"Alcohol" is a song written and recorded by American country music singer Brad Paisley. It was released in May 2005 as the first single from Paisley's 2005 album Time Well Wasted, reaching number 4 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. It also peaked at number 28 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.
It was nominated for two Grammys: Best Country Song and Best Country Male Vocal.
The song is a mid-tempo in triple meter. In the song, Paisley personifies alcoholic beverages in general, describing the various influences that the beverages have on certain people ("Helping white people dance"), ultimately stating "You'll have some of the best times you'll never remember, with me, Alcohol".
Kevin John Coyne, reviewing the song for Country Universe, gave it a positive rating. He says that Paisley pulls the song off with "good taste and great humor."
The music video was directed by Jim Shea. It features Little Jimmy Dickens, who puts a lampshade on his head. It was released in June 2005. A newer, 3D live version of the video, directed by Scott Scovill, was released in late 2010.
The song debuted at number 60 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week ending May 7,...