When it comes to your tailgate playlist, you don’t want to play it by ear. You should put as much consideration into your tunes as you do your choice of food and beverages. The right music can make a great tailgate even more awesome, or it can curb the social mood you’re trying to create.
Here are my top 15 songs for a wild and wonderful tailgate. If you’ve ever spent much time in Mario’s Fishbowl, these tunes will sound familiar. What’s on your playlist? Let me know in the comments below or tweet them at me using #tailgateplaylist.
TAKE ME HOME, COUNTRY ROADS – John Denver
MARY JANE’S LAST DANCE – Tom Petter & the Heartbreakers
I LOVE THIS BAR – Toby Keith
PIANO MAN – Billy Joel
GLORY DAYS – Bruce Springsteen
MR. JONES – Counting Crows
YOU DON’T EVEN CALL ME BY MY NAME – David Allen Coe
FAMILY TRADITION – Hank Williams, Jr.
MAMAS, DON’T LET YOUR BABIES GROW UP TO BE COWBOYS – Waylon Jennings with Willie Nelson
BRIGHT SIDE OF THE ROAD – Van Morrison
SUMMER WIND – Frank Sinatra
WAGON WHEEL – Old Crow Medicine
FULSOM PRISON BLUES – Johnny Cash
BORN TO RUN – Bruce Springsteen
SPANISH MOON –Little Feat
This is just one of many tailgating playlists. I’ll be sharing others in future posts.