Top 20 Songs by Irish Rock Bands

Sebastien B, Reporter

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In honor of St. Patrick’s Day coming up later this month, all the great rock music from Ireland is celebrated here in a list of the 20 greatest songs by Irish artists including Van Morrison and U2.

This is not a list of the most popular songs. This is a list of the best Irish songs so this list will not feature The Script or Snow Patrol. The songs are listed in order of how good they are.

 

  1. Into The Mystic (1970) – Van Morrison
  2. Sunday Bloody Sunday (1983)- U2
  3. Whiskey In The Jar (1972) – Thin Lizzy
  4. Teenage Kicks (1978) – The Undertones
  5. Nothing Compares 2 U (1990) – Sinead O’Connor
  6. Fairytale Of New York (1987) – The Pogues
  7. I Don’t Like Mondays (1979) – The Boomtown Rats
  8. Alternative Ulster (1979) – Stiff Little Fingers
  9. Dancing In The Moonlight (1977) – Thin Lizzy
  10. Girl From Mars (1995) – Ash
  11. From Eden (2014) – Hozier
  12. Dreams (1992) – The Cranberries
  13. Alone Again (Naturally) (1972) – Gilbert O’Sullivan
  14. Only Shallow (1991) – My Bloody Valentine
  15. Tupelo Honey (1972) – Van Morrison
  16. Stuck In A Moment You Can’t Get Out Of  (2001) – U2
  17. Dirty Old Town (1985) – The Pogues
  18. My Perfect Cousin (1980) – The Undertones
  19. Here Comes The Night (1965) – Them
  20. Mandinka (1987) – Sinead O’Connor

 

Honorable Mentions:

“Linger” – The Cranberries

“Parisienne Walkaways” – Gary Moore

“Bad”- U2

“Jackie and Wilson” – Hozier

“The Boys Are Back In Town” – Thin Lizzy

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