Jon Pardi’s “Heartache on the Dancefloor”: Musical Insights

In the “Musical Insights” series, country artists share their thoughts on some of their most popular tunes.

Congratulations to Jon Pardi, who just scored his latest chart-topper with “Heartache on the Dancefloor.” He’s a native of Northern California, but says he had Southern California in mind when he wrote the tune.

“Man, I always say if you’re going to have a song called ‘Heartache on the Dance Floor,’ you better have a good dance beat,” he reveals in a statement from his label. “So, this one definitely has something you can dance to.

“And I kind of wrote it with like San Diego kind of style of town or Venice Beach in my mind just because there was a couple of times I spent out there, and this is so cool. I can’t believe people live out here all the time, and this is on the beach bars and stuff.

“So I just always had this story of this super-hot California girl, like you’re dancing around,” he continues. “You don’t ever have the courage to say it but then you like – she drives you crazy and you’re just kind of like waiting to see her again. You never really see her but this is kind of that – it’s just like a happy song about this guy looking for a girl, and he’s just trying to find her but not in a creepy way.

“This guy is glorifying this girl through lyrics in a love song, because he wants to find her and he wants to know her name, he wants to see her again.”

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