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"Drunk on a Plane" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Dierks Bentley. It was released in April 2014 as the third single from his seventh studio album Riser. The song was written by Bentley, Josh Kear and Chris Tompkins.

"Drunk on a Plane" was a commercial success, being certified Platinum by the RIAA. The song is Bentley's 18th career single to peak in the Top 10 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay chart. In August 2014, it hit #1 on Country Airplay. The song peaked at #27 on the Billboard Hot 100, Bentley's second-highest peaking song on the chart, behind only his debut single, "What Was I Thinkin'", which peaked at #22. The song was certified Platinum by the RIAA on September 26, 2014. It reached its million sales mark in the United States in October 2014. The song has sold 1,487,000 copies in the US as of July 2016.

"Drunk on a Plane" is an up-tempo song about a man who is left behind at the altar and takes a trip to Cancún by himself after he is unable to obtain a refund for the airplane tickets he had purchased for a honeymoon. While on the airplane, the narrator drinks heavily, becoming intoxicated and parties with the other passengers. Bentley told Country Standard Time, "It's a fun song, but when you really listen, there's also an underlying lonesomeness, which is what makes it different than a lot of the other uptempo songs I've put out."

In the music video, Bentley plays both himself and an airline pilot. According to Country Weekly, "musician Dierks (who is a real-life pilot) has to save the day when the craft is plummeting toward the ground." Wes Edwards directed the video. The video won Music Video of the Year at the 2014 CMA Awards.

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