Country music isn’t always the right choice for your dance party, especially with pop and hip hop dance tracks out there that come with their own dance moves. That being said, country music is still an awesome option for slow dancing, line dancing, or throwing down at a bonfire or tailgate.
In this article, we’ll go over 33 awesome country songs that are sure to get your boots scootin’.
1. Boot Scootin’ Boogie – Brooks & Dunn
Country music and line dancing are forever and ever—amen—intertwined. The style died in popularity for a while, but Brooks & Dunn brought it back stronger than ever in the 90s with the release of Boot Scootin’ Boogie. It breathed new life into line dancing and made number one on the country charts; you won’t find a better song to doe-si-doe to at any party.
2. I Like It, I Love It – Tim McGraw
I Like It, I Love It is one of country music’s best fast-paced party songs. Tim McGraw held the top spot on the country chart for five consecutive weeks with this single, and his infectious performances of it did nothing but enhance the party vibe of the track. For a while, it was even used on Monday Night Football and as a goal celebration song for the Nashville Predators.
3. Honky Tonk Badonkadonk – Trace Adkins
Shaking your ass is one of the most common themes of dance music, but country music isn’t always as bold about enjoying an impressive posterior as Trace Adkins was in Honky Tonk Badonkadonk. It made it to number two on the country charts and was a crossover hit, but the smooth beat is actually great for swinging your hips—just trust me.
4. 5-1-5-0 – Dierks Bentley
Dierks Bentley struck gold—literally earning a gold certification—with the song 5-1-5-0 in 2012. It’s got everything you want from a great dance track: an intro that immediately calls you to the floor, catchy lyrics, and fast-paced instrumentals to get you moving are all there. This makes it one of the better country songs to down some beers and dance to.
5. My Best Friend – Tim McGraw
Look, I can’t rightly make a list of country dance songs without including some slow-dancing love ballads in here, so I’ve sprinkled in a few for those of you looking who aren’t just wanting to party. My Best Friend is one of country music’s greatest love tracks, often played at weddings and anniversaries for couples to dance to or used in montages of relationships. Though he didn’t write the song, Tim McGraw has always dedicated every word to his wife Faith Hill, and it’s one of the most beautiful love tracks out there.
6. Save A Horse (Ride A Cowboy) – Big & Rich
The not-so-subtle chorus of this song made it one of country music’s most fun anthems for a while after its release. You get a bit of everything in it, with rap and country rock mixed together to create a track that’ll have you dancing and singing along whether you’re listening in the car or at the local country music dance club.
7. Parking Lot Party – Lee Brice
Ain’t no party like a parking lot party. Tailgating is a pure form of country music party and can be just as fun as going to an actual one. Heck, sometimes the tailgate party is better than whatever event you’re tailgating before. This is the perfect song for an outdoor party, whether it’s in the backyard or outside of a stadium.
8. Country Girl (Shake It For Me) – Luke Bryan
If ever you have wondered about my biases, fret not. I refuse to listen to Luke Bryan’s music on principle, however, that doesn’t mean his songs can’t be bangers at bonfires, tailgates, and redneck parties. Country Girl (Shake It For Me) was one of the first tracks since Honky Tonk Badonkadonk to be so open about wanting to see that girl shake it for you, and it’s sure to get them up and grooving at your next party.
9. Cruise – Florida Georgia Line
Florida Georgia Line has always had a bit of a pop-country style, and Cruise was one of the best examples of it. It was a record-breaking summertime song that was one of the most played tracks at parties and found new life after the group remixed the song alongside rapper Nelly.
10. Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
There’s one surefire way to get country music fans out of their chairs, and that’s with classic country songs. Sweet Home Alabama is one of them, and I promise you won’t regret turning it on.
11. This Kiss – Faith Hill
This Kiss from Faith Hill has always had an infectious melody, is easy to dance to, and charted extremely well as a crossover hit. It’s not a pure love song, but neither is it a pure dance track. Like country music, it toes the line and falls somewhere in between, giving your party guests a great upbeat country music song to listen to as they square dance around the dance floor.
12. Only Prettier – Miranda Lambert
There are a few Miranda Lambert songs that could make the list, but I chose Only Prettier simply for the flirtatious and sarcastic vibe that comes along with the track. Not only will your guests be dancing, but they’ll also be pointing and—hopefully, playfully—mocking each other as they make their way around the room.
13. H.O.L.Y. – Florida Georgia Line
H.O.L.Y. is an upbeat song you’d expect to see a bride walk down the aisle to. Grab your partner, head to the dance floor, and spin them around to this track while praising all of their amazing qualities.
14. Chicken Fried – Zac Brown Band
Not every dance song in country music has to be a two-step or fast. Chicken Fried is one of those all-encompassing tracks that bring people together, and it’s one of the best to get everyone singing, swaying, and throwing back cold ones around the fire.
15. Man! I Feel Like A Woman – Shania Twain
Shania Twain nailed dance song intros with the iconic “Let’s go girls” that opens this track. Not only was the track a worldwide hit, but it’s also an empowering track about how great it is to be a woman. And, realistically, it still feels good to sing along for those of us who aren’t women—leading to hilarious video parodies of this one.
16. Bless The Broken Road – Rascal Flatts
Rascal Flatts penned a beautiful love ballad about the struggles before finding the person you’re meant to be with. It’s perfect for a slow dance and can just generally get people off the sidelines.
17. Here For A Good Time – George Strait
Country legend George Strait surely had to make it onto this list. Here For A Good Time made it all the way to number two on the country charts and was his 84th Top 10 single.
18. From This Moment On – Shania Twain
You can’t go wrong with Shania Twain’s brand of country pop at a dance party. This love anthem is truly beautiful and brings the best out of her both as a singer and a songwriter.
19. Dixieland Delight – Alabama
Alabama should definitely be on here a lot. Stomping along to their songs and singing with everyone in the room is just a dang good time.
20. Here For The Party – Gretchen Wilson
Gretchen Wilson’s breakthrough hit is also one of country music’s best dance numbers. It’s all about having a good time and does wonders for those nervous dancers that hang around the edge of the dance floor.
21. Don’t You Wanna Stay – Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson
Don’t You Wanna Stay was one of the most beautiful duets in country music when it was released in 2010. A classic power ballad, it’s a wonderful option for a slow dance that doesn’t lack energy like some love songs.
22. Kick A Little – Little Texas
Kick A Little is just an uptempo-country song that’s perfect for bouncing around the dance floor and seeing who has the highest of high kicks at a party.
23. Achy Breaky Heart – Billy Ray Cyrus
Both the track and Billy Ray Cyrus might be subject to ridiculous amounts of memes today, but Achy Breaky Heart was an incredibly successful song with a catchy tune that dominated country music in the 90s. Alongside a few other chart-topping country tracks, it brought line dancing back from obscurity and helped start a nationwide craze with the dance.
24. All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight – Hank Williams Jr.
Hank Williams Jr. is widely known as a party animal and one of the kings of country parties. This song will not only get people out of their seats, but it’s a bonafide country classic that everyone will know and be able to sing along with.
25. Amazed – Lonestar
“Every little thing that you do, baby I’m amazed by you.” Amazed is a classic country love song and one of the best you can find for a slow dance by the headlights of your truck. Professing your undying love and adoration is also just incredibly sweet, making this track perfect for weddings, anniversaries, and sometimes, even date nights.
26. Alcohol – Brad Paisley
Country dance songs are usually almost as much about drinking as they are actually dancing. Alcohol by Brad Paisley even discusses how different kinds of drinks have different effects, including the confidence to bust out some dance moves. It ain’t a bad option to give the shier folks a bit of a push.
27. Chattahoochee – Alan Jackson
Sometimes, all it takes to make a good dance song is a fast tempo and some relatively catchy lyrics. Chattahoochee will have all of your guests up on their feet and feeling lit as they step and turn all over the floor.
28. Mountain Music – Alabama
Country music tracks just sound better when you can stomp your boots along with the beat. Mountain Music is an absolutely classic song, and while you might not have people breakdancing in the middle of the dance floor, you can bet on everyone standing up and stomping along as they belt out the lyrics.
29. Lost In This Moment – Big & Rich
Lost In This Moment is one of those perfect slow-dancing songs that feels like it has a bit more energy than a traditional ballad would. Maybe it’s the bass drum, maybe it’s the guitar chords, or maybe it’s the chorus that picks up energy as the duo vocalizes their love. Regardless, it’s a track you can spin around with your significant other that isn’t as overplayed as a lot of the popular country love songs.
30. Red Solo Cup – Toby Keith
Toby Keith himself might have called this track “the stupidest song (he’s) ever heard in his life,” but that doesn’t mean it isn’t good at a party. Don’t be surprised if you see everyone lifting their cups and singing along, and it might even get a few people out on the dance floor.
31. That Don’t Impress Me Much – Shania Twain
Shania Twain was one of the best female country artists for a reason, and this is yet another banger of a song from her. The intro starts off with some pounding beats and will get people out of their seats, while the rest of the track provides an excellent background for anyone who wants to dance like nobody’s watching.
32. Last Name – Carrie Underwood
Finding the same energy as Before He Cheats couldn’t have been easy for Carrie Underwood, but she channels that same power into a positive story of a wildly good night in Last Name. It works at the bar, it works before you go out, and overall, it’s just a solid country song for any party.
33. You Shouldn’t Kiss Me Like This – Toby Keith
Taking a turn from the drinking and ass-kicking songs you’d expect from Toby Keith, this one is a slow ballad for those who fell in love slowly. If you’ve wanted to confess your feelings for someone, it’s a good track to throw on in the background while you slowly step around the floor with them.
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