It's time for another Mix Tape Shuffle, and I would like to take this opportunity to cordially invite YOU to participate in (this or) future Mix Tape Shuffles. They're a LOT of fun, I promise! And since this is the "drinking songs" edition, this can be like our first mixer - or with St. Patty's Day coming up later in the month, it can be our first pub crawl if that's more your speed!
Okay, confession time (yes, AGAIN.). I had a lot of trouble with this one. At first I picked only songs about drinking - then scrapped it because that was more of a "theme" than a mix tape suggestion. See, I love music, and I love music when I drink....which isn't often, but you get the picture, I'm sure. But y'all. You guys. All yous....I culled SO MUCH from this list! Oh my.
I do love to get a good buzz going - and KEEP it going - and back off a bit (gotta pace myself, you know) - and then start up again. So my "mix tape" may come across as all over the place. And it is, but I promise there is a method to my madness (the getting started, having fun, pacing, etc)! Without further ado, I present to you my drinking-inspired playlist, based entirely on my mood at the time this post was composed - which apparently wasn't mellow. I do enjoy mellow drinking, too, but maybe that will be another post for another time. Okay, the playlist, for real this time:
Setting the mood; getting the party started.
Poison - "Nothing But A Good Time"
Buckcherry - "All Lit Up" (I feel the need to add the disclaimer that I do NOT do coke. But I sure do love this song!
Time to mellow out for a few.
Zac Brown Band - "Toes"
Van Halen - "Cabo Wabo" - please forgive the use of Van Hagar. This is such a good song, though!
Are we feeling pretty good yet? Good! Now we can just dance and sing along for the next little while.
The Clash - "Should I Stay Or Should I Go"
Snoop Dogg - "Gin and Juice"
DMX - "Party Up"
The Rolling Stones - "Honky Tonk Woman" - Oh, hell yeah!
Did someone ask for some country music? Why yes, they did! Here ya go.
Merle Haggard (with Waylon Jennings and Charley Pride) - "You Never Even Called Me By My Name" - Don't be ashamed now, sing along with me!
That was fun! Let's go grab some shots and our last drinks and finish the night off!
Drivin N Cryin - "Straight To Hell"
Beck - "Time Bomb"
The Doors - "L.A. Woman" - this is the time of night where I like to let Jim Morrison's voice wash over me and the song that makes me feel like I'm a gorgeous go-go dancer and I at least give it my best shot. No shadow box? No go-go cage? No problem. Tabletops work just fine!
And now it's the end of the night.
REM - "It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)" - Aw, the memories! This was my first real "drinking song." My college friends and I loved drinking and singing this at the top of our lungs at parties. And you better believe we took a giant breath and belted out EVERY. SINGLE. WORD.
I hope you had as much fun as me with this Mix Tape Shuffle!