There is a graceful art to a slow dance that is usually reduced to couples embracing and slowly rocking back and forth on the dance floor. If dance is a pure form of emotional expression, you are bound to embarrass your spouse with such lazy dance moves. You’ve got to check your posture, and leave enough room to look into each other’s eyes!
Fear not, for there’s still a full day to practice before Valentine’s Day. To help loosen your feet we’ve put together a list of the 7 best songs for slow dancing with your special someone. And remember, stay on the balls of your feet.
What Am I Living For – Ray Charles
What am I living for if not for you? Nobody else will do.
Ray Charles puts his own mark on a classic tune. The lyrics may be simple, but it’s a simple idea.
Sara Smile – Hall and Oats
When you feel cold, I’ll warm you and when you feel you can’t go on, I’ll come and hold you
Hall and Oats’ timeless love tune with an incredible vocal performance that exhibits the best of blue-eyed soul. Could you imagine having such a beautiful song written for you?
Unchained Melody – Righteous Brothers
Oh my love, my darling, I hunger for your touch.
The image that comes to mind will always be Patrick Swayze at the pottery wheel with Demi Moore, but the song is simply gorgeous.
Have I Told You Lately That I Love You – Van Morrison
Take away my sadness, fill my life with gladness. Ease my troubles, that’s what you do.
There’s something about this song that has always left me with the image of staying in bed on a rainy day. It is filled with lovely sentiment, we should more often tell those that we love how we feel.
Can’t Help Falling in Love – Elvis Presley
Take my hand, take my whole life too. For I can’t help falling in love with you.
Perhaps the most overplayed song on this list, but that by no means excludes it from being a brilliant love song. From ending credits to first dances at weddings, this song is the perfect cap on a romantic moment.
When a Man Loves a Woman – Percy Sledge
When a man loves a woman, can’t keep his mind on nothing else
Since 1966 Percy has been telling the truth about how a man is when he is in love. His wailing tune is still as relevant 51 years later.
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars. Place your head on my beating heart.
The newest song on the list. There is a reason that Sheeran won Best Solo Pop Performance with this hit. The arrangement is intimate, the lyrics clever, and his vocal is incredibly impressive.