Music and excess have long been intertwined. From the days of Dionysus to the advent of summer festivals, there has always been a mutual understanding between artists and mind-altering substances. In some cases, the artist pays homage to the most readily available consciousness-shifting substance — alcohol. These five songs are about the sometimes joyous (sometimes not) act of imbibing. While we may drink to them, we often forget that they aren’t always cheerful songs. But as long as you’ve got a beer in hand, who cares? So lay your hand on the nearest bottle opener and listen to the best five songs about the easiest way to lose your head — drinking.