It’s shamrock ‘n’ roll time. A raspy brogue, tributes to the homeland and rowdy drinking songs — these are all characteristics of the quintessential St. Patrick’s Day playlist. Funcoast.com readers from all over submitted their favorite tunes, ranging from the traditional and obscure to the more well-known. Some Dropkick Murphys, anyone?
1.) “When Irish Eyes are Smiling” — This song has been covered by Bing Crosby, Connie Francis and Roger Whittaker. It’s a lighthearted tribute to Ireland, written by Chauncey Olcott and George Graff, Jr. and is set to music by Ernie Ball, for Olcott’s production of “The Isle O’ Dreams.” Submitted by Ryan Mahaffey from Toledo.
2.) “Kiss Me, I’m Sh*tfaced” — Dropkick Murphys. Well, that’s pretty straightforward. Submitted by Hayley Vassalle from Sandusky.
3.) “Irish Drinking Song” — Celtic Legends. Submitted by Joshua Hildebrandt from Norwalk.
4.) “Jump Around!” — House of Pain. It’s not traditionally Irish, but it gets you kicking up your heels, doesn’t it? Submitted by Aerial Weatherspoon from Sandusky.
5.) Anything off the “Leprechaun in the Hood” Soundtrack. Quick synopsis, if you’re unfamiliar with this flick: The Leprechaun ends up in inner city Compton, CA. We can say we’re excited about Ice-T playing the role of Mack Daddy, that’s for sure. Submitted by Chad Miller from Sandusky.
6.) “Drunken Lullabies” and “What’s Left of the Flag” — Flogging Molly. Submitted by Evan Amerine from Norwalk.
7.) “If I Should Fall From Grace With God” — The Pogues. Submitted by Ashley Bethard, editor of Funcoast.com.
More of our favorites:
“Sunday Bloody Sunday” — U2
“Caught in a Jar” — Dropkick Murphys
“Streams of Whiskey” — The Pogues
“Fairytale of New York” — The Pogues
“Drunken Sailor” — Great Big Sea
“The Seven Deadly Sins” — Flogging Molly
“Nothing Compares 2 U” — Sinead O’Connor
“C’est La Vie” — B*Witched
“Where the Streets Have No Name” — U2
“9 Crimes” — Damien Rice
Do you have a favorite? Leave us a comment and we'll add it to the list.