This is not a music video list thread
So youtubed Zombie a few days ago for a listen and saw that the music video has over 750 million views!! It's a great song and all but that seems.. excessive. Now I'm on my phone so I can't check how many of those views came after poor Dolores's passing but it got me thinking, what is the greatest irish song ever? Now I'm not asking for personal favourites, but more a song almost everyone could agree on, young and old, and not just the cool kids
Sunday Bloody Sunday (live)? Come Out Ye Black and Tans? Maniac 2000? Aon Focal Eile? River dance ending song?
Without thinking much I'd consider With or Without You and Sunday Bloody Sunday from U2 to be up there. I'd also throw Cannonball from Damien Rice in there.
How about 'The Curragh of Kildare', sung by one of the most under-rated music groups in the last few decades, and one which totally blew their potential. I think Christy Moore is better-known for his version of this track, but I prefer the Johnston's one.
The band had a pretty tragic ending. Adrienne Johnston, one of the singers, died after a fall that is suspected to have been murder/ manslaughter.
I have a personal reason to be fond of this song as it was sung at my Dad's funeral. If you aren't familiar with the Johnstons but like Irish ballads, I'd strongly recommend looking them up.
We don't need nobody else - Whipping Boy
Hole of the Moon - The Waterboys
Speed to my side - Rollerskate Skinny
I dunno if they even count in the manner the OP wants it, but they do to me.
Sinead O'Connor: This is a rebel song
Quite a few I haven't even heard of, remember I'm not looking for personal favourites, but the consensus greatest.
I'm going to add, Aslan this is
Fairy Tale of New York.
Is it Irish, if it is then it's hands down the greatest most famous 'Irish' song ever!?
Dearg Doom by The Horslips would be up there.