Five Star Fridays: Songs About Drinking

Friday, June 8th, 2012

For the last couple summers, we’ve gone with theme-based Five Star Fridays. This year: songs about drinking. Feel free to leave your favorites in the comments.

I’ll kick it off with this obscure, Tom Waits-inspired gem, “Liar’s Bar,” by The Beautiful South.

 

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67 Responses to “Five Star Fridays: Songs About Drinking”

  1. #1 |  that guy | 

    Spiritualized – Lay Back in the Sun (good dope, good fun)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJ4-A2C4gFE

  2. #2 |  Cappy | 

    Radley, you mention Tom Waits and leave out one of the best…The Piano Has Been Drinking (Not Me)

  3. #3 |  Robert Evans | 

    Everyone’s mentioned One Bourbon One Scotch One Beer, which I associate more with John Lee Hooker than George Thorogood. Thorogood covers nearly the whole gamut of American liquors with his I Drink Alone:

    http://youtu.be/lpzqQst-Sg8

  4. #4 |  KathyK | 

    Drink! by They Might be Giants: http://youtu.be/ZteVgYLiavk

  5. #5 |  Ted S. | 

    @Xenia Onatopp

    So what you’re saying is you love Radley, but he’s boring? :-)

  6. #6 |  dave | 

    Waiting for My Gin to Hit Me, Ronnie Self:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q14FpDOkNag

  7. #7 |  Gonzo | 

    @Cappy

    Thief!

  8. #8 |  Pi Guy | 

    Wasabi Brothers: I’m NOT Drunk, I’m STILL Drinking

  9. #9 |  winston smith | 

    Jimmy Buffett-God’s Own Drunk
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDIrJkNE4Jk

  10. #10 |  Jon | 

    The 90s were the golden years of Canadian Drinking Songs.

    Spirit of the West – Home for a Rest
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPJD3qcIL7s

    Moxy Fruvous – The Drinking Song
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGWdlaLhjD4

    Great Big Sea – The Night Pat Murphy Died
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7Bsb-8pxG8

  11. #11 |  perlhaqr | 

    Ozzy Osbourne: Demon Alcohol.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVOtwHc3lk0

  12. #12 |  Darth Cuddly | 

    #5 nails it. My favorite song about drinking by far.

  13. #13 |  Putnam | 

    Webb Pierce’s There Stands the Glass

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKuTeDUPljQ&feature=youtube_gdata_player

  14. #14 |  Mark | 

    What One Bottle Can Do – Dolorean

  15. #15 |  Bulucanagria | 

    Late to the game but…

    Mary Gauthier – I Drink

    The best ever song about generational alcoholism. A perfect song.

  16. #16 |  CAshane | 

    Even later to the game but had to mention these two. They may be silly drinking tunes but they sure are fun to sing along with while sitting around the campfire.

    Andy Prieboy – Hearty Drinking Men http://youtu.be/11TisOHZX9M
    Beat Farmers – Are You Drinking with Me Jesus http://youtu.be/O5_5FvN2-Wk

  17. #17 |  CAshane | 

    Just a few more.

    Youth of Britan – Beer, Beer, Beer http://youtu.be/8y0MSyHaq4Y

    And another from The Beat Farmers – Gettin’ Drunk http://youtu.be/qrBZOclfMJs

    enjoy.