Top 10 Greatest Drinking Songs
#10 - "The Piano Has Been Drinking (Not Me)" - Tom Waits

"And the box-office is drooling and the bar stools are on fire/And the newspapers were fooling, and the ashtrays have retired/Cause the piano has been drinking, the piano has been drinking/The piano has been drinking, not me . . ."

#09 - "Why Don't We Get Drunk (And Screw)" - Jimmy Buffett

"Why don't we get drunk and screw/I just bought a water bed, it's filled up for me and you/They say you are a snuff queen/Honey I don't think that's true/So, why don't we get drunk and screw"

#08 - "Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)" - The Doors

"Show me the way/To the next whisky bar/Oh, don't ask why/Oh, don't ask why/For if we don't find The next whisky bar/I tell you we must die . . ."

#07 - "Tequila Sunrise" - Eagles

"Take another shot of courage/Wonder why the right words never come/You just get numb/It’s another tequila sunrise, this old world/Still looks the same . . ."

#06 - "Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off" - Joe Nichols

"She said 'I'm going out with my girlfriends'/Margaritas at the Holiday Inn/Oh have mercy my only thought/Was tequila makes her clothes fall off/I told her put an extra layer on/I know what happens when she drinks Patron/Her closet's missing half the things she bought/Yeah tequila makes her clothes fall off"

#05 - "Kiss Me, I'm Shitfaced" - Dropkick Murphys

"So kiss me, I'm shitfaced/I'm soaked, I'm soiled and brown/In the trousers, she kissed me/And I only bought her one round"

#04 - "Have a Drink on Me" - AC/DC

Whiskey, gin and brandy/With a glass I'm pretty handy/I'm trying to walk a straight line/On sour mash and cheap wine/So join me for a drink boys/We're gonna make a big noise/So don't worry about tomorrow/Take it today/Forget about the cheque/We'll get hell to pay"

#03 - "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer" - John Lee Hooker

"Well my baby she gone, she been gone two night/I ain't seen my baby since night before last/I wanna get drunk till I'm off of my mind/One bourbon, one scotch, and one beer"

#02 - "Whiskey Bent & Hell Bound" - Hank Williams, Jr.

"Sure enough about closing time, 'bout stoned out of my mind/And I end up with some honky tonk special I found/Just as sure as the morning sun comes/Thinkin' of my sweet girl at home/And I need to get whiskey bent and hell bound"

#01 - "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down" - Kris Kristofferson

Well I woke up Sunday morning/With no way to hold my head, that didn't hurt/And the beer I had for breakfast/Wasn't bad so I had one more for dessert/Then I fumbled through my closet for my clothes/And found my cleanest dirty shirt/It's the one I'm wearin'/And I shaved my face and combed my hair/And stumbled down the stairs to meet the day"
 

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Neil - 2007-12-11 05:18:58

Funny how so many are country songs. 'Jack Daniels If You Please' by David Allen Coe springs to mind: "Jack Daniels if you please / Knock me to my knees / You're the only friend / There has ever been / That didn't do me wrong." Also, at this festive season, let's not forget 'Fairytale of New York': "It was Christmas Eve, babe / In the drunk tank / An old man said to me / Won't see another one".

Mr. Pepin - 2007-12-11 09:58:46

I'm upset that "I drink alone" isnt on the list. Shame on you!

Jean - 2008-01-11 16:14:43

"Why don't we get drunk and screw/I just bought a water bed, it's filled up for me and you/They say you are a *snuff* queen/Honey I don't think that's true/So, why don't we get drunk and screw" The word is SNOW, as in "frigid".

Gina - 2008-02-10 02:55:42
I agree with Mr. Pepin. "I Drink Alone" is amazing and should really be on the list.
ShaKha - 2008-05-22 15:56:59
How did you make a drinking song list, without including anything by the Pogues (or any celtic punk band on that note)? Their entire catalogue might as well be drinking songs!
Mojo - 2008-08-24 00:41:40

ShaKha, what about Dropkick Murphys? They are on the list ... and I'm pretty sure qualify as "Celtic".

Marisa - 2008-10-31 21:25:23

What about "Fuck You, I'm Drunk" by FLogging Molly? BEST DRINKING SONG EVER!!!!! Fuck you, I'm drunk/Fuck you, I'm drunk/Pour my beer down the sink/I've got more in the trunk.

Parrothead - 2008-11-15 10:51:38

Ummm, it is snuff queen

Elizabeth - 2009-05-05 23:14:47

Well, obviously the great alcoholic tribute: "What's the Use of Getting Sober (If You're Gonna Get Drunk Again)" by Joe Jackson (though perhaps not originally by him) is missing from this list.

anonymous - 2009-06-19 13:19:36

What about That Smell by Lynyrd Skynyrd

RB Greer - 2009-07-17 11:05:27

I think the best drinking song is "I'll Never forget The Night I Can't Remember' by Lettuce Party.

rgc19 - 2009-09-09 22:53:36

No Pogues? wtf?

T. LOA - 2010-01-09 11:57:55

Hard for me to argue with Number 1. One of my friends and I hold semi-regular meetings on Sunday at 10:00 am of the First Church of Sunday Morning Comin Down. It's a rather informal church with services held on a deck overhanging a rocky creek. The vibe is always very spiritual and the music is always good.

Silver_Hedgehog - 2010-02-16 14:48:07

No.1 Little old wine drinker, me by Dean Martin

marQ - 2010-02-24 23:02:26

i think this list is lacking, not because i do not agree with or accept the songs on it, but because it didn't make room for Social Distortion's "Ball & Chain": "Well I passed the bar on the way to my dingy hotel room/I spent all my money, I've been drinkin since half past noon"

Ernie - 2010-05-11 11:21:38

To Elizabeth: the song "What's the Use of Getting Sober" is by Louis Jordan and his Tympani 5 and it's from the late 1940's. (and should be on the list)

Jimmy George - 2011-03-03 14:47:16

Token Celtic Drinking Song (One Stiff Whiskey) by Jimmy George - jimmygeorge.bandcamp.com

A j - 2015-10-09 14:39:38

1.George Jones - if drinking don't kill me her memories will 2. Johnny Paycheck (?) - Georgia in a jug