Thursday, May 10, 2007

Grape Wine In A Mason Jar

We're down to the next to the last round of The Big Rock Candy Mountain Top 100 Drinking Songs.

Don't forget to stop by the future home of The Top 100 (and so much more), Barstool Mountain for fun and games.

Enough about me. I'm lazy today. Let's get right to it. Anybody want to guess what the Top 10 are?

The Big Rock Candy Mountain Top 100 Drinking Songs, Part 9

20. "I Aint Drunk" - Jimmy Liggins
(No, sir. I aint drunk at all...)

19. "What's the Use of Getting Sober (When You're Gonna Get Drunk Again)" - Louis Jordan
(Mr. Jordan makes a good case here. Pun intended)

18. "I Gotta Get Drunk" - Willie Nelson
(Willie gives a good reason why our paycheck might suffer, booze-wise. Doesn't seem to be having too many regrets, though)

17. "There's A Tear in My Beer" - Hank Williams
(This was my pick for #1. I'm going to hold off and give it a full post on Barstool Mountain. )

16. "One More For My Baby (And One More For the Road)" -Frank Sinatra (mp3)
(The second loneliest song on the list. We love Frank. Give him a great big hug.)

15. "The Bottle" - Gil Scott Heron
(Is it a cautionary tale? Maybe so, but it still makes us wanna drink. Heron was a poet. A true poet in a time when we throw that word out too much.)

14. "Barstool Mountain" - Moe Bandy/Johnny Paycheck
(The theme song for our other site. Like the Hank Williams song, you'll have to wait for a longer post over there.)

13. "Here Comes A Regular" - The Replacements (mp3)
(Andy, one of the judges, had this to say: "Of gutter poetry and Grain Belt, losers and lonesome corner bars, unloving towns and unforgiving time. A Westerberg-penned classic that's about as sad as drinking songs come. Someone’s gonna show up, never fear.)

12. "Chug A Lug" - Roger Miller (mp3)
(Remember your first time? Miller nails my dim memories. Plus, Miller's a genius, a denotation we don't give out very often here at the Mountain)

11. "Little Ole Wine Drinker Me" - Various/Dean Martin (mp3)
(Ah, Dean. 'Course, I'm biased since I've been in that "honky in Chicago." There are a million versions of this song, but Dino's version is miles above the rest. It's something about that voice...)


Sean said...

A few quick hits on what is one of the sadder days on the list: (16) There's also a fantastic version of "One For My Baby" by an old Ohio cowpunk named Mike Rep -- I'll try to chase it down for Barstool Mountain. (15) Not all drinking songs need to inspire one to drink... and our livers can really use a rest at this point in the countdown.

Testify said...

Sixteenth!!! Are you out of your minds!!! I was convinced it would be no.1, I told you it HAD to be back in the song nomination comments. If not One For My Baby and One for The Road then what? Gotta be Drinkin' Wine Spo Dee O Dee I'd guess (ain't no bad versions of that song)

The DoorKeeper said...

White Lightning? Has that happened yet?
Alabama Song?
Have Drink On Me?
The Piano has been drinking?
All of "Red Roses For Me" by the Pogues.

Drinking Wine would be good.

Jeez I think we're still in for some surprises ...

It's "Cool Clear Water" for Sean, then ":~)

The DoorKeeper said...

"Framed" by the Coasters? LOL

The DoorKeeper said...

DW Washburn??

I'm so excited :~)
(no- not the song LOL )

rockin'n'Rollin' said...

Great posts are yours!

Ted Barron said...

i was wondering if "little old wine drinker me" would make the list. it's long been one of my favorites. i'm partial to the lefty frizzell version, with the classic mid 60's nashville arrangement, that and robert mitchum's.