Some Beach

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"Some Beach"
Blake Shelton Single.jpg
Single by Blake Shelton
from the album Blake Shelton's Barn & Grill
Released July 26, 2004 (2004-07-26)
Format CD single
Genre Country
Length 3:24
Label Warner Bros. Nashville
Writer(s) Rory Lee Feek
Paul Overstreet
Producer(s) Bobby Braddock
Blake Shelton singles chronology
"When Somebody Knows You That Well"
"Some Beach"
"Goodbye Time"

"Some Beach" is a song written by Rory Lee Feek and Paul Overstreet and recorded by American country music artist Blake Shelton. It was released in July 2004 as the second single from his album Blake Shelton's Barn & Grill. The song reached the top of the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for four weeks, giving him his third number-one hit.


The narrator deals with frustrations, such as being flipped off in traffic on the highway and having to wait all afternoon at the dentist's office, by wishing that he were "on some beach, somewhere." The song's title is a double entendre, playing on a Southeastern U.S. dialectal form of the epithet "son of a bitch" ("som' bitch").[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Peter Zavadil and features Shelton driving a pickup truck down a freeway, trying to park the truck, and going to the dentist. These scenes are interspersed with footage of Blake seated in a bar on his dream beach. But the message of the video seems to be that the grass is greener on the other side, as there is a woman seated beside Blake seemingly complaining constantly, which he is trying to ignore, and the bartender is talking on his mobile, oblivious to Blake's attempt to catch his attention.

Chart performance[edit]

"Some Beach" debuted at number 51 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs for the chart week of August 7, 2004.

Chart (2004–05) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100[2] 28
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2005) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 28
Preceded by
"Back When"
by Tim McGraw
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single

December 25, 2004–January 15, 2005
Succeeded by
"Awful, Beautiful Life"
by Darryl Worley


  1. ^ Golightly, Richard Kent (2008). On Garbled English. AuthorHouse. pp. 2–3. ISBN 1-4343-2344-7. 
  2. ^ "Blake Shelton – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Blake Shelton. Retrieved January 29, 2011.
  3. ^ "Blake Shelton – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Blake Shelton. Retrieved January 29, 2011.
  4. ^ "Best of 2005: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2005. Retrieved June 16, 2012. 

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