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.
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
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
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
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
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.
99 songs about beer on the wall? Share your favorites in the comments.