From Dropkick Murphys to U2, here's the essential Irish songs that you need for St. Patrick's Day this weekend. Update your Spotify and Apple Music playlists to get your St. Paddy's Day into gear here.
While it's easy to find all of the traditional Irish jigs on YouTube, these are the songs that have been playlisted over and over again.
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Best St. Patrick's Day Songs
Dropkick Murphys – I'm Shipping Up To Boston
“I'm Shipping Up To Boston” is one of the classic Irish songs for St. Patrick's Day. Just put this song on repeat all day, we won't be mad.
Flogging Molly – Drunken Lullabies
If there's ever been a song that you'd want to start a bar fight to, this is your song.
The Dubliners – Whiskey in the Jar
Not really a fan of beer? Than raise a glass with “whiskey in the jar.”
The Blood of Cuchulainn (Boondock Saints Theme)
A classic movie and an even more classic theme song.
The Rumjacks – An Irish Pub Song
The Australian band pulls through with one of the best Irish songs to listen to.
U2 – Sunday Bloody Sunday
Is it even possible to celebrate St. Patrick's Day without playing some U2? We don't think so.
House of Pain – Jump Around
While you wouldn't really associate “Jump Around” with St. Patrick's Day, the music video was filmed during the 1992 New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade.
The Chieftains – The Morning Dew
Before U2, there were The Chieftains and “The Morning Dew” was a jam.
The Pogues – Dirty Old Town
The Pogues are an Irish punk band and are mix between the Sex Pistols and a fiddler.
B*Witched – C'est la Vie
B*Witched may very well be one of Dublin's most recognized girl group. Here's to their hit song “C'est la Vie.”
Enya – Book of Days
While this isn't necessarily one to bump at a bar, there's no better Irish song to relax a little bit than Enya‘s “Book of Days.”
Christy Moore – Finnegan's Wake
There's a lot of whisky and stout drinking going on and a good brawl kicks off near the end.
The Corrs – Breathless
While the song wasn't well-received at the time, The Corrs stand out today with one of the best songs for St. Patrick's Day.
Saw Doctors – I Useta Lover
The Saw Doctors' “I Useta Lover” used to be huge in Ireland and you know what, it's still great today.
The Cranberries – Dreams
The quintessential Irish rocker Dolores O'Riordan is one for the records. We'll miss her following her death in January.
Photo via YouTube / The Rumjacks