At one of the busiest times of the year, Pinosity is here to make your life just that little bit easier – with the perfect playlist for those who like their wine with a song…
1. Red, Red, Wine
“Red, red, wine, you make me feel so fine, you keep me rockin’ all of the time.”
Originally recorded by Neil Diamond, UB40’s late-80s cover of this ‘ultimate wine song’ makes you want to get your heart broken, so you can drown your sorrows with a bottle of the best. And while the lyrics talk of love lost, its laid-back, reggae-style groove, will have you swaying along to the beat, instead of crying into your Pinot.
2. Champagne Supernova
“Some day you will find me caught beneath the landslide. In a champagne supernova, a champagne supernova in the sky.”
Written by Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher, there’s no denying this seven-minute psychedelic anthem was penned under the influence of a little more than just a glass or two of French. While the lyrics may be a little difficult to decipher, just like a good glass of wine, its meaning is ultimately open to interpretation.
3. Lilac Wine
“I drink much more than I ought to drink, because it brings me back you.”
We’re not endorsing drinking to escape life’s misfortunes, but if you’re going to, may we suggest a bottle of Pinot Noir? Jeff’s lyrics tell a story of heartache after losing a lover and taking solace from the wine of a lilac tree. Whether he’s describing the blissful daze of being drunk in love – or just plain drunk – one thing is for sure, it wouldn’t be the perfect playlist without this intoxicating tune.
4. Lady Marmalade
“Hey sistas, soul sistas, betta get that dough sistas. We drink wine with diamonds in the glass. Bottle case the meaning of expensive taste.”
Christina Aguilera recorded this spectacular cover of the 70s classic Lady Marmalade for the Moulin Rouge soundtrack back in 2001 – yep that’s 15 years ago! Joined by Lil’ Kim, Mýa & Pink it could have been the ultimate feminist anthem if it weren’t for the sexually suggestive lyrics asking: “Voulez-vous coucher avec moi (ce soir)?” We could pretend we’re offended, but what kind of ‘soul sista’ would ever pass up drinking wine with diamonds in the glass?
5. Back To Black
“We only said goodbye with words, I died a hundred times. You go back to her and I go back to black.”
Ok, so she’s not singing about wine, but a perfect playlist for Pinot Noir lovers just wouldn’t be complete without the matriarch of indulgence, Ms ‘Wine’ house herself. A member of the 27 Club she lived fast and died young, but in her short time on this earth she left us with some of the most sensual wine drinking songs of a generation, and Back to Black is one of the best!
6. Save Tonight
Eagle Eye Cherry
“Go on and close the curtains, cause all we need is candle light. You and me and a bottle of wine, going to hold you tonight.”
Remember Swedish pop-rocker Eagle Eye Cherry? Who hasn’t bopped along to this classic long distance love tune – starting with a bottle of wine and ending with a goodbye. We’ve all been there, so why not grab a bottle of Pinot and join Eagle Eye as he saves tonight before tomorrow comes to take him away…from the charts.
7. Cheap Wine
“Cheap wine and a three-day growth, cheap wine and a three-day growth. Come-on, come-on, come-one.”
We think you can do better than a bottle of cheap, but it would be un-Australian to miss this classic rock song off of the perfect playlist. Meanwhile, 1980s Jimmy Barnes is alarmingly handsome with a three-day growth.
8. Elderberry Wine
“How can I ever get it together, without a wife in line. To pick the crop and get me hot, on elderberry wine.”
The B-Side tune from his classic single Crocodile Rock, this upbeat, 70s disco tune sees Elton John lamenting the loss of his wife well before he found himself a husband. You can tell he’s not too disappointed – apart from the fact that she was the only person he knew who could make elderberry wine. Our advice? Stick to Pinot Elton!