The New Generation of St. Patrick's Day Songs

Drew StogaContributor

Happy St. Patrick's Day! OK, we know that we're getting a little ahead of ourselves - technically Saint Patrick's Day isn't until Saturday but we're ready to party now! Even if you're not quite in the mood to start drinking green beer, we thought it was a good time to deliver our annual St. Patrick's Day playlist. There are, of course, a countless number of classic St. Patrick's Day songs out there but this year we thought we'd make a list of some our favorite 'new' Irish songs. And let's be clear here, by 'new' we just mean recorded in the last couple decades. Don't worry, none of these tunes come from the Justin Bieber generation. Without further ado, pour yourself a pint and crank up the volume on these rollicking St. Patrick's Day songs. Cheers everyone!

1. Molly Malone - The Dubliners

2. Drunken Lullabies - Flogging Molly

3. When Irish Eyes Are Smiling - The Irish Tenors

4.  Song for Ireland - Mary Black

5. Danny Boy - Johnny Cash