Happy St. Patrick's Day! This holiday which also known as Ireland's national day is on 17 March. People around the world go green to celebrate this day, if you're one of them, this is the perfect time to put together a playlist of Irish songs since music is an essential part of any celebration. We're here to offer you the ultimate St. Patrick's Day playlist, packed with the best Irish music and bands from The Cranberries, The Dubliners, and of course, U2 for your ultimate listening pleasure. Let's use this killer playlist to fuel the festivities.
1. The Dubliners & The Pogues - "The Irish Rover"
The Irish Rover is an old Irish classic and has been recorded by numerous artists. It is one of the most popular songs to play on St Patrick's Day and you definitely need to hear this classic.
2.The Rumjacks - "An Irish Pub Song"
The Rumjacks are a Celtic rock/punk band from Sydney, Australia. Their smash hit An Irish Pub Song with over sixty-five million views on YouTube and solidify their popularity status in Irish music.
3. The Dubliners & Metallica - “Whiskey in The Jar”
"Whiskey in a Jar" is one of the most famous traditional Irish vocal ballads, with hundreds of cover versions on iTunes. The Dubliners version is the classic Irish style, but if you want a heavier modern style, there is also has Metallica's version for your St. Patrick's Day listening pleasure.
4. Flogging Molly - "Drunken Lullabies"
Drunken Lullabies by the Irish-American punk band Flogging Molly, released 19 March 2002. It is one of those albums that is truly infectious and has reached # 157 on the Billboard charts.
5. The Cranberries - "Dreams"
"Dreams" is the first single released in 1992, by Irish rock band The Cranberries from their debut studio album Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We? This is one of their signature songs along with "Zombie" and "Linger", and has reached the top 30 on the U.K. charts in early 1994.
6. U2 - "Beautiful Day"
"Beautiful Day" was the first single from U2's 2000 album, All That You Can't Leave Behind. It threw U2 back into the "mainstream sound" in that year and awarded at the 43rd Annual Grammy Awards on February 21, 2001, winning 'Record of the Year', 'Song of the Year'. This is the kind of song that should be on every playlist.
7. The Cranberries - "Linger"
Linger is a song by the Irish rock band The Cranberries, released in 1993. This song along with hits like Zombie and Dreams helped the band rocket to fame in the 1990s. And just like its name, "Linger" indeed does linger around in your mind even after the song ends.
8. B*Witched - "C'est la Vie"
"C'est la Vie" is a debut single and lead single by Irish girl group B*Witched, which was released on their self-titled studio album in 1998. It was an immediate success in that year when 'C'est La Vie' topped the charts in Ireland and the UK.
9. U2 - "With or Without You"
"With or Without You" was released as the lead single from the album "The Joshua Tree", by Irish rock band U2 which formed in 1976 in Dublin, Ireland. This song was the #1 song in 1987 in the Rock & Roll charts and one of the most covered songs of U2, 2nd only to "One".
10. Enya - "Only Time"
"Only Time" is the lead single and third track from Irish singer Enya's 2000 album, A Day Without Rain. It peaked at #1 on the U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart in the Autumn of 2001 and reached number ten on the Billboard Hot 100.
Check out more of the most playlisted St Patrick's Day songs below.
Great Big Sea - "Ordinary Day"
Celtic Woman - "Danny Boy"
The Script - "The Man Who Can't Be Moved"
The Cranberries - "Zombie"
House of Pain - "Jump Around"
Dropkick Murphys - "I'm Shipping Up to Boston"
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis - "Irish Celebration"
Van Morrison - "Brown Eyed Girl"
The Dubliners feat. Ronnie Drew - "Molly Malone"
Dropkick Murphys - "Going Out in Style"
Snow Patrol - "Chasing Cars"
Kodaline - "High Hopes"
U2 - "Where the Streets Have No Name"
Luke Kelly "Song for Ireland"