Win Nick’s Voucher


A blessed sunny day. Rejoice!

Let’s celebrate by giving away a shining €25 Golden Discs voucher. Simply tell me your favourite song about summer or sunshine.

Here’s mine.

The winner will be chosen by my parrot.

Lines close at 6am (Saturday)!

Please include video links if possible.

Nick says: Good luck.

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136 thoughts on “Win Nick’s Voucher

  1. Celticon

    I’ll always love Summer In Dublin. It’s been a comfort song since I left the country in ‘98.

      1. Rosette of Sirius

        404 for me too… odd as it worked earlier.

        Try a different one here…

        I saw them play here 4 times. 1990, a few years later in maybe 1993, then in maybe 2015 (can’t remember) in Vicar Street and then in 2018 in the Button Club. Love them. Saw them in New York a couple of times too….

  2. Chimpy

    Modjo – Lady
    One of my all time favourite Summer tunes. Every time I hear it, it brings me back to Summer 2000. I remember it coming out just after my final exam in the leaving cert and it just epitomised the freedom of having the exams done. The joy of feeling a massive weight had just been lifted and we could all go out and enjoy the sunshine. Blissful times.

    1. Boj

      Love it! That tune and Groovejet were great summer tunes/memories!
      FYI.That entire Modjo album is a little gem with live lounge versions on disc 2!

  3. Clampers Outside

    Summertime by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, in 1991

    It does exactly as it says on the tin, or in the lyrics, provides a “soft subtle mix” to “break the monotony of all that hardcore dance” of the era, as the song lyrics call for chiller (summer) times, and that cued with the classic beat, more reminiscent of tracks from an earlier period, as per the sampled Kool & The Gang track ‘Summer Madness’.

    Me, I think it has a timeless quality, as good music does :)

    Mr Smith had a knack for this kinda pop, and pulled off another in a similar vein with Gettin’ Jiggy With It in 1997.

    1. Steve

      Even though I just dropped my own suggestion in, this is what I thought should be the definitive summer track

      1. Bertie Theodore Alphege Blenkinsop

        Clampers, I think Steve is looking to share a taxi with yourself and Will.

  4. Clampers Outside

    Keep ’em coming, I’m putting these into a playist on deh’ tube :)

      1. Pee Pee

        Really? Wouldn’t be a Jerry Seinfeld fan. He’s too “have u seen this?” Will give it a look see.

        1. Bertie Theodore Alphege Blenkinsop

          I found it brilliant but he’d be my type of humour, probably won’t convert you :)

  5. Smith

    Aztec Camera – Somewhere In My Heart

    Summer in the city where the air is still
    A baby being born to the overkill
    Who cares what people say
    We walk down love’s motorway

    Not really about summer, but the opening instantly forces me to turn up the volume & roll down the window. Sunny pop perfection.

  6. Pee Pee

    Nobody mentioning Daft Punk’s new single “Get Lucky”? Check it out if u get the chance. Sound of the summer.

  7. fluffybiscuits

    Umboza Sunshine

    Reminds me of the first time I had friends as a loner in Achill Island at 15 years of age on holiday

    Then boom five years later I go on to meet people who become my best ever friends.. now at 37 I have loads of mates!!

    Life !

    1. Boj

      Say “Mr Blue-Sky” really slowly through a harmonica and you got the outro..ha!

    1. bertie blenkinsop

      If you run out of tunes before I get to the vinegar strokes, I can suggest plenty more…..

  8. Rugbyfan

    Remember my dad playing The Kinks’ Sunny afternoon on the record player at home. We used to holiday in Donegal, where he was from, and I remember one hot summer back in the 80s ( weren’t they all when we were young)and us sitting in the back of the old Renault 12 as we drove down to the beach. The song came on the radio , the volume was adjusted higher, we all smiled and it was just the perfect song to go with a perfect sunny summer day!

  9. Moose

    Battleflag by the Lo Fidelity Allstars, soundtracked my summer in 1998, jokes & yokes

    1. Specific Gravity

      I’d forgotten how good that is. Unashamed to admit their RDS gig in 88 or so was a blast . Some strong musicians in that band.

  10. Niall

    “Oh what a daaaaayyyy……”

    Love this song. It always puts a smile on my face and a pep in my step

    Bright, Smiley, Happy, Hopeful and joyful, it brings me back to a more carefree summer in the late 90s

    Ladies & Gentlemen, I give you PictureHouse and Sunburst

  11. Morgen Scheißekopf

    Black Lace, Agadoo
    What young ladies man didn’t sneer towards the kiddies club when they first heard this abroad. Then, several years later, didn’t thank the high heavens when it meant a few minutes relief from constant pestering.
    You know who we are!

  12. Will

    The Lovin’ Spoonful – Summer in the City
    The coolest intro: two notes and a snare, repeated and then… “hot town…”
    With a crazy instrumental and a genius piano riff half way through, it’s all wrapped up in two and a half minutes. Hard to beat for its evocative conjuring of a sweltering downtown. Up there with the kinks but just a shade cooler imho.

  13. Slightly Bemused

    Sorry I am late to the party – I ate a yoghurt that decided to gain sentience and have revenge.

    Actually, my favourite summertime song is one my Brother wrote many years ago, called Blue Sun to a (naturally) blues riff. I cannot find it online, and without his permission do not feel I can post it. But still sing it to myself regularly as it makes me feel better.
    Chorus goes:
    Maybe my being blue is what you want, but I don’t understand
    The only thing I know in this whole world is I wanna be your loving man

    I guess it sings to the hopeful romantic in me :-)

    Obligatory Muppets Summertime song :-)

      1. Slightly Bemused

        I had not realised it was that long ago! Next Saturday will have to be a special!

        1. V

          Twitter was full of Hensen tributes and historical links the last few days

          If it’s your thing
          Folly @MuppetHistory
          and the official blue ticked @The Muppets hasn’t taken the Disney sugar coated corpo speak pills, it’s very much its own voice

          Anyway, here’s a little Jim that might make some of ye (works for me anyway – sometimes) hold it together for another bit

          Btw Kermit was 65 himself there a few days ago

          And here’s Jim Henson’s Puppets first appearance on Telly

      1. Slightly Bemused

        Thanks Bodger. I am outlasting the lactostrepto… the yoghurt!

        Bananas are now in my future, I hope!

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