If you love to get your drink on, then you're going to need the 10 best drunk Irish songs. Whether they are traditional or modern, these songs inspire people everywhere to stop what they're doing and drain whatever pint or shot that happens to be in front of them. If you're tired of hearing the same top 40 tunes everywhere you go, be sure to play these best drunk Irish songs the next time you're out with your friends.
- "Whiskey In A Jar," by The Dubliners. This is easily one of the best drunk Irish songs ever, combining the best traditional sounds and messages with a modern twist. It's equal parts somber and raucous, while being hilarious and haunting at the same time. It's been covered by a variety of bands the years over, including Thin Lizzy and Metallica.
- "KIss Me, I'm Sh*tfaced" by The Dropkick Murphys. One of the funniest yet most tragic drunk Irish songs on this list. We've all felt like that guy who could do anything, say anything, and bed every girl at the party, even though in reality we were just desperate and out of shape.
- "The Blarney Stone," by Ween. This song inspires us all to stomp our feet and slam our glasses into the table, It's vocals are as harsh as the guitar riffs, and each line of lyrics hits you like a shot of Jameson.
- "Shipping Up To Boston," by The Dropkick Murphys. The title song to the Scorsese epic "The Departed" and the unofficial theme for the titular city, this is one of the hardest hitting drunk Irish songs out there. This tune, with its thumping beats and thrashing chords, just makes you want to smash a bar stool over someone's head.
- "Paint The Town Red," by The Mahones. More so than any other song on this list, this song is the perfect anthem for the actual act of going out for a night on the town. If you and your boys need something to get you pumped up, be sure to try this drunk Irish song.
- "Seven Deadly Sins," by Flogging Molly. If you're looking for great drunk Irish songs, you can pretty much count on Flogging Molly's entire repertoire. This song in particular is one of their best, combining everything we love about the Irish drinking culture with a little bit of sea-faring romanticism. When you want to feel like a swashbuckler and a Dubliner in the same night, play this track.
- "Goin' Up," by Great Big Sea. This song is a little mellower than the other ones on this list, but that is not a shortcoming by any means. With it's sweet melody, you'd think that it doesn't fit the criteria of being one of these songs, yet it manages to set the mood perfectly.
- "Irish Drinking Song," by Buck O Nine. With a chorus of, "And we'll drink and drink and drink and drink and fight," how can it not be one of the best drunk Irish songs. A tune that embraces the very spirit of getting rowdy in a pub, this has been covered by some of the greats in Celtic rock, including the Dropkick Murphys and Flogging Molly.
- "Down to The Old Pub Instead," by Steve Lynch. One of the reasons that men drink is to get escape from the mrs. at home. This drunk Irish song is a testament to that feeling with its hilarious lyrics and crowd-pleasing melody.
- "Another Irish Drinking Song," by Da Vinci's Notebook. While technically not a real drunk Irish song, this is easily one of the funniest tunes that pokes fun of the mold on a whole. The group takes a lot of the central themes represented in the other songs on this list and lampoons them.
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