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18 Of Ireland's Best Contributions To Cheesy Music

By katedemolder

June 18, 2017 at 12:25pm


Ireland's cheesiness ranks on top of every other country's in the world. 

In recent years we've dominated Eurovision, brought country music to new, weird heights and also covered Frank Sinatra more times that we'd like to admit. So we'd like to honour those who've done just that, with a list in their illegally cringe honour. 

We went all out here, so bear with...

1. Always Come Back To Your Love – Samantha Mumba

The banger of all bangers. She can do no wrong.

Mumba's career did notice a swift decline, however, when her single Body2Body was used for a pretty gruesome car safety ad and made us all feel a bit weird when we listened. 

2. Lil Big Man - Omero Mumba

Samantha's less famous little brother. Omero's only single managed to bag a coveted spot on Now 52, which you can hear here at 1:59. 

The whole clip was obviously removed because of its destructive slickness. 

3. C'est La Vie - B*Witched

Aka the Coppers theme tune. 

These four managed to make Irish-dancing in a field while wearing denim look cool, and no one can take that away from them.

4. Riverdance Theme Tune

No wait THIS is the Coppers theme tune.

That brief time when we all fancied Michael Flatley. Long may it reign. 

5. Maniac - Mark McCabe

Ah lads, surely this is the biggest banger ever to bang.

Everyone who's anyone has a memory attached to this song. Its legacy will live on forever as the tune we all used to lose our bloody minds to. 

And for future generations - long may it bang.

6. Breathless - The Corrs 

The ageless summer tune that will forever make us want to give it all up to become a trad playing woodland creature. 

You either love this song or don't have a soul, those are the only options. 

7. Picture Of You - Boyzone

We'll never ever know how they got Mr Bean involved, but Boyzone were just that powerful back then. 

And just check out those haircuts... This is a time capsule of the cheesiest order. 

8. We've Got The World - Mickey Joe Harte

The Donegal crooner that repped us in Eurovision way back when. 

God bless him and his dodgy waistcoats. 

9. There's A Whole Lotta Lovin' Going On - Six

A time when anything was possible. 

All you needed were frosted tips and a dream. 

10. All Out Of Love - OTT


11. Fairytale Of New York - The Pogues ft. Kirsty MacColl

Everyone's favourite Christmas song, ever. 

How many times have you swung yourself and others in the vicinity around violently to this tune? Be honest.

12. All I Want Is You - Bellefire

Previously known as 'Chit Chat', Bellefire rose to fame with their own personal adaptation of the U2 classic, All I Want Is You

Hangin' around sand dunes and singing love songs, sure isn't that the life?

13. Lipstick - Jedward

I'm sorry. I'm really really sorry. 

14. The Twelfth of Never - Carter Twins 

Stephen and Tony Carter once bowled us other with their sickly sweet Donny Osmond covers from 1996 until 1999, when they parted ways with Mr Louis Walsh.

The two lads are still in the business of entertaining however. They're involved in, you guessed it, a swing covers band called The Brat Pack, with their pal Cormac. Good on them. 

15. Does Your Mother Know That You're Out? - Eoghan Quigg

The jail bait national anthem. And doesn't he do it lovely. 

16. When You Say Nothing At All - Ronan Keating

A song that exploded in popularity when it was chosen to be on the highly coveted Notting Hill soundtrack. 

However, the jury's still out on whether he was just telling his love to shurrup or not.

17. Real To Me - Brian McFadden

This caused quite a star with the introduction of the word 'bullshit' to Irish broadcasting, but nevertheless, a shaggy-haired McFadden brought true realisation to the Irish public with his poignant lyrics and devastatingly tragic flat-cap. 

18. And finally, The Hucklebuck Is Back - Crystal Swing

Are they dancing?

Are they human?

Are they messin'?

Who knows. 

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