When I decided to take on this project I was thinking I'd be able to just pick some songs I already had that were about beer or mentioned beer in the lyrics and I'd be good to go. But as I started putting them together I realized I had a lot of country songs. Thing is, I don't even like country all that much so I decided I needed to have some samples from others genres. One would think that there really aren't that many songs out there where beer is mentioned in the song, wrong, there are hundreds if not thousands of songs that in someway incorporate beer into the theme of the song.
After spending some time Goggling and searching through iTunes I narrowed it down to two or three for each category. As I note below Todd Snider's Beer Run is an old favorite of mine, I've seen him preform it live a few times. But the new find for me that I really enjoyed was the Australian comedy duo Elbowskin. The Beer Song is damn funny. There are a lot of different versions of them singing this song out there, I chose this one because it's probably the clearest.
Below, in most cases, you will find two options for listening to each song. The top link is to Groove Shark and will give you the best quality sound but can sometimes have problems loading in certain browsers. I've also included, when I could find one, a link to the same song on YouTube as a back up option. (Reminder: the YouTube versions may start with ads).
So sit back and listen to some fun songs while sipping on your beer. As always, please share with us what you are drinking tonight.
Todd Snider's "Beer Run" (My all time favorite beer song)
Some of you may have heard Garth Brooks sing this song. Garth has preformed a couple of Todd's songs, in fact Todd tells a funny story about going to Garth's house to work on a song (not Beer Run) with him. Garth loved it but the record company vetoed it because the song had a line about smoking pot in it. Todd wouldn't change the lyrics so Garth never recorded it.
Michael Kenzik's "No More Beer"
Elbowskin's "The Beer Song"
This is a great song!
Dr Demento's "Save the Beer"
Tom T Hall's "I like Beer"
David Allen Coe's "Beer is Good for You
Reel Big Fish's "Beer"
Frank Zappa's "Titties and Beer"
The Replacements "Beer for Breakfast"
Jimmy Buffett's "Corona Beer"
Irish Drinking Songs:
Black Velvet Band's "Hats Off to Beer"
(Not the whole band version, just the lead singer)
The Clancy Brothers & The Dubliners "The Pub with No Beer"
The Clancy Brothers & The Dubliners "Beer Beer Beer"
The Uppity Blues Women's "Cold Pizza and Warm Beer"
Memphis Slim and Peter Chatman's "Beer Drinking Woman"
What is your favorite drinking song?