10 great songs about drinking (& 5 others about sobering up)

on 11/10/10 at 9:43 am

Booze News

It’s a fool’s game, trying to pick 10 songs about one of popular music’s most reliable topics: alcohol, and the joy and pain it begets. It’s a topic that could fill volumes -– song and the drink -– so to limit a list to a mere 10 immediately removes entire  genres of music. Both country music and the blues have been obsessed with alcohol and the easing of the pain, and one of the first rock and roll songs, Stick McGhee’s “Drinkin’ Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee” from 1947, was about getting drunk and rowdy.

Qualifications out of the way, what follows are 10 great songs about drinking — on the occasion of the date being 10/10/10. And, because it’s Sunday morning, after that are five others about the guilt and regret that often accompanies too much consumption.”

{Full list via LA Times}

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