From Captain Jack Sparrow’s goblet in the movies to Captain Morgan’s Distillery in St Croix, rum is the leader in preferred spirits worldwide. In the US alone, rum makes up 9.4% of alcohol sales, and because the liquid is flowing, smiles are a bit brighter.
Whether you are on a pirate’s hip ship, enjoying a tropical vacation, or simply savoring coconut spice with your friends, here are 5 country songs that pair perfectly with the sugar-based elixir.
Happy National Rum Day!
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1- Rum by Brothers Osborne
"Let's put our hearts together
Two parts love and a pinch of good weather
And top it all off with the sun
Andmix it with rum, mmm, mmm, mm, mm"
2 - Rum Is The Reason by Toby Keith
"I ain’t getting much done but I’m having fun sailing on the deep blue sea
My whole body goes numb from a bottle of dark rum and the sun sinking down on me
My catch of the day is a tall Cuba Libra chased down with a 12 oz curl
Yeah, rum is the reason I guess...
Hey, rum is the reason pirates never ruled the world"
3 - Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes by Jimmy Buffett
"I didn't ponder the question too long;
I was hungry and went out for a bite.
Ran into a chum with a bottle of rum,
and we wound up drinkin' all night."
4 - Old Blue Chair by Kenny Chesney
"That chair was my bed one New Year's night
When I passed out from too much Malibu and Diet
And I woke up to a hundred mosquito bites, I swear
Got 'em all sittin' right there in that old blue chair"
5 - Castaway by Zac Brown Band
"Pour me another one
Make it a strong one
We're gonna have some fun tonight
Just like the other one
Make it a double rum
We're gonna castaway tonight"