20 Best Songs About Tequila

By Nico Gonzalez

Tequila is a distilled spirit made from the blue agave plant.  From its origins in Jalisco, Mexico, it has become one of the most popular drinks in the world. Tequila can be drunk neat or on-the-rocks and is often served with salt and lime.  The drink’s popularity has spawned many songs about tequila and here are 20 of them! 


Ten Rounds With Jose Cuervo – Tracy Byrd

Ten Rounds With Jose Cuervo

“Ten Rounds With Jose Cuervo” is a country song by Tracy Byrd that was released in 1993. The song tells the story of a man who is out celebrating his birthday and has too much to drink. He ends up getting into a fight with another man, and the only way to resolve things is to go ten rounds with Jose Cuervo (i.e. fight until one of them is knocked out). Its lyrics are about as explicit as you can get when it comes to tequila.

Mexico, Tequila, And Me – Allan Jackson

Mexico, Tequila And Me

One of the most popular songs about tequila is “Mexico, Tequila, and Me” by Allan Jackson. The song is all about how much Jackson loves tequila and Mexico. In the song, Jackson talks about how he’s been to Mexico many times and how much he loves the people, food, and of course, the tequila! Many songs about tequila mention the country of Mexico, and for good reason – it’s where tequila originates from!

Tequila Again – Brothers Osborne

Brothers Osborne - Tequila Again (Official Audio)

Brothers Osborne’s song “Tequila Again” is all about how much they love the drink. The song is upbeat and fun, making it the perfect party anthem for a night out. Osborne sings about how tequila makes him feel happy, free, and alive. He also mentions that it’s the perfect way to forget about his troubles. If you’re looking for a song to get you pumped up for a night of fun, then “Tequila Again” is definitely for you!

Victoria – Eve 6

“Victoria” by Eve 6 is a song about a girl who is in a relationship with a guy who is abusive. She keeps going back to him, hoping that he will change, but eventually decides to leave him for good. The song is about her journey to finding herself and breaking free from the cycle of abuse. Its lyrics are about how she turns to tequila as an escape and how it helps her find the courage to leave him. 

Stays In Mexico – Toby Keith

Toby Keith - Stays In Mexico

In the song “Stays In Mexico,” Toby Keith sings about how he loves to go to Mexico to drink tequila, but he always ends up staying there. He loves the women and the weather, and he can’t help but party all night long. The song is a fun and catchy one that will have you tapping your toes along to the beat. Its lyrics are about tequila and Mexico, which makes it the perfect song to listen to while sipping on your favorite drink.

Last Name – Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood - Last Name (Official Video)

“Last Name” is Carrie Underwood’s fourth single from her album Carnival Ride. The song was written by Underwood, Hillary Lindsey, and Luke Laird. It was released in the United States on April 21, 2008. “Last Name” is a moderate up-tempo country song about a woman who is in a relationship with a man who is about to get married to someone else. The woman is trying to decide whether or not she should attend the wedding. She decides that she will go, but she will drink alcohol and dance all night so that she won’t remember what happened at the wedding.

Tequila – Dan + Shay

Dan + Shay - Tequila (Official Music Video)

When you think of country music, you may not immediately think of songs about tequila. But if you take a closer look, you’ll find that some of the biggest names in the genre have written about America’s favorite liquor. One of the most recent examples is Dan + Shay’s “Tequila.” The song is about a guy who is trying to forget his ex-girlfriend by drinking tequila. He ends up getting drunk and making a fool of himself, but he doesn’t care because it’s better than thinking about his broken heart.

You and Tequila – Kenny Chesney

Kenny Chesney - You And Tequila ft. Grace Potter (Official Music Video)

There’s just something about tequila that makes everyone feel a little bit better. And who can resist singing along to a song about it? Kenny Chesney’s “You and Tequila” is definitely one of the most popular songs out there that mentions tequila by name. The song is about a man who is struggling to forget his troubles, and the only thing that seems to help is spending time with his old friend, tequila.

Straight Tequila Night – John Anderson

John Anderson - Straight Tequila Night

Straight Tequila Night is a song by American country music artist John Anderson. Released in 1990 as the lead-off single from his album of the same name, the song reached number one on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) chart. The song is a drinking anthem, with lyrics about getting drunk on tequila straight. Its lyrics are about a man who is fed up with his woman and wants to go out drinking with his buddies. 

One Shot – Robin Thicke

Robin Thicke - One Shot ft. Juicy J (Official Audio)

One Shot by Robin Thicke is all about taking one shot of tequila and then feeling the night’s party begin. The song speaks to the power that this one drink can have in getting the night started. Whether you’re out with friends or looking to let loose on your own, One Shot is the perfect song to get you in the mood. Its lyrics are about taking that one shot and then feeling the good times roll.

He Drinks Tequila, She Talks Dirty – Sammy Kershaw and Lorrie Morgan

He Drinks Tequila, She Talks Dirty is a country song written by Sammy Kershaw and Lorrie Morgan. The song was released in 1992 as the lead single from Kershaw’s album, Better Than I Used to Be. The song reached number one on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in 1992. Its lyrics are about a man who drinks tequila because it makes him feel happy and free, and a woman who talks dirty because that’s how she expresses herself.

One Tequila – Darius Rucker

If you’re looking for a song that will have you singing along all night long, look no further than Darius Rucker’s One Tequila. The upbeat country song is all about having a good time and enjoying one of the most popular drinks in the world. Whether you’re out on the town or just hanging with friends, this song is sure to get you in the mood to party. Its lyrics are about as true to life as they come: “One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor.”

Tequila Sunrise – The Eagles

Tequila Sunrise (2013 Remaster)

The Eagles’ song “Tequila Sunrise” is a haunting ballad about the ups and downs of a relationship. The song was written by Don Henley and Glenn Frey and released in 1973. The lyrics are poetic and tell the story of a relationship that is on the rocks. Its lyrics are about a man who is trying to get his ex-lover to forgive him. Some people believe that the song is actually about Henley’s relationship with his father.

Tequila SunRise – Cypress Hill

Cypress Hill featuring Barron Ricks - Tequila Sunrise ft. Barron Ricks

“Tequila Sunrise” is a song by American hip hop group Cypress Hill. It was released in October 1993 as the lead single from their eponymous debut album. The song samples “In the Morning” by English rock band The Zombies.

The song’s lyrics are about getting drunk and high. The song has been praised for its lyrical content, and was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group in 1994.

All the Tequila in Tijuana – Kevin Fowler Band

All The Tequila In Tijuana

When you’re in the mood for a little Tex-Mex country music, there’s nothing like Kevin Fowler’s “All the Tequila in Tijuana.” The song is all about having a good time and enjoying some of the best tequila that Mexico has to offer. If you’re looking for a party song that will have you dancing all night, this is it! Its lyrics are about as catchy as they come: “All the tequila in Tijuana, all the women are beautiful. And I’m feeling like a king tonight. All the tequila in Tijuana, all the Margaritas are sweet. And I’m feeling like I could fly.”

Cheap Tequila – Johnny Winter

Cheap Tequila is a blues song written by Johnny Winter and recorded by Winter in 1969. The song is about a man who is down on his luck and looking for a way to make money. He decides to sell cheap tequila and make a killing. However, he finds out that the tequila is poison and kills all of his customers. Its lyrics are about the dangers of drinking cheap tequila.

On the Tequila – Alanis Morissette

Alanis Morissette - On The Tequila - Flavors Of Entanglement (Deluxe Edition)

Alanis Morissette’s song “On the Tequila” is a great party anthem that speaks to the fun and wild times we had when drinking tequila. The song is upbeat and celebratory, making it the perfect choice for those who want to get their groove on. Whether you’re out on the town or just spending time with friends, “On the Tequila” is sure to get you moving. Its lyrics are about celebrating life and enjoying the moment, something we can all get behind.

Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off – Joe Nicholas

Joe Nichols - Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off (Official Music Video)

“Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off” is a song written by Joe Nicholas and recorded by American country music artist Toby Keith. It was released in February 2002 as the third single from his album Pull My Chain. The song reached number one on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in May 2002.

The song is a ballad in which the male narrator tells of a woman who becomes irresistible when she drinks tequila. The title comes from the fact that “her clothes start falling off.” Nicholas wrote the song with his wife, Connie Harrington.

Everybody Hates Me – The Chainsmokers

The Chainsmokers - Everybody Hates Me (Official Video)

Everybody Hates Me is a song by American DJ duo The Chainsmokers. It was released on March 23, 2018, as the fourth single from their debut studio album, Sick Boy (2018). The song was written by Andrew Taggart, Alex Pall, and Shaun Frank, with production handled by The Chainsmokers.

The song is a downtempo EDM ballad that contains elements of synthpop and trap music. Lyrically, the song speaks about how fame and success have made the protagonist’s life difficult, as he is now constantly surrounded by people who only want to be around him because he is famous.

Jose Cuervo – Shelly West

Shelly West - Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo is a brand of tequila that was first produced in the early 1800s. The tequila is named after a man named Jose Cuervo, who was the first to produce tequila commercially. Shelly West is a country singer who released a song in 1982 called “Jose Cuervo”. The song is about a woman who is lamenting the fact that her man has left her for another woman. She sings about how she’s been replaced by Jose Cuervo and how much she loved him.