Beer Money

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"Beer Money"
The cover consists of overlaying images of American dollar bills and the tops of beer cans.
Single by Kip Moore
from the album Up All Night
Released July 9, 2012 (2012-07-09)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2012
Genre Country
Length 3:38
Label MCA Nashville
Producer(s) Brett James
Kip Moore singles chronology
"Somethin' 'Bout a Truck"
"Beer Money"
"Hey Pretty Girl"

"Beer Money" is a song recorded by American country music artist Kip Moore. It was released in July 2012 as his second single from his debut album, Up All Night. Moore co-wrote the song with Blair Daly and Troy Verges.[1] The song received positive reviews from critics who praised Moore's vocals and use of imagery for elevating the ordinary material.

"Beer Money" peaked at number 3 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart. It also charted at number 7 on the Hot Country Songs chart and number 51 on the Hot 100. It was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), denoting sales of over half-a-million units in that country. In Canada, it peaked at number one on the Country chart and number 58 on the Canadian Hot 100. The accompanying music video for the song was directed by Peter Zavadil.

Critical reception[edit]

Billy Dukes of Taste of Country gave the song three and a half stars out of five, writing that "what takes this song past ordinary is Moore's grave vocals and story-telling ability."[2] Matt Bjorke of Roughstock also gave the song a favorable review, calling it "another strong mood-setting, sing-a-long ready country/rocker."[3]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Peter Zavadil and premiered in September 2012.[4] The video starts with Moore playing a mechanic who gets into an argument with his boss (played by Moore's real-life manager Shawn McSpadden).[5] It then follows him picking up his girlfriend from a diner and taking her to a late night barn party where he performs. The video also follows a group of men stealing a keg from a beer delivery truck driver and taking it to said party.

Chart performance[edit]

"Beer Money" debuted at number 57 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of July 7, 2012.[6] It also debuted at number 99 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart for the week of October 6, 2012. It also debuted at number 90 on the Canadian Hot 100 chart for the week of November 24, 2012.

Chart (2012–13) Peak
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[7] 58
Canada Country (Billboard)[8] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[9] 51
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[10] 7
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[11] 3

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[12] 59
Chart (2013) Position
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[13] 61
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[14] 63


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[15] Gold 500,000^

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


  1. ^ Conaway, Alanna (July 10, 2012). "Kip Moore, 'Beer Money' – Lyrics Uncovered". Taste of Country. Retrieved September 6, 2012. 
  2. ^ Dukes, Billy (June 26, 2012). "Kip Moore, 'Beer Money' – Song Review". Taste of Country. Retrieved September 6, 2012. 
  3. ^ Bjorke, Matt (June 22, 2012). "The Weekly Single Recap: June 22, 2012". Roughstock. Archived from the original on June 26, 2012. Retrieved September 6, 2012. 
  4. ^ "CMT : Videos : Kip Moore : Beer Money". Country Music Television. Retrieved September 20, 2012. 
  5. ^ Schmitt, Brad (November 29, 2012). "Kip Moore Uses Real-Life Tension in "Beer Money" Video". Country Weekly. American Media, Inc. Archived from the original on September 9, 2015. Retrieved September 17, 2015. 
  6. ^ Morris, Edward (June 30, 2012). "Kenny Chesney Lands a Big One With Welcome to the Fishbowl". Country Music Television. Retrieved September 6, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Kip Moore Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard.
  8. ^ "Kip Moore Chart History (Canada Country)". Billboard.
  9. ^ "Kip Moore Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  10. ^ "Kip Moore Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  11. ^ "Kip Moore Chart History (Country Airplay)". Billboard.
  12. ^ "Best of 2012: Hot Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2012. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Billboard Country Update for December 16, 2013" (PDF). Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. December 16, 2013. p. 21. Retrieved December 17, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Best of 2013: Hot Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2013. Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  15. ^ "American single certifications – Kip Moore – Beer Money". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved June 19, 2013.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 

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