Music To Grow Beards By: The Beard Playlist

We’re a week into November Beard Month, and I was looking for some music to help coax these whiskers out into the open air. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find a decent beard related playlist out there anywhere. So, what do you do when you can’t find something pre-made? You roll up your sleeves and you make it yourself.

Most of the songs lean toward the heavier side of the scale, but if you’re growing a 70’s, peace-loving beard to nest tiny woodland creatures in, I threw a few tracks for you, too. So, let’s get some cold air on your face and music into those ears, and let’s get those whiskers on the outside where they belong.

All the songs included either mention facial hair or are performed by bands with one or more bearded members. Yes, ZZ Top is in there even though they’re included in every musical beard list ever.

If you have track suggestions, be sure to throw them in the comments, and a full track listing (with explanations) is included below.

Enjoy!


All 66+ Tracks on Beards By Playlist (And Their Explanations)

  1. “A Bid Farewell (Album Version)”
    by Killswitch Engage
    The End Of Heartache
    Reason: Justin Foley (drums) has a beard.
  2. “Ace of Spades”
    by Motorhead
    Ace Of Spades
    Reason:Lemmy Kilmister has a badass pair of friendly chops.
  3. “Aqualung”
    by Jethro Tull
    ‘M.U.’ The Best of Jethro Tull
    Reason: Lyrics refer to an icy beard.
  4. “Attack of the Dungeon Witch”
    by He Is Legend
    Suck Out The Poison
    Reason: Schuylar Croom (vocals) has a beard
  5. “Beard And Wifebeater”
    by Endeavor
    Constructive Semantics
    Reason:Title
  6. “Black Leather Mustache”
    by CABLE
    Last Call
    Reason: Title
  7. “Blood On Our Hands”
    by Death From Above 1979
    You’re A Woman, I’m A Machine
    Reason: Jesse F. Keeler (bass/synth) has a beard
  8. “Bomber”
    by Motorhead
    No Sleep ‘Til Hammersmith
    Reason:Lemmy Kilmister has a badass pair of friendly chops.
  9. “Born With a Beard”
    by Supe & the Sandwiches
    the Springfield Chronicles
    Reason: Title
  10. “Burning Beard”
    by Clutch
    Robot Hive / Exodus
    Reason: DOUBLE WHAMMY! Title + Neil Fallon (vocals) has a badass beard
  11. “By The Beard Of Zeus (Album Version)”
    by Red I Flight
    The Years
    Reason: Title
  12. “Catamaran”
    by Bear Vs. Shark
    Terrorhawk
    Reason: A couple of the band members have beards.
  13. “Crush The Skull”
    by Unleashed
    Shadows In The Deep / Across The Open Sea
    Reason: lyrics mention a beard.
  14. “Crystal Skull”
    by Mastodon
    Blood Mountain
    Reason: Both Brent Hinds (guitar) and Troy Sanders (vocals/bass) have beards.
  15. “Easy Tiger”
    by Every Time I Die
    Gutter Phenomenon
    Reason: Andy Williams (guitar) has a beard
  16. “Family Tradition”
    by Hank Williams, Jr.
    Hank Williams, Jr.’s Greatest Hits
    Reason: Hank has an outlaw beard.
  17. “Fire It Up”
    by Black Label Society
    Radio Single
    Reason: Zakk Wylde has an insane beard.
  18. “Gentle On My Mind”
    by Glen Campbell
    The Very Best Of Glen Campbell
    Reason:lyrics mention a beard
  19. “Granite State Destroyer (Album Version)”
    by Scissorfight
    New Hampshire
    Reason: Ironlung (vocals) has a massive beard and a bald head.
  20. “Hat And Beard (Rudy Van Gelder 24Bit Mastering)”
    by Eric Dolphy
    Out To Lunch (The Rudy Van Gelder Edition)
    Reason: Title
  21. “Have Fun”
    by The Beautiful South
    Blue Is The Colour
    Reason: The lyric “You should grow a beard” is true.
  22. “Heatseeker”
    by Valient Thorr
    Legend Of The World
    Reason: Every member of the band has a massive beard with the exception of Eidan Thorr.
  23. “I Got Mine”
    by The Black Keys
    Attack & Release
    Reason: Dan Auerbach (vocals/guitar) had a beard.
  24. “Holland, 1945”
    by Neutral Milk Hotel
    In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
    Reason:Scott Spillane (horns) has a pretty massive Amish style beard.
  25. “I Know”
    by Barenaked Ladies
    Born on a Pirate Ship
    Reason: Lyrics mention a scary guy with a beard.
  26. “I’d Have to Be Crazy”
    by Willie Nelson
    Willie Nelson’s Greatest Hits (And Some That Will Be)
    Reason:Double WHAMMY! Willie has a beard, and the song lyrics reference a beard
  27. “In Regards to Myself”
    by Underoath
    Define The Great Line
    Reason: Tim McTague (guitar) has a beard
  28. “Jessica”
    by The Allman Brothers Band
    Brothers and Sisters
    Reason: Gregg Allman’s long standing beardedness.
  29. “Kyle From Incantation Has A Mustache”
    by A/C
    I Like It When You Die
    Reason: Well, he does.
  30. “La Grange”
    by ZZ Top
    Armageddon (Soundtrack)
    Reason: Most famous beards in rock.
  31. “Leave The Biker (LP Version)”
    by Fountains of Wayne
    Fountains of Wayne
    Reason:Lyrics mention crumbs in a beard from the seafood special.
  32. “Love My Lips”
    by Veggie Tales
    Veggie Tunes 2
    Reason: In the lyrics, Aunt Ruth had a beard.
  33. “Mambo Sun (Album Version)”
    by T. Rex
    Electric Warrior
    Reason: lyric “I got stars in my beard.”
  34. “March Of The Fire Ants”
    by Mastodon
    Remission
    Reason: Both Brent Hinds (guitar) and Troy Sanders (vocals/bass) have beards.
  35. “Metal Gods”
    by Judas Priest
    British Steel
    Reason: Ian Hill (bass) had a beard. Yes, he did. Look it up.
  36. “Midnight Rider”
    by The Allman Brothers Band
    A Decade Of Hits 1969-1979
    Reason: Gregg Allman’s long standing beardedness.
  37. “Mustache T.V. (Album Version)”
    by Atom And His Package
    Attention! Blah Blah Blah
    Reason: Title
  38. “My Beard”
    by Shel Silverstein
    Where The Sidewalk Ends
    Reason: Title
  39. “Now You’ve Got Something To Die For”
    by Lamb Of God
    Ashes Of The Wake
    Reason: Mark Morton (guitar) has a beard.
  40. “Open Up The Border”
    by Clutch
    Pure Rock Fury
    Reason: Neil Fallon (vocals) has a badass beard
  41. “Overkill”
    by Motorhead
    Overkill
    Reason:Lemmy Kilmister has a badass pair of friendly chops.
  42. “Portobello Road”
    by Cat Stevens
    On The Road To Find Out
    Reason: Lyrics and performer.
  43. “Push It”
    by Static-X
    Wisconsin Death Trip
    Reason: Wayne Static has a beard
  44. “Raining Blood”
    by Slayer
    Reign In Blood
    Reason: Kerry King’s Van Dyke outsizes most beards.
  45. “Razor Burn”
    by Lagwagon
    Hoss
    Reason: Lyrics and Title
  46. “Red in Tooth and Claw”
    by Rosetta
    Wake/Lift
    Reason: Bruce McMurtrie Jr. (drums) is bearded.
  47. “Rezerection”
    by Valient Thorr
    Legend Of The World
    Reason: Every member of the band has a massive beard with the exception of Eidan Thorr.
  48. “Rip Van Winkle (LP Version)”
    by The Devotions
    Doo Wop Classics, Vol. 8
    Reason: Rip Van Winkle had a massive beard.
  49. “Rip Van Winkle”
    by Witch
    Witch
    Reason: Rip Van Winkle had a massive beard.
  50. “Saddle Up”
    by Viking Skull
    Born In Hell
    Reason: Waldie (bass) has a beard.
  51. “Salivation”
    by Burn The Priest
    Burn The Priest
    Reason: Reason: Mark Morton (guitar) has a beard.
  52. “South Of Heaven”
    by Slayer
    South Of Heaven
    Reason: Kerry King’s Van Dyke outsizes most beards.
  53. “Strange Times”
    by The Black Keys
    Attack & Release

    Reason: Dan Auerbach (vocals/guitar) had a beard.

  54. “Take This Oath (Album Version)”
    by Killswitch Engage
    The End Of Heartache
    Reason: Justin Foley (drums) has a beard
  55. “The Birthing”
    by Baroness
    Red Album
    Reason: John Dyer Baizley (vocals) is bearded.
  56. “The Girlie Had A Mustache”
    by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
    And In This Corner…
    Reason: Title and lyrics. Slick Willie style.
  57. “The Gruesome Death of Edward Teach (Album Version)”
    by Scissorfight
    New Hampshire
    Reason: DOUBLE WHAMMY!: Ironlung (vocals) has a huge beard, and Edward Teach is otherwise remembered as Blackbeard.
  58. “The King of the Carrot Flowers Pt. 1”
    by Neutral Milk Hotel
    In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
    Reason: Scott Spillane (horns) has a pretty massive Amish style beard.
  59. “The Lime Green Net”
    by Valient Thorr
    Legend Of The World
    Reason: Every member of the band has a massive beard with the exception of Eidan Thorr.
  60. “The New Black”
    by Every Time I Die
    Gutter Phenomenon
    Reason: Andy Williams (guitar) has a beard.
  61. “The Ripper”
    by Judas Priest
    The Essential Judas Priest
    Reason: Ian Hill (bass) had a beard. Yes, he did. Look it up.
  62. “The Seduction”
    by He Is Legend
    I Am Hollywood
    Reason: Schuylar Croom (vocals) has a beard.
  63. “Thrash Unreal (Album Version)”
    by Against Me!
    New Wave
    Reason: Two band members have beards.
  64. “Turned Inside Out [Reissue] [with intro effect]”
    by Obituary
    The Best Of Obituary
    Reason: Donald Tardy and Trevor Peres both had beards.
  65. “Tush”
    by ZZ Top
    The Best of ZZ Top
    Reason: Most famous beards in rock.
  66. “Waitin’ for the Bus”
    by ZZ Top
    The Best of ZZ Top
    Reason: Most famous beards in rock.
  67. “Warning: Perfect Sideburns Don’t Make You Dangerous”
    by Crime In Stereo
    Explosives and the Will To Use Them
    Reason: Title
  68. “Weird Beard”
    by Fu Manchu
    King of the Road
    Reason: Just an awesome song. Oh and the title. And lyrics.
  69. “Well All Right!”
    by The Hives
    The Black and White album
    Reason: Lyrics mention trying to grow a beard.
  70. “Wishbone”
    by Clutch
    The Elephant Riders
    Reason: Neil Fallon (vocals) is the balls.

22 thoughts on “Music To Grow Beards By: The Beard Playlist

  1. @M: What’s funny is that I had both Brent Hinds and Troy Sanders from Mastodon in my notes and swore I added three of their songs, but they’re not on the list. I added a couple of tracks. Isn’t the only guy from Poison Idea with a beard dead?

  2. Hey man,

    Found you yesterday… you’re pretty hilarious.

    Anyways, pretty sick that you stick KSE as #1… “A Bid Farewell” is a sick song.

    And, of course, no “beard list” would be complete without Zakk Wylde…

    haha

    –Kyle

  3. @Kyle: The list is alphabetical…

    @Doles: Isn’t Kenny Loggins considered a gateway to Michael McDonald? Then where does it end? It seems like we’d wake up in a gutter somewhere with a beard hangover and George Michael playing in the background. Be afraid. Be very afraid.

  4. Love the Beards!! You have forgotten Iron and Wine. Sam Beam’s beard is quite possibly the best beard on a face at the moment.

  5. Hey, sweet man. And I’ve already started for MaBeGroMo, I need all the heads up time I can get to hope it grows in properly! 3 weeks and counting now.

  6. Ok, since you put a couple of country people in there, how about these:

    Kenny Rogers: You Picked a Fine Time To Leave Me Lucille

    Waylon Jennings: I’ve Always Been Crazy

    Merle Haggard: I Think I’ll Just Stay Here and Drink

    Johnny Paycheck: Take This Job and Shove It

    Toby Keith: How Do You Like Me Now?

  7. How about N.I.B. from Black Sabbath’s eponymous debut album?

    Sabbath fans stroked their (bearded) chins, wondering what N.I.B. stood for.

    Turns out it stood for nothing. At the time, drummer Bill Ward sported a pointed beard, which his bandmates decided resembled the NIB of a pen!

    Hope that’s enough of a beard connection! If you haven’t heard the song, go find it. Slammin’!

    A

  8. What about Rob Halford of Judas Priest, Fight, and Rob Halford fame? Come one Jon use your head.
    If you want a real Country outlaw with a beard, how about David Allen Coe, he sings the greatest country song ever, its got everything momma, trucks, getting drunk, trains, prison, and rain all in one!
    I do like the Motorhead!

  9. Dude there is an Australian band called “the beards”. They have two albums “the beards” and “beards, beards, beards”. Classic tracks such as “beards dont kill people, people with beards kill people”, “if your dad doesnt have a beard, you’ve got two mums”, “born with a beard”, “no beard, no good (not enough beards in my neighbourhood)” and “my baby left me for a man without a beard”. Check them shits out on itunes – funniest shit EVER

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