Alcohol (Brad Paisley song)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
"Alcohol"
Single by Brad Paisley
from the album Time Well Wasted
Released May 9, 2005
Recorded 2005
Genre Country
Length 4:52 (album version)
4:09 (single version)
Label Arista Nashville
Writer(s) Brad Paisley
Producer(s) Frank Rogers
Certification Gold (RIAA)
Brad Paisley singles chronology
"Mud on the Tires"
(2004)
"Alcohol"
(2005)
"When I Get Where I'm Going"
(2005)

"Alcohol" is a song written and recorded by American country music singer Brad Paisley. It was released in May 2005 as the first single from Paisley's album Time Well Wasted, reaching number 4 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. It also peaked at number 28 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.

It was nominated for two Grammys: Best Country Song and Best Country Male Vocal.

Content[edit]

The song is a mid-tempo in 6/8 time signature and the key of C major.[1] In the song, Paisley personifies alcoholic beverages in general, describing the various influences that the beverages have on certain people ("Helping white people dance"), ultimately stating "You'll have some of the best times you'll never remember, with me, Alcohol".

Reception[edit]

Kevin John Coyne, reviewing the song for Country Universe, gave it a positive rating. He says that Paisley pulls the song off with "good taste and great humor."[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Jim Shea. It features Little Jimmy Dickens, who puts a lampshade on his head. It was released in June 2005. A newer, 3D live version of the video, directed by Scott Scovill, was released in late 2010.

Chart performance[edit]

The song debuted at number 60 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week ending May 7, 2005.

Chart (2005) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 28
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 4

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2005) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 24

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""Alcohol" sheet music". Musicnotes.com. Retrieved September 21, 2011. 
  2. ^ Coyne, Kevin John (May 16, 2005). "Brad Paisley – "Alcohol"". Country Universe. Retrieved June 17, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Brad Paisley Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Brad Paisley. Retrieved February 6, 2011.
  4. ^ "Brad Paisley Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Brad Paisley. Retrieved February 6, 2011.
  5. ^ "Best of 2005: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2005. Retrieved June 16, 2012. 

External links[edit]