Win Nick’s Voucher


So “Hurricane” Lorenzo has been and gone.

Good riddance!

There can be only one theme to this week’s competition to win a Golden Discs voucher, worth a staggering €25.

To enter, simply tell me below what is your favourite song mentioning storms or rain or wind…

Here’s mine.

Lines MUST close at 6.15pm EXTENDED until Midnight 2am (Saturday).

Nick says: Good luck!

(Please included YouTube link where possible)

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134 thoughts on “Win Nick’s Voucher

  1. Slightly Bemused

    The Storm by Big Country, hands down my favourite storm related song.

    My favourite version is from their Without The Aid of a Safety Net tour, live at the Barrowlands in Glasgow, before they brought out the loud guitars :)

    Link if for the whole concert, The Storm starts about 14:45 minutes, and if I did this right, the link should play there. I love this concert so much, it is a bookmark, as well as having the album!

  2. Friscondo

    The live version of Neil Young’s Like a Hurricane, from Weld. It goes on forever, yet you don’t want it to stop. Played loudly, after a few beers and you don’t care what the weather’s like outside. Fantastic.

    1. Slightly Bemused

      That was my mother’s favourite song! I recently heard Judy Garland’s version, and it moved me to tears as that was her favourite version.

    1. Bertie Theodore Alphege Blenkinsop

      A hollow victory.
      Nick emailed me to tell me I won tickets a few weeks ago and then ghosted me like a one night stand.

      1. Brother Barnabas

        all the Broadsheet Boys are the same – heavy petting and hot promises…. then nothing

      2. Nicholas Kelly

        Sorry Bertie. You were on the guest list for the show. I meant to reply to confirm but forgot. Apologies.

  3. fez

    Kate Tempest – Tunnel Vision

    Existence is futile, so we don’t engage
    But it was our boats that sailed, killed, stole, and made frail
    It was our boots that stamped
    It was our courts that jailed
    And it was our f***in’ banks that got bailed
    It was us who turned bleakly away
    Looked back down at our nails and our wedding plans
    In the face of a full-force gale, we said
    “Well, it’s not up to us to make this place a better land
    It’s not up to us to make this place a better land”
    Justice, justice, recompense, humility
    Trust is, trust is something we will never see
    Till love is unconditional
    The myth of the individual has left us disconnected, lost, and pitiful
    I’m out in the rain
    It’s a cold night in London
    And I’m screaming at my loved ones to wake up and love more
    I’m pleading with my loved ones to wake up and love more

  4. scottser

    And it stoned me by Van Morrison. A glorification of getting pissed on, then getting pissed, wrapped up in a tale of boyhood freedoms and set to a killer soul tune.

  5. Termagant

    Iron Maiden – Lightning Strikes Twice
    A clattering howling gale of a song from the unfairly maligned Blaze Bayley period. He may not have been Bruce but that doesn’t mean he didn’t have a cracking set of pipes.

  6. Termagant

    And because you wouldn’t just buy one raffle ticket

    Sisters of Mercy – Temple of Love
    Shine like thunder!
    Cry like rain!

  7. GiggidyGoo


    Waiting for the hurricane – dedicated to Evelyn Cusack

    Don’t rain on my Parade – dedicated to Boutique Posh Boy

  8. Glat1

    Fireworks – After a Hurricane comes a rainbow by Katy Perry:

    It’s upbeat and reminds us all that whatever storm we are weathering, there are better days ahead.

    I did see a rainbow today, but it was because the folks on the building site next to the office were spraying water for some technical reason I don’t understand.

  9. Otis Blue

    Dry the Rain – The Beta Band

    Tinseltown in the Rain – The Blue Nile

    Over Rainbows and Rainier – Damien Jurado

    Wild is the Wind – David Bowie

    Riddle in the Rain – Grant McLennan

    Spring Rain – Go Betweens

    Europe After the Rain – John Foxx

    Purple Rain – Prince

    So. Central Rain – REM

    Tokyo Storm Warning – Elvis Costello

    Catch the Breeze. – Slowdive

    Le Vent Nous Portera – Sophie Hunger

    Rain of Ruin – Suicide

    After the Flood – Talk Talk

    Raindrops – Tindersticks

    The Breeze – Bill Callahan

    Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers

    1. some old queen

      We are not allowed to mention Morrissey on this site it appears- it upsets the lesbians.

  10. Ads

    What? 72 replies and nobody’s thought of It’s Raining Men? Surely the obvious song on a day when we’ve been visited by a storm with such a gigilous name as Lorenzo?

  11. Liam Deliverance

    Sister Rosetta Tharpe – Didn’t it rain

    The “Godmother of Rock and Roll” , this wonderful performance comes from an American Folk Blues Tour in England in 1964, this recording comes from Manchester. A five decades long career starting in 1919 inspired many more greats that followed in her footsteps.Voice, showmanship and guitar playing, she had it all. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018 as an “early influence”, and what an influence, she inspired Elvis Presley, Little Richard, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and many more that followed in their footsteps. Next Wednesday , 9th of October, is the 46th anniversary of her passing in 1973.

    Didn’t it rain, children
    Rain on my Lord
    Didn’t it, didn’t it, didn’t it, oh
    Oh, my Lord, didn’t it rain
    Rain, rain, rain, rain, rain

  12. Slightly Bemused

    I have said it before: Even if I don’t win the tickets, I win because of all the great suggestions that flood in (Pun sorta intended :-) )

    Thanks Nick, and thanks everyone for the great songs.

    Except Jarvis. Just never could warm to that gi… man.

  13. f_lawless

    SummerBreeze by the Isley Brothers is a 70s rock-soul classic with its distinctive crisp fuzz tone lead guitar. The original by Seala and Croft is not half bad either

  14. Nick Kelly

    And this makes it 100 posts! Many thanks to all our readers for so many memorable and enjoyable entries.

  15. f_lawless

    ‘The Jeremy Spencer Band – Cool Breeze’ sounds like it could be straight off a 70s Fleetwood Mac album. Of course Jeremy Spencer was the former Fleetwood Mac guitarist who famously went AWOL while on tour with the band in the States, joined ‘The Children of God’ cult and never played for Fleetwood Mac again

  16. mucker no. 238

    scorpion winds of change. Was there ever a better whistly bit in a song? (ooh that could make a good competition)

    1. Slightly Bemused

      I seem to recall that that whistly bit was used in a spy film as the unlock code to a sound triggered safe. That’s about all I can remember from the film, if it even existed!

  17. Mel H

    Surprised there were no votes for the Temptations or Faces with “I wish it would rain”, or Carole King’s “Might as well rain until September 2020”.

        1. Lilly

          Haha, #LivingMyBestLife – I might have to change my name, which is a nuisance. I’ve had the same moniker on BS forever. Remember at one stage there were at least 3 Annes? ‘Twas confusing. At least Lilly2 gave us a nice tune.

      1. scottser

        He! Sorry Lilly, my little one wanted to post about unicorns and I forgot to change my name back. don’t worry she won’t be stealing your broadsheet crown anytime soon..

        1. Lilly

          Ah ha! No apology necessary Scottser. We Lillies like our unicorns. I thought it was Memes messin’.

  18. Slightly Bemused

    Darn you Nick (shakes fist in mock frustration)! I had hoped to get work done today, but instead my weekend will be taken up in listening to all these great songs (except Jarvis) and the occasionally YouTube random link.

    Which, rather bizarrely, ended up here, with an Abba, Olivia Newton John and Andy Gibb mixup from some show, likely late 70s early 80s. Surprisingly fun :) And I just had to share, so you can all waste your weekends too! Blame Nick, it’s all his fault.

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