“What’s the Use of Getting Sober?” is a song by Joe Jackson, released in 1982. The lyrics describe the struggle of a recovering alcoholic who is questioning whether it’s worth the effort to stay sober. The chorus repeats the line “What’s the use of getting sober when you’re gonna get drunk again?” The song was written by Jackson and appeared on his album “Night and Day.” It became a hit single, reaching the top 40 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.