You kick off your shoes, crack open a beer, and prepare for that long-awaited Friday night. But wait! You need a playlist to jam out to–and this is it.
If you're looking for the best country songs about partying, you've come to the right place. The following songs celebrate the best parts of life–from drinking and dancing to building connections with others.
1. “Friends in Low Places” by Garth Brooks
Song Year: 1989
“Friends in Low Places” is about a young man crashing a black-tie party (presumably a wedding). He visits his ex and toasts about her future, and he continues to drink as the night wears on to cope with his feelings.
Although it isn't a happy song, it's one of the best on this list.
2. “Party (For Two)” by Shania Twain, Billy Currington
Song Year: 2004
From hit country singer Shania Twain comes another song about a party—a party for two. In this song, Twain recounts a steamy rendezvous with a man. She details preparing for the party, planning what to wear, and anticipating her lover's arrival. It's a hip, fun song that will get you off your feet.
Shania Twain is a genre-bending Canadian artist and songwriter. She's also among the most successful artists, having sold over 100 million records.
3. “Chicken Fried” by Zac Brown Band
Song Year: 2005
This song is about an experience we can all relate to being comfortable at home and enjoying the little things in life.
The chorus recounts drinking cold beer and eating fried chicken in the company of those you love. Each verse repeats a different aspect of down-South living—from peaches and pecans to spending time with friends and family.
The Zac Brown Band is an American country band comprising Zac Brown, John Driskell Hopkins, Jimmy De Martini, Coy Bowles, Daniel de Los Reyes, Clay Cook, Chris Fryar, Matt Mangano, and Caroline Jones. They are based in Atlanta, Georgia.
4. “My Kinda Party” by Jason Aldean
Song Year: 2010
Jason Aldean is a country music singer from Macon, Georgia. He has released ten albums and 40 singles to date—and “My Kinda Party” is his best partying anthem.
This song is about going to a party with a new love interest on a Saturday night. The protagonist recounts drinking at a tailgate party and dancing with women over the weekend.
It's the perfect song to jam out to—and even better for game days.
5. “Drink in My Hand” by Eric Church
Song Year: 2011
This song is about working all week—only to throw down on the weekends. The protagonist maintains that he is easily satisfied with a drink in his hand. He dances with a woman he's interested in and nurses a hangover on Monday—only to do it again the next weekend.
Eric Church is a country music singer from North Carolina. He has been signed with Capitol Nashville since 2005 and has produced numerous singles that have topped the Billboard charts. “Drink in My Hand” is from his 2011 album, Chief, among his best songs.
6. “Summertime” by Kenny Chesney
Song Year: 2005
“Summertime” is one of Kenny Chesney's top hits from his album, The Road and the Radio. This song is upbeat and has fun, summery vibes—so it's great for drinking beers outside or going on a fishing trip with friends.
The song is about the arrival of the summer season. The protagonist recounts his excitement at the end of the school year and the beginning of summer fun. He attends parties by the water and spends Time with friends.
Kenny Chesney is a singer-songwriter from Knoxville. He has produced over 40 top 10 singles on the U.S. Billboard charts.
7. “Boot Scootin' Boogie” by Brooks & Dunn
Song Year: 1991
This song is about a local honky tonk where the locals go to dance, sing, and drink whiskey. It's a hangout spot for local cowboys, and the protagonist finds himself among them. The song recounts his experiences drinking shots and admiring beautiful women—and dancing the boot scootin' boogie, whatever that is.
Brooks & Dunn is a country music duo comprising Ronnie Dunn and Kix Brooks, two singers and songwriters. “Boot Scootin' Boogie” is among their first hits since their debut in 1990.
8. “Crash My Party” by Luke Bryan
Song Year: 2013
Although this song isn't about a party per se, it touches on some familiar themes apparent in the rest of the songs on this list.
“Crash My Party” is Luke Bryan's hit single from the album of the same name. In this song, the protagonist assures his lover that she can crash his party anytime. He ditches his plans for her, and they drink and dance together.
Luke Bryan is an American singer and songwriter. He signed with Capitol Nashville in 2007 and has produced several chart-toppers ever since.
9. “Red Solo Cup” by Toby Keith
Song Year: 2011
This song is hilarious and peppered with jokes we can all relate to—but it's about the grave subject of using solo cups instead of glasses.
Toby Keith's fun, upbeat single is an argument for using solo cups for parties, tailgates, and special events. He maintains that solo cups are more emblematic of partying than any other choice of drink receptacle.
It's a tough call to make, but most people agree that solo cups are a staple at parties worldwide.
10. “My Church” by Marren Morris
Song Year: 2015
This song is technically about church—but it's also about dancing and singing in your car. In this song, Marren Morris maintains that playing music in her car is her form of celebrating life—and we'd have to agree.
It's a great song to dance to and an even better song to play at parties for its catchy chorus and compelling refrains.
Marine Morris is a genre-bending artist who blends country, pop, and R&B. Morris' single, “My Church,” hit the top 10 on Country Airplay and has remained popular ever since.
11. “Good Time” by Alan Jackson
Song Year: 2008
“Good Time” is one of Alan Jackson's best songs from his hit album by the same name. This song is about finishing a long workweek only to gear up for the weekend.
The protagonist leaves work on a Friday and prepares to have a good time with his girlfriend. They head to a party where there are good friends, cold beer, and a pig roasting on an open fire—all the makings of a good party.
12. “Soak Up the Sun” by Sheryl Crow
Song Year: 2002
This song sounds like a good time.
From hit Canadian country artist Sheryl Crow comes a song about leaving your house and heading outside—advice that we would all do well to heed.
Crow argues that you can always have a good time no matter what you have. She heads outside to soak up the sun and celebrate her life.
With this song, Crow reminds us that you never need an excuse to have a good time—since every day's a party.