St. Paddy’s Day is a holiday where even if you aren’t Irish, you can be for the day. You can enjoy the corned beef and cabbage, drink and be merry with the best of them. This is no exception for us rockers and headbangers. While the bagpipes, accordions, fiddles, and whistles may not be the key instruments in rock music, there are plenty of rocking tunes that can get you in the spirit of the holiday either directly, or through subtle Irish and St. Paddy’s references within them. Some are much more obvious than others.  We got a little creative using the words most associated with this fine holiday and helped turn it into a playlist of 17 of the most awesome songs to have every leprechaun rocking along! So raise a pint and turn up your speakers and enjoy this St. Patrick’s Day playlist.

Dropkick Murphys – ‘Dirty Glass’

U2 – ‘Sunday Bloody Sunday’

Thin Lizzy – ‘Emerald’

Rolling Stones – ‘She’s a Rainbow’

Tesla – ‘Lady Luck’

Judas Priest – Green Manalishi (With the Two-Pronged Crown)

Flogging Molly – ‘Drunken Lullabies’ 

Rainbow – ‘Catch the Rainbow’

Godsmack – ‘Whiskey Hangover’

Kiss – ‘Hard Luck Woman’

The Rumjacks – ‘An Irish Pub Song’

Hell Yeah – ‘Drink, Drank, Drunk’

Van Halen – ‘Take Your Whiskey Home’

Metallica ‘Whiskey in the Jar’

AC/DC – ‘Have a Drink on Me’

Dio – ‘Rainbow In the Dark’

Cranberries – ‘Zombie’

What rock tunes would make your St. Paddy’s Day playlist? Let us hear about them in the comment section!