Friday, December 14, 2007

ALCOHOL SONGS: SONGS ABOUT DRINKS



BACARDI

Bacardi Feeling (Summer Dreamin')-KATE YANAI (1991)
In Da Club-50 CENT (2003 / We gon' sip Bacardi like it's your birthday)


BEER

All I Wanna Do-SHERRYL CROW (1994 / Bud)
Beer Barrel Polka-BOBBY VINTON (1975)
Ca Plane Pour Moi-PLASTIC BERTRAND (1978 / A bu ma bière... also: whisky)
Five Get Over Excited-HOUSEMARTINS (1987 / last seen drinking Daddy’s own beer)
The Future’s So Bright...-TIMBUK 3 (1986 / will buy a lot of beer)
I Can’t Dance-GENESIS (1991 / young punk spilling beer on my shoes)
Maybe-BRAINSTORM (2001/ my Corona with lime)
Sunny Afternoon-KINKS (1966 / ice cold beer)
Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days Of Summer-NAT KING COLE (1963 /Those days of soda and pretzels and beer)
Titties ’n’ Beer-FRANK ZAPPA (1978)


BRANDY

Where Do You Go To My Lovely-PETER SARSTEDT (1969 / you sip your Napoleon brandy)


BOURBON (WHISKEY)

Moon Over Bourbon Street-STING (1986)
Rebel Yell-BILLY IDOL (1985 / straight bourbon whiskey)


CAMPARI

Πάρις-Γ. ΝΤΑΛΑΡΑΣ (μεθάει μόνος του με σόδα & campari)


CHAMPAGNE

Big Shot-BILLY JOEL (1979 / you had the Dom Perignon in your hand)
Casablanca-BERTIE HIGGINS (1982 / drink champagne & caviar)
Cha Cha Loco-JOE JACKSON (1984 / good champagne... also: beer)
Champagne-KENNY G (1986)
Champagne Supernova-OASIS (1995)
Gordons Garden Party-CARDIGANS (1995 / champagne on ice)
Happy New Year-ABBA (1980 / No more champagne)
Hotel California-EAGLES (1977 / champagne on ice)
Life In One Day-HOWARD JONES (1985 / pretend the water is champagne)
Livin’ La Vida Loca-RICKY MARTIN (1999 / French champagne)
Lola-THE KINKS (1970 / it tastes just cherry cola)
The Model-KRAFTWERK (1978 & 1981 / drinking just champagne)
The Pina Colada Song-RUPERT HOLMES (1980 / I am into champagne)
La Plage De St. Tropez-ARMY OF LOVERS (1993 / we take a shower of champagne)
Queen Of The Rapping Scene-MODERN ROMANCE (1981 / champagne & caviar)
Secret Rendezvous-KARYN WHITE (1989 / drink champagne by candle light)
Take Your Mama-SCISSOR SISTERS (2004 / We'll get her jacked up on some cheap champagne)
There’s Nothing Like This-OMAR (1991 / Sip a glass of cold champagne wine)
Things Have Changed-BOB DYLAN (2000 / There's a woman on my lap and she's drinking champagne)


COGNAC

Took The Last Train-DAVID GATES (1978 / experimented with a cognac high)


COCKTAIL

Don’t You Want Me-HUMAN LEAGUE (1981 / you were working as a waitress in a cocktail bar)
Fluorescent Adolescent-ARCTIC MONKEYS (2007 / that Bloody Mary's lacking in Tabasco)
Set A Drift On Memory Bliss-PM DAWN (1991 / cocktail glass)


GIN

I Want Your Sex-GEORGE MICHAEL (1987 / so I sit & wait for that gin & tonic to go to your head)
Le Jazz Et Le Gin-CORALIE CLÉMENT (LP Salle Des Pas Perdus, 2001)
Life Has Passed As By-GODFATHERS (1989 / gin’s a mothers ruin)
Piano Man-BILLY JOEL (1974 / there’s an old man sitting next to me making love to his tonic & gin)
Sting Of The Gin-CHRIS SIMPSON (1982)
Supersonic-OASIS (1994 / I’m feeling supersonic, give me gin & tonic)
You Know I'm No Good-AMY WINEHOUSE (LP Back To black, 2006 / and sniffed me out like I was Tanqueray)


LIQUEUR-LIQUOR (liquor stands usually for alcohol)

Blue Suede Shoes-CARL PERKINS (1956) , ELVIS (1956 / drink my liquor)
Nightrain-GUNS’N’ROSES (1989 / take your credit card to the liquor store)
What It's Like-EVERLAST (1999 / We've all seen the man at the liquor store beggin' for your change)


MARTINI

Hurricane-BOB DYLAN (1976 / free to drink martinis)
Tomorrow Never Dies-SHERYL CROW (1997 / Martinis, girls & guns)


MOONSHINE (illegal whisky)

Moonshine On The Cornfield-GARLAND JEFFREYS (1991)
Ventura Highway-AMERICA (1972 / the nights are stronger than moonshine)


PINA COLADA

Bad Sneakers-STEELY DAN (1975)
Dreadlock Holiday-10cc (1978 / I hurried back to the swimming pool sinking Pina Coladas)
Escape [The Pina Colada Song]-RUPERT HOLMES (1980)
Last Summer-ROD STEWART (1978)
Werewolves Of London-WARREN ZEVON (1978)


RAKI

Dignity-DEACON BLUE (1987 / sipping down raki)


RUM

Common People-PULP (1995 / in that case I’ll have a Rume & coca cola)
Day-O (Banana Boat Song)-HARRY BELAFONTE (1957)
Joe Le Taxi-VANESSA PARADIS (1987 / Il est comme ca Rhum et Mambo)
Jolie Louise-DANIEL LANOIS (1989 / I drink the rum 'tilI I can't see)
Monte Carlo-XAXAKES (2000 / μαύρο ρούμι σου κερνώ)
Rum & Coca Cola-ANDREW SISTERS (1945)


SAKE (Japanese)

Tokyo Joe-BERTIE HIGGINS (1983)


SHANGRIA

Fly-XAXAKES (και σε μπαρ με σανγκρία, γυναίκες & φως, θέλω να πετώ, μεσ’ τη μέθη να ζω)
Last Summer-ROD STEWART (1978)
Perfect Day-LOU REED (1972)


TEQUILA

Hey Nineteen-STEELY DAN (1980 / The Cuervo Gold The fine columbian - Thanks to Lou Morrow for the info)
I Feel Better Than James Brown-WAS (NOT WAS) (nineteen tequilas later)
Mexican Moon-CONCRETE BLONDE (1994 / mariachis & tequila)
Speedy Gonzales-PAT BOONE (1962 / "Hey, Rosita-come quik-down at the cantina they giving green stamps with tequila!!" )
Tequila-CHAMPS (1958)


VODKA

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road-ELTON JOHN (1973 / It'll take you a couple of vodka and tonics)
Hazy Shade Of Winter-SIMON & GARFUNKEL (1966 / drinking my vodka & lime)
Moonlight & Vodka-CHRIS DeBURGH (1984)
Presidential Suite-SUPER FURRY ANIMALS (2001 / pass another vodka dear)
Rough Lion’s Tongue-JULIET TURNER (2000 / vodka in the bathroom)
Stan-EMINEM (2000 / Hey slim, I drank a fifth of vodka, you dare me to drive?)


WHISKY (WHISKEY)

Alabama Song-DAVID BOWIE
American Pie-DON McLEAN (1971 / good ole boys were drinking whiskey)
Bad News-MOON MARTIN
Ça Plane Pour Moi-PLASTIC BERTRAND (1978)
Deacon Blues-STEELY DAN (drink Scotch whiskey all night long)
Handbags & The Glad Rags-ROD STEWART (a bottle full of Rye)
Horse To The Water-JOOLZ HOLLAND featuring GEORGE HARRISON (bottle of whiskey)
Mama Told Me Not To Come-THREE DOG NIGHT (1970 / whiskey)
Mama We’re All Crazy Now-SLADE / QUIET RIOT
My Bag-LLOYD COLE & THE COMMOTIONS (1987 / I’m doing fine with my whiskey & wine)
Rebel To Rebel-38 SPECIAL (whiskey)
Rock This Town-STRAY CATS (1981 / whisky on the rocks)
Saturday Night Special-LYNYRD SKYNYRD (whiskey)
Shot In The Night-SAPHIR (Jack Daniels)
Shooting Star-BAD COMPANY (a bottle of whisky)
That Smell-LYNYRD SKYNYRD (whiskey bottles)
The Traveler-CHRIS DeBURGH ("Bring a bottle of whisky, landlord")
Whisky In The Jar-THIN LIZZY (1973)
Τα Μπλουζ Τα Λαϊκά-ΦΑΝΗΣ ΜΕΖΙΝΗΣ / ΣΤΑΜΑΤΗΣ ΚΡΑΟΥΝΑΚΗΣ (Cutty Sark)


WINE

A Casa d’Irene-NICO FIDENCO (botilie di vino)
All The Young Dudes-MOTT THE HOOPLE (I drunk a lot of wine and I’m feeling fine)
Baptise Me In Wine-SCREAMING JAY HAWKINS
Best Of My Love-EAGLES (wasting our time on cheap talk and wine)
A Bottle Of Wine-HAVALINAS
Charmless Man-BLUR (he knows his Claret from a Beaujolais)
Gimme The Night-GEORGE BENSON (a glass of wine)
Going Up The Country-CANNED HEAT (where the water tastes like wine)
Hungry Like The Wolf-DURAN DURAN (mouth is alive with juices like wine)
In A Broken Dream-PYTHON LEE JACKSON featuring ROD STEWART (drinking wine)
Ironic-ALANIS MORISETTE (it’s a black fly in your Chardoney)
I Will Drink The Wine-FRANK SINATRA
Joy To The World-THREE DOG NIGHT (1971 / but I helped him a-drink his wine... and he always had some mighty fine wine)
Kisses-BENT (2001 / küsse süßer als Wein)
The Lebanon-HUMAN LEAGUE (the life was cheap on bread & wine)
Let The Heartaches Begin-LONG JOHN BALDRY (glass of wine)
McArthur Park-RICHARD HARRIS (I will drink the wine while it is warm)
Me & My Weeping Wine-LLOYD COLE
Me & The Farmer-HOUSEMARTINS (through stormy weather on bottles of wine)
Missing You-CHRIS DE BURGH (I’ve got the roses I’ve got the wine)
My Bag-LLLOYD COLE & THE COMMOTIONS (I’m doing fine with my whiskey & wine)
Only Crying-KEITH MARSHALL (the red wine getting to me)
Parisiene Walkways-GARY MOORE (old Beaujolais wine)
Promise Me-BEVERLY CRAVEN
Red Red Wine-NEIL DIAMOND,UB40
Save Tonight-EAGLE-EYE CHERRY (1997 / cause all we need is candle light You and me and a bottle of wine)
Seasons In The Sun-TERRY JACKS
She Loves Me (The Best That I Can Be) -JAMES INGRAM (Candle light and cold Chablis)
Smile-CHRIS REA
Spill The Wine-ERIC BURDON & THE WAR
Summerwine-NANCY SINATRA & LEE HAZLEWOOD
This Magic Moment-THE DRIFTERS
The Unforgettable Fire-U2 (the wheels fly and colours spin through alcohol red wine that punctures the skin)
Vanilla Sky-PAUL McCARTNEY (glass of wine)
The Way-FASTBALL
We Close Our Eyes-GO WEST (no show Wednesday girl waits with the wine)
We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off-JERMAIN STEWART (drink some cherry wine)
What’s Your Name-LYNYRD SKYNYRD
Wine-CLOSER (1998)
You-TEN SHARPE (1991 / a glass of wine)
You Can’t Always Get What You Want-ROLLING STONES (a glass of wine in her hand)


VARIOUS ALCOHOL SONGS

Baker Street-GERRY RAFFERTY (1978 / give up the booze and the one night stand)
Club At The End Of The Street-ELTON JOHN
FM (No Static At All)-STEELY DAN (1978 / nothing but booze & Elvis)
Fast Car-TRACY CHAPMAN (1988 / You see my old man's got a problem He lives with the bottle that's the way it is... The speed so fast I felt like I was drunk... You stay out drinking late at the bar)
Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now-THE SMITHS (1984 / I was happy in the haze of a drunken hour)
I Drink Alone-GEORGE THOROGOOD & THE DESTROYERS (1985)
I Get A Kick Out Of You-FRANK SINATRA (1962)
Johnny Come Home-FYC (why I must get drunk every night)
I Got Loaded-LOS LOBOS
Looking For Linda-HUE & CRY (she’s wiser than alcohol)
Love On The Rocks-NEIL DIAMOND (pour me a drink and I’ll tell you some lies)
Mambo #5-LOU BEGA (liquerstore & others)
One Bourbon One Scotch One Beer-JOHN LEE HOOKER
Party Fears Two-THE ASSOCIATES (1982 / The alcohol loves you while turning you blue)
Somebody Put Something In My Drink-RAMONES
Sultans Of Swing-DIRE STRAITS (1978 / And a crowd of young boys they're fooling around in the corner Drunk and dressed in their best brown baggies and their platform soles)
Sunny Afternoon-KINKS (tales of drunkenness)
This House Is A House Of Trouble-SALLY TIMMS feat. MARC ALMOND (1987 / Too many times I've seen you falling drunken off your stool)
Tobacco Road-THE NASHVILLE TEENS (I was born in a trunk Mama died and my daddy got drunk)
Tonight’s The Night-ROD STEWART (1976 / drink)
Tubthumping-CHUMBAWAMBA (He drinks a whisky drink / vodka drink / lager drink / cider drink)
We’re An American Band-GRAND FUNK RAILROAD (1973 / booze)


Alcohol Groups: MAI TAI, PINK MARTINI


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