The Mix: Songs For Oktoberfest

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A common Oktoberfest practice is to serenade one's glass of hoppy goodness. Start learning the songs in this mix so you won't feel left out. Johannes Simon/Getty Images hide caption

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A common Oktoberfest practice is to serenade one's glass of hoppy goodness. Start learning the songs in this mix so you won't feel left out.

A common Oktoberfest practice is to serenade one's glass of hoppy goodness. Start learning the songs in this mix so you won't feel left out.

Johannes Simon/Getty Images

Germany's Oktoberfest — that annual celebration of all things lager — kicked off on Sept. 22 in Munich, the festival's birthplace. In honor of the 200-year tradition, NPR Music and opbmusic.org in Portland (America's microbrew capital) team up to present a limited-time music channel devoted entirely to songs about beer.

You'll hear a bunch of old English pub songs, some classic country tunes, a six-pack or so of metal (selected by NPR Music's resident viking, Lars Gotrich) and a hodgepodge of other styles.

So if you're of legal age, raise a glass, say "Prost!" and enjoy these songs of Oktoberfest.

Please share with us your favorite beer songs in the comments, and we'll add them to this mix.


Songs In This Mix:

  • AC/DC, "Have A Drink On Me"
  • Across the Aisle, "Beer Song"
  • The Adicts, "Who Spilt My Beer"
  • Against Me!, "Pints of Guinness Make You Strong"
  • Alan Jackson, "Pop A Top"
  • Alestorm, "Wenches & Mead"
  • Asylum Street Spankers, "Beer"
  • Bad Manners, "Lager Delirium"
  • Beck, "Beercan"
  • Beer Corpse, "Blood Brew"
  • Billy Childish & The Singing Loins, "One More Bottle To Drink"
  • Billy Currington, "Pretty Good At Drinkin' Beer"
  • Billy Currington, "People Are Crazy"
  • Black Flag, "Thirsty And Miserable"
  • Black Flag, "Six Pack"
  • Bowling For Soup, "Hooray For Beer"
  • British Sea Power, "Blackout"
  • Brooks & Dunn, "Beer Thirty"
  • Captain Beefheart, "Long Neck Bottles"
  • Chumbawamba, "Tubthumping"
  • The Copper Family, "Good Ale (Bob & Ron)"
  • Dierks Bentley, "Domestic, Light And Cold"
  • The Doors, "Roadhouse Blues"
  • Dubliners, "A Pub With No Beer"
  • Fear, "More Beer"
  • The Fiery Furnaces, "Restorative Beer"
  • George Jones, "Beer Run"
  • Hank Thompson, "A Six Pack To Go"
  • Hank Williams, "There's A Tear In My Beer"
  • The Herbaliser, "Tea & Beer" (feat. Jean Grae)
  • Indigo Girls, "Cold Beer And Remote Control"
  • James Kochalka Superstar, "Keg Party"
  • James Kochalka Superstar, "Beer Dog"
  • Jerry Lee Lewis, "What's Made Milwaukee Famous (Has Made A Loser Out Of Me)"
  • Jim Ford, "Happy Songs Sell Records, Sad Songs Sell Beer"
  • Jimmy Buffett, "Why Don't We Get Drunk"
  • Jimmy Witherspoon, "Drinkin' Beer (Have A Ball)"
  • John Michael Montgomery, "Beer And Bones"
  • Johnny Cash, "I Hardly Ever Sing Beer Drinking Songs"
  • Johnny Russell, "Red Necks, White Socks, And Blue Ribbon Beer"
  • Kenny Chesney, "Beer In Mexico"
  • Kenny Chesney, "Keg In The Closet"
  • Kimya Dawson, "The Beer"
  • The Kinks, "Sunny Afternoon"
  • Kip Moore, "Beer Money"
  • Koko Taylor, "Beer Bottle Boogie"
  • Korpiklaani, "Let's Drink"
  • Lambchop, "The Man Who Loved Beer"
  • The Lucksmiths, "Beer Nut"
  • Mel McDaniel, "Big Ole Brew"
  • MF Doom, "One Beer"
  • Municipal Waste, "Beer Pressure"
  • Neal McCoy, "Billy's Got His Beer Goggles On"
  • NOFX, "Beer Bong"
  • People Under The Stairs, "Beer"
  • Phil Vassar, "Six-Pack Summer"
  • Physics, "I Heart Beer"
  • The Pogues, "House Of The Gods"
  • Psychostick, "Beer!!!"
  • The Queers, "I Only Drink Bud"
  • Reel Big Fish, "Beer"
  • The Replacements, "Beer For Breakfast"
  • Reverend Horton Heat, "Beer: 30"
  • Rodney Carrington, "Just One Beer"
  • Smiley Maxedon, "Give Me A Red Hot Mama And An Ice Cold Beer"
  • Sublime, "40 Oz. To Freedom"
  • Superchrist, "Beer Metal"
  • Ted Leo & The Pharmacists, "Bottled In Cork"
  • Toby Keith, "Beer For My Horses"
  • Tom T. Hall, "I Like Beer"
  • Tom Waits, "Warm Beer And Cold Women"
  • Trace Adkins, "Rough And Ready"
  • Traffic, "John Barleycorn (Must Die)"
  • Two Nice Girls, "I Spent My Last $10 (On Birth Control and Beer)"
  • Viking Skull, "Shot Down"
  • The Warren Brothers, "Sell A Lot Of Beer"
  • The Wave Pictures, "Beer In The Breakers"
  • Waylon Jennings, "Drinkin' And Dreamin'"
  • Waylon Jennings, "Hittin' The Bottle Again"
  • Willie Nelson, "Bubbles In My Beer"
  • Yvonne Chaka Chaka, "Umqombothi"
  • ZZ Top, "Beer Drinkers And Hell Raisers"

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