Top 10 Country Line Dance Songs
Country line dancing has become a favorite pasttime 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 country line dance songs! Many credit Billy Ray Cyrus’ ‘Achy Breaky Heart’ for launching the line dance craze in the early ‘90s, and even though his novelty hit didn’t seem to stick around, he inspired several artists to record ‘danceable’ country hits.
From ‘Boot Scootin’ Boogie’ to ‘Honky Tonk Badonkadonk,’ there are several different line dances that are choreographed to any one song, and our focus is on the songs that fill up nightclub playlists and country radio dance events. One look at our list of the Top 10 Country Line Dance Songs, and we're sure we'll see you "cut footloose." Here we go, 5-6-7-8!
Blake Shelton revived this 1984 Kenny Loggins classic for the 2011 remake of the movie ‘Footloose,’ starring Julianne Hough. The song instantly fills the floor and is the most recently released song on our Top 10 Country Line Dance Songs list. Shelton’s ‘Hillbilly Bone’ with Trace Adkins and ‘All About Tonight’ are also dance floor favorites, but nothing quite beats a little 'Footloose.'
In 1994, this Tulsa, Okla. group featuring Casey Van Beek on vocals almost broke the Top 10 on Billboard’s country charts with ‘Baby Likes to Rock It.’ Penned by members Walt Richmond and Steve Ripley, the song is still a popular choice to get boots stomping on any floor. This is a ‘boogie woogie’ favorite that will pump any line dance party to the next level, and is a must on our list of the Top 10 Country Line Dance Songs, hands down.
Luke Bryan and his good 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.’ After a positive 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)' is not only a power hit on night club playlists -- you’ll also hear it blasting as a popular ringtone among redneck ladies.
In 2005, Trace Adkins encouraged women of all sizes to be proud of what they were shaking on the dance floor with ‘Honky Tonk Badonkadonk.’ Again co-written by Dallas Davidson, as well as Jamey Johnson and Randy Houser, the song is loved by both dancers and onlookers! The 'Celebrity Apprentice' contestant delivers a hot boot-steppin' tune that should never be left off of a list like this one.
As part of the Muzik Mafia movement in 2004, Big and Rich broke through the gate with ‘Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy).’ The song was an instant smash amongst the younger generation of country fans, who found themselves making up their own line dances to this hoppin' track. Big and Rich’s friend Gretchen Wilson also kicked out a line dancin’ party favorite around the same time with ‘Redneck Woman.’
In 1982, the Bellamy Brothers released ‘Get Into Reggae Cowboy.’ During a time when country radio was quite conservative, this reggae-infused single only peaked at No. 21. However, line dancers couldn’t resist the unique sound, and the song got a second chance when the Bellamy Brothers re-released dance oriented versions of their hits in the early ‘90s. Since then, the song has become a classic on the line dance floor alongside other Bellamy Brothers favorites like ‘Redneck Girl’ and ‘Dancin’ Cowboys.’
Believe it or not, country line dancing is popular all over the world! It didn’t take long for Atlanta, Ga.'s Scooter Lee to tap into that market by recording albums tailor-made for country line dancers specifically. ‘J’ai Du Boogie,’ ‘Honky Tonk Twist,’ and ‘Bossa Nova’ are some of the world’s most popular country dance songs to date, thanks to Lee, but ‘Dizzy' -- the countrified version of the Tommy Roe classic -- has become an international line dance sensation. We can guarantee that you will hear this song in any country line dance club from Canada to Australia -- and beyond.
After becoming a successful Texas night club singer, Tracy Byrd signed a deal with MCA records. In no time, he two-stepped up the charts with songs like ‘Holdin’ Heaven’ ‘The First Step’ and ‘Keeper Of the Stars.’ In 1994, he found a song that radio listeners and country dancers would both enjoy in ‘Watermelon Crawl.’ Then a Top 5 Billboard single, the song is still a hardwood hit that scoots onto our list of the Top 10 Country Line Dance Songs without a second glance.
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 line dance community. Coincidentally, the song came along at the same exact time that Billy Ray Cyrus’ ‘Achy Breaky Heart’ ignited the line dancing craze. However, unlike Cyrus’ novelty hit, the Brooks and Dunn single remained on radio station and night club playlists and is still there now.
In 2008, just when many people thought that the country line 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’ dancing in a line together. The song, which referenced popular party hits from Hank Williams Jr. and Brooks and Dunn, shot to No. 1 on the Billboard charts. This Alan Jackson concert favorite is No. 1 on our list of the Top 10 Country Line Dance Songs, and for good reason.