In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, here are my top 5 favorite songs with the word “green” in the title. No hyphenated green words in titles like “Green-Eyed Lady” by Sugarloaf allowed. No words with green as a part of them like “Greensleeves.” Just green. That’s it.
I’m choosing the Lemon Pipers singing “Green Tambourine” at #5. It’s fun, poppy psychedelia. Watch the very cool old video.
Number 4 is dripping with soul.
Booker T & The MGs was a groundbreaking integrated group. Help yourself to some “Green Onions” and enjoy watching the audience not know how to react to their sound.
Here’s a song that exemplifies the best of the Southern Rock genre as the Outlaws sing about “Green Grass & High Tides” and jam for almost 10 minutes. It’s a deejay bathroom break favorite.
Take a trip with Credence Clearwater Revival to “Green River,” checking in at #2 on my list.
Reigning as my favorite green-titled song is the super-funky “Green Earrings” from Steely Dan. Here’s a solid live version with an extended sax solo.
Not very Irish other than the green references, so I’ll leave you with a very Irish song performed by Irish rockers Thin Lizzy with the late, great Phil Lynott on lead vocals.