10 Great Songs About Alcohol and 10 More to Drink to

Sunday, May 13th is World Cocktail Day.  Somehow, I don’t believe that it’s a coincidence that it’s the same day as Mother’s Day.  Therefore, I plan to celebrate my third Mother’s Day with a couple cocktails of my own.

And in honor of this very cool event, I’ve compiled a list of 10 great songs about my favorite drinks and/or the alcohol in them.   Unfortunately, I couldn’t find a song about my favorite drink — Sex on the Beach.  Let’s see if you can guess my favorite alcohol from my list of 10 great songs:

10.  “Tequila” — The Champs

9.  “Straight Tequila Night” — John Anderson

8.  “Tequila Sunrise” — The Eagles

7.  “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer” — John Lee Hooker

6.  “Whiskey Girl” — Toby Keith

5.  “Two Pina Coladas — Garth Brooks

4.  “Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off” — Joe Nichols

3.  “Ten Rounds of Jose Cuervo” — Tracey Byrd

2.  “Margaritaville” — “Jimmy Buffett

1.  “Jose Cuervo” — Shelly West

The only thing worse than drinking alone is drinking without some great tunes.  Now that I’ve gotten my bottle of tequila and you’ve chosen your drink, gather with some friends and check out this list of 10 great drinking songs:

10.  “Strange Brew” — Cream

9.  “Piano Man” — Billy Joel

8.  “One for My Baby” — Frank Sinatra

7.  “I Drink Alone” — George Thorogood

6.  “I Love this Bar” — Toby Keith

5.  “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” — Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett

4.  “I’m Gonna to Hire a Wino to Decorate Our Home” — David Frizzell

3.  “Hey Bartender” — Blues Brothers

2.  “Why Don’t We Get Drunk?” — Jimmy Buffett

1.  “Friends in Low Places” — Garth Brooks

Now it’s your turn.  What’s your favorite cocktail?  And what is your favorite drinking song?


21 Responses to 10 Great Songs About Alcohol and 10 More to Drink to

  1. Richard Martin says:

    Bucking idiot; you left out ‘Alcohol’ by the Barenaked Ladies, the best ever Canadian export

  2. Matt Turner says:

    Gotta agree with Rick on this one. I love that song (alcohol), and I used it in one of my movies for last year’s spring break credits reel. Barenaked ladies rule, eh?

  3. mr voo says:

    My blues band Mr VOO and the CHAIRS have a song called ‘ALCOHOL’ which I wrote in 1998…. I stumbled across this page and felt compelled to write you. Maybe we could be in your top 10 booze songs!
    Enjoy….and cheers!
    Mr Voo

  4. Zman says:

    Jessie Colin Young, from the Youngbloods, wrote a song called Rye Whiskey. Everytime you hear it, you’re missing somebody and drinking some down. Great drinking song. Wish I knew some of those Irish drinking songs, they would be fun and sad

  5. Ka Mi says:

    great songs but one of my fav remains The Doors alabama song.
    Just show me the way to the next whiskey bottle…

  6. Stacey says:

    Blame It on the booze by like lil john or sumfin

  7. Darcie says:

    I like Tequila Makes her clothes fall off by Joe Nichols and Jose Cuervo by Brad Paisley. I don’t drink

  8. lyn says:

    Jmaica rum by Ted Mulray Gang. It’s good. check it out!

  9. lyn says:

    make that Jamaica

  10. lyn says:

    Rum and Coca-Cola by the Andrew Sisters

  11. lyn says:

    Too Drunk to Fuck by The Dead Kennedys

  12. lyn says:

    “Yeah baby I been drinkin” Guilty by Bonnie Rait. Voice of an Angel

  13. lyn says:

    hard to go past “Cheap Wine” by Aussie band Cold Chisel

  14. lyn says:

    The Nips are Getting Bigger by Aussie band Mental as Anything. “Started out just drinkin’beer…”

  15. lyn says:

    Everything I Love (is killing me) “Cigarettes, Jack Daniels and Caffeine” by Alan Jackson

  16. lyn says:

    Gimme A Pigfoot (and a bottle of beer) by Bessie Smith
    Johnny Depp wanted to have this written on his tombstone (if you believe what you read in magazines)

  17. lyn says:

    Whiskey in a Jar by Thin Lizzy. Classic

  18. lyn says:

    Another Night In by Tex,Don & Charlie. “Drinkin’ Whiskey doin’ Cocaine and watchin’ pornorgraphy…”
    Do yourselves a favour and check out this album!
    Sure do know lots of songs about drinking. Once you get started it’s hard to stop!

  19. amanda says:

    Kiss me I’m shitfaced-dropkick murphys

  20. Kevin Shenefield says:

    Alcohol Blues … Sonny Boy Williamson

  21. Spike says:

    Tech N9ne-Caribou Lou
    hed PE-Hey Bartender

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