A few weeks back wrote a post about the 15 greatest prom scenes in cinema history. Obviously, this got us thinking about our own prom…which never had a hope in hell of measuring up to these great movie moments. In fact, we spent most of the evening profusely apologizing to our date for our lack of dancing skills. The only time we could (sort of) redeem ourselves was when the DJ decided to take the energy down a bit and play us a slow song. Doing “The Worm” and “The Robot” was totally beyond us, but we could handle swaying a-rhythmically to Edwin McCain or Lifehouse. We may have looked dumb, but at least it gave us a socially acceptable excuse to get close to our dates.
We were eternally grateful for those rare moments where it looked like we knew what we were doing, before the DJ went back to playing “Gasolina,” and we went back to the punch bowl. So now we’d like to relive those awkward memories by counting down our favorite ’90s (and early 2000s) prom slow-jams!
“I Could Not Ask For More” by Edwin McCain
“These are the moments we’ll remember all our lives.” Is there a more perfect sentiment for prom? Well ok, maybe “Hey, this kinda sucks.”
“I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing” by Aerosmith
This one from the Armageddon soundtrack fills us with a warm glow because it was the go-to slow dance at our school. It was made only slightly creepy when you consider that the video (sort of) implies that Steven Tyler is singing it to his real-life daughter, Liv.