Enjoying a dram of your favourite whisky is truly a sensory experience. Here are 10 ideas for your playlist that are related to the liquor we hold so close to our hearts. So fix a drink, crank up the volume, raise your glass and groove in style!
1. Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)- The Doors
A classic that lovers of rock music are all too familiar with, this is a famous song by The Doors. With the words “Show me the way/ To the next whiskey bar” as its refrain, it is one that all whisky lovers will surely be able to relate to.
2. Whiskey in the Jar- Metallica
Another old favourite, this track evokes the nostalgia of the ‘60s. It’s a perfectly fitting song to accompany your peg and make merry.
3. Cheers (Drink to That)- Rihanna
Usher in the weekend and its shenanigans with this upbeat song by none other than the inimitable RiRi. So down your Jameson and get pumped, get psyched, get ready to roll!
4. Irish Celebrations- Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
One for the immigrants of Irish origin in America, this song celebrates the rich heritage and culture of the land that gives us some of the finest whiskies in the world. Let Macklemore and Ryan Lewis lift you and get ready to party. Irish coffee for next day’s hangover, anyone?
5. Whiskey Lullaby- Brad Paisley, Allison Krauss
Alright, this one must come with a fair warning. Arm yourself with a pack of tissues and listen to this ONLY if you are looking for/ can handle a tearjerker. A tragic tune of heartbreak and betrayal, it is beautiful and stirring, albeit achingly so.
6. Drink You Away- Justin Timberlake
This is another song about drinking away heartbreak with “Jack, Jim and all of their friends.” However, this won’t make you terribly sad. Rather, it’ll pep you up with its catchy, feel-good beats and Justin Timberlake’s electric notes.
7. Jack Daniel’s- Eric Church
Raise a toast to this ode to one of our favourite spirits— the titular Jack Daniels. The song describes how this very name was responsible for defeating him singlehandedly (“Yeah Jack Daniels kicked my ass again last night!”) Well, it’s always worth putting up a fair fight. Bottoms up, then!
8. Tubthumping- Chumbawumba
Who hasn’t grooved to this with elated, dissipated abandon at some point in their lives? If you haven’t, you’re missing out. Put this on, drink up, and get on the dance floor right now! (The living room floor works just fine too— just make sure to clear enough space for maximum fun.)
9. Whiskey Rock-A-Roller – Lynyrd Skynyrd
Another throwback to the good ol’ 70’s for some of us old-timers. They will agree that there’s nothing quite like it, though. Break out the whisky and the jams. Revive some memories and relive those golden days of rock ‘n’ roll with this gem.
10. If the Sea Was Whiskey- Chris Thile
“If the sea was whiskey and I was a diving duck/ I'd swim to the bottom and I don't know if I'd come up.” If only! Chris Thile echoes many of our sentiments with these lovely lines. Funny and poetic, this track sets the mood beautifully for a relaxing evening of chill vibes and flowing spirits.