In the 1950s and 60s the last dance at record hops were usually a slow
dance. Whether it was the Flamingos crooning "Lovers Never Say Goodbye" or Jesse
Belvin lamenting "Good Night My Love", teenagers grabbed their special partner
and slowly circled the dance floor. Slow dancing was intimate, or as Dick Clark
characterized it, getting sexually aroused with no payoff." Despite the lights and
cameras and the fact that six million people were watching, the kids of American Bandstand
managed to enter the world of slow dancing.