Cafe on the Corner (song)

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"Cafe on the Corner"
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Single by Sawyer Brown
from the album Cafe on the Corner
Released August 3, 1992
Genre Country
Length 3:23
Label Curb
Writer(s) Mac McAnally
Producer(s) Randy Scruggs, Mark Miller
Sawyer Brown singles chronology
"Some Girls Do"
"Cafe on the Corner"
"All These Years"

"Cafe on the Corner" is a song written by Mac McAnally, and recorded by American country music group Sawyer Brown. It was released in August 1992 as the first single and title track from the album Cafe on the Corner. The song reached number 5 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart and number 2 on the Canadian RPM Country chart.[1]


The song is a ballad about the plight of a dispossessed farmer and others who are "down and out" in life.

Critical reception[edit]

Deborah Evans Price, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably saying that the song is supported by a "riveting video."[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Michael Salomon and premiered in August 1992.

Chart performance[edit]

"Cafe on the Corner" debuted at number 69 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of August 8, 1992.

Chart (1992) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 2
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 5

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1992) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[5] 5


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 305. 
  2. ^ Billboard, August 8, 1992
  3. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 1856." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. November 21, 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013.
  4. ^ "Sawyer Brown – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Sawyer Brown.
  5. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1992". RPM. December 19, 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013.