Slow Dance

Album: Once Again (2006)
Play Video

Songfacts®:

  • This song is about a guy who just wants to stop thinking about the problems that he and his girl are having and the problems with this world that we live in, and to turn off the TV and just slow dance. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Nikki - Chicago, IL
  • Some Jimi Hendrix guitar licks show up on this track via a sample of the 1966 song "(My Girl) She's a Fox," which Hendrix recorded as a session player with a group called The Icemen. That song, written by Richard and Robert Poindexter (composers of the soul classic "Thin Line Between Love & Hate"), was also sampled by Amy Winehouse on her 2006 track "He Can Only Hold Her."
  • Legend gets a retro vibe going in this song, where he asks his girl to turn off the TV and listen to some "old school radio" for their slow dance. He keeps the argot old-school as well, referring to his girl as his "old lady."

Comments: 5

  • Goddyss from Detroit, MiSong uses the same samples that Amy Winehouse uses for " He Can Only Hold Her"
  • Nikki from Chicago, IlYeah Lori, I was there, that was at Madison Square Garden, I was cheering you on when you took his shirt off (lol). I met you in Philly a few months later at the Kings & Queens Bash, do you remember? Back to this song, this is the single of John Legend's "Live From Philadelphia" that was release exclusively at Target stores on January 15, 2008.
  • Sheila from Macon, GaLove It! Saw him on Ellen performing this song!
  • Lori from Brooklyn, NyYup, Nikki is right! I was the first one on stage in New York! It's well worth it!
  • Nikki from Chicago, IlWhen John Legend performs this song in concert, he picks a girl from the audience,pulls her on stage with him and they slow dance. It's a great highlight during his shows.
see more comments

Editor's Picks

Chris Squire of Yes

Chris Squire of YesSongwriter Interviews

One of the most dynamic bass player/songwriters of his time, Chris is the only member of Yes who has been with the band since they formed in 1968.

Who Did It First?

Who Did It First?Music Quiz

Do you know who recorded the original versions of these ten hit songs?

Jon Oliva of Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Jon Oliva of Trans-Siberian OrchestraSongwriter Interviews

Writing great prog metal isn't easy, especially when it's for 60 musicians.

Ian Anderson: "The delight in making music is that you don't have a formula"

Ian Anderson: "The delight in making music is that you don't have a formula"Songwriter Interviews

Ian talks about his 3 or 4 blatant attempts to write a pop song, and also the ones he most connected with, including "Locomotive Breath."

Glen Burtnik

Glen BurtnikSongwriter Interviews

On Glen's résumé: hit songwriter, Facebook dominator, and member of Styx.

Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath, Heaven And Hell

Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath, Heaven And HellSongwriter Interviews

Guitarist Tony Iommi on the "Iron Man" riff, the definitive Black Sabbath song, and how Ozzy and Dio compared as songwriters.