slow dance songs

Slow Dance Songs are what many couples wait for to dance.  People who don’t feel comfortable dancing, will typically at least dance to a slow song.


slow dance songs

What makes for a good slow dance song?

Slow dance songs that make for good dance songs are the ones that are a love story.  They have plenty of emotion and tug at the heartstrings.  Slow songs that are known by most of your guests will also fill the dance floor as it is a song they recognize.

What is the longest slow dance song?

The longest slow dance songs include “Starway To Heaven” by Led Zeppelin, “American Pie” by Don McLean and “Paradise By The Dashboard Lights” by Meatloaf.  However, you must consider the amount of time you want to take up for each song for your reception.

How do you hold your hands during slow dancing?

Most couples who do not feel comfortable dancing has the man holding the woman’s waist and the woman holding the man’s shoulders.  However, in slow ballroom dance, the couples hold hands left/right with the other holding the other’s waist.

Top Wedding Slow Dance Songs

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10,000 Hours – Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber
2019, 10,000 Hours

If it’s ten thousand hours or the rest of my life
I’m gonna love you

Lover – Taylor Swift
2019, Lover

Can we always be this close forever and ever?
And ah, take me out, and take me home (forever and ever)

You Are The Reason – Calum Scott & Leona Lewis
2018, You Are The Reason

I’d climb every mountain
And swim every ocean
Just to be with you

A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
2011, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 Soundtrack

I have died every day, waiting for you
Darling, don’t be afraid, I have loved you for a thousand years

I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
2008, I’m Yours

There’s no need to complicate
Our time is short
This is our fate, I’m yours

Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
2014, X

Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars
Place your head on my beating heart
I’m thinking out loud
That maybe we found love right where we are

Tennessee Whiskey – Chris Stapleton
2015, Traveller

You’re as warm as a glass of brandy
And honey, I stay stoned on your love all the time

God Gave Me You – Blake Shelton

For when I think I’ve lost my way
There are no words here left to say, it’s true
God gave me you

Beautiful Crazy – Luke Combs
2017, This One’s for You

Yeah, she’s crazy but her crazy’s beautiful to me

One Man Band – Old Dominion
2019, Old Dominion

I wanna run down your wild dreams
And I wanna chase every high with you

Speechless – Dan + Shay
2018, Speechless

You already know that you’re my weakness
After all this time I’m just as nervous
Every time you walk into the room

Heaven – Kane Brown
2016, Kane Brown

I swear you’re an angel
Sent to this world
What did I do right to deserve you, girl?

Slow Dance In A Parking Lot – Jordan Davis
2019, Home State

Making the most of whatever we got
Even if it’s just a slow dance in a parking lot

Bless The Broken Road – Rascal Flatts
2004, Feels Like Today

This much I know is true
That God blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you

In Case You Didn’t Know – Brett Young
2017, Brett Young

In case you didn’t know
Baby, I’m crazy ’bout you

Amazed – Lonestar
1999, Lonely Grill

I’m so in love with you
It just keeps getting better
I want to spend the rest of my life with you by my side

All My Life – K-Ci & Jojo
1998, Love Always

And all my life I’ve prayed for someone like you
And I thank God that I, that I finally found you

Beyond – Leon Bridges
2018, Beyond

Will she have my kids? Will she be my wife?
She might just be my everything and beyond

Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
1971, Let’s Stay Together

Cause you make me feel so brand new
And I want to spend my life with you

All Of Me – John Legend
2013, Love in the Future

Give your all to me
I’ll give my all to you
You’re my end and my beginning

Best Part – H.E.R. feat. Daniel Caesar
2017, Freudian

I know you’re a star
Where you go I follow
No matter how far
If life is a movie
Oh you’re the best part

Everything – Michael Bublé
2007, Call Me Irresponsible

And in this crazy life, and through these crazy times
It’s you, it’s you; you make me sing
You’re every line, you’re every word, you’re everything

The Luckiest – Ben Folds
2001, Rockin’ the Suburbs

I love you more then have
Ever found the way to say
To you

You Are The Best Thing – Ray LaMontagne
2008, Gossip in the Grain

You know I hope and I pray
That you believe me
When I say this love will never fade away

I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing – Aerosmith
1998, Armageddon Soundtrack

I don’t want to fall asleep
‘Cause I’d miss you, babe
And I don’t want to miss a thing

Your Song – Elton John
1970, Elton John

I know it’s not much, but it’s the best I can do
My gift is my song and this one’s for you

Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
1977, Slowhand

And then she asks me, Do you feel all right?
And I say, “Yes, I feel wonderful tonight”

Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley
1961, Blue Hawaii

Take my hand, take my whole life too
For I can’t help falling in love with you

The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra

‘Cause I love you
A-just the way you look tonight

At Last – Etta James
1960, At Last!

At last, my love has come along
My lonely days are over and life is like a song

Of course, there could be thousands of songs we could have on this list. That being said, if you have a favorite slow song, please share your song below and why you love it so much to play at your wedding! We do read and respond to all comments.

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