Much to nobody’s surprise, St. Patrick’s Day causes a spike in Celtic punk. However, for genre staples Dropkick Murphys and Flogging Molly, St. Patty’s Day is almost equivalent to Walmart on Black Friday.
That said, Billboard just revealed that some bands experience over a 1,000 percent increase in streams on YouTube during the luckiest day of the year.
In addition to Flogging Molly and Dropkick Murphys, the Dubliners and the Pogues also undergo a streaming increase of over 1,000 percent.
Because St. Patrick’s Day hasn’t happened yet this year, the numbers below are based on 2018’s analytics, according to Billboard.
Check out the list of the top 15 Irish bands who experience a dramatic increase in streams this time of year below.
The Dubliners — 1,504%
Flogging Molly — 1,460%
Dropkick Murphys — 1,110%
The Pogues — 1,078%
The Rumjacks — 985%
The Waterboys — 283%
Celtic Thunder — 228%
Celtic Woman — 134%
Thin Lizzy — 125%
B*Witched — 123%
Dexys Midnight Runners — 105%
The Corrs — 89%
House of Pain — 75%
U2 — 37%
Van Morrison — 20%
In other Flogging Molly-related news, the band recently announced that their Salty Dog Cruise would welcome Pennywise, Frank Turner, Street Dogs, the Bronx, the Faction and more. The cruise will depart Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale Nov. 8 and will last four nights making stops in Key West, Florida and CocoCay, Bahamas. There will be nightly performances in the main hall and other parts of the ship. Tickets are available here.
Additionally, the band are currently on tour. You can check out a full list of dates and get your tickets here.
You can kickstart your St. Patrick’s Day weekend with “Drunken Lullabies” below.
What is your go-to St. Patrick’s Day song? Let us know in the comments below.