songs The Best Songs About Whiskey  

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From Jim Morrison to Axl Rose, a fifth of whiskey has long been an iconic part of the debauched rockstar image. It has also served as the inspiration for the music on this list of songs about whiskey. Rock ‘n roll is littered with tracks about the potent beverage, a drink that could not only temporarily tame the beast of Ernest Hemingway’s alcoholism, but served as the inspiration for a lot of fine whiskey songs as well. If some of these songs about whiskey are some of the most well-known in rock music, it’s because the people who make rock music have had a tendency to look for a buzz by gulping down a fifth of something. Listen to these songs straight, no chaser, but please, always listen responsibly. This list includes all different genres, with many of these being country songs about whiskey.

“Alabama Song (Whiskey Bar)” by the Doors is actually an old English and German song that they arranged. It became one of the Doors defining musical moments, as it’s not hard not to picture frontman Jim Morrison as perpetually intoxicated.

Speaking of Alabama, Lynyrd Skynyrd was a hard-drinking group from that state who penned their own ode to both their drink of choice and their profession: “Whiskey Rock-A-Roller.”

“White Lighting,” written by the Big Bopper in the ‘50s, was recorded by country artist George Jones, who had his first No. 1 hit record of his career. The song was later covered by artists including Hank Williams, Jr. and British group the Fall.

What songs give you a buzz? Vote for your favorites! If any tunes you have a taste for were left off the list, please add them.

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Whiskey River Willie Nelson

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Whiskey in the Jar Jerry Garcia, David Grisman

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Whiskey Lullaby Brad Paisley, Alison Krauss

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talitha_eve added Tennessee Whiskey Chris Stapleton

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The Whiskey Ain't Workin' Travis Tritt, Marty Stuart

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Wine After Whiskey Carrie Underwood

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White Lightning George Jones

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Whiskey Man The Who

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Whiskey Rock-A-Roller Lynyrd Skynyrd

The Best Country Songs About Alcohol

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Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound Hank Williams, Jr.

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Whiskey Girl Toby Keith

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Poison Whiskey Lynyrd Skynyrd

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Whiskey Ain't No Good Muddy Waters

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Whiskey Man Molly Hatchet

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Blood and Whiskey Dropkick Murphys

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Moonshine Whiskey Van Morrison

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Whiskey and You Tim McGraw

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Whiskey and Wimmen' John Lee Hooker & Canned Heat

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Whiskey Night REO Speedwagon

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Good Smoke and Whiskey Molly Hatchet

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Bad Whiskey L.A. Guns

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White Lightin' Hank Williams, Jr.

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Country Girl Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

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Deacon Blues Steely Dan

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Whiskey Under the Bridge Brooks & Dunn

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Whiskey Basin Blues John Denver

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Women Without Whiskey Drive-By Truckers

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Whiskey on Ice Hank Williams^! Jr.

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Whiskey in the Jar Simple Minds

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Whiskey Train Procol Harum

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The Clouds Are Full of Wine (Not Whiskey or Rye) Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band

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Well Whiskey Bright Eyes

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Brand New Whiskey Brooks & Dunn

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Whiskey Do My Talkin' Brooks & Dunn

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Hotel Whiskey Hank Williams, Jr.

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Cheap Whiskey Martina McBride

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Bad Bad Whiskey Junior Wells, Buddy Guy

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Whiskey and You Darius Rucker

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Hemingway's Whiskey Kenny Chesney