Wednesday, January 11, 2012

From the archives: Distinguished Middle School Dance Songs

Last week, while I was doing a little grocery shopping, I picked up on Chris De Burgh’s “Lady in Red” playing in the background. I grinned with amusement as it took me back to those semi-awkward, fully sober, Middle School dance days. I began to think of some of the prime slow dance songs from back in the day and recalled a few good ones:

Chris De Burgh - Lady In Red: The inspiration for this post. Not a nice guy - check out "personal life" on his Wikipedia page. What a dick.
Boys II Men - Bended Knee: Pretty much the gold standard for slow jams at the time. Now usually heard at the NH State Liquor Store.
Richard Marx - Endless Summer Nights: More of a feel good 80s song but I bet this was played at least once at a dance.
Bon Jovi - Always: This song wins the Cal Ripken award. Played at every single dance.
Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven: No comment necessary other than your night is over after this.

Any others? Let us know...


  1. I love it, Snipes!

    How about adding K-Ci & JoJo's "All My Life" and
    Mariah Carey's "Hero"

  2. If we want to categorize apart from slow dance tunes, I want to add "The Electric Slide". Not sure about everyone else, but this track was huge in Jersey.

  3. Oasis - Champagne Supernova or Wonderwall
    Live - Lightening Crashes (off of "Throwing Coppoer" which is a sweet name for an album)
    Any Beastie Boys song - generally inciting by a mosh-pit of sweaty pubescent boys