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45 Best Line Dance Songs to Get Everyone Up & Dancing

December 19, 2023
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I’ve selected the best line dance songs to get everyone up and dancing, creating a playlist that’s guaranteed to energize any party or gathering.

This article is your go-to for finding those irresistible beats and catchy rhythms that make line dancing an unforgettable experience for everyone.

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Top line dance songs to get everyone up & dancing

  • “Achy Breaky Heart” by Billy Ray Cyrus
  • “Good Time” by Alan Jackson
  • “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk” by Trace Adkins
  • “Chattahoochee” by Alan Jackson
  • “Watermelon Crawl” by Tracy Byrd
  • “Boot Scootin’ Boogie” by Brooks & Dunn
  • “Should’ve Been A Cowboy” by Toby Keith
  • “Wobble” by V.I.C.
  • “Any Man Of Mine” by Shania Twain
  • “Cotton Eye Joe” by Rednex

1. “Achy Breaky Heart” by Billy Ray Cyrus

What are line dance songs without Billy Ray Cyrus’ “Achy Breaky Heart”? 

The music video has the moves you should master for the perfect line dancing. 

And the song is available in multiple languages. 

So, you have no excuse not to groove to one of the greatest line dancing songs in history.

And by the way, the dad-daughter (Billy and Miley Cyrus) combination adds an extra flavor to the lyrics. 

2. “Good Time” by Alan Jackson 

Be honest.

You thought about Alan Jackson’s song when we mentioned the best songs to line dance to. 

Exhausted after a hard week’s work, the guy in the song needs a “good time.” 

And the only therapy is his favorite drink and a little line dance on a lively Friday night. 

It is one of those hard-to-ignore, up-tempo ballads to put you on your feet. 

Just make sure you have a dancing partner. 

3. “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk” by Trace Adkins

Trace Adkins’ song with a funny title needs no introduction among the ardent line dancers. 

You only need the beautiful tune of the guitar to stand up on your feet.

And as the lyrics flow, you realize that music can be therapeutic when you pick the right song. 

We don’t know which one, but we can tell that badonkadonk is suggestive of a lady’s buttocks. 

4. “Chattahoochee” by Alan Jackson 

“Chattahoochee” is a chill song with chill lyrics for chilled individuals. 

It is about a group of teens who want to have fun.

The lyrics are about growing up together and falling in love and many country music lovers relate with them. 

5. “Watermelon Crawl” by Tracy Byrd

Tracy Byrd wrote a whole track inspired by a watermelon festival in Georgia. 

The festival might be small, but the song isn’t. 

And the upbeat dance move in the music video proves so. 

6. “Boot Scootin’ Boogie” by Brooks & Dunn 

You should have jumped on the dance floor because this is one of the best line dance songs on the list. 

“Come on, baby, let’s go boot scoot.” 

Many think the singer was becoming a little vulgar with that line. 

But they won’t care anyway because the choreographed moves make everyone forget everything. 

If you aren’t sure where to begin, Ronnie Dunn’s magical voice is there to guide you in every step. 

7. “Should’ve Been A Cowboy” by Toby Keith

Nobody makes them line dance songs better than Toby Keith. 

And it’s impressive to see the American singer make a lasting impression with his debut single. 

Toby Keith doesn’t hide his desire to become a cowboy. 

Honestly, a few would have thought this song would lay the foundation for Keith’s long and industrious music career.

8. “Wobble” by V.I.C.

The Wobble is a simple line dance from rapper V.I.C.’s 2008 “Wobble” song. 

It compares favorably to “Cha Cha Slide” and “Electric Slide” only that it has contemporary hip-hop elements. 

The new generation of TikTok lovers has made the song and the dance more popular in recent years. 

9. “Any Man Of Mine” by Shania Twain

Any secret Shania Twain admirers in the house?

The Canadian singer has just outlined the traits of her dream guy in her 1995 pop song. 

The song became a popular women empowerment anthem in the 90s and a must-listen amongst the line dancers. 

You will probably be going through a lot in life not to groove to the tune. 

10. “Cotton Eye Joe” by Rednex

The first version of “Cotton Eye Joe” dates back to the 1880s.

But the Swedish group’s 1994 version became the most popular. 

“Cotton Eye Joe” is one of those line dance songs we could consider a timeless classic. 

And it is what you would find at square dances. 

It’s an easy pick for married couples as a wedding line dance. 

11. “9 To 5” by Dolly Parton 

Both Parton’s song and the movie borrowed from the women’s activist organization of the same name.

While it was meant for a comedy film, the lyrics were powerful enough to increase Parton’s popularity in the music scene. 

The song highlights an average worker’s frustrations, injustices, and inequities. 

And that alone is enough reason to include it in your line dance playlist. 

12. “Wagon Wheel” by Darius Rucker 

Darius Rucker was tired, broke, and probably hungry traveling the world. 

But that didn’t stop him from giving us a banger in the name of “Wagon Wheel.”

The 2004 song will remain engraved in the American music industry for years. 

And you should play it to appreciate one of the best line dancing songs of all time. 

Darius wasn’t the first singer to borrow the lyrics from Bob Dylan. 

But there’s something about his version that gets the listener moving. 

And we aren’t surprised everybody thinks he wrote the original song. 

13. “Electric Boogie” by Marcia Griffiths

How about this one by Marcia Griffiths?

It is another legendary song that could top your list of the best line-dancing songs.

Lots of buzz around the song had everyone falsely believe it was about vibrators. 

Luckily, Bunny Wailer and Marcia Griffiths have both confirmed that’s not the case.

“Electric Boogie” is just about the good vibes and having fun in life.  

Want a danceable rhythm and groove?

This is the one. 

14. “Save A Horse (Ride A Cowboy)” by Big & Rich

Save a horse, and ride a cowboy

Forgive our raunchy language.

But it’s right there in the song’s title. 

Every country music lover (and even the self-proclaimed haters) knows the country song from the 2000s era.

Kenny and John Rich begin their narration by riding a horse into the city.

They want to drive the pretty ladies crazy. 

Guess we don’t have to explain the meaning of the title anymore 

15. “Country Girl (Shake It For Me)” by Luke Bryan

Another one for the ladies. 

In 2011, country singer Luke Bryan scored highly with his inspiring country rock. 

It was unlike Bryan’s previous hits.

And the singer stole the show with his sexy dances in most of his performances. 

If you want something to celebrate the pretty ladies in your life, this could be the one. 

16. “Macarena” by Los Del Rio

“Macarena” is one of the most popular line dance songs from the 90s era. 

And anybody from this period will know the story of the seductive woman in the song. 

The dance craze was originally written in Spanish.

But you can find the English version by the Bayside Boys. 

The only true way to find out if you can pull off the dance move is to try it.  

So, shall we? 

17. “Down In Mississippi” by Sugarland 

Nothing excites line dancers like a blend of sweet lyrics and a simple dance.

It gets even better when it’s matched with a beautiful storyline. 

The story in this song is Jennifer Nettles’, who is tired of her unappreciated, boring life. 

So she takes a drip south for a cheerful life. 

18. “Cha Cha Slide” by Dj Casper

“Cha Cha Slide” is a line dance song everybody knows.

It’s probably also the one dance move everyone can pull off.

And that’s because the lyrics describe every step. 

The synchronized clapping and DJ Casper’s commands mean you will never make a wrong move. 

From high school parties to weddings and dance shows, everybody grooves to “Cha Cha Slide.”

19. “Twist & Shout” by The Beatles

The Beatles’ rock n’ roll was a rendition of The Isley Brothers’ original song. 

 And the famous dancing tune was written to make all line dancers happy. 

20. “No Body” by Blake Shelton

Blake Shelton reflects on his journey as a country music star. 

And while doing so, he also pays tribute to the 90s music

One thing that defined this era of music is line dancing.

And the refreshing feeling makes the American singer want to dance like a little boy again. 

21. “The Git Up” by Blanco Brown

Blanco Brown has different music tastes thanks to his Atlanta roots and frequent visits to his grandmother in Georgia. 

And that’s clear in his 2019 country song, blending the beauty of country music with trap elements. 

All Blanco wants you to do is grab your dancing partner and perform the move. 

Don’t worry about the dance instructions. 

He got you covered. 

“The Git Up” debuted at #4 on the country chart before jumping to #1 in the fifth week. 

22. “The Hustle” by Van McCoy

Van McCoy’s “The Hustle” is a beautiful line dance song that makes you want to shake your feet.

“The Hustle” was so good that it was era-defining. 

It won a 1975 Grammy Award and sold more than 10 million copies. 

Unfortunately, McCoy’s newly found joy was cut short by a heart attack in 1979 at only 39 years old. 

But his song continues to put a smile to many people’s faces. 

How about pulling off the hustle dance in memory of the American musician?


23. “Walk It Out” by Unk

“Walk It Out” is what many would call the poole palace dance, and many online videos demonstrate it. 

It’s barely 3 minutes long. 

But the repetition of the phrase “walk it out” over 100 times makes it a catchy tune.

The lyrics will stick in your head. 

And the beats are just as beautiful. 

24. “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” by Silento 

The guided dance hit is one of the most popular songs by Silento that pushed him to celebrity status. 

He released the song at only 17 years.

The music video sees Silento showing off his dancing skills with a complete crew and cheerleaders. 

The mix of beautiful shots and upbeat music makes the video therapeutic. 

Just what you would expect from the perfect line dance song. 

25. “Man! I Feel Like A Woman” by Shania Twain

You shouldn’t be surprised by Shania Twain celebrating herself as a woman. 

And there’s no better way to make them girls proud than asking them to join her on a night out. 

The girl empowerment track is just about having fun without gender restrictions. 

26. “The Loco-Motion” by Little Eva

A crazy motion at the time, Little Eva’s “Loco-Motion” is the perfect embodiment of what line dancing is all about.  

It could be outdated by today’s standards, but the loco motion was a craze in the 1960s. 

And the lyrics are the simple instructions for performing the move.

“…You gotta swing your hips/Come on baby/Jump up/Jump back/Well I think you got the knack, whoa, whoa…”

Do you have the knack?

Let’s see your killer moves on this one. 

27. “Crank That (Soulja Boy)” by Soulja Boy 

Soulja Boy promotes a dance of the same name in his 2007 hip-hop song. 

Online sources have a detailed description of the dance move.

But it would make more sense to watch the music video to see if you can kill the beat.  

28. “Mashed Potato Time” by Dee Dee Sharp

The mashed potato dance has been there since the 1950s. 

And this song describes the dance. 

It mentions other songs you can practice with the same dance.

And it claimed the #1 spot on the R&B chart and #2 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. 

So, what’s the best way to do the mashed potato?

It’s there in the music video. 

29. “Thriller” by Michael Jackson 

Transitioning from a celebrated music icon to a sinister creature would have stagnated many artists’ careers.

But for Michael Jackson, it’s like that’s what he needed to rise to the top when he released his “Thriller” song.  

In the classic MJ style, the singer impresses with his signature dance moves. 

30. “Stanky Legg” by GS Boyz

GS Boyz’s boogie dance sensation is about sticking out your leg and rotating it around. 

The titular dance was there long before the song. 

And the lyrics describe how to do the move. 

Just ignore the sexual connotation and you have a great line dance song for any party. 

31. “Y.M.C.A” by Village People 

Y.M.C.A is about hanging out in the neighborhood with your buddies. 

It is a song that fits everyone.

And the catchy chorus is enough to get the crowd psyched up. 

32. “Gangnam Style” by PSY

PSY released his hit song in 2012, and it was an instant dance craze. 

It’s an easy dance move that’s now popular amongst partygoers. 

And it could easily become your favorite line-dancing song. 

33. “The Twist” by Chubby Checker 

Chubby Checker’s song is just about dancing, which makes it one of the greatest line dancing songs on this list. 

The singer built on the twist craze by copying Hank Ballard and The Midnighters’ original version. 

Ballard’s version had enjoyed moderate success in the mainstream market. 

But Chubby Checker’s song recorded huge commercial success, peaking at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1960. 

34. “Cupid Shuffle” by Cupid

“Cupid Shuffle” was part of Cupid’s 2007 Time for a Change album.

And it has become a line dance craze commonly compared to the “Cha Cha Slide.” 

A few line dance songs can bring many people together as fast as “Cupid Shuffle.” 

And here’s a cool guy who only wants you to bust a new move on the dance floor. 

35. “Apache” by The Sugarhill Gang

Let’s go back to the 80s era.

Almost every hip-hop artist has sampled “Apache.”

And even if you don’t know the lyrics or the original version, you might have heard it before.  

“Jump on it” is the accompanying dance.  

36. “Conga!” by Miami Sound Machine 

The Cuban conga, a traditional line dance song for the carnival festivities, inspired Miami Sound Machine’s song. 

It was the first hit single by the American band from their Primitive Love studio album. 

The song marked a huge milestone in the band’s career, laying the foundation for Latin pop music in the USA.

“Come on shake your body, shake your body, baby, do the conga/I know you can’t control yourself any longer.” 

37. “The Hokey Pokey” by Ray Anthony 

Anybody from an English-speaking country knows the hokey pokey or the hokey cokey.

Or at least has tried it once in their lives. 

It is a participation dance inspired by a British folk dance.

The origin of the distinctive dance can be traced to as early as the 1820s. 

And Ray Anthony’s 1953 song is one of the most popular versions. 

38. “Louisiana Saturday Night” by Mel McDaniel 

Bob McDill wrote this song in the late 70s. 

But Mel McDaniel’s 1980 version stood out, even more so because of the line-dancing craze during this era. 

The track propelled McDaniel to stardom thanks to his other popular songs from the 1980 I’m Countryfield album. 

39. “What The Cowgirls Do” by Vince Gill

Country songs and line dances are intertwined. 

And one of the best country line dance songs is Vince Gill’s “What The Cowgirls Do.” 

The track reached #2 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart because it was beautiful. 

And the slick moves in the hit are almost impossible to ignore. 

40. “Baby Likes To Rock It” by The Tractors

While many don’t know about The Tractors’ whereabouts these days, nobody can dispute their 1994 country song’s profound effect on music lovers worldwide. 

It is one of the greatest country line dance songs from the 90s, played in bars, clubs, and just about anywhere. 

The song earned the rock band a Grammy nomination in the Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal category. 

41. “Wop” by J. Dash

J. Dash’s “WOP,” or With Out Prejudice, inspired a global dance craze at the time of release. 

Apart from attracting millions of YouTube views, the music video had everyone recording themselves attempting the challenge. 

It’s safe to say the hip-hop song massively contributed to the Florida-born hip-hop artist’s rise to fame. 

42. “Copperhead Road” by Steve Earle

If the people at the party don’t like “Electric Slide” or “Cha Cha Slide,” you can suggest Steve Earl’s “Copperhead Road” to them.  

Nobody knows the origin of the song.

But everyone enjoys it. 

And it will bring everyone to the dance floor when it’s playing.  

43. “Tootsee Roll” by 69 Boyz

69 Boyz’s “Tootsee Roll” is a golden oldie about a specific dance. 

It’s become popular in celebrations and summer parties where people want to have fun.

The song is a beautiful invitation to the dance floor. 

And the simple instructions make it easy to pull off. 

“To the left, to the left, to the right, to the right/To the front, to the front, to the back, to the back.”

44. “Two Step” by Laura Bell Bundy ft. Colt Ford 

Laura Bell Bundy’s hit is a country song with a touch of pop music. 

It propagated the country two-step dance, with Laura explaining that she “wanted to put a more modern spin to it.” 

Laura’s sexy and energetic dance will keep you glued to the music video. 

45. “Toosie Slide” by Drake

It had to be there.

Get ready to “right foot up, left foot slide” when grooving to Drake’s popular record-breaking trap song.

In the song, the Canadian rapper challenges the listeners to an irresistible dance.

It may look easy to pull off, but it isn’t.  

The chorus will instantly stick to your head. 

And we are willing to bet that you will enjoy the “Toosie Slide” challenge. 

And that’s it. 

Time to slide out.

Best Line Dance Songs – Final Thoughts 

Whoever says line dance songs are outdated certainly hasn’t listened to contemporary tunes like Saweetie’s “Tap In.”

Or Drake’s “Toosie Slide,” which became a dance craze in 2020. 

A quick look at history will tell you that line dancing has been around for as long as we can remember. 

And the only challenge is picking the right tune to bring everyone to the dance floor. 

The list is almost endless. 

But the 45 top line dancing songs above will set the mood when you need it.

So, put on your dancing shoes and let’s have some fun.

Similar Playlists:

Best 90s Dance Songs

Best 2000s Dance Songs

Best Slow Dance Songs

Will Fenton

Will, the founder of MIDDER, is a multifaceted individual with a deep passion for music and personal finance. As a self-proclaimed music and personal finance geek, he has a keen eye for futuristic technologies, especially those that empower creators and the public.

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