15 Irish Songs You Need For This St. Patrick's Day

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 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 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 beer? Than raise a glass with “whiskey in the jar.”

The Blood 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 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 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 Dublin’s most recognized girl group. Here’s to their hit song “C’est la Vie.”

Enya – Book 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 Days.”

Christy Moore – Finnegan’s Wake

There’s a lot whisky and stout drinking going on and a good brawl kicks f near the end.

The Corrs – Breathless

While the song wasn’t well-received at the time, The Corrs stand out today with one 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.

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