About The Song

“It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” is a popular country song performed by American artists Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett. Released in 2003, the song became a hit, known for its catchy melody and lighthearted lyrics about the joys of taking a break and enjoying life.

Background and Release

  • Artists: Alan Jackson, Jimmy Buffett
  • Album: Greatest Hits Volume II
  • Release Date: June 2, 2003
  • Label: Arista Nashville

Songwriters and Production

  • Written by: Jim “Moose” Brown, Don Rollins
  • Produced by: Keith Stegall

Musical Style and Themes

“It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” is a fun, upbeat country song with elements of Caribbean and Gulf Coast music, reflecting Jimmy Buffett’s signature “island escapism” style. The song features a lively rhythm, steel drums, and Jackson and Buffett’s laid-back vocal delivery. The lyrics humorously celebrate the idea of taking a break from work and enjoying a drink, regardless of the time of day.

Chart Performance

The song achieved significant success on various music charts:
  • Billboard Hot Country Songs: Reached number one
  • Billboard Hot 100: Peaked at number 17

Impact and Legacy

“It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” became a summer anthem and a favorite among fans of both Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett. Its carefree attitude and catchy chorus resonated with listeners, making it a popular choice for parties and gatherings. The song’s success also helped introduce Jimmy Buffett’s music to a new generation of country fans.
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Music Video

The music video for “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” features Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett performing the song in a tropical beach setting, complete with palm trees and beach chairs. The video captures the song’s relaxed vibe and playful spirit, further enhancing its appeal.

Awards and Recognition

The song received several nominations and awards, including:
  • CMA Awards: Vocal Event of the Year
  • ACM Awards: Vocal Event of the Year

Legacy

“It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” remains a beloved favorite among country music fans, often played on radio stations and at beach-themed events. Its celebration of leisure and relaxation continues to resonate, making it a timeless classic in both Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett’s discographies.

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Lyrics

🎵 Let’s sing along with the lyrics! 🎤
… The sun is hot and that old clock is movin’ slowAn’ so am IWork day passes like molasses in wintertimeBut it’s JulyI’m gettin’ paid by the hour, an’ older by the minuteMy boss just pushed me over the limitI’d like to call him somethin’I think I’ll just call it a day
… Pour me somethin’ tall an’ strongMake it a Hurricane before I go insaneIt’s only half-past twelve but I don’t careIt’s five o’clock somewhere
… Oh, this lunch break is gonna take all afternoonAn’ half the nightTomorrow mornin’, I know there’ll be hell to payHey, but that’s all rightI ain’t had a day off now in over a yearOur Jamaican vacation’s gonna start right hereHit the phones for meYou can tell ’em I just sailed away
… An’ pour me somethin’ tall an’ strongMake it a Hurricane before I go insaneIt’s only half-past twelve but I don’t careIt’s five o’clock somewhere
… I could pay off my tab, pour myself in a cabAn’ be back to work before twoAt a moment like this, I can’t help but wonderWhat would Jimmy Buffet do?
… Funny you should ask, Alan… I’d sayPour me somethin’ tall an’ strongMake it a Hurricane before I go insaneIt’s only half-past twelve but I don’t care
… Pour me somethin’ tall an’ strongMake it a Hurricane before I go insaneIt’s only half-past twelve but I don’t care(He don’t care)I don’t careIt’s five o’clock somewhere
… What time zone am on? What country am I in?It doesn’t matter, it’s five o’clock somewhereIt’s always on five in Margaritaville, come to think of itYeah, I heard thatYou been there haven’t youYessirI seen your boat thereI’ve been to Margaritaville a few timesAll right, that’s goodStumbled all the way backOK, just wanna make sure you can keep it between the navigational beaconsBring the booze, I tell youAll right, well, it’s five o’clockLet’s go somewhereI’m ready, crank it upLet’s get out of hereI’m gone

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