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Middle School Dance Slow Songs?

Asked by justin5824 (196points) April 30th, 2009

Im going to be DJ at a middle school dance next week and I need some slow songs? Sugestions?

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breedmitch's avatar

There is, has been, and only ever will be one righteous slow dance song:
Open Arms by Journey

Aethelwine's avatar

@breedmitch You just took me back to my middle school days! :)

gimmedat's avatar

Journey? Bleck! Steve Perry’s voice makes me throw up in my mouth.

Sorry, I got nothing in the way of slow songs. I just had to declare my hate for Journey.

breedmitch's avatar

@gimmedat: Sorry, I forgot the tilde.

@jonsblond: Me too. I now have Toto stuck in my head.

juniper's avatar

Love Story by Taylor Swift.

Er, maybe that’s not really slow enough. Kids seem to dig it, though.

Dr_C's avatar

No one bt Allicia Keys…. new enough that they’ll recognize it.

casheroo's avatar

I’m sure the Jonas Brothers have something. Isn’t that what middle school kids listen to?

El_Cadejo's avatar

You have to go super cliché and play Stairway to Heaven last :P

ubersiren's avatar

Oh god, I’m so old…

Angel- Aerosmith
I’ll Stand by You- The Pretenders
Pictures of you- The Cure
Always- Bon Jovi
Wonderful Tonight- Clapton
I’ll Be There- Jackson Five
Wild Horses- The Stones or that cover by that woman…

I know those aren’t current but I think they’re timeless ;)

westy81585's avatar

Yah I dunno if my middle school songs would help you any, since that was a solid 10 years ago now.

justin5824's avatar

I know that some of these were your favourites, but im looking for stuff written/recorded within the past 5–10 years.

aprilsimnel's avatar

I included recent songs, but I don’t think it would hurt for the younger people to hear a couple of the classic classics, at least, which I have linked to versions you can listen to.

Always and Forever by Heatwave

Until the End of Time by Justin Timberlake

Moment Like This by Kelly Clarkson

Take a Bow by Rhianna

I Only Have Eyes For You by The Flamingos.

Here’s some other suggestions of more recent songs.

TitsMcGhee's avatar

Nightswimming – R.E.M.
Give It Up – The Format
Hear You Me – Jimmy Eat World
I’ve Just Seen a Face – Slow Runner
Collide – Howie Day
With or Without You – U2
Look What You’ve Done – Jet
Iris – Goo Goo Dolls
Name – Goo Goo Dolls
How’s It Gonna Be – Matchbox 20
Unchained Melody – Righteous Brothers
Can’t Help Falling in Love – Elvis
Never Had a Dream Come True – S Club 7
Superman – Five for Fighting
In Your Eyes – Peter Gabriel
I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing – Aerosmith
Fade Into You – Mazzy Star
Hey There Delilah – Plain White T’s
I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
The Reason – Hoobastank
Dare You to Move – Switchfoot
Hero – Enrique
Drops of Jupiter – Train
I’m With You – Avril Lavigne
Michelle – The Beatles
Vienna – Billy Joel
I Miss You – Blink 182
I Hope You Dance – Lee Ann Womack
I’ll Be – Edwin McCain
Don’t Know Why – Norah Jones
Don’t Matter – Akon
Cathedrals – Jump, Little Children
Yellow – Coldplay
Trouble – Coldplay
The Scientist – Coldplay
Round Here – Counting Crows
Colorblind – Counting Crows
Linger – The Cranberries
Every Rose Has It’s Thorn – Poison
This Year’s Love – David Gray
Thank You – Dido
White Flag – Dido
Out Loud – Dispatch and John Mayer
Your Body is a Wonderland – John Mayer

Shit, that’s as far as I can get into my library before I get tired.

gimmedat's avatar

@TitsMcGhee, lurve for Mazzy Star!

Dr_C's avatar

@TitsMcGhee um… i thought “how’s it gonna be” was by Third Eye Blind… in fact i’m sure it is… i just checked my old CD’s.
Still.. great list and MAD LURVE for Mazzy Star! and Jason Mraz & Blink 182…. San Diego Musicians Rawk!

TitsMcGhee's avatar

@Dr_C: Ah, shit, you’re right. I knew it was one of those late nineties pop rock guys with numbers in their name.

flameboi's avatar

@TitsMcGhee
It’s a middle school dance, they are going to think R.E.M. is a the rival of M&M’s! I got 90% of those songs in my ipod, i guess for middle school you should look for something more mmm… more disney! like hannah montana and stuff… with that playlist, we are inducing the poor kids to under age drinking lol

TitsMcGhee's avatar

@flameboi: I think Hannah Montana is a for an age group a bit younger than middle schoolers… the 6–12 crowd is more like it.

Crusader's avatar

Slow songs for middle-school? What is next? Condoms for elementary schools?

Instead, for grades 6–8 how about uniforms for all, and ice cream socials? America is going down the wrong hyper-sexualized
oblivious path…

saranwrapper's avatar

Middle School dances make me think of K-Ci and JoJo

SuperMouse's avatar

When I was in middle school the slow dances were to Beth by Kiss, Babe by Styx, and Slow Dancing by Johnny Rivers. Wait, did I just date myself?

ubersiren's avatar

@SuperMouse : Awwww, I LOVE Beth!

@Crusader : I know! Before you know it, they’re going to be fornicating in the parking lot and reading issues of Cosmo in English!

Supacase's avatar

Tearsdrops on My Guitar by Taylor Swift. I have heard it on both country and pop stations.

Home by Daughtry

essieness's avatar

End of the Road by Boyz II Men.

Oh wait, you mean middle school now… nevermind.

rpeteg's avatar

Colour My World – Chicago

RawrStarr's avatar

Fall for you by secondehand serenade it was me and my bffs first dance song

baby25ily's avatar

well i know this is way past this date but i know some of the slow dance songs they play at our middle school dances..

Irreplaceable- beyone
love story- taylor swift
with you- chris brown

all the songs along those lines.. they do play songs from disney like hannah montana but most of them are bands like paramore, boys like girls, and all that stuff! hope i helped for anything that can happen in the future!! (:

Lilsmudge's avatar

huckleberry-toby keith im thirteen that one is pretty popular so it strawberry wine by denana carter

Jbgdej's avatar

Drops of Jupiter
Rocket man
Stairway to heaven

Mid_skewl_rocks's avatar

I totally agree with fallfor you by second hand serenade and I’ll be by Edwin McCain also Chris brown with you but also some good songs are I’m yours by Jason mraz and any slower solja boy like kiss me through the phone and Taylor swift but heck no on Hannah Montana I also have to say even though I love his music don’t play Justin bieber but also u could play any rascal flatts but watch which song u pick because about 75% of there songs are about breakups but all of these songs and artist work for a middle school demographic trust me I’m a 13 year old 8th grader… But like I said watch some of the songs because most middle schoolers get their songs in a relationships by there first slow dance with that special guy… Hope. That helps

marmar789's avatar

Alrighty… I had a middle school dance last night and two of the song’s that I remember the DJ’s playing were…

Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing (by Aerosmith)
When A Man Loves A Woman (by Percy Sledge)

And, YES! I’m in Junior High and I even thought these were good songs! As did most of my friends! Hope I helped! :)

155469km's avatar

Okay, whoever is Crusader that was probably the dumbest answer i’ve ever seen on here. FYI lots of middle schools have slow dances. Should all kids be isolated? Thats how sexist people are influenced. Welcome to Earth “Crusader”!!

colsonstephen's avatar

At Junior High Dances I DJ To I Play Songs Such As

Aerosmith : I Dont Wanna Miss A Thing
Guns N Roses: November Rain
Hinder : Lips of An Angel
Metallica : Nothing Else Matters
Miley Cyrus : When I Look At You
Sarah McLachlan : I Well Remember You
Jordin Sparks : Battle Field
Hedley : Old School
Leona Lewis : I Well Be
Shinedown : Second Chance
State of Shock : Best Ive Ever Had
One Republic : Stop & Stare
Chris Daughtry : Home
Green Day : 21 Guns
Coldplay : Clocks
Theory Of A Deadman : Wait For Me
Nickelback : Never Gonna Be Alone

After A Slow Song I Usually Play

ACDC : Shook Me All Night Long
Bob Sinclair : Love Generation
Enur : Calabria 2007

loveintheair's avatar

We had our first 6th grade dance last friday and i think you should play
For slow songs: (this is what we had and we all lovd it)
Take a Bow – Rihanna (last though)
Forever Young- Jay Z
Impossible- Shontelle
Moment Like This- Kelly Clarkson
Jar of Hearts- Christina Perri
And for Up Beat songs:
Bass Down Low- Cataracs and Dev
Teach Me How To Dougie- California Swag
Like A G6 – Far East Movement
6 foot 7 foot- Lil’ Wayne
Blow- Ke$ha
E.T.- Katy Perry Feat. Kanye West
I Need A Doctor- Dr. Dre Feat. Eminem
Coming Home- Diddy- Dirty Money
Firework- Katy Perry
Baby- Justin Bieber ( to please and annoy some kids haha )
Forget you- Cee Lo Green
Black and Yellow- Wiz Khalifa

I am a current 6th grader…. I would trust me over all these old people

THANKS HOPE TO HEAR IF THIS HELPED!

breedmitch's avatar

Yeah. Screw all those old people. ~

TheWesternFlash's avatar

You should play:

God Blessed the Broken Road—Rascal Flatts
Feels Like Today—Rascal Flatts
The Chair—George Strait
I Just Wanna Dance With You—George Strait
The Truth—Jason Aldean
Tattoos on this Town—Jason Aldean
Hey there Delilah—Plain White T’s

twinArmageddons's avatar

We {Well, the 7th graders did. I’m a 6th for like 3 days} had a dance on Friday and my sister’s friend said that song from Twilight was really romantic.
I believe it’s Flightless Bird, American Mouth by Iron and Wine.
I’d dance to it, especially if it was a slow dance.

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