|Single by Patti Smith Group|
|from the album Wave|
|Songwriter(s)||Patti Smith, Ivan Král|
|Patti Smith singles chronology|
"Dancing Barefoot" is a rock song written by Patti Smith and Ivan Král, and released as a second single from the Patti Smith Group's 1979 album Wave. According to the album sleeve, the song was dedicated to women such as Amedeo Modigliani's mistress Jeanne Hébuterne.
In 1998, the song featured on the soundtrack of Whatever, a coming of age film starring Liza Weil.
In 2000, a live version was released on the benefit album Broadcasts Vol. 8 from KGSR in Austin, Texas.
In 2010, the song ranked number 331 on Rolling Stone's list of "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time".