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Single by Dierks Bentley
from the album Home
Released April 9, 2012 (2012-04-09)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2011–12
Genre Country rock
Length 3:02
Label Capitol Nashville
  • Brett Beavers
  • Luke Wooten
Dierks Bentley singles chronology
"Tip It On Back"
"Tip It On Back"

"5-1-5-0" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Dierks Bentley. It was released in April 2012 as the third single from his album Home. The song was written by Bentley, Brett Beavers and Jim Beavers.

Background and writing[edit]

Co-writer Jim Beavers told Taste of Country that the idea for "5-1-5-0" came about when he and Bentley were discussing Van Halen's album 5150. Beavers said that he changed the pronunciation from "fifty-one-fifty" to "five-one-five-oh", and rhymed it with "somebody call the po-po" after seeing a police car.[1]


The title is a reference to the 5150 "involuntary psychiatric hold" in the California Welfare and Institutions Code. In it, the narrator sings that his lover is making him "crazy".[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Bobby Peacock of Roughstock gave the song four stars out of five, saying that it was "fun to listen to" and "sticks in the head after only one listen."[3] Billy Dukes of Taste of Country rated it four-and-a-half stars out of five, calling it "three minutes of reckless energy".[4]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Wes Edwards and premiered in June 2012.[5]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[6] 42
US Billboard Hot 100[7] 33
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[8] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[9] 40
Preceded by
"Even If It Breaks Your Heart"
by Eli Young Band
Billboard Hot Country Songs
number-one single

August 4, 2012
Succeeded by
"Come Over"
by Kenny Chesney


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[10] Gold 40,000^
United States (RIAA)[11] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ Conaway, Alanna (1 April 2012). "Dierks Bentley, ’5-1-5-0′ – Lyrics Uncovered". Taste of Country. Retrieved 13 May 2012. 
  2. ^ Bierly, Mandi (10 February 2012). "Home review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 13 May 2012. 
  3. ^ Peacock, Bobby (17 April 2012). "'5-1-5-0' review". Roughstock. Retrieved 13 May 2012. 
  4. ^ Dukes, Billy (23 March 2012). "Dierks Bentley, ’5-1-5-0′ – Song Review". Taste of Country. Retrieved 13 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "CMT : Videos : Dierks Bentley : 5-1-5-0". Country Music Television. Retrieved June 1, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Dierks Bentley – Chart history" Canadian Hot 100 for Dierks Bentley.
  7. ^ "Dierks Bentley – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Dierks Bentley.
  8. ^ "Dierks Bentley – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Dierks Bentley.
  9. ^ "Best of 2012: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2012. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Dierks Bentley – 5-1-5-0". Music Canada. Retrieved January 10, 2014. 
  11. ^ "American single certifications – Dierks Bentley – 5-1-5-0". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved August 10, 2012.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH