Boot Scootin' Boogie

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"Boot Scootin' Boogie"
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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
Songwriter(s) Ronnie Dunn
Producer(s) Don Cook
Scott Hendricks
Brooks & Dunn singles chronology
"Neon Moon"
(1992)
"Boot Scootin' Boogie"
(1992)
"Lost and Found"
(1992)
"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 their debut 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.[citation needed] The video was filmed at the Tulsa City Limits nightclub in Tulsa, Oklahoma.[4]

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)[5] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[6] 50
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[7] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1992) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[8] 17
US Country Songs (Billboard)[9] 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. ^ "Tulsa club ready to boot its last scootin' boogie". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. July 5, 2000. Retrieved September 25, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 1954." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. August 15, 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013.
  6. ^ "Brooks & Dunn – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Brooks & Dunn.
  7. ^ "Brooks & Dunn – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Brooks & Dunn.
  8. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1992". RPM. December 19, 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013. 
  9. ^ "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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