Monday, 15 February, 2016
A glass of wine can become a great inspiration for a song. These are just a few of the artists that have made top hits from the joy of drinking wine. Do you identify with any of them?
This is a song cover, written by Lee Hazlewood and also performed by Nancy Sinatra, the song describes a woman that meets a man and after a date the guy ends up robbing her. A heartbreak that includes a bittersweet drink.
“Strawberries cherries and an angel’s kiss in spring
My summer wine is really made from all these things
Take off your silver spurs and help me pass the time
And I will give to you summer wine
Ohhh-oh summer wine”
A classic blues song, recorded by the musician in 1970, tells of the worst hangover, in one of the darkest but also the most creative periods of Clapton’s career. A lyric that anyone who drinks too much can identify.
“Get up; get your man a bottle of red wine.
Get up; get your man a bottle of red wine.
You hear what I say?
Gonna love you anyway.
Get up; get your man a bottle of red wine”
A b-side from the album “Eleanor puts your boots on” recorded while the band was touring the USA. The song is about an unemployed couple that survive a hot summer where it seems that drinking is all they can do.
“And if you’re smart you’ll put that book back down
You’ll drag me to the floor
Drag me down for more
Drinking wine in the afternoon
The famous song, written by Neil Diamond in 1967, that made a whole generation dance the reggae rhythm during the early ‘80s. The song is about someone who wants to drown their sorrows in a good wine. For sure, you remember how it starts:
“Red, red wine
Goes to my head
Makes me forget that I
Still need her so”
Is the b-side from the song “The importance of being idle” released in 2005, written by Liam Gallagher. A depressive ballad, that starts with a straight question:
“Will you pass me down the wine?
its getting near that time
What you got tomorrow?
Only pain and sorrow”
So, what is you favourite song about wine?