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Remembering Our School Dances And The Songs That Made Us Spin In Circles

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Grade school, and even to some extent high school dances had a tendency to get a little awkward at times. With boys and girls essentially standing on opposite ends of the room because they weren't sure how to approach the other side, it took a bit of work to get us dancing together.


Let's be real, few if any of us had any actual rhythm back then for dancing to faster paced songs, but we could all spin slowly in a circle. There were a number of songs from the 90s and early 2000s that really helped us get over our fear of the opposite sex, and we all know them, even if we don't remember who sang them or what the songs were called. Let's take a look at some of the songs from those days.

1. All My Life - K-Ci & JoJo

This is probably the one that comes to mind most often. When that soft and smooth piano melody would kick in, all of us would immediately start looking for a dance partner. A lot of us can even thank K-Ci & JoJo for helping us land our first kisses.

2. I'll Make Love To You - Boys II Men

While the sentiment of the song may have been a little innapropriate for our grade school dances, it was still a popular enough song that the DJs would get away with playing it for us. It was one of those moments that you tried to save for the girl or boy that you were "dating" (if awkward teenage romance can be called dating).  

3. Angel of Mine - Monica

Though most of those slow romantic songs of the time were sung by men, there were a few that when belted out by talented women also got the crowd slowly spinning on the spot. Monica's Angle of Mine was one such song. This usually ended up being a lady's choice song.

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