Music and alcohol are often perfect together - but which songs are the very best to drink and sing to with your best friends?That's what we asked UG readers in our poll this week, and clearly they're either Irish or alcoholics because the nominations were all awesome.Here's the results, just in time for you to enjoy over the weekend. How would you improve it? Post your suggestions for excellent drinking songs in the comments.
10. Minutemen "Corona"
These alt-punk legends probably didn't expect to ever be the soundtrack to Jackass, but now those opening chords will always remind the world of doing stupid dares with your friends after seven beers too many.
09. AC/DC "Have A Drink On Me"
"I'm trying to walk in a straight line," sings Brian Johnson. We've all been there, man. Even the next day.
08. Flogging Molly "Drunken Lullabies"
This should be the official theme to St. Patricks Day. Even people who aren't Irish love to celebrate that day. Who would turn down the chance to drink a few pints of Guinness with music like this?
07. Bondo "F--k You I'm Drunk"
A lot of people think this song is by Flogging Molly or Dropkick Murphys. Sorry guys, there's more than one Irish band out there, and this pub classic is really by Bondo.
06. Dropkick Murphys "I'm Shipping Up To Boston"
Woody Guthrie wrote the lyrics to this song, which must a slow burner with music fans because it's sold over 1 million songs without ever touching the Billboard hot 100. That's what you call an underground classic.
05. George Thorogood "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer"
The story of a man in a bar at closing time, ordering one more round before the barman kicks him out. The best stories are the ones you can relate to, right?
04. Guns N' Roses "Nightrain"
The best anthems are the ones you write when you're drunk and stumbling down the road with friends who immediately join in because it's so damn catchy. It's like instant proof that the anthem works. That's what happened with Guns N' Roses, and here we are years later singing the same line. All together now: "I'm on the night train!"
03. Thin Lizzy "Whiskey In The Jar"
This isn't a Thin Lizzy original, though their awesome version totally owns it for bar lovers. It started live as a traditional Irish song - because apparently the rivers flow with booze over in Ireland.
02. Psychostick "Beer!"
This home made video went viral the moment everyone heard the line "BEER IS GOOD" and couldn't agree more.
01. The Doors "Alabama Song (Whiskey Bar)"
Everything about this song sounds drunk, from Jim Morrison's slurred singing to the delusional backing track which evolves from a desperate call to find drink to a circus-themed singalong that sounds as fun and tragic as any hedonistic night out. Boozing perfection.
What do you make of this list of ultimate drinking songs? Share your opinion and your alternative suggestions in the comments.