It’s Friday night. I’m thinking of school dances. The slow dance, to be exact. Conjures up images of two awkward teenagers clinging together and swaying to the music, doesn’t it?
Hearing certain songs can take me back to those school dances. I was not a slow song kind of girl; anything that smelled of sentimentality or sappiness was immediately suspect to me and turned off. However, these songs still permeated my life. I couldn’t ALWAYS avoid them, though I DID try. And I didn’t go to many school dances either!
So, here’s my list of some of the slow dance songs of my youth. I went to school in the early 80’s, so be warned.
Journey–Open Arms This song is a must for early 80’s slow dances!
REO Speedwagon–Keep On Loving You
Spandau Ballet–True (You might recognize this from the movie Sixteen Candles)
Air Supply–All Out of Love
Foreigner–Waiting for a Girl Like You
What about you? What slow songs do you remember from your school days?