I Think I'll Just Stay Here and Drink

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"I Think I'll Just Stay Here and Drink"
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Single by Merle Haggard
from the album Back to the Barrooms
B-side "Back to the Barrooms Again"
ReleasedOctober 25, 1980
Genre Country
Length4:31
Label MCA
Songwriter(s) Merle Haggard
Producer(s) Jimmy Bowen
Merle Haggard singles chronology
"Misery and Gin"
(1980)
"I Think I'll Just Stay Here and Drink"
(1980)
"Leonard"
(1981)

"I Think I'll Just Stay Here and Drink" is a song written and recorded by American country music artist Merle Haggard. It was released in October 1980 as the second single from the album Back to the Barrooms. The song was Haggard's twenty-sixth number one country hit. The single stayed at number one for one week and spent a total of twelve weeks on the country chart. [1] It features a memorable saxophone solo by Don Markham of The Strangers. The song was covered by Warrant on their 2017 album Louder Harder Faster.

Chart performance

Chart (1980–1981)Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs ( Billboard ) [2] 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks29

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References

  1. Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 148.
  2. "Merle Haggard Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.