The 101 Best Songs You Hear at a Bar at 2 a.m.

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Everyone knows the best songs don’t come on at the bar until after 2 a.m. Everyone’s hammered, looking for someone to take home, and ready to sing at the top of their lungs. It’s also the time when mid-way through “Glory Days,” you say to yourself in a drunken slur, “Man, I really wish I had all these songs on my iPod.”

We’re sure we left off some of your favorites. But here are ours.

  1. “Living on a Prayer” — Bon Jovi
  2. “Welcome to the Jungle” — Guns N’ Roses
  3. “Josie” — The Outfield
  4. “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” — Joan Jett
  5. “Jessie’s Girl” — Rick Springfield
  6. “Sweet Caroline” — Neil Diamond
  7. “Piano Man” — Billy Joel
  8. “Empire State of Mind” — Jay-Z
  9. “Let’s Get It Started” — Black Eyed Peas
  10. “Any Way You Want It” — Journey
  11. “Rock You Like a Hurricane” — Scorpions
  12. “I’ll be Missing You” — Puff Daddy
  13. “Freebird” — Lynyrd Skynyrd
  14. “Party in the USA” — Miley Cyrus
  15. “Billie Jean” — Michael Jackson
  16. “Mr. Jones” — Counting Crows
  17. “You Can Call Me Al” — Paul Simon
  18. “Sunglasses at Night” — TIGA
  19. “Sweet Child O’Mine” — Guns N’ Roses
  20. “Glory Days” — Bruce Springsteen
  21. “We Are the Champions” — Queen
  22. “Mr. Brightside” — The Killers
  23. “Free Falling” — Tom Petty
  24. “Heat of the Moment” — Asia
  25. “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” — Cyndi Lauper
  26. “I Want to Dance with Somebody” — Whitney Houston
  27. “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” — Pat Benatar
  28. “Beautiful Day” — U2
  29. “99 Red Balloons” — NENA
  30. “Take Me Home Tonight” — Eddie Money
  31. “Bohemian Rhapsody” — Queen
  32. “Sweet Home Alabama” — Lynyrd Skynyrd
  33. “ABC” — Jackson 5
  34. “I Gotta Feeling” — Black Eyed Peas
  35. “Hotel California” — The Eagles
  36. “Forever” — Chris Brown
  37. “You Shook Me All Night Long” — AC/DC
  38. “She Will Be Loved” — Maroon 5
  39. “California Girls” — David Lee Roth
  40. “Rude Boy” — Rihanna
  41. “Shots” — LMFAO
  42. “Tik Tok” — Ke$ha
  43. “OMG” — Usher
  44. “Peaches ‘n’ Cream” — 112
  45. “Airplanes” — B.o.B.
  46. “Semi-Charmed Life” — Third Eye Blind
  47. “Party Up” — DMX
  48. “Hey Jealousy” — Gin Blossoms
  49. “Chasing Cars” — Snow Patrol
  50. “Born in the USA” — Bruce Springsteen
  51. “Use Somebody” — Kings of Leon
  52. “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” — Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwoʻole
  53. “Viva La Vida” — Coldplay
  54. “Grace Kelly” — Mika
  55. “All the Single Ladies” — Beyonce
  56. “All the Small Things” — Blink 182
  57. “Jeremy” — Pearl Jam
  58. “Sunday Bloody Sunday” — U2
  59. “I’m Yours” — Jason Mraz
  60. “Sweet Emotion” — Aerosmith
  61. “Just Dance” — Lady Gaga
  62. “Let my Love Open the Door” — Pete Townshend
  63. “Never Let You Go” — Third Eye Blind
  64. “Don’t Cha” — Pussy Cat Dolls
  65. “Ring of Fire” — Johnny Cash
  66. “Damaged” — Danity Kane
  67. “Sexy Chick” — David Guetta ft. Akon
  68. “Love Story” — Taylor Swift
  69. “Somewhere Only We Know” — Keane
  70. “Teenage Wasteland” — The Who
  71. “Got My Mind Set on You” — George Harrison
  72. “Sex is on Fire” — Kings of Leon
  73. “Yeah” — Usher
  74. “Dancing in the Dark” — Bruce Springsteen
  75. “Juicy” — Notorious B.I.G.
  76. “Cotton Eyed Joe” — Rednex
  77. “Faith” — George Michael
  78. “Blame it on the Alcahol” — Jamie Fox
  79. “Heart” — Alone
  80. “Brown-Eyed Girl” — Van Morrisson
  81. “Country Roads” — John Denver
  82. “Here I Go Again” — Whitesnake
  83. “Apple Bottom Jeans” – TPain
  84. “All Summer Long” — Kid Rock
  85. “Gin & Juice” — Snoop Dogg
  86. “Ignition” — R. Kelly
  87. “Shout” — Tears for Fears
  88. “The Thong Song” — Cisco
  89. “Somebody to Love” — Queen
  90. “Say It Ain’t So” — Weezer
  91. “Please Don’t Stop the Music” — Rihanna
  92. “Kissed a Girl” — Katy Perry
  93. “Mo Money Mo Problems” — Notorious B.I.G.
  94. “Vertigo” — U2
  95. “Crazy Bitch” — Buckcherry
  96. “Are You Gonna Be My Girl” — Jet
  97. “Fight for Your Right to Party” — Beastie Boys
  98. “Hey! Baby” — Bruce Channel
  99. “Ants Marching” — Dave Matthews Band
  100. “Closing Time” — Semisonic
  101. “Don’t Stop Believing” — Journey

Feel free to add your own.

This is America, after all.


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