Check out the Top 30 Irish tunes of all time 7 years ago

Check out the Top 30 Irish tunes of all time

We all remember watching Top 30 Hits on a Monday evening back in the day, right? Every single one of us loved tuning in to catch Irish television’s weekly round up of all the top chart tunes, “a like it love it production for RTE.”

Ah, good times.

Well, today the Irish Independent have brought those memories flooding back as John Meagher, the paper’s resident music journalist, released his list of the Top 30 greatest Irish pop songs ever recorded.

As the man himself says, these are “the singles or album tracks that have stood the test of time and continue to resonate.”

It definitely makes a change for Indo this week, seeing as they’ve been slightly busy bringing us recordings and tapes of a more tax-payer-frustrating, German-lender-annoying variety.

We’ll take a mix tape with these 30 Irish tunes instead any day. You can check out the full list in all its splendour here, a run-down that includes artists like Sinead O'Connor, The Boomtown Rats, The Cranberries and Glen Hansard.

Controversially though, there seems to be no sign of Dustin the Turkey, Joe ‘there’s no show like a Joe show’ Dolan or the Queens of Double Denim (and JOE’s heart), B*Witched.

Really John Meagher? Really!?

And surely this particular song would have been the first track down on any sane person’s list?

Maybe not. And don’t call us Shirley.

Whether you agree with the choices or not, there are undoubtedly some absolute belters on the list and the number one tune is definitely hard to argue with. In fact, don't argue with it. Or else.

Not that this particular Derry JOE is biased in any way. No sireebob...

Check out the Top 5 tunes below:

5. U2 – One (1991)


4. Van Morrison – Cyprus Avenue (1968)


3. Thin Lizzy – The Boys Are Back In Town (1976)


2. Van Morrison – Into The Mystic (1970)


And if everyone could please be upstanding for thee greatest Irish tune ever written...

1. The Undertones – Teenage Kicks (1978)