Pop Shots – Hangover Cure Music

Welcome to your weekly dose of pop world musings. Covering all things pop culture, with holiday parties being in full swing, and New Year’s Eve coming up, overindulgence is at its typical end of the year high, so with that in mind, for this week’s column I’ve created a playlist of ten songs that represent some of the most popular cures for hangovers.

Do all of the hangover cures work? Heck if I know, I found them in articles on the internet. What I can guarantee is that you’ll want to crank up quite a few of these songs … unless you’re currently hungover, in which case keep the volume at a reasonable level.

So let’s get into this playlist of hangover cure music! Of course, since this is Pop Shots you know everything is seasoned with a little bit of attitude.



I think juice is considered a hangover cure because of the sugars in it, but you may be hungover because of alcohol that has sugar in it, so I’m really not sure how the science works here. Ah, well, as long as it works, right?

A Long Shower


“Hit the showers” is a phrase that doesn’t just apply to athletes who’ve gone all out during a game, it’s also for drinkers who mistakenly went all out at the bar. Feeling groggy? Hit the showers! (sorry for shouting)



Who knew the multivitamin you take every morning could also be your hangover cure? I guess you could also mix one of those packets that give you a bazillion milligrams of Vitamin C. That seems like one way to make the hungover version of you “Smile.”



If you’ve had a few too many drinks you may want to embrace your inner Oprah and love you some bread. Back in college we thought carbs soaked up the alcohol, and while that might not actually be the case (f*cking digestion, how does it work?), it doesn’t hurt to get some food in your system (unless there’s a chance you’ll quickly see it in reverse).



When you’re in physical pain, you pop a couple Advil. A hangover can be some serious pain, so you do the math. This is literally – take two and call me in the morning … err … afternoon.

Take a Nap


If you woke up hungover chances are you both drank too much, and slept too little. Get back into bed, or crash on your couch, and get a good nap in, because “Dreams” aren’t just for guys riding skateboards while drinking cranberry juice.



I think by now everyone knows that drinking Pedialyte, Gatorade, or Powerade will help you get through a hangover. Fun fact – if you drink it before you go to bed it may actually prevent a hangover!



Apparently tea is considered an effective hangover cure. Ya know, I’m starting to sense a trend that drinking basically anything helps to cure a hangover. Could it be that we’re just trying to pee everything out of our system?



OK, now I know it’s just about drinking anything to make us pee, but hey, water is always a good idea. If you combine it with the earlier advice of taking a shower, however, make sure you don’t mistakenly drown yourself! (Hey, you’re hungover, it could happen!)

Hair of the Dog


I’m told this one doesn’t actually work, and drinking more of what made you hungover is actually a horrible idea, but it’s a great excuse to get a Snoop Dogg song in here.

That’s all for this edition of Pop Shots, but come back next Monday for more shots on all things pop.