Longneck Bottle

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"Longneck Bottle"
Garth Brooks - Longneck Bottle.jpg
Single by Garth Brooks
from the album Sevens
B-side "Rollin'"[1]
Released November 22, 1997
Format CD single, 7" single
Genre Country
Length 2:17
Label Capitol Nashville 19851
Writer(s) Rick Carnes, Steve Wariner
Producer(s) Allen Reynolds
Garth Brooks singles chronology
"In Another's Eyes"
"Longneck Bottle"
"She's Gonna Make It"

"Longneck Bottle" is a song written by Steve Wariner and Rick Carnes, and recorded by American country music artist Garth Brooks. It was released in November 1997 as the first single from his album Sevens. Wariner also plays acoustic guitar and sings background vocals on the song.


The song is an upbeat shuffle in the key of D major, with an approximate tempo of 176 beats per minute and a vocal range of C2-A5.[2] Steve Wariner, who co-wrote the song, sings vocal harmony and plays lead guitar on the track.[3]


The song's b-side, "Rollin'," was an album track from Brooks's last studio album, 1995's Fresh Horses. That song had charted in late 1995, reaching No. 71 on the Billboard country charts for the week of December 9.[1]

Released as a single in late 1997, "Longneck Bottle" was added to the playlists of all 222 stations that were surveyed by Radio & Records magazine at the time.[4]

On the RPM Country Tracks charts in Canada, it debuted at #60 for the week of December 1, 1997, and was Number One only one week later. It held the Number One position on the chart week of December 15 as well, while the charts for the next three weeks (December 22, December 29, and January 5) were all frozen. January 12, 1998, the next RPM chart to be published, also had the song at Number One, although it fell to #2 the next week when "Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)" by Shania Twain took over. "Longneck Bottle" reclaimed the Number One position on this chart on January 26, for its fourth and final week at Number One in Canada.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1997–1998) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[5] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1998) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[7] 21
US Country Songs (Billboard)[8] 52
Preceded by
"From Here to Eternity"
by Michael Peterson
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single

December 20, 1997-January 3, 1998
Succeeded by
"A Broken Wing"
by Martina McBride
Preceded by
"I'm Feeling Kind of Lucky Tonight"
by Charlie Major
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

December 8, 1997-January 12, 1998
Succeeded by
"Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)"
by Shania Twain
Preceded by
"Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)"
by Shania Twain
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

January 26, 1998
Succeeded by
"The Kind of Heart That Breaks"
by Chris Cummings


  1. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 61. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ "'Longneck Bottle' sheet music". musicnotes.com. Retrieved 9 February 2017. 
  3. ^ Sevens (CD). Garth Brooks. Capitol Records. 1997. 329519. 
  4. ^ "Garth Brooks biography". GACTV.com. Retrieved 2007-11-24. 
  5. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 3407." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. December 8, 1997. Retrieved July 14, 2013.
  6. ^ "Garth Brooks – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Garth Brooks.
  7. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1998". RPM. December 14, 1998. Retrieved July 14, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Best of 1998: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1998. Retrieved July 14, 2013. 

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