Celebrate the luck of the Irish with these appropriately themed St. Patrick’s Day songs
Whether you hail from Irish heritage or not, everybody loves St. Patrick’s Day. It’s the perfect day to don your best green attire, pray for a little good luck and maybe enjoy a green beer or two. Here are seven must-play songs for your St. Patrick’s Day playlist.
7. Big Green Tractor
Building on the radio success of “Why” and “She’s Country,” “Big Green Tractor” became Jason Aldean’s third No. 1 on the country charts. If you have plans for a relaxing St. Patrick’s Day with your sweetheart, this laidback jam is the perfect soundtrack.
6. Lucky Man
“Lucky Man” was vocal duo Montgomery Gentry’s third No. 1 on the country charts, and it certainly was a lucky song for Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry: The track earned the country pair their first Grammy nomination for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal in 2008.
5. I Feel Lucky
If you’re going honky-tonking with your friends to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year, this song by Mary Chapin Carpenter will put you in the right mood. Released in 1992, the music video is a blast from the past, featuring the fast jump cuts and heavy piano tracks that were so popular in country music then.
4. Where The Green Grass Grows
After a brutally cold winter, it seems the weather may actually cooperate for this year’s St. Patrick’s Day festivities around most of the country. Could there be a better way to enjoy the warm sunshine than to drive with your windows down and this classic Tim McGraw song on full blast?
3. The Lucky One
Alison Krauss’ vocals on this song are so sweet and pure that they’re a perfect fit for the song’s inspirational message: Writer Robert Lee Castleman says the song is about a man with a checkered past who keeps a positive outlook on life. The song won two Grammys after it was released in 2001 for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal and Best Country Song.
2. Four Leaf Clover
This hidden gem on Little Big Town’s third studio album, A Place to Land, may not have gotten much radio play when the album was released in 2007, but it has the signature harmonies and sassy melodies the group’s fans know and love. Judging from the reigning CMA Vocal Group of the Year’s recent success, maybe the song did bring them a little luck after all.
1. John Deere Green
Possibly the most popular song ever written about everyone’s favorite lucky color, “John Deere Green” is one of those songs that gets stuck in your head for days at a time. Joe Diffie’s story of a young man professing his love by painting a message in green paint on the town water tower will remind listeners of their first love.