Drunk on a Plane
|"Drunk on a Plane"|
|Single by Dierks Bentley|
|from the album Riser|
|Released||April 21, 2014|
|Dierks Bentley singles chronology|
The song is an up-tempo about a man who is left behind at the altar and takes a trip to Cancún by himself after he is unable to refund the airplane tickets he had purchased for a honeymoon. While on the airplane, the narrator becomes intoxicated and parties with the other passengers. Bentley told Country Standard Time, "It's a fun song, but when you really listen, there's also an underlying lonesomeness, which is what makes it different than a lot of the other uptempo songs I've put out."
Bob Paxman of Country Weekly rated the song "A", saying, "The song has a particular smartness about it, which sets this apart from the sundry drinking songs that inundate our space…'Drunk on a Plane' captures a sky-high party atmosphere while giving off a melancholy feel at the same time, a difficult maneuver that's pulled off nicely."
Aside from receiving strong critical acclaim, "Drunk on a Plane" is a commercial success as well. As of July 23, 2014, the song has sold 616,000 copies in the United States,is Bentley's 18th career single to peak in the top 10 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs or Country Airplay chart and has been certified Gold by the RIAA.
In the music video, Bentley plays both himself and an airline pilot. According to Country Weekly, "musician Dierks (who is a real-life pilot) has to save the day when the craft is plummeting toward the ground." Wes Edwards directed the video.
|Canada (Canadian Hot 100)||35|
|Canada Country (Billboard)||13|
|US Billboard Hot 100||27|
|US Country Airplay (Billboard)||4|
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||3|
- Paxman, Bob (2 June 2014). "Dierks Bentley — 'Drunk on a Plane'". Country Weekly 21 (22): 66. ISSN 1074-3235.
- "Bentley gets "Drunk on a Plane"". Country Standard Time. 7 April 2014. Retrieved 27 May 2014.
- Matt Bjorke (July 23, 2014). "Country Chart News: The Top 30 Digital Singles For July 23, 2014". Roughstock.
- "American single certifications – Dierks Bentley – Drunk on a Plane". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
- "Dierks Bentley Saves the Day in "Drunk on a Plane" Video". Country Weekly. 12 May 2014. Retrieved 27 May 2014.
- "'Drunk on a Plane' video". Country Music Television. Retrieved 27 May 2014.
- "Dierks Bentley Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Dierks Bentley.
- "Dierks Bentley Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Canada Country for Dierks Bentley.
- "Dierks Bentley Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Dierks Bentley.
- "Dierks Bentley Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Country Airplay for Dierks Bentley.
- "Dierks Bentley Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Dierks Bentley.