Five fantastic Dropkick Murphys songs not be missed on St. Patrick's Day

The iconic Boston band that you should hear on Saint Patrick's Day.

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"Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ya"

Another song that is great in the studio but better live, and yet another Dropkick Murphys cover. The tune changed from the original song which was written in the 1800s and is now seen as an anti-recruitment song for joining the British army. To be fair, had there been a band at the time playing this track live with electricity when the song was first written, I would not have joined the military either.

On the studio version, the Murphys begins with a picked banjo before exploding. If one does not get a rush of adrenaline from the Murphys' version, it could be that person is just a devout believer in British imperialism. Or they could be deaf (no offense).

"The Rocky Road to Dublin"

Another song from the 1800s that the Dropkick Murphys do so well. Mind you, I do not think they are sitting around listening to old ballads thinking, "How can we make this into a punk song?" But if they were and produced this kind of magic, fine. But they are looking more for tracks where they can unleash aggression onto the welcoming public is my guess.

The tune was originally about someone heading to Dublin on his way to Liverpool and along the way they get robbed. Not a happy tune, of course. Still, the way the Dropkick Murphys perform it, you'll want to jump up and pump your fist as if getting your money taken is a good thing.