The 10 Best Songs About Alcohol (For Better or Worse)

Screamin’ Jay Hawkins — “I Put a Spell On You”

Not about getting wasted, per se, but worth a mention for the simple fact that Screamin’ Jay was shitfaced when he recorded it. As per the man himself, a label executive “brought in ribs and chicken and got everybody drunk, and we came out with this weird version. I don’t even remember making the record. Before, I was just a normal blues singer. I was just Jay Hawkins. It all sort of just fell in place. I found out I could do more destroying a song and screaming it to death.”