Bingo is a hugely popular event, but music bingo is more prevalent in Ireland than any other country! St Patrick’s Day Music Bingo is the perfect game to host at your venue to celebrate the Irish national day.
Why is Bingo Popular in Ireland?
Irish bingo was originally supported by the Catholic Church who used it as a fun way to raise money for the local Irish town communities. Later, it became a large mainstream form of entertainment in Ireland. With the phrase the ‘Lucky Irish’ being frequently used, music bingo and Ireland go hand in hand.
With Ireland being the country with the highest interest level in the search term ‘music bingo’, it is no surprise that St Patrick’s Day music bingo is such a popular concept!
For those that are unfamiliar with the term ‘music bingo’, you can check out our blog on what music bingo is and how it originated. Music Bingo is a musical adaptation of bingo, where numbers replace the song titles. There are various adaptations, but Rockstar Bingo allows you to host music bingo with Spotify playlists or your own custom playlists!
Music bingo is a great idea for St Patrick’s Day games at a pub or party! Simply use our Spotify St Patrick’s Day playlist, sign up to Rockstar Bingo and start your music bingo game!
We are going to walk you through the best songs to play in your St Patrick’s Day game, reveal music artists that you didn’t realise were Irish and expose some top music bingo hosting tips at the very end!
Top 5 Irish Songs to Play in a St Patrick’s Day Music Bingo Game:
- Tell Me Ma – Sham Rock
A classic Irish song, this upbeat, party classic is the perfect song for your St Patrick’s Day music bingo playlist. Tell Me Ma is a song which accompanies a children’s playground or party game. The iconic Tell Me Ma lyrics are simple to remember and a party song for all!
‘I’ll tell me ma, when I get home
The boys won’t leave the girls alone
Pulled me hair, and stole my comb
But that’s alright, till I go home’
- Breathless – The Corrs
Released in the year 2000, this Irish pop girl band reached number one in the United Kingdom and Czech Republic with this pop classic – The Corrs’ only charted single to date. Nominated for a Grammy, this Irish pop tune will get everyone dancing.
- Orinoco Flow – Enya
Enya is one of Irelands most popular music artists and released Orinoco Flow in 1988, winning a Grammy Award for the Irish pop tune. Recognised by almost all generations, and named after Orinoco Studios where it was recorded and the nearby river, this was deemed ‘new age’ when it was released and paved a way for other Irish singers.
- C’est La Vie – B*Witched
Perfect for a St Patricks Day playlist, this pop party song is the perfect addition! C’est la Vie allowed B*Witched to become the youngest girl group to have a UK number one in the charts, also reaching number nine in the US Billboard charts.
The music video also makes a great addition to your music video bingo game with the Rockstar Bingo Jumbotron background creator. Simply add the link to the B*Witched music video in the custom playlist and it will be shown when the song plays in your music bingo game.
- Beautiful Day – U2
One for the rock classics, Beautiful Day is a song for the radio, car journey and record set. A U2 classic, this launched the Irish rock band to multi-platinum status and is one of their biggest hits to date. U2’s 14th number one single won them three Grammy Awards and a classic song for any Irish or Rock music bingo playlist.
5 Modern Music Artists You Didn’t Know were Irish:
Andrew Hozier-Bryne was born in Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland and was the son of a blues musician, so music must be in the genes! The Irish musician mixes blues, folk, soul and religious themes to create musical masterpieces.
His most famous songs include ‘Take Me to Church’ and ‘Tell It to My Heart’ featuring MEDUZA. Hozier racks up around 21 million monthly listeners on Spotify, not bad for a guy from a small Irish town!
- Two Door Cinema Club
Named after a movie theatre in the band’s hometown of Bangor, Northern Ireland, this band’s debut album was released in 2010 and led to the beginning of a great Indie-Rock career. Frequently performing at Reading, Leeds and Glastonbury, Two Door Cinema Club originally performed under the name of ‘Life Without Rory on ATL Rock School renamed themselves after the mispronunciation of their local cinema ‘Tudor Cinema’.
Most famous for songs ‘What You Know’, ‘Undercover Martyn’ and ‘Something Good Can Work’, Two Door Cinema Club average around 6 million Spotify listeners per month.
- Dermot Kennedy
Dermot is an Irish singer-songwriter from Rathcoole, County Dublin in Ireland. Playing guitar from a young age, he thanks his father for regularly driving him to open mic nights in Dublin when he was underage. He went on to study classical music at Maynooth University before his music career kicked off.
Dermot Kennedy averages around 12 million monthly listeners on Spotify, with his most popular songs being ‘Outnumbered’, ‘Paradise’ and ‘Better Days’.
Kodaline are an Irish rock band from Swords, Dublin, Ireland. Rising to fame through the RTE talent show ‘You’re a Star’, the Irish band finished as runners-up. Changing their name from ‘21 Demands’, the song is known to have songs featured on TV and in movies. Kodaline’s song ‘All I Want’ featured on MTV’s Catfish and in The Fault in Our Stars. Whereas their song ‘Brand New Day’ is the theme tune for the award-winning Channel 4 UK Show, Gogglebox.
Kodaline have over 8 million monthly listeners on Spotify with their top song being ‘All I Want’, followed by ‘High Hopes’.
- Picture This
Picture This are an Irish pop-rock band from Athy, County Kildare in Ireland. Starting their career by uploading their single ‘Take My Hand’ to famous social media platforms such as Facebook and YouTube, they accumulated a huge 4 million views in 2015. Their debut gig at the Grand Social in Dublin sold out in under 30 minutes and this was the start of their popular career!
With their top songs being ‘Take My Hand’, ‘If You Wanna Be Loved’ and ‘Unconditional’, Picture this have almost 2 million monthly listeners on Spotify.
How to Play Music Video Bingo for St Patrick’s Day:
Some Irish Song Music Videos to Include in the Rockstar Bingo Music Video Bingo Jumbotron:
Rockstar Bingo has an awesome feature where alongside your music bingo game, you can display visuals such as background videos or music videos. Available for Pro Rockstar Bingo hosts only, this will take your music bingo games to a new level.
Music bingo hosts have the option to add one default video to the music bingo game or to individually add music videos or videos for each single song on the playlist. Videos can be linked from YouTube or Vimeo and can really increase the atmosphere by including fun visuals that players can get involved with.
If you are looking to add videos to your music bingo games, check out our music video bingo Jumbotron and the tutorial of how to use it with your St Patrick’s Day music bingo playlist in the video below.
If you are looking for the music videos to add to the Jumbotron for a St Patrick’s Day music bingo playlist, all can be found below. Simply create a custom music bingo playlist in Rockstar Bingo using the St Patrick’s Day playlist and add these videos alongside. Follow along with the music video bingo tutorial above to learn how!
|Track Name||Artist Name(s)||Music Video Link|
|Tell Me Ma||Sham Rock||https://youtu.be/DWDnnjh1Cj4|
|Flying Without Wings – Live at Ulster Hall||Westlife||https://youtu.be/vKPGxGCFgTs|
|The Boys Are Back In Town||Thin Lizzy||https://youtu.be/5_xqb416S7o|
|Wellerman – Sea Shanty / 220 KID x Billen Ted Remix||Nathan Evans, 220 KID, Billen Ted||https://youtu.be/qP-7GNoDJ5c|
|Slow Hands||Niall Horan||https://youtu.be/B1n_z7cCY14|
|Galway Girl||Ed Sheeran||https://youtu.be/87gWaABqGYs|
|Picture Of You||Boyzone||https://youtu.be/ryCIAJRTwJg|
|Monaghan Jig||New World Orchestra||https://youtu.be/cZyk8_k-Pyo|
|Brown Eyed Girl||Van Morrison||https://youtu.be/TOXaSFkZzMQ|
|When You Say Nothing At All||Ronan Keating||https://youtu.be/IobNcpiwpSc|
|Mustang Sally||The Commitments, Andrew Strong||https://youtu.be/_25Hpf3EOyU|
|The Man Who Can’t Be Moved||The Script||https://youtu.be/gS9o1FAszdk|
|The Liffey Knew||Richard Egan||https://youtu.be/Oy8BGFClLRg|
|Don’t Go||Hothouse Flowers||https://youtu.be/HDEY1UeIsr4|
|Top O’ the Morning to Ya||House Of Pain||https://youtu.be/Fu7a9lADJ0g|
|You Are My Sunshine||Johnny Cash||https://youtu.be/JcnNb7Pnmok|
|Nice To Meet Ya||Niall Horan||https://youtu.be/k7jeYJA9bgY|
|Sunday Bloody Sunday – Remastered 2008||U2||https://youtu.be/EM4vblG6BVQ|
|C’est La Vie||B*Witched||https://youtu.be/UvjLgjtJKsc|
|Orinoco Flow – 2009 Remaster||Enya||https://youtu.be/LTrk4X9ACtw|
|Room 19 (Sha La La La Lee)||Bob Geldof||https://youtu.be/GcQeZsYrPp4|
|Tell It To My Heart||MEDUZA, Hozier||https://youtu.be/EduKwPu-6eY|
|Nothing Compares 2 U||Sinead O’Connor||https://youtu.be/0-EF60neguk|
|Just Say Yes||Snow Patrol||https://youtu.be/vW1hv37imjw|
|Take Me to Church||Hozier||https://youtu.be/PVjiKRfKpPI|
|With Or Without You||U2||https://youtu.be/ujNeHIo7oTE|
|Fairytale of New York (feat. Kirsty MacColl)||The Pogues, Kirsty MacColl||https://youtu.be/j9jbdgZidu8|
|Hall of Fame (feat. will.i.am)||The Script, will.i.am||https://youtu.be/mk48xRzuNvA|
|Chasing Cars||Snow Patrol||https://youtu.be/GemKqzILV4w|
|Life Is A Rollercoaster||Ronan Keating||https://youtu.be/R3cbp4IGfDo|
|Nancy Mulligan||Ed Sheeran||https://youtu.be/VFlZXlfda6Y|
|Uptown Girl – Radio Edit||Westlife||https://youtu.be/0HTexqxo1og|
|World of Our Own||Westlife||https://youtu.be/Jal-vzO8bVE|
|Something Good Can Work||Two Door Cinema Club||https://youtu.be/Wxu02vp_Vm0|
|Love Me For A Reason||Boyzone||https://youtu.be/w2BmYZkODlg|
|No Matter What||Boyzone||https://youtu.be/7eul_Vt6SZY|
|I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For||U2||https://youtu.be/e3-5YC_oHjE|
|Whiskey in the Jar||The Dubliners||https://youtu.be/DLBzFpjbI7k|
|The Last Shanty||Derina Harvey Band||https://youtu.be/TolUFug3DR0|
|Modern Love||Picture This||https://youtu.be/qLWUoLbAqyM|
|What Can I Do||The Corrs, Tin Tin Out||https://youtu.be/GP4Cq3VTagU|
|What You Know||Two Door Cinema Club||https://youtu.be/YXwYJyrKK5A|
|The Whole of the Moon||The Waterboys||https://youtu.be/pu7AR0-FRro|
|The Galway Girl||Sharon Shannon, Mundy||https://youtu.be/SNs0vKDvs0g|
|One Drink||Picture This||https://youtu.be/zEqxZ-Ie5SQ|
|Lovin’ Each Day||Ronan Keating||https://youtu.be/7bO5h71TlMU|
|Undercover Martyn||Two Door Cinema Club||https://youtu.be/LLK4oaXUuLg|
|Never Change||Picture This||https://youtu.be/oIQ2XR9A5YI|
|Nervous – The Ooh Song: Mark McCabe Remix||Gavin James, Mark McCabe||https://youtu.be/mAxpawLGPQM|
|Power Over Me||Dermot Kennedy||https://youtu.be/ooXGj4RGrLs|
|Paradise (feat. Dermot Kennedy)||MEDUZA, Dermot Kennedy||https://youtu.be/e7HBypw4lhY|
|Who’s Got Your Love||Cheat Codes, Daniel Blume||https://youtu.be/OnN2rGYhhq0|
|Rapture||Alok, Daniel Blume||https://youtu.be/8aQEnevF8wE|
|What A Time (feat. Niall Horan)||Julia Michaels, Niall Horan||https://youtu.be/bPYefBD1Rzs|
|On The Loose||Niall Horan||https://youtu.be/wk99OKNE_Ro|
|Wasn’t That a Party||The Irish Rovers||https://youtu.be/33A2yiKcHH0|
|Home For A Rest||Spirit Of The West||https://youtu.be/crIk87-mPzY|
|Drunken Lullabies||Flogging Molly||https://youtu.be/89NjEeHku8o|
|Breakfast at Tiffany’s||Deep Blue Something||https://youtu.be/1ClCpfeIELw|
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