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55 Popular Irish Songs to Add to Your St. Patrick's Day Playlist

Diane Hall


On St. Patrick’s Day, we all deserve some good luck and some good fun. What better way to get the celebration started than with the most popular Irish songs.

We’ve rounded up everything from traditional Irish folk songs written by Luke Kelly and The Dubliners to Irish drinking songs by legendary Celtic musicians like The Clancy Brothers and The Blarney Lads. Among old-timey tracks, you'll also find modern sing-along anthems by the likes of U2, Dropkick Murphies and Great Big Sea. These are the best Irish songs to get everyone in the St. Paddy’s Day mood and celebrate all night long. If you’re hosting a St. Patrick’s Day party, you could even hire a live Celtic bandIrish step dancers or a DJ to cue up the Irish music and take your festivities up a notch. Without further ado, pour yourself a pint and crank up the volume on these rollicking St. Patrick's Day songs.

Here are the most popular Irish songs to add to your St. Patrick’s Day music playlist.

  • I’m Shipping Up To Boston – Dropkick Murphys
  • Beer, Beer, Beer – The Clancy Brothers
  • Whiskey In The Jar – Thin Lizzy
  • Galway Girl – Ed Sheeran
  • An Irish Pub Song – The Rumjacks
  • The Irish Rover – Ronnie Drew
  • The Bonny – Dropkick Murphys
  • Zombie – The Cranberries
  • Song of Ireland – Mary Black
  • Beautiful Day – U2
  • Danny Boy – Johnny Cash
  • Irish Pub Song – The High Kings
  • When Irish Eyes Are Smiling – The Irish Tenors
  • Molly Malone – The Dubliners
  • Drunken Lullabies – Flogging Molly
  • Sally MacLennane – The Pogues
  • The Night Pat Murphy Died – Fiddler’s Green
  • Ordinary Day – Great Big Sea
  • Irish Celebration – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  • Linger – The Cranberries
  • Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrisson
  • Siobhan – The Tossers
  • Dirty Old Town – The Pogues
  • Whiskey Makes Me Crazy – The Tossers
  • Mountain Dew (with Tommy Makem) – The Clancy Brothers
  • Whiskey, You’re The Devil – The Clancy Brothers
  • Irish Rover - The Pogues, The Dubliners
  • The Wild Rover – The Dubliners
  • The Rocky Road To Dublin –The High Kings
  • Johnny, I Hardly Knew You – The Sandsacks
  • My Wild Irish Rose – Luka Bloom
  • Finnegan's Wake – The Dubliners & Ronnie Drew
  • When Irish Eyes Are Smiling – Martin Beal
  • Too Ra Loo Ra Loo Ra (That's an Irish Lullaby) – Ann Breen
  • End Of The World – Great Big Sea
  • Jump Around – House of Pain
  • Sunday Bloody Sunday – U2
  • The Foggy Dew – The Chieftains, Sinéad O'Connor
  • The Rocky Road To Dublin – The High Kings
  • Riverdance – Bill Whelan
  • Try A Little Tenderness – The Commitments
  • If I Should Fall from Grace with God – The Pogues
  • All for Me Grog – The Clancy Brothers
  • Black Velvet Band – The Blarney Lads
  • Crazy World – Aslan
  • N17 – The Saw Doctors
  • Fisherman's Blues – Shaun Davey & The Waterboys
  • Where The Streets Have No Name – U2
  • Galway Girl – The High Kings
  • Finnegan's Wake – Dropkick Murphys
  • Rattlin Bog – The Irish Descendants
  • Amhran Na Bhfiann – The Davitts
  • Row In The Town, A – The Wolf Tones
  • Drunken Sailor – Great Big Sea
  • The Beggarman Jig – The High Kings
  • The Jolly Roving Tar – The Irish Rovers

Listen to our St. Patrick's Day music playlist here.

Now that you have lots of Irish songs to play, check out these brilliant St. Patrick's Day party tips.

Published on 3/12/2020