Dancin' Away with My Heart

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"Dancin' Away with My Heart"
Single by Lady Antebellum
from the album Own the Night
Released December 12, 2011 (2011-12-12)
Format Music download
Genre Country
Length 3:53
Label Capitol Nashville
Songwriter(s) Hillary Scott
Charles Kelley
Dave Haywood
Josh Kear
Producer(s) Paul Worley
Lady Antebellum
Lady Antebellum singles chronology
"We Owned the Night"
"Dancin' Away with My Heart"
"Wanted You More"
"We Owned the Night"
"Dancin' Away with My Heart"
"Wanted You More"

"Dancin' Away with My Heart" is a song recorded by American country music trio Lady Antebellum. It was released in December 2011 as the third single from their album Own the Night. The song was written by Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley, Dave Haywood and Josh Kear. It became a top 5 hit.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Billy Dukes of Taste of Country gave the song three and a half stars out of five, saying that it "aims right down the country-pop middle but leaves one wanting for a little more depth."[2] Kevin John Coyne of Country Universe gave the song a D, writing that "it isn't bad enough to be offensive" and "it doesn't exist enough to be bad."[3]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Adam Boatman and premiered in February 2012.[4] This was the back up video after the high-budget original video was shot in December, which was never released.[citation needed]

Chart performance[edit]

"Dancin' Away with My Heart" debuted at number 57 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of December 24, 2011. It soon peaked at number 2, behind "Drink on It" by Blake Shelton and "Banjo" by Rascal Flatts.[5]

Chart (2011–12) Peak
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[6] 65
Canada AC (Billboard)[7] 33
Canada Country (Billboard)[8] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[9] 46
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[10] 2

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[11] 19


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[12] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ Conaway, Alanna (January 8, 2012). "Lady Antebellum, 'Dancin' Away With My Heart' – Lyrics Uncovered". Taste of Country. Retrieved January 23, 2012. 
  2. ^ Dukes, Billy (December 8, 2011). "Lady Antebellum, 'Dancin' Away With My Heart' – Song Review". Taste of Country. Retrieved January 23, 2012. 
  3. ^ Coyne, Kevin John (January 18, 2012). "Single Review: Lady Antebellum, "Dancin' Away With My Heart"". Country Universe. Retrieved January 23, 2012. 
  4. ^ "CMT : Videos : Lady Antebellum : Dancin' Away With My Heart". Country Music Television. Retrieved February 28, 2012. 
  5. ^ Morris, Edward (December 17, 2011). "Scotty McCreery's Clear as Day Recaptures Album Peak". Country Music Television. Retrieved January 23, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Lady Antebellum Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard.
  7. ^ "Lady Antebellum Chart History (Canada AC)". Billboard. Retrieved November 7, 2017.
  8. ^ "Lady Antebellum Chart History (Canada Country)". Billboard. Retrieved November 7, 2017.
  9. ^ "Lady Antebellum Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  10. ^ "Lady Antebellum Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  11. ^ "Best of 2012: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2012. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
  12. ^ "American single certifications – Lady Antebellum – Dancin%27 Away with My Heart". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved June 15, 2012.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH