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25 Songs Surely Written For The Perfect Slow Dance

From the songwriter's heart, straight to the hardwood – these preciously paced classics of new and old make up a definitive set that keeps us wishing someone would extend their hand. #NowFeeling oh so swoony, thanks to Spotify.

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May we have this dance?

1. "Crimson and Clover" – Tommy James and the Shondells

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The chorus surely rings "over and over" for a reason – this one's been making romantic memories unforgettable since 1968.

3. "Have I Told You Lately" – Van Morrison

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Sure you've heard Rod Stewart's take in your favorite dentist's office or grandma's house, but no one can deny the original stylings of Van Morrison tumbling through his thankfulness for a heart of gladness and erasure of sadness.

4. "All My Life" – K-Ci & JoJo

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All your life... you were waiting for that tall blonde with the bowl cut to sweep you away for a few minutes with these immortal one-hit wonders around 7th grade or so.

6. "When a Man Loves a Woman" – Percy Sledge

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Michael Bolton couldn't hold a candle to the belting passion of Percy Sledge, who original posited this beautiful premise in 1966.

7. "Wild Horses" – The Rolling Stones

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It sure sounds sweet when Mick Jagger is singing to you, especially when saying nothing could take him away...

8. "Right Here Waiting" – Richard Marx

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Wherever you go, whatever you do, at least one person – Richard Marx – will certainly be right there waiting for you.

9. "One Sweet Day" – Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men

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Sorry I never told you you'd never be able to hear this song again without welling up at least a FEW tears...

10. "Wonderful Tonight" – Eric Clapton

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The song you wish your parents would've turned off after too many spins, but deep down know your kids will feel the same way when you subject them to the same romance in smoldering blues.

11. "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" – Aerosmith

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So powerful and heartfelt, it'll endure an armageddon before it goes away anytime soon.

13. "Amazed" – Lonestar

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Sometimes being under a microscope — one you may not even know about — can yield really beautiful results. Every little thing that you do...

15. "Kiss from a Rose" – Seal

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Intense romance in a world of mystery and darkness, eclipsed only by the coinciding legend of its lead singer singing along to it in silk pajamas in the pouring rain.

16. "Truly Madly Deeply" – Savage Garden

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Love so strong it rings from the tops of mountains to the bottom of the seas – but not enough to keep the members of Savage Garden together, who have apparently not spoken since their breakup in 2001.

17. "I'll Be" – Edwin McCain

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I'll be... shocked if you don't immediately transform into a primetime teen soap character waiting for the love of their life to sweep them away as soon as this comes through the stereo.

18. "End of the Road" – Boyz II Men

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How can you walk away when the singing stops and a plea in baritone spoken word starts? Get BACK on the road and keep going!

22. "Maybe I'm Amazed" – Paul McCartney

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Baby I'm amazed that Paul McCartney could be so vulnerable that no other man's lyrical confession could likely come close. Leave it to a Beatle.

23. "I Will Always Love You" – Whitney Houston

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Bless Whitney Houston for skyrocketing Dolly Parton's initial take into the romantic stratosphere.

24. "All or Nothing" – O-Town

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Of all the boy bands in our youth, somehow the one with the shortest and strangest lifespan gave us arguably the single most timeless and memorable song from the era. All or nothing, indeed.

25. "Can't Help Falling in Love" – Elvis Presley

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Even now, your love is going to leave you for Elvis' ghost singing those lyrics with that undeniable croon. Just face it.

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