Drunk Last Night

Album: 10,000 Towns (2013)
Charted: 41

Songfacts®:

  • The first cut to be released from Eli Young Band's fifth album explains a night that will feel familiar to many Country fans. To promote the single, the band asked fans via their Facebook page to send them pictures of their best "Drunk Last Night" texts or tweets. "I think when you're firing out a late night drunken text and it goes to someone like your mom," drummer Chris Thompson told Taste of Country, "which I've done a time or two [laughs] … you get that response back: 'What?'"

    The song was released to iTunes on June 25, 2013 and officially impacted country radio a week later.
  • The song tells an unexpected tale. "We love titles that lend themselves to one thing but actually tell a different kind of story," said Chris Thompson. "Those unexpected things. Those are the kind of songs that we love to write and that we're drawn to."
  • "Drunk Last Night" was written by Laura Veltz and Josh Osborne. When they wrote it, Osborne was on a hot streak. Veltz, trying to impress him, arrived at their songwriting session with what she felt was "a massive idea" for a song.

    Veltz recalled to The Tennessean that her suggestion wasn't working out, so she said, "Josh, I'm sorry, buddy, but I got a little drunk last night and I'm hazy." Osborne immediately realized he throwaway comment was a song idea right there; together they started writing "Drunk Last Night," which would become a country hit for the Eli Young Band.

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