Any Ol' Barstool

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"Any Ol' Barstool"
The cover consists of Aldean wearing a plaid shirt, denim jeans and cowboy hat standing behind a decrepit blue door.
Single by Jason Aldean
from the album They Don't Know
ReleasedDecember 5, 2016 (2016-12-05)
FormatDigital download
Recorded2016
GenreCountry
Length3:23
LabelBroken Bow
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Michael Knox
Jason Aldean singles chronology
"A Little More Summertime"
(2016)
"Any Ol' Barstool"
(2016)
"They Don't Know"
(2017)
Music video
"Any Ol' Barstool" on YouTube

"Any Ol' Barstool" is a song written by Deric Ruttan and Josh Thompson and recorded by American country music artist Jason Aldean. It was released in December 5, 2016 by Broken Bow Records as the third single from Aldean's seventh album They Don't Know (2016). "Any Ol' Barstool" gave Aldean his thirteenth number-one hit on the US Billboard Country Airplay chart and his eleventh top 5 hit on the Hot Country Songs chart. It also reached outside the top 50 on the Hot 100 chart. The song achieved similar chart success in Canada, reaching number one on the Canada Country chart and number 100 on the Canadian Hot 100 chart. It was certified Gold by Music Canada for selling over 40,000 units in that country. An accompanying music video for the single, directed by Shaun Silva, features Aldean playing in an empty bar against the story of a quarreling couple.

Commercial performance[edit]

"Any Ol' Barstool" debuted at number 93 on the Billboard Hot 100 the week of February 11, 2017.[1] Eleven weeks later, it reached number 52 the week of April 29,[2] and stayed on the chart for eighteen weeks.[3] The song has sold 166,000 copies in the United States as of May 2017.[4] In Canada, the song debuted and peaked at number 100 on the Canadian Hot 100 the week of April 22, 2017.[5] On January 11, 2018, "Any Ol' Barstool" was certified Gold by Music Canada for selling over 40,000 units.[6]

Music video[edit]

A lyric video for "Any Ol' Barstool" premiered on Aldean's Vevo channel on December 5, 2016.[7] The official music video was directed by Shaun Silva and premiered in 2017.[8] The video tells the story of a couple fighting with each other and going about their day afterwards: the man works as a bartender mixing "business and pleasure" with both his buddies and his woman's friends while she waits at home for his text messages.[8] Intercut are scenes of Aldean performing in an empty bar.[9]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2016–17) Peak
position
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[10] 100
Canada Country (Billboard)[11] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[12] 52
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[13] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[14] 5

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Position
Canada Country (Billboard)[15] 19
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[16] 27
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[17] 20

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[6] Gold 40,000*

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Hot 100". Billboard. February 11, 2017. Retrieved April 17, 2019.
  2. ^ "The Hot 100". Billboard. April 29, 2017. Retrieved April 17, 2019.
  3. ^ "Any Ol' Barstool by Jason Aldean". aCharts.co. Retrieved April 17, 2019.
  4. ^ Bjorke, Matt (May 11, 2017). "Top 30 Digital Country Singles Chart: May 11, 2017". Roughstock.
  5. ^ "Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. April 22, 2017. Retrieved April 17, 2019.
  6. ^ a b "Canadian single certifications – Jason Aldean – Any Ol' Barstool". Music Canada.
  7. ^ "Jason Aldean - Any Ol' Barstool (Lyric Video)". YouTube. December 5, 2016. Retrieved April 17, 2019.
  8. ^ a b Stutz, Colin (February 28, 2017). "Jason Aldean's 'Any Ol' Barstool' Soundtracks Heartache & Barroom Brawls in New Video: Watch". Billboard. Retrieved April 17, 2019.
  9. ^ McKenna, Brittney (March 1, 2017). "See Jason Aldean's Dramatic 'Any Ol' Barstool' Video". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media. Retrieved April 17, 2019.
  10. ^ "Jason Aldean Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved April 11, 2017.
  11. ^ "Jason Aldean Chart History (Canada Country)". Billboard. Retrieved March 28, 2017.
  12. ^ "Jason Aldean Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved April 18, 2017.
  13. ^ "Jason Aldean Chart History (Country Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved April 18, 2017.
  14. ^ "Jason Aldean Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved April 18, 2017.
  15. ^ "Billboard Canada Year-End Country Airplay of 2017". Billboard. Retrieved December 31, 2017.
  16. ^ "Country Airplay Songs – Year-End 2017". Billboard. Retrieved December 18, 2017.
  17. ^ "Hot Country Songs – Year-End 2017". Billboard. Retrieved December 18, 2017.