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Here's our Spotify playlist of 30 songs that'll make you want to dig out your McKenzie tracksuit

The soundtrack to getting bad notes in your journal in secondary school.


OVER THE LAST couple of weeks, we’ve been making some playlists on’s Spotify account (which is here, if you’d like to follow it).

The first one we made was comprised of Songs You Thought Were So Deep When You Were Younger (think: Hero by Enrique Iglesias, What Would You Do by City High, and basically Pink’s entire early discography), the second was a compilation of some amazing Irish women in music to celebrate International Women’s Day 2019 (which we managed to make 4 hours 20 minutes long, with a tracklisting of 69 songs). Then we had a playlist of bops made my Irish people to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, and a playlist called For Anyone Who Spent Too Much Time at Central Bank in their Teens, which left many people feeling personally attacked. 

The final playlist in this series is called Songs That Will Make You Want To Dig Out Your McKenzie Tracksuit, and it features some of the best garage tunes that have been in the charts (which you probably enjoyed when you spent your teen years buying things off the Euro Saver menu so you could spend hours hanging around in a McDonald’s with your mates sending each other songs on your Nokia Music Xpress phones), as well as some songs that will remind you of your teen disco days. The weather’s lovely, so soak up the nostalgia, crack open a can of a generic supermarket own-brand energy drink (as you inexplicably did quite often as a teenager) and enjoy.

  1. Heartbroken (Edit) – T2
  2. Babycakes – 3 Of A Kind
  3. Nu Flow – Big Brovaz
  4. Man Dem (feat. Tinchy Stryder) – Chip
  5. All I Want (Sunship Radio Edit) – Mis-Teeq
  6. 21 Seconds – So Solid Crew
  7. Chip Diddy Chip – Chip
  8. Fix Up, Look Sharp – Dizzee Rascal 
  9. Fit but You Know It – The Streets
  10. Stand Up Tall – Dizzee Rascal 
  11. Wearing My Rolex – Wiley
  12. Do You Really Like It? – DJ Pied Piper & The Masters of Ceremonies 
  13. Body Groove – Architechs, Nana
  14. Gotta Get Thru This (D’N'D Radio Edit) – Daniel Bedingfield 
  15. Re-Rewind – Artful Dodger (feat. Craig David) 
  16. Movin Too Fast (Radio Mix) – Romina Johnson 
  17. Favourite Things – Big Brovaz
  18. Fill Me In – Craig David
  19. Has It Come to This? – The Streets
  20. Blinded by the lights – The Streets
  21. Dy-Na-Mi-Tee – Ms. Dynamite
  22. “sorry (i Didn’t Know)” – Monsta Boy
  23. Renegade Master -Wildchild 
  24. Bound 4 da Reload (Casualty) – Oxide & Neutrino 
  25. Tokyo Drift – Teriyaki Boyz
  26. Ain’t No Party – DJ Kicken
  27. Come With Me – Special D.
  28. Better Off Alone – Alice DJ
  29. The Logical Song – Scooter
  30. Weak Become Heroes – The Streets 

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