Top 15 Artists Who Spike On YouTube On St. Patrick's Day: Exclusive

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B*Witched photographed circa 2000. 

St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner -- do you have the perfect playlist yet?

Every year, March 17 is the perfect opportunity to blast some tunes by your favorite Irish act, whether that means the Celtic punk of Flogging Molly and Dropkick Murphys, the broguish bubblegum pop of B*Witched or the rock of U2, Ireland’s most famous export. And every year, these acts see a corresponding spike on YouTube as St. Paddy's Day revelers around the world stream their videos and add their songs to drinking playlists.

Below, check out the list of 15 artists who see a massive lift in YouTube views on St. Patrick’s Day compared to their daily average. (Data is specific to each act's bump on March 17, 2018.) It also serves as a great playlist for the holiday!


The Dubliners -- 1504%

Flogging Molly -- 1460%

Dropkick Murphys -- 1110%

The Pogues -- 1078%

The Rumjacks -- 985%

The Waterboys -- 283%

Celtic Thunder -- 228%

Celtic Woman -- 134%

Thin Lizzy -- 125%

B*Witched -- 123%

Dexys Midnight Runners -- 105%

The Corrs -- 89%

House of Pain -- 75%

U2 -- 37%

Van Morrison -- 20%