We Danced Anyway

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"We Danced Anyway"
Single by Deana Carter
from the album Did I Shave My Legs for This?
B-side "Rita Valentine"[1]
Released December 9, 1996
Format CD single
Recorded spring 1996
Genre Country
Length 3:40
Label Capitol Nashville
Writer(s) Randy Scruggs, Matraca Berg
Producer(s) Chris Farren and Jimmy Bowen
Deana Carter singles chronology
"Strawberry Wine"
(1996)
"We Danced Anyway"
(1996)
"Count Me In"
(1997)
Music video
"We Danced Anyway" at CMT.com

"We Danced Anyway" is a song written by Randy Scruggs and Matraca Berg, and recorded by American country music artist Deana Carter that reached the top of the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. It was released in December 1996 as the second single and second Number One hit from her debut album Did I Shave My Legs for This?. The song spent 2 weeks at the top of the Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, and six non-consecutive weeks at the top of Canada's RPM Country Tracks. It was also the RPM chart number-one single of the year in 1997.

Music video[edit]

The music video for "We Danced Anyway" was shot in Puerto Rico, and directed by Roger Pistole. Scenes of Carter dancing joyfully on a city street are mixed with scenes of her on a tropical beach. She is seen by herself, but also with her lover as well, and scenes of native islanders are shown as well.

Chart performance[edit]

"We Danced Anyway" debuted at number 58 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the chart week of December 14, 1996.[2] The song peaked at Number One on the chart in March 1997.

Chart (1996-1997) Peak
position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 72
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1997) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[6] 1
US Country Songs (Billboard)[7] 21
Preceded by
"Everybody Knows"
by Trisha Yearwood
RPM Country Tracks
number one single

February 24-March 10, 1997
Succeeded by
"Emotional Girl"
by Terri Clark
Preceded by
"Emotional Girl"
by Terri Clark
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

March 24-April 7, 1997
Succeeded by
"How Was I to Know"
by Reba McEntire
Preceded by
"Me Too"
by Toby Keith
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number one single

March 15-March 22, 1997
Preceded by
"Every Time I Get Around You"
by David Lee Murphy
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single of the year

1997
Succeeded by
"Honey, I'm Home"
by Shania Twain

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 82. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ Billboard - Hot Country Songs - We Danced Anyway - Dec 14 1996
  3. ^ "RPM Country Tracks." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. February 24, 1997. Retrieved July 17, 2013.
  4. ^ "Deana Carter Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Deana Carter.
  5. ^ "Deana Carter Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Deana Carter.
  6. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1997". RPM. December 15, 1997. Retrieved July 17, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Best of 1997: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1997. Retrieved July 17, 2013. 

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