You know the scene: you are six drinks deep, the music is blaring and suddenly that beer bottle you are holding becomes a microphone. You throw your hands in the air (and wave ’em like you just don’t care) and sing whatever song is on as loud as you possibly can.
“OMG, I LOVE THIS SONG!” You scream to your friends, as you all begin singing and dancing in a circle.
While all songs are “the best song ever” when you are drunk, there are those certain special tunes that get you every time. This week, we asked our writers to weigh in on their favorite drunk jams. Note: Journey must be proud.
Beata: It’s totally a Notre Dame tradition, but I love “Midnight Train.” And, of course, “Since You’ve Been Gone.” Gotta love those memories of screaming at the top of your lungs in a dark, sweaty dorm room.
Elise – UCLA: Don’t Stop Believing – Journey.
Jill – University of Wisconsin: “I Want it that Way” is a great – it makes me want to put on a glow necklace and a t-shirt that says “I got Jammed all night at Aaron’s Bar Mitzvah.” Oh, and “Disturbia” is also a fist-pumping winner.
Ali – Syracuse University: “Shoop” by Salt n Peppa… yeah I have it memorized
Lauren – University of Michigan: “The Gambler.” It’s always the last song at the bar and a sign that I really should go home. But, man, singing that in a circle with my friends…such fond (hazy) memories.
Amber – Old Dominion: “Free Bird” by Lynyrd Skynyrd, because guitar solos are always better when you’re drunk.
Erica – Kent State: Honestly, I love singing almost anything when I’m drunk. Even songs I don’t know any words to when I’m sober. Especially any songs I don’t know the words to when I’m sober. It’s like they… or something that sounds somewhat like the actual words… magically come to me when I’m wasted. But, anyway, if I had to pick a song, right now I’d have to say M.I.A’s “Paper Planes” even though it’s overplayed. I just love making hand gestures when the gun goes off. Awesome.
Suzanne- Tulane: “Murder on the Dance Floor.” You should see my moves.
Kathryn S.: The Old School version of “Total Eclipse of the Heart.” With the F-bombs.
Heather – Penn State: “It’s My Life,” by Bon Jovi.
K – NYU: That would be “Don’t Stop Believin'” by Journey…. I think it explains itself.
Carly – Grinnell: Probably “MMMBop.” If it was even ever played at a bar. (I think I just embarrassed myself horribly by answering that way.)
Kari – FSU: “Swagga Like Us.” I lip sync along with made up words until Jay-Z‘s verse, then I yell “HOOOOOVAAAAA” at the top of my lungs while throwing up the Rocafella sign. It’s usually well received by the security personnel escorting me out.
Sara – NYU: “Like A Prayer”! Just like any good Jew.
Sarabeth – University of Texas: “Don’t Stop Believin'” by Journey. BTW, I’ve been told I dance a mean “Soulja Boy” when I’m that drunk; oddly enough, I can’t do it sober.