I Just Want to Dance with You

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"I Just Want To Dance With You"
George strait single.jpg
Single by George Strait
from the album One Step at a Time
B-side"Neon Row"
ReleasedApril 13, 1998
FormatCD Single
LabelMCA Nashville
Songwriter(s)Roger Cook, John Prine
Producer(s)Tony Brown, George Strait
George Strait singles chronology
"Round About Way"
"I Just Want To Dance With You"

"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 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
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


  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 Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  4. ^ "George Strait Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  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.