Top Ten Songs To Jam To On St. Patrick’s Day
1. Shipping Up To Boston (Dropkick Murphy’s)
“I’m shipping up to Boston, oh oh oh!”
Everyone knows this tune from the Irish Punk Rock Band and they’ll be screaming the lyrics aross the pub!
2. Beer, Beer, Beer (The Clancy Brothers)
“Beer, Beer, Beer Tidily Beer, Beer, Beer”
While Charlie Mopps may be a myth of dubious proportions this fun song’s easy to remember chorus is always crowd pleaser.
3. Whiskey in the Jar (The Dubliners, Thin Lizzy, Metallica, and others)
“Whack For the Daddy ‘Ol , There’s Whiskey in the Jar”
Probably the most famous of all Irish folk songs and done in so many styles. You should be able to find a version that will fit any mood. Don’t worry, it’s all good.
4. Finnegan’s Wake (Dropkick Murphys)
“Woman to Woman and Man to Man. Shillelagh Law Was All the Rage”
While it’s an Irish folk song I love the Murphs version of it with the blending of traditional with the energy of punk.
5. Fairytale of New York (The Pogues with Kristy MacColl)
“You’re a Bum, You’re a Punk.”
I know, I know this is usually considered a Christmas song but this beautifully bitter sweet song about 2 lovers in the clutches of alcoholism and drug addiction. This song is so full of humor, joy, and heart break.
6. Seven Deadly Sins (Flogging Molly)
“We’re Seven Drunken Pirates; we’re The Seven Deadly Sins”
A modern sea shanty that was dedicated to Joe Strummer and a damn fun song to boot.
7. Irish Drinking Song (Buck O Nine)
“And Mary McGregor, Well She Was a Pretty…”
It’s been called “Drink and Fight”. It’s been credited by Dropkick Murphys, Flogging Molly, and The Bouncing Souls, but this ska band from San Diego is the guilty party.
8. Down to the Old Pub Instead (Steven Lynch)
“She’ll Retain Her Water, Her Breast Will Be Tender, and Every Third Word That You Say Will Offend Her”
A great alternative for that time of the month.
9. The Unicorn Song (The Irish Rovers)
“The loveliest of all was the unicorn”
A song about a green aligators and long neck geese and… a unicorn. I have never seen a pub light up with basically a childrens song.
10. Worst Day since Yesterday (Flogging Molly)
“Hell Says Hello, Well it’s Time I Should Go”
Mixing Irish folk with Country and Blues makes this a great sing a long when you got a couple under your belt
Well, that’s it. I hope everyone has a great St Patrick’s Day and drown yourself in green beer!
In closing I want to leave you with an Irish toast.
“Here’s to a long life and a merry one.
A quick death and a easy one.
A pretty girl and a honest one.
A cold pint… and another one.”