We’ve all been to that gathering where the music just doesn’t fit the mood. Throwing a house party is stressful enough as it is. Deciding on a playlist to appease all your guests’ musical tastes shouldn’t make it even more stressful. There are the classics like “Don’t Stop Believin’ ” by Journey, and others that are anthems to the act of drinking itself. No matter what kind of party you’re throwing, you’ll want these top 10 drinking songs on your playlist to keep all your guests happy, singing, and drinking!

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1. “Margaritaville” by Jimmy Buffet

Not only does Margaritaville discuss one of the most popular adult beverages served at a summer gathering, but it continues to be one of those classic drinking songs you can’t leave out. Grab your Hawaiian shirt and grass skirt for this one. This classic written in 1977 is a lighthearted tale of a man’s heartbreak, coping mechanisms, and progressing thought process. Whether the breakup is his fault or not, perhaps he’s not exactly sure (and neither are we!). One thing is for sure: when this song is queued up, all your guests will be joining in from verse to verse with a drink in their hand.

2. “Drunk in Love (feat. Jay-Z)” by Beyonce

While this song is debatably (perhaps not so debatably) a love song, there’s no doubt the piece stems from a double meaning about drinking as well. This R&B classic from the queen bee herself is bound to get you guests singing, and you’re bound to round in some fans of Jay-Z as well. Whether your guests are old or young, themes of drinking with a hubby are bound to be a hit. You’ll have guests all joining in on verses, shouting “surfboardt!”

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3. “Cheers (Drink to That)” by Rihanna

Back when Rihanna was still making music, it wasn’t uncommon for her to come out with party starters like this one. Rihanna songs are a classic choice for any party, but this one is perhaps the most fitting for our list, and we’ll drink to that. As a weekend anthem, this carefree tune is great for kicking back and remembering the importance of having a good time with your friends. Shake off the stress and adversity of the week. You’ll have your guests yelling cheers!

4. “Tequila” by The Champs

This may be the only (almost) entirely instrumental piece on our list. With that said, this ode to one of the most highly regarded adult beverages has but one word that brings us back to the the central idea of the song: Tequila! Recorded in 1958, this groovy saxophone tune will put smiles on your guests’ faces in no time. Sometimes the classics are all you need to get a lively party going.

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5. “Wow” by Post Malone

Since Post malone bade his debut, his affinity for drinking and having a good time are no secret to his fans. Known for pacing the stage with a red solo cup, Post Malone’s face has even been found on Bud Light cans. This song is about the artist’s material wealth, and how much he enjoys having a drink or two. This tune has been charting on the radio for what seems like years, and guests are bound to join in on the lines and dance to the insensible beat.

6. “Swimming Pools (Drank)” by Kendrick Lamar

The insistent reminder to drink throughout the entirety of this song is what makes this song such a great pick for our list. While the lyrics may be a little moody, this seems to continue to be a classic drinking tune played in frat houses and college parties around the US. Your party guest will not be disappointed to join in on the drink chanting with Kendrick’s familiar and well-loved tune.

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7. “All Night (feat. Knox Fortune)” by Chance the Rapper

This party anthem is perfect for any party or night party. Fueled by a fun house beat by producer Kaytranada, this song embodies the very mood any party host hopes to provide for their guests. Chance the Rapper is a great choice for any host trying to appease the many musical tastes of the individuals at the party.

8. “Shots (feat. Lil Jon)” by LMFAO

This song may be equally hated just as much as it is loved. But if there’s one thing Americans love, it’s loving to hate something. As a song about shots, the refrain of chanting “shots!” is a melody that will remain in party scenes for decades to come.

9. “Have a Drink on Me” by AC/DC

The title of this song says it all. What better band to get the 80s hard rock lovers going at your get-together than AC/DC? The band’s sound is enough to make any party get a little looser.

10. “Tequila” by Jax Jones, Martin Solveig, Raye, and Europa

While this may be the second song on our list with the title “Tequila,” this list needed a catchy dance tune to make the list complete. The dance beat, catchy vocals, and saxophone will get even the coldest of hearts tapping their feet and nodding their heads. 

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