While sitting in my office this afternoon, I was starring at my drums and thinking about music. I love music almost as much as I love a good IPA. Music and beer go hand in hand. I believe that music is better if you have a beer in hand, and drinking beer is better with some good tunes rocking.
It got me thinking about songs about beer and gave me an idea to make a beer drinking playlist to listen to while I work. After looking over the songs, I figure I would write a post on the top 10 songs about beer.
I’m sure this list will be different then yours. Read through it and add your thoughts below.
- Pretty Good At Drinkin’ Beer – Billy Currington
Yeah, he talks about drinking Bud Light, but this song reminds me of me.
I’m not the type to work in a bank
I’m no good at slappin on things
Don’t have a knack for makin motors crank, no
But I’m pretty good at drinkin beer
- Beer Run – Garth Brooks and George Jones (originally by Todd Snider)
I’m a sucker for Garth Brooks and George Jones, so had to add this one on the list.
I guess half a dozen cases doesn’t last that long
Come tomorrow morning it’ll be all gone
Then, it’s turn around, leave town, sounds again
Like a B Double E Double R-U-N.
- Beer Bottle Boogie – Koko Taylor
Great blues song, with a nice guitar solo.
I drink good beer when I go home
- Beer – Asylum Street Spankers
Good catchy tune.
Well I’ve tried ‘em all and it might sound queer
But my favorite drug is a nice cold beer.
- Who Spilt My Beer – The Adicts
A little English punk. Will someone please tell the truth, who spilt his beer?
Come on in
Lets go buy me a beer
If one of you dosn’t own up pretty soon, I’m gonna be very angry
Who spilt my beer, who spilt my beer?
- I Like Beer - Tom T. Hall
An oldie but a goodie.
I like beer. it makes me a jolly good fellow
I like beer. it helps me unwind and sometimes it makes me feel mellow (makes him feel mellow)
- Beer! – Psychostick
This wins my WTF award.
I like beer ‘cos it is good
I drink beer because I should
if there was a song to sing
I sing it and beer you bring
- Beer Beer Beer – Flogging Molly
Had to add an Irish drinking song to the list.
A barrel of malt, a bushel of hops, you stir it around with a stick,
The kind of lubrication to make your engine tick.
40 pints of wallop a day will keep away the quacks.
It’s only eight pence hapenny and one and six in tax, 1 2 3 4 5
- Beer Thirty – Brooks & Dunn
I think a few people have covered this song, I like Brooks & Dunn’s version the best.
Yeah life’s too short, let’s get to livin’ it
Let’s give it all we can give it
Let your hair down, turn the music up
We gonna paint the town flat, tear it up
The party starts here get in line
It’s beer thirty a honky tonk time
- In Heaven There Is No Beer – Soggy Bottom Boys
From the movie Oh Brother Wear Art Thou.
In heaven there is no beer (no beer!)
That’s why we drink it here
And when we are gone from here
Our friends will be drinking all the beer
So what would you add to this list?