Songs from St. Somewhere
Jimmy Buffett Songs from St. Somewhere.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 20, 2013
RecordedMarch to April 2013
Jimmy Buffett chronology
Buffet Hotel
Songs from St. Somewhere
'Tis the SeaSon

Songs from St. Somewhere is the twenty-eighth studio album by American singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett. The album was released on Mailboat Records on August 20, 2013.[1][2][3]

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
The Oakland Press[5]
Rolling Stone[6]

Songs from St. Somewhere garnered generally mixed reception by music critics. At The Oakland Press, Gary Graff said that the album is not up to the same caliber of his previous album, nonetheless this is "a perfectly fine fix between boat drinks for any Parrothead worth his or her feathers."[5] Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic evoked that this is the perfect album for a listener who's drunk, which he said was "perfectly fine" for that occasion, but for those "listening to this sober, it's quite likely you'll be more inclined to cringe than to smile."[4] At Rolling Stone, Jon Dolan alluded to how this release "is full of chill evocations of island life."[6]

Commercial performance

The album debuted at number 4 on the Billboard 200 chart, with first-week sales of 60,388 copies in the United States.[7]

Track listing

1."Somethin' 'Bout a Boat"2:44
2."Einstein Was a Surfer"4:41
3."Earl's Dead - Cadillac for Sale"Buffett5:41
4."Too Drunk to Karaoke" (with Toby Keith)
  • Buffett
  • McAnally
6."Useless But Important Information"
  • Buffett
  • McAnally
7."I Want to Go Back to Cartagena"
9."Rue de la Guitare"Buffett3:23
10."I'm No Russian"Buffett6:40
  • Buffett
  • Guth
12."The Rocket That Grandpa Rode"
  • Buffett
  • McAnally
  • Kimbrough
  • Mayer
  • Guth
13."I Wave Bye Bye"Jesse Winchester3:19
14."Colour of the Sun"
  • Buffett
  • McAnally
  • Mayer
  • Guth
15."Oldest Surfer on the Beach"Mark Knopfler4:17
16."I Want to Go Back to Cartagena" (with Fanny Lú) (Spanish version)
  • Buffett
  • Mayer
  • Guth
  • Kimbrough
Total length:60:05


The Coral Reefers

Chart positions

Chart (2013) Peak
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[8] 22
US Billboard 200[9] 4
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[10] 1


  1. ^ "Songs From St. Somewhere: Music". 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2013-08-12.
  2. ^ "iTunes - Music - Songs From St. Somewhere by Jimmy Buffett". 1946-12-25. Retrieved 2013-08-12.
  3. ^ "Jimmy Buffett ready to drop "Songs From St. Somewhere"". 2013-08-05. Retrieved 2013-08-12.
  4. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas (August 20, 2013). "Songs from St. Somewhere – Jimmy Buffett". Allmusic. Retrieved August 20, 2013.
  5. ^ a b Gary, Graff (August 19, 2013). "Album reviews: John Mayer, Jimmy Buffett, Ty Segall, more". The Oakland Press. Retrieved August 20, 2013.
  6. ^ a b Dolan, Jon. "Jimmy Buffett, 'Songs From St. Somewhere'". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media LLC. August 29, 2013 (1190): 65. ISSN 0035-791X. Retrieved August 20, 2013.
  7. ^ "Building Album Sales Chart". HITS Daily Double. Retrieved 2013-08-28.
  8. ^ "Jimmy Buffett Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard.
  9. ^ "Jimmy Buffett Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard.
  10. ^ "Jimmy Buffett Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard.