Kiss me, I’m Irish! At least that’s what I’ll be telling any dapper looking dude this St. Patrick’s Day. It’s the one time of the year when the colour green doesn’t offend me and it’s politically correct to pretend to be from another country. Celebrate the man who drove all the snakes from Ireland with this playlist and get into some serious craic.
1) Green Garden – Laura Mvula
This is the holiday celebrating all things green, so why not start the day off right with a song that has green right in the title? Laura Mvula sings about enjoying a garden and the great outdoors which should please anyone thinking about good ol’ Ireland today.
2) Shots – LMFAO ft. Lil Jon
But lets not forget what St. Paddy’s Day (not Patty’s. Get it right, people!) is really about. Drinking copious amounts of (green) alcohol until you do something dumb/can’t see straight/fall over. Normally drinking this much shouldn’t be advocated, but when in Ireland (everywhere is Ireland today!) one must do as the Irish do.
3) Pour It Up – Rihanna
Continuing on the drinking vain we have this song off Rihanna’s latest album. This song brings images of those who want to go out for St. Paddy’s, but don’t want to go to the local pub and/or watering hole. If you’re looking for a classier scene for your night of drinking, this song is for you (also if you have “gold all up in your grill”).
4) Some Nights – fun.
I’m really not a fan of this band (their unnecessary use of punctuation really grinds my gears) but when I found out I had to make a playlist for St. Patrick’s Day this song sprung to mind immediately. I don’t go out very much (read: at all) but if I was going out to join the green Guinness brigade this song would be my anthem. Some nights you just have to go out and have a great time, even if it means you must be subjected to the music of fun. . (see how annoying that period is!)
5) Aaron’s Party (Come Get It) – Aaron Carter
Yes, I know this song is 13 years old (and terrible) but because I am mentally still 8 years old I associate it with “partying hard.” And, in my defense, the party in this video looks completely awesome; if I got invited today, at age 20, I would totally be there. So from the left to the right make noise, because it’s St. Patrick’s Day and we’re “getting down” tonight.
P.S. I was disturbed to learn that I still know every single word of this song.
6) Loft Music – The Weeknd
Not everybody wants to go out for St. Patrick’s Day. Transit is crowded, most people around you are intoxicated, and there’s always the chance that you may step in some green coloured puke. Maybe you want to celebrate but you want to stay home. That’s perfectly fine because The Weeknd has this song advocating just that. Kick back with this song and a pint or three and celebrate in comfort.
7) Blame It – Jaime Foxx ft. T-Pain
St. Patrick’s Day is probably the day of the year that people are able to get away with the greatest acts of douchebaggery because everyone assumes (probably correctly) that they are drunk. So if you end up in a somewhat sticky situation this weekend, just start playing this song in your defense and hope whatever authorities you are trying to placate will except “the Henny” as an excuse (and if you can explain what Ron Howard is doing in this video please send me a message on Twitter)
8) Too Much Brandy – The Streets
Like your first glass of green beer, all great things must come to an end. If it’s the end of the night and everything is spinning, it may be time to go home. You had a great night (which you probably won’t remember) but it’s time to pack it in, and maybe take a day of rest. Your liver will thank you.