Top Ten 90’s Country Songs About Drinking And/Or Bars
We are counting down the top ten songs that either talk directly about drinking or reference a good time at the local watering hole. We stuck to the Golden Age of Country (AKA: 90’s country) to make the list just a little more interesting. Perhaps we will dip into an older country argument at some point in time but never fear, we will not be listing any sort of modern country songs unless we want to discuss how badly they actually suck. Whether you like country or not you’ll know pretty much every one of these great songs and even the hardest anti-country people will not be able to disagree with this KING LIST!
10. Roger Creager – The Everclear Song
This 90’s classic features date rape, drugging elderly Baptists, and blacking out, ensuring its spot in the top 10. Roger Creager is well known in Texas Country circles, but his classic binge drinking song gained a cult following across the nation over the last 20 years, and can be found on any fraternity party playlist.
“If you’re thinkin’ about drinkin’, then the answer’s crystal clear. Its the invisible intoxicant….its called everclear”
9. Joe Diffie – Prop Me Up Beside The Jukebox
Joe Diffie rocked one of the all time great mullets. People tend to remember Billy Ray Cyrus but he was a one mullet wonder. Diffie was putting out hit after hit and that includes this legendary honky tonk song. This dude loved his bar so much he was afraid he’d miss the greatest party of all…his own funeral!
“You can put my mind at ease if you fill my last request. Prop me up beside the jukebox if I die”
8. Travis Tritt – Country Club
Another fellow mullet man, Tritt had a helluva run in the 90’s. This classic speaks to us about his club, his country club where he can get rowdy with the boys without fear of endangering his status with the HOA.
“I drive an old Ford pick-up truck. I do my drinkin’ from a Dixie cup”
7. Mark Chestnutt – Bubba Shot The Jukebox
I mean, the title alone should get this song on pretty much any list related to great country music. You’ve got a dude named Bubba apparently carrying around a pistol and ready to shoot anything that reminded him of lost love. I hope he had his permit with him. Then he proceeds to just sit at the table until the cops arrive. We can only assume this happened in Texas.
“Bubba shot the juke box last night. Said it played a sad song it made him cry. Went to his truck and got a forty five”
6. Hal Ketchum – Small Town Saturday Night
This song isn’t necessarily about drinking or a bar but it is about having a great time in a small town. We can only assume lots of alcohol is involved since Bobby is howling at the moon and shooting out lights.
“We’re gonna howl at the moon, shoot out the light”
5. Brooks & Dunn – Boot Scootin’ Boogie
Brooks & Dunn probably has more hits than any non single front man band in all of country music history. We are huge fans of 90’s country music but we still don’t know what the Boot Scootin’ Boogie really is. What we do know is that once the song starts you can’t help but want to grab a beer and get on the dance floor and dance your whitest dance possible.
“Out in the country. Past the city limits sign. Well there’s a honky tonk. Near the county line”
4. David Lee Murphy – Dust on the Bottle
Every country fan knows this song and they’re proud to sing every lyric. A tale as old as time. A young boy reaching out to a mentor to purchase illegal alcohol to go out drinking with a girl. Ah memories.
“I reached under the front seat and said, “Now here’s something special. It’s just been waiting for a night like tonight”
3. Tracy Byrd – Watermelon Crawl
What’s not to love about a bunch of alcoholics making wine from watermelons? The message is clear, you can get drunk but for the love of God, do not get behind the wheel. That’s a message we can all get behind!
“She wiggled and she giggled beat all you ever saw. Said this is how you do the watermelon crawl”
2. John Anderson – Straight Tequila Night
Anderson’s voice is unmistakable. Don’t believe me from this song? Try out Seminole Wind and get back to me. Every young woman has probably gone through a time when she can’t get over a dude and the alcohol brings out the rage. Mr Anderson puts it into poetic words we can only hope to understand.
“But don’t ask her on a straight tequila night. She’ll start thinking about him, then she’s ready to fight”
1. Garth Brooks – Friends In Low Places
Not much to be said about this all time classic. Garth’s empowering revenge song is relatable to anyone that has ever wanted to belittle their exes new fling. The seldom heard 3rd verse is incredible and FAM’s most prominent message boarder says it’s epic in person at a concert that he attended.
“Then sweet little lady . I’ll head back to the bar . And you can kiss my ass”
This week we skip out on the completely indulgent honorable mention and pay homage to a man that barely missed the cut. Daryle Singletary passed away on February 12, 2018. May he RIP.