Kiss Us, We’re Irish: Top 10 Songs For Kissing An Irishman (Or Anyone, Really)

Aw, ’tis the luck of the Irish today, or whatever! When Irish eyes are smiling and Erin Go Bragh, all you leprechauns…? You get where we’re going with this: Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Now we don’t condone underage drinking, by any means, but we’d be naive if we didn’t point out that today is the day that everyone makes an excuse to pretend they’re an alcoholic. And, oh brother, the kissing! So much kissing goes on today!

“Kiss Me, I’m Irish” is apparently a rule that applies only on March 17. You must kiss every Irish person you meet today, so be on the lookout for red hair and redder cheeks.

And you can count on us to help: Turn up one or all of these 10 best kissing songs, grab the leprechaun you love and pucker up, baby. It’s makeout time!

10.) “Kiss Me” by Sixpence None The Richer

The sweetest, sappiest song that went from being cute and romantic to the background of every movie trailer after 1997.

9.) “Butterfly Kisses” by Bob Carlisle

The song is an ode to a daughter giving her daddy “butterfly kisses” (the soft touch of eyelashes fluttering on a cheek). So to avoid all creepiness, save this one for immediate family only.

8.) “I Kissed A Girl” by Katy Perry

She did, she liked it, and so did we. Don’t forget your cherry-flavored chapstick! (Watch the video below!)

7.) “This Kiss” by Faith Hill

The country-pop crossover provided lovebirds with even more reason to snuggle up and cherish their kissytimes with this lovely ditty.

6.) “I Kissed A Girl” by Jill Sobule

Yes, before Katy Perry, there was a quirky folk singer whose ode to Sapphic desire was an adorable foray into bicuriousity.

5.) “Kiss From A Rose” by Seal

A hit off the Batman Forever soundtrack, Seal made ladies swoon all around the world with the vocal equivalent of honey and candlewax.

4.) “It’s In His Kiss (Shoop Shoop Song)” by Betty Everett

Well, where do you think Cher got it from?

3.) “Kiss Is On My List” by Hall & Oates

Let’s not forget the very hairy ’80s R&B duo that gave “blue-eyed soul” a run for its money, especially in this song that made you want to get all up in John Oates’ mustache.

2.) “Kissing You” by Des’ree

From the 1996 soundtrack to Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet, this gorgeous ballad drips with romance and desire, and is as crucial to any big-hearted girl as The Notebook and Eat, Pray, Love.

1.) “Kiss” by Prince

That little man from Minnesota with the weird facial hair (and weirder symbol) oozes sexiness like rain from a cloud, and although it may feel, at times, unnatural, you’ve just got to go with it, because this is one of the best songs ever.

Honorable mentions:

“Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me” by U2, “Kiss Me On My Neck” by Erykah Badu and [my personal karaoke standby that too often goes forgotten] “Kiss The Rain” by Billie Myers.

+ Watch Katy Perry’s “I Kissed A Girl” video.