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Best of 2014: Readers’ Top 30 Irish songs

Best of 2014: Readers’ Top 30 Irish songs

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The results of your favourite Irish songs are in.  It was a breakthrough year for a few Irish acts this year namely Hozier (duh),  The Riptide Movement, EMBRZ and God Knows + MynameisJohn. Established acts or artists who have been around a while like James Vincent McMorrow, The Riptide Movement, Girl Band, SOAK, Cloud Castle Lake and Le Galaxie stepped it up.

The addition of ‘Cavalier’, ‘Red Dust’ and the ubiquitous ‘Take Me To Church’, which placed highly last year were a result of their mainstream success. You might have heard it online last year but the latter in particular was everywhere, becoming the most virally streamed track on Spotify of 2014 in the entire world.

2014 has shown that Irish acts through their deals in the industry have forged paths and made careers for themselves while writing great tunes. This can only be a good thing for 2015 as the world continues to look to this small Ireland for music. The only thing needed now is more governmental recognition of this talent. How about it?

Artwork by Stephen Maurice Graham.


Readers’ Top 30 Irish songs of 2014

  1. Hozier – ‘From Eden’
  2. Girl Band – ‘Lawman’
  3. James Vincent McMorrow – ‘Cavalier’
  4. Talos – ‘Tethered Bones’
  5. Le Galaxie – ‘Humanise’
  6. Hozier – ‘Take Me To Church’
  7. James Vincent McMorrow – ‘Gold’
  8. Villagers – ‘Occupy Your Mind’
  9. Jape – ‘The Hearts Desire’
  10. The Riptide Movement – ‘All Works Out’
  11. The Gloaming – ‘The Sailor’s Bonnet’
  12. Ships – ‘Space Inside’
  13. New Jackson – ‘Having A Coke With You’
  14. James Vincent McMorrow – ‘Red Dust’
  15. SOAK – ‘Blud’
  16. Girl Band – ‘De Bom Bom’
  17. All Tvvins – ‘You Better’
  18. Cloud Castle Lake – ‘Sync’
  19. little xs for eyes – ‘Love Gets Lost’
  20. EMBRZ – ‘Slow Down’
  21. We Cut Corners – ‘Best Friend’
  22. Le Galaxie feat. May Kay – ‘Carmen’
  23. I Have A Tribe – ‘Yellow Raincoats’
  24. Paddy Hanna – ‘Join The Army’
  25. R.S.A.G. – ‘I’ll Be There’
  26. Daithi – ‘Have To Go’ feat. Jesse Boykins III
  27. Delorentos – ‘Show Me Love’
  28. God Knows & Mynameisjohn – ‘Standard’
  29. Adebisi Shank – ‘Big Unit’
  30. SlowPlaceLikeHome – ‘She Comes In Colour Stereo’

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