Dancin', Shaggin' on the Boulevard

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"Dancin', Shaggin' on the Boulevard"
Single by Alabama
from the album Dancin' on the Boulevard
B-side"Very Special Love"[1]
ReleasedJune 23, 1997
Format7"
Recorded1996
The Soundshop Studio "A," Nashville, Tennessee
GenreCountry
Length4:43 (album version)
LabelRCA 64849
Writer(s)Greg Fowler, Teddy Gentry and Randy Owen
ProducerDon Cook
Alabama
Alabama singles chronology
"Sad Lookin' Moon"
(1997)
"Dancin', Shaggin' on the Boulevard"
(1997)
"Of Course I'm Alright"
(1997)
 
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"Dancin', Shaggin' on the Boulevard"
Single by Alabama
from the album Dancin' on the Boulevard
B-side"Very Special Love"[1]
ReleasedJune 23, 1997
Format7"
Recorded1996
The Soundshop Studio "A," Nashville, Tennessee
GenreCountry
Length4:43 (album version)
LabelRCA 64849
Writer(s)Greg Fowler, Teddy Gentry and Randy Owen
ProducerDon Cook
Alabama
Alabama singles chronology
"Sad Lookin' Moon"
(1997)
"Dancin', Shaggin' on the Boulevard"
(1997)
"Of Course I'm Alright"
(1997)

"Dancin', Shaggin' on the Boulevard" is the title of a song written by Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry and Greg Fowler, and recorded by American country music band Alabama. It was released in June 1997 as the second single from the album, Dancin' on the Boulevard. The song peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard magazine Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in September 1997.

Content[edit]

The song is one of several in Alabama's catalog paying tribute to their musical heritage. Here, the band reflects on their days of playing in the clubs of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Critical reception[edit]

Deborah Evans Price, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, saying that the lyrics "offer a wonderful stroll down memory lane for the members of Alabama." She says that even listeners who are unfamiliar with the band's history will "absolutely love the light and summery feel of the song." The production is described as "skilled" and "prominently marked" and she goes on to say that Owen's "warm and wonderful performance, this single could easily kick off a new dance craze."[2]

Curiously, the song has never been released in the United Kingdom.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Deaton Flanigen and was filmed in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Chart positions[edit]

"Dancin', Shaggin' on the Boulevard" debuted at number 61 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of June 28, 1997.

Chart (1997)Peak
position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3]4
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4]3

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1997)Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[5]67
US Country Songs (Billboard)[6]45

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 20. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ Billboard, July 5, 1997
  3. ^ "RPM Country Tracks. RPM. September 8, 1997. Retrieved July 17, 2013.
  4. ^ "Alabama Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Alabama.
  5. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1997". RPM. December 15, 1997. Retrieved July 17, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Best of 1997: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1997. Retrieved July 17, 2013. 

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