Win Nick’s Voucher [Extended]

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Happy Friday.

It’s the weekend!

That means another music competition.

After a series of great underrated entries over the past few months, it’s time for a slight change of theme.

Taking my cue from commenter ‘seanydelight’ (thank you), this week’s question is: what do you think is the most overrated song?

Here’s mine.

Reply below to be in with a chance of bagging a shiny €25 Golden Discs voucher.

The winner will be chosen by my feng shui consultant.

Lines MUST close at 5.15pm EXTENDED until Saturday 10.30am.

Please include video links if possible.

Nick says: Good luck!

Golden Discs

245 thoughts on “Win Nick’s Voucher [Extended]

    1. Charger Salmons

      Absolutely anything by David Bowie with particular venom reserved for the God Awful Tin Machine years.

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          1. millie madonna

            You clearly have no taste if you dislike Bowie. Even your mother would disown you for saying such things

          2. Charger Salmons

            Millie my dear I once had the good fortune of having Mr Bowie ponce a Marlboro off me.
            An absolutely charming man.
            He laughed uproariously when I told him I didn’t much care for his music and he wasn’t at all offended.
            He was wearing killer high heels at the time.

          3. millie madonna

            I bet he was and all, the stylish so and so.

            I am, as ever, exceptionally jealous of anyone who had the good fortune to meet David Bowie. I never even got to see him play live, sadly. He has long been my favourite musician.

      1. Andy Pipkin

        Your talking through your botty!!!!

        Bowie was a genius, he influenced so many acts,songs,art and fashion that he still inspiring today!!

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    1. Harry he/him

      Am a very big Pearl Jam fan (the first two albums are massively overproduced, it’s the live recordings of that era and the three subsequent studio albums that should be listened to. Or my playlist) but never a great fan of that song.

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      1. Ithaca

        Yes interesting Harry
        That’s what it is alright
        Never been a fan, apart from the Fateh Khan collaboration but almost every girlfriend I ever had would wet their panties for that fella
        What was I doing wrong?

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  1. Clampers Outside

    John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’… A saccharine soaked ditty full of lyrical contradictions… in its hymnal sound, yet asks the listener to abandon religion; as well as its request of the listener to abandon political systems and at the same time embrace one…

    Urrggghh…. It grates with me in the same way soap opera themes like Corrie and Eastenders do… Yuck! Off!
    https://youtu.be/L6svOHFSAH8

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    1. Niallo

      I hear ya, however the “system” he is asking you to but into is writ large above the door. “This is not here”
      And he’s a wife beater, theres that too.

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    1. Brother Barnabas

      with you on the Rolling Stones – how they ever progressed from being just another pub band, I dont know

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          1. Rosette of Sirius

            Every so often I’ll stick on a Leonard Nimoy album (he released a few and I have a couple on vinyl) – along with some hilarious tracks like Spock Thoughts, he covers some of the classics from back in the day and while he can’t really sing, I find them oddly endearing. Love of the Common People for example… Drives Madam Sirius nuts, but none the less, it makes me smile.

            https://youtu.be/dPW-P0nQbUI

    1. scottser

      Oasis are utter ballache. if you thought Zeppelin were derivative, listen to definitely maybe – you’ve heard every song on that album before done by someone else.

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    2. Niallo

      I used to think REM were derivative, until i realised they had recorded tunes i had been humming in my head for ages…
      I used to think that until i heard a truly derivative band, and they can hang out with the stone roses all they like, they are not the beatles, nor the happy mondays, nor are they fit to mop the sweat from the SR’s nether regions.
      Talentless non-entities.

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  2. Gaz

    Anything by Alt-J
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRWUoDpo2fo

    There’s an episode of South Park called You’re Getting Old (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/You%27re_Getting_Old) where Stan turns 10 and gets a present of CD of a new ‘Tween Wave’ band that all his friends are listening to. When Stan listens to the CD all he can hear is fart noises but his friends all hear cool music. At the end of the episode Stan goes through an existential crisis realizing that he has grown older and is not into the same music as his younger friends are anymore.

    The same thing happened to me a few years ago I was in a car with two younger friends of mine and they but on Alt-j’s album. They kept telling me how amazing the music is and how they can’t wait to see the band live. To me, it was all fart noises.

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    1. Rosette of Sirius

      That was one amazing yet depressing episode. It really gnawed at me and left me gut punched it was that powerful.

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  3. Junkface

    I also hate Christy Moore’s three chord gibberish. Nearly all of his songs sound the same. So irritating it makes me want to punch a farmer.

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  4. Friscondo

    U2, With or Without You. Their first US number 1 single, and the song that launched them to mega stardom. It’s a turgid, lumpen, over earnest, dirge. The video is laughable, with Bono wearing an acoustic guitar as an accessory, before swinging it round his head at the end. “My hands are tied, my body bruised,” must be a reference to an encounter with the Finglas lodge of the Orange Order. There are better songs on The Joshua Tree. https://youtu.be/ujNeHIo7oTE

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    1. Junkface

      Ha ha! The Finglas Orange Order, yeah I heard about that one. He must have been trying to get into Jon Bonjovi’s pants

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    2. Niallo

      Ha ! As my Australian friends might say , the pants on fire song, “whooaoahhohah!” Go on, listen to it and imagine bonio with his pants on fire. Now thats entertainment.

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  5. seanydelight

    https://youtu.be/s88r_q7oufE

    Also not a Josh Homme fan. He went on to produce for a tonne of bands I like and made shite albums with them. Arctic Monkeys was a particularly sore one.

    I choose this video because Dave Grohl features, and it was a hard choice between these two absolute chancers of bland rock.

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  6. Pip

    Anything by REM after Out of Time.
    Anything by David Bowie after Diamond Dogs.
    Anything by Tom Petty after Hard Promises (few exceptions though, like Wreckin Me, Last dance w/Mary Jane).
    I think this is an ‘early stuff’ message.

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    1. Janet, dreams of big guns

      lord I hate REM , I had managed to suppress all memory of that spaghetti headed whingy fool

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          1. Slightly Bemused

            A long time ago in a valley far away.
            Well, actually it was the Liffey Vally not too far from here. I tried to do what would now be called a flash mob.
            Yeah, that did not end well

  7. eamonn

    There must be shedloads of songs I reckon are overrated, here is one that could be near the tip top
    of my thoughts right this second.
    Queen – bohemian rhapsody
    https://youtu.be/vsl3gBVO2k4
    Trite, overblown, meandering, I could go on (meander even).. yes overrated
    Chris DE Burgh was fighting hard for his spot in the sun here too

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      1. Janet, dreams of big guns

        are you going out with one of the mods or something ? ;) I can’t fit into the dress anymore anyway

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        1. Janet, dreams of big guns

          no I was making a joke about the removal of red dresses, but yes do remove any clothing you like on my behalf

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      1. Brother Barnabas

        have to agree, Lilly- but really you could cite any “song” from that wretched little barber’s oeuvre and it would top all else

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  8. Junkface

    I wish to add 80’s Eric Clapton Dad blues schlock. Its so God damn samey and derivative. He put his brain on the mantlepiece for most of the 80’s and it was awful.

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    1. Junkface

      I was at a jam session years ago in a studio, this guy turns up to play with his bass. We asked what music he was into, he said Dave Matthews Band. We asked him to leave

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    2. Janet, dreams of big guns

      I worked in a bar in Paris where another toss pot who worked there played that tripe over and over, I scratched that CD with a pointy heel to make it stop, my then weapon of choice…muah hahahaha

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    1. Junkface

      Christ! I agree with that. He is terrible and can’t sing! Anthemic muck for idiots, not music. Go sing at a football match!

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        1. Brother Barnabas

          I recall charger revealing that he’s never felt so alive as that time he was haring along the M6 after 2 sneaky lunchtime pints, the windows down, motorway crosswinds wobbling the vauxhall, status quo’s down down on full volume and repeat

          I think status quo is his no1

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      1. Clampers Outside

        I like anthems, and as anthems go, that’s a good ‘un!

        I did like the football match put down though :)

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  9. millie madonna

    The sensationally overrated Journey classic Don’t Stop Believin’ surely must be a contender. Maybe once, it was considered a good song, but surely not anymore.

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        1. GiggidyGoo

          PMJ have oodles of good takes of great songs. Or even rubbish like Barbie Girl. Or they did a version of Video Killed The Radio Star in Queen style.

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  10. axelf

    karma police: radiohead

    dear god this is music to get a comfortable chair, glass of whiskey and revolver to.

    from the downbeat opening piano note to thom yorke sounding like a cat being forced through a blender. one of the most depressing pieces of music ever committed to vinyl and yet, critics still rave about it.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uYWYWPc9HU&list=PLjlDO4hRA6fw9Z2qbWqzcU0ngk1Hl7FR_&index=18&t=0s

    its an aural assault and music for ledgejumpers

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    1. Junkface

      Aarggh! You are so right with that one. Dog muck of the highest order! If I hear this on the car radio it has to go off within 0.01 seconds

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    1. scottser

      Common People is a great tune. That and Blur’s girls and boys are about as good as the whole britpop thing gets I reckon, and the winner of this will be something like parklife, that one that goes ‘woo-hoo’ or ‘so sally can wait, pretty flamingo’.
      Britmuck.
      Sh*tpop.
      Whatevs

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    1. Brother Barnabas

      a fight to the death between glen hansard and liam omaonlai would, I suspect, sell more tickets than either’s solo show

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  11. ReproBertie

    How this thread has broken 100 comments without Bublé’s name coming up is beyond me but I’d lump in anyone trying to pull off that crooner schtick of the loose dickie and one cheek on the stool.

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  12. gringo

    Anything by Elbow, not forgetting The grateful bloody dead, and good riddance. Well thats what I though. until someone gave me a copy of In a gada da vida, by Iron Butterfly, recently. Theres no drug I know of that would make that sound like music.

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  13. Brother Barnabas

    had a girlfriend once who was perfect in every way – apart from her taste in music. it was disappointing and mildly irritating but I was managing to ignore it. until we were driving in portugal and this song came on the radio – https://youtu.be/lDK9QqIzhwk – she had a little spasm of glee and turned up the volume. and then sang every lyric, every line to the end. using counter-mindfulness or something, I managed to take myself somewhere else for the 3 or 4 minutes. the next evening, we were in a bar that had a karaoke night on. I knew she’d put her name down, but didnt dare ask the song. coming back from the jacks, saw she wasnt in her seat and then that awful intro and then the woe-woe-woe bit. it was horrendous. and worst of all, she sang the chorus every time directly at me, arm outstretched, finger pointing. i could feel the hatred welling up inside me.

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    1. Niallo

      Good, good i can feel your anger…
      And rightly so, i presume you dumped her on the spot, that or checked her into the ray charles/james brown institute for the seriously unfunked?

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  14. Muchacho Gordo-Delgado

    Anything by Elvis Presley, except possibly Viva Las Vegas and A Little Less Conversation.
    There was only ever one Elvis, and his surname is Costello*

    * May not be his name as recorded on his birth cert – see Declan MacManus.

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    1. Ithaca

      I always used to think Elvis Costello was over rated myself
      But not any more.

      The main Elvis if anything is not rated highly enough though. He was a total genius.

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    2. scottser

      Elvis’s version of ‘guitar man’ with Jerry Reed is incredible. if you can nail that song THEN you can call yourself a guitar player.

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      1. Ithaca

        Totally
        I would say that due to his manager and the way business works, Elvis was over exposed but no – not overrated. His Sun sessions alone changed the entire course of popular music for decades

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  15. Cian

    I always thought the covid and trans posts brought out the worst in people.

    Nope. It turns out that **music** shows how petty people really are! :-)

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          1. Brother Barnabas

            do I remember? still have the video clip on my phone. always laugh at the bit where you throw up your arms and squeal, “you’re robbing me of my dignity, you brute”

  16. Ithaca

    I’d say the most over rated song is Always on my Mind by the Pet Shop Boys. In fairness and while it is a banger in its own way, it kept Fairytale of New York off number 1 for Christmas when it first came out. How is that even possible!

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    1. ReproBertie

      That Fairytale dirge has to be the winner. Instant station change that one. We’re only weeks away from it assaulting our ears in every shop and, if they’re allowed open, pub up and down the country.

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    1. Ithaca

      it has to be rated to begin with
      Again I view this sort of stuff with kind of ironic detachment like if you saw an awkward geeky friend you barely respect going out with the town bike, at least you are glad for him that he finally is getting SOME

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  17. Papi

    What about the overrated rap songs?
    I have no time for Sean puffy combs. His face makes me want to leap attack it. Repeatedly.

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        1. Papi

          Kanye. Is there ways I can explain his complete overatedness? No. Cos he’s an absolute shitehawk. A waste of recording studios, a thundering bllx, I want to make him lose his keys, forget his pin codes, just be in every bad place in the world.
          Don’t like him.

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      1. Muchacho Gordo-Delgado

        I used to have a manager, when upon reaching an advanced state of inebriation would burst into this song in the pub. Time for the rest of us to leave. If only he knew how much prescription strength laxative I secretly poured into his pints of stout on those nights out. Then hid all the toilet paper in work the next day.

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  18. Andy Pipkin

    After weeks of some cracking tunes, it’s come too this!!
    Here is my contribution, this vomit inducing bucket of POO, it sounds worst now then it did when it was released.
    What were people thinking!!

    B. Adams – Everything I Do

    https://youtu.be/Y0pdQU87dc8

    I now feel dirty!, sorry everyone.

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    1. millie madonna

      And so you should, Andy. You’re responsible for some of the best musical offerings here… Til today.

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        1. Clampers Outside

          No Andy, noooooooo!

          I was 12 when that was first released and the song is solely responsible for turning me off Bowie…. until my early to mid 20s, and by then I was too busy ravin’ to enjoy him. I was in my 30s before I listened to him properly… damn stupid pop song :/

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  19. Otis Blue

    Over one billion views on YouTube and 500 million streams on Spotify attest to popularity. But they’re wrong. Every last one of them. It’s absolutely dire. Puerile dreck, shouty platitudinous nonsense.

    Zombie – The Cranberries

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  20. Niallo

    Ooh, overrated you say? How about not only a song so overrated, it’s overrated singer died from cheeseburgeritis.
    Ladies and gentlmen, and not so gentle men, and to all those who havent decided yet, and to all those who have, i give you…
    The king.

    https://youtu.be/Y_RCvsiavuM

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  21. Daisy Chainsaw

    Maroon 5 Memories. Overplayed, derivative bullplop and one of 2 songs I actively turn off. The other is Never Ever by All Saints a whingy doormat begging her ex to tell her what she did wrong to make him leave even though it wasn’t her fault.

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    1. Yupyup

      Oh god, Maroon 5 are woeful, there popping up at the finish of every round of adverts at the last WC was utterly sickening.

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  22. Gay Fawkes

    Sex On Fire by Kings Of Leon. Utter tosh, always roared at the top of their voices by polluted galoots at about 2 in the morning in some dirty late bar as they huddle together and spill drink on themselves and anyone who cares to be around them. A definite Covid-spreader, almost as bad as Galway Girl.

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    1. Clampers Outside

      I got to see them live 3 or 4 nights in a row working in the Corrib Great Southern back in the day when first released… It warmed me to the music and reminds me of good times.
      But yes, that version is terrible :)

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    1. Clampers Outside

      That was you told :)

      I listened to all that… guess it doesn’t really rub me up the wrong way so much

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    1. Clampers Outside

      I’ll agree the fans can over sell the band, and that song, but they do do a great live show, having seen ’em twice
      …. and I can’t even name a song by them :)

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