Beer. It's been the go-to beverage for getting a buzz since the ancient Egyptian pharaohs had their first kegger at the paws of the Sphinx.
Since Oktoberfest is upon us, we figured we'd put together a collection of our favorite drinking songs. Some are classics, some are weird, but all have one thing in common. They pay homage to that greatest of drinks -- beer.
10. The Beer Song
The classic beer song gets harder as you get drunker. Sing this in the shower, at work, at the bar, or anywhere, but not when you're stopped for a broken taillight. Trust us on this one.
9. Hey You, Beer Me (The Simpsons)
When Lionel Ritchie and Homer Simpson find a common love (beer) chemistry ensues.
8. Pawtucket Pat's Beer Song
When Peter Griffin is a finalist to win a trip to Pawtuckey Pat's Brewery, he's like a kid in a candy shop...literally. Because the only thing better than Wonkaland is Beerville.
7. Nine Coronas
With lyrics like "She looked like Pee Wee Herman / but she looked like Uma Thurman after nine coronas," you've got the theme song for beer-goggle sex. By the way, this song sounds really lousy the morning after.
6. Oktoberfest Song
OK, this is a horrible song, but the video is just a bunch of hot girls in dirndls, so what the hell else do you want?
5. I Like Drinking Beer
What do you get when you cross a Paul McCartney-sounding bloke, some Muppet-like animation and a really stupid song? The "I Like Drinking Beer" song.
4. Irish Beer Drinking Song
Say what you will about the Irish, but they turned drinking beer into an art form. Every night we dream about Dublin pub crawls, in much the same way little children dream about puppies or endless supplies of candy. It's with that in mind that we share the classic Irish Beer Drinking Song.
Sadly, there aren't very many head-banging odes to beer. This is one of the few (if not the only one). We suggest headbanging very carefully with each beer you drink.
2.I Hardly Ever Sing Beer Drinking Songs
When Johnny Cash sings about beer, you listen. If he shot a man in Reno just to watch him die - what do you think he'd do if you spilled his beer? Awesome.
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1. Das Beer Boot
If Sasha Baron Cohen did a techno video about our favorite libation, this would be it. Men in fur, leather and lederhosen drinking beer out of a boot. Weird. And very German.