good slow dance w/a hot girl to this song....." How nice to hear that!! I know how such and ev
34 BAViscount : Just My Imagination - The Temptations Midnight at the Oasis - Maria Muldaur Lately - Stevie Wonder Remember Me - Diana Ross Ben - Michael Jackson (OK,
35 Tristarenvy : Hey AWspicious...here goes... "Loving you...is esay 'cause your beautiful...doot-doot-dee-dooo- AAAAA(BOOM!)".... Sorry, the episode of "South Park" w
36 Mdsh00 : Usher, "You Got It Bad".....Mdsh, I had a good slow dance w/a hot girl to this song.....and this one: Delta Rules, Usher should know how influential t
37 Bruno : Being the metal head, here area few rock ballads. Is this love - Whitesnake Still loving you - Scorpians also some good non-metal ballads: Baby cum ba
38 SESGDL : Here's my list: 1. All The Man That I Need - Whitney Houston 2. I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston 3. 2 Become 1 - Spice Girls 4. Viva Forever -
39 ConcordeBoy : Careless Whisper (Wham)
40 AirVB : Let's Make Love- Tim McGraw Whoa buddy, that's by Faith Hill with Tim McGraw.
41 Post contains images Vaporlock : AW.....I'd say that "A Whiter Shade of Pale" by Procol Harum.............has to the the best song that anyone posted!!!!!!!!! Phyllis [Edited 2004-09-
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