It’s Friday and it’s St. Patrick’s Day which means time for an Irish themed Friday Five! While we probably won’t be joining the NYC St. Patrick’s Day parade festivities, we’ll just sit here wearing our green, and quietly wish Disney was playing “Luck Of The Irish” on TV tonight. We struggled to pick just five songs to put on this list but we let the 4 leaf clovers to work their magic. Celebrate St. Patrick and bring out your Irish side with these tracks!
NKOTB – “Hanging Tough”
Helloooo!! NKOTB wrote this to be the Boston Celtics theme song and to be Irish, you gotta be hangin’ tough! On tour, the New Kids sample Dropkick Murphys as well for the intro so double yes!
Flogging Molly – “Drunken Lullabies”
As far as Celtic influenced bands go, Flogging Molly is a tried and true classic. If you’re looking for something to get yourself in the spirit of the holiday, these guys are top notch!
Dropkick Murphys – “Shipping Up To Boston”
Whether you realize this song is by Dropkick Murphys or not, you have heard this song and we’re pretty sure you love it as much as we do. NKOTB sample this for the “Hanging Tough” intro on tour, athletes use it as their walk up song, and in numerous commercials. This is the officially unofficial theme song for the city of Boston, MA. We rest our case.
B*Witched – “C’est La Vie”
Arguably one of the most underrated artists from the late 90s and early 2000s, B*Witched are still touring. Currently, they are on tour in Australia with Atomic Kitten and Liberty X. We had a hard time picking between “Rollercoaster” and C’est La Vie” but that’s just life and this is just a classic song!
House Of Pain – “Jump Around”
It’s Friday, and it’s a holiday. Go ahead, jump around. We won’t judge you! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!