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The Only 'Barmageddon' Spotify Playlist You'll Need To Party Like Blake Shelton
From Americana classics to modern country to ... "Hollaback Girl"? We've got your "Barmageddon" party playlist on lock.
When "Barmageddon" premieres tonight on USA Network, viewers are guaranteed a rockin' good time. And while the bar games, celebrity guests, and, of course, the drinks are all a huge part of that, no good bar hang is complete without equally good music. Luckily, we here at USA Insider have the inside scoop on the songs that keep "Barmageddon" host Blake Shelton — country star, television personality, and co-owner of "Barmageddon" home base Ole Red — partying all night long.
After all, who are you going to trust more with your kickback vibes than a modern king of country music?
Of course, we've gotta start out strong with the "Barmageddon" theme song, which Shelton revealed to USA Insider was written by musical icon Jimmy Buffett.
"I figured Jimmy Buffett can pull this off if anybody in the world can. It's got to be Jimmy Buffett ... it ends up being perfect. I mean, it really is actually just a good, fun song. It gets stuck in your head, and I mean, who else can say that Jimmy Buffett wrote the theme song for the TV show?" Shelton said.
As for the rest of the playlist, it's an eclectic mix of good-old Americana ("Family Tradition" by Hank Williams, Jr., "Glory Days" by Bruce Springsteen, and "My Life" by Billy Joel) and modern country classics ("Boys 'Round Here" by Blake Shelton and Pistol Annies, "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk" by Trace Adkins) — the exact music you want to be listening to when throwing back a few rounds with friends and crushing bar games. Sure, there are a couple outliers (hello, "Hollaback Girl" by Gwen Stefani), but there's a method behind the madness; for example, Gwen is both a celebrity guest on the series and Blake's wife.
In each episode of "Barmageddon," two celebrities play a unique set of five games in the bar to win a much-needed prize for a viral Internet sensation each has chosen to support. Plucked from obscurity following their epic misadventures on the Internet, these now-infamous stars find themselves at Ole Red hoping to be redeemed. The competition heats up when the losing rival of each round has a chance to even the score by spinning the Wheel of Redemption, a risky move with hilarious consequences. Ultimately, the winning team takes home a prize while the losing celebrity must accept the shame of defeat. But this is "Barmageddon" — even if they do not win, at least they had fun trying.
And they'll have listened to some bomb music in the meantime. An all-around win-win if you ask us.
Check out "Barmageddon" when new episodes air Mondays at 11 p.m. ET/PT on USA Network.