Bono shares his Top 40 Irish songs playlist 3 months ago

Bono shares his Top 40 Irish songs playlist

Say what you will about him, the man knows music.

Bono was a guest on The Ryan Tubridy Show this morning and mentioned that he was putting together a playlist of his Top 40 Irish Songs... Now, the playlist is here.

Bono has spread the shine widely on his fellow Irish artists, picking no more than one song per band/singer, with several newer acts included such as Fontaines DC, The Murder Capital and Dermot Kennedy. Sadly, there's no spot for A Woman's Heart, which feels like a cruel oversight.

There's no arguing with the songs that did make the list though: Dearg Doom by Horslips, Comeback Girl by Republic of Loose, Linger by The Cranberries, and many more. Personally I'd have To My Bones by Wallis Bird on the list, but hey, I'm not Bono.

You can check out the list in full below.

  • 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