Best Country Songs About Dancing

If you’re a country fan who loves a good two-step, line dance, slow dance, or weekend boogie, here are the best country songs about dancing. This is going to be fun!

1. “The Git Up” by Blanco Brown

The Git Up by Blanco Brown

Song Year: 2019

“The Git Up” is a lively and infectious country, pop, and subtle hip-hop fusion that will have you grooving to its irresistible beat and Brown’s unique vocals.

This feel-good anthem is perfect for line dancing sessions or any occasion that calls for a high-energy “hoe down.”

2. “Boot Scootin’ Boogie” by Brooks & Dunn

Song Year: 1992

“Boot Scootin’ Boogie” is a timeless, nostalgic country hit that’s so fun to dance to. The lyrics talk about dancing, drinking, smoking, and more at the local honky tonk.

Every cowboy with a pickup truck that likes to party will love this song if they don’t already know it!

3. “I Love This Bar” by Toby Keith

Song Year: 2003

“I Love This Bar” is about a local, spirited, good ol’ dive bar and all the different kinds of people you might expect to see there.

It has an easygoing instrumental that’s ideal for simple moves and mentions dancing girls that you might see at this lovely bar.

4. “Country Girl (Shake It for Me)” by Luke Bryan

Song Year: 2011

“Country Girl,” otherwise called “Shake It For Me,” is a high-energy, vibrant, super catchy country party anthem that will get every country girl on the dance floor!

The upbeat yet folk-inspired country-pop sound is perfect for a lively summer BBQ or a country music festival. It’s hard not to shake it!

5. “I Hope You Dance” by Lee Ann Womack

Song Year: 2000

“I Hope You Dance” isn’t for the honky tonk, as it’s a slow-paced, heartfelt, and inspiring country ballad about embracing life’s opportunities and taking risks.

Dancing is all about having a sense of wonder and adventure, and Womack uses the idea of dancing as an inspirational metaphor, perfect for graduations or weddings.

6. “Footloose” by Blake Shelton

Song Year: 2011

Many people think of the iconic film when they hear the word “Footloose,” and Blake Shelton made a more modern and more country version of the film’s title track.

“Footloose” is the perfect song to play at a party when you want everyone to cut loose, get carried away, and have a grand old time!

7. “Heartache on the Dance Floor” by John Pardi

Song Year: 2016

“Heartache on the Dance Floor” by Pardy is a catchy and relatable country song that combines a longing crush with the solace of dancing.

In the song, Pardi sings about getting so wrapped up in his feelings at a dance bar that it almost feels like a heartache.

8. “I Don’t Dance” by Lee Brice

Song Year: 2014

Like “I Hope You Dance,” “I Don’t Dance” is another country song about dancing that’s not necessarily a dance track itself.

It’s about a person who isn’t a natural dancer but is willing to step out of his comfort zone and dance with the one he loves because of the deep affection they share.

9. “Heartache Medication” by John Pardi

Song Year: 2019

John Pardi actually has two songs about drinking and dancing to deal with love-related feelings, but “Heartache Medication” is about getting over an ex in particular.

Its passionate rhythm and understandable lyrics make it ideal for those particular nights when you want to dance away your troubles and sadness.

10. “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk” by Trace Adkins

Honky Tonk Badonkadonk by Trace Adkins

Song Year: 2005

“Honky Tonk Badonkadonk” brought the concept of shaking your booty in country music to life!

It’s a lively and cheeky (pun intended) tune that celebrates the flirtatious feelings in a honky-tonk bar and the beauty of a rhythmic behind.

11. “Why Don’t We Just Dance” by Josh Turner

Song Year: 2010

“Why Don’t We Just Dance” is a romantic, upbeat, and smooth country song about turning off the news, letting go of worries, and simply enjoying the moment with a loved one.

You can turn down the lights, push the couch away, and go crazy with your dance moves with your significant other to this charming song!

12. “Alcohol” Brad Paisley

Song Year: 2005

“Alcohol” is a Brad Paisley hit that’s inviting, smooth, and quite hilarious. This spirited country anthem cheekily highlights the role of alcohol in our lives, with the “narrator” of the song being alcohol itself.

In it, the “alcohol” narrator even admits that it can help white people feel comfortable dancing. 

13. “Mr. Lonely Line Dance” by Midland

Song Year: 2019

Midland’s “Mr. Lonely Line Dance” is a toe-tapping, hip-swinging country track that combines a riveting beat with a well-known line dancing routine.

As expected from the title, it’s an ideal song for line-dancing enthusiasts as well as people who’re just looking to have a fun time on a Saturday.

14. “Dance With the One That Brought You” by Shania Twain

Song Year: 1993

Shania Twain is arguably best known for her hit “Man! I Feel Like A Woman,” which is probably better to have a wild dance party than this “Dance With The One That Brought You.”

However, this song is more specifically related to dancing with the one that brought you out to dance. In other words, it’s a reminder to appreciate the person who’s committed to you and is showing you that they care.

15. “Down At The Twist & Shout” by Mary Chapin Carpenter

Song Year: 1991

This fiddle-friendly tune, “Down AT The Twist & Shout,” is about dancing all around the South and is full of charisma and positivity.

The infectious beat invites you to let loose on the dance floor, whether that’s at barn dances, BBQs, outdoor festivals, or any other carefree occasion.

16. “Dancin’ Away With My Heart” by Lady Antebellum

Song Year: 2012

“Dancing Away With My Heart” is a tender and heartfelt hit by Lady Antebellum that perfectly captures the emotions of falling in love on the dance floor.

It has gentle melodies and poignant lyrics perfect for cherishing a slow dance on a romantic evening.

17. “We Danced” by Brad Paisley.”

Song Year: 1999

Paisley is no stranger to country songs about dancing, and his nostalgic and heartfelt song “We Danced” is a testament to his versatility over the years.

It’s about the memorable moments we create when we share a dance with someone we love, making it ideal for weddings, anniversaries, and other intimate celebrations.

18. “The Dance” by Garth Brooks

Song Year: 1989

Another slow and timeless country ballad about dancing is “The Dance.”

This song is bittersweet, as Garth Brooks sings about the beautiful aspect of a slow dance but how sad it is to lose someone you love. This single dance also serves as a metaphor for life in general and how it’s better not to miss the dance and appreciate every moment. 

19. “Buy Me a Chance” by Randy Rogers Band

Song Year: 2008

“Buy Me a Chance” is a spirited song in which the narrator talks about seeing a woman he’s interested in and how she’s dancing with someone that she doesn’t seem interested in at all.

The narrator wants to change the song and get this girl to dance with him.

20. Every Little Honky Tonk Bar by George Strait

Every Little Honky Tonk Bar by George Strait

Song Year: 2019

George Strait is seen by many as the king of the country, and his versatile, relatable music, along with his smooth, dynamic voice, is key to his legacy.

In “Every Little Honky Tonk Bar,” he describes, well, every little honky tonk bar! It’s perfect for a night of bar-hopping, line dancing, and beer-sipping!

21. “We Danced Anyway” by Deana Carter

Song Year: 1996

“We Danced Anyway” is a defiant and empowering ballad about the power of true love and the willingness to dance through the ups and downs of a real relationship.

It’s a lovely, reflective song that makes you feel free, courageous, and accepting of all that life wants to give us – with the help of dancing, of course!

22. “Dancin’ In The Country” by Tyler Hubbard

Song Year: 2023

If you’re hoping to find an energetic country anthem for truly dancing your heart out, “Dancin’ In The Country” is the perfect hit.

It encourages you to put on your best Levi jeans and your flashiest cowboy or cowgirl boots and go dancing at a bar that stays open really late.

23. “Life’s a Dance” by John Michael Montgomery

Song Year: 1992

Like Garth Brooks’ “The Dance,” “Life’s a Dance” treats dancing as a metaphor for life because you can learn as you go, improvise, make mistakes, and get better as you continue doing it.

It’s a wonderful song when you need a pick-me-up and some humble reminders.

24. “Parking Lot Party” by Lee Brice

Song Year: 2013

“Parking Lot Party” by Lee Brice is an upbeat, exciting country hit that captures the energy and camaraderie of gathering in a parking lot for a groovy dance party, perhaps before a concert or game.

It’s one of the best songs for tailgates, outdoor concerts, or block parties with your favorite neighbors.

25. “You In a Honky Tonk” by Randall King

Song Year: 2023

Randall King’s “You In a Honky Tonk” is a classic-style, slower-paced country song that pays homage to the traditional honky-tonk scene while conveying the allure of a special someone.

It has smooth vocals, a traditional country sound, and charming lyrics that are perfect for dancing in a country bar with your love interest.

26. “Dance Her Home” by Cody Johnson

Song Year: 2014

“Dance Her Home” is a fun-loving song that tells the story of a man who desires to dance with a woman he has a crush on.

He wants to buy her a drink and get her to dance with him, perhaps even dance with her all the way home.

27. “Honky-Tonk Hardwood Floors” by Cody Johnson

Song Year: 2021

Another Cody Johnson tune about dancing is “Honky-Tonk Hardwood Floors,” which is even more lively and energetic than the aforementioned song.

Even if you’re not in the mood to dance, it’s hard not to get infatuated with this fun instrumental and even more appealing lyrics about drinking and dancing all night long.

28. “Two to Two Step” by Midland

Two to Two Step by Midland

Song Year: 2021

If you love a country-rock hit that you can dance to at the honky tonk, “Two to Two Step” by Midland is the perfect tune to learn a line dance for – especially with someone you’re interested in.

It takes two to two steps, and this song encourages listeners to find a line-dancing partner for the best night.

29. “When Cowboys Didn’t Dance” by Lonestar

Song Year: 1996

“When Cowboys Didn’t Dance” is a nostalgic, Old-Western tune that’s about reflecting on the changing times and fading traditions of the cowboy lifestyle.

If you’re not into dancing and miss the old wild west, this song’s for you.

30. “I Just Want to Dance With You” by George Strait

Song Year:1998

Another timeless country love song on this list is “I Just Want to Dance With You,” in which the narrator is conveying his love for a partner and how he simply wants to twirl his partner around the floor.

It’s a super sweet and romantic song that’s fantastic for an outdoor wedding ceremony or a special date night.

31. “We’re Gonna Dance” by Cody Jinks

Song Year: 2008

“We’re Gonna Dance” by Cody Jinks is an uplifting, positive country song about letting go of your worries and stressors, especially if your own stressors are starting to affect your loved one.

Sometimes all you need to do to make things right in your romantic relationship is to put everything aside, make time for each other, and dance – which could mean actually dancing or being intimate in other ways.

“We’re Gonna Dance” is the perfect way to start off your date night, especially if you and your partner have been particularly busy recently. 

32. “Heaven’s Jukebox” by Jaden Hamilton

Song Year: 2021

Jaden Hamilton’s “Heaven Jukebox” is a heartfelt country song that reflects on what heaven might be like when we pass.

Hamilton’s wish is that heaven has a jukebox and that that jukebox is filled with fun country songs that he and his loved ones can dance to for the rest of eternity. That’s how much he loves country tunes, cold beers, and the country bar environment.

33. “Boots” by Aaron Watson

Song Year: 2021

Aaron Watson kicks off “Boots” and compares himself to a buzzing neon sign and the moon that’s high up in the sky because of how amazing he feels when he’s on the dance floor.

He doesn’t need drugs to feel high; he just needs to dance with his partner to feel like he’s floating in the sky.

34. “Slow Country Dance” by Mary Chapin Carpenter

Song Year: 1989

We’ve featured Mary Chapin Carpenter’s lively dance song earlier in this article, but “Slow Country Dance” is just that.

It’s a slower, more tender song that’s ideal for having an intimate dance session with someone you love – or at least someone you can dance with for the moment.

This soothing song is ideal for swaying in your loved one’s arms, but it’s also a meaningful story about coming to terms with the reality of changing partners – both on the dance floor and in life.

35. “Hoedown Throwdown” by Miley Cyrus

Hoedown Throwdown by Miley Cyrus

Song Year: 2009

Miley Cyrus’ “Hoedown Throwdown” is a fun, country-hip-hop-pop fusion hit that has a lively, youthful spirit, which was ideal for The Hannah Montana Movie it was made for.

It was all about moving your feet, regardless of your age. Whether for barbecues, dance-offs, birthday parties, or any lively family event, this song is a comical and fun hit to boogie to!

Top Country Songs About Dancing, Final Thoughts

If you’re wondering what you might hear at the Honky Tonk, wanting to throw a country line dancing event, find the perfect country wedding song, or simply desiring a solo boogie in the comfort of your bedroom, the best country songs are sure to get you up and moving!

What are your favorite country songs about dancing? Let us know in the comments below!

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