Ten Best Songs for Getting Drunk, According to Miami Boozers

Hipsters rockin' body suits, high-waist shorts, and large, dark-framed glasses, mid-aged men in fedora hats, rockers with tattoos up and down their arms, and tourists from California wearing white wife-beaters on their backs and Converse on their feet were sitting on a black couch and standing by the bar at Kill Your Idol with a statue of Bruce Lee staring at them.

It was karaoke night at the SoBe hot spot and the overly zealous, inebriated crowd was cheering on those who had enough liquid courage in their system (or natural talent?) to get on stage, grab the mike, and scream sing at the top of their lungs.

Although it may sound like a horrible idea while sober, once you've had several brewskies, your filter of shame loosens and things that seemed embarrassing become insightful discoveries, especially when accompanied by the right music.

Here are the ten best songs to get drunk to, according to Miami drunkies.

See also:

-Miami's Ten Favorite Karaoke Songs

"Estranged" by Guns N' Roses

"If I'm in a good mood, I'll listen to Guns N' Roses," said Casey Quaife.

"I'm a real big fan and even have a tattoo of them," he said as he showed off his inked sleeve. "'Estranged' is a good one."

You can't go wrong with GNR.

"Specialist" by Interpol

"'Specialist' by Interpol," said Jackson Harris who had just finished watching a rendition of Usher's "Let It Burn."

That's a mellow dramatic song to listen to while heavily intoxicated, but for the emotional drunks, we'd say it's quite appropriate.

"Dill the Noise" by Dillon Francis & Kill the Noise

"But if you want a pumped up song, there's 'Dill the Noise'," added Harris.

"Hey Joe" by Jimi Hendrix

"'Hey Joe' by Jimi Hendrix," said Johnny Hamrick who was sitting with his lady friend, Gloria Rodriguez.

"Voodoo Child" by Jimi Hendrix

"And 'Voodoo Child,'" added Rodriguez. "It's like you're living on a beach. It's also a good one to smoke to."

"It's my go to," said Hamrick.

"Swim Good" by Frank Ocean

"Another good one to smoke to is Frank Ocean's 'Swim Good'," said Rodriguez. "It makes you think about the lyrics and you actually understand them."

Once you get lost in deep philosophical thought, there's no turning back especially in a high state of mind.

"Come On & Come" by Devin the Dude

"It's about bitches and smoking weed," said Marco Pauliti. "I'm from Cali and we're all about weed."

Sounds legit, coming from a true Californian and all.

"One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer" by George Thorogood

"George Thorogood's 'One Whiskey, One Beer,'" said Jimmy Vega. "It's all about drinking. It's perfect. Who wouldn't like it?"

"Goin Out West" by Tom Waits

"It's pure and absolute rock and he sings it in a hoarse voice," said Eduardo, the self-proclaimed "Rock n' Rolla with a Bolla."

"'The Rock n' Rolla with a Bolla'?"

"Yeah, because it's all about the hat," he added.

"Xxplosive" by Dr. Dre

"It's really chill and [a song] you can really get fucked up to," said Marvis Cruz.

In the words of D-R-E, her "shit must be the bomb."

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