In honor of the drinking issue, new CL Contributor Timothy Boyson and I have brainstormed a booze-themed playlist — in sum, a bunch of songs about getting schnockered up, some of them rather well known, others not so much, and they touch on a range of genres — outlaw country, alt rock, hip hop, reggae rock, New Wave, folk, indie and mainstream pop, soul, electronica and even some vintage lounge sounds. For your convenience, I've included both a Spotify-produced playlist, and for those who aren't members, a straightforward list of the songs that are included on it. Cheers!
Cat Power, "Lived in Bars"
Beastie Boys, "Brass Monkey"
Muse, "Liquid State"
Murder by Death, "As Long as There Is Whiskey in the World"
UB40, "Red Red Wine"
Snoop Dogg feat. Dr. Dre, "Gin & Juice"
Camp Lo, "Sparkle"
Phish, "Mexican Cousin"
The Magnetic Fields, "Too Drunk to Dream"
Sublime, "40 Oz. To Freedom"
Depeche Mode, "Should Be Higher"
Ludacris, "One More Drink"
Frank Sinatra,"One For My Baby (And One for the Road)"
LCD Soundsystem,"Drunk Girls"
The Killers, "Leave the Bourbon on the Shelf"
Justin Timberlake. "Drink You Away"
Hank III, "Whiskey, Weed and Women"
Kendrick Lamar,"Swimming Pools (Drank)"
Scott H. Biram, "Alcohol Blues"
Three 6 Mafia, "Sippin' On Some Syrup"
Molly Nilsson, "Whiskey Sour"
Oasis,"Cigarettes & Alcohol"
Elbow, "Don't Mix Your Drinks"
Mobb Deep, "Drink Away The Pain (Situations)"
Kasabian, "La Fee Verte"
The Pimps, "We Were Too Drunk to Be on the Roof, Anyway"
Underworld, "Born Slippy"
Kanye West, "Hold My Liquor"
Elliott Smith, "Between The Bars"
Trey Songz feat. Nicki Minaj, "Bottoms Up"
Lake Street Dive, "You Go Down Smooth"
Deer Tick, "Let's All Go to the Bar"
Tom Waits, "The Piano Has Been Drinking (Not Me)"
Harry Nilsson, "Coconut"