Shaboozey’s ‘A Bar Song (Tipsy)’ Hits No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100

The multi-genre musician has achieved his first-ever No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 with ‘A Bar Song (Tipsy)’, a breakout smash that recently topped the publication’s Hot Country Songs chart. This milestone makes him the second Black artist to reach the highest slot on both charts, following Beyoncé’s success with ‘Texas Hold ‘Em’.

“WE DID IT YALL. WE NO. 1. I LOVE Y’ALL,” wrote the Virginia-born singer/rapper on social media after the latest chart’s release. “HAPPY A BAR SONG DAY. TAKE A DOUBLE SHOT OF WHISKEY 4 ME!”, ‘A Bar Song (Tipsy)’ appears on Shaboozey’s latest album, Where I’ve Been, Isn’t Where I’m Going. The country-pop track, which incorporates elements of J-Kwon’s 2004 hit ‘Tipsy’, has since reached No. 1 in several countries worldwide.

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Shaboozey first gained recognition in 2018 with his collaboration with Duckwrth on ‘Start a Riot’ from the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse soundtrack. His career gained further momentum after featuring on two songs from Beyoncé’s Cowboy Carter album earlier this year: ‘Spaghettii’ and ‘Sweet / Honey / Buckiin’. 

In an interview, Shaboozey discussed reworking J-Kwon’s ‘Tipsy’ for his hit song, noting the universal appeal of the original track and its connection to bar culture. “Everybody’s heard ‘Tipsy.’ I think every single person. And everybody definitely goes to the bar. 

Going to the bar and then getting drunk, getting tipsy, and then going to the club — it’s doing the same thing,” he said. “Music transcends like that. It’s cool to see everyone knows that song and everyone knows this one, so there’s a little bit of commonality there that people like drinking and partying.”

Reflecting on his song’s success, Shaboozey emphasised the unpredictability of achieving a hit. “You never know. You can’t know. You just put out these songs [hoping] that consistency will get you there,” he said. “It’s about making the song and how the people react to it. It’s cool to just see it actually work out that way.”

-Sushmita Sarkar