21 Songs About or Featuring Drinking
May 26, 2018 4:46 PM   Subscribe

 
"Alcohol" by Gogol Bordello
posted by Damienmce at 4:53 PM on May 26, 2018 [3 favorites]


And the long-term effects:
Excuse Me While I Drink Myself To Death, by Spent.
Alcohol, by The Kinks.
posted by multics at 5:02 PM on May 26, 2018 [3 favorites]


The Crawl by Spirit of the West
posted by cfraenkel at 5:02 PM on May 26, 2018 [3 favorites]


The Beautiful South: Old Red Eyes Is Back; The Slide
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 5:13 PM on May 26, 2018 [3 favorites]


Well, I was drunk the day my momma got out of prison,
And I went to pick her up in the rain.
But before I could get to the station in the pick-up truck,
She got runned over by a damned old train.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sco_eBvXGTQ
posted by CrowGoat at 5:14 PM on May 26, 2018 [2 favorites]


Lilac Wine, Nina Simone

Dead is the Drunkest You Can Get, Rheostatics
posted by vers at 5:16 PM on May 26, 2018 [1 favorite]




Carmina Burana - In taberna quando sumus
posted by aws17576 at 5:18 PM on May 26, 2018 [5 favorites]


Nancy Whiskey by MacGowan & The Popes (lots of others too)
Whisky You're the Devil by Bella Hardy
The Parting Glass by the Wailing Jennys
posted by Botanizer at 5:23 PM on May 26, 2018 [2 favorites]


Mountain Goats, See America Right

Actually, for most of their early to mid-oeuvre, you can pretty much assume someone in the song's been drinking recently, if not worse.
posted by praemunire at 5:24 PM on May 26, 2018 [1 favorite]


Streams of Whisky by The Pogues
Bliss by Th' Dudes
Warm Beer cold Women by Tom Waits
Jockey Full of Bourbon by Tom Waits
Brother My Cup Is Empty by Nick Cave
Stinking Drunk by Big Black
Secret Pint by Mogwai
Gin Soaked Boy by Tom Waits
posted by phigmov at 5:24 PM on May 26, 2018 [2 favorites]


Bob Dylan -- Moonshiner
posted by y2karl at 5:26 PM on May 26, 2018 [1 favorite]


But what of the piano? Has it been drinking?
posted by robocop is bleeding at 5:26 PM on May 26, 2018 [4 favorites]


One Bourbon One Scotch One Beer by George Thorogood
Why Don't We Get Drunk by Jimmy Buffett
posted by Greg_Ace at 5:27 PM on May 26, 2018 [5 favorites]




Rum to Whiskey By the goddamn Murder City Devils.
posted by aramaic at 5:29 PM on May 26, 2018 [2 favorites]












Nice day to go to the Pub by the Cosmic Psychos
Bitter Nest by Solid Gold Hell
posted by phigmov at 5:37 PM on May 26, 2018


Clink! Clink! Another Drink by Spike Jones and His City Slickers (Spike is the bartender)
posted by WCityMike at 5:40 PM on May 26, 2018 [1 favorite]


All the Wine, The National
posted by vers at 5:41 PM on May 26, 2018 [2 favorites]


I love you Metafilter. Didn't even have to ask.
posted by Caduceus at 5:42 PM on May 26, 2018


(is someone making the Spotify list to share?)
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 5:44 PM on May 26, 2018 [1 favorite]


Train To Chicago (Drink Me song covered by) Mike Doughty

Charge, Fly Boy Blue/Lunette and My Sad Captains by Elbow.

Whiskey Blues by Muddy Waters

There's A Bluebird In My Heart by Over The Rhine

Beware by Deftones
posted by eustacescrubb at 5:46 PM on May 26, 2018


40 Shades of Blue, by Black 47
posted by WCityMike at 5:46 PM on May 26, 2018


The Alabama Song, Bowie/Brecht
posted by vers at 5:47 PM on May 26, 2018


Ninety Nine Bottles, Preacher Boy
posted by robocop is bleeding at 5:48 PM on May 26, 2018


Alkohol Herbert Grönemeyer (1984)
posted by evilmomlady at 5:52 PM on May 26, 2018


S.O.B.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 5:55 PM on May 26, 2018


A two-fer from The Mahones
Is This Bar Open Til Tomorrow?, Past The Pint Of No Return

To be fair a large part of their discography has to do with drinking, but I'll leave it at these two.
posted by SonInLawOfSam at 5:59 PM on May 26, 2018


Cansei de Ser Sexy - Alcohol
FIDLAR - Cheap Beer
Smog - Drinking on the Dam
The New Pornographers - My Slow Descent Into Alchoholism
posted by hydrophonic at 6:04 PM on May 26, 2018 [1 favorite]


Jason Webley is a goddamn treasure. I started going to his shows in Seattle when I was 16--before the Drinking Song had verses! Many of us in the crowd were underage, so in order to ensure everyone was "stumbling drunk" for the Drinking Song, he had everyone point at the ceiling, look at their finger, and turn around in circles while he slowly counted to 12 (11 and a half, 11 and 3 quarters, you know the drill). Once everyone was laughing and falling over, he had us all put our arms around one another, sway back and forth, and bellow the chorus along with him. His shows are my happiest memories of that age. Some of my happiest memories period, really.
posted by duffell at 6:12 PM on May 26, 2018 [4 favorites]




Bonnie Raitt - The Glow
posted by fuse theorem at 6:18 PM on May 26, 2018


Also, do you mind Latin? Then here's a portion of Carmina Burana (the video of which is a shameless but relevant selflink).
posted by AlonzoMosleyFBI at 6:21 PM on May 26, 2018 [1 favorite]


It took two librarians a half hour to find this song that was part of a compilation CD three iTunes ago.

Too Far Gone - My Dad is Dead
posted by robocop is bleeding at 6:23 PM on May 26, 2018 [1 favorite]


For the morning: Hungover Together by the Supersuckers
posted by Elly Vortex at 6:26 PM on May 26, 2018


Texas is under-represented here, but I can help fix that:
ZZ Top-Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers
Johnny Winter-Cheap Tequila

And of course, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson-Sunday Morning Coming Down
posted by TedW at 6:53 PM on May 26, 2018


Haze of Drink by Slobberbone

I’m Drunk Again by Hank Williams III & Assjack

And I can’t belive I’m the first to post White Lightnin’ by the drinkiest sumbitch who ever tippled, George Jones.

Cheers!
posted by BitterOldPunk at 6:55 PM on May 26, 2018 [2 favorites]


Celtic songs: (too damn many to name)
posted by Greg_Ace at 7:03 PM on May 26, 2018 [2 favorites]


There's also Frank Zappa's Titties and Beer, featuring Terry Ted Bozzio as The Devil!
posted by TedW at 7:05 PM on May 26, 2018


There's also Frank Zappa's Titties and Beer , featuring Terry Ted Bozzio as The Devil!

that song, to me, is more about the fistful of downs
posted by thelonius at 7:13 PM on May 26, 2018


Huh, I would have sworn I posted this: Jim Eaton and The Whiskey Benders - Sobered Up And Busted
posted by thelonius at 7:15 PM on May 26, 2018


There's also Frank Zappa's Titties and Beer , featuring Terry Ted Bozzio as The Devil!

that song, to me, is more about the fistful of downs


I think it was really just a roundabout way to get a dig about Warner Brothers in.


But back to the topic, does Snortin' Whiskey count?
posted by TedW at 7:18 PM on May 26, 2018


The Scotsman (as performed by Seasmus Kennedy)

Beer, Beer, Beer - Clancy Brothers

La Tequilera - Lila Downs
posted by Grimp0teuthis at 7:23 PM on May 26, 2018 [1 favorite]


Pat McCurdy - Sex and Beer
Floggin Molly - Irish Drinking Song
Tom T. Hall - I Like Beer
posted by Tentacle of Trust at 7:51 PM on May 26, 2018 [2 favorites]


Surely drinkingsongs should be a tag for this?
posted by Wretch729 at 8:06 PM on May 26, 2018 [1 favorite]


Ok, one last comment before bed. It's a little brief in the lyrics department, but the one word is Tequila, by The Champs
posted by TedW at 8:12 PM on May 26, 2018 [1 favorite]


Love is Like a Bottle of Gin, by the Magnetic Fields.
posted by baseballpajamas at 8:33 PM on May 26, 2018


How Low - Against Me!
posted by sacrifix at 8:40 PM on May 26, 2018


Don't Roll Those Bloodshot Eyes at Me
Goddamn Bottle
Wasn't That a Party?
Tangential: Goddamn the Sun

A thread in which I can be a Viking! Huzzah!
posted by bendy at 8:47 PM on May 26, 2018 [1 favorite]


Stinking Drunk. lyrics
posted by bendy at 8:56 PM on May 26, 2018


Red Red Wine - the Replacements
King of Beers - Treat Her Right
Rhythm and Booze - Treat Her Right
Whiskey in Me Tea - Big Bad Bollocks
posted by bendy at 9:23 PM on May 26, 2018 [1 favorite]


Why Don't We Get Drunk and Screw? - Jimmy Buffett
posted by bendy at 9:28 PM on May 26, 2018 [1 favorite]


Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffett
posted by bryon at 9:41 PM on May 26, 2018 [2 favorites]




Who's going to make the playlist?
posted by bendy at 10:16 PM on May 26, 2018


Now we're all too drunk.
posted by Greg_Ace at 10:35 PM on May 26, 2018 [3 favorites]




Miss Platnum - Drink Sister Drink - Pretty sure I found that one here on the Blue...
posted by Trinity-Gehenna at 10:55 PM on May 26, 2018


Ctrl-f Suicide Solution
Really? Well here then, fer chrissakes.
posted by Trinity-Gehenna at 11:04 PM on May 26, 2018


Must’ve Been Drunk (to Say I’d Stop Drinking) -Merle Haggard and George Jones
posted by bokinney at 11:44 PM on May 26, 2018 [1 favorite]


Tiny Bubbles - Don Ho!
posted by Trinity-Gehenna at 11:50 PM on May 26, 2018


I Drink Alone by George Thorogood
posted by kinnakeet at 12:12 AM on May 27, 2018 [1 favorite]


Paddy's Panacea, sung by Tom Lenihan [song c.1900, singing 1976]
(shorter version that mis-transcribes 'whiskeen' as' poteen')
posted by coleboptera at 12:41 AM on May 27, 2018


Sittin' and Thinking by Charlie Rich
Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down by George Jones
Deportee by Elvis Costello
posted by chavenet at 3:59 AM on May 27, 2018


Drink to Get Drunk - Sia
posted by h00py at 4:25 AM on May 27, 2018


Lampshade On by The Dustbowl Revival

Rye Whiskey by the Punch Brothers
posted by musicinmybrain at 5:56 AM on May 27, 2018


Picasso's Last Words (Drink to Me) - Paul McCartney and Wings

Recently a friend, who embodies both the best and worst of Wisconsin alcohol culture, asked me to ensure that this song was played at his funeral. I immediately lost my one remaining even.
posted by carmicha at 6:14 AM on May 27, 2018 [1 favorite]


Alcoholiday by Teenage Fanclub
posted by YoungStencil at 6:45 AM on May 27, 2018




George Thorogood

... is, according someone I know who has hung out with Mr. Thorogood, sober. Apprently he drinks whiskey- colored water onstage.
posted by eustacescrubb at 10:49 AM on May 27, 2018


Alcohol - Butthole Surfers
posted by Cookiebastard at 11:14 AM on May 27, 2018 [1 favorite]


Toby Keith - Beer for My Horses
Toby Keith - Red Solo Cup
Brad Paisley - Alcohol
Louis Jordan - What's The Use of Getting Sober (When You're Gonna Get Drunk Again)
posted by candyland at 11:36 AM on May 27, 2018


I’m Hurting — Thee Headcoats
posted by rodlymight at 11:38 AM on May 27, 2018


Now we're all too drunk.

I got as far as scraping the page for links and importing them into a spreadsheet and then I nodded off.
posted by bendy at 1:22 PM on May 27, 2018 [1 favorite]


Hobbit Drinking Medley - Peter Hollens & Hank Green
posted by Aleyn at 2:40 PM on May 27, 2018


The Alabama Song, Bowie/Brecht

The Doors version: Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)
posted by Pendragon at 3:46 PM on May 27, 2018


In Taberna Quando Sumus - Carl Orff, Carmina Burana. It sounds like ominous Latin chanting unless you read the lyrics (included with the video).
posted by wanderingmind at 6:44 PM on May 27, 2018 [1 favorite]


Bring us in good ale
posted by Sebmojo at 8:10 PM on May 27, 2018


The Jazz Butcher - D.R.I.N.K.

Frank Black - Whiskey in Your Shoes
posted by talking leaf at 9:16 PM on May 27, 2018


I can't believe not one has posted "Kiss me I'm Shitfaced" by the Dropkick Murphy's!
posted by maxcelcat at 9:49 PM on May 27, 2018


a few old favorites:
Waco Brothers Napa Valley
Handsome Family So Much Wine
Dengue Fever Sober Driver
Freakwater My Old Drunk Friend
X The Have Nots
posted by pernoctalian at 10:07 PM on May 27, 2018


Are you all youngsters here? Old school: Little old Wine Drinker Me - Dean Martin.
posted by epo at 1:08 AM on May 28, 2018 [1 favorite]


Thin Lizzy - Whiskey in the Jar, and also The Dubliners.
posted by epo at 2:01 AM on May 28, 2018


Folk metal band Korpiklaani has quite a lot of these: Bring us Pints of Beer, Tequila, Vodka, Wooden Pints, Beer, Beer, Happy Little Boozer.
posted by lucidium at 8:04 AM on May 28, 2018


Ctrl-f Whiskeytown, yes good. Ok then.

The Whiskey Makes You Sweeter

I Drink

Dwight Yoakam (I’m drinking water tonight, cause I drank all the whiskey this morning)

I clicked through on the strength of the tune above the fold, a classic, good work. I see we have Tubthumping and we have They Might Be Giants, but we do not yet have They Might Be Giants and the AV Club Chorus performing their perfect, beautiful cover of Tubthumping. Please enjoy, if you don’t love this I’m sorry you hate fun.
posted by clavicle at 6:09 AM on May 29, 2018


Zane Williams - 99 Bottles - Who knew there were about 99 (approximation) brands of generic tap beers? Zane names them all lovingly.

Corb Lund - Time to Switch to Whiskey After drinking beer all night.

Eleven Hundred Springs - Thunderbird will Do just Fine Closest approximation of being drunk in a song I've ever heard.

Eleven Hundred Springs - Raise Hell Drink Beer
About the terrible 3.2 beer served in Oklahoma.

Tommy Alverson - Una Mas Cerveza About not being able to speak much Spanish.
posted by The_Vegetables at 9:03 AM on May 29, 2018


Gin Soaked Boy - Divine Comedy Not the same song as the Tom Waits one listed above, though I think the title references it.
posted by The_Vegetables at 9:16 AM on May 29, 2018


How has no one mentioned "Swimming Pools (Drank)" by Kendrick Lamar? Or "Drunk In Love" by Beyonce? Or, for that matter, "7/11", also courtesy of Queen Bey?
posted by zeusianfog at 4:00 PM on May 29, 2018


Jimmy Liggins -- Drunk
posted by y2karl at 7:32 PM on May 29, 2018


Earlier in this thread we talked about scraping the links off this page for a playlist. I think I've got a viable option here. I grabbed the links from all the pages linked in the thread as well, but they aren't edited or ordered.

In the main sheet I removed all the boilerplate site links and links to sites that were just the band's website. I grouped them in logical categories - to me anyway.

Does anyone read the comments down here?
posted by bendy at 10:41 PM on June 25, 2018 [1 favorite]


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