Savvy readers will note that the annual Surviving Grady St. Patrick’s Day Mix hasn’t changed much over the last couple seasons. I think I peaked, along with Daisuke Matsuzaka, in 2007, and have let it ride ever since then, cranking it up as I backflip into a vat of Guinness. As always, we welcome your suggestions in our comments.

“If I Should Fall from Grace with God” – The Pogues
“Bad Liver and a Broken Heart” – Tom Waits [Okay, so Tommy Boy’s not the first thing that pops into your head when you think of paddy tunes. But the guy’s probably written more songs about the demon liquor than Shane MacGowan, and this one’s the best of the lot. Also, quite a fitting soundtrack for St. Patrick’s Day festivities.]
“N17” – The Saw Doctors
“Goin’ to my Hometown” – Rory Gallagher
“Faraway So Close” – U2
“Funky Cieli” – Black 47
“Boston Rose” – Wolfe Tones
“Real Real Gone” – Van Morrison
“Cocktail Blue” – The Mahones
“It’ll be Easier in the Morning” – The Waterboys
“Whiskey You’re the Devil” – The Clancy Brothers
“God Bless Mom” – The Frames
“Take Down the Union Jack” — Billy Bragg
“Seven Drunken Nights” – The Dubliners
“Fields of Athenry” – Three Irish Tenors [We played this as the processional tune before my Dad’s funeral in 2006. One of his favorites, and one of mine as well.]
“Teenage Kicks” – The Undertones
“Star of the County Down” – Van Morrison & The Chieftains
“Chelsea Girls” – The Tossers
“Running to Stand Still” – U2
“Did She Mention My Name” – The Irish Rovers
“The Bank Of Ireland/The Dairy Maid” – Tommy Peoples
“A Jug of Punch” – Tommy Makem & the Clancy Brothers
“Alternative Ulster” – Stiff Little Fingers
“The Bunch Of Keys/The Girl That Broke My Heart” – Kevin Burke
“Give It Up” – Hothouse Flowers
“The Irish Rover” – The Dubliners w/ The Pogues
“Danny Boy” – Bing Crosby [Alright, yeah, everyone’s done this song. But Der Bingle’s version always messes me up inside. And you know how I enjoy a good messin’ up.]
“Women of Ireland” – Wolfe Tones
“She Moved Through The Fair” – Van Morrison & The Chieftains
“Hallelujah Here She Comes” – U2
“There’s No Rainouts in Baseball” – Whiskey on a Sunday
“The Worst Day Since Yesterday” – Flogging Molly
“Galway Bay” – Daniel O’Donnell
“Foggy Dew” – The Clancy Brothers
“Shamrock Shore” – The Irish Rovers
“Low Rising” – The Swell Season [Honestly, I despised the SS’s Oscar winning tune from “Once.” But their new album is fantastic, and this song the best of the lot.]
“Every Day’s St. Patrick’s Day” – Neck
“The Rocky Road to Dublin” – Dropkick Murphys
“Irish Blood, English Heart” – Morrissey
“Brennan on the Moor” – Tommy Makem & The Clancy Brothers
“New York Girls” – Icewagon Flu
“A Rainy Night In Soho” – Shane MacGowan
“Everlasting Love” – U2
“Maria’s Wedding” – Black 47
“That’s What She Said Last Night” – The Saw Doctors
“Has Anybody Seen Hank?” – The Waterboys
“The Wind that Shakes the Barley” – The Chieftains
“Like Clockwork” – Boomtown Rats