If the 00s was your favourite decade, then sit back, relax and reminisce with these top ten Irish tunes we all know and love.
Since forever, Irish bands and artists have been producing some of the best backyard bangers around.
We cannot deny that the 00s was a decade where we witnessed some of the catchiest Irish songs. There is no doubt that every Irish person out there will remember these top ten Irish tunes from the 00s.
However, if you need some reminding, then take a look at these. Be prepared for a dose of nostalgia.
10. Jumbo Breakfast Roll by Pat Shortt (2006) ‒ the one that made us laugh
It wouldn’t be a list about Irish tunes without this ultra-Irish tune now, would it?
This song not only made us hungry and crave a breakfast roll, but it always made us laugh. And so it should, considering Pat Shortt was the comedian behind this authentic Irish hit.
One of the best Irish tunes of the 00s was ‘Gotta Tell You’ by Samantha Mumba, and without realising it, we would find ourselves nodding along to the up-tempo beat and singing the catchy lyrics.
This song became an international hit, reaching number one in both Ireland and down under in New Zealand.
8. World of Our Own by Westlife (2002) – one of the iconic Irish tunes from the 00s
Westlife was in its prime during the 00s, and the band popped out hit after hit during this time, with one of the best being ‘World of Our Own’, which is still a song we all love to bop along to.
This song became their tenth number one single, showing just how successful they were as artists.
7. We’ve Got The World by Mickey Joe Harte (2003) – our 2003 Eurovision entry
Good old Mickey Joe got up there and represented Ireland in the 2003 Eurovision Song Contest.
Even though the song wasn’t one of the best written, it is one we will never forget. Go on, Mickey!
6. There’s a Whole Lot of Loving Going On by Six (2002) – the Popstars single
Six were the final result of the RTÉ talent show called Popstars; you know, the one where Nadine Coyle famously lied about her age in that cringe-worthy scene.
Although this first single did very well on the charts, not much can be said about the band’s future success.
5. Life is a Rollercoaster by Ronan Keating (2000) – a solo success
Some of us hate to admit it, but we had a soft spot for Ronan’s solo singles, especially this one, which is one of the most iconic Irish tunes from the 00s.
We can all remember singing the catchy chorus when the sun shone in Ireland; to this day, we cannot help but hum along whenever it comes on the radio. What a blast from the past!
4. Uptown Girl by Westlife (2001) – the Billy Joel remake
Whether you like to admit it or not, we were all fans of Westlife, and some of their hits will linger in our memories forever, especially ‘Uptown Girl’, originally released by Billy Joel in 1983.
Their epic music video was a play on the original and featured Claudia Schiffer in the role of Christie Brinkley.
3. Beautiful Day by U2 (2000) – one of the greatest songs ever
U2 have always come out with incredible songs, which we become captivated by, and not just us, but everyone around the world.
In the year 2000, they released ‘Beautiful Day’, which became one of the best songs of all time, according to Rolling Stone magazine – and we would have to agree.
2. Galway Girl by Sharon Shannon and Mundy (2008) – an absolute classic
‘Galway Girl’ is a song that we have all known and loved ever since Steve Earle first released it in 2000 for his own album.
However, the 2008 cover did so well that it became the eighth highest-selling single in Irish chart history and was the most downloaded song of 2008.
1. Maniac 2000 by Mark McCabe (2000) – the best dancefloor anthem of 2000
It was inevitable that Maniac 2000 would be our number one choice when listing the best Irish tunes from the 00s.
This absolute banger was one that got everyone up on the dancefloor, and it is one that still brings crowds of strangers together in a nightclub. What a song!
So, if you are looking to host a noughties party filled with real Irish hits, then do not miss out on these ten best Irish tunes from the 00s, which are guaranteed to wow the crowd.