Win Nick’s Voucher

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We are here to help the Halloween party.

Yes, with all manner of scary shenanigans taking place this weekend, we have a spine-tingling €25 Golden Discs voucher to give away.

To enter, simply tell us below what your favourite song mentioning ghosts, demons, devils, witches, ghouls, monsters or spirits is.

Here’s mine.

Lines MUST close at 3pm EXTENDED until 6.06pm 6am Saturday!

(include video link where possible)

Nick says: Good luck!

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90 thoughts on “Win Nick’s Voucher

  1. Robert

    I have to go for Paul Evans ‘Hello, This is Joannie’ – an upbeat number with a neat little twist near the end.

    So spoiler alert, he’s phoning his girlfriend after they had a fight, and eventually gets a call to say she died in a car crash, so he calls her again in order to hear the voice of his now-dead girlfriend.
    The entire song sends chills down my spine, probably not in the way it was intended, because even when he’s phoning to hear the ghost voice of his girlfriend, the song remains extremely f**king upbeat.

    https://youtu.be/VRfS10Ae46o

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    1. Slightly Bemused

      I remember when that came out. Was a while before I noticed the sad message under the great tune! Thanks for the memory :)

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  2. Boj

    The Cranberries – Zombie (when in grown up mood)
    Ghostbusters – Ray Parker Jr. (when in a messin’ mood) My mam still makes her grown son do this dance…

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  3. Kolmo

    Beelzeboss Final Showdown – Tenacious D.

    It’s got everything required for a solid hallowe’en rock tune – Licks, Chops and a Rock-off contest with a Horned Immortal Devil with the most nightmarish of threats on losing said Rock-off, appropriate and understandable level of swearing, lightening, loss of a horn, portals of hell, all that in one tune.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKZFk5t3czs

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  4. Friscondo

    The Psychadelic Furs, The Ghost in You, from Mirror Moves. The opening bars immediately transport me back to my teens, when me and a guy called Andy were the only Furs fans in my school. Still sounds fresh and has a lovely melody. Underrated album. Still have the original vinyl. Happy days. Not very spooky I’m afraid. BTW. Still have Japan’s Ghosts on 12 inch single. In hindsight, overrated,pretentious and slightly comical on hearing again. Cool cover though.

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  5. Slightly Bemused

    Can I repost a worthy entry from last week’s competition, originally submitted by NuffSaid who would therefore deserve the honours if this is selected:

    NuffSaid’s Post:
    Spanish Train – Chris de Burgh

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnaUvPoiTfQ

    No, no, I know, I know, but stay with me here.

    Whatever your thoughts on Chris and the bulk of his work, the man can tell a story through music. A what better story, then the classic battle of Good and Evil.

    “The sun is down and the night’s riding in”

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    1. Slightly Bemused

      Darn clickbait! One of my Full Volume Favourites!

      Sorry, neighbour, I could not help myself. Blame Jasper :)

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  6. Kingfisher

    There are several tunes in the Irish tradition that are considered deeply unlucky. One is Cailín Deas Crúite na mBó in relation to any journey – superstitious people turn back from the door if they hear it played when they’re starting a journey. This is a tradition that a priest heard it being played and was so entranced by its beauty that he delayed going to give a dying person the last rites; when he finally arrived he was too late…
    Sí Beag, Sí Mór is thought equally unlucky because it is music reputed to have been heard by a fiddler passing a a mound of the Good People and hearing them competing in music.
    And King of the Fairies, by the same token, is supposed to have been given to a fiddler by the same people as a thank-you for playing for their dancing for a long night.

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    1. Daisy Chainsaw

      That has one of the funniest lines ever rapped. “Now you get to watch her leave,
      Out the window, guess that’s why they call it window pain

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  7. jeremy kyle

    Kyuss – Demon Cleaner

    It’s apparently really a song about brushing your teeth, but presumably in a really satanic way.,,

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  8. Niall

    Lullaby of London: The Pogues.

    May the ghosts that howl round the house at night never keep you from your sleep, may they all sleep tight down in hell tonight or wherever they may be….

    This song gets me every time, I love how it encapsulates the loneliness and solitude of separation and distance.
    Yet another example of why Shane Mc Gowan is a national treasure.

    https://youtu.be/cPtw8Pl_fn0

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  9. Harry

    It has to be Scary Monster’s by David Bowie
    https://youtu.be/NHywdqH3F6Y

    She had an horror of rooms, she was tired, you can’t hide beat
    When I looked in her eyes, they were blue but nobody home
    Well, she could’ve been a killer if she didn’t walk the way she do
    And she do
    She opened strange doors that we’d never close again

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  10. Liam Deliverance

    Killing Joke – On All Hallows Eve

    A unusual track, it’s soft and upbeat verses and chorus, strong steady beat and soft/hard lead guitar sections. Instead of demons and ghosts rising from the dead to haunt the living world this song imagines these two worlds converging and a reunion of those lost souls who once filled our lives.While listening it’s hard not to think of some of those souls, to be reminded of the small cracks they left in our hearts, that sting that has replaced their presence. The tempo of the track allows you to do that and it gives it a certain resonance.

    Killing Joke formed in 1978 in Notting Hill, London. Their initial style was industrial rock and they played a part in influencing such bands as Metallica, Nirvana and the Nine Inch Nails. As the years passed their style softened and they brought some electronic elements into their songs. They have produced 19 albums, On All Hallows Eve is taken from their 2012 album, MMXII

    “At last the dark years of grieving come to an end.
    Old haunts and habits invoking loved ones and friends.
    The graveyards forgotten, the churches are empty now.
    I recall the times past and how much I miss you all.

    Wake up! Reborn! Join in and celebrate!
    Make noise! Wake up the great dead with reverence.
    On all hallow’s eve.

    Endless drumming; rituals to wake up the dead.
    Bring gifts and spirits, good wine- just cheese and some bread.
    Incense of cigars and spices, pleasures we shared.
    Light up the graveyards to show how much we all care.

    Wake up! Reborn! Join in and celebrate!
    Make noise! Wake up the great dead with reverence.
    On all hallow’s eve..”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaydWjc2ZAI

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  11. Liam Deliverance

    Killing Joke – On All Hallows Eve

    A unusual track, it’s soft and upbeat verses and chorus, strong steady beat and soft/hard lead guitar sections. Instead of demons and ghosts rising from the dead to haunt the living world this song imagines these two worlds converging and a reunion of those lost souls who once filled our lives.While listening it’s hard not to think of some of those souls, to be reminded of the small cracks they left in our hearts, that sting that has replaced their presence. The tempo of the track allows you to do that and it gives it a certain resonance.

    Killing Joke formed in 1978 in Notting Hill, London. Their initial style was industrial rock and they played a part in influencing such bands as Metallica, Nirvana and the Nine Inch Nails. As the years passed their style softened and they brought some electronic elements into their songs. They have produced 19 albums, On All Hallows Eve is taken from their 2012 album, MMXII

    “At last the dark years of grieving come to an end.
    Old haunts and habits invoking loved ones and friends.
    The graveyards forgotten, the churches are empty now.
    I recall the times past and how much I miss you all.

    Wake up! Reborn! Join in and celebrate!
    Make noise! Wake up the great dead with reverence.
    On all hallow’s eve.

    Endless drumming; rituals to wake up the dead.
    Bring gifts and spirits, good wine- just cheese and some bread.
    Incense of cigars and spices, pleasures we shared.
    Light up the graveyards to show how much we all care.

    Wake up! Reborn! Join in and celebrate!
    Make noise! Wake up the great dead with reverence.
    On all hallow’s eve..”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaydWjc2ZAI

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  12. Slightly Bemused

    I think that this week has brought me on the most wonderful musical journey so far! From monsters to mash-ups, to rediscovering the wonderful UCD Choir, to finding Anabel Sweeney, to the wonderful Seo Linn and Colaiste Lurgan and their version of Old Town Road.

    Has to be done:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txD9fwYXzGk

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