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Introducing The Vote For Ireland's Greatest Singalong Song

Introducing The Vote For Ireland's Greatest Singalong Song

Imagine this: it's your first night out after normality has returned and you find yourself in a packed club soaked in pub juices.

The music fades and the chorus of "one more tune" belts out around the venue. The DJ will oblige, but only if everyone sings along. Friends, what song would you choose for that very moment?

Here at The Rewind, we are tasking the people of Ireland to vote for the nation's favourite singalong song.

Over the course of the next week or so, we'll be running through a long list of nominees that you can vote on, before whittling it down to a last 16 bracket which will begin on Monday. The competition will be halved everyday next week until an overall winner is crowned on Friday, with the title of Ireland's Greatest Singalong Song bestowed upon them.

The rules are simple: the artist of the song must be Irish and artist can only have ONE song in the last 16.

Remember, we aren't looking for the BEST Irish song ever, or else we'd be here until the next pandemic. For this public vote, we're looking for the one song that you want to scream from the top of your lungs whilst your interlocked with your friends.

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The Longlist (So Far)

We will be narrowing down the nominees to a final 16 before we conduct a seeded draw to get our first round match-ups. You can vote for the songs below or for songs that have escaped us in the box below. Voting will run until 12pm on Friday February 26, with the round of 16 entrants announced that afternoon.

Here are the songs that we have so far:

  1. Aslan - Crazy World
  2. U2 - Where The Streets Have No Name
  3. Aslan - This Is
  4. Thin Lizzy - The Boys Are Back In Town
  5. The Cranberries - Linger
  6. Mic Christopher - Heyday
  7. The Script - The Man Who Can't Be Moved
  8. Samantha Mumba - Gotta Tell You
  9. The Saw Doctors - N17
  10. The Hothouse Flowers - Don't Go
  11. A House - Here Come The Good Times
  12. Westlife - When You're Looking Like That
  13. B*Witched - C'Est La Vie
  14. The Corrs - Breathless
  15. Damien Dempsey - It's All Good
  16. The Saw Doctors - I Useta Lover
  17. Johnny Logan - Hold Me Now
  18. The Blizzards - Trust Me I'm A Doctor
  19. Damien Rice - Cannonball
  20. The Frank and Walters - After All
  21. The Undertones - Teenage Kicks
  22. Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettigan - Rock n Roll Kids
  23. The Pogues + The Dubliners - The Irish Rover
  24. Chris DeBurgh - Lady In Red
  25. Ronan Keating - Life Is A Rollercoaster
  26. Joe Dolan - You're Such A Good Looking Woman
  27. Mickey Joe Harte - We've Got The World Tonight
  28. Amhran na bhFiann
  29. The Republic of Ireland 1990 World Cup Squad - Put 'Em Under Pressure
  30. The Waterboys - Whole Of The Moon
  31. Sultans of Ping FC - Where's Me Jumper?
  32. Kodaline - High Hopes
  33. Boyzone - Picture of You
  34. The Cranberries - Zombie
  35. Six - There's A Whole Lot Of Lovin' Going On
  36. Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars
  37. Bell x1 - The Great Defector
  38. The Boomtown Rats - I Don't Like Mondays
  39. Johnny Kelly - Black Velvet Band
  40. Christy Moore - Joxer Goes To Stuttgart
  41. Paddy Reilly - The Fields Of Athenry
  42. The Coronas - San Diego Song
  43. Sharon Shannon ft. Mundy - Galway Girl
  44. Republic of Loose - The Steady Song
  45. Mark McCabe - Maniac 2000
  46. Paddy Casey - Saints and Sinners
  47. The Thrills - Big Sur
  48. The Stunning - Brewing Up A Storm
  49. The Dubliners - Whiskey In The Jar
  50. Bagatelle - Summer In Dublin

Sean Meehan

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