Wednesday Question: Best Drinking Song?

Music and alcohol often go hand in hand - but which songs are the best for drinking and singing along to? Post your suggestions here.

Ultimate Guitar

Alcohol and music often go hand in hand. Whether it's at a bar and singing with friends, or holding a plastic beer cup at a festival, it's as if they were a match made in musical heaven.

This weeks Wednesday question pits your music wits against each other to answer the following:

What is the best drinking song?

Drinking songs are going to be social, loud, and fun to sing-along to. They'll probably remind you of good times, and while it's sometimes right to drink to sad songs, we're looking for tracks that will cheer your drinking buddies on to the morning hours.

You know the rules - post one nomination per comment, and upvote any other songs you agree with. Feel free to share YouTube links to the songs so others can hear your submission.

We'll round up the results in a top 10 playlist this Friday - just in time for you to play at parties this weekend!

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    If this gets the number one spot, my life will have been officially fulfilled.
    If you are listening to this for on repeat and are enjoying it like a motherf**ker, you are officially drunked out of your mind.
    My friend and I actually turn this on most nights when shit gets silly. Especially right in the middle of people playing shitty dubstep or whatnot.
    Drunken Lullabies - Flogging Molly or Vodka - Korpiklaani.
    Since you you can only post one nomination per comment I will do you a favor: Vodka - Korpilaani
    hilarious to drink to
    i also drink to mashugga, even though i'm a hair metal head haha
    Stating the obvious: Whiskey in the Jar. And I don't care wether it's the Metallica version or the Thin Lizzy original.
    u do know this song isnt actually original, its a traditional music from Ireland but yea, agree on the choice!
    True, but of any recordings I would choose one of those two. And ofcourse, if you're Irish you may LOL at that. I don't mind as long as there's whiskey in the jar
    well if you put metallica, thin lizzy and original in the same sentence, that kinda make sense, since Metallica or others like Gary Moore didnt play the original folk song, but the rock version made by thin lizzy, the same riffs, the same solo etc... so yeah THin lizzy made the original rock version which was covered countless times
    Yeah, It has to be Whiskey in the Jar.
    I can think of a few more, Wild Rover, Black velvet band, Fiesta, countless, if you listen to any irish drinking songs, you will find loads
    The absolute best.
    thats not a flogging molly song
    It's written by Bondo, as it states in the title. But it's performed by both Flogging Molly and Dropkick
    I've been going to molly and dropkick shows since 2001, never seen them play it. That's definitely Bondo. People think flogging molly and dropkick murphys are the only irish bands.
    what flogging molly album is that "**** you im drunk" song from? if im getting downvoted for calling this out show me the proof.
    Guns n roses - Nightrain Makes me train beer in to my night
    Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen, as demonstrated in both Wayne's World and of course...this dude:
    I support Bohemian Rhapsody! Especially if you and your drinking buddies grew up watching Wayne's World!
    One bourbon one scotch one beer by George thorogood
    Fucking love that song. How is it that GT could make blues sound so fresh all the time?
    Yellow Submarine - The Beatles. fun to sing loudly with buddies
    I agree with you if the drink is beer, which makes me happy. When it comes to any other alcohol I believe that the exact opposite mood is best for drinking. And one of the best songs to be in the mood is Keith Urban - Nobody Drinks Alone
    Korpiklaani - Bring us pints of beer
    YES!! that or "happy little boozer" by korpiklaani. this is the only real good drinking song ive seen on here yet. everyone's just posting their favorite metal song. and did i really see someone post a doors song under drinking music? unless it was roadhouse blues ill make the exception.
    Rebel Scum
    Bliss by Th' Dudes - originally called Piss Chorus Lyrics: Drink yourself more Bliss Forget about the last one get yourself another [url][/url]
    Yeah bro New Zealand has the best beer drinking songs. The Dudes are great! If i knew how to link or cared I'd link Deja Voodoo - Beers. "I'm a great lyricist. I can rhyme words like this. I would give you one of my beers,... but I've only got six. I would but I don't like to share,... and I've only got six! I like songs that always rhyme Thats why I made this one rhyme chorus Words this good don't write themselves Thats why I wrote them myself chorus etc Gold. Also Aluminium Bikerack, google those guys
    Im sorry I have to post it here but ive been scrolling for ages and couldn't get to the damn comment box at the bottom of the page Nancy the Tavern Wench by Alestorm
    Franko 316
    Eagle Rock - Daddy Cool... I have dropped my pants many times to the eagle drop while drunk. Not sure if this is just an Aussie custom or not?
    Also this.
    Easiest question ever.
    always pick this song right as we all crack open the cans, every one of my mates know the words too and it's very hard not to dance around to it when you're drunk XD
    I'd never heard of these guys before, and I'm really glad I clicked on the video haha. All their songs are hilarious and heavy. I love it. Thank you sir.
    Yeah, I remember when I first 'gave in to the stick'. BTW, in case you didn't get that reference.
    George Thorogood - I drink alone
    is this even a question?
    Nightrains a good one, but i challenge anyone here to get drunk and then not sing along to "hey makkalaya makkalaya makkalaya HEEEEEYY makkalaya... HEY!"
    Anything Zeppelin. Probably Rock n Roll.
    All I read was "Boobything Led Zeppelin. Boobably Boob n Boobs"
    Insanity ninja
    This happens every time WholeLottaIzzy posts man... EVERY TIME!
    Agent 00Awesome
    Good Times Bad Times and Over the Hills and Far Away are my favorite Zeppelin drinking songs for sure!
    My evenings usually start off with a nice glass of quite reasonably priced Bordeaux
    "Party Hard" by Andrew W.K. is a pretty good way to start off a long night of drinking and that rude right fun
    Lets drink - korpiklaani
    Was gonna say that, these guys are pretty much made to drink to. My other choice was:
    I don't know why but this track just makes me want to raid the nearest liquor store and chug it all.
    This. Vodka, Tequila or Beer Beer could also work (Pretty much anything Korpiklaani, really), but since this is more general it's got my vote.
    11th hour LoG! \m/
    hell yeah! I was going to pick that, but my personal fav would have to be Black Label whilst drinking. That song makes me want to eat babies and kill rainbows when I'm drunk.
    Hey Jude... mostly for the last bit. Most of the time the song has finished but people just keep singing it in my experience.
    Why the hell would you want to promote a drug that is addictive, dumbs down your senses and motor skills, and breaks down your liver, kidneys, heart, etc, anyway? Because drinking is common tradition, and in the combination with music? Idiots. I don't usually confront people about their drinking, but this is basically like putting a massive commercial ad for alcohol on the site, and I don't that's what a supposedly serious news site ought to be doing.
    you sir are an idiot. just because we drink does not make us raging alcoholics. get out of here you self-righteous jerk
    For me it's simply fun. I enjoy tasting different beers and brewing beer with my friends. It makes me less shy around people, I really don't care if it breaks down my kidneys. Not trying to live to be 80. I somewhat agree with you on the whole commercial aspect but they aren't promoting any particular brand of alcohol on here. They post news in other articles. These "Wednesday Questions" aren't supposed to be newsworthy. Just because someone wants to drink doesn't mean they're an idiot. Maybe an idiot when compared to a health-nut. There are lots of different types of food and beverages that are bad for you yet I'm pretty sure you've consumed them before, does that make you an idiot?
    And more to the point why have your little tantrum on my goddamn post!! People on here cheat shitloads i was like the third poster and i am all the ****ing way down here... Now thats something to bitch about! Fucksticks
    Braykah- Are you even old enough to buy alcohol in your country? I'm not really sure why you responded this way to WhoAMEye's post either. Seems you should've left your comment on the bottom like most people who aren't dying for attention.
    The Ramones - Somebody put something in my drink ..Children of Bodom version also works
    zYx Monster xYz
    Alestorm (or the Wurzels) - I am a cider drinker A lot pirate metal sounds like drunk chants anyway.
    Titus Andronicus - Theme from "Cheers" (Which has absolutely nothing to do with "Cheers")