->''"Oh Alcohol, I still drink to your health!"''
-->-- "Alcohol", Music/BarenakedLadies

The vocalist sings about how great it is to get drunk, high, or stoned -- often, but not always, with biting sarcasm (and even if it's ''intended'' ironically, that [[MisaimedFandom doesn't mean the fans will take it that way]].)

When the tongue-in-cheek version is used well, it can double as a less {{Anvilicious}} way of saying DrugsAreBad, becoming Type 1 of the OdeToSobriety. Compare DrunkenSong, when the singer is currently drunk -- which can certainly overlap with this trope.

See also ButLiquorIsQuicker, DrugsAreGood, LoveIsADrug and WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs.


[[folder: Music]]
* Music/JeffersonAirplane's "White Rabbit" from ''Music/SurrealisticPillow'' is perhaps the most famous drug song of all time, always used in films and TV series to imply such a scene. It does, however, not mention it openly but does so in [[AliceAllusion all kinds of metaphors]] to the novels of Creator/LewisCarroll.
* Music/MarilynManson has two on his second ConceptAlbum, ''Music/MechanicalAnimals'', which contains two characters (which would take several paragraphs to explain). Omēga sings "The Dope Show", which is, in-universe, non-sarcastic but is sarcastic in real life (with a large MisaimedFandom) and Alpha sings "I Don't Like The Drugs (But The Drugs Like Me)" which is much more anti-drug.
* "New Kind of Kick" by Music/TheCramps ("Energine! Barcol! Draino hot shot! Whack attack! Helium! Nitrous oxide! Formaldehyde! Some new kind of kick!")
* "Streams Of Whiskey" by Music/ThePogues. ("When the world is too dark and I need the light inside of me / I'll walk into a bar and drink fifteen pints of beer!")
* J-Kwon's 2004 hit "Tipsy" is about… well, everybody in the club getting drunk. "[[DrugsAreBad Teen drinking is very bad]]", indeed.
* "Got to Get You Into My Life" by Music/TheBeatles from ''Music/{{Revolver}}'' is a totally sincere (and very subtle) song about Paul [=McCartney=]'s love of marijuana.
* At first listen, the song "Stella" by the pop-punk band Music/AllTimeLow appears to be a love song to a girl, but then you realize that Stella is actually a beer, Stella Artois...
-->''I remember how you tasted''\\
''I've had you so many times, let's face it''\\
''Feels like I'm falling in love alone''\\
''Stella, won't you take me home?''
* Skold vs. KMFDM's track, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOvP6l9BDyA Alkohol]]". The title indicates the subject matter.
-->''The devil goes by many names''\\
''Ceremonious libation''\\
''Pure intoxication''\\
''Lets get basted, shit-faced, wasted''
* Music/{{Angelspit}}'s "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRImfk_E1Qc Elixir]]" is an interesting case. The general theme is that 'there's a drug for everything nowadays' but it also covers drug addiction -- including the chorus, [[WordOfGod suggested]] as being from the 'point of view' of the addiction itself. There are a few interesting analyses on [[http://www.songmeanings.net/songs/view/3530822107858640687/ Songmeanings.net]].
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20Ok2VPS4No High Times]]" by Music/{{Jamiroquai}}.
-->''You're a rock star''\\
''And some tin foil with a glass pipe''\\
''Is your guitar''
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLtwaD7t3lA "Drink or Die"]] by [[Music/HidetoMatsumoto hide]]. Not sarcastic... sadly so if you look at what later happened. (change out the "or" for "and" and you have why he experienced AuthorExistenceFailure.)
* Music/HedPE's "Bartender".
* Music/BarenakedLadies' "[[http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/alcohol-lyrics-barenaked-ladies/c1f607dfa9dc2aef48256895000f2f0b Alcohol]]".
* The infamous "Beer" song by Music/{{Psychostick}} set to the 1812 Overture/Overture to ''Carmen''..
-->''Oh, what is that malted liquor,''\\
''what gets you drunker quicker,''\\
''what comes in bottles or in cans?''\\
* Music/BuckTick loves this. ''Speed'' (which was originally going to be named ''Acid'' with different lyrics, but since ''Acid'' and its lyrics were verboten, Sakurai and Imai rewrote it and renamed it to be about an even more dangerous drug) and ''Heroin,'' and those are just the too obvious ones. There's plenty more less obvious such as ''Candy'' and ''My Fuckin Valentine'' and ''Machine'' and ''Jonathan Jet Coaster.''
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfbFV3mDJ3s ''Buenos Dias, Budweiser'']], from the Music/TheAustinLoungeLizards. The Spanish half of it is a fairly straightforward example. The [[BlindIdiotTranslation English]] and [[GratuitousGerman pseudo-German]] bits... Not so much.
* Music/GreenDay's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Sc81yxo600 Hitchin' a Ride]]" and "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z12ryN6A9oU Green Day]]".
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xcwt9mSbYE Heroin]]" by Music/VelvetUnderground from ''Music/TheVelvetUndergroundAndNico''. "Heroin" is kind of a {{Deconstruction}} of this: the music is utterly ecstatic but the lyrics are [[LyricalDissonance considerably darker]]. It doesn't exactly condemn drug use but it doesn't exactly endorse it either. Still, it was utterly scandalous for 1967. "I'm Waiting for the Man" is another song from [[Music/TheVelvetUndergroundAndNico the same album]] of similar lyrical content.And let's not forget ''Music/WhiteLightWhiteHeat'', which at least [[http://www.allmusic.com/song/white-light-white-heat-t2130337 one critic]] described as "a commercial jingle for speed".
** Also a few songs from Music/LouReed's solo career, with notable mention to "The Power Of Positive Drinking."
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZFD7gH1mJg Sweet Blindness]]" by Music/LauraNyro.
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAAyNyywhHc Because I Got High]]" by Afroman parodies this, saying all the horrible things that happen to him because he used drugs.
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nj2700em-JQ Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off]]" -- Joe Nichols
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXxomeId_dw Alcohol]]" -- Brad Paisley
* "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7v0V58V3Uw Have a Drink on Me]]" by [[Music/{{ACDC}} AC/DC]]. It's not the least bit ironic; the boys '''love''' their sauce. Some considered it in poor taste to include the song on their first album after Bon Scott died of alcohol poisoning, but their response was basically, "Not at all; Bon would have loved this song." (it could also be an homage to him, just like "Hells Bells" is a GriefSong)
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEZAV17_WuQ Ten Rounds with Jose Cuervo]]" -- Tracy Byrd
* George Thorogood and the Destroyers sing quite a lot about booze.
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpzqQst-Sg8 I Drink Alone]]"
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISmgOrhELXs One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer]]" (a Music/JohnLeeHooker sort-of cover)
** Another George Thorogood example is "If You Don't Start Drinkin' (I'm Gonna Leave)".
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0P44o10cRHo Smoke Buddah]] -- Redman
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUGFhVWPOFs&feature=related We Be Burning]] -- Sean Paul
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6TUhx2wX0M Gin and Juice]] -- Music/SnoopDogg
* Music/FranzFerdinand has "Ulysses", a song about a night full of drugs and partying. (Actually, the whole album, ''[[ConceptAlbum Tonight: Franz Ferdinand]]'', is about a night of drink, drugs, and partying, but "Ulysses" is the most obvious, what with the line "C'mon, let's get high" repeated in the chorus.)
* Music/{{Korpiklaani}} has a bunch of these, mostly without a hint of irony. "Vodka" is probably the most over-the-top.
-->''Drinking is good for you!''\\
''Not anymore lonesome.''\\
''Drinking is good for you!''\\
''Oh you will feel awesome!''
** Don't forget Wooden Pints, Bring Us Pints of Beer, Happy Little Boozer, Tequila, Let's Drink, and Beer Beer. Music/{{Korpiklaani}} *loves* doing songs like this.
* The Irish folk song, "Whiskey, you're the Devil".
* Another Irish folk song example is "Seven Drunken Nights": a man comes home drunk each night and finds things that don't belong to him, and his wife calls him a drunken fool -- can't he see it's not a horse/coat, it's a sow/blanket her mother sent her? The last two verses are rather explicit, so the ''Literature/{{Dubliners}}'' version cuts off at five nights.
** Although Creator/MikeHarding's version, set in darkest Lancashire, reinstates the two missing verses.
* "Water is alright in Tea" is another folk song example which lists off the virtue of porter compared to water, wine and tea.
* ''Whiskey, Whiskey'' by Tri Yann is an example of a Breton ballad to the bottle.
* "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJnU7yIVHHc Quiet Whiskey]]" by Wynonie Harris.
* Music/AlanisMorissette's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2mnQLDi_YI On the Tequila]]".
* Music/{{Styx}}'s "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PV3FhLVlAP0 Light Up]]" and Music/{{Boston}}'s "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUFZC7uXQZc Smokin']]" aren't about tobacco.
* Dr. Hook has "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9zcLAUp5E0 I Got Stoned And I Missed It]]", although that might be more of a DrugsAreBad example.
** Which is a cover of a Shel Silverstein song.
* JJ Cale's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_XXkI-8e5M Cocaine]]". [[CoveredUp Best known for Eric Clapton's version.]]
* Very much subverted by Ozzy Osbourne's "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAApJ1nHX2w Suicide Solution]]" [[ViewersAreGeniuses Bonus to double entendre]] ''solution'' such as 'answer to a problem' and 'liquid containing dissolved stuff'.
* [[Music/BobDylan Dylan's]] "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAG63bhuMQM Rainy Day Women #12 & 35]]" from ''Music/BlondeOnBlonde''(TropeNamer for EverybodyMustGetStoned and also a case of RefrainFromAssuming).
* The Finnish ''Olviräppi'' (Ale Rap) by Raptori uses the words of a bizarre poem by an 19th century Finnish author. Hearing "Hail, brown malted brew!" set in rap is one of the stranger moments in music.
* "Call The Understudy" in Series/SlingsAndArrows is an upbeat song about how the singer is too drunk to perform.
* Music/ReelBigFish does this... a lot, with varying levels of sarcasm. "Everybody's Drunk" and "Drinkin' come to mind.
* Music/BowlingForSoup's "Hooray For Beer"
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vrCSSDzXfg My Little Needle]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90Hihxzgce0 Cooking Wine]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xl0EjR-PkA Blue in the Face]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qlaOybYU3Q Take Lots With Alcohol]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNS4CR7vP4c&ob=av2em This Addiction]]...and many, many more by Alkaline Trio...
* Music/OldCrowMedicineShow have at least three (it's a kind of [[OncePerEpisode Once An Album]] thing for them)
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqRazTve7Io Tell It To Me]]": From ''[[SelfTitledAlbum Old Crow Medicine Show]]''. Cocaine. Also corn liquor, but mostly cocaine.
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZWckoOcOhA Cocaine Habit]]": From ''Big Iron World''. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Kinda obvious isn't it?]] The corn liquor shows up, too.
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4Bp-68W-2c Methamphetamine]]": From ''Tennessee Pusher''. Also kinda obvious -- although it's mostly negative (being a reaction to the meth epidemic that's afflicted rural America since at least the early 2000s).
*** NOTE: "Tell It To Me" is traditional; "Cocaine Habit" is also a major reworking of the traditional tune of the same name (like really major...like "references to [[TurnOfTheMillennium Karl Rove and Elijah Wood]]" major).
* Music/{{Gorillaz}} "White Light"
* Music/QueensOfTheStoneAge have "Feel Good Hit of the Summer".
-->''"Nicotine, valium, vicodin, marijuana, ecstasy, and alcohol!''\\
* If a [[LoveHate Love/Hate]] song isn't about IntercourseWithYou, it's probably the tongue-in-cheek version of this trope. "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HV1gzzsnxfE Fuel To Run]]" (about alcohol), "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1FdLYKg-Ek&playnext=1&list=PLA4D353EB8CD4654C One More Round]]" (also about alcohol), [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqoFuFapX3A&playnext=1&list=PL5BA4708E0CD31DC5 Mary Jane]] (where the "joint" getting passed around [[{{Squick}} might actually be a thirteen-year-old girl]])...
* ''Music/CarminaBurana'' (Orff) features a whole section, ''In Taverna'', dedicated to drinking songs, including a song which lists all those to be found in the pub in question, plus a song from the point of the roasted swan on the spit. The Abbot of Cucany leads the drinkers.
* There's an old song called "Clink, Clink, Another Drink," popularized by comedy musician Music/SpikeJones. Notable for showing the ''other'' side of the bottle, personified by Mel Blanc in Sylvester mode.
* Similarly, Jones covered "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYrv-kBUh3Y Cocktails for Two]]" with all the sophistication of early-period ''Magazine/{{Mad}}''.
* Music/CabCalloway had "Reefer Man" and "Smokin' Reefer" that were directly this, though a lot of his other songs are also riddled with drug and alcohol references.
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfVvUwkMPbY Jitterbug]]" is basically a list of alcoholic beverages with lots of clever rhyming and wordplay, and "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3JRUh0kTcY Kickin' the Gong Around]]" is this for [[OpiumDen opium]].
* Asylum Street Spankers have their jaunty, not at all sarcastic ode to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzIboq1qEa8&feature=related Beer]], rattling off and dismissing pretty much every other alternative.
* Music/DrDre's debut solo album, ''Music/TheChronic'' was named after Marijuana and references smoking weed several times.
* Music/{{KISS}} likes "Cold Gin".
** Also from Ace Frehley is "Snow Blind", "Wiped Out", and "Ozone" from the Music/KISSSoloAlbums.
* Music/{{Oasis}}, "Cigarettes and Alcohol". "Morning Glory", "Champagne Supernova" and "Lyla" have traces of it too, [[WordSaladLyrics but it's more unclear]].
* We Are Scientists sang about how great it is to stay out as late as possible and drink in ''After Hours''. The sentiment of the song seems to be about the social side to drinking, and wanting to continue drinking with friends.
* Jerrod Niemann's "One More Drinking Song" Lampshades this trope.
* "Tubthumping" by Music/{{Chumbawumba}}.
* "Red Red Wine" and "Cracklin Rosie" by Music/NeilDiamond. And although "Sweet Caroline" isn't about alcohol per se, thanks to sports fans (especially Red Sox Nation), it's probably sung sloshed more often than not.
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oax3cUFsBSw A Biologist's St Patric's Day drinking song]]" for the geeks.
* Music/TheMightyMightyBosstones have "Another Drinking Song"
-->"The words I'm gonna scream"
-->"And getting drunk's the central theme"
* "[[Music/MiracleOfSound Nord]] [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/miracle-of-sound/5350-Nord-Mead-Skyrim Mead]]" is what happens when an Ode to Intoxication breeds with a FilkSong.
* Brazil has quite a few songs about [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cacha%C3%A7a cachaça]], such as "Marvada Pinga" ("evil cachaça"), "Pinga Ni Mim" ("drops on me" -- DoubleEntendre meaning both raindrops and beverage drops) and Music/PatoFu's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KH6253M8sMs "Pinga"]].
* Music/TheOffspring's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IX4ZF5YzKPY The Worst Hangover Ever]]" at first seems like an aversion (what with the title and all), but at the end we see that's not quite the case:
-->''I've got the worst hangover ever''\\
''I'm crawlin' to the bathroom again''\\
''It hurts so bad that I'm never gonna drink again''\\
''I'll probably never drink again''\\
''I may not ever drink again''\\
''[[ForgottenAesop At least not 'til next weekend]]''\\
''I'm never gonna drink again''
* "Standing Sex" and the ''Jealousy'' version of "Stab Me In The Back" by Music/XJapan. "Stab Me In The Back" is odd though in that the single version (and most of the live versions) are about [[HoYay gay]] [[{{Yaoi}} sex]] -- it is only the ''Jealousy'' version rewritten to be an OdeToIntoxication, likely due to label pressure -- and Yoshiki finding his own way to flip off the people imposing "no gay" by making the song about injecting drugs. ''IV'' could also be interpreted in this way.
* Swedish tradition has ''snapsvisor'' that are sung before you take a sip during holiday celebrations. They are usually about how good it is to drink, though there are many, many variations and parodies.
* Classic Swedish trobadour Music/CarlMichaelBellman wrote ''lots'' of songs about partying with pretty girls and getting drunk.
* "[[http://www.metrolyrics.com/just-the-one-lyrics-levellers.html Just The One]]" by the Levellers
* There's a reggae song called "Ganja Farmer". The entire song is about the singer's ganja (weed) farm.
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkJk31wd5Io Dear Booze]]" by Creator/SethMacFarlane.
* "Radio Junk" by Music/YellowMagicOrchestra
* ''Music/LegalizeIt'' by Music/PeterTosh, an ode to marijuana.
* Music/BobMarley: ''Easy Skankin'' (from ''[[Music/KayaBobMarleyAlbum Kaya]]''), ''Jump Nyabinghi'' (from ''Music/{{Confrontation}}''), ''Rebel Music'' (from ''Music/NattyDread'') talk in positive terms about marihuana. However despite all that he was actually quite critical of people just being stoned and doing nothing to change the system. He even referenced it in songs like ''Burnin' And Lootin' '' from ''Music/{{Burnin}}'' (''"I must say: all them -- all them drugs gonna make you slow/ It's not the music of the ghetto."'') and ''"Pimper's Paradise'' (from ''Music/{{Uprising}}'').
* Almost the entire catalogue Brazilian band Planet Hemp -- though in their case, to ask for the legalization of marijuana.
* East Coast punk band Gang Green were pretty fond of drinking songs. Their best-known example is "Alcohol":
-->''We're gonna die when the sun comes up''\\
''We'll drink until we drop''\\
''I'd rather drink than fuck''
* Music/ThePrettyReckless: "My Medicine" is one example.
* Music/{{Nickelback}} has ''Burn It to the Ground'' and ''Bottoms Up''.
* Shelley West sings "Jose Cuervo," a song about how she loves to go out at night, drink tequila and get crazy. When she wakes up with a hangover and a stranger in her bed, she admits to drinking more than she should. However, the last verses imply that she'll be doing this again.
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwebuZTKIio Soul Happy Hour]]" by 80's indie group The Jazz Butcher
-->Whiskey Vodka Special Brew\\
All of this is good for you\\
Gin sling, Cointreau, brandy sour\\
Blot right out! Soul happy hour!
* "[[http://www.nzonscreen.com/title/bliss-1980 Bliss]]", by late 1970s-early 1980s UsefulNotes/NewZealand rock band Th' Dudes.
* Inverted in Music/EmilieAutumn's "Take the Pill", which is about terrifying experiences on psychoactive drugs in a BedlamHouse setting.
* Far East Movement, "Fly like a G6".
* "Der Trunkene im Frühling" (The Drunkard in Spring) from Music/GustavMahler's ''Das Lied von der Erde''.
* Toby Keith, "Red Solo Cup"
-->Red Solo cup,\\
I fill you up,\\
Let's have a party!
* "Old Black Rum" by Music/GreatBigSea.
--->So I drank all of my money, and I slept out in the rain.\\
Every day is different, but the nights are all the same.\\
You never see the sun on the old black Rum,\\
But I know I'm gonna do it again!
* Roger Miller's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsNWlM3fWmI Chug-a-lug]]" is about a youth's introduction to alcohol and its rather unpleasant side effects.
* The Star Spangled Banner isn't a straight example, but it is song to the same tune as an older British song called "To Anacreon in Heaven" which was.
* ThrashMetal band Tankard practically ''runs'' on this, with about 99% percent of their discography about the greatness of beer, and the other 1% about how being sober sucks.
* The children's nursery rhyme song "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" that gets twisted into "Roll, Roll, Roll Your Joint".
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rct233J9lsE "Firewater"]] from ''VideoGame/DeadRising2: Off The Record'', the boss theme of [[spoiler:Chuck Greene]].
* [[CoveredUp Bobby Bare's "I Like Beer"']] (originally written and sung by [[Music/TomTHall Tom T. Hall]]):
-->''I like beer--it makes me a jolly good fellow,''\\
''I like beer--it helps me unwind and sometimes it makes me feel mellow''\\
''Makes me feel mellow.''\\
''Whisky's too rough, champagne costs too much''\\
''And vodka puts my mouth in gear,''\\
''This little refrain should help me explain''\\
''As a matter of fact I like beer.''
* "Lily The Pink" by the Irish Rovers. The name was derived from [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lydia_Pinkham Lydia Pinkham]], who specialized in "medicinal compounds." Verse six:
-->''Lily died and went up to Heaven,''\\
''All the church bells they did ring.''\\
''She took with her medicinal compound,''\\
''Hark, the herald angels sing.''
* The singer in Music/{{Buckcherry}}'s "Lit Up" seems to have some fondness for cocaine.
* Da Vinci's Notebook's "Another Irish Drinking Song":
-->Now everybody's died\\
So until our tears have dried\\
We'll drink and drink and drink and drink, and then we'll drink some more\\
We'll dance and sing and fight until the early morning light\\
Then we'll throw up, pass out, wake up, and then go drinking once again
* The start of ''General Guinness'' by the Boys Of The Lough starts off spoken: (The whole song can be seen [[http://mysongbook.de/msb/songs/g/genguinn.html here.]])
-->''It was the pig fair last September, a day I well remember''\\
''I walked around the land in drunken pride.''\\
''When my knees began to shudder and I sank down in the gutter''\\
''When a pig walked up and sat down by my side.''\\
''As I sat there in gutter thinking thoughts I could not utter''\\
''I thought I heard a passing lady say''\\
''"You can tell the man who boozes by the company that he chooses"''\\
''And with that, the pig got up and walked away.''
* Presumably, the "Ode to Booze" song played by [[VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing Accordion Thieves]] fits this trope. It's one of the few Accordion Thief songs fans wrote lyrics for, and Jick was so impressed he [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlJIUvrBqe8 sang it himself.]]
* Music/RayCharles's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFwhCLYO_-M Let's Go Get Stoned]]," while ostensibly about [[DrowningMySorrows drowning one's sorrows]] in gin (at that time, "stoned" could mean "drunk" as well as "high"), is laced with references to marijuana -- and accompanied by [[GospelChoirsAreJustBetter a gospel choir]], humorously enough. Music/JoeCocker's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDhDUSmHvHQ cover]], famously performed at UsefulNotes/{{Woodstock}}, makes the marijuana connection even more obvious.
* "Alcohol" by gypsy punk icons Music/GogolBordello. "And you know that I'll pick up every time you call / Just to thank you one more time / Alcohol!"
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pq7E0LMgVZo Drunk In The Spirit]]" by T-Bone is about a different kind of intoxication based on the spurious claim from [[Literature/TheBible Scripture]] (usually from Acts chapter 2 and Ephesians 5:18) preached by the likes of Creator/BennyHinn, Rodney Howard Browne, and Kenneth E. Hagin, and presented in Pentecostal and Charismatic circles as TheMoralSubstitute to getting high from real drugs.
** And speaking of Rodney Howard Browne, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtRn77VsNsw There's A New Wine]]" is one of his songs, which can also be called a [[GodIsLoveSong God's Love]] [[LoveIsADrug Is A Drug song]].
** An older example: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=gJoRXl75WzI I'm Drunk & Real High In The Spirit Of God]]" by Ada Mae Richards.
** "[[http://www.goldminemedia.eu/WP/new-wine-drinking-song/ New Winos Drinking Song Number One]]" by Kathryn Riss of Toronto Airport Vineyard. Yep, another "drunk in the Spirit" song, this one used in the Toronto "Blessing".
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=08A08w1YV3w The Drinking Song]]" by Linda Gibson-Johnson. Also [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Sm9S2B3qBP0 performed by Tommy Bates]].
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeni2PpT5IY Take Another Drink]]" by Scott Underwood. Here it's being "drunk" on the "Water of Life".
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=qeqvCC7gTaU Joel's Bar]]".
** ''Tokin' The Ghost'' by John Crowder and Benjamin Dunn, with their songs including "Holy Ghost Hits" and "Strung Out On Him".
** And for songs that are more honest with their method of intoxication, there's "Beer Drinking Christians" by Lacey J. Dalton and Bobby Bare from the film ''Take This Job And Shove It''.
** Same thing with the song "The Lord Knows I'm Drinking" by Cal Smith.
** Legend has it that various popular Christian hymns were actually drinking songs with Christian lyrics set to their music.
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=2OrOBMM_pcQ The 12 Drugs Of Christmas]]".
* ''Sä kuulut päivään jokaiseen'' is one of the best-loved Finnish tangos and love songs of all time, with its lyrics (translated) including: ''You belong to sunrise and moonlight / you're the morning dew, the golden sunset, the song of a bird at night / I see a shooting star and think of you / Even if I left everyone else, I would never abadon you.'' Written by a heavy-weight alcoholic, the target of its affections is thought to be alcohol and not a person.
* "Drinkin' To Drink" by Christian Kane.
* Lil Wyte has a bunch of these: "Drinking Song", "Smoking Song", "Smoke My Dro", "Get High", "Acid", "Oxy Cotton".
* "Have Some Madeira, M'Dear" by Music/FlandersAndSwann is an Ode to [[BlatantLies Not Really Intoxication, Honest]], in which a DirtyOldMan tries to convince TheIngenue that drinking Madeira isn't really drinking. Also a case of ButLiquorIsQuicker.
* In a roundabout way, Luke Bryan's "Rain is a Good Thing." Because rain makes corn, and corn makes whiskey, and whiskey makes his girlfriend feel a little frisky ...
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUSolxv9EUM Get High]]" by Brandy Clark.
* Music/BlackSabbath's "Sweet Leaf" (weed), "Snowblind" (cocaine), and others. Not all their drug songs are pro-drug, however; "Hand of Doom" is an anti-heroin song.
* OlderThanRadio: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxmZ5sabk7U Little Brown Jug]]" was written in 1869 by Joseph Winner.
* "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wr-kn0JG5p4 I’d Rather Have a Bottle in Front of Me (Than a Frontal Lobotomy)]]" by Dr. Rock AKA Randy Hanzlick, M.D. has long been a favorite of the ''Creator/DrDemento'' radio-show.
* "Advertisement (Another Irrelevant Intentional Suicide)" by Roy Harper is all about getting stoned, and includes a defiant TakeThat to the DS:[[note]]Americans: think DEA[[/note]]
-->Well, you've bust me once\\
You've bust me twice\\
But you'd have to top me\\
To finally stop me\\
From rolling my dice\\
I'm really stoned, I'm really stoned\\
Permanently out my bone\\
I'm really stoned...
** Also, the album sleeve is designed to look like an unfolded packet of orange Rizlas. The title of the album is "Jugula" (sic) because Roy Harper can't spell "jugular"; it is not known if this orthographical failure is due to him being really stoned.
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rHuitW9xDc Bartender]]" by Music/LadyAntebellum.
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiVunqkZ1RM Whiskey River]]" by Music/WillieNelson.
* "Thunderbird" by Music/ZZTop.
* "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVNgOrKRvVw Intoxicated]]", "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXgDwGZlua0 I Need Another Drink]]", and "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYIxUM-CnSw Get Stoned]]" by Music/{{Hinder}}.
* "Dixie Fried" by Music/CarlPerkins.
* The British comedy duo Music/HaleAndPace did a comedy version entitled [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhNLpQqlKn8 "The Drugs Song"]]. Some tropeworthy moments:
-->My mate Dave had LSD...({{beat}},BlankStare)...E-I-PQZ-[[PunctuationShaker apostrophy]]...\\
[[MushroomSamba Look!]] There is a nine-legged spider in [[MissSpidersSunnyPatchFriends scuba gear!]]
* Creator/MontyPython extended their Bruces philosophy sketch for their ''Music/TheMontyPythonMatchingTieAndHandkerchief'' album to include a song on noted philosophers getting toasted.
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjwWjx7Cw8I Purple Haze]]" from ''Music/AreYouExperienced'' by Music/JimiHendrix portrays an acid trip.
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMuTxs4rLQM D-R-U-N-K]]" by Music/DavidAllanCoe.
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxWjtWONuGc Smoke A Little Smoke]]" by Music/EricChurch.
* Music/TheBeastieBoys' first albums ''Music/LicensedToIll'' and ''Music/PaulsBoutique'' are full with lyrical references and praisals of beer and marihuana.
* "Raise 'Em Up" by Goddamn Draculas, about drinking in a social setting (which could either be a party or a rock concert). It does have a brief allusion to hangovers, however: "Tonight is the night for pleasure / Tomorrow is the day for pain".
* KeithWhitley's "Tennessee Courage" ("Now my good friend Jack Daniels stands tall on the shelf/And he'll go to war with my troubles"). Becomes HarsherInHindsight when you realize that Whitley died of alcohol poisoning just months after recording this song.
* Fay [=McKay=] had "The Twelve Daze of Christmas", a parody of the obvious Christmas carol with alcoholic drinks subbed in for the usual gifts.
* "Marijuana" by Music/TheFugs from ''Music/ItCrawledIntoMyHandHonest'' lists all the various names of marihuana, while being backed by a Gregorian chant.
* Music/{{Old 97s}}' aptly-titled "Let's Get Drunk & Get It On", doubling as an IntercourseWithYou song.
* "Fire It Up" by Music/{{Disturbed}}.
* "Drinkin' Wine Spo-dee O-dee" by Sticks [=McGhee=] and later more famously covered by Music/JerryLeeLewis.
* "Willie Brewed a Peck of Maut" by Robert Burns praises binge drinking.
* "Bitches n Marijuana" by Chris Brown & Tyga featuring [=ScHoolboy Q=] is about... [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin take a wild guess]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nD-8QXLq-ss "Smokin' and Drinkin'"]] by Music/MirandaLambert is both a drinking song and a [[DrugsAreGood pot smoking song]].
* "I Wanna Be Sedated" by Music/TheRamones. Though it's more "getting knocked down it's preferred to this [[SmallTownBoredom bore!]]"
* "Came Thru/Easily" by Chuck Inglish featuring Ab-Soul and Mac Miller. Each rapper contributes a verse that basically gives an ode to how great it is to do drugs.
* "Why Don't We Get Drunk" by Music/JimmyBuffett doubles as an IntercourseWithYou song.
* Subverted with "Chandelier" by Music/{{Sia}}, which is about a depressed woman who uses hard partying and drinking to drown her sorrows.
-->''One, two, three, drink''\\
''Throw them back 'til I lose count.''\\
''I'm gonna swing from the chandelier, from the chandelier''\\
''I'm gonna live like tomorrow doesn't exist.''\\
''I'm gonna fly like a bird through the night, feel my tears as they dry.''\\
''I'm gonna swing from the chandelier''
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nct6GjKf4iE "Drinkin' and Druggin' and Watchin' T.V."]] by Bobby Bare.
* "And She Was" by Music/TalkingHeads is fairly transparently an account of a young woman's essentially pleasant (probably) first experience with LSD or another psychedelic. This is pretty well borne out by the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgSVTdAtNYE video]].
* Tad's "Jack Pepsi" is about an incident where Tad Doyle and a friend went on a drunken joyride in his friend's father's new pickup truck that culminated in the two of them going straight through the ice on Lake Lowell in western Idaho after doing donuts on the ice while chugging a bottle of Jack Daniel's.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KFDYwNGW1M Delirium]] by [[Music/{{Dubstep}} Zomboy]].
* Famously, "There She Goes" by The La's is a well-disguised ode to heroin. Well, [[CommonKnowledge supposedly]]. This largely stems from rumors started by the press, and the band themselves have denied this.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3x4weajfqm0 Green and Purple]] by Kritikal, a parody of Wiz Khalifa's ''Black and Yellow'', is entirely about marijuana (and [[WeirdAlEffect is more well-known than the song its parodying]]).
-->''Ah huh, you know what it is\\
Every spliff I roll, I roll it big\\
Ah huh, screaming that's skunk\\
When I roll up the blunt, that's skunk\\
See me in your town with the pounds of the haze\\
Green and Purple, Green and Purple, Green and Purple, Green and Purple\\
If you smoke this shit you'll be high for days\\
Green and Purple, Green and Purple, Green and Purple, Green and Purple''
* "My Medicine," by Music/ThePrettyReckless. The singer is strung out on something, possibly given the name a prescription drug. It's ambiguous but it doesn't seem that the singer considers it a positive experience.
* Gustav Mahler's symphonic song cycle ''The Song of the Earth'' opens with the massive "Drinking Song of Earthly Woe". The chorus is "Life is dark, death is dark", and we drink to forget that life is full of woe, and then we die. The cycle also contains a more upbeat ode to intoxication, "The Drunkard in Spring":
-->If life is but a dream,\\
why work and worry?\\
I drink until I no more can,\\
the whole, blessed day!
* "Drunk at the MCG" by Greg Champion, a parody of "Born in the USA" by Music/BruceSpringsteen, about a UsefulNotes/{{Cricket}} fan's experience of alcohol at matches.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFGFJMfBtlM A Drinking Song]] by Music/TheDivineComedy seems to explore all aspects of drunkenness, including the social aspect of drinking with friends, drunken brawls, and [[InVinoVeritas talking a little too much about yourself]].
-->''Earnest young man\\
With an unhealthy tan\\
Puts a drink in my hand\\
And says "I understand\\
You're in search of the place\\
To continue the chase\\
Of the heavenly taste.\\
I suggest, in that case,\\
You all come with me\\
To my place by the sea,\\
Where the glasses shall be\\
Overflowing with free\\
Alcoholic delights,\\
And free love, if you like,\\
For what point has this life\\
If you can't realise your dreams!"''
* Virtually half of the output of German fun punk band Music/DieTotenHosen ...but it's fun punk, what did you expect?
* Likewise "Saufen" by the other German fun punk band[[note]][[CaptainObvious Actually, Germany has more than two.]][[/note]] Music/DieArzte ...although them being more meta, you might suspect it's sarcasm.
* Most Music/{{Alestorm}} are about wenches and mead. Some of the best examples are "Rum", "The Famous Ol' Spiced" and "Drink".
* Music/HeatherAlexander's "Pour Your Brother" is a folk song about drinking at a pub.
-->''Pour your brother one more round\\
Pick each other off the ground\\
Let another chorus sound\\
Pour your brother another round''
* Music/HollywoodUndead's "Comin' In Hot" is all about heavy drinking and flirting with women at a club.
* Music/LadyGaga gave us "Mary Jane Holland" on her album ''ARTPOP''.

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* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': In ''Old Clothes For Party'' Miss Brooks is annoyed by a drunk who interrupts her telephone party line call. When she finally gets rid of him, Miss Brooks sings a parody of ''Comin' Through The Rye'':
--> Miss Brooks: When a buddy meets a buddy, he's had too much rye!
* OlderThanFeudalism: Horace's [[http://www.adnax.com/poems/h01.htm Ode to a Wine Jar.]]
* ConversationalTroping in ''Discworld/{{Maskerade}}'', when Nanny Ogg claims that light opera is when everyone sings in foreign and it means "Beer! Beer! Beer! I like to drink lots of beer!" In ''Discworld/CarpeJugulum'' we're given an example; Nanny has a beer stein that plays "Ich Bin Ein Rattarsedschwein" (I Am A Rat-Arsed Swine) from ''The Student Horse''.
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzJuCpCgEzg&feature=c4-overview&list=UUcKMq7RogzFxeT9aimWwDpw Green Leaves]]", Lazy Smurf's parody of "Greensleeves" and "[[ChristmasSongs What Child Is This]]" that is sung about the joys of smoking [[FantasticDrug smurfnip]] in the ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf'' story "A Haunted Christmas". Also in the same story is "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0YHGO_AwGY&feature=c4-overview&list=UUcKMq7RogzFxeT9aimWwDpw Streams Of Sarsaparilla Ale]]", a parody of "Good King Wenceslas".
* Creator/{{Shakespeare}} writes two into Theatre/{{Othello}}, "A Soldier's Life" and "King Stephan".
* Creator/JRRTolkien writes a song called "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin A Drinking Song]]" into ''Literature/TheFellowshipOfTheRing''.
* The Polish heroicomical poem Monachomachia (literally "war of monks". It describes, in language better suited for describing epic ancient battles, a theological dispute degenerating into a giant brawl) contains a piece praising the "love of the glass" after a cup of wine is used to end the brawl by starting a binge. (as you can guess, the author, himself a priest, didn't think much of the morality in the monasteries of his time)
* A video game example -- the first song that you can hear in the 2004 version of ''VideoGame/TheBardsTale'' is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrEFWv8aSQ8 'Beer, Beer, Beer',]] an ode to the man who created beer there. It's even sung by the town drunks, [[FollowTheBouncingBall and you can sing along, too, if you like]].
-->''A barrel of malt, a bushel of hops,\\
You stir it around with a stick,\\
The kind o' lubrication\\
To make yer engines tick!\\
Forty pints of wallop a day\\
Will keep away the quacks!\\
It's only eightpence ha'penny,\\
And one and six in tax!''
* Referenced in the novel ''Literature/TheLongShips''. While serving as a galley slave, Orm's oarmate is an Arabic poet named Khalid, who wrote one. It was considered a critique of Islam, ad he was found guilty of blasphemy and sent to the galleys. He tries to write an OdeToSobriety while rowing, but he finds it very difficult to find good things to say about water and lemon juice.
* Most of the operetta ''The Student Prince''. "Ein zwei drei vier! Lift your stein and drink your beer!"
* "Name Your Poison" from Film/TheReturnOfCaptainInvincible is one of these. It also doubles as BreakThemByTalking, as it's sung by a villain trying to tempt his old nemesis off the wagon.
* The duet and chorus aria "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeEIVTpMN2g Libiamo ne' lieti calici]]" ("Let's drink from the joyful cups") from [[Music/GiuseppeVerdi Verdi's]] ''Theatre/LaTraviata'', finishing off with everyone singing. It serves as something of a MeetCute for the central couple.
-->"Let's enjoy the wine and the singing,\\
the beautiful night, and the laughter.\\
Let the new day find us in this paradise"
* In ''Literature/TheSagaOfDarrenShan'', the titular vampire gets drunk at a vampire festival and sings an ode to ale, in what's probably the second cutest example on this page, the first being the Traviata example above.
* In the ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'', the "Ode to Booze" is an actual buff that players can have cast upon them by an Accordion Thief. It actually increases the benefit (in Adventures) from drinking all types of booze items. Naturally, the players took it upon themselves to provide lyrics ToTheTuneOf the ''Ode to Joy''.
* In ''Anime/OnePiece'', "Bink's Sake", is a typical pirate drinking song. [[http://onepiece.wikia.com/wiki/Binks%27_Sake Lyrics with English translations are here.]]
** Though, it is somewhat a bittersweet song given that it was the last thing Brook's crew sang before their deaths. The song itself is pretty happy, but for most OP fans it will bring at least a single tear to the corner of the eye when they are reminded of Brook's former crew, the Rumbar Pirates.
* Way too many FolkMetal songs to cover here, with (as mentioned above) Music/{{Korpiklaani}} being a major offender. They have at least one song about drinking on each album and pretty much all with only Korven Kuningas, their fifth studio album, having no song that have to do with drinking. Also, Manala only contains a song that's only partially about drinking, since it's about witchcraft and making someone eat, as the title says, "Soil of the corpse" which seems to be slipped into their drink. And the lyrics only mention drinking in passing, with more focus being on the witchcraft.
** Though the sixth album Karkelo (older Finnish for a celebration or a party) by having a record number of four songs about drinking (though the last one, Kohmelo meaning hangover in slang, is an instrumental song. But by the virtue of it's name it does kind of show the negative side of drinking, even if not musically.
** Then there's ''Music/Moonsorrow'' with Pakanajuhla.
** Like was said above, there are just too many to list. And some don't even necessarily have a name that would indicate them being an ode to intoxication.
* The Literature/RubaiyatOfOmarKhayyam. From the Le Gallienne translation:
-->''Drunkards! So be it, yet if all were wise,''\\
''All would be drunk like us, with dreaming eyes:''\\
''Poor sober world, so doleful all the day,''\\
''Leave mosque and mart, and join our Paradise.''\\
''There are no sorrows wine cannot allay,''\\
''There are no sins wine cannot wash away,''\\
''There are no riddles wine knows not to read,''\\
''There are no debts wine is too poor to pay.''
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', when Homer is forced to swear off alcohol for a month, he sings a version of "When I Was Seventeen" with altered lyrics about getting drunk as a young man.
-->When I was seventeen,\\
I drank some very good beer,\\
I drank some very good beer\\
I purchased with a fake ID.\\
My name was Brian [=McGee=],\\
I stayed up listenin' to Music/{{Queen}}\\
When I was seventeen.