If you're planning a night of romance for you and your man--dinner by candlelight, stargazing, the works--get the mood going by ending your date with a slow dance! These tried and tested love songs have been keeping the fire burning for many a couple over the years. Scroll through the pages below, and give each song a listen to find out which of these sweet melodies would make the perfect background for your slow dance.
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1. "AT LAST" by Etta James (1961)
Heartmelting lines: "When you smile, you smile / Oh, and then the spell was cast / And here we are in heaven / For you are mine at last"
If you think finding your man is the best thing that ever happened to you, the two of you will surely feel the love as you slow dance to this song. The lyrics talk about finally finding the person you're meant for.
2. "SONGBIRD" BY Eva Cassidy (1998)
Heartmelting Lines: "The songbirds keep singing / Like they know the score
And I love you, I love you, I love you / Like never before"
Originally sung by Fleetwood Mac, Eva's version became widely popular after it appeared in the movie Love Actually. A lot can be said with just a simple "I love you," and this song's simple yet touching lyrics will surely make you and your man feel warm and fuzzy.
3. "SO CLOSE" by Jon McLaughlin (2007)
Heartmelting lines: "So close to reaching that famous happy ending /Almost believing this one's not pretend / And now you're beside me and look how far we've come"
If it made Robert and Giselle in Enchanted realize just how much they loved each other, it will work for you and your man too! The lyrics talk about holding on to love that's almost but not quite within arm's reach.
4. "WHEN YOU KNOW" by Shawn Colvin (2001)
Heartmelting Lines: "When you know that you know who you love, you can't deny it / Or go back, or give up, or pretend that you don't buy it"
You might have heard Shawn's "When You Know" when you watched the kilig-inducing movie Serendipity. If you feel like you and your man are destined to be together, this could be the perfect song for you.
5. "THE LOOK OF LOVE" by Diana Krall (2001)
Heartmelting lines: "I can hardly wait to hold you / Feel my arms around you / How long I have waited / Waited just to love you"
Turn up the heat and gaze deeply into your man's eyes as you dance along to this jazzy melody, which talks about the power of a look and the excitement of meeting your true love.
6. "IN MY LIFE" by The Beatles (1965)
Heartmelting lines: "Though I know I'll never lose affection / For people and things that went before / I know I'll often stop and think about them / In my life I love you more"
A list of songs to slow dance to won't be complete without an offering from The Beatles. In this charming song's lyrics, a person talks fondly about the people and places he's loved before--and how much his love for them pales in comparison to his love for his partner!
7. "CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE" by Elvis Presley (1961)
Heartmelting lines: "Like a river flows surely to the sea / Darling so it goes / Some things are meant to be / Take my hand, take my whole life too / For I can't help falling in love with you"
Here's another classic that will make you and your man feel the love on your date! The King of Rock shows his softer side and croons about the inevitability of falling in love in this sweet song. Just make sure not to get too preoccupied listening to Elvis's hypnotizing voice as you dance!
8. "CRAZY FOR YOU" by Madonna (1985)
Heartmelting lines: "I'm crazy for you / Touch me once and you'll know it's true / I never wanted anyone like this / It's all brand new, you'll feel it in my kiss"
If you're planning to seduce your hubby for the night, you can get him in the mood by slow dancing to this sizzling song! For a male's take on the song, you can also check out Spongecola's version here.
9. "UNCHAINED MELODY" by The Righteous Brothers (1965)
Heartmelting lines: "Oh, my love, my darling / I've hungered for your touch / A long, lonely time"
This song shot to popularity after it was used in the heartwrenching movie Ghost, which tells the story of a man who returns as a spirit to save his loved one. You can make your slow dance with your man extra poignant by choosing this song!
10. "ONLY YOU" by The Platters (1955)
Heartmelting lines: "Only you can make this world seem right / Only you can make the darkness bright / Only you and you alone can thrill me like you do / And fill my heart with love for only you"
Here's another classic that will have you and your man walking down memory lane and reminiscing about your most romantic moments together!
For more romantic playlists, check these out on FN:
- 15 Love Songs to Put You in the Mood
- Post-V-Day playlist: Songs for the bitter
- V-Day playlist: Songs for the lovebirds
(Screencap from Enchanted courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures)