St Patrick's Day: Hozier tops Spotify's list of most-streamed Irish artists of all-time

Join in with the Irish celebrations by listening to the top 20 playlist here

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Music fans looking to join in with the St Patrick’s Day celebrations will be listening to the likes of Hozier, The Script and U2, Spotify has revealed.

The popular streaming service has shared its list of the top 20 most-streamed tracks by Irish artists of all-time to mark the feast day of the patron saint of Ireland.

“Take Me To Church” by breakthrough singer-songwriter Hozier tops the chart after racking up more than 250 million streams, while Dublin group The Script are in second place with 2012 hit “Hall of Fame”, with more than 165 million streams.

U2 have five tracks in the list, their most popular being “With Or Without You”, while Snow Patrol, Van Morrison, The Cranberries, Damien Rice, Enya and Sinead O’Connor also feature.

Many songs in the top 20 are romantic ballads, such as “Chasing Cars”, “The Man Who Can’t Be Moved” and “Nothing Compares 2 U”, while “Beautiful Day” and “Brown Eyed Girl” provide sunnier, more upbeat alternatives for festivities.

See the full list here:

1) “Take Me To Church” - Hozier

2) “Hall of Fame” - The Script

3) “Superheroes” - The Script

4) “Chasing Cars” - Snow Patrol

5) “With Or Without You” - U2

6) “Breakeven” - The Script

7) “Brown Eyed Girl” - Van Morrison

8) “Beautiful Day” - U2

9) “The Man Who Can't Be Moved” - The Script

10) “Zombie” - The Cranberries

11) “For the First Time” - The Script

12) “9 Crimes” - Damien Rice

13) “If You Could See Me Now” - The Script

14) “I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For” - U2

15) “Only Time” - Enya

16) “One” - U2

17) “The Blower's Daughter” - Damien Rice

18) “Nothing” - The Script

19) “Sunday Bloody Sunday” - U2

20) “Nothing Compares 2 U” - Sinead O'Connor

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