The Death of the Slow Dance

Julie Ballantyne Brown
4 min readSep 21, 2021

No more swaying to power ballads in the gym?

Photo by Allef Vinicius on Unsplash

Picture it: a sweaty high school cafeteria dance, circa 1992.

“Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)” by C+C Music Factory has just ended and the first strains of Bryan Adams’ “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You” start to swell. There were apparently a lot of parentheses in 90’s pop songs.

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Julie Ballantyne Brown

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