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Title: Best drinking / partying songs
Post by: pcolbeck on July 15, 2010, 02:19:09 pm
My favourite is Graivty's Gone by the Drive by Truckers though it's more about the after mouth than the actual drinking:

I went stumbling through the fog trying to find a reason for the things I told her
She woke up sunny side down and I was still thinking I was too proud to flip her over

....

So I'll meet you at the bottom if there really is one
They always told me when you hit it you'll know it
But I've been falling so long it's like gravity's gone and I'm just floating



Title: Re: Best drinking / partying songs
Post by: citoyen on July 15, 2010, 02:25:44 pm
after mouth

Sorry, don't want to come over all grammar nazi on you, but I have to ask... Is that a deliberate pun? (It's a brilliant one if it is.) Or is it an eggcorn (http://eggcorns.lascribe.net/) for aftermath?

To get back on topic: The Drinking Song by Josef Locke (http://www.joseflocke.co.uk/)

d.
Title: Re: Best drinking / partying songs
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on July 15, 2010, 02:28:34 pm
undertones - teenage kicks

steve harley - come up and see me

Title: Re: Best drinking / partying songs
Post by: Dinamo on July 15, 2010, 02:29:15 pm
Drink Up Thee Cider ~ The Wurzels
Title: Re: Best drinking / partying songs
Post by: Tim on July 15, 2010, 02:42:06 pm
Louie Louie

That is all.
Title: Re: Best drinking / partying songs
Post by: Exit Stage Left on July 15, 2010, 02:45:51 pm

      YouTube
            - Cool Clear Water, Randy Travis
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBx8j2IKpcQ&feature=related)
Title: Re: Best drinking / partying songs
Post by: pcolbeck on July 15, 2010, 02:50:53 pm
after mouth

Sorry, don't want to come over all grammar nazi on you, but I have to ask... Is that a deliberate pun? (It's a brilliant one if it is.) Or is it an eggcorn (http://eggcorns.lascribe.net/) for aftermath?

Whilst I would like to claim it as a good pun it was simply sloppy typing and it being two legitimate words Firefox's spell checker didn't complain.
Title: Re: Best drinking / partying songs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on July 15, 2010, 03:43:07 pm
And I thought you meant "when you regret shooting your mouth off".
Title: Re: Best drinking / partying songs
Post by: Charlotte on July 15, 2010, 03:45:14 pm
(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)

Although apparently it was never intended by the Beastie Boys to be anything other than a parody.
Title: Re: Best drinking / partying songs
Post by: Tewdric on July 15, 2010, 03:50:31 pm
Hymns and Arias.

Obviously.
Title: Re: Best drinking / partying songs
Post by: Zoidburg on July 15, 2010, 04:02:25 pm
The first bastard to break out the real ale and start singing Jerusalem can bugger off back to the student union bar they learned it in.

 :hand:
Title: Re: Best drinking / partying songs
Post by: mike on July 15, 2010, 04:06:51 pm

steve harley - come up and see me

perfect drinking song.  Pint in the pauses?
Title: Re: Best drinking / partying songs
Post by: hairyhippy on July 15, 2010, 05:42:41 pm
We are the road crew - Motorhead started many a wild weekend

I am a cider drinker - or in fact most things by the Wurzels.

Sally Maclenanne - The Pogues

Sod it - I'll drink to most things.
Title: Re: Best drinking / partying songs
Post by: citoyen on July 15, 2010, 05:51:58 pm
Sally Maclenanne - The Pogues

Oh yes!

And "Body Of An American". And "Irish Rover". And... well, most Pogues songs, really.

d.
Title: Re: Best drinking / partying songs
Post by: pcolbeck on July 15, 2010, 06:38:13 pm
I sort of meant songs about drinking or partying not ones to accompany said activity.
Title: Re: Best drinking / partying songs
Post by: Wowbagger on July 15, 2010, 06:41:18 pm
I've heard my brother's family singing a Norwegian drinking song ("Hi Skol"?) of which I understand nothing other than that you have to be very drunk to sing it.
Title: Re: Best drinking / partying songs
Post by: bikenerd on July 15, 2010, 06:44:22 pm
Moonshiner - Bob Dylan's version, of course.
Title: Re: Best drinking / partying songs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on July 15, 2010, 06:56:29 pm
In that case, Lewa do Prawego (Left to Right - i.e. glasses) by Kayah and Goran Bregovic (she Polish, he Serb).
Title: Re: Best drinking / partying songs
Post by: citoyen on July 15, 2010, 09:00:50 pm
A Drinking Song - The Divine Comedy
Title: Re: Best drinking / partying songs
Post by: Charlotte on July 15, 2010, 09:01:33 pm
I've heard my brother's family singing a Norwegian drinking song ("Hi Skol"?) of which I understand nothing other than that you have to be very drunk to sing it.


      YouTube
            - Skol Advert
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=On0IImHTTNY&feature=related)

:D
Title: Re: Best drinking / partying songs
Post by: Deano on July 15, 2010, 09:58:43 pm
(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)

Although apparently it was never intended by the Beastie Boys to be anything other than a parody.

In a similar vein, Tubthumping by Chumbawumba.
Title: Re: Best drinking / partying songs
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on July 15, 2010, 09:58:58 pm
Tequila.
Title: Re: Best drinking / partying songs
Post by: bobb on July 15, 2010, 10:08:45 pm
It certainly make me happy  :P

I have a blues CD somewhere called Bar something or other* Every song is about booze. I have another where every song is about wimmin. *Goes CD hunting*

*Obviously, that's not actually what it's called....
Title: Re: Best drinking / partying songs
Post by: Oaky on July 15, 2010, 10:16:10 pm
I've heard my brother's family singing a Norwegian drinking song ("Hi Skol"?) of which I understand nothing other than that you have to be very drunk to sing it.

Not the Hagar the horrible one from the Skol lager adverts then?

Rest of vikings: "Skol, Skol, Skol, Skol,
Skol, Skol, Skol, Skol,
Skol, Skol, Skol, Skol,
... Why aren't you singing our drinking song, Hagar?"

Hagar: "I've forgotten the words"

EDIT: Erk! hadn't noticed Charlotte had already posted the YouTube link to it (Oh and it appears it wasn't Hagar that forgot the words) :facepalm:
Title: Re: Best drinking / partying songs
Post by: pcolbeck on July 15, 2010, 10:38:19 pm
Just remembered "Talking ThunderBird Blues" Townes van Zandt. If you were a teenager in the early 80s it might strike a chord (or probably bring back nasty memories).

Among the strangest things I ever heard
Was when a friend of mine said "man, let's get some thunderbird"
I said "what's that? " he just started to grin
Slobbered on his shirt, his eyes got dim
He said "you got fifty-nine cents? "


I said "yeah, I got a dollar, but don't be a smart-aleck
I ain't gonna spend it on no indian relic"
And he said "thunderbird's not an old indian trinket,
It's a wine, man, you take it home and drink it."
I said "it sure don't sound like wine to me"
And he said he'd bet me the change from my dollar


We hustled on down to the nearest u-tate-um
The guy wanted my id, I whipped her out and showed him
He got a green bottle from the freezing vault
My friend started doing backward somersaults
Through the cottage cheese


Took it back to his house, started drinkin'
Pretty soon I set in to thinkin'
"man, this thunderbird tastes yummy, yummy, yummy
And I know it's doing good things to my tummy, tum..., t..."
It's so you reason when your on that crap


Got a few more bottles, chugged them down
I pulled myself up off the ground
Decided I go see my dearest sweet wife
Who met me at the door with a carving knife
Said "get them damn grape peel from between your teeth."


I could see we're gonna have a little misunderstanding
I said "dear, I better get in touch with you later"
She said "forget it, man, you're never touchin' me again!"


Now I've seen the light and heard the word
And I'm staying away from that ol' dirty thunderbird
A message come from heaven radiant, and fine,
All I drink now is communion wine
Six days a week

Title: Re: Best drinking / partying songs
Post by: Redlight on July 15, 2010, 10:41:43 pm
My favourite is called "Serious Drinking"

My favourite couplet in it is:

So what if I'm drowning my sorrows?
It ain't my fault that they can't swim

But I'm bias 'cause I wrote it - 20+ years ago, admittedly
Title: Re: Best drinking / partying songs
Post by: Wascally Weasel on July 15, 2010, 11:05:40 pm
I know a Russian drinking song that I once learned when massively hammered, so much so that it only resides in the Drunk Memory levels of my brain.

If I start singing it, it's generally a clue that I am incredibly drunk, even by my own "two bottles of wine is merely a beer chaser" level of liver poking idiocy (to be fair, most people will have buggered off by then because the "I want to snog everyone" drunk level often kicks in before the Drunken Russian Singing level of insobriety).

If I'm really bad I do the 'Evil Jimmy Saville' impression.
Title: Re: Best drinking / partying songs
Post by: Wowbagger on July 15, 2010, 11:15:59 pm
I've heard my brother's family singing a Norwegian drinking song ("Hi Skol"?) of which I understand nothing other than that you have to be very drunk to sing it.


      YouTube
            - Skol Advert
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=On0IImHTTNY&feature=related)

:D



No, it's a proper song with Norwegian words and evryfink. It's all down to my brother's wife's twin sister having lived in Norway for many years so my bro & fam go over there frequently to visit them, either in Oslo or their ex-Olympic log cabin in Lillehammer, get drunk and learn silly songs about it.

It's only a short song but it has a tuneless charm to it. There may or may not be a line in it about pining for the fjords.
Title: Re: Best drinking / partying songs
Post by: Tim Hall on July 15, 2010, 11:31:13 pm
I was taught a Finnish drinking song by a Norwegian.

Scene: Me and Per, in a bar, drink having taken.

Per: "I will teach you a Finnish drinking song"

Me:  <Looks puzzled, yet enthusiastic>

Per, picks up glass of aquavit/other strong spirit:

"Now!"

Drink vanishes.
Title: Re: Best drinking / partying songs
Post by: Basil on July 15, 2010, 11:51:34 pm
Prolly not what you you meant, but my fav (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXKdlxypDTU&feature=related).
Title: Re: Best drinking / partying songs
Post by: spesh on July 16, 2010, 12:56:39 am
One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer
Title: Re: Best drinking / partying songs
Post by: Wascally Weasel on July 16, 2010, 01:02:25 am
One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer

 :thumbsup:

As my mate Andy likes to say "This isn't a round he's buying".

Incidentally, having the track 'I really Like Girls' by him infect my head as an earworm on one ride I am still convinced improved my finishing time by about an hour.
Title: Re: Best drinking / partying songs
Post by: Tourist Tony on July 16, 2010, 01:46:48 am
John Barleycorn.....
Title: Re: Best drinking / partying songs
Post by: citoyen on July 16, 2010, 10:13:56 am
Just remembered the absolute best ever song about drinking...

L'Ivrogne by Jacques Brel

d.
Title: Re: Best drinking / partying songs
Post by: Wowbagger on July 16, 2010, 10:20:30 am
Prolly not what you you meant, but my fav (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXKdlxypDTU&feature=related).

That last guy was like a cross between Rich Forrest and Boy George!  :o
Title: Re: Best drinking / partying songs
Post by: bobb on July 16, 2010, 10:24:01 am
So what if I'm drowning my sorrows?
It ain't my fault that they can't swim

What a brilliant line! I hope you don't mind if I use that the next time my mother asks me why I'm drinking so much...
Title: Re: Best drinking / partying songs
Post by: Wowbagger on July 16, 2010, 10:34:35 am
I've heard my brother's family singing a Norwegian drinking song ("Hi Skol"?) of which I understand nothing other than that you have to be very drunk to sing it.


      YouTube
            - Skol Advert
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=On0IImHTTNY&feature=related)

:D



No, it's a proper song with Norwegian words and evryfink. It's all down to my brother's wife's twin sister having lived in Norway for many years so my bro & fam go over there frequently to visit them, either in Oslo or their ex-Olympic log cabin in Lillehammer, get drunk and learn silly songs about it.

It's only a short song but it has a tuneless charm to it. There may or may not be a line in it about pining for the fjords.

Bizarrely, I've found the words and a partial translation on the penultimate page of a powerpoint for a 2006 course in Flow Cytometry.

http://www.vsh.com/bowdoin/Highlights/Summary2006.pdf

That's google for you...
Title: Re: Best drinking / partying songs
Post by: Charlotte on July 16, 2010, 11:33:06 am
If I'm really bad I do the 'Evil Jimmy Saville' impression.

Against my better instincts, there's a bad part of me that wants to see this.

Other choons I can think of:

Drink! THE STUDENT PRINCE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbLl2C3ChYY)

Monty Python Bruce's Alcohol Philosophy song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQycQ8DABvc&feature=related)

Flogging Molly - Fuck you I'm drunk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mOWSlGrAnk&feature=related)
Title: Re: Best drinking / partying songs
Post by: bobb on July 16, 2010, 06:35:49 pm
How about The Dead Kennedys - Too drunk to fuck (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJ7pgElCPXE)

Great song  :)
Title: Re: Best drinking / partying songs
Post by: Oaky on July 16, 2010, 07:29:26 pm
How about The Dead Kennedys - Too drunk to fuck (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJ7pgElCPXE)

Great song  :)

Hell yeah!
Title: Re: Best drinking / partying songs
Post by: Zoidburg on July 16, 2010, 07:36:25 pm

      YouTube
            - Black Flag - &quot;TV Party&quot; SST Records
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=117Ole9MO2w&feature=fvw)

 8)

 :facepalm:
Title: Re: Best drinking / partying songs
Post by: Oaky on July 16, 2010, 07:55:00 pm

      YouTube
            - Black Flag - &quot;TV Party&quot; SST Records
    (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=117Ole9MO2w&feature=fvw)

 8)

 :facepalm:

Another classic!

OK, from the same area of my collection as that one (and bobb's):-

Big Black - Stinking Drunk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwIxvuXAUr8)
Title: Re: Best drinking / partying songs
Post by: andrewc on July 16, 2010, 08:00:03 pm
And if you are not the partying type there's always solitary drinking I drink alone... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysXMAOgEIq4)
Title: Re: Best drinking / partying songs
Post by: Oaky on July 16, 2010, 08:00:43 pm
Underworld - Born Slippy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlLWFa1b1Bc) (.NUXX) ?

(possibly slightly tangential)
Title: Re: Best drinking / partying songs
Post by: Oaky on July 16, 2010, 08:34:07 pm
Roy Harper/Jimmy Page - Advertisement (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KM0gMGRkqcY)
Title: Re: Best drinking / partying songs
Post by: Rhys W on July 16, 2010, 09:55:54 pm
My favourite is Gravity's Gone by the Drive by Truckers...

An even better one by the DBT, I think, is Goddamn Lonely Love.

"So I'll take two of what you're having and I'll take all of what you got
To kill this goddamn lonely, goddamn lonely love"