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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All My Life K-Ci & Jo Jo

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Always Be My Baby Mariah Carey

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This Is How We Do It Montell Jordan

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PONY Ginuwine

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No Scrubs TLC

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Creep TLC

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No Diggity Blackstreet, Dr. Dre

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The Crossroads Bone Thugs N Harmony

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Bump N' Grind R. Kelly

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Nice & Slow Usher

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The Boy Is Mine Monica, Brandy

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Too Close Next

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Twisted Keith Sweat

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I Wanna Sex You Up Color Me Badd

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Nice N Slow Usher

The Best '90s Dance Movies

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Angel of Mine Monica

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Breathe Again Toni Braxton

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Nkemji Oguekwe added How Do I Live LeAnn Rimes

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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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Candy Rain Soul for Real

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

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My Body LSG

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jjpscott01 added Anytime Brian McKnight

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jjpscott01 added I'll Make Love to You Boyz II Men

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I Can Love You Like That is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Slow Dance Songs from Every '90s School Dance
jjpscott01 added I Can Love You Like That All-4-One

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Brown Sugar D'Angelo

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Nkemji Oguekwe added I Will Always Love You Katherine Jenkins

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Tyrone Erykah Badu

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Feel Me Flow Naughty By Nature

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Nothing Even Matters Lauryn Hill, D'Angelo

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