So we got a suggestion on Twitter to do a Top 5: Drinking Songs and I wanted to run with it but there are so many different kinds of drinking songs it’s hard to make a single list. So I am running with the suggestion but it ain’t gonna be just one list. The week’s list is all about those times in life when hearing song sent you over the edge and out to the bar. Be it too much stress and some song was that straw the broke the camel’s back or you were in an awesome mood and a song inspired you to go a little deeper into the bottle than you usually do that’s what we want to see here. Mine are all pretty cheesy and obvious but they were all catalysts for some pretty damn good drunken nights and in some cases a day or three.
Cross Canadian Ragweed – Bang My Head | Responsible for at least one three day bender all by itself.
Bleu Edmonson – 50 Dollars and a Flask of Crown | Kept me at the bar until four or five in the morning back when Will owned my local dive. Usually slept in my truck after that.
The Takers – Friends in Bottles | Not a lot of history on this one yet but it did lead off the playlist on the way to the bar the day I got laid off the last time.
Prison Book Club – Everything’s Fine | This one doesn’t come with a story but every time I hear it I get that urge, that itch, so its story is coming soon.
Jason Boland & The Stragglers – Drinking Song | Every one of us has had that night, like my wife did Saturday night, where we swore we’d never drink again. And most of us had this song shortly thereafter. I don’t know that’s it’s ever kicked off a bender for me but it damn sure should have by now!