Tomorrow is March 17th a date when the Irish and Plastic Paddy’s all over the world celebrate Lá Fhéile Pádraig or St Patrick’s Day. It’s a day celebrating Ireland’s patron saint (the man responsible for bringing Christianity to Ireland and who also banished the snakes from the Emerald Isle) where people wear green, don some shamrocks and in true Irish tradition get ridiculously drunk. Everyone seems to claim to be Irish when March 17th rolls around, so here are our top 5 drinking tunes from around the globe.
Thin Lizzy – Whisky in the Jar
Kicking off the list with an Irish classic from Thin Lizzy, not the usual thing we post on here but it being Paddy’s Day we must pay homage to a great Irish band with one of the best frontmen rock n roll has seen.
Thursday is also St Patrick’s day – a day where Irish people (and Plastic Paddys) all over the world remember Ireland’s patron saint by drinking themselves silly. Traditionally of course this was not always the case, I spent many a year attending town parades and ceilis celebrating Irish culture, which is a bit of fun once a year, but this year I am glad that I can combine Paddy’s day with my love of dancehall.
To help to you get in the mood for Paddy’s day and Physically Fit, here are my top 5 dancehall (and soca) drinking songs.
Beenie Man & Future Fambo – Get Drunk
Appleton is the drink of choice here for Beenie and Fambo, and we at HDD are also fond of some Appleton and ginger beer!
Beenie Man, Future Fambo & Busta Rhymes – Rum & Red Bull Remix
Beenie and Fambo are opting for Rum and Red bull this time, not sure if its the best choice if you want to avoid hangover the next day, but they seem to stick by it!
Gappy Ranks – Cup Full
Take Gappy’s advice and keep your cup full.
Dr Ring Ding – Polish Vodka
It’s not all about rum, as Dr ring Ding points out, if you are a vodka lover listen up.
Olatunji – Designated Driver
Remember to have a designated driver if you intend drinking as much as Future Fambo!