Beer in Mexico (song)

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"Beer in Mexico"
Kenny Chesney - Beer in Mexico.jpg
Single by Kenny Chesney
from the album The Road and the Radio
Released January 8, 2007
Genre Country
Length 4:33 (album version)
3:44 (radio version)
Label BNA
Writer(s) Kenny Chesney
Producer(s) Buddy Cannon
Kenny Chesney
Kenny Chesney singles chronology
"You Save Me"
"Beer in Mexico"
"Never Wanted Nothing More"

"Beer In Mexico" is a song written and recorded by American country music artist Kenny Chesney. It was released in January 2007 as the fifth and final single from Chesney's album The Road and the Radio. The song reached the top of the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and was the first song written by Kenny Chesney himself to reach number 1 on the charts.

Background and writing[edit]

The liner notes for The Road and the Radio state that Chesney wrote the song while vacationing in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico for Sammy Hagar's birthday party.


The narrator talks about him being at the "crossroads in [his] life" and doesn't know what decisions to make, so he decides to relax and have a beer in Mexico.


Kevin John Coyne, reviewing the song for Country Universe, gave it a B+ rating. He said that it is "a cool, loud record. There’s almost too much going on, but just almost." He then goes on to say that radio will be all over the song.[1] Dan Milliken of Country Universe rated the song number 108 on his list of the 201 Greatest Singles of the Decade. He stated that the song was "such a perfect encapsulation of Kenny Chesney’s musical identity from this decade that you could skip over the most of the rest of his work and still get the basic idea." [2]

Chart positions[edit]

"Beer in Mexico" debuted at number 60 on the Hot Country Songs chart dated for November 19, 2005 as an album cut. It re-entered at number 51 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of January 6, 2007.

Chart (2007) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 61

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 24
Preceded by
"Ladies Love Country Boys"
by Trace Adkins
Billboard Hot Country Songs
number-one single

March 24—April 7, 2007
Succeeded by
"Last Dollar (Fly Away)"
by Tim McGraw


Country Certification
United States (RIAA)[6] Gold


  1. ^ Coyne, Kevin John (2007-01-15). "Kenny Chesney - "Beer in Mexico"". Country Universe. Retrieved 2010-06-17. 
  2. ^ Milliken, Dan (2009-12-18). "Country Universe – A Country Music Blog » The 201 Greatest Singles of the Decade, Part 5: #120-#101". Retrieved 2012-01-15. 
  3. ^ "Kenny Chesney – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Kenny Chesney.
  4. ^ "Kenny Chesney – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Kenny Chesney.
  5. ^ "Best of 2007: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2007. Retrieved July 11, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Jennifer Lopez Certificates". Recording Industry Association of America. (RIAA). April 2011. Retrieved 2011-04-26.