Fri. Mar 31st, 2023

It’s St. Patrick’s Day, and we’re able to get the celebrations began! We’ve rounded up a number of the largest Irish and Celtic rock bands, with a highlight on their most-viewed music movies to this point.

Whether or not you’re hoping to attach along with your heritage, wish to uncover extra about Eire’s punk rock scene, or are possibly within the temper for a céilí to mark the event, we’ve received you coated. Completely happy St. Patrick’s Day — or, as they are saying in Eire, Lá Fhéile Pádraig sona daoibh!

St. Paddy’s Day Radio takes over The Spectrum (Ch. 28) on March 17

“Don’t Consider A Phrase” — Skinny Lizzy (1976)

With 2.7 million views on YouTube, Skinny Lizzy’s 1976 tune “Don’t Consider A Phrase” surprisingly outperforms their different hit from that 12 months, “The Boys Are Again In City.” Shaped in Dublin in 1969, Skinny Lizzy consisted of members from each side of the Irish border, and frontman Phil Lynott is taken into account one of the profitable Black Irishmen in rock music. So, the group was groundbreaking on a number of fronts, in addition to placing out some killer tracks. Who higher to have fun St. Patrick’s Day with than the boys, proper?

To get a unique tackle a Skinny Lizzy basic, hearken to Vibrant Eyes’ cowl of “Operating Again” over on SiriusXM’s YouTube channel.


“Teenage Kicks” — The Undertones (1978)

The Undertones actually nailed it with their debut single, didn’t they? Launched in 1978, 4 years after the Derry band first received collectively and just one 12 months after they started performing exterior their dwelling metropolis, “Teenage Kicks” has remained common all these years later — racking up 9 million views on-line. Actually, it has endured so nicely that One Route even used the tune for a charity mash-up again in 2013, combining “Teenage Kicks” with Blondie’s “One Manner Or One other.” Written by the band’s rhythm guitarist John O’Neill, the nostalgic pleasure that the tune encapsulates makes it a terrific throwback anthem to hearken to any time of 12 months. Although, we particularly counsel taking part in it loud this St. Patrick’s Day!

For an eclectic mixture of rock, hang around with us at The Loft (Ch. 710).


“Rose Tattoo” — Dropkick Murphys (2012)

Dropkick Murphys are a little bit of a curveball on this listing. The band is definitely American, however singer and bassist Ken Casey is of Irish descent and embraces his roots by Celtic punk music. Of the style mix, Casey stated: “Punk is a form of sing-along music with a rousing power. And Irish music is identical factor.” Finally, should you’re seeking to actually amp up the punk vibe of your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, you may’t go improper with a little bit of Dropkick Murphys. “Rose Tattoo” is their high hit on YouTube with a formidable 178 million views, so get rocking out!

Watch the band carry out their songs “By no means Git Drunk No Extra” and “Two 6’s Upside Down” reside within the SiriusXM studio.


“Zombie” — The Cranberries (1994)

Shaped in Limerick in 1989, The Cranberries would ultimately come to be one of many defining various rock bands of the Nineteen Nineties. Far and away their largest tune with 1.3 billion views, “Zombie” nonetheless hits simply as arduous right this moment because it did again when it was initially launched in 1994. The tune can be a testomony to experimentation and making an attempt one thing new, because it was thought of a slight departure from their ordinary sound. Taking a step away from their extra alt-rock and pop-rock beginnings, “Zombie” was penned to be grungy and uncooked — and it undoubtedly succeeded in that regard.

To hearken to extra bands like The Cranberries, try Alt Nation (Ch. 36).


“Satan’s Dance Flooring” — Flogging Molly (2000)

Previously of the arduous rock bands Katmandu and Fastway, Dublin-born vocalist Dave King helped put Flogging Molly collectively in 1993. Seven studio albums have adopted, and the band has developed a loyal fan base who comply with them wherever — together with the ocean! That’s proper, Flogging Molly hosts annual cruise-and-concert getaways the place you may rock out at sea. A basic Celtic punk observe, “Satan’s Dance Flooring” is the proper high-energy tune to jam to this St. Patrick’s Day, even should you’re not out on the ocean. With 28 million views on an audio add of the raucous observe, it’s Flogging Molly’s largest tune up to now. So, we’ve included a killer reside efficiency of it beneath. Are you able to swing somewhat extra? Hit play!

For extra Flogging Molly, watch their reside efficiency of “Don’t Shut ‘Em Down” at SiriusXM.


“Stunning Day” — U2 (2000)

How may we presumably not embody U2 on this listing? They’re one of many largest Irish rock bands on this planet! Shaped in Dublin in 1976, U2 has had a large profession with 22 GRAMMY wins to their identify. Over time, “Stunning Day” has confirmed itself to be their hottest tune with 177 million views on YouTube. We are able to verify that should you hearken to this legendary anthem on repeat, you’ll make sure to have a Stunning (St. Patrick’s) Day!

Take a look at U2 X-Radio (Ch. 32) for extra of the band’s discography!

Preserve the festivities going with all of the St. Patrick’s Day playlists and pop-up channels out there on SiriusXM!

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