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Here is my list of the Top 10 Country Songs for your Cinco De Mayo Party!

#10: Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett – “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere”

When you think tropical locale and party-time, how do you not think of Jimmy Buffett? Plus, bring Alan Jackson along for the ride and you are sure to have a good time, which is the theme of this song: getting done with work and getting your party on.
#9: Blake Shelton – “Playboys of the Southwestern World”
The lyrics say everything about this single off of Blake Shelton’s album, The Dreamer:

Hey Romeo
Let’s go down to Mexico
Chase senoritas
Drink ourselves silly
Show them Mexican girls
A couple of real hillbillies

Now that's what I'm talking about!
#8: Jimmy Buffett – “Mexico”

It shouldn't be a surprise that Jimmy Buffett has made my list twice so far. Buffett transforms where ever in the world he is, into his own personal beachfront setting. This cover of James Taylor’s tune will hopefully do the same for you. So sit back, relax, close your eyes, and picture the white sands.

#7: Marty Robbins- "El Paso"

On the classic end, Marty Robbins has a few Mexican songs. This song only mentions drinking once, but we know there was more drinking taking place, especially in the songwriting.

A drink he was sharing
With wicked Felina,
The girl that I loved.


#6: George Strait – “Seashores of Old Mexico”

George Strait said it best in Merle Haggard’s original song:

I left, out of Tucson, with no destination in mind.
I was runnin’ from trouble and the jail-term the Judge had in mind.
And the border meant freedom, a new life, romance,
And that’s why I thought I should go,
And start my life over on the seashores of old Mexico.


#5: Tim McGraw – “That’s Why God Made Mexico”
I think we can all agree with Tim in this song, more so in the winter. Here are some lyrics to ponder as you sit at your desk at work and dream about the beaches and the outside:

And that’s why God made Mexico
A place where we can lay low
And the Cuervo goes down nice and slow
And the warm wind blows
That’s why God made Mexico


#4: Joe Nichols – Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off”
Joe Nichols says it all in this song. “This girl” loves to party and the tequila makes her a little bit naughty. Sounds good to me!
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#3: Tracy Byrd – “Ten Rounds With Jose Cuervo”

I had a friend tell me one night that sometimes a night on the town is like a 10 round heavyweight fight against the bottle. You win some, and you lose many. How about your next bout against Jose, Cuervo that is.

#2: Kenny Chesney – “Beer In Mexico”

“Sit right here, and have another beer in Mexico”.

I've never been to Mexico... but I have been to Florida. Even then I wasn't at legal drinking age. Neverthess, according to alot of drinking songs in country music I deffinitely need to. When I do...  I'll grab a bucket of beers, my iPod, a beach chair, and drag it to the ocean’s edge… Close my eyes and jam out to Kenny Chesney.

#1: Toby Keith – “Stays In Mexico”

You may or may not be able to relate to the words of this song by Toby Keith, but I am sure it would not be hard for you to imagine. This is the ultimate party song that can also be taken as fact if you have one too many south of the border. Which, apparently is the popular place for country artists/writers to drink.

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