True Parrotheads Will Rank These Jimmy Buffet Songs Right Now!

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You're gonna want to sit by the pool and grab a beer (or two) for this one! Picture this-- your favorite Jimmy Buffet song is playing and you don't have a care in the world, besides maybe which drink to order next. Which song would it be?

Buffet's music portrays the laid-back island escape that his Parrothead's can only dream of. It might not be reality, but it feels pretty darn close.

Buffet has created a cultural movement that began in the '70s and lives on to this day. He owns the Margaritaville Cafe restaurant chain and co-developed the Cheeseburger in Paradise restaurant chain. Buffet's legacy lives on in much more than just his music. Vote for your favorite Jimmy Buffet songs here, and go ahead and see how many Parrothead's agree!


"Volcano" was first released on Buffett's 1979 album by the same title. The song was named after the then-dormant Soufrière Hills volcano. It's located on the island of Montserrat in the British West Indies, where Buffett recorded the album.

Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes

"Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes" was first released in 1977 on the album with same title. It's pretty popular with his Parrothead's and has been played at most of his live concerts.

He Went To Paris

Although "He Went to Paris" never placed on the charts, it became one of Buffet's most popular songs. He wrote the song about musician Eddie Balchowsky, a one-armed Spanish Civil War veteran he met while playing in Chicago.

A Pirate Looks At Forty

"A Pirate Looks At Forty" tells the tale of a modern-day, washed-up drug smuggler as he looks back on the first 40 years of his life. Buffet first released the track on his 1974 album, "A1A".

Boat Drinks

"Boat Drinks" was written in 1979 while Buffet was homesick in Boston. Although it's not a single, it happens to be one of his most popular songs, frequently played in concert and on the radio.

Come Monday

Buffet wrote "Come Monday" as a song to his wife while he was on tour. It was first released on his 1974 album Living & Dying in ¾ Time.

Pencil Thin Mustache

"Pencil Thin Mustache" is a nostalgic look by Buffet back on the popular culture of his childhood. Buffet refers to a number of people, film characters, and products during this period, in what he makes seem like simpler days. It was first released on his 1974 album Living & Dying in ¾ Time.

Why Don't We Get Drunk

"Why Do We Get Drunk" is Buffet's parody of a standard country music love song. The song has been a fan favorite since it was released as the first single from his 1973 album A White Sport Coat and a Pink Crustacean.

Son Of A Son Of A Sailor

"Son of a Son of a Sailor" is the opening track of Buffet's 1978 album of the same name. The song as always been a fan favorite, but it didn't become a concert staple until 2005.

Cheeseburger In Paradise

Buffet's signature song, "Cheeseburger in Paradise" appeared on his 1978 album Son of a Son of a Sailor and was also released as a single. It was selected as the first track on his greatest hits album Songs You Know by Heart.

It's Five O'Clock Somewhere

Jimmy Buffet and Alan Jackson's famous track "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere" reminds us that there's never a bad time to have a drink. It won the Country Music Association (CMA) Award for Vocal Event of the Year in 2003.


"Margaritaville" was released on Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes in 1977. The song has been inducted into the 2016 Grammy Hall of Fame for its cultural and historic significance. The laid-back tropical theme of the song still resonates with listeners to this day.