03/17/2014 at 07:00 PM EDT
In honor of St. Patrick's Day
, Billboard has compiled the top 10 Irish musicians
and ranked them according to their presence on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Born, raised and/or formed in Ireland, these are the top 10 Irish artists of all time.
10. Thin Lizzy
Fronted by Phil Lynott, these rockers had their biggest chart success with "The Boys Are Back in Town," which went to No. 12 on the Hot 100 in 1976.
9. The Irish Rovers
The Irish Rovers hit No. 7 in 1968 with their hit "The Unicorn."
8. The Cranberries
Perhaps best known for their hit "Zombie," the group, led by Dolores O'Riordan, climbed to No. 8 on the Hot 100 with "Linger" in 1994.
7. The Script
The Script ascended to No. 12 on the Hot 100 in 2010 with this song, though it was written in 2008.
While she's probably better known for "Orinoco Flow" or "Sail Away," Enya's biggest chart success actually came from her involvement with this tune (it samples the Fugees's "Ready Or Not," which was itself based on a slowed-down sample
of Enya's 1987 tune "Boadicea"). The song went to No. 2 in 2004.
5. Snow Patrol
Placement in Grey's Anatomy
helped this song hit No. 5 on the Hot 100 in 2006.
4. Van Morrison
Van the Man's highest-charting hit isn't "Moondance" or "Brown-Eyed Girl;" it's this up-tempo raver from 1970's His Band and the Street Choir
, which climbed to No. 9 on the Hot 100 in 1971.
3. Sinéad O'Connor
This massive, Prince-penned hit climbed to No. 1 in 1990 and stayed there for four weeks, aided by O'Connor
's performance in the minimalistic, marvelously emotive video.
2. Gilbert O'Sullivan
O'Sullivan's upbeat yet incredibly morose hit ascended the Hot 100 for six weeks in 1972.
U knew it had 2 be this way. (Sorry.) Bono and company
sat astride the Hot 100 for three weeks in 1987 based off this inescapable hit.
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