10 of the best drinking game songs
Music is an essential part of every good party. So are great drinking games. The obvious consequence is that a good variety of music drinking games turns an average party into a legendary one. With our top 10 list of classics, new songs, and hidden treasures you have all you need to play drinking games with your friends and you are ready to sing, and shout and let it all out. (;
Overview of the top 10 drinking game songs
Thunder – AC/DC
To start this list, we played it safe and chose the song Thunderstruck by AC/DC. This is an all-time classic, but guess what, it gets even better when you add one simple rule and make it a drinking game.
So, the Thunder drinking game is quite easy-going. Here is the one rule:
The youngest player starts with drinking when AC/DC sings “Thunder” for the first time. When they say the word again, the player to the left takes over, which goes on until the song is over. Yes, it’s as easy as that, but keep in mind, that’s only the warm-up for the other songs.
Wellerman – Nathan Evans
The Sea Shanty is the oldest drinking game song on this list and still one of the latest ones to get famous. It went viral only in 2021 when a new version was published on TikTok. If you ask me, which you have indirectly done by reading this list, this song is the perfect fit for a drinking game. Just absorb the vibe of the song and you’re ready to go, sing, and dance (or you just drink)
The rules of the Wellerman drinking game song are as follows:
Ladies drink whenever you hear the word “rum”
Guys drink whenever you hear the word “wellerman”
If you don’t belong to either, drink with the ladies every 2nd time and the guys every second time (this applies to every game)
Peaches – Justin Bieber & Daniel Caesar
Playing a Justin Bieber song is never a bad thing at a party. While many resisted liking him at a young age, and mainly young hysterical girls were screaming and cheering for him, this changed in 2015, when it felt like even anti-Bieber hooligans turned into Beliebers. Well, of course, there are still some people who don’t like him – fair enough. Playing Peaches song at parties and turning it into a music drinking game will anyways raise the mood.
Here are the rules for Peaches drinking game song:
Boys drink whenever Justin sings the name of a City/State (e.g. Georgia, California, Mallorca
Girls drink whenever Justin sings the words “peaches, girls, or chick”
Danish Whip – Dario von Slutty
So far we had an all-time classic, a very old song that has become famous only 200 years after it was first sung, and a modern mainstream song by Justin Bieber. What is missing in this list so far, is a hidden treasure. There is no better widely unknown song than Pisk Mig Hardt when it comes to drinking game songs. This means as much as whip me hard in Danish.
And that’s exactly what this song is all about. I wouldn’t go as far as calling it a”whip-hop song” but you better get on the dance floor and start shaking your whips so that Shakira would be proud of you.
Here are the rules for this great Danish drinking game song.
Circle up in the room and start dancing
The youngest player starts by acting as if (s)he had a whip in the hand
During the song, you’ll hear a whip sound 34 time
Whenever you can hear the sound, the player “owning” the imaginary whip has to act as if (s)he was whipping someone
If (s)he misses this moment or does that move at the wrong time, (s)he has to take a sip
The whip will always be transferred to the person the imaginary whipping was done to and the same procedure starts over again
Take on me – a-ha
Another all-time classic is Take On Me by the Norwegian band a-ha. Get up, and turn the room you’re in into an 80s dance floor while getting drunk.
Check out the rules for Take on Me music drinking game here:
Take a sip when a-ha sings the phrase “take on me”
Take a sip when the singer hits the super high note
Take a sip when one of your friends tries to hit the super high note
B*tch Boss – Doja Cat
The song B*tch Boss by the German singer Katja Krasavice was published in January 2020 and has been a huge success in Europe and beyond. In Germany, for example, the song led the charts for 11 weeks in a row.
It is not only highly danceable but also a great fit as a drinking game song. Beware, it is one of those that get you wasted in no time.
Here are the simple rules for B*tch Boss music drinking game:
Ladies drink when you hear the word “boss”
Guys drink when you hear the word “b*tch”
What are you waiting for?
Single Ladies – Beyoncé
All the Single Ladies is another that makes the crowd go crazy in clubs. And it is no different with home parties. There is rarely a bad timing for this song (even, and especially, when there was a recent breakup, this song is a real ice breaker). So grab your drinks and make the dance floor yours.
Here are the rules for the Single Ladies music drinking game:
Ladies drink every time Beyoncé sings “single ladies”
Guys drink every time Beyoncé says that “you should have put a ring on it”
Everyone drinks when you’re told to put your hands up
Hey Baby – DJ Ötzi
As Austrians, we had to include this song. It is one of those Austrian exports that the whole world knows (at least that’s what we think) and we are proud of, well kind of. Let’s just say that at least I am proud of this. All you need to do with Hey Baby is to not give a damn and just sing, or rather scream along.
Here are the rules for Hey Baby music drinking game:
Chicks drink whenever DJ Ötzi sings “girl”
Guys drink whenever he sings “baby”
Simple rules and a great song to sing along, what else can you expect (:
Roxanne – Police
Roxanne, another song that everyone, no matter age or origin, has heard before. Join Sting as loud as you can until the Police comes and finishes the party (I’m a little ashamed of this “pun” myself, but you’re still reading so you are probably as weird as we are).
Anyways, here are the rules for Roxanne drinking game song
Ladies drink whenever Sting sings “Roxanne” (do you have a Roxanne in your group? She drinks double!)
Guys drink whenever Sting sings “Red Light”
SexyBack – Justin Timberlake
To finish this list off, we had to include Justin Timberlake’s 2006 classic SexyBack. The singer-songwriter himself described this song as “an experiment gone right from the sort of synthesizer influence to the distorted vocal”. If you ask me, that this song can’t be missing at a good party. Play this game with rather small sips and no hard liquor as you’ll have to drink quite often.
Add these two super simple rules and you’ll be ready to play SexyBack music drinking game:
Ladies start by drinking when Justin sings the word “sexy”
Guys have to join Justin by saying “Yeah” whenever he does. If one misses the word or says it at the wrong time, he has to take a sip
When Justin says the line “I’ll let you whip me if you misbehave”, girls can act as if they whipped the guys and the roles change.
Now guys have to drink when Justin sings “sexy”
Girls have to match “Yeah” now
Finally, when Justin sings “I’m bringing sexy back” everyone has to drink when you hear the word “sexy”
Have fun and prepare to get wasted rapidly