Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Of Women And Whiskey
And What They Can Do

I've got that "Drink, Drink, Drink" song from the Student Prince going through my head.

Thanks for stumbling back to Big Rock Candy Mountain's Top 100 Drinking Songs list. Be sure to check out Barstool Mountain for the supplemental list. Barstool Mountain will become the official home of the List starting next week, and eventually we'll have posts on every song from The Top 100, and more. Fun and prizes!

It's becoming increasingly harder to choose which 2-3 songs to share on each post here at the Mountain. Initially, they were chosen at random. Some have wondered why I don't "share" every song on the list. Truth be told, my bandwidth couldn't handle it, rapidhare sucks and is reviled, and yousendit only allows so many downloads. And god knows how many C&D letters I'd end up getting. We're a respectable blog here, if not respectful. And to continue flogging a drunk horse, I'll keep pimping Barstool Mountain, where, as time goes by, you'll get all the list and more. Bear with us.

You'll notice, particularly as we start getting closer to #1, that several songs are by "Traditional" or "Various" followed by a slash, followed by an artist. This is probably self-explanatory, but just in case...the musician listed after the slash is who we would recommend as having the defining version of the song. In some instances there may be more than one.

Wasn't that entertaining and informative? Tomorrow, as we stagger and swagger into the Top 30, I'll cut the rambling and talk a little about the actual songs, though most of them can probably speak for themselves.

As ever, let us know what we're missing, what egregious errors we have committed.


The Big Rock Candy Mountain Top 100 Drinking Songs, Part 7

40. "Bloody Mary Morning" - Willie Nelson

39. "Whiskey You're the Devil" - Traditional

38. "Who Drank My Beer (While I Was In the Rear)" - Various/Dave Bartholomew

37. "Rhythm and Booze" - Corky Jones (aka Buck Owens)

36. "Let Me Go Home Whiskey" - Various/Amos Milburn

35. "Gin House Blues" - Nina Simone

34. "Hey Bartender" - Floyd Dixon

33. "Cigareets and Whiskey and Wild Wild Women" - Various/Buck Owens

32. "In Heaven There Is No Beer" - Traditional

31. "Drunk" - Jimmy Liggins


Dan said...

What a edumacation this is! I had "Who Drank My Beer" by Tommy Duncan, and because of poor research I thought he wrote the frothy thing! I love this whole exercise, even though it requires little else than bending my elbow and tapping a few keys. This is my kind of workout!

Anonymous said...

31. "Drunk" - Jimmy Liggins
great choise in my top 10 though
mike(the dalmatian woof woof)