When it comes to slow dancing, there’s nothing quite like finding the perfect song to set the mood. Whether you’re looking for something romantic or sensual, we’ve got you covered with 20 good songs to slow dance to. So grab your partner and get ready to sway the night away!
- 1. “The Way You Look Tonight” by Fred Astaire
- 2. “At Last” by Etta James
- 3. “Unchained Melody” by The Righteous Brothers
- 4. “My Cherie Amour” by Stevie Wonder
- 5. “When a Man Loves a Woman” by Percy Sledge
- 6. “Walking in the Rain” by The Ronettes
- 7. “Tennessee Whiskey” by Chris Stapleton
- 8. “Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Elvis Presley
- 9. “Speechless” by Dan + Shay
- 10. “Truly Madly Deeply” by Savage Garden
- 11. “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran
- 12. “Your Song” by Elton John
- 13. “Wonderful Tonight” by Eric Clapton
- 14. “Thank God I Found You” by Mariah Carey
- 15. “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” by Marvin Gaye
- 16. “Lover” by Taylor Swift
- 17. “When I Fall in Love” by Nat King Cole
- 18. “Everything” by Michael Buble
- 19. “Come Away With Me” by Norah Jones
- 20. “I Do (Cherish You)” by 98 Degrees
- Final Thoughts
1. “The Way You Look Tonight” by Fred Astaire
You still probably hear this jazz standard at weddings all the time, and for good reason. It’s the perfect blend of sweet and sentimental, with just a touch of old-school charm.
This track has been covered by everyone from Michael Bublé to Rod Stewart, but we think the original will always be the best.
2. “At Last” by Etta James
This classic soul tune is guaranteed to get you feeling all the feels. It’s no wonder this song has been used in countless movies and TV shows over the years.
From the moment Etta James starts singing, you can’t help but be drawn in by her incredible voice. It was released in 1960, but it still sounds just as fresh and relevant today.
3. “Unchained Melody” by The Righteous Brothers
This track may or may have not been popularized by the film Ghost (we’re still not over that scene), but regardless, it’s a timeless love song.
The Righteous Brothers version is the most well-known, but it’s also been covered by everyone from Kenny Rogers to Cyndi Laupers. Swaying back and forth to this one with your loved one will make you feel like you’re in a scene from a movie.
4. “My Cherie Amour” by Stevie Wonder
What better way to show your affection than with a love song sung by the one and only Stevie Wonder? This track is playful and fun, but it also has a touching message at its core. Slow dancing to this tune will be the highlight of your night.
5. “When a Man Loves a Woman” by Percy Sledge
This soulful ballad is one of the most classic love songs of all time. Percy Sledge’s performance is nothing short of heart-wrenching, and it’s impossible not to get swept up in the emotion of the track.
If you’re looking for a song that will truly make you feel the love, this is worth listening–or should we say, slow dancing–to.
6. “Walking in the Rain” by The Ronettes
When your slow dance playlist needs a little injection of fun, look no further than this catchy classic by The Ronettes.
It’s the perfect song to get you moving and grooving, all while staying close to your partner. Plus, who doesn’t love a good rain-soaked slow dance? You can stream this track on all music platforms out there.
7. “Tennessee Whiskey” by Chris Stapleton
This modern country ballad has quickly become a fan-favorite, and it’s easy to see why. Chris Stapleton’s smooth vocals are the perfect backdrop for a slow dance, and the lyrics are sure to resonate with anyone who’s madly in love. You can find this tune on Stapleton’s 2015 album, Traveller.
8. “Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Elvis Presley
Oh, Elvis. Is there anything this man can’t do? This timeless track has been covered by everyone from Andrea Bocelli to Zayn Malik, but we still think the King does it best. It’s romantic, dreamy, and completely unforgettable, which makes it a wedding staple for a reason.
9. “Speechless” by Dan + Shay
Dan + Shay are master storytellers, and this track is living proof. It’s the perfect song for a bride and groom to slow dance to, as the lyrics perfectly capture the feeling of being head-over-heels in love. You can find it on the duo’s self-titled album, which was released in 2018.
10. “Truly Madly Deeply” by Savage Garden
This ’90s hit still holds up today, and we think it makes for the perfect slow dance song. It’s a combination of sweet, sexy, and everything in between. Spice up your next slow dance by adding this track to your playlist. It was released in 1997 as part of their self-titled album.
11. “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran
There’s nothing quite like a good Ed Sheeran ballad, and this track is one of our favorites. From its sweet lyrics to its smooth melody, “Thinking Out Loud” will definitely get you in the mood for a slow dance. Unlock a core memory with your special someone by adding this track to your playlist.
12. “Your Song” by Elton John
Being serenaded by Elton John is a feeling like no other, and this track will definitely make you feel the love.
It’s one of the ultimate slow dance songs, and it’s sure to get you swept off your feet. You can find other versions to this song from the likes of Billy Paul and Lady Gaga, but we think the original is still the best.
13. “Wonderful Tonight” by Eric Clapton
This track may have been released many decades ago, but it still tug at our heartstrings every single time we hear it.
Eric Clapton’s voice is so smooth and calming, and it’s a must-have for any slow dance or date night playlist. Clapton released this track in 1977 as part of his album, Slowhand.
14. “Thank God I Found You” by Mariah Carey
This beautiful ballad from the Queen of Christmas is perfect for a slow dance, thanks to its sweet lyrics and soulful melody. Mariah Carey released this track in 1999 as part of her album, Rainbow. Mariah sure knows how to write a love song, and this one is no exception.
15. “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” by Marvin Gaye
Marvin Gaye’s velvety voice is the perfect soundtrack to a slow dance. His hit track “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” is a love song for the ages, and it’s sure to get you feeling all the feels. You can find this Motown classic on Gaye’s 1965 album of the same name.
16. “Lover” by Taylor Swift
To be slow-danced to by the one you love is a feeling like no other, and with a Taylor Swift song? That’s a dream come true. The singer-songwriter released this track in 2019 as part of her album, Lover. The lyrics are just so darn beautiful, and we can’t get enough of this track.
17. “When I Fall in Love” by Nat King Cole
This classic love song from the ’50s is the perfect track for a slow dance. It’s romantic, dreamy, and completely unforgettable.
Nat King Cole originally released this track in 1952, and it has been covered by many artists since then. There’s just something about Cole’s voice that makes this song so special and timeless.
18. “Everything” by Michael Buble
If you’re looking for that one track to sweep you off your feet, look no further than Michael Buble’s “Everything.” This love song is sure to make your heart flutter, and we can’t get enough of its sweet lyrics. Buble released this track in 2007 as part of his album, Call Me Irresponsible.
19. “Come Away With Me” by Norah Jones
This dreamy track from Norah Jones is gentle, romantic, and completely unforgettable. You will feel like you’re floating on air when you dance along to this track with your special someone. Jones released this track in 2002 as part of her debut album of the same name.
20. “I Do (Cherish You)” by 98 Degrees
Of course, this list wouldn’t be complete without a little bit of ’90s boy band nostalgia. “I Do (Cherish You)” by 98 Degrees is the perfect choice for couples who want to share a slow dance together while reminiscing about simpler times.
The lyrics are incredibly romantic, and the slow melody is sure to get you both in the mood for a cozy night together.
These are just a few of the many wonderful songs that are perfect for slow dancing. Whether you’re looking for something classic, modern, or just plain cheesy, there’s sure to be a tune on this list that fits your taste. So put on your dancing shoes and get ready for a night of romance!