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Celebrate St Patrick’s Day with a special playlist – hand picked by our fave Irishman, Niall Horan!


Happy St Paddy’s Day! Kiss us, we’re Irish! Well, okay maybe not but we often wish we were. If you’re looking for a way to celebrate the wonderful country that is Ireland, then we have the perfect playlist for you. What makes it so special? Well, the songs were only picked by Niall Bloody Horan AKA our ultimate favourite Irishman! Check out Nialler’s chosen tracks…

Niall dancing

1. U2: ‘I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For’ / ‘With or Without You’

“You can’t beat a bit of Bono… total legend!”

2. Hoizer: Take Me to Church

“Definitely one of the best songs of the year, his voice is so soulful, and what a Grammys performance!”

3. Damien Rice: ‘I Don’t Want to Change You’

“Amazing singer, songwriter and producer!”

4. James Vincent McMorrow: ‘Higher Love’

“I love this stripped down version, just piano and vocals. So powerful.”

5. Snow Patrol: ‘Chasing Cars’ / ‘Run’ / ‘Open Your Eyes’

One of my favourite bands and a song that really captures a moment. We’re so fortunate that Gary Lightbody has been involved in our journey and written for us (‘Something Great’ on Midnight Memories album).”

6. The Script: ‘Superheroes’ / ‘Hall of Fame’

“Pop rock doesn’t get better than this, catchy as hell!’

7. Thin Lizzy: ‘The Boys Are Back in Town’ 

“What an anthem, twin guitar leads. BOOM!”

8. Kodaline: ‘Honest’ / ‘All I Want’ / ‘High Hopes’

“Always good to listen to when I’m chilling out and being all reflective.”

9. Van Morrison: ‘Brown Eyed Girl’

“Such a sing-a-long tuuuuuuune!!!!!!”

10. The Pogues: Fairytale of New York’ / ‘Love You Till The End’ 

“LOVE These songs.”

11. The Cranberries: ‘Zombie’

“Absolute classic tune.”

12. The Undertones: ‘Teenage Kicks’ / ‘My Perfect Cousin’

“I always loved how they sang about ordinary life and ordinary people.”

13. Boom Town Rats: ‘I Don’t Like Mondays’

“Honoured to have met Bob Geldof, this song is one of his best known and one of my favourites.”

What a playlist. You can listen to it here on iTunes. We’ve got one more song which definitely needs to be added:

What are you doing for St Patrick’s Day? Tweet us @maximumpop and have a great time!

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