We loved the drinking-related songs that were performed in Glee's Season 2, Episode 14: “Blame It on the Alcohol,” but there were still some glaring omissions. So here are the five other drinking songs that we would have loved to hear.
And yes, there are tons of hip-hop songs about drinking (like “Gin and Juice,” or “Pass the Courvoisier,” or “Brass Monkey,” or...), but we’re trying to reduce the amount of white rapping that we have to listen to New Directions perform.
Song: “Say It Ain’t So” by Weezer
Year it was released: 1994
Who’d sing it: Finn (Cory Monteith)
Why: Power-pop rock numbers like this one are Finn’s bread and butter (think “Jessie’s Girl”). And we might enjoy hearing Kurt’s (Chris Colfer) voice tackle it, but with the lyrics about an absentee father, Finn would be the most appropriate. After all, Kurt’s father is pretty much “Father of the Year” material!
Song: “Margaritaville” by Jimmy Buffett
Year it was released: 1977
Who’d sing it: Mr. Schuester
Why: How is a party episode complete without a little Buffett? Schue seems like the perfect fit for this jaunty song, and we just know he would be picturing Emma during that line about a “woman to blame.” Plus, when you’re not yet done with a Lima winter — as is the case with McKinley — we imagine that fruity cocktails on a beach doesn’t sound so bad.
Song: “American Pie” by Don McLean
Year it was released: 1971
Who’d sing it: Rachel
Why: We’re dying to hear this classic folk song covered on the show, so last week would have been as good a time as any, with its lyrics about “whiskey and rye.” And we’d love to hear Rachel belt it out (although the show may have to cut a few verses, seeing as how this song is approximately three hours long).
Song: “Red Red Wine” by UB40
Year it was released: 1983
Who’d sing it: Puck (Mark Salling)
Why: Puck has already proven that he can handle reggae (see: Bob Marley’s “One Love”), so he’d be perfect to tackle this tune. True, we don’t know how popular red wine really is in high school, but it didn’t seem like the glee kids were too picky about what they were drinking at that party.
Song: “Friends in Low Places” by Garth Brooks
Year it was released: 1990
Who’d sing it: Santana (Naya Rivera)
Why: We think it’s high time for some Garth on Glee. And while most country songs would be appropriate for “drinking week,” this one is especially so — with both whiskey and beer mentioned in the chorus. Plus, Santana would be a great fit for a song about not being ”big on social graces.” Because, well, she certainly isn’t big on social graces.
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