A Song For Ma



Every week we give away a voucher worth 25 EUROS to spend at any of the 13 Golden Discs stores nationwide.

All we ask is for you to choose a song that we can play at LUNCHTIME today

This week’s theme: a tune for my Mother.

To enter, just complete this sentence.

‘To cheer up my mother I usually play……….by……………..’

Lines MUST close at 12.45pm

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37 thoughts on “A Song For Ma

  1. dav

    I usually play ” the sound of silence” by simon & garfunkel, because it goes down well in the graveyard

  2. Harry Molloy

    To cheer up my mother I always play Wagonwheel by Nathan Carter because it’s awesome

  3. Raymondo

    To cheer up my mother I usually play Limerick You’re A Lady by Denis Allen. Tis true – after 50 years in the UK, she still loves it

  4. Adam B

    To cheer herself up my mother used to play No Frontiers by Mary Black. Well it’s the song I remember most from when I’d get up on a Sunday morning and she’d have the record player on, toast on the table.

    Since she passed I couldnt listen to or even think of the song without becoming a blubbery mess. Reeling in the Years 1989 caught me off guard more than once in front of friends and family.

    I took her stash of records when we sold the house a few years ago, lo and behold there is the record sleeve. Alas, no record inside but what can you do!

    Long winded answer but there you go.

    1. Annie

      I recognise some of my own childhood here, what a lovely story. I’m sorry for your loss.

  5. Ted

    I usually play “Mama” by The Spice Girls, because she bursts into a Ginger Spice impression every time.

  6. 321gillian

    To cheer up my mother I always play “Applejack” Dolly Parton. Basically, any of Dolly’s anthems.

  7. Ciarán

    To cheer up my mother I play piano man by Billy Joel, then we take the piss out of our wrongly interpreted lyrics!
    “…and he’s sitting with davy who’s sipping on gravy “

  8. Optimus Grime

    To cheer up my mother I usually play Tommy K by Mike Denver as she spends so much time attending his gigs and concerts I am starting to think I might be adopted and Mike might actually be her real son!

  9. fluffybiscuits

    For my mother it has to be Bay City Rollers “Bye Bye Baby”, it’s one of her favourites. At Xmas time being drunk and somewhat slightly worse for wear she danced to it after it came up on TOTP2 . The old bat when not hounding me to encourage my brother to make friends or annoying me to check her and me da in for flights is loveable and young at heart <3

    Flaps xx

  10. Ste

    To cheer my mother up I always play “Girlfriend In A Coma” by The Smiths

    Never fails to raise a smile!

  11. ItWasChaosBilly

    To cheer up my mother I always play ‘Message to You Rudy’ by the Specials, because she always seems to forget that she’s told me a million times that the best gig she ever saw was The Specials and The Beat together in Leisureland in the 80’s in Galway. I think it’s her way of telling me she was cool, and it’s great.

  12. Mairead

    To cheer up my mother I usually play, “My Girlfriend Has A Mobile Phone” by Richie Kavanagh

    She’s a jolly oul bat but her music taste is very questionable :-D

  13. BillyTwelveTrees

    To cheer up my mother I usually play. “Second Skin” by DYING FETUS

    She still prefers Daniel O’ Donnell though. . .

  14. Boj

    To cheer up my mother I usually play Ghostbusters Theme tune by Ray Parker Jr.
    She loves it when I do the walk, y’know the thumbs in the pockets and heels to the beat, She gets so clappy & giddy watching her little boy do this…..I’m 36

  15. James Chimney

    I normally roll up with a full P.A. on the back of a flatbed truck and me and the other guys start of with Police & Thieves, the Junior Marvin classic, our set touches on most musical styles of the last forty years, punk, new wave, we throw in a bit of a nod to Joe Loss the london big band leader before pressing hard on the angst switch and launching into Delaware (Not the Perry Como tune) but a rather rousing guitar drenched romp by U.S. shoegazers Drop Nineteens.

    By now her foot’s tapping nicely and her neighbours are reminding her of the previous, we showed up, some guff about the public order unit which led to a residency in the Garda club on Harcourt Street doing Garth Brooks and Glen Hansard covers to some teary eyed sorts that missed mammy.

    But I digress, she loves “Dress Sexy at my funeral” by Smog. Or anything by a Flux of Pink Indians.

  16. Frilly Keane

    am I too late?

    To cheer up my mother t’would have to be “Release Me” by Englebert Humperdinck

    which becomes “The Last Waltze” by the end of the sing song

  17. Chrimental

    To cheer up my mother I usually play any sort of Christmas tune by Frank Sinatra or the Rat Pack in general. The more out of season the Christmas frivolity is the better. She’s absolutely Christmas mental. Further evidence can be found in her recent purchase of decorations for a tree last week.

    As it happens this day 7 months it’ll all be over and we can commence chocolate roses and movies on the sofa…

      1. MoyestWithExcitement

        That’s your job. Next time, I’d appreciate a buffer between my beans and my sausages, thanks.

        1. Kerri Ann

          Not the first old buffer you’ve had between your beans and your sausages, wha?

  18. Mulder

    The song has to be, 2 wheels on my trike but i be still hobbling along, even though the pot holes be size of lakes, still 2 good wheels on my trike, like.
    The story of Ireland.

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