For the record, this was not an easy task. Kermit the Frog was right.
It's not easy being green.
Going Green: A Pop Playlist for St. Patrick's Day
1. Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg - "California Gurls"
"I know a place where the grass is really greener2. Jessie and the Toy Boys - "Money Makes the Girl Go Round"
Warm, wet and wild; there must be something in the water."
"Bet you'll holler for that dollar!*Fun fact: this song is supposedly about Florrie, a rival singer and former label-mate from UK pop factory Xenomania, back when she was Jessie Malakouti.
Green is such a pretty color."
3. Britney Spears - "Heaven on Earth"
"The palest green - I've never seen the color of your eyes*Fun fact: "Heaven on Earth" was written by Nicole Morier, and was her big break as a songwriter. She's written with Spears, Wynter Gordon, Hyper Crush, Sky Ferreira and more, and has released her own (smashing) solo material as Coco Morier.
They've taken me from far away; one look and you stop time."
4. Lady Gaga - "Summerboy"
"Sunglasses cover up my green eyes5. Alanis Morissette - "Hand in My Pocket"
My martini glistens, yeah, while checking out other guys."
"I'm free, but I'm focused.6. Beyoncé - "Green Light"
I'm green, but I'm wise.
I'm hard, but I'm friendly, baby."
"So if you want to (uh huh uh uh uh)
You got the green light.
Go go go go go go go go go go go green light!"
"Holding up traffic - green means go!"7. Eminem - "The Real Slim Shady"
"Sometimes I wanna get on tv and just let loose, but can't8. No Doubt - "Sixteen"
But it's cool for Tom Green to hump a dead moose."
"You'll be segregated; you're gonna be closed off9. Ke$ha - "Who Do You Love?"
You're callow and you're green, 'cause you're caught between."
"I feel it in my bones, feel it 'til I turn greenFun fact: Obviously this is from the vast vault of unreleased Ke$ha songs, which is why I've provided it here for you to download. Enjoy!
Gettin' me all pissy 'cause I see you watching..."
10. Trey Songz feat. Nicki Minaj - "Bottoms Up"
"Bottoms up, bottoms up! Pocket full of green11. Sara Bareilles - "Kaleidoscope Heart"
Girl you know I love the way you shake it in them jeans."
"Feel the fire burning up; inspire me with blood of blue and green12. Kelly Rowland feat. Lil Wayne - "Motivation"
I have hope - Inside is not a heart but a kaleidoscope."
"It go green light...go Yeezy go13. P!nk - "Most Girls"
I like to taste that sugar; that Sweet-n-Low."
"Most girls want a man with the mean green14. Jill Scott - "Womanifesto"
Don't wanna dance if you can't be everything that I dream of
A man that understands real love."
"Strong legs that stroll off the 33 bus15. Miranda Cosgrove - "Disgusting"
Or out of a money green Phantom comfortably."
"My mind blinks like a traffic lightFun fact: This was originally written by Ke$ha and was an outtake from Animal. Ke$ha rarely sells her unreleased songs to other artists, but this was an exception. Want to hear Ke$ha's version (it's better, obviously)? Here it is!
It's green and red and stop and go, changing all the time."
16. Lily Allen - "Cheryl Tweedy"
"Wish I had blonde hair; I wish I had green eyesFun fact: This is an unreleased song and I have no idea where I found it, but it's very interesting. Cheryl Tweedy is the maiden name of Girls Aloud singer and ex-X Factor judge Cheryl Cole.
So many things about myself that I despise."
17. Kylie Minogue - "Cruise Control"
"Uh, uh, lights go green
Time out - do you know what I mean?"
Catch the playlist (minus the two unreleased tracks) on Spotify, and Happy St. Patrick's Day to all!