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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.

    1

    ‘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.

    2

    ‘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.

    3

    ‘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.

    4

    ‘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.

    5

    ‘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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