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5 Songs About Drinking Beer

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[Beer photograph from Sebastian Duda on Shutterstock]

Sure, lots of songs are about love and heartache, but it could be that even more songs are about drinking (and, well, drinking 'til you forget your love and heartache.) We've been gathering a list of our favorites, from country to rap and lots in between. Here are five fun songs about beer for your Friday listening pleasure.

99 Bottles

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Zane Williams names just about any beer you can think of in this song. Does he even stop to breathe?

On a day hot enough to make the Devil cuss
I walked into a bar so thirsty I was spittin' dust
Barkeep asked me what'll it be?
I said whatcha got? He said well let's see, we got
Lone star, PBR, Rolling Rock, Shiner Bock
Moose Drool, O'Doul's, Hefeweizen, Ziegenbock,
Keystone, Coors Light, 'course we got Red Stripe
Amstel, Amsterdam in the tall can,
Michelob, Miller Light, Guiness by the pint glass
Doppelbock Lager, take a swaller 'cause it's goin' fast
Oatmeal stout and a lot of Leinenkugel's
Open up your wallet, no time to be frugal there's
99 bottles of beer on the wall...

I Like Beer

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This Tom T. Hall song has a nice little call and response ("He likes beer!") and it's perfectly to the point. Fill a pint and sing along:

Whiskey's too rough, Champagne cost too much
Vodka puts my mouth in gear
This little refrain should help me explain
As a matter of fact I like beer.

Beer For Breakfast

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The Replacements may not really be Serious Eaters. Or else they're just really, really specialized.

All I want to do is drink beer for breakfast
All I wanna eat is them barbeque chips

One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer

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John Lee Hooker's version of this blues song by Rudy Toombs was recorded in 1966. The verses are half-sung narrative. But it's the refrain that sticks with us.

Hey mister bartender
What do you want?"
One bourbon, one scotch, and one beer
One bourbon, one scotch, and one beer

Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers

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ZZ Top rocks out in this one, and though it may be more about guitar solos than anything else, we think the phrase "can of dinner" should be quoted more often.

If you see me walkin down the line
With my favrite honky tonk in mind,
Well, I'll be here around suppertime
With my can of dinner and a bunch of fine.

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