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Best drinking / partying songs
« 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



I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Best drinking / partying songs
« Reply #1 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 for aftermath?

To get back on topic: The Drinking Song by Josef Locke

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Re: Best drinking / partying songs
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2010, 02:28:34 pm »
undertones - teenage kicks

steve harley - come up and see me

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Re: Best drinking / partying songs
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2010, 02:29:15 pm »
Drink Up Thee Cider ~ The Wurzels

Tim

Re: Best drinking / partying songs
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2010, 02:42:06 pm »
Louie Louie

That is all.


Re: Best drinking / partying songs
« Reply #6 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 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.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Best drinking / partying songs
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2010, 03:43:07 pm »
And I thought you meant "when you regret shooting your mouth off".
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Re: Best drinking / partying songs
« Reply #8 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.
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Re: Best drinking / partying songs
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2010, 03:50:31 pm »
Hymns and Arias.

Obviously.

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Re: Best drinking / partying songs
« Reply #10 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.

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Re: Best drinking / partying songs
« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2010, 04:06:51 pm »

steve harley - come up and see me

perfect drinking song.  Pint in the pauses?

Re: Best drinking / partying songs
« Reply #12 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.
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Re: Best drinking / partying songs
« Reply #13 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.

Re: Best drinking / partying songs
« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2010, 06:38:13 pm »
I sort of meant songs about drinking or partying not ones to accompany said activity.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Best drinking / partying songs
« Reply #15 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.
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

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Re: Best drinking / partying songs
« Reply #16 on: July 15, 2010, 06:44:22 pm »
Moonshiner - Bob Dylan's version, of course.

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Re: Best drinking / partying songs
« Reply #17 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).
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Re: Best drinking / partying songs
« Reply #18 on: July 15, 2010, 09:00:50 pm »
A Drinking Song - The Divine Comedy

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Re: Best drinking / partying songs
« Reply #19 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.

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Re: Best drinking / partying songs
« Reply #20 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.

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Re: Best drinking / partying songs
« Reply #21 on: July 15, 2010, 09:58:58 pm »
Tequila.
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Re: Best drinking / partying songs
« Reply #22 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....
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Re: Best drinking / partying songs
« Reply #23 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:
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Re: Best drinking / partying songs
« Reply #24 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

I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.