The Playlist: The Best of Irish Pop

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With St. Patrick’s Day upon us in March, now is a good time to look at some great pop hits our very own country has produced.


From bubblegum pop queens belting out numbers by hit songwriters to indie-kid friendly classics from some of rock’s biggest names, it’s proof that Ireland certainly punches above it’s pop weight. Stream the playlist in full at


1. Breathless – The Corrs
Cheesy as they were, they’re one of Irish pop’s biggest exports and did I hear someone say they’re back in vogue?
2. Blame It On The Weatherman – B*Witched
Rare serious moment for the denim clad fourpiece.
3. Burn Baby Burn – Ash
Pure power-pop rock perfection.
4. Gotta Tell You – Samantha Mumba
Ireland’s Britney style teen pop moment.
5. Take Me To Church – Hozier
2013’s Irish pop breakout hit, with a video that says it all about Russia.
6. The Great Defector – Bell X1
Charming and catchy.
7. With Or Without You – U2
Groan all you want to, but they’ve too many hits not to get a mention.
8. Linger – The Cranberries
Irish indie-pop rarely sounded better.
9. Mandinka – Sinéad O’Connor
One of many standouts from an incredible career.
10. Teenage Kicks – The Undertones
Cheeky, angst-ridden pop perfection.

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