By Ruth Kinane
March 17, 2017 at 10:00 AM EDT
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These 10 Celtic classics will turn your crew into lords of the dance this St. Paddy’s day — and help minimize the Irish exits.

1. The Cranberries, “Dreams”

If it’s tough to imitate the ethereal vocals on this movie-soundtrack favorite, hold out for the celebratory yodeling at the end instead. You got this.

2. U2, “Sunday Bloody Sunday”

How long must we sing this song? Forever! It’s a fave track from the Emerald Isle’s most famous export. Serious subject matter, catchy chorus.

3. B*Witched, “C’est la Vie”

Put your hands down…and keep them by your side during the dance break halfway through this pop ditty. Get (Irish) jig-gy with it.

4. Sinead O’Connor, “The Emperor’s New Clothes”

Sure, nothing compares to the singer’s lugubrious cover of the Prince-composed hit, but this song is St. Paddy’s Day-ready.

5. Thin Lizzy, “The Boys Are Back in Town”

This dance-floor favorite will inspire even the most reluctant boogier to reunite for a synchronized shakedown.

6. Van Morrison, “Astral Weeks”

A flagging party will be “born again” with these soft strumming guitars.

7. The Irish Rovers, “The Unicorn”

Leprechauns may not be real, but this number says unicorns are. Makes for a magical sing-along after many pints of Guinness.

8. The Pogues, “Fairytale of New York”

Because yell-singing “you scumbag, you maggot” at friends is fun at anytime of the year.

9. The Undertones, “Teenage Kicks”

This punk-pop banger is “hard to beat”!

10. The Boomtown Rats, “I Don’t Like Mondays”

This new-wave rocker unites anyone with a distaste for the start of the week.

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