Bubba Shot the Jukebox

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"Bubba Shot the Jukebox"
Single by Mark Chesnutt
from the album Longnecks & Short Stories
B-side "Blame It on Texas" [1]
ReleasedSeptember 15, 1992 [2]
Recorded1991
Genre Country
Length3:05
Label MCA
Songwriter(s) Dennis Linde
Producer(s) Mark Wright
Mark Chesnutt singles chronology
"I'll Think of Something"
(1992)
"Bubba Shot the Jukebox"
(1992)
"Ol' Country"
(1993)

"Bubba Shot the Jukebox" is a song written by Dennis Linde, and recorded by American country music singer Mark Chesnutt. It was released in September 1992 as the third single from his album Longnecks & Short Stories . It peaked at number 4 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart and at number 14 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks chart.

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Content

The song is an uptempo, in which a man named Bubba shoots a jukebox when he hears a song that makes him cry, which causes a scene. Bubba is taken to jail. [3]

Chart performance

"Bubba Shot the Jukebox" charted for several weeks prior to its release, due to several stations giving it unsolicited airplay while "I'll Think of Something" was Chesnutt's active single. A column in Billboard described the song as "not thought to be viable for radio by some in both Chesnutt's and MCA's camps", but that the unsolicited airplay made it "destined" to be a single. [4]

Chart (1992)Peak
position
Canada Country Tracks ( RPM ) [5] 14
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles ( Billboard ) [6] 21
US Hot Country Songs ( Billboard ) [7] 4

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  2. AOL Music profile for "Bubba Shot the Jukebox"
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