Author Topic: Best drinking / partying songs  (Read 8114 times)

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Re: Best drinking / partying songs
« Reply #25 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
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Wascally Weasel

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Re: Best drinking / partying songs
« Reply #26 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.

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Re: Best drinking / partying songs
« Reply #27 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.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/On0IImHTTNY&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/On0IImHTTNY&rel=1</a>

: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.
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Re: Best drinking / partying songs
« Reply #28 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.
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Re: Best drinking / partying songs
« Reply #29 on: July 15, 2010, 11:51:34 pm »
Prolly not what you you meant, <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/xXKdlxypDTU&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/xXKdlxypDTU&rel=1</a>.
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Re: Best drinking / partying songs
« Reply #30 on: July 16, 2010, 12:56:39 am »
One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer
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Re: Best drinking / partying songs
« Reply #31 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.

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Re: Best drinking / partying songs
« Reply #32 on: July 16, 2010, 01:46:48 am »
John Barleycorn.....

citoyen

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Re: Best drinking / partying songs
« Reply #33 on: July 16, 2010, 10:13:56 am »
Just remembered the absolute best ever song about drinking...

L'Ivrogne by Jacques Brel

d.

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Re: Best drinking / partying songs
« Reply #34 on: July 16, 2010, 10:20:30 am »
Prolly not what you you meant, <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/xXKdlxypDTU&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/xXKdlxypDTU&rel=1</a>.

That last guy was like a cross between Rich Forrest and Boy George!  :o
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Re: Best drinking / partying songs
« Reply #35 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...
Those wonderful norks are never far from my thoughts, oh yeah!

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Re: Best drinking / partying songs
« Reply #36 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.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/On0IImHTTNY&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/On0IImHTTNY&rel=1</a>

: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...
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Re: Best drinking / partying songs
« Reply #37 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:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/vbLl2C3ChYY&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/vbLl2C3ChYY&rel=1</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/xQycQ8DABvc&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/xQycQ8DABvc&rel=1</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/8mOWSlGrAnk&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/8mOWSlGrAnk&rel=1</a>
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Re: Best drinking / partying songs
« Reply #38 on: July 16, 2010, 06:35:49 pm »
How about <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/uJ7pgElCPXE&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/uJ7pgElCPXE&rel=1</a>

Great song  :)
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Re: Best drinking / partying songs
« Reply #39 on: July 16, 2010, 07:29:26 pm »
How about <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/uJ7pgElCPXE&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/uJ7pgElCPXE&rel=1</a>

Great song  :)

Hell yeah!
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Re: Best drinking / partying songs
« Reply #40 on: July 16, 2010, 07:36:25 pm »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/117Ole9MO2w&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/117Ole9MO2w&rel=1</a>

 8)

 :facepalm:

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Re: Best drinking / partying songs
« Reply #41 on: July 16, 2010, 07:55:00 pm »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/117Ole9MO2w&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/117Ole9MO2w&rel=1</a>

 8)

 :facepalm:

Another classic!

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

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/vwIxvuXAUr8&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/vwIxvuXAUr8&rel=1</a>
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Re: Best drinking / partying songs
« Reply #42 on: July 16, 2010, 08:00:03 pm »
And if you are not the partying type there's always solitary drinking I drink alone...
Not fast & rarely furious

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Re: Best drinking / partying songs
« Reply #43 on: July 16, 2010, 08:00:43 pm »
Underworld - Born Slippy (.NUXX) ?

(possibly slightly tangential)
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Re: Best drinking / partying songs
« Reply #44 on: July 16, 2010, 08:34:07 pm »
You are in a maze of twisty flat droves, all alike.

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Re: Best drinking / partying songs
« Reply #45 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"