by PATRICIA MCNAMARA, Feis America Magazine contributor

Heading to Pennsylvania this weekend for Feis na Cara? Or maybe you’re simply gearing up for a new year of feiseanna.

No matter your competitive destination this weekend (or beyond), we want to share four tunes you should add to your own playlist before lacing up and taking the stage.

“T.H.E [The Hardest Ever]” – ft. Mick Jagger & Jennifer Lopez
Are you gonna dance your hardest this weekend?

“Let’s See How Far We’ve Come” – Matchbox Twenty
This toe-tapping beat will make you think about all of your Irish dance accomplishments from last year…and focus on your goals for 2012.

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“Born To Run” – Bruce Springsteen
OK, more like you were born to dance. But ya get the point.

“Good Feeling” – Flo Rida
Listen to this and you’ll have a good feeling about your dancing, too.