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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261 58
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Boyz II Men

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258 70
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K-Ci & Jo Jo

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192 67
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TLC

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220 84
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215 81
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184 65
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Ginuwine

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188 68
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Mariah Carey

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184 67
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Montell Jordan

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195 74
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Blackstreet, Dr. Dre

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180 65
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TLC

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174 63
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165 70
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Bone Thugs N Harmony

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159 81
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R. Kelly

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142 70
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Usher

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136 69
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Monica, Brandy

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132 66
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133 69
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141 79
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Color Me Badd

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119 62
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Monica

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110 55
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Usher

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122 67
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Next

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111 59
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68 25
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Nkemji Oguekwe added LeAnn Rimes

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130 75
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Toni Braxton

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117 65
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Keith Sweat

26
111 66
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49 28
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 Michael Jackson

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88 76
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Soul for Real

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78 74
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10 3
I Can Love You Like That is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Slow Dance Songs from Every '90s School Dance
jjpscott01 added All-4-One

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71 73
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The Notorious B.I.G., Lil' Kim, Lil' Cease

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6 4
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jjpscott01 added Brian McKnight

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71 79
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LSG

35
65 84
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D'Angelo

36
63 85
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23 44
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Nkemji Oguekwe added Katherine Jenkins

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54 86
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Naughty By Nature

39
53 87
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Erykah Badu

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49 84
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Lauryn Hill, D'Angelo

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33 91
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Adina Howard

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33 92
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