Jukebox Junkie

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"Jukebox Junkie"
Single by Ken Mellons
from the album Ken Mellons
Released July 18, 1994
Genre Country
Length 2:41
Label Epic
Writer(s) Ken Mellons
Jerry Cupit
Janice Honeycutt
Producer(s) Jerry Cupit
Ken Mellons singles chronology
"Lookin' in the Same Direction"
(1994)
"Jukebox Junkie"
(1994)
"I Can Bring Her Back"
(1994)

"Jukebox Junkie" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Ken Mellons. It was released in July 1994 as the second single from his debut album Ken Mellons. The song reached number 8 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart and peaked at number 6 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks chart.[1] It was written by Mellons, Jerry Cupit and Janice Honeycutt.

Content[edit]

The song is an uptempo, in which the narrator talks about how he loves to listen to the jukebox.

Critical reception[edit]

Deborah Evans Price, of Billboard magazine gave the song a mixed review, saying that while Mellons "possesses one of those deep, whiskey-soaked voice that could never be mistaken for anything but country", the song will likely "never be mistaken for anything other than what it is - a hopeless string of honky-tonk cliches."[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Marc Ball and premiered in mid-1994.

Chart performance[edit]

"Jukebox Junkie" debuted at number sixty nine on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of July 30, 1994.

Chart (1994) Peak
position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 6
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 8

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1994) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[5] 57

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ken Mellons Hot Country Songs Chart History
  2. ^ Billboard, July 23, 1994
  3. ^ "RPM Country Tracks." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. November 14, 1994. Retrieved August 4, 2013.
  4. ^ "Ken Mellons Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Ken Mellons.
  5. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1994". RPM. December 12, 1994. Retrieved August 4, 2013. 

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