Party Crowd

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"Party Crowd"
Single by David Lee Murphy
from the album Out with a Bang
B-side "Can't Turn It Off"
Released February 21, 1995
Format Cassette single
Recorded 1994
Genre Country
Length 3:18
Label MCA
Writer(s) Jimbeau Hinson
David Lee Murphy
Producer(s) Tony Brown
David Lee Murphy singles chronology
"Fish Ain't Bitin'"
"Party Crowd"
"Dust on the Bottle"

"Party Crowd" is the title of a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist David Lee Murphy. It was released in February 1995 as the third single from his debut album Out with a Bang. It peaked at #6 in the United States, and #7 in Canada, thus becoming his first top ten hit. The song was written by Murphy and Jimbeau Hinson.


The song is an uptempo, in which the narrator talks about how his lover just broke-up with him, though she could not help but cry while doing so. Having told her not to worry about him "for the sake of her feelings and the sake of [his] pride," he goes on to say that he is looking for a party crowd to forget all of his troubles.

Critical reception[edit]

Billboard magazine reviewed the song unfavorably, saying that while Murphy is a fine writer and singer, he "seems intent on downplaying these attributes by releasing rowdy-but-flimsy singles like this." and "a little more muscle in the songwriting department might better show off this guy."[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Chris Rogers.

Chart positions[edit]

"Party Crowd" debuted at number 67 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of March 18, 1995.

Chart (1995) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 7
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 6

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1995) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 81
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 31


  1. ^ "Reviews". Billboard: 67. 4 March 1995. 
  2. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 8495." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. August 7, 1995. Retrieved July 21, 2013.
  3. ^ "David Lee Murphy Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for David Lee Murphy.
  4. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1995". RPM. December 18, 1995. Retrieved July 21, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Best of 1995: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1995. Retrieved July 21, 2013. 

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