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Hozier, Picture This and Cranberries Make Bono's List Of Greatest Irish Songs

Mark Linehan
Mark Linehan

2:32 PM - 11 May 2020



No place for Crystal Swing.

The U2 frontman turned 60 recently so he has been in reflective mood.

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Bono described this list of Irish tuneage as the 'Top 40 Irish Songs' playlist.

He has picked his own Top 40 of songs from Irish artists over the last four decades that have been of most influence to him and his career.

Do you agree with this list? How many would make yours?

Horslips - Dearg Doom
Van Morrison - Gloria
Gilbert O'Sullivan - Get Down
Thin Lizzy - Dancing in the Moonlight
The Undertones - Teenage Kicks
Stiff Little Fingers - Alternative Ulster
The Boomtown Rats - Neon Heart
The Radiators - Songs of the Faithful Departed
The Blades - Downmarket
Sinead O'Connor - Nothing Compares 2U
Virgin Prunes- Caucasian Walk
The Golden Horde - Friends In Time
Ash - Shining Light
Aslan - This Is (Live at Vicar Street 1999)
Something Happens - Hello Hello Hello Hello Hello
The Pogues - A Rainy Night in Soho
Clannad - Theme from Harry's Game
Christy Moore - North and South of the River
The Dubliners - Springhill Mining Disaster
The Cranberries - Linger
Republic of Loose - Comeback Girl
Glen Hansard & Market Irglova - Falling Slowly
Hothouse Flowers - Love Don't Work This Way
Andrea Corr - Time Enough for Tears
Damien Rice - I Don't Want to Change You
Hozier - Take Me to Church
Dermot Kennedy - Outnumbered
Snow Patrol - Run
SOAK - Everybody Loves You
Sorcha Richardson - Ruin Your Night
Fontaines D.C. - Boys In The Better Land
The Murder Capital - More Is Less
Inhaler - It Won't Always Be Like This
Imelda May - Black Tears
Picture This - Take My Hand
Scary Éire - The Dole Q
Elma Orkestra & Ryan Vail - Am I Sad?
Jacknife Lee - I'm Getting Tired with Beth Ditto and Earl St. Clear
St Francis Hotel feat Waterstrider - We Fall Together (We Fall Apart)
Paul Brady - The Island

He also revealed the Sixty Songs That Saved His Life:

1) Luciano Pavarotti, Bono & Zucchero - Miserere
2) Sex Pistols - Anarchy in the UK
3) Kanye West - Black Skinhead
4) Billie Eilish - everything i wanted
5) David Bowie - Life on Mars?
6) The Beatles - I Want to Hold Your Hand
7) Ramones - Swallow My Pride
8) The Clash - Safe European Home
9) Public Enemy - Fight the Power
10) Patti Smith - People Have the Power
11) John Lennon - Mother
12) The Rolling Stones - Ruby Tuesday
13) Elton John - Daniel
14) Andrea Bocelli - Con Te Partiro
15) Elvis Presley - Heartbreak Hotel
16) Johnny Cash - Hurt
17) This Mortal Coil - Song to the Siren
18) Kraftwerk - Neon Lights
19) The Fugees - Killing Me Softly with His Song
20) Prince - When Doves Cry
21) Daft Punk feat Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers - Get Lucky
22) Madonna - Ray of Light
23) JAY-Z feat Alicia Keys - Empire State of Mind
24) Talking Heads - Love Goes to Building on Fire
25) Lou Reed - Satellite of Love
26) The Verve - Bitter Sweet Symphony
27) Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
28) New Order - True Faith
29) R.E.M. - Nightswimming
30) Adele - Chasing Pavements
31) Arcade Fire - Wake Up
32) Pixies - Monkey Gone to Heaven
33) Oasis - Live Forever
34) Iggy Pop - Lust for Life
35) Gavin Friday - Angel
36) Massive Attack - Safe from Harm
37) Kendrick Lamar feat U2 - XXX
38) Bob Marley & The Wailers - Redemption Song
39) Echo and the Bunnymen - Rescue
40) Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
41) Pearl Jam - Jeremy
42) Bob Dylan - Most of the Time
43) Beyoncé feat Kendrick Lamar - Freedom
44) Depeche Mode - Walking in My Shoes
45) Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Into My Arms
46) Simon & Garfunkel - The Sounds of Silence
47) Coldplay - Clocks
48) INXS - Never Tear Us Apart
49) New Radicals - You Get What You Give
50) Angélique Kidjo - Agolo
51) Lady Gaga - Born This Way
52) Frank Sinatra & Bono - Under My Skin
53) David Bowie - Heroes
54) Simple Minds - New Gold Dream (81/82/83/84)
55) Sinéad O'Connor - You Made Me the Thief of Your Heart
56) Van Morrison - A Sense of Wonder
57) Bruce Springsteen - There Goes My Miracle
58) Daniel Lanois - The Maker
59) Peter Frampton - Show Me the Way
60) Bee Gees - Immortality - Demo Version



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