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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Boyz II Men

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253 68
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K-Ci & Jo Jo

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215 82
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188 66
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TLC

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210 80
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186 67
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Mariah Carey

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182 65
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Montell Jordan

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180 64
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Ginuwine

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177 63
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TLC

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171 61
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191 74
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Blackstreet, Dr. Dre

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163 68
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Bone Thugs N Harmony

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155 78
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R. Kelly

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140 68
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Usher

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133 67
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Monica, Brandy

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129 65
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130 68
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138 77
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Color Me Badd

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116 61
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Monica

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107 54
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Usher

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120 65
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115 63
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Keith Sweat

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107 58
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126 75
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Toni Braxton

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64 25
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108 66
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48 25
You Are Not Alone is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Slow Dance Songs from Every '90s School Dance
Nkemji Oguekwe added Michael Jackson

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87 74
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Soul for Real

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77 72
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8 1
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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The Notorious B.I.G., Lil' Kim, Lil' Cease

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70 77
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LSG

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64 82
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D'Angelo

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62 84
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22 43
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Nkemji Oguekwe added Katherine Jenkins

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53 85
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Erykah Badu

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52 84
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Naughty By Nature

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47 83
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Lauryn Hill, D'Angelo

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33 89
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Adina Howard

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33 89
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