Top 30 Country-Western Dance Songs at Sundance Saloon: Winter 2016

musicWarm up dancing to our winter selection of current music. Here’s a list of the top 30 current country-western dance songs you might hear at Sundance Saloon. These are arranged in alphabetical order by artist. Enjoy!

 

Sundance Saloon Music: Winter 2016

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Gonna Know We Were HereJason Aldeanvideo
Tonight Looks Good On YouJason Aldeanvideo
Young & CrazyFrankie Ballardvideo
DibsKelsea Ballerinivideo
Gentle On My MindBand Perryvideo
Stay A Little LongerBrothers Osbournevideo
Little Bit Of YouChase Bryantvideo
Baby BelieveKristy Lee Cookaudio
Nothin' Like YouDan + Shayvideo
Lose My MindBrett Eldredgevideo
Shut Up And FishMaddie & Taevideo
Better Than You Left MeMickey Guytonvideo
We WentRandy Houseraudio
House PartySam Huntvideo
BoomerangJana Krameraudio
Steal Me AwayOlivia Lanevideo
I Love This LifeLocash Cowboysvideo
Southern BelleScotty McCreeryvideo
Humble And KindTim McGrawvideo
Have You Ever Seen The RainAllison Mooreraudio
Unlove YouJennifer Nettlesaudio
Love Her For A WhileSam Outlawaudio
SnapbackOld Dominionaudio
Gonna Get BurnedRachel Potteraudio
Die A Happy ManThomas Rhettvideo
SangriaBlake Sheltonvideo
It Takes All KindsGeorge Straitaudio
Let Me See Ya GirlCole Swindellvideo
Break On MeKeith Urbanaudio
HomegrownZac Brown Bandvideo
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Sundance Saloon Returns To Jane Warner Plaza: January 30, 2016

 

Sundance Saloon brought some liveliness to the Jane Warner Plaza at Castro & Market in San Francisco. After being rained out the previous two Saturdays, we finally had some nice weather with partly cloudy skies and none of the wet stuff.

Dancing in Jane Warner Plaza    Dancing at Jane Warner Plaza

Dancing in Jane Warner Plaza

 

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Sundance Saloon Holiday Ball 2015

We had another very fun and festive Holiday Ball on December 13 at Sundance Saloon in San Francisco, featuring the many traditions that have come to define this event. This year we were able to capture the indoor snowfall during the Barn Dance on video (see above)! The flurries start at around 1:45.

In addition we collected dozens of toys for Mama’s Toy Drive, ultimately destined for Sunburst Projects, the SFPD, and other locations. Santa made his customary appearance. Everyone got lei’d while dancing to Mele Kalimaka. The dancing cowboy Santa toy wiggled his hips all night long. And we presented the checks to the beneficiaries of the Sundance Stompede which raised $21,892 this year.

Sundance Saloon Holiday BallStompede beneficiary check presentationSundance Saloon Holiday Ball 2015
… and here’s a nice Facebook post from earlier in the month:

Facebook reference - Holiday Ball

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Top 30 Country-Western Dance Songs at Sundance Saloon: Autumn 2015

musicWe’re late! This is our autumn list, and though it’s feeling like winter in San Francisco as the rainy season begins, it’s still technically autumn. Here’s a list of the top 30 current country-western dance songs you might hear at Sundance Saloon. These are arranged in alphabetical order by artist. Enjoy!

 

Sundance Saloon Music: Autumn 2015

alphabetical by artist
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Gonna Know We Were HereJason Aldeanvideo
Tonight Looks Good On YouJason Aldeanvideo
Young & CrazyFrankie Ballardvideo
Gentle On My MindBand Perryvideo
Stay A Little LongerBrothers Osbournevideo
Little Bit Of YouChase Bryantvideo
Rest Of ForeverJason Cassidyaudio
Baby BelieveKristy Lee Cookaudio
Nothin' Like YouDan + Shayvideo
Lose My MindBrett Eldredgevideo
It's On TonightGlorianaaudio
Better Than You Left MeMickey Guytonvideo
We WentRandy Houseraudio
You Never KnowAlan Jacksonaudio
BoomerangJana Krameraudio
Steal Me AwayOlivia Lanevideo
Pain KillerLittle Big Townvideo
I Love This LifeLocash Cowboysvideo
Southern BelleScotty McCreeryvideo
I'm To BlameKip Moorevideo
Have You Ever Seen The RainAllison Mooreraudio
Love Her For A WhileSam Outlawaudio
Already Callin' You MineParmaleevideo
Gonna Get BurnedRachel Potteraudio
SangriaBlake Sheltonvideo
Lonely TonightBlake Shelton f Ashley Monroevideo
It Takes All KindsGeorge Straitaudio
Let Me See Ya GirlCole Swindellvideo
Break On MeKeith Urbanaudio
HomegrownZac Brown Bandvideo
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New Video “Stay A Little Longer” Depicts Same-Sex Relationship

We’re back after a few months’ hiatus with a look at a groundbreaking video for the Brothers Osbourne song “Stay A Little Longer” which recently broke into the top 10 in the Billboard country music charts. While the lyrics are not specifically gay-themed, the video features a gay couple among the five couples going through various stages of a relationship. The video does not shy away from displaying passion and tenderness among each of the couples, treating the same-sex couple no differently from the others. For a genre that leans particularly conservative, this is perhaps the first time such raw same-sex emotion is viewed in a country mainstream video, and so naturally to boot. There’s a great article in Rolling Stones magazine about the video.

Interestingly there hasn’t been a controversy about this (yet), like there was about Little Big Town’s “Girl Crush,” which was feared by some in conservative circles to have a lesbian theme. (It doesn’t). Some radio stations were reluctant to play it, but the song eventually reached #3 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart anyway. Interestingly, “Girl Crush” spent a record-breaking 13 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart which factors in a combination of airplay, downloads and streaming.

Certainly Kacey Musgraves’ “Follow Your Arrow” also suffered a lack of radio airplay because of its explicit acceptance of same-sex attraction, among other concerns. The song only reached #43 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart despite winning the Song of the Year award at the 2014 Country Music Association awards. Go figure.

Possibly the first mainstream country song with a positive (or at least neutral) gay subtheme was “Whatever Gets You Through The Night,” recorded by Mel McDaniel in 1985, and also by Waylon Jennings. This song was just an obscure track on a popular album (“Stand Up”), but it was a staple for years at the old gay country-western bar Rawhide 2 in San Francisco. You may even hear it occasionally 30 years later at Sundance Saloon.

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Top 30 Country-Western Dance Songs at Sundance Saloon: Summer 2015

musicHere’s an informal list of the top 30 current country-western dance songs you might hear at Sundance Saloon. (It’s been a while since we’ve posted a music list. We’ll be doing this quarterly instead of monthly, as there sometimes hasn’t been a lot of change from month to month.) These are arranged in alphabetical order by artist. Enjoy!

Sundance Saloon Music: Summer 2015

alphabetical by artist
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Tonight Looks Good On YouJason Aldeanvideo
Young & CrazyFrankie Ballardvideo
Gentle On My MindBand Perryvideo
Roller CoasterLuke Bryanvideo
Rest Of ForeverJason Cassidyaudio
Baby BelieveKristy Lee Cookaudio
Mean To MeBrett Eldredgevideo
Lose My MindBrett Eldredgevideo
It's On TonightGlorianaaudio
Better Than You Left MeMickey Guytonvideo
You Never KnowAlan Jacksonaudio
Drunk AmericansToby Keithvideo
Long Stretch Of LoveLady Antebellumvideo
Steal Me AwayOlivia Lanevideo
Crazy TooLucy Angelvideo
I'm To BlameKip Moorevideo
BiscuitsKacey Musgravesaudio
Dime Store CowgirlKacey Musgravesaudio
Have You Ever Seen The RainAllison Mooreraudio
Somewhere TonightJames Ottovideo
Love Her For A WhileSam Outlawaudio
Mississippi FloodHayden Panetierreaudio
Gonna Get BurnedRachel Potteraudio
Make Me WannaThomas Rhettvideo
Lonely TonightBlake Shelton f Ashley Monroevideo
SangriaBlake Sheltonvideo
Lay LowJosh Turnervideo
WildfireAaron Watsonaudio
HomegrownZac Brown Bandvideo
Loving You EasyZac Brown Bandvideo
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Sundance Saloon Featured on KALW Public Radio

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Sundance Saloon was featured in public radio station KALW’s “Sound of the Week.” During the first week of August KALW (91.7-FM) broadcast a sound excerpt recorded at Sundance Saloon and asked listeners to identify what it was and where it was recorded.

The reveal at 5:00 pm on August 6, 2015 included a very nice audio article about Sundance Saloon, including interviews with Chris Baines, Joyce Gagnon, and Neeraj Sharma.

Listen to the KALW’s full story here:
http://kalw.org/post/audiograph-s-sound-week-sundance-saloon

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Sundance Saloon at San Francisco Pride

Sundance Saloon spent an amazing day on a glorious weekend at the San Francisco Pride Festival in the Civic Center on June 28, 2015. Coming on the heels of the historic Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriage, the City was ablaze in celebration all weekend long. We two-stepped and line-danced our way through the weekend, with dance events Saturday night at the Whitcomb Hotel, Sunday all day at the Civic Center, and then Sunday night again back at the Whitcomb.

Lots more photos here: http://sundance.zenfolio.com/sfpride2015

Sundance Saloon at SF Pride 2015Sundance Saloon at SF Pride 2015

Sundance Saloon at SF Pride 2015Sundance Saloon at SF Pride 2015

Sundance Saloon at SF Pride 2015Sundance Saloon at SF Pride 2015

Sundance Saloon at SF Pride 2015Sundance Saloon at SF Pride 2015

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Sundance Saloon Featured In Hoodline Article

Sundance Saloon at Jane Warner Plaza

Sundance Saloon was featured in a detailed article in Hoodline, a prolific blog dedicated to San Francisco neighborhood news. The article appeared on Monday, June 15, and covers our range of activities, history and culture.

See the full article here:
Meet The Sundance Association, A Unique Country-Western Dancing Club

 

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Sundance Saloon Returns To Jane Warner Plaza – April 11, 2015

Sundance Saloon returned to Jane Warner Plaza in the heart of the Castro district of San Francisco for some more two-steppin’ and line dancin’ fun. There’s something really special about dancing under a beautiful blue sky, especially when your audience includes tourists coming in on the vintage MUNI streetcars who may never have seen same-sex dancing. There could not be better ambassadors for the LGBT community.

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Jane Warner Plaza 04-11-15 Jane Warner Plaza 04-11-15

Jane Warner Plaza 04-11-15 Jane Warner Plaza 04-11-15

Jane Warner Plaza 04-11-15 Jane Warner Plaza 04-11-15

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