75 Best Songs About Drinking, Sorted By Genre

Crank it up and belt it out!

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Drinking with your pals is always a blast and a half, but doing so while also singing your heart out to drinking songs always makes the experience better! 

"Drinking songs" generally refer to any song that's sung while drinking alcohol, although it can also refer to traditional folk songs (like Irish drinking songs) as well as any songs about drinking or the state of being drunk. 

Whether you're at a karaoke place or simply jamming along to club music, it's worth mentioning that belting out a song or two with your buddies actually has positive effects! Studies tell us singing plays a huge role in social bonding and it's capable of bringing people together unlike any other activity can. 


Singing with others also produces a sense of calm, helps sync heart rhythms, and even stimulates the production of endorphins.

So if you and your friends want a night of proper bonding, then you better be prepared to sing (and dance!) the night away over your favorite drinks!

Here are 75 songs about drinking to toast (and party!) to.

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Country Drinking Songs

1. "I Love This Bar" - Toby Keith

Think of this song as a true "love ballad" you can dedicate to your favorite bar. Tell 'em how you really feel!


2. "Red Solo Cup" - Toby Keith

Remember when "Glee" covered it? We do too. It's a true testament to how much we love this silly little song. 

3. "Before He Cheats" - Carrie Underwood

Now this is the official drunk girl anthem! You just can't stop yourself from belting out that riveting chorus. Oh, and fun fact: it's the eighth best-selling country song in the U.S!


4. "Whiskey River" - Willie Nelson

Though the song's lyrics are melancholic, the toe-tapping tune makes it perfect for sing-a-longs!

5. "Two Pina Coladas" - Garth Brooks

Pina coladas are always the solution to life's problems. Just ask Garth here!


6. "Drinkin’ Beer and Wastin Bullets" - Luke Bryan

While we wouldn't recommend that you "kill a 12-pack" in one go, we can appreciate the sentiment of wanting to lounge around with a drink of your choice! 

7. "Buy My Own Drinks" - Runaway June

Talk about female anthems! This song is all about making you and the girls feel empowered as you knock back a few.


8. "Drinking Alone" - Carrie Underwood

Sometimes you just need to let out a good cry while drunk-singing. It's okay. Get those feelings out!

9. "It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” - Alan Jackson & Jimmy Buffett

Who can't relate to the feeling of wanting to take off from work to relax, especially in today's world?


10. "Bartender” Lady A

Lady A never misses. Take some inspiration from her music video and grab your pals to try out that challenge!

11. “Tennessee Whiskey” - George Jones

This song is a true country music staple! Jones even called it his very own "favorite drinkin' song."


12. “Beer for My Horses” - Toby Keith & Willie Nelson

There's something about those drums and the line, "raise up our glasses against evil forces singing whiskey for my men, beer for my horses," that makes you want to yell out the chorus! 

13. “I Think I’ll Just Stay Here and Drink” - Merle Haggard

A more somber song compared to others, yet Haggard's soulful voice makes just about anyone want to join along!


14. “Tonight the Heartache’s on Me” - Dixie Chicks

Going out for a drink can sometimes remind you of painful times, but the Dixie Chicks show us how to take that heartache and turn it into an absolute bop! 

15. “Beer Thirty” - Brooks & Dun

They said it best: "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!" 


16. “Hey Bartender” - Johnny Lee

Bartenders make great muses when it comes to songwriting, apparently! Take this as your friendly reminder to tip your bartender!

17. "You and Tequila" - Kenny Chesney (feat. Grace Potter) 

An ultra-cute song for a good ol' fashioned duet with a drinking buddy! 


18. "Wine After Whisky" - Carrie Underwood

A powerful song that'll get you all up in your feels! Take a shot and put everything you've got into a Carrie-worthy performance, partner!

19. "Smokin' and Drinkin'" - Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town

A nostalgia-inducing song that'll bring old memories to mind!  


20. "Drunk Girls Don't Cry" - Maren Morris

(Hint: they do) but this song won't be the reason why. This girl-power theme song is all about taking no BS from anyone!

21. "99 Bottles" - Zane Williams 

If you love the road trip favorite "99 bottles of (insert drink here) on the wall" song, take it up a notch with this fun twist! 


22. "Limes" - Brad Paisley

"When life gives you limes, you make margaritas!" Say no more Brad. Say no more. 

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Irish Drinking Songs

23. "Beer, Beer, Beer" The Clancy Brothers

If you're looking for a rowdy and hearty song that'll rouse everyone into a fantastic mood, look no further! 


24. "Finnegan’s Wake" The Dubliners

The tale of ol' Finnegan being brought back to life with whiskey takes on an entirely new meaning after you've had a long day! 

25. "All for Me Grog" The Dubliners

Here's a fun fact for those who don't know: "grog" refers to a daily ration of rum that was given to soldiers in the Royal Navy. 


26. "The Wild Rover" - Luke Kelly 

This beautiful song has been referred to in Irish folklore and written records since the 16th century. Now, it's a staple in most Irish pubs!

27. "The Moonshiner" - Seamus Kennedy

Many live performances of the song have bar-goers clapping along. If you're feeling brave enough, feel free to sing along too!


28. "Drunken Sailor" - The Irish Rovers

This sea shanty is known far and wide! It makes sense too, considering it was revived by non-sailors in the 20th century!

29. "Mary Mac" - Seamus Kennedy

You may not be able to nail this tongue-twister of a song when you're drunk, but then again, it'll take lots of practice even when you're sober!


30. "Whiskey in the Jar" - Wylde Nept

As Wylde himself once said, this traditional song is "About whiskey! Actually, it's not about whiskey...but we say whiskey in the chorus!" 

31. "Star Of The County Down"- Irish Bastards

If those horns don't make you want to get up to dance, sing (and wash, rinse, repeat) what will? 


32. "Bloody Good Barfight Song" - Carbon Leaf

This rock twist on Irish drinking songs will fuel the flames of any good party! 

33. "Lots Of Drops Of Brandy" - The Chieftains

Let us introduce you to "slip jigs!" This merry tune may not have any words, but feel free to add your own as you grab a friend & swing them around!


34."Seven Drunken Night" - Ronnie Drew

This humorous folk song will let you and your pals put your storytelling skills to the test! 

35. "Irish Pub Song" - The High Kings

This song speaks to the love we all have for Irish pubs. "'Cause wherever you go around the world you'll find an Irish pub!" 


36. "Drink The Night Away" - Gaelic Storm

Let this cheerful song inspire you on your night out — just be responsible! 

37. "Nancy Whiskey" - Barleyjuice

Take a shot every time the word "whiskey" is sung! Or on the other hand, maybe don't...


38. "The Fields of Athenry" - Paddy Reilly 

This sobering Irish-folk ballad-inspired song speaks to the heartache of the Great Famine, but has also become a widely popular anthem among Irish sports fans.

39. "Dirty Old Town" - The Pogues

Give this song a listen and tell us you wouldn't want to belt it out after a drink or two! 


40. "The Dublin Pub Crawl" - The Irish Rovers

If you and your "jolly crew" are planning a pub crawl, this is the first song to add to your playlist! 

41. "The Rattlin' Bog" - Seamus Kennedy

Yes, it's a drinking song, but "The Rattlin' Bog" is also an Irish drinking game


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Rap/R&B Songs About Drinking

42. "Gin and Juice" - Snoop Dogg

Talk. About. Old. School. Faves. Who can forget this smash hit? Also, shoutout to Snoop for recently creating his own gin!

43. "Swimming Pools (Drank)" - Kendrick Lamar

A beloved throwback for many of us — can you believe it's almost been 10 years since Kendrick dropped this single??


44. "Drink" - Lil Jon ft. LMFAO

Drink! Drink! Drink! Drink! We hear you loud and clear, Lil Jon! 

45. “Crack a Bottle” - Eminem ft. Dr. Dre, 50 Cent

Billboard said it best in its initial review of the song, "the return of Eminem, Dr. Dre, and 50 Cent has been anticipated for a long time!" 


46. “Hennessey” - Tupac ft. Obie Trice

Need a new drinking game? Here's an idea: drink to every rap song that namedrops Hennessy! (Just be warned, it's dropped in over a thousand songs!

47. "Tipsy" - J-Kwon

If you were a teen in the early 2000s, you'll distinctly remember, "teen drinking is...very bad. Yo, I got a fake ID though!" 


48. “Blame It (On the Alcohol)” - Jamie Foxx ft. T-Pain

This catchy song, paired with its iconic A-lister cameos, makes it nothing short of iconic. 

49. "Buy You a Drank, (Shawty Snappin’)" - T-Pain

Thank god T-Pain is back on the scene! (Seriously, we missed the guy). TikTok's also hopped on this song and made yet another trend out of it!


50. "Everybody Drunk" - Ludacris ft. Lil Scrappy

The perfect song to blast after the entire friend group has indulged in a couple of drinks. 

51. "Shots” – LMFAO ft. Lil Jon

This duo never missed the mark when it came to making drinking songs. Shots! Shots! Shots! Shots! 


52. "Sippin' on Some Syrup" - Three 6 Mafia ft. UGK, Project Pat

Remember when MTV actually aired music videos? Ah, the good ol' days. 

53. “Wasted” – Gucci Mane ft. Plies

If you've taken the title to heart after a long night out, be sure to check out our best hangover cures. 


54. "Maria I'm Drunk" - Travis Scott ft. Young Thug, Justin Bieber

Call your friends and get drunk! (Responsibly). You won't be able to resist the chorus! 

55. "Brass Monkey" - Beastie Boys 

While the cocktail isn't for everyone, this song just about is! Sing it with me now: "Brass Monkey! That funky monkey!"


56. "Bartender" - T-Pain ft. Akon

We said it before and we'll say it again: T-Pain drops banger after bang! 

57. "Bottoms Up" - Trey Songz ft. Nicki Minaj

Nicki always knows how to drop verses that not only make you want to join in but will also get stuck in your head long after the party's over. 


58. "Pass The Courvoisier" - Busta Rhymes ft. P. Diddy, Pharrell

Busta deserves way more credit than we give him. Talk about spitting fire! 

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Pop Songs About Drinking

59. "Fireball" - Pitbull

Mr. Worldwide should always be featured on a party playlist if you want to get your guests singing and dancing. 

60. "Tik Tok" - Ke$ha

Young Gen Z, may we introduce the original "Tik-Tok?" Ke$ha definitely knew how to bring out the party girl in us! 

61. “Raise Your Glass” - P!nk

We simply could. Not. Escape this song on the radio back in the 2010s. But you know what? For good reason! This song makes you want to sing at the top of your lungs!

62. “Drunk In Love” - Beyoncé

Rule #1: Thou shall always sing along with Queen Bey. If this song doesn't make you feel like letting loose, what will?!

63. “Cheers (Drink to That)” - Rihanna

While we respect Ri-Ri's decision to step back from music, we'd be lying if we said we don't crave more hits from her. At least we have all her iconic songs to fall back on!

64. “Like a G6” Far East Movement

Does anyone know what happened to Far East Movement??? Either way, there's no forgetting the impact they had in the 2010s. 

65. "Escape" (The Pina Colada Song) - Rupert Holmes

Another iconic song that will get you to sing along, regardless of whether you're sober, tipsy, or plain drunk. It's impossible not to!

66. "Liquor Store" - Bruno Mars ft. Damian Marley 

Bruno & Damian were the duo we didn't know we needed until they came out this straight bop!

67. "Last Friday Night (TGIF)" - Katy Perry

Are we the only ones who just realized Kenny G was in this music video?? No? Anyway, this song truly brings us back to those messy teenage years!

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Rock Songs About Drinking

68. "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer" – George Thorogood

A classic song to rock out to with your favorite people over a glass of your favorite drink (though it'd be fitting to sing over bourbon, scotch, or beer!) 

69. "Mas Tequila" – Sammy Hagar

Woo! Forget "drinking song" — this one's more of a "yelling song" that'll make you wanna scream the lyrics at the top of your lungs! 

70. "Take Your Whiskey Home" – Van Halen

Talk about legends of the Rock N' Roll world! R.I.P, Eddie, here's a toast to you. 

71. "Tequila Sunrise" – The Eagles

Can we discuss the fantastic imagery and play on words? "It's another tequila sunrise, stirrin' slowly 'cross the sky." You just have to appreciate the lyrical genius here!

72. "Alcohol" - Barenaked Ladies 

Sometimes, that "we're okay, but not okay" attitude is the perfect one to adopt when you're planning to go out drinking! 

73. "Cold Gin" - KISS

Oh man, who can forget those incredible guitar riffs? You'll for SURE want to headbang and sing along to this classic track!

74. "Have a Drink on Me" - AC/DC

There's a lot to love about "Back in Black," but we're begging you not to take it literally! Blackouts are never fun. 

75. "Night Train" - Guns N' Roses

And last but not least, we've saved this hit to fuel you with that much-needed raw, chaotic energy that'll get you through a long night of partying! 

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Yona Dervishi is a writer who is currently working at YourTango as an editorial intern. She covers topics pertaining to news and entertainment.