Data Reveals Top Songs Played On Wisconsin Jukeboxes In 2019

Chris Stapleton, Queen, Garth Brooks, Steve Earle Continue To Rule Wisconsin Jukeboxes, According To TouchTunes

Country musician Chris Stapleton
Chris Stapleton arrives at the 61st annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP Photo

With a few weeks left in the year, country musician Chris Stapleton is on track to once again rule Wisconsin jukeboxes, according to data obtained by Wisconsin Public Radio from the national jukebox operator TouchTunes.

Below are the top songs played on TouchTunes jukeboxes in Wisconsin bars and restaurants this year.

Further down, you can see the results for previous years.

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1. “Tennessee Whiskey” by Chris Stapleton

This song has topped Wisconsin’s jukebox charts since 2017, two years after its release. In 2016, “Tennessee Whiskey” was the third-most-played track in the state.

2. “Fat Bottomed Girls” by Queen

You might be thinking “Fat Bottomed Girls” gained steam after the release of the 2018 movie “Bohemian Rhapsody,” starring Rami Malek as lead singer Freddie Mercury. But you’d be wrong. The song is a perennial favorite on Wisconsin jukeboxes.

3. “Truth Hurts” by Lizzo

Despite the song’s references to a Green Bay Packers’ foe, Lizzo still earned the top spot in Wisconsin jukeboxes for a newly released hit.

4. “Friends In Low Places” by Garth Brooks

Nearly three decades after its release on the 1990 album “No Fences,” the song “Friends In Low Places” remains a powerhouse of Wisconsin jukebox playlists.

5. “Old Town Road (Remix)” by Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus

Another newly released song cracking the top five, “Old Town Road” blends country and hip-hop in ways that stirred music genre debates, but nonetheless, clearly connected with many Wisconsin fans.

6. “Copperhead Road” by Steve Earle

A favorite of Wisconsin jukeboxes in cities large and small, “Copperhead Road” still has a steady following three decades after its release in 1988. In recent years, it has typically landed in the middle of Wisconsin’s top 10 most-played songs.

7. “Whiskey Glasses” by Morgan Wallen

A year after the song’s release, “Whiskey Glasses” burst into Wisconsin’s top 10 and provided further evidence that fans love playing songs with boozy themes.

8. “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen

Now with this Queen song, you might have something with the “Bohemian Rhapsody” movie theory. The song and the movie have the same name, of course. But more convincingly, the song hasn’t been a top 10 jukebox song in recent years. It only landed in the top 10 this year — after the movie’s release.

9. “Sunflower” by Post Malone with Swae Lee

Speaking of movie-driven-jukebox-hit theories, “Sunflower” was released in late 2018 as a single on the soundtrack for the critically acclaimed movie “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.”

10. “Bad Guy” by Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish racked up six Grammy nominations involving her debut album, “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” Three of the nominations are for “Bad Guy,” including record of the year, song of the year and best pop solo performance. Two of her biggest competitors will be other Wisconsin favorites: Lizzo and Lil Nas X.


1. “Tennessee Whiskey” by Chris Stapleton

2. “Fat Bottomed Girls” by Queen

3. “Friends In Low Places” by Garth Brooks

4. “Africa” by Toto

5. “Copperhead Road” by Steve Earle

6. “Don’t Stop Believin’” by Journey

7. “Zombie” by Bad Wolves

8. “Brown Eyed Girl” by Van Morrison

9. “You Shook Me All Night Long” by AC/DC

10. “It Ain’t My Fault” by Brothers Osborne


1. “Tennessee Whiskey” by Chris Stapleton

2. “Fat Bottomed Girls” by Queen

3. “Body Like A Back Road” by Sam Hunt

4. “That’s What I Like” by Bruno Mars

5. “Copperhead Road” by Steve Earle

6. “Friends In Low Places” by Garth Brooks

7. “Dirt On My Boots” by Jon Pardi

8. “Blue Ain’t Your Color” by Keith Urban

9. “Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses

10. “24K Magic” by Bruno Mars


1. “Fat Bottomed Girls” by Queen

2. “My House” by Flo Rida

3. “Tennessee Whiskey” by Chris Stapleton

4. “Friends In Low Places” by Garth Brooks

5. “The Sound Of Silence” by Disturbed

6. “Copperhead Road” by Steve Earle

7. “Love Yourself” by Justin Bieber

8. “S.O.B.” by Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

9. “Work” by Rihanna featuring Drake

10. “Brown Eyed Girl” by Van Morrison


1. “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars

2. “Fat Bottomed Girls” by Queen

3. “Friends In Low Places” by Garth Brooks

4. “Copperhead Road” by Steve Earle

5. “Brown Eyed Girl” by Van Morrison

6. “Girl Crush” by Little Big Town

7. “Sugar” by Maroon 5

8. “Don’t Stop Believin’” by Journey

9. “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran

10. “I Don’t F*** With You” by Big Sean

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