Nah… you don’t have to be a member of a fire-breathing German industrial metal band to sing-a-long to Oktoberfest choons! Checkout Carlsberg’s recommended liquid melodies below to get into the mood of Oktoberfest!
1.Â Â Â ‘Ein Prosit’ (A Toast) – Artist unknown
A festival favourite, ‘Ein Prosit’ is the shortest German drinking song and the one you’ll hear most often at Oktoberfest.
2.Â Â Â ‘The HofbrÃ¤uhaus-Lied’ (HofbrÃ¤uhaus Song) – Wilhelm “Wiga” Gabriel
A classic of the German oom-pah form and a principal ode to Munich’s famed beer hall. We dare you to sing along.
3.Â Â Â ‘Bayern, des samma mir ‘ (Bavaria, that’s what we are) – Haindling
An ode to Bavaria and its beer. The song became a YouTube hit when a clip of Berlin death-metal rockers Rammstein was overlaid with the music to Bayern. Rammstein liked it so much they now play their own version of the song at some of their concerts.
4.Â Â Â ‘I Will Survive’ – Gloria Gaynor
Not all drinking songs at Oktoberfest are German songs. This one’s apparently a crowd favourite. Strange… but quite apt.
5.Â Â Â ‘YMCA’ – Village People
Evidence. Nuff’ said.
6.Â Â Â ‘Country Road’ – John Denver
Probably the most popular “adopted” Oktoberfest song. You’d never think an American country song would be such a hit in Germany but hear you go. Line dancing, optional.
7.Â Â Â ‘New York, New York’ – Frank Sinatra
One big city pays homage to another. Most of you would already know this legendary song, so get ready to warble along to this karaoke version.
8.Â Â Â ‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off You’Â (Original song 1967) – Frankie Valli
Used in Carlsberg’s most infamous television commercial. Catchy and fun. It became a sort of theme song for the brand.
9.Â Â Â ‘Carlsberg Theme Song’
The latest theme song from Carlsberg had Managing Director Soren Ravn singing with rapper Caprice at 2011’s Where’s The Party.
10.Â Â Â ‘Blame It’ – Jamie Foxx Ft. T-Pain
Ok. So it’s probably not a drinking song. But we’re sure it’s the soundtrack of A LOT of drunken nights. But saying that, you really shouldn’t blame it on the a-a-a-a-a-alcohol. Drink responsibly, people!