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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.


Folk:

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.

Beer Run by Todd Snider on Grooveshark



Michael Kenzik's "No More Beer"

No More Beer by Michael Kenzik on Grooveshark

Comedy:

Elbowskin's "The Beer Song"
This is a great song!

The Beer Song by Elbowskin on Grooveshark


Dr Demento's "Save the Beer"

Save The Beer by Dr Demento on Grooveshark

Country:

Tom T Hall's "I like Beer"

I Like Beer by Tom T Hall on Grooveshark


David Allen Coe's "Beer is Good for You

Beer Is Good For YouDavid Allen Coe on Grooveshark

Rock:

Reel Big Fish's "Beer"

Beer by Reel Big Fish on Grooveshark


Frank Zappa's "Titties and Beer"

Titties And Beer by Zappa, Frank on Grooveshark


The Replacements "Beer for Breakfast"

Beer For Breakfast by The Replacements on Grooveshark

Commercials:

Jimmy Buffett's "Corona Beer"

Jimmy Buffett - Corona Beer Ad by Jimmy Buffett on Grooveshark

Irish Drinking Songs:

Black Velvet Band's "Hats Off to Beer"

Hats Off to Beer by Black Velvet Band on Grooveshark
(Not the whole band version, just the lead singer)


The Clancy Brothers & The Dubliners "The Pub with No Beer"

The Pub With No Beer by Unknown on Grooveshark


The Clancy Brothers & The Dubliners "Beer Beer Beer"

Beer Beer Beer by on Grooveshark

Blues:

The Uppity Blues Women's "Cold Pizza and Warm Beer"

The Uppity Blues Women by The Uppity Blues Women on Grooveshark


Memphis Slim and Peter Chatman's "Beer Drinking Woman"

Beer Drinking Woman (Remastered) by Memphis Slim & Peter Chatman on Grooveshark


What is your favorite drinking song?

Cheers and Beers!



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