90s The Best Slow Dance Songs from Every '90s School Dance  

Jacob Shelton
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Let's set the mood for this list of '90s slow jam high school dance songs: It’s your first dance. The lights go down, and everyone is stuck against the gymnasium wall. No matter what the book says, there are no perks to being a wallflower. Something needs to happen to get everybody grooving. You can’t do it with the chicken dance, and everyone hates the limbo. Every DJ worth his salt knows the one sure thing to get any party started is a slow jam from the '90s. You can’t fight it, so you might as well give in. No matter what you do, these songs make are going to make you a slave to the rhythm, and you’ll be out on the dance floor until ten minutes past curfew. Try and not get freaky while you check out this list of the ultimate '90s slow dance songs.

Admit it, you can’t resist dancing and singing along to songs like “Pony,” “No Diggity,” and “Are You That Somebody.” When those beats hit the speakers, it’s humanly impossible to not bust even the smallest of grooves. If the tracks on this list don’t at least make you bob your head then you may need to get your pulse checked - no anti-R&B zombies up in here. Why are you still reading this when there’s a list of '90s top dance hits percolating for you after the jump?

Which slow jam makes you bump 'n' grind the hardest?

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End of the Road Boyz II Men

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229 61
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All My Life K-Ci & Jo Jo

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198 71
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191 67
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160 54
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Creep TLC

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153 50
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166 58
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No Scrubs TLC

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176 64
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No Diggity Blackstreet, Dr. Dre

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165 58
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This Is How We Do It Montell Jordan

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155 55
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PONY Ginuwine

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164 61
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Always Be My Baby Mariah Carey

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148 62
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The Crossroads Bone Thugs N Harmony

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140 69
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Bump N' Grind R. Kelly

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127 60
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Nice & Slow Usher

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120 60
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111 55
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Too Close Next

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116 60
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The Boy Is Mine Monica, Brandy

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126 69
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I Wanna Sex You Up Color Me Badd

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114 60
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103 52
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Twisted Keith Sweat

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99 53
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Angel of Mine Monica

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93 49
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Nice N Slow Usher

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95 52
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114 68
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Breathe Again Toni Braxton

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97 58
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48 20
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Nkemji Oguekwe added How Do I Live LeAnn Rimes

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34 20
You Are Not Alone is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Slow Dance Songs from Every '90s School Dance
Nkemji Oguekwe added You Are Not Alone Michael Jackson

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78 66
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Candy Rain Soul for Real

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70 62
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64 66
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My Body LSG

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59 65
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Crush On You The Notorious B.I.G., Lil' Kim, Lil' Cease

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59 71
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Brown Sugar D'Angelo

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57 73
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16 34
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Nkemji Oguekwe added I Will Always Love You Katherine Jenkins

35
47 75
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Tyrone Erykah Badu

36
45 74
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Feel Me Flow Naughty By Nature

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43 72
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Nothing Even Matters Lauryn Hill, D'Angelo

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29 78
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T-Shirt & Panties Adina Howard

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29 78
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