Straight Tequila Night

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"Straight Tequila Night"
Single by John Anderson
from the album Seminole Wind
B-side "Seminole Wind"
Released December 2, 1991
Recorded 1991
Genre Country
Length 2:55
Label BNA
Writer(s) Debbie Hupp
Kent Robbins
Producer(s) James Stroud
John Anderson singles chronology
"Who Got Our Love"
"Straight Tequila Night"
"When It Comes to You"
Music video
"Straight Tequila Night" at

"Straight Tequila Night" is a song written by Debbie Hupp and Kent Robbins, and recorded by American country music singer John Anderson. It was released in December 1991 as the second single from Anderson's album Seminole Wind. It reached number-one on the country charts in the United States and Canada.[1] It was Anderson's first number one song since 1983 and considered his comeback single.


The song is a mid-tempo number in which the narrator is a person counseling a man in a tavern, which is regarding a frequent female patron. The narrator advises the man not to speak with her when she is consuming straight tequila because it will make her think of her former significant other with whom she had recently ended a relationship, adding that she is otherwise friendly especially when consuming any other alcoholic beverage.

Music video[edit]

A music video was filmed for the song, and was directed by Steve Boyle. It has aired on CMT, TNN and Great American Country; and has also been seen on CMT Pure Country.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1991-1992) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1992) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 16
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 16

Cover Versions[edit]

In 2014, country artist Kevin Moon released the song as a duet with John Anderson as the first single on his CD, "Throwback."


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. pp. 26–27. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 2082." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. March 21, 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013.
  3. ^ "John Anderson Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for John Anderson.
  4. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1992". RPM. December 19, 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Best of 1992: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013. 

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Preceded by
"What She's Doing Now"
by Garth Brooks
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single

March 14, 1992
Succeeded by
by Alan Jackson
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

March 21, 1992