George Strait performs ” I Just Want to Dance with You” Live Perfomance.

Reached number # 1 of the US Hot Country Songs charts, for three weeks in a row, it also reached number # 1 on the Canada Country Tracks lists. It was the thirty-fourth number # 1 of his career.

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I Just Want to Dance with You:

Cd cover George Strait ( MCA 1998 )
Cd cover George Strait ( MCA 1998 )

Song written by Roger Cook and John Prine, was recorded by George Strait for the MCA label, was recorded in February 1998 at Emerald Sound Studio, 1033 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN, George was accompanied on the recording by: Biff Watson (acoustic guitar), Brent Mason (guitar), Steve Gibson (acustin guitar), Paul Franklin (steel & pedabro), Glenn Worf (bass), Eddie Bayers (drums), Stuart Duncan (fiddle), Steve Nathan (accordion, piano, Wurlitzer electric piano and synthesizer), Curtis Young and Liana Manis (back vocal), with the production of Tony Brown and George Strait, was released on April 13, 1998, on June 6, 1998, reached number # 1 of the US Hot Country Songs charts, for three weeks in a row, and on June 15, 1998, it also reached number # 1 on the Canada Country Tracks lists. It was the thirty-fourth number # 1 of his career.

The song was included in George’s eighteenth studio album, One Step at a Time (MCA 1998), the album was released on April 21, 1998, on May 9, 1998, it reached number # 1 on US Top Country Albums. The album was certified double platinum in the USA, and gold in Canada.



lp cover John Prine ( Oh Boy Records 1986 )
lp cover John Prine ( Oh Boy Records 1986 )

 

This cut written by John Prine and Roger Cook was originally recorded by Prine for his album, German Afternoons (Oh Boy Records 1986).

 

When asked by Billboard magazine why he recorded the song, Strait responded: I felt I had such a relaxed melody and rhythm, so to speak, and I also loved the lyrics, especially the line ‘That’s what they intended to dance ‘I think I changed it to’ That’s what they invented the dance ‘, but I ended up saying both things in the song It’s little things like that, little things that are so simple but so intelligent that they really make a song.




George Strait – I Just Want to Dance with You Lyrics

I don’t want to be the kind to hesitate,
Be too shy, wait too late
I don’t care what they say other lovers do,
I just want to dance with you.

I gotta feeling that you have a heart like mine,
So let it show, let it shine.
If we have a chance to make one heart of two,
I just want to dance with you.

[Chorus:]
I want to dance with you, twirl you all around the floor
That’s what they intended dancin’ for,
I just want to dance with you.
I want to dance with you, hold you in my arms once more,
That’s what they invented dancin’ for,
I just want to dance with you.

I caught you lookin’ at me when I looked at you,
Yes I did, ain’t that true?
You won’t get embarrassed by the things I do,
I just want to dance with you.

Oh the boys are playin’ softly and the girls are too,
So am I and so are you.
If this was a movie, we’d be right on cue,
I just want to dance with you.

[Chorus]

I just want to dance with you,
I just want to dance with you,
I just want to dance with you.

Single George Strait ( MCA 1998 )
Single George Strait ( MCA 1998 )

Miquel Batlle
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