It’s no secret that alcohol is a big part of popular music. Whether the songs are about drinking, partying, or just getting ready in the morning with a bottle of Jack Daniels, Top 40 songs often mention the artist’s favorite brand or type of alcohol. But just how much is it mentioned, and exactly what is called out?

I went through the lyrics of the top 40 songs of 2010 through 2015 according to the end of the year Billboard Hot 100. Here’s what I found about how the country’s most popular songs talk about alcohol, with a full list of the songs included and what is mentioned in those songs at the end.

Alcohol Mentioned Versus No Alcohol Mentioned

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Spirits Versus Beer Versus Wine

How Alcohol and Drinking is Referenced

Brand Mentions

Alcohol Mentions by Male Versus by Female

Mentions by Year


“TiK Tok” by Kesha: Jack Daniels, beer

“Need You Now” by Lady Antebellum: Whiskey

“Hey, Soul Sister” by Train: None

“California Gurls” by Katie Perry and Snoop Dogg: Gin and juice, Martinis, Sex on the Beach

“OMG” by Usher: None

“Airplanes” by B.O.B.: None

“Love the Way You Lie” by Eminem and Rihanna: None

“Bad Romance” by Lady Gaga: None

“Dynamite” by Taio Cruz: None

“Break Your Heart” by Taio Cruz and Ludacris: None

“Nothin’ On You” by B.O.B. and Bruno Mars: None

“I Like It” by Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull: None

“Bedrock” by Young Money: None

“In My Head” by Jason Derulo: None

“Rude Boy” by Rihanna: None

“Telephone” by Lady Gaga and Beyonce: “Bub”

“Teenage Dream” by Katy Perry: Drunk on a beach

“Just The Way You Are” by Bruno Mars: None

“Cooler Than Me” by Mike Posner: None

“Imma Be” by Black Eyed Peas: Sippin on drinks

“Empire State of Mind” by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys: Mai Tais

“DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love” by Usher and Pitbull: None

“Billionaire” by Travie McCoy and Bruno Mars: None

“Not Afraid” by Eminem: Liquor counter

“Replay” by Iyaz: None

“Sexy Chick” by David Guetta and Akon: None

“Breakeven” by Script: None

“Your Love Is My Drug” by Kesha: None

“I Gotta Feeling” by Black Eyed Peas: Fill up my cup, shot

“Fireflies” by Owl City: None

“Say Aah” by Trey Songz and Fabolous: Drinks, Champagne, rosé, Cranberry and vodka, Hennessy, Patron

“Find Your Love” by Drake: None

“Alejandro” by Lady Gaga: None

“Ridin’ Solo” by Jason Derulo: None

“Just A Dream” by Nelly: None

“How Low” by Ludacris: None

“Like A G6” by Far East Movement: Moët, Cristal

“Carry Out” by Timbaland and Justin Timberlake: None

“Haven’t Met You Yet” by Michael Buble: None

“Club Can’t Handle Me” by Flo Rida and David Guetta: Bottles, shots


“Rolling In The Deep” by Adele: None

“Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO: Drink

“Firework” by Katy Perry: None

“E.T.” by Katy Perry and Kanye West: None

“Give Me Everything” by Pitbull: Drink

“Grenade” by Bruno Mars: None

“Fuck You” by Cee Lo Green: None

“Super Bass” by Nicki Minaj: Bottles

“Moves Like Jagger” by Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera: Drunk

“Just Can’t Get Enough” by Black Eyed Peas: None

“On The Floor” by Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull: Drinks, vodka

“S&M” by Rihanna: None

“Pumped Up Kicks” by Foster The People: None

“Last Friday Night” by Katy Perry: Shots

“Just The Way You Are” by Bruno Mars: None

“Tonight” by Enrique Iglesias: None

“Raise Your Glass” by P!Nk: Glass

“Born This Way” by Lady Gaga: None

“Fuckin’ Perfect” by P!Nk: Beer

“What’s My Name?” by Rihanna and Drake: White wine

“Look At Me Now” by Chris Brown: Yellow bottle, Ciroc and Sprite

“Down On Me” by Jeremih and 50 Cent: Liquor, shots

“How To Love” by Lil Wayne: Bottles

“Someone Like You” by Adele: None

“Good Life” by OneRepublic: None

“The Lazy Song” by Bruno Mars: None

“Till The World Ends” by Britney Spears: None

“The Show Goes On” by Lupe Fiasco: None

“The Edge Of Glory” by Lady Gaga: Shot

“We R Who We R” by Kesha: None

“Black And Yellow” by Wiz Khalifa: Hennessy, Champagne

“Tonight Tonight” by Hot Chelle Rae: None

“Blow” by Kesha: None

“Lighters” by Bad Meets Evil and Bruno Mars: None

“If I Die Young” By Band Perry: None

“Stereo Hearts” by Gym Class Heroes and Adam Levine: None

“The Time” by Black Eyed Peas: Shots

“Coming Home” by Diddy: Liquor, bottles

“Hey Baby” by Pitbull: Shot

“Only Girl” by Rihanna: None


“Somebody That I Used To Know” by Gotye: None

“Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen: None

“We Are Young” by Fun.: Drinks

“Payphone” by Maroon 5 and Wiz Khalifa: None

“Lights” by Ellie Goulding: None

“Glad You Came” by Waned: Drink

“Stronger” by Kelly Clarkson: None

“We Found Love” by Rihanna and Calvin Harris: None

“Starships” by Nicki Minaj: Drink, Bud Light, Patron

“What Makes You Beautiful” by One Direction: None

“Wild Ones” by Flo Rida and Sia: Bottle, vodka, Champagne

“Set Fire To The Rain” by Adele: None

“Sexy And I Know It” by LMFAO: None

“Some Night” by fun.: None

“Wide Awake” by Katy Perry: None

“Good Feeling” by Flo Rida: Drinking

“Whistle” by Flo Rida: Champagne

“One More Night” by Maroon 5: None

“Drive By” by Train: None

“The Motto” by Drake and Lil Wayne: Santa Margherita wine

“Where Have You Been” by Rihanna: None

“Everybody Talks” by Neon Trees: None

“Take Care” by Drake and Rihanna: None

“Titanium” by David Guetta and Sia: None

“I Won’t Give Up” by Jason Mraz: None

“It Will Rain” by Bruno Mars: None

“Mercy” by Kanye West, Big Sean, Pusha T, and 2 Chainz: Champagne, drunk

“Boyfriend” by Justin Bieber: None

“Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO: Drink, shot

“Too Close” by Alex Clare: None

“Part Of Me” by Katy Perry: None

“Young, Wild and Free” By Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, and Bruno Mars: Drunk

“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” by Taylor Swift: None

“As Long As You Love Me” by Justin Bieber and Big Sean: None

“Turn Me On” David Guetta and Nicki Minaj: None

“Moves Like Jagger” by Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera: Drunk

“Blow Me” by P!Nk: Whiskey, drunk

“Good Time” By Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen: None

“Give Your Heart A Break” by Demi Lovato: None

“Ni**as in Paris” by Jay-Z and Kanye West: Ace Champagne, bottles


“Thrift Shop” by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis: None

“Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke, T.I., and Pharrell: None

“Radioactive” by Imagine Dragons: None

“Harlem Shake” by Baauer: None

“Can’t Hold Us” by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis: None

“Mirrors” by Justin Timberlake: None

“Just Give Me A Reason” by P!Nk and Nate Ruess: Drink

“When I Was Your Man” by Bruno Mars: None

“Cruise” by Florida Georgia Line and Nelly: None

“Roar” by Katy Perry: None

“Locked Out Of Heaven” by Bruno Mars: None

“Ho Hey” by The Lumineers: None

“Stay” by Rihanna and Mikky Ekko: None

“Get Lucky” by Daft Punk and Pharrell Williams: None

“Royals” by Lorde: Grey Goose, Cristal

“I Knew You Were Trouble” by Taylor Swift: None

“We Can’t Stop” by Miley Cyrus: None

“Wrecking Ball” by Miley Cyrus: None

“Wake Me Up” by Avicii: None

“Suit and Tie” by Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z: None

“Cups” by Anna Kendrick: None

“Holy Grail” by Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake: None

“Scream And Shout” by and Britney Spears: Drink

“Clarity” by Zedd and Foxes: None

“Sail” by AWOLNATION: None

“Don’t You worry Child” by Swedish House Mafia and John Martin: None

“Diamonds” by Rihanna: None

“I Love It” by Icona Pop and Charli XCX: None

“Safe And Sound” by Capital Cities: None

“Treasure” by Bruno Mars: None

“The Way” by Ariana Grande and Mac Miller: None

“Started From The Bottom” by Drake: None

“Come And Get It” by Selena Gomez: None

“Hold On, We’re Going Home” by Drake and Majid Jordan: None

“Daylight” by Maroon 5: None

“Feel This Moment” by Pitbull and Christina Aguilera: None

“Applause” by Lady Gaga: None

“One More Night” by Maroon 5: None

“Love Me” by Lil Wayne, Drake, and Future: Alcohol

“My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark” by Fall Out Boy: None


“Happy” by Pharrell Williams: None

“Dark Horse” by Katy Perry and Juicy J: None

“All Of Me” by John Legend: None

“Fancy” by Iggy Azalea and Charli XCX: Ace Champagne, Grey Goose, Cristal, liquor, Champagne, drunk

“Counting Stars” by OneRepublic: None

“Talk Dirty” by Jason Derulo and 2 Chainz: None

“Rude” by Magic: None

“All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor: None

“Problem” by Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea: None

“Stay With Me” by Sam Smith: None

“Timber” by Pitbull and Kesha: Shot

“Pompeii” by Bastille: None

“Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift: None

“Am I Wrong” by Nico and Vinz: None

“Turn Down For What” by DJ Snake and Lil Jon: Shots

“The Monster” by Eminem and Rihanna: None

“Say Something” by A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera: None

“Team” by Lorde: None

“Let Her Go” by Passenger: Bottom of your glass

“Royals” by Lorde: Grey Goose, Cristal

“Let It Go” By Idina Menzel: None

“Wake Me Up” by Avicii: None

“Demons” by Imagine Dragons: None

“Story Of My Life” by One Direction: None

“Chandelier” by Sia: Drink, glass full

“Black Widow” by Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora: None

“Bang Bang” by Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj: Myx Moscato

“Latch” by Disclosure and Sam Smith: None

“Maps” by Maroon 5: None

“Loyal” by Chris Brown and Lil Wayne: Drunk, bottles

“Best Day Of My Life” by American Authors: None

“Habits” by Tove Lo: None

“Summer” by Calvin Harris: None

“Boom Clap” by Charli XCX: None

“Drunk In Love” by Beyonce and Jay-Z: Drunk, drinking, liquor, Cognac, D’ussé

“Anaconda” by Nicki Minaj: None

“Break Free” by Ariana Grande and Zedd: None

“Bailando” by Enrique Iglesias: Beer, tequila

“Burn” by Ellie Goulding: None

“Wiggle” by Jason Derulo and Snoop Dogg: None


“Uptown Funk” by Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson: Liquor

“Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran: None

“See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa: None

“Trap Queen” by Fetty Wap: None (but the Remy Boyz)

“Sugar” by Maroon 5: None

“Shut Up and Dance” by Walk The Moon: None

“Blank Space” by Taylor Swift: None

“Watch Me” by Silento: None

“Earned It” by Weeknd: None

“The Hills” by Weeknd: None

“Cheerleader” by OMI: None

“Can’t Feel My Face” by Weeknd: None

“Love Me Like You Do” by Ellie Goulding: None

“Take Me To Church” by Hozier: None

“Bad Blood” by Taylor Swift and Kendrick Lamar: None

“Lean On” by Major Lazer and DJ Snake: None

“Want To Want Me” by Jason Derulo: None

“Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift: None

“Where Are U Now” by Skrillex and Diplo and Justin Bieber: None

“Fight Song” by Rachel Platten: None

“679” by Fetty Wap and Remy Boyz: Wine, Remy

“Lips Are Movin” by Meghan Trainor: None

“Worth It” by Fifth Harmony and Kid Ink: None

“Post To Be” by Omarion and Chris Brown: None

“Honey, I’m Good” by Andy Grammer: Have another, drinking

“I’m Not The Only One” by Sam Smith: None

“Good For You” by Selena Gomez and A$AP Rocky: None

“All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor: None

“Style” by Taylor Swift: None

“Hotline Bling” by Drake: Champagne

“Hey Mama” by David Guetta, Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha, and Afrojack: None

“G.D.F.R.” by Flo Rida, Sage The Gemini, and Lookas: None

“What Do You Mean?” by Justin Bieber: None

“Photograph” by Ed Sheeran: None

“Hello” by Adele: None

“Stitches” by Shawn Mendes: None

“Talking Body” by Tove Lo: Drunk

“Jealous” by Nick Jonas: None

“Time Of Our Lives” by Pitbull and Ne-Yo: Shots, Drink, Pour it up, throw it up

“Locked Away” by R. City and Adam Levine: None