Sugarland's recent hit 'Stuck Like Glue' has received top honors after a survey was conducted of 240 club owners, DJs and dance instructors, culminating in a list of the year's Top 10 most requested country dance-club songs. The poll is the seventh annual ranking of club hits, which can be a vital part of a new country artist's career.
"As country music continues to incorporate more and more of a pop element, the dance clubs can be a very important tool in breaking an artist," says Nashville-based Marco Club Connection's Venue Marketing Specialist Bobbe Morhiser. "[Laura Bell Bundy's] 'Giddy On Up' was huge in the dance clubs, and for a brand-new artist to place in Club Connection's Top 5 at the end of the year is very impressive."
'Stuck Like Glue,' which was a Top 5 hit for Sugarland last year, was a tune started by pop writers Shy Carter and Kevin Griffin. "We just started vibing out together," Carter tells Taste of Country. "Kevin and I started beating our hands against our guitars and we were making sounds with our mouth. When we had that funky groove, Kevin was like, 'We need to take this to Sugarland to finish!'"
With 'Stuck Like Glue' topping the list for 2010's top songs, it marks the first time a female singer has finished at No. 1. Previous year-end songs include Zac Brown Band's 'Toes' (2009), Alan Jackson's 'Good Time' (2008), Josh Turner's 'Firecracker' (2007), Steve Holy's 'Brand New Girlfriend' (2006), Trace Adkins' 'Honkytonk Badonkadonk' (2005) and Big and Rich's 'Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)' (2004).
Top 10 Country Dance Club Hits of 2010:
1. Sugarland, 'Stuck Like Glue'
2. Blake Shelton, 'All About Tonight'
3. Blake Shelton and Trace Adkins, 'Hillbilly Bone'
4. Lady Antebellum, 'Need You Now'
5. Laura Bell Bundy, 'Giddy on Up'
6. John Rich, 'Country Done Come to Town'
7. Easton Corbin, 'Roll With It'
8. Josh Turner, 'Why Don't We Just Dance'
9. Reba McEntire, 'Turn On The Radio'
10. Billy Currington, 'Pretty Good at Drinkin' Beer'