Beer on the Table

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"Beer on the Table"
Single by Josh Thompson
from the album Way Out Here
Released July 27, 2009
Format CD Single
Music download
Genre Country
Length 3:30
Label Columbia Nashville
Songwriter(s) Ken Johnson
Josh Thompson
Andi Zack
Producer(s) Michael Knox
Josh Thompson singles chronology
"Beer on the Table"
"Way Out Here"
"Beer on the Table"
"Way Out Here"

"Beer on the Table" is the title of a debut song co-written and recorded by American country music singer Josh Thompson. It was released in July 2009 as the lead-off single from his debut album Way Out Here, released on February 23, 2010.[1] Thompson wrote the song with Ken Johnson and Andi Zack.

Critical reception[edit]

Juli Thanki of Engine 145 gave the song a thumbs-up, calling some of the lyrics "cringe-inducing" but also saying that she thought Thompson had a distinctive voice.[2] Similarly, Bobby Peacock of Roughstock said that Thompson has "an everyman quality to his voice that lends it a sense of authenticity."[3]

Chart performance[edit]

"Beer on the Table" debuted at number 55 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart dated August 15, 2009,[4] and reached a peak of number 17 in February 2010.

Chart (2009–10) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 17
US Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100[6] 3


  1. ^ Neal, Chris (2009-10-12). "Who's New: Josh Thompson". Country Weekly. 16 (35): 17. ISSN 1074-3235. 
  2. ^ Thanki, Juli (2009-08-31). "Josh Thompson - "Beer on the Table"". Engine 145. Archived from the original on 2012-10-01. Retrieved 2009-10-30. 
  3. ^ Peacock, Bobby (2009-08-25). "Josh Thompson — "Beer on the Table"". Roughstock. Archived from the original on 2009-09-23. Retrieved 2009-10-30. 
  4. ^ Morris, Edward (2009-08-08). "Darius Rucker Claims No. 1 Song Spot With "Alright"". Retrieved 2009-10-30. 
  5. ^ "Josh Thompson – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Josh Thompson.
  6. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2011). Top Pop Singles 1955–2010. Record Research, Inc. p. 893. ISBN 0-89820-188-8. 

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