Category Archives: In Popular Culture

Video: Barney – A Square Dance Song

Another example of popular culture getting square dance slightly wrong. I guess we should be happy that some children will get an introduction to square dancing through this, but even very young children can do more authentic versions of square dancing.


Square Dance by Eminem

Eminem has a song called “square dance”. Unfortunately, the beat is too slow to do an actual square dance to it! This song is quite typical of Eminem, so if you have “gentle sensibilities” (i.e. you don’t enjoy listening to music with swearing and other kinds of foul language), I would recommend not listening to it.

I guess the two parts that make this song “square dancey” are the chorus (see below) and the banjo-type instrument that you can hear in the background sometimes.


Here is the song.