Bono reveals list of inspirational Irish musicians who've been the soundtrack to his life

Bono reveals list of inspirational Irish musicians who've been the soundtrack to his life

BONO HAS produced a list celebrating the inspirational Irish musicians and songs that have provided the soundtrack to his life. 

The U2 frontman turned 60 this weekend and while lockdown restrictions prevented him from marking the occasion with a big party, he’s been busy shining a light on some of his biggest Irish influences and contemporaries.  

Speaking to Ryan Tubridy on RTÉ Radio 1 Bono said he had been busy “reading” and “writing” as well as “making lists” including one focused on his favourite Irish songs from over the years. 

Dubbed “The Full Irish” the playlist features familiar favourites from the likes of The Undertones, Thin Lizzy, Sinead O’Connor, The Boomtown Rats and The Pogues. 

The full track list can be viewed below and each song makes for essential listening.

  1. Horslips- Dearg Doom 
  2. Van Morrison - Gloria
  3. Gilbert O'Sullivan - Get Down
  4. Thin Lizzy - Dancing in the Moonlight 
  5. The Undertones - Teenage Kicks
  6. Stiff Little Fingers - Alternative Ulster 
  7. The Boomtown Rats - Neon Heart
  8. The Radiators from Space - Faithful Departed
  9. The Blades - Downmarket
  10. Sinéad O'Connor - Nothing Compares 2U 
  11. Virgin Prunes - Caucasian Walk
  12. The Golden Horde - Friends in Time
  13. Ash - Shining Light
  14. Aslan - This Is
  15. Something Happens - HelloHelloHello Hello Hello (Petrol) 
  16. The Pogues - Rainy Night in Soho
  17. Clannad - Theme from Harry's Game
  18. Christy Moore - North and South of the River
  19. The Dubliners - Springhill Mine Disaster
  20. The Cranberries - Linger
  21. Republic of Loose - Comeback Girl
  22. Glen Hansard & MarketaIrglova- Falling Slowly 
  23. Hothouse Flowers - Love Don't Work This Way
  24. Andrea Corr - Time Enough for Tears
  25. Damien Rice - I Don’t WantToChange You 
  26. Hozier - Take MeToChurch 
  27. Dermot Kennedy - Outnumbered
  28. Snow Patrol - Run
  29. Soak - Everybody Loves you
  30. Sorcha Richardson - Ruin Your Night
  31. FontainesD.C. - Boys in the Better Land 
  32. The Murder Capital - More Is Less
  33. Inhaler - It Won't Always Be Like This
  34. Imelda May - Black Tears
  35. Picture This - Take My Hand
  36. Scary Eire - Dole Q
  37. Ryan Vail & ElmaOrkestra- Am I Sad 
  38. JacknifeLee - I'm Getting Tired 
  39. St. Francis Hotel &Waterstrider- We Fall Together (We Fall Apart) 
  40. Paul Brady - The Island