As always, this love fest is the product of my friends, FAE (never absent in my heart, always in my prayers, and just one heck of a gal and she'd make a great Irish lass) and Stephen T. McCarthy (might be Irish...there are telltale signs...). I'm a once a month participant on the 15th, and returning on the 21st with results of YOUR voting, so let's get this show on the road.
Go ahead, guess the top three Irish singers/bands. Neuro synapses can be created with this simple exercise of mental recall (according to me). As much as I hate to reference the big wigs, here I go: according to Billboard, the top ranking Irish artists are U2, Gilbert O'Sullivan (not even his real o'name), and Sinead O'Connor.
Let's pit those big boys (and girl) against each other and see what shakes out, for the love of St. Patty.
"With or Without You"
Peak date: 5/16/87
"Alone Again, Naturally"
Peak date: 7/29/72
"Nothing Compares 2 U"
Peak date: 4/21/90
Ha! How will they do? Will someone walk away, head handing low, too big for their great green britches? Will I have to call the WAAAAmbulance?
Time to vote, peeps! Bono vs Gilbert O vs Sinead O....you decide the REAL top irish artist. Vote as many times as you like, as long as you like the number one. Then visit the rest of the gang, who are ALL irish on the 17th, I swear on me mudder's potato recipe.
Happy St. Patrick's Day, too - I've got to have a jump on everyone else, I started two days early.