Happy National Beer Lovers Day! Not to be confused with National Beer Day (April 7) or International Beer Day (August 6). Last year on International Beer Day, I gave you a 12-pack of beer songs. To mark today’s occasion, an admittedly less well-known beer day, I’ve added a six-pack. Punk rock was noticeably absent from the first batch, so this one has a strong finish of the pungent genre.
The songs are in chronological order beginning with a funny number from New Orleans R&B legend Dave Bartholomew and ending with the full-bodied punk fury of FIDLAR. [Note: To be eligible for selection, the songs had to contain “beer” in both the title and lyrics.] What are you waiting for? Pop open your favorite beer and enjoy these sudsy tunes!
Dave Bartholomew – “Who Drank My Beer (While I Was in the Rear)”
Songwriter: Billy Austin
Lyrics on tap: Who drank my beer while I was in the rear?/Point out that low-down moocher/I’m gonna dislocate his future
Tom Waits – “Warm Beer and Cold Women”
Songwriter: Tom Waits
Lyrics on tap: Warm beer and cold women, I just don’t fit in/Every joint I stumbled into tonight/That’s just how it’s been
Shelly West – “Somebody Buy This Cowgirl a Beer”
Songwriters: Milton Brown, Steve Dorff and Snuff Garrett
Lyrics on tap: Hey bartender bring me a Lonestar brew/Cuz cowgirls like to drink ‘em too
The Adicts – Who Spilt My Beer?
Songwriters: Pete Davison, Mel Ellis and Keith Warren
Lyrics on tap: Who spilt my beer? Who spilt my beer?/I’m asking you to tell the truth,
who spilt my beer?
Fear – “More Beer”
Songwriter: Lee Ving
Lyrics on tap: All I want is more beer/Open up a six-pack I’ll be downin’ it first
FIDLAR – “Cheap Beer”
Songwriters: Zachary Carper, Elvis Kuehn, Max Kuehn and Brandon Schwartzel
Lyrics on tap: I drink cheap beer/So what? Fuck you
If beer is your thing, have a great National Beer Lovers Day. Bottoms up!