Learn these songs by Irish bands on guitar with Fret Zealot

For St. Patrick’s Day, try learning these songs by Irish bands and artists with Fret Zealot! 


Thin Lizzy – The Boys are Back in Town 

“The Boys Are Back in Town” is Irish hard rock band Thin Lizzy’s most popular song, but the hit wasn’t even among the ten songs chosen by the band for their “Jailbreak” album. Guitarist Scott Gorham said that two radio DJs in Louisville, Kentucky played the song constantly, until other local radio stations began to pick it up

Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars

According to Snow Patrol lead singer Gary Lightbody, the phrase “chasing cars” came from his father’s advice about a girl Lightbody was infatuated with. Lightbody said his dad said, “”You’re like a dog chasing a car. You’ll never catch it and you just wouldn’t know what to do with it if you did.”


U2 – Sunday Bloody Sunday 

“Sunday Bloody Sunday” is one of iconic Irish rock band U2’s signature songs, and it’s one of their most political songs. The lyrics are from the point of view of “the Troubles” in Northern Ireland, focusing on the “Bloody Sunday” event of 1972 when British military shot and killed unarmed protesters in Derry. 


U2 – With or Without You 

With or Without You” was featured in NBC’s sitcom “Friends” as the theme song for Ross and Rachel’s relationship. 

U2 – All I Want is You

U2 released this song as a moderately-performing single in 1989. It was featured in the soundtrack for 1994’s Reality Bites, which made it popular enough to re-release as a single, cracking the U.S. Top 40 charts. 

Van Morrison – Brown Eyed Girl

A huge hit for Northern Irish singer Van Morrison, “Brown-Eyed Girl” is the most downloaded and played song from the 1960s as of 2015. 


These are just the video lessons available on Fret Zealot – check out the app, which has 250,000 song tracks available including Dropkick Murphys, Flogging Molly, and more! 



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