Feeling Irish yet? Wearing something green, talking in a fake Irish accent, or just getting crazy drunk is what you're expected to do on St. Patrick's Day. It's not exactly what we'd advise you to do, unless you're actually Irish (plus over 21 of course), looking to connect with your roots. One way to incorporate some green into your day, that isn't as campy as dressing like a Leprechaun, is to bump some Al Green.
Listening to the R&B icon beats waking the neighbors to your remix of "99 Bottles of Beer On the Wall." Al is easy listening—easy enough to chug a beer to the pounding bass of "Love and Happiness" or nurse a Guinness for a solid hour to his classic greatest hits collection on repeat. The only downside is that once you start, it's hard to break up the marriage of a night of drinking with the good Reverend Al's music. Here's our soundtrack to enjoying St. Patrick's Day responsibly.
After the countless blizzards in New York City, today's the perfect day to spend in a beer garden.
Download: Al Green "Feels Like Summer"
It's not just about feeling Irish, you should also feel lucky enough to get some trim if you let someone get next to you while this is playing.
Download: Al Green "Tired Of Being Alone"
Alcohol can make you do really stupid things. A shotgun wedding is one of them.
Download: Al Green "Let's Get Married"
"Stay With Me" is not what you want to drunk text tonight.
Download: Al Green "Stay With Me"
The color of the day is green. Don't let the green lying in your pocket leaving you broke and in sadness.
Download: Al Green "Love And Happiness"
The anthem for a slow decent into alcoholism. Don't be a victim.