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    The mix: top 5

    Not that any of us needs motivation to celebrate this Saint Paddy’s Day, but here’s a list of songs to help you break out that Irish jig.


    ‘What’s Left of The Flag’ by Flogging Molly

    “”Walk away, me boys/ walk away, me boys/ by morning we’ll be free/ wipe that golden tear from your mother dear/ and raise what’s left of the flag for me!”” also serves as a good credo to mutter before passing out this St. Patrick’s Day.


    ‘I’m Shipping up to Boston’ by Dropkick Murphys

    Since its cameo in The Departed, this hard rock anthem has become the signature
    song for angry Irish cops everywhere.


    ‘After Hours at McGann’s’ by Gaelic Storm

    This traditional track is for the redhead in all of us. It’s impossible to keep your foot from tapping.


    ‘Jackie Wilson Said’ or ‘Let’s Make This Precious’ by Dexys Midnight Runners

    Sure, you or a friend may want to grab “”Come On Eileen”” for its familiar tune and Kevin Rowland’s admission of impure thoughts. But these songs are more dance-friendly with their swinging beats and the fusion of ska, R&B and Irish folk. You may even get some stepdancing from your friends with these songs.


    ‘Transmetropolitan’ by The Pogues

    The mix of punk and traditional Irish music, along with the detailed lyrics, make you feel as if you’re on a tour of all the places in England and Ireland that Shane MacGowan wants to leave behind.

    5 more Irish favorites

    • The Galway Girl by Sharon Shannon
    • Whiskey in the Jar by The Dubliners
    • Dirty Old Town by The Pogues
    • Irish Drinking Song by Buck-O-Nine
    • Rosie by The Young Dubliners

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