No, this isn’t the GOAT playlist but play along with me here.
Every Wednesday night I have my golf league, and nothing cures the hump day slump like 9 holes and some beer. When I get home nothing sounds better than listening to some music and eventually getting some grade A sleep. I have a playlist saved on my YouTube that I crank on the TV that keeps the good vibes coming and almost acts as a prolonged lullaby until I fall asleep. I could sit here typing and typing and typing and typing and typing but I’ll let my playlist do the talking for me.
Editor’s Note: These songs are in no particular order, try it out a few different ways.
First Date by Blink-182
This is the best Blink-182 song ever made….in my opinion. The song alone is backed by some classic Tom Delonge vocals and is what takes it from just good to great, THEN you have the video which takes it from great to best in the world! A classic video showcasing just how creepy and funny everyone looked in the 70’s. This song is a great start to a good time because if you have that special someone you’re excited to take out on a date the lyrics can mirror your feelings, or if you’re just coming home to Jill you can enjoy a funny music video.
Bad Touch by The Bloodhound Gang
You’re drunk, you’re horny this song probably best sums up the kind of sex you will have. This classic 90’s one hit wonder was a song that explained sex better to me than the guidance counselor did in 5th grade, I wasn’t left wondering if anal sex could lead to pregnancy after listening to this song, where as my guidance counselor left me having my doubts.
Clint Eastwood by Gorillaz
This song makes no references to Clint Eastwood, one listen and you’ll find it’s mostly about depression and not seeing a light at the end of the tunnel. So maybe this was their way of subtly calling Clint Eastwood a depressed, bitter asshole? Anyways this song makes the list because when I’ve had a few to drink I love to pretend I can rap along with Del the Funky Homosapien word for word (9 times out of 10 that’s not the case). Add in a trippy music video and decent vocals and we have ourselves a go to song for drunk me.
Chop Suey! by System of a Down
Time to get a little hard here (phrasing) this song is a quick shift from the slow easy ride we’ve been on so far. And since we are almost at the halfway point you needed something to wake you up and bring you back to life so you can finish out the playlist.
When You Were Young by The Killers
Back to slowing things down a bit, a lot of people would think Mr. Brightside is the go to song when you’re drunk and I’d agree with that sentiment. But when you compare head to head the song AND the music video When You Were Young wins by a landslide. The story that is told by Brandon Flowers played on screen by a Mexican couple is going to tug on the heart strings. So if you’re an ugly crier or have on some makeup it may be best avoid this song.
Teenage Dirtbag by Wheatus
Whiny high pitched vocals check, Jason Biggs playing a lovable goofball chasing after the cheerleader girl who’s dating the jock check. I didn’t say all of these songs were home runs, I guess this is the lull in the playlist, it’s not a bad song though by any means, just kind of a filler song.
Party Hard by Andrew W.K.
The shot of adrenaline you ordered after Teenage Dirtbag is here! You’re ready to shotgun some beers, down some fireball and call off of work tomorrow when this song comes on. Thankfully this song is only 3 minutes long otherwise you might act on that impulse and do God knows what.
Buddy Holly by Weezer
Okay we really do need to take it down a notch now. Rivers Cuomo and co take us back to a simpler time with this Happy Day’s inspired music video. The band dressed like Buddy Holly almost makes you forget that music died in 1959, and the cameo by Al Delvecchio owner of Arnold’s Diner make are a recipe for a great video.
My Friends Over You by New Found Glory
I won’t lie when this song starts even when I’m sober I can’t understand what lead singer Jordan Pundik is saying. But when the chorus hits and they start jamming out I’m all in! The video is very off the wall and non-conventional with the band poking fun at video vixens and overall the way videos were made back in 2002. I think the relaxed approach to the video and a great song are what draws me into watching every time I drink a few.
The Impression That I Get by The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
I will die on this hill that Ska music is one of the greatest things to come out of the 90’s. This song will remind some of America’s Funniest Home Videos, for me it reminds me of one of my favorite wrestlers Sami Zayn (WATCH THIS!) The trombone and the saxophone mixed in with your typical rock instruments has me feeling a lot of blood flow to the groin. This type of music was lightning in a bottle and cannot be recaptured, so while I love ska music it deserves to RIP and be enjoyed for what it was.
So what do you think can? Is this a solid playlist? If not send me your go to playlist for when you’re drunk on Twitter @NosebleedTakes.
Still here? Alright here’s a bonus song.
When I’ve reached the point in my drunken state where there’s no coming back this is the song that I play as I ride off into the sunset! So if you’re drinking with me and I play this song, be prepared to take your liver to hell and back.
Take Me Home Country Roads by John Goddamn Denver