View Full Version : Country Electric Slide?

John Allo
06-10-2005, 01:11 PM
Uh oh. Gig tomorrow just requested The Electric Slide, but not the famous version by Marcia Griffiths or any of the subsequent followups.

They were specific about a Country Electric Slide?


06-10-2005, 01:22 PM
A lot of folks do the slide to Shania's 'Man, I Feel Like A Woman'. Otherwise, dunno, haven't heard of a specific song like that yet.

06-10-2005, 01:23 PM

I can just hear the banjo and dobro doing the man theme....LOL

Maybe a fiddle doing the "boogie oogie woogie" part...

OR.....they could be talking about pedal steel...you know...a "Country Electric Slide gee-tar!"

I have seen someone mention the Cha Cha Slide as a "country Electric Slide" with stomps, so that might be what they mean. It sure don't sound Country to me though....

Maybe they mean the Tush Push.

06-10-2005, 01:27 PM
The Cotten Eye Joe, maybe?

Try this link: http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/jgothard/SECT1E.HTM

Look about half-way down. There is a reference to the Electric Slide, and alternate songs to use (some are country songs).

Hope it helps.


Mark Beecher
06-10-2005, 01:44 PM
Fast As You - Dwight Yoakam

mix in a little achy breaky...

John Allo
06-10-2005, 02:13 PM
Mark, that's what jumped out at me when I looked at the list in Bill's post.

I like Fast As You, it has a riff similar to Pretty Woman.

Hopefully, they will like this, if not, we'll try something else! 8)

06-10-2005, 02:26 PM
If I remember correctly there was a dance to Achy Breaky Heart that was similiar to the Slide.

Alan R Hilbert
06-10-2005, 02:32 PM
Here's a few more from my play lists. Hope they help

Prop Me Up Beside The Jukebox- Joe Diffie
Fast As You- Dwight Yoakam
Get Back- Steve Wariner
Get In Line- Larry Boone
Super Love- Exile
Wild Man- Ricky Van Shelton
Bobby Ann Mason- Rick Trevino
Earthquake- Ronnie Milsap


06-10-2005, 05:06 PM
Just have them do it to Boot Scootin' Boogie....that's what most of the people 'round these parts been doin fer yeers.

06-10-2005, 05:35 PM
Every time I do a 'country' Electric Slide, it's been "Achy Breaky Heart".

06-10-2005, 10:18 PM
People around here will do "Four Corners" to Harlem Shuffle - Rolling Stones and Boot Scootin Boogie - Brooks & Dunn.

My bet says they are looking for the Harlem Shuffle!

06-11-2005, 12:36 AM
John: Yep, that request. They do the Virginia Cowboy (the country dance version of the electric slide) to one of two popular tracks:

(Bonnie Raitt) "Something To Talk About"

(are you sitting down?)

(Geezinslaw Brothers) "Help Me I'm White And I Can't Dance"

Just in case they are confusing the country slide with the country macarena, have the (Groovegrass Boys) Macarena. No DJ should be without these (barf)!

Rick Redding
06-11-2005, 09:42 AM
Try Strokin' - Clarence Carter. Not only does it work well for the slide, but you get lots of personal information and it gets them in the mood for lu-uv... (or an unreasonable facsimile) ;)

06-11-2005, 09:52 AM
Arount these parts, they use Earthqualke by Ronnie Milsap for the elictric slide dance