33 Songs You Awkwardly Slow-Danced To In Middle School

🎶 Let me love you 🎶

Beauty queen of only 18, let's take a journey back to a much simpler time. Girls are wearing dresses with too many sequins, and boys nervously tug at their clip-on ties. They stand on opposite sides of the gym while parent chaperones look uncomfortable in the corner. A disco ball may or may not be present.

This is a middle school dance, and even though nobody's really dancing, that'll change once the teacher DJ turns on a slow song. When this happens, everyone finds the boyfriend or girlfriend they've been dating for approximately 48 hours. Then, making sure there's a full arm's length between their bodies at all times, they rhythmically sway back and forth in the same spot on the foul line dance floor. Here's what's playing in the background.

  1. Mario, "Let Me Love You"
  2. Howie Day, "Collide"
  3. Mario Vasquez, "Gallery"
  4. KC & JoJo, "All My Life"
  5. Maroon 5, "She Will Be Loved"
  6. The Goo Goo Dolls, "Iris"
  7. Christina Aguilera, "Beautiful"
  8. Usher feat. Alicia Keys, "My Boo"
  9. Dave Matthews Band, "Crash Into Me"
  10. Mariah Carey, "We Belong Together"
  11. The Beatles, "Hey Jude"
  12. Akon, "Lonely"
  13. Snow Patrol, "Chasing Cars"
  14. Avril Lavigne, "I'm with You"
  15. Savage Garden, "Truly Madly Deeply"
  16. The Pussycat Dolls, "Stickwitu"
  17. All-4-One, "I Swear"
  18. Ryan Cabrera, "True"
  19. Nelly feat. Tim McGraw, "Over and Over"
  20. Kelly Clarkson, "Because of You"
  21. Green Day, "Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)"
  22. DJ Sammy feat. Do, "Heaven" (Candlelight remix)
  23. Aerosmith, "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing"
  24. Dashboard Confessional, "Hands Down"
  25. Ne-Yo, "So Sick"
  26. Seal, "Kiss From A Rose"
  27. No Doubt feat. Lady Saw, "Underneath It All"
  28. The Black Eyed Peas, "Where Is The Love?"
  29. Frankie J feat. Baby Bash, "Obsesion (No Es Amor)"
  30. Sixpence None The Richer, "Kiss Me"
  31. James Blunt, "You're Beautiful"
  32. Jason Mraz feat. Colbie Caillat, "Lucky"
  33. Elliot Yamin, "Wait for You"