Boot Scootin' Boogie

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"Boot Scootin' Boogie"
Single by Brooks & Dunn
from the album Brand New Man
B-side "Cool Drink of Water"
Released May 25, 1992
Format CD single, Cassette single, 7"
Genre Country
Length 3:18
Label Arista Nashville 12440
Writer(s) Ronnie Dunn
Producer(s) Don Cook
Scott Hendricks
Brooks & Dunn singles chronology
"Neon Moon"
(1992)
"Boot Scootin' Boogie"
(1992)
"Lost and Found"
(1992)

"Boot Scootin' Boogie" is the fourth single by American country music duo Brooks & Dunn. Before its release, the band Asleep at the Wheel recorded it on their 1990 album Keepin' Me Up Nights. Brooks & Dunn's version was included on the album Brand New Man and originally served as the b-side to its second single, "My Next Broken Heart."[1] The single was the duo's fourth release, as well as their fourth consecutive Number One single on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts. Alvin and the Chipmunks released a cover, done in their signature style, for the 1993 re-release of Urban Chipmunk.

Content[edit]

The song is a tribute to the Texas style honky tonk's line dancing.[2]

Dance culture[edit]

Its success is cited as having started a renewed interest in line dancing throughout the United States.[3] The song was also their first crossover hit as it reached #50 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. A dance mix of "Boot Scootin' Boogie" can be found on Brooks & Dunn's 1993 album Hard Workin' Man.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Michael Merriman. It shows the duo performing at a concert. The video was filmed at the Tulsa City Limits Night Club in Tulsa Oklahoma.[citation needed]

Chart positions[edit]

"Boot Scootin' Boogie" debuted at number 73 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of May 23, 1992.

Chart (1992) Peak
position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[5] 50
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1992) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[7] 17
US Country Songs (Billboard)[8] 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 63. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ Randall, Alice; et al. (2006). My Country Roots: The Ultimate MP3 Guide to America's Original Outsider Music. Thomas Nelson Inc. p. 79. ISBN 1-59555-860-8. 
  3. ^ Huey, Steve. "allmusic (((Brooks & Dunn > Biography)))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2007-07-25. 
  4. ^ "RPM Country Tracks." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. August 15, 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013.
  5. ^ "Brooks & Dunn Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Brooks & Dunn.
  6. ^ "Brooks & Dunn Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Brooks & Dunn.
  7. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1992". RPM. December 19, 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Best of 1992: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013. 
Preceded by
"The River"
by Garth Brooks
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single

August 1-August 22, 1992
Succeeded by
"I'll Think of Something"
by Mark Chesnutt
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

August 15-August 29, 1992
Succeeded by
"We Tell Ourselves"
by Clint Black

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