80s | 90s

10 Songs You're Guaranteed To Hear In Every Bar, Ever

MCA / Rockfield

Certain things in this world are an absolute certainty; you can't wear white after Labor Day, nobody likes the tax man, and you're always going to hear absurdly loud music when drinking at a bar, usually played by a tone-deaf white dude with an acoustic guitar. In particular, these 10 songs seem to be on every bar's perpetual playlist.

If I hear one more douchebag with an acoustic guitar playing "Wonderwall" I'm gonna lose my mind.

It's not a night out unless a group of girls are shrieking along to "Livin' On A Prayer."

Or a bunch of drunken morons ruining Journey's "Don't Stop Believing."

Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline" is played so often by random dudes in bars that I honestly had to look up who it was originally by.

The songs get even more ridiculous from here...

Fun fact: "Closing Time" is actually about a birth, not about getting kicked out of a bar.

Def Leppard's "Pour Some Sugar On Me" never fails to liven up a crowd, especially ones that were teens in the 80s...

Even if you're not in a country bar, you're almost guaranteed to hear Garth Brooks's "Friends In Low Places."

Does anyone actually still like Skynyrd's "Sweet Home Alabama" outside of Alabama?

Pretty sure I can recite AC/DC's "You Shook My All Night Long" despite never hearing it outside of a bar.

If I never hear "Home For A Rest" again it'll be too damn soon.

What song did bars ruin for you?

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