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The Undertones among three northern acts to make RTÉ 2fm listeners' best Irish songs playlist

The Undertones' Teenage Kicks made it in to the top 10 of RTÉ 2fm listeners Ultimate Irish Playlist
The Undertones' Teenage Kicks made it in to the top 10 of RTÉ 2fm listeners Ultimate Irish Playlist

THE Undertones, Van Morrison and Snow Patrol are among northern acts to make the cut for RTÉ’s Ultimate Irish playlist.

Listeners for RTÉ 2fm were asked to vote for their favourite song by an Irish artist, with The Cranberries’ hit Zombie taking the top spot.

The protest song penned by the Limerick band’s late singer Dolores O’Riordan, in memory of two children killed in the 1993 IRA Warrington bombing.

Derry’s The Undertones were the highest entry from the north, with Teenage Kicks finishing eight while Bangor’s Snow Patrol were at 13 with Chasing Cars and Van Morrison’s Brown Eyed Girl at 16.

The Pogues' all time Christmas classic Fairytale of New York was just pipped to the top post with Thin Lizzy’s rock standard The Boys Are Back in Town at three.

With the playlist officially unveiled on Monday on RTÉ One, Derry born Girls Aloud star Nadine Coyle performed The Cranberries' winning song.

Fans were also treated to performances from B*Witched, Bagatelle and Nathan Carter, The Stunning, Sharon Shannon and Mundy.

1. The Cranberries - Zombie

2. The Pogues – Fairytale of New York

3. Thin Lizzy - The Boys Are Back in Town

4. The Saw Doctors - N17

5. Aslan - Crazy World

6. U2 - Where the Streets Have No Name

7. Sinéad O'Connor - Nothing Compares 2 U

8. The Undertones - Teenage Kicks

9. Bagatelle - Summer in Dublin

10. Mark McCabe - Maniac 2000

11. The Stunning - Brewing Up a Storm

12. Sharon Shannon, Mundy - Galway Girl

13. Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars

14. Westlife - World of Our Own

15. Hozier - Take Me to Church

16. Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl

17. Christy Moore - Ride On

18. Put 'Em Under Pressure

19. B*Witched - C'est la Vie

20. Hothouse Flowers - Don't Go

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