Checkout the below listed latest top 10 best Songs For Western Dance in 2017, Western dance music is also known as Country dance music which has become a favorite pastime for many country music fans. From country-inspired nightclubs like Billy Bob’s and Gilley’s to community centers and dance halls, it’s clear that people of all ages love Western dance songs.
Western dance music tells a story. It draws a line. It has a twang you can feel down to the soles of your feet. Some get mad, some get weepy, and some just get you down the road. Western couple dancing is a form of social dance. Many different dances are done to country-western music. These dances include: Two Step, Waltz, Cowboy or Traveling Cha Cha, Polka, Ten Step, Schottische, and other Western promenade dances, East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, and Nightclub Two Step. The Two Step and various Western promenade or pattern couples dances are unique to country western dancing.
Here we present the list of top 10 best Songs For Western Dance in 2017.
10. Footloose – Blake Shelton
Blake Shelton is a big name in the country music scene. With a unique voice full of twang and impressive guitar skills, he is a force to reckon with. Shelton has a lot of great songs but none come close to Footloose.
Blake revived this 1984 Kenny Loggins classic for the 2011 remake of the movie, Footloose, starring Julianne Hough. The song instantly fills the floor and makes you want to dance donning on a cowboy hat and boots in a local bar.
9. Old Hippie – Bellamy Brothers
These irresistibly slick opportunists always had a keen eye for cultural shifts. From songs like If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body Would You Hold It against Me did their fair share of entertaining us since the 70’s. Old Hippie is the Brothers’ shrewd take on how onetime counterculture rebels, alienated by disco and new wave, turned to country music with an age-worn weariness. These old slacker still jam to today and we still love and dance to their music
8. Country Girl (Shake It for Me) – Luke Bryan
It is said that Luke Bryan and his friend Dallas Davidson wrote this song after a conversation about how the country music genre needed more songs about country girls shaking it a little bit. And boy did girls shake it. This is one fun song to dance to. After an encouraging response from fans when playing it live, Capitol Records and Bryan released the song as a single in 2011. Country Girl (Shake It for Me) still gets a lot of airplay and is still a favourite and a common song on night club playlists. We love this song and we strongly feel it deserves a place on this list.
7. Get into Reggae Cowboy – The Bellamy Brothers
In 1982, the Bellamy Brothers released, Get into Reggae Cowboy, during a time when country music was quite conservative. This reggae-infused single got people talking and most importantly, dancing .it peaked at number 21 on the charts. With a unique sound and melody, this song was irresistible. The song got a second chance when the Bellamy Brothers re-released dance oriented versions a second time in the early 90’s, cementing it as a dance song from the 80’s. Since then, the song has become a classic on the line dance floor alongside other Bellamy Brothers favorites.
6. Dizzy – Scooter Lee
Believe it or not, western dance is popular all over the world. Scooter Lee took advantage of a vacuum and tapped into this market by recording albums tailor-made for western line dancers specifically. Dizzy is a remake of a Tommy Roe classic and has become an international dance hit. We can assure you that that you will hear this song in any country line dance club from Canada to Australia and beyond.
5. Boot Scootin’ Boogie – Brooks and Dunn
Asleep at the Wheel originally recorded this Ronnie Dunn track, but it was Brooks and Dunn who took it to the top of the charts in 1992 for four weeks. With lyrics like “heel-toe-dosey-doe / Come on baby, let’s go boot scootin’, this song has become an anthem for the country western dance community.
4. Any Man of Mine – Shania Twain
This song was made to be danced to with clapping and stamping of feet. It’s clearly a dance song especially line dancing. Get your friend and move to this beat. With easy and fast to learn steps, even the most stiff person in the club could still groove .It’s still as popular as when it was released. Shania Twain really rocked our world during her hey days and her songs still keep us moving today. Explore her music and you won’t be disappointed.
3. Indian Outlaw – Tim McGraw
Tim McGraw released a lot of great music in the 80’s and early 90’s. Indian Outlaw is one such song. Still a huge hit in dancehalls today, Indian Outlaw, has been a line dancing favorite since its release over 20 years ago. Billboard called it either the catchiest song ever written or the stupidest; Indian Outlaw is a lot of fun to dance along with and deserves a spot on this list.
2. Achy Breaky Heart – Billy Ray Cyrus
Achy Breaky Heart has been translated into over 100 languages. If that number doesn’t speak for itself, then we don’t know what will. Billy made us dance with this song which we can say is a classic country dance song. The mere fact that this song is available in over 100 versions, then we don’t doubt it was and still is a hit worthy listening to if you don’t already know it. You will love it.
1. Good Time – Alan Jackson
In 2008, just when many people thought that the country dance craze had fizzled out, Alan Jackson got everyone lined up for a music video that featured the world’s longest line dance. The publicity from the video reminded everyone that they could still have a good time on the dance floor. The song, which referenced popular party hits from Hank Williams Jr. and Brooks and Dunn, shot to No. 1 on the Billboard charts.
This list is just the starting point of this great genre whose music has meaning and is a pure joy to listen and dance to. Go on and explore this kind of music and discover for yourself how great these songs are.
Which are your favourite Western dance songs? We would love to hear from you in the comments section.