“Don’t Rock the Jukebox” is a song co-written and performed by American country music artist Alan Jackson. It was released on April 29, 1991 as the lead single from the album of the same name, Don’t Rock the Jukebox. It was his second consecutive Number One single on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts. Jackson wrote the song with Roger Murrah and Keith Stegall.
The song also received an ASCAP award for Country Song of the Year in 1992. That same year, the song was covered by Alvin and the Chipmunks, featuring commentary by Alan Jackson himself, for their 1992 album Chipmunks in Low Places.
Kevin John Coyne of Country Universe gave the song an A grade,” saying that the song “defies explanation” because Jackson “perfectly inhabits the song’s affable weariness, and because Scott Hendricks and Keith Stegall arrange it to honky-tonk heaven.”
From the album Don’t Rock the Jukebox
B-side “Walkin’ the Floor Over Me”
Released April 29, 1991
Recorded August 21, 1990
Label Arista (2220)
Songwriter(s) Alan Jackson, Roger Murrah, Keith Stegall
Producer(s) Scott Hendricks, Keith Stegall