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Study Reveals Most Popular Band on Spotify Drinking Songs Playlists

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Which rock band appears more often than any other on Spotify playlists featuring “drinking songs”? That would be none other than AC/DC!Whiskey retailer Flask and Barrel recently analyzed 23,425 Spotify playlists created that referenced drinking or partying in their title and tallied the results for the most popular songs as well as the most popular artists when it came to their association with drinking and partying, and AC/DC came out on top.Raise a Pint to AC/DCIn fact, it was a runaway victory for AC/DC, who at appearing on 4,143 Spotify playlists referencing drinking and partying were over 600 appearances ahead of the runners-up, Queen, at 3,512 playlist appearances.AC/DC also represented well in the 20 most popular rock drinking songs list, snagging five of the Top 20 spots including three of the top four. Heading up the list was “Thunderstruck” which appeared on 521 playlists, followed by “Highway to Hell” at 477. Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Sweet Home Alabama” placed third with 470 playlists, while “Back in Black” turned up on 447 playlists, good enough for fourth. The other AC/DC tracks in the Top 20 were “You Shook Me All Night Long” at No. 8 with 393 playlist inclusions and “T.N.T.,” which placed 18th with 307 playlist inclusions.The full Top 20 of most popular rock drinking songs per the Flask and Barrel study can be viewed below:1. “Thunderstruck” by AC/DC: 521 playlist inclusions2. “Highway to Hell” by AC/DC: 477 playlist inclusions3. “Sweet Home Alabama” by Lynyrd Skynyrd: 470 playlist inclusions4. “Back in Black” by AC/DC: 447 playlist inclusions5. “Hotel California” by the Eagles: 430 playlist inclusions6. “Fortunate Son” by Creedence Clearwater Revival: 411 playlist inclusions7. “Dreams” by Fleetwood Mac: 410 playlist inclusions8. “You Shook Me All Night Long” by AC/DC: 393 playlist inclusions9. “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey: 380 playlist inclusions10. “Africa” by TOTO: 379 playlist inclusions11. “Everlong” by Foo Fighters: 367 playlist inclusions12. “Free Bird” by Lynyrd Skynyrd: 350 playlist inclusions13. “More Than a Feeling” by Boston: 341 playlist inclusions14. “Livin’ on a Prayer” by Bon Jovi: 325 playlist inclusions15. “Can’t Stop” by Red Hot Chili Peppers: 322 playlist inclusions16. “Under the Bridge” by Red Hot Chili Peppers: 313 playlist inclusions17. “Summer of ‘69” by Bryan Adams: 310 playlist inclusions18. “T.N.T.” by AC/DC: 307 playlist inclusions19. “The Chain” by Fleetwood Mac: 303 playlist inclusions20. “Are You Gonna Be My Girl” by Jet: 297 playlist inclusionsWhat Other Rock Bands Turned Up Frequently on Spotify Drinking + Partying Songs Playlists?As previously mentioned, AC/DC and Queen were the top two acts, but the Rolling Stones were hot on Queen’s tail with 3,242 playlist appearances. Red Hot Chili Peppers (2,885 appearances) and Fleetwood Mac (2.864 appearances) rounded out the Top 5.The most modern acts on the list were Green Day at No. 10 (2,332 appearances) and Foo Fighters at No. 15 (1,806 appearances), while Creedence Clearwater Revival was the oldest group on the list, finishing at No. 8 with 2,603 appearances.The full Top 20 can be viewed below.1. AC/DC: 4,143 playlist appearances2. Queen: 3,512 playlist appearances3. The Rolling Stones: 3,242 playlist appearances4. Red Hot Chili Peppers: 2,885 playlist appearances5. Fleetwood Mac: 2,864 playlist appearances6. Nirvana: 2,788 playlist appearances7. Led Zeppelin: 2,713 playlist appearances8. Creedence Clearwater Revival: 2,603 playlist appearances9. Guns N’ Roses: 2,451 playlist appearances10. Green Day: 2,332 playlist appearances11. Lynyrd Skynyrd: 2,225 playlist appearances12. Eagles: 1,980 playlist appearances13. Van Halen: 1,972 playlist appearances14. Bon Jovi: 1,902 playlist appearances15. Foo Fighters: 1,806 playlist appearances16. Aerosmith: 1,780 playlist appearances17. Journey: 1,559 playlist appearances18. Bruce Springsteen: 1,293 playlist appearances19. ZZ Top: 1,229 playlist appearances20. Steve Miller Band: 1,088 playlist appearancesWhat Other Findings Came From the Study?It turns out that hip-hop was the most popular genre for drinking and partying playlists, with 70,249 tracks making the cut. But rock was well represented with Classic Rock finishing second with 41,902 tracks and Indie/Alternative placing 15,629 tracks on playlists, good enough for fifth amongst all genres. Check out the full Flask and Barrel study here.READ MORE: Why Gen Z Drinks Less at Concerts Than Older GenerationsNow that we’ve run through some of the most popular drinking and partying songs, why not raise a pint and rock out with some of these recommendations.The Most Played Song Off Every AC/DC AlbumThe most popular live song off every album by the rock legends.Gallery Credit: Joe DiVitaThe Least Played Song Off Every AC/DC AlbumThere’s quite a few songs AC/DC have only played live one time.Gallery Credit: Joe DiVita

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