Holiday · Music · Music Monday · Nostalgia

An Ode to St. Patrick: 10 Singers Whose Names Start with Pat


Ah, St. Patrick’s Day… the day to wear green (and to pinch those that don’t), the day to drink a few pints (most likely in a pub like the one shown above), and the day to celebrate all things Irish.

Since this week holds this much-loved holiday, we thought it would only be appropriate if our Music Monday post was an ode to St. Patrick himself. And what better way to do that then to share a playlist of 10 Singers Whose Names Start with Pat. We’re not sure if any of them are Irish, but then again, St. Patrick himself wasn’t Irish either. (Who knew?)

So as much as we love a good Irish jig, we thought this would be a fun, non-traditional selection of songs sure to start your St. Patrick’s Day week off right. By the way, we wrap up this playlist with a song so catchy, you’re sure to still be singing it by the time St. Patty’s Day rolls around on Friday. Take a listen, you’ll see what we mean.

1) Because the Night – Patti Smith (1978)

2) Heartbreaker – Pat Benatar (1979)

3) Goodbye to You – Patty Smyth (Scandal) (1982)

4) On My Own ft. Michael McDonald – Patti LaBelle (1986)

5) Last Train Home – Pat Metheny (1987)

6) I Try to Think About Elvis – Patty Loveless (1994)

7) Haven’t Seen For A While – Pat McGee (1997)

8) When it Don’t Come Easy – Patty Griffin (2004)

9) While I Was Away – Pat Green (2015)

10) Play That Song – Pat Monahan (Lead singer of Train) (2016)

 Talk to Us: Did we miss any of your favorite, crooning Pats?


At the Nostalgia Diaries, our goal is to help you simplify, enhance, and engage your lives by focusing on the most important things: remembering, appreciating, believing, and becoming. It’s all about celebrating the past to create better days today.

We’d love for you to join us in this journey.

P.S. Don’t forget to follow our colorful, creative spaces on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. We’re fun and happy and whimsical and nostalgic over there, too. Pinky swear.

5 thoughts on “An Ode to St. Patrick: 10 Singers Whose Names Start with Pat

  1. I completely forgot St. Patrick’s Day was already this week! Time is flying by. I will definitely have some of these stuck in my head for days 😛

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.