We Danced

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"We Danced"
Single by Brad Paisley
from the album Who Needs Pictures
B-side "Me Neither"[1]
Released June 26, 2000
Format CD single, 7" 45 RPM
Genre Country
Length 3:45
Label Arista Nashville
Writer(s) Brad Paisley
Chris DuBois
Producer(s) Frank Rogers
Brad Paisley singles chronology
"Me Neither"
(2000)
"We Danced"
(2000)
"Two People Fell in Love"
(2001)

"We Danced" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Brad Paisley. It was released in June 2000 as the fourth and final single from his debut CD Who Needs Pictures. The song reached the top of the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) chart. Paisley wrote this song with Chris DuBois.

Background[edit]

Paisley said about the song: "We had no idea at first where we were going with this song. It started out with us focusing on a guy who owns a bar. And we began with the scenario that he's there working after the bar is closed, sweeping and putting the chairs up. Then this girl comes in who's forgotten her purse. We built the rest of the song around that concept. That's my favorite way of writing a song, because you never know where it's going. You're never pigeonholed by having to get from A to B, because you don't know what B is."[2]

Content[edit]

The narrator of the song is closing a tavern (it is not specified whether he is a bartender or an actual owner of the tavern). An unnamed woman, who was patronizing the tavern earlier in the evening, re-enters the business explaining that she had accidentally left her purse behind. He says that he had found one and the woman claims it. They subsequently engage in conversation, in which the narrator informs the woman that he will only return her purse to her if she shares a dance with him, presumably to romantic music that he manages to play on the tavern's jukebox. They subsequently fall in love with one another and the narrator plans to propose to her. When she arrives after the tavern is closed, he proposes to her. She accepts his proposal, but not before she returns the favor by sharing a dance with him.

Chart performance[edit]

"We Danced" debuted at number 58 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of July 1, 2000.

Chart (2000–2001) Peak
Position
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 29
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2000) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 46
Chart (2001) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 54
Preceded by
"Just Another Day in Paradise"
by Phil Vassar
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single

December 2-December 9, 2000
Succeeded by
"My Next Thirty Years"
by Tim McGraw

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 313. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ Bradpaisley.com on The Internet Archive
  3. ^ "Brad Paisley Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Brad Paisley. Retrieved February 6, 2011.
  4. ^ "Brad Paisley Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Brad Paisley. Retrieved February 6, 2011.
  5. ^ "Best of 2000: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2000. Retrieved August 16, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Best of 2001: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2001. Retrieved August 14, 2012. 

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