I Just Want to Dance with You

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"I Just Want To Dance With You"
Single by George Strait
from the album One Step at a Time
B-side "Neon Row"
Released April 13, 1998
Format CD Single
Genre Country
Length 3:27
Label MCA Nashville
Writer(s) Roger Cook, John Prine
Producer(s) Tony Brown, George Strait
George Strait singles chronology
"Round About Way"
(1998)
"I Just Want to Dance with You"
(1998)
"True"
(1998)

"I Just Want to Dance with You" is a song written by John Prine and Roger Cook, and performed by American country music singer George Strait. It was released in April 1998 as the first single to his album, One Step at a Time, it is his 34th Number One single on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) chart, and his 42nd Number One single when all major trade charts are counted. Prine recorded it 12 years earlier, for his 1986 album "German Afternoons."

It was also a hit for Daniel O'Donnell in 1992, reaching 20 in the UK charts.

Critical reception[edit]

Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, calling it a "tropical flavored li'l ditty, awash in delicate guitar work that is as tantalizing and refreshing as a summer breeze," and although the lyric was rather preschoolish, Strait's crisp co-production with Tony Brown and his appealing vocal performance should help overcome that obstacle. [1]

Chart positions[edit]

"I Just Want to Dance with You" debuted at number 38 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of April 18, 1998.

Chart (1998) Peak
position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 61
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1998) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[5] 7
US Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ Billboard, April 18, 1998
  2. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 3587." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. June 15, 1998. Retrieved July 14, 2013.
  3. ^ "George Strait Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for George Strait.
  4. ^ "George Strait Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for George Strait.
  5. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1998". RPM. December 14, 1998. Retrieved July 14, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Best of 1998: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1998. Retrieved July 14, 2013. 
Preceded by
"This Kiss"
by Faith Hill
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single

June 6-June 20, 1998
Succeeded by
"If You See Him/If You See Her"
by Reba McEntire and Brooks & Dunn
Preceded by
"I'm from the Country"
by Tracy Byrd
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

June 15, 1998
Succeeded by
"One of These Days"
by Tim McGraw