30 Best Songs About Tequila

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Written By Will Fenton

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There’s no doubt that tequila is one of the most popular drinks in music.

The sweet taste of this Mexican drink has inspired many musicians to write a song about it.

Songs about tequila often talk about fun times, good people, and, if they involve a serious drinker, some interesting nights.

Well, tequila nights can indeed create some great memories provided you don’t reach the “floor” part in 1 Tequila, 2 Tequila, 3 Tequila, Floor country song.

By the way, what’s a tequila night without a proper soundtrack?

We created a list of the best songs about tequila for your next tequila adventure.

Expect everything: from country songs about tequila to Mexican drinking songs.

30 Songs About Tequila

1. The Champs – “Tequila”

Let’s start our little tequila drinking playlist with one of the most iconic songs about tequila.

This 1958 gem will make you feel like you’re in Mexico with your pals enjoying the finest tequila.

Numerous artists made a cover of “Tequila.”

And The Champs even recorded a sequel song called “Too Much Tequila” (you can save that one for later.)

2. Steve Goodman – “How Much Tequila (Did I Drink Last Night)”

Steve Goodman asked one of the most important questions of the next morning: how much tequila did I drink last night?

Well, we hope you know your limits, because we’re not sure that Steve Goodman does.

“How did I get these cuts and bruises all over my body?
I must have fallen down somehow
Well, I believe it must have had something to do with karate
it’s all coming back to me now.”

3. Manu Chao – “Welcome to Tijuana”

Is there a better soundtrack for drinking tequila than Manu Chao?

He sampled Amparanoia’s “Buen Rollito” and created this iconic song.

So, you can’t go wrong with the combination of Tijuana Sweet Heat and Manu Chao.

4. Kenny Chesney ft. Grace Porter – “You And Tequila” 

“‘Cause you and Tequila make me crazy
Run like poison in my blood
One more night could kill me, baby
One is one too many, one more is never enough.”

“You And Tequila” is a tender country song about love and, well, tequila.

There are countless country songs about tequila. However, one more is never enough!

5. Cypress Hill – “Tequila Sunrise”

If you prefer your tequila in a cocktail, then this song is for you.

Cypress Hill released “Tequila Sunrise” in 1998 and had a strong influence on tequila music.

“Tequila Sunrise, with the bloodshot eyes
My, my, my, how time flies and goes by surprise.”

6. Kovacs – “Tutti Frutti Tequila”

Kovacs is another proof that songs about tequila don’t have to be Mexican or country.

Her 2021 song “Tutti Frutti Tequila” is uplifting and incredibly catchy.

On the other hand, the lyrics are less optimistic. She’s drinking tequila to forget someone.

“Tutti Frutti Tequila
That’s that drink to forget ya
Bittersweet from the freezer
Makes me think I don’t need ya.”

7. Alan Jackson – “Mexico, Tequila and Me”

Alan Jackson needs nothing but Mexico and tequila.

Well, we all need a break from time to time, and this doesn’t sound like a bad scenario.

“I need a little time to vegetate my mind
Escape from my reality
Just Mexico, tequila and me
That’s right.”

8. Dan + Shay – “Tequila”

This is a rather new country song about tequila.

And Dan + Shay won a Grammy Award for Best Country Duo/Group Performance because of it.

“I can kiss somebody brand new and not even think about you
I can show up to the same bar
Hear the same songs in my car
Baby, your memory it only hits me this hard.”

9. Ed Sheeran – “Sing”

In his catchy 2014 track, Ed Sheeran sings about tequila adventures.

“Sing” was produced by Pharell Williams, who also provided back vocals.

The collaboration of Ed Sheeran and Pharell Williams can result in nothing but a popular hit.

“I told her my name and said, “It’s nice to meet ya.”
Then she handed me a bottle of water filled with tequila.
I already know she’s a keeper
Just from this one small act of kindness.”

10. Sofi Tukker – “Drinkee”

If you’re searching for a good tequila shots song, you should consider “Drinkee” by Sofi Tukker.

The lyrics are in Portuguese, but the singer Sophie Hawley-Weld says it doesn’t matter. “The point of “Drinkee” isn’t the meaning; the point is the nonsense.”

Well, the song definitely doesn’t sound like nonsense, but it can transport you to a drinking state of mind.

11. Kid Cudi – “Tequila Shots”

When it comes to tequila shots song, this tune is probably the most suitable one.

Kid Cudi is known for making laid-back party songs, and “Tequila Shots” is one of them.

“Standin’ on the cliff right off Mulholland Drive
(Yeah) Back I’m on my late night session remedy
(Oh) Somethin’ ’bout the night that keep me safe and warm.”

12. NENNY – “Tequila”

A young Cape Verdean-Portuguese singer and rapper Nenny wrote one of the most unique songs about tequila.

It’s smooth, soulful, and catchy. It should definitely be on your when I drink tequila playlist.

13. Lost Frequencies – “Are You With Me”

Lost Frequencies set a nice mood for enjoying a drink or two in their song “Are You With Me.”

We can easily imagine ourselves doing this:

“I wanna dance by water ‘neath the Mexican sky
Drink some Margaritas by a string of blue lights
Listen to the Mariachi play at midnight
Are you with me, are you with me?”

14. JD Walker – “1 Tequila, 2 Tequila, 3 Tequila, Floor”

Of course, we didn’t forget about the “1 Tequila, 2 Tequila, 3 Tequila, Floor.”

It’s definitely one of the most popular tequila shots songs.

It’s a perfect soundtrack for a fun tequila night. Just be careful; the floor is sometimes closer than you think!

15. John Anderson – “Straight Tequila Night”

Are you ready for a straight tequila night?

John Anderson certainly is.

He released “Straight Tequila Night” in 1991, and it’s still one of the favorite country songs about tequila.

16. Paradiso Girls ft. Lil Jon, Eve – “Patron Tequila”

And now something to wake you up.

Paradiso Girls know how to enjoy a good drink. And their song “Patron Tequila” will motivate you to go out and party.

17. Jax Jones, Martin Solveig, RAYE, Europa – “Tequila”

This is another tequila song made for the weekend nights out.

The message of the song is pretty clear:

“In the rave so serious
See me dance so serious
Why you look so serious?
Hands up if you’re feeling us.”

18. Jamiroquai – “Hot Tequila Brown”

Speaking of dancing songs, Jamiroquai are masters of the craft.

And their groovy tune “Hot Tequila Brown” will help you appreciate the good times.

“How many times can a man watch the sunrise over again without feeling free?”

19. Jessy J – “Tequila Moon”

“Tequila Moon” by Jessy J (not Jessie J) is one of the rare jazzy songs about tequila.

It’s ideal for a nice calm evening with a glass of tequila.

20. Miranda Lambert – “Like Tequila Does”

Sometimes you feel like nobody loves you like tequila.

And that’s what Miranda Lambert is singing about in her song “Like Tequila Does.”

The song is undoubtedly a tribute to this sweet comforting beverage.

“‘Cause he don’t love me like tequila does
Nobody can
He don’t give me that border town buzz
Like tequila does.”

21. The Mariachis – “Tequila”

There’s no better music for tequila nights than Mexican drinking songs.

And The Mariachis’ “Tequila” should definitely be first on the list.

It’s an iconic melody that can instantly transport you to another place. Where it’s warm, sunny, and carefree…

22. Juanes, Christian Nodal – “Tequila”

Juanes is Colombian, so he probably knows how to have a good time while drinking tequila.

His song “Tequila” is simple, upbeat, and easy to listen to. Especially if you’re on your third shot of tequila.

23. Sammy Hagar – “Mas Tequila”

Yes, there are also rock songs about the burning taste of tequila.

We stand corrected, this is not a song about tequila, it’s a song about vitamin T. With salt and lemon slice.

“I’m goin’ way down south where the big blue agave grow,
Takin’ a weekend trip down to Baja, Mexico!
Where you can drink the water, but don’t ya eat the ice,
Take your vitamin “T” with salt ‘n lemon slice.”

24. Ryan Griffin – “Salt, Lime & Tequila”

Speaking of that sacred combination of tequila, salt, and lemon/lime…

Ryan Griffin released a song about sipping margaritas and washing the worries away.

“Salt, Lime & Tequila” is also a good fit for a chill summer playlist.

But the important question is: do you drink it with a slice of lemon or lime?

“At the end of the day
All you gotta do it take
Life with a grain of
Salt, lime and tequila.”

25. Rihanna – “Cheers (Drink To That)”

This is perhaps not one of the songs with tequila in the lyrics, but it should definitely be on your tequila drinking playlist.

And Rihanna definitely seems like good company for a Saturday night out.

“Don’t let the bastards get you down
Turn it around with another round
There’s a party at the bar
Everybody put ya glasses up, and I drink to that.”

26. Flogging Molly – “Drunken Lullabies”

Maybe you prefer to go out with guys from Flogging Molly instead.

Without a doubt, “Drunken Lullabies” is a king of drinking songs.

And even though it probably wasn’t inspired by tequila, it surely belongs on this list.

“Must it take a life for hateful eyes
To glisten once again
‘Cause we find ourselves in the same old mess
Singin’ drunken lullabies.”

27. Eagles – “Tequila Sunrise” 

Make yourself a tequila sunrise, sit back, and enjoy this relaxing tune.

And maybe Eagles named the song “Tequila Sunrise” because they were drinking tequila until sunrise? Both options fit.

“It’s another tequila sunrise
This old world still looks the same
Another frame.”

28. Jon Pardi – “Tequila Little Time”

“Tequila Little Time” by Jon Pardi is one of the new country songs with tequila in the lyrics.

And it’s not that Pardi just mentions tequila; he seems to be very dedicated to sharing it with his girl.

“‘Cause I want tequila little time with you
A little salt and a lime will do
Hey bar man, will you bring us two?
I want tequila little time with you.”

29. Terrorvision – “Tequila”

To be honest, we stumbled upon this song by accident. And it sounded familiar right away; we ended listening to it a couple of times.

It’s very uplifting and positive. And it’s very 90’s.

And as the first line of the song suggests, it’s an “ode to Jose the curse of Cuervo.”

30. Antonio Banderas, Los Lobos – “Cancion del Mariachi”

“Cancion del Mariachi” is a perfect conclusion to our list of the best songs about tequila.

We’ll just leave this here:

“Me gusta tomar mis copas
Aguardiente es lo mejor
También el tequila blanco
Con su sal le da sabor.”

Final Thoughts

We hope you had fun listening to our playlist!

After all, songs about tequila are either fun or relaxing. They’re about cherishing good times with the people you love.

Well, some of them are also about not remembering what you did last night.

Either way, tequila music can always be a good companion for long tequila nights.

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