9 Spotify songs to pair whisky to
From the bars of Tennessee to a smooth jazz lounge in Melbourne, music transports us around the world and back. We’ve handcrafted a selection of our favourite songs for your next whisky fueled night.
Cheers (Drink To That): Rihanna (2010)
Is there a more iconic line after a long work-week than “Cheers to the freakin’ weekend, I drink to that”? We didn’t think so either, RiRi. Pop rock collides with reggae and the well-known sample of Avril Lavigne’s song ‘I’m With You’ in a song that hits all corners of the top shelf selection.
Shake Your Groove Thing: Peaches & Herb (1978)
In 1978, this iconic song burst onto the disco scene and whether you’re shaking your whisky cocktail or shaking it on a dance-floor, we dare you not to move when this bop comes on.
Juice: Lizzo (2019)
This self-love anthem blends funk, pop and hip hop as seamlessly as you would a cocktail. Too often we outsource our happiness to others for their validation while Lizzo is here to remind us, it’s in our own hands.
Groove Is In The Heart: Deee-Lite (1980)
From the grooves in the barrels gently infusing flavour into our whisky to the unmistakable grooves that capture our hearts. This hit pairs well-known musical samples alongside vocals by Bootsy Collins and Q-Tip from A Tribe Called Quest.
Whiskey In The Jar: Metallica (1998)
Originally celebrated as an Irish pub classic, Whiskey In The Jar tells a tale old as time, exploring themes of jealousy and betrayal in relationships. This award-winning hard-rock cover by Metallica blurs the boundaries between tradition and innovation.
Lights Up: Flight Facilities (2021)
BYOB - Remaining true to their collaborative foundation, Flight Facilities take their audience on a journey through multiple musical genres that always end up in dance, and Lights Up is no different.
Whiskey, Whiskey, Whiskey: John Mayer (2012)
Skillfully sliding between musical genres, John Mayer penned ‘Whiskey Whiskey Whiskey’ about a broken man pouring his heart on on his guitar. Drawing parallels between patterns of self-destructive habits like drinking, there’s a happy end in sight with the reminder “it’s just a phase, it’s not forever.”
That’s What I Like: Bruno Mars (2013)
It’s the finer things in life like “Gold jewellery shinin’ so bright, strawberry champagne on ice’”and lucky for us that’s what Bruno Mars likes. This playful melody marries hip hop soul with R&B, funk and new jack swing for a smooth finish that’ll have you gliding when you hear it.
Have A Drink On Me: AC/DC (1980)
No drinking countdown is complete without homegrown phenomenon AC/DC. With poignant lyrics “Don’t worry about tomorrow, take it today”, this guitar-heavy track paired with classic lyrics is the band’s winning formula.