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.