13 Obscure (Yet Awesome) Songs About Tequila

 

I was cruising through iTunes, looking for songs about tequila, and realized that our beloved spirit has found a comfortable home in country music, Pee Wee Herman movies, Sammy Hagar tunes, and Hip Hop.

So I decided to dig deeper into iTunes, to come up with a list of songs that are less known, more bizarre, and deeply amusing.

I created an iTunes playlist called  Fun, Funny, Obscure Tequila Songs

Here’s what made the list:

 

13 Obscure (Yet Awesome) Songs About Tequila

 

1. Drinking Tequila, Jim Reeves

What a great way to start this list! It’s an old song (back when Juarez was a place gringos could actually go), and the only country song that made the list, just because of it’s ability to get this collection off to a weird, fun start.

Best Tequila Lyrics:
“Drinking tequila and teasing the girls!”

 

 

2. We Like Tequila, Tortured Soul

This song is 100% awesome because is actually cautions people to drink only 100% agave tequila, and to make extra sure that it is! It’s like this band has been reading our website or something. LOVE IT. The groove is actually pretty fun and upbeat, complete with a sexy woman’s voice saying “tequila” over and over. “We have style, we drink tequila!” Damn right!

Best Tequila Lyrics:
“Margarita, or maybe just straight.
When you need a kick, añejo is great.
Reposado, silver, as long as it’s pure.
100% agave, you gotta be sure!”

 

3. Tequila, Terrorvision

Time to pick up the pace a bit now. This song is all about “the curse of Cuervo,” and I think we’ve all been there. Someone needs to tell this band to avoid mixtos!

Best Tequila Lyrics:
“If there’s a lot on your mind it’s there to help you forget,
To relax and rewind and leave behind the regret,
First sip makes you well before you know it’s time,
And you’re saying to hell with the salt, lemon and lime”

 

4. Drinking Straight Tequila, Chris Cain

This song contains the classic blues song structure, only better because tequila is involved. :-)

Best Tequila Lyrics:
“I’ve been drinking straight tequila,
cause I’m feel so alone.
I want to call you baby,
but you wouldn’t pick up the phone.”

 

5. Tequila Sunrise, Cypress Hill featuring Barron Ricks

This Hip Hop song is loaded up with explicitness (which I enjoy) but one thing that I don’t like is where they keep saying things like: “Eat the worm, motherf***er, while you burn, motherf***er”. [Note to Cypress Hill: THERE IS NO WORM IN TEQUILA!]

Best Tequila Lyrics:
“Tequila Sunrise, bloodshot eyes
Realize we’re all born to die”

 

6. Tequila, YoungBloodZ 

Another rap song, but this is one I can relate to! It compares tequila with a woman, “a mexican lover,” to be exact. I love the intro, where it starts off as a conversation in a bar.

“Hey what’s happenin’ baby. What’s your name girl? Tequila? Oh yeah, my friends call you Cuervo. You alright with me baby… fo’ real.”  Yesssss! So smooooth!

Best Tequila Lyrics:
“But I love this girl Tequila
one shot of her love, it’s over
she takes all my money
and all I want to do is hold her….Tequila
my Mexican lover”

 

7. Mexican Cousin, Phish

I had no idea Phish wrote a song about tequila. I like them even more now! If I knew this years ago, I may have even ended up following them across the country in a Volkswagen van. Ok, maybe not. But in this song, they speak of some true wisdom: “Tequila’s where that starts and where it ends.”

Best Tequila Lyrics:
“Oh Tequila, I turn to you like a long lost friend
I want to kiss my Mexican Cousin once again”

 

8. Jesus and Tequila, Minutemen

This song says that the only true things in life you can trust is Jesus, and tequila. You can’t trust a woman, or your boss – because they come and go. But tequila will always be there for you. Praise Jesus for that!

Best Tequila Lyrics:
“My life – Jesus and tequila
I’m satisfied
And I can’t deny it”

 

9. Dr. Tequila, Dr. Tequila

It’s obvious that San Francisco-based Richie Barron, also known as “Dr. Tequila” knows his stuff, as this song makes several mentions of “blue agave” and even includes several different brands, including Patron, Don Julio, Hornitos, Milagro, Corozon, and Cabo Wabo. Makes me want to book them for a show!

Best Tequila Lyrics:
“From San Diego to the San Francisco Bay,
All getting down on the Blue Agave.”

 

10. Tequila Bomb, Marigold

Other than the name of this song containing the word “tequila”, I’m not really sure I understand what this song is actually about. Although it does say that drinking Mexican water makes you stronger – I’ve decided not to test that out. But, with lyrics like this, can you make sense of it?:

“You gotta watch for blood in the ice cream, and Polaroids of orchids in the trees.”

Best Tequila Lyrics:
“Oh tequila bomb, what’s been going on?
Let’s hang around here, we were having fun.”

 

11. Tequila Song, Dynamic Blues Band

This song is on an album named “One More Kiss & One More Beer”, so that’s pretty awesome right there. Their “Tequila Song” is all about using tequila to forgive and forget your past – especially when it comes to failed relationships.

Best Tequila Lyrics:
“Now give me more tequila
and I’ll forget my past
Now give me more tequila
and I’ll forgive my past
I get a real good feelin’
and I hope it’ll last”

 

12. Tequila Time, Kansas City Bear Fighters

This is a fun little ditty that deserves a listen every once in a while, just to remind yourself that tequila, and life, is supposed to be fun. I can’t help but smile all the way through this one, thinking about how life shouldn’t be taken so damn seriously.

Best Tequila Lyrics:
“It’s almost tequila time
don’t use salt, and don’t need lime.
It’s a Mexican embrace
Put a smile right on my face
Now we can drink it up together if you wanna
If you don’t wanna then I’m a still a gonna
Cause I like to get drunk and I love to have funna
It’s tequila time!”

 

13. Hey Nineteen, Steely Dan

I couldn’t resist ending with this one – a song that I used to listen to over and over again as a child, long before I ever knew what “tequila” or “Cuervo Gold” or “fine Colombian” was. When I got to college, I finally learned.

Steely Dan is simply awesome.

Best Tequila Lyrics:
“The Cuervo Gold
The fine Colombian
Make tonight a wonderful thing.”

 

Got anything to add to this list? Let’s keep it going – add a comment below, and share this story with others!

– Grover

12 Responses to “13 Obscure (Yet Awesome) Songs About Tequila”

  1. Far and above the best song ever written about tequila is this:

    Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys – Tequila Calling
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_wm88qCmpA&feature=youtu.be

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  2. Jeff also just told me about this one:

    Mexico City Hangover
    http://youtu.be/RbCWzSAFq44

    Great stuff!!

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  3. Gloria Trevi – Fue Ese Tequila
    http://youtu.be/Hv9gNcWDu_Y

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  4. “Talk To Me” – Join Mitchell (Don Juan’s Reckless Daughter)

    “There was a moon and a street lamp
    I Didn’t know I drank such a lot
    ‘Til I pissed a tequila Anaconda
    The full length of the parking lot..”

    Nice.

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  5. While this song was far too well-known to come under any umbrella of obsurity,(and we can wish Joe Nichols had an expanded tequila palette), but it surely doesn’t get any better than my own personal favorite lyrics “Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off”…because really, isn’t that the point?

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  6. Steve Goodman
    “How Much Tequila (Did I Drink Last Night)”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_z7d6dBDfc

    Chip Taylor & Carrie Rodriguez
    “Sweet Tequila Blues”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNItDggR6c0

    Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers (RCPM)
    “Mexican Moonshine”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gdtl-w3fV2I

    The Refreshments (Roger Clyne’s old band)
    “Nada”
    Done here by RCPM
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bs3qKT7_xPI -
    Great melancholic border song with the chorus of ” I tip the bottle and bite the lime”

    Roger Clyne has a tequila out now called . . . what else . . . Mexican Moonshine.
    http://www.mexicanmoonshine.com/

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  7. One of the most famous RCPM songs about tequila that Mark overlooked…

    Jack vs. Jose
    http://youtu.be/k-9cZNpOt-I

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  8. I kind of like Kenny Chesney and Grace Potter getting together on their song called “You and Tequila”. Check out this video on YouTube:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGJMKLbBBi0&feature=youtube_gdata_player

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  9. Believe it or not, i HAVE this record at home!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JruuMkV0gM

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  10. “I’ve Got This Really Good Tequila In My Room” by Jim Morris. (www.jim-morris.com)
    He may be the king of songs that mention tequila. Other Morris songs to consider-
    Another Day At The Office
    Freaky Tiki Faces
    Mexican Jail
    A Little Too Far
    The Things You Do When You’re Drinking
    Thursday Afternoon At The Conch House Lounge
    Tropical Depression
    Bar On Front Street

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  11. Well, the Eagles, the famous Californian band recorded “Tequila Sunrise”
    It’s another tequila sunrise, Staring slowly ‘cross the sky, said goodbye
    He was just a hired hand, Working on the dreams he planned to try
    The days go by…

    And a hard rock band of the 80′s, hailing from New Jersey, Skid Row, recorded “18 and Life”, a song about a young boy called Ricky: “…Tequila in his heartbeat. His veins burned gasoline. It kept his motor running. But he never kept it clean.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_E-XFrcGZM

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