Win Nick’s Voucher [Extended]


Thank Frida it’s Friday.

That means your favourite part of the week: the music competition.

This week I want to know: What is your favourite song whose title features a European city?

Here’s mine.

Answer below for a chance to win a continental cool €25 Golden Discs voucher.

The winner will be chosen by my translator.

Please include video links if possible.

Lines MUST close at Saturday 11am.

Nick says: Good luck!

Last week’s winner here.

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

  1. Specific Gravity

    The Koln Concert – Part I – Keith Jarrett

    Made all the more poignant by his recent health news.

    Doesn’t appear to be a genuine video available, so not posting a link to an inferior cover version.

  2. Lolzy

    Has to be Artful Dodger – R U Ready Feat. Mc Alistair

    From It’s all about the Sttagglers 2002

    (R u ready ready London)

  3. V aka Frilly Keane

    Game over lads

    Montserrat Caballé & Freddy Mercury
    Ye’ll know it – most likely as the Barcelona Olympics (92) Grand Opener
    But it was actually completed in 88 to meet the Olympic Committee / Organisers deadline
    Caballé was originally invited by the Barcelona Bid Team – her home city, soon after they won the games in 87
    But she immediately reached out to Freddy Mercury
    And this is the result + an album
    It definitely set the tone for the games
    Anyone remember the diving events from Barcelona ’92?

    Of course Freddy never got to see the reaction as he passed in 91
    But to me this is his Masterpiece

    Play it at full blast

    Interesting side note to the making of the album ‘Barcelona’
    Between Montserrat Caballé’s touring schedule and Freddy’s illness, they collaborated and recorded remotely. He would record Caballé’s parts in full falsetto himself and send the demo on to her – wherever in the World she was
    And vice versa – sometimes in each of his four octaves

    1. Muchacho Gordo-Delgado

      Apologies, just like the Leaving Cert all those years ago, I didn’t CAREFULLY read the question TWICE before answering.
      “What is your favourite song whose TITLE features a European city?”

  4. Harry

    The fabulously glamorous Marlene Dietrich :)
    Captures Berlin beautifully

    Das Ist Berlin

    “When you get dressed up even though it’s ugly
    Berlin, Berlin, Berlin
    And when Stephen suddenly becomes Stephanie
    This is Berlin, Berlin, Berlin
    When you don’t come from Germany and you’re a real Berliner anyway
    This is Berlin, Berlin, Berlin, Berlin, Berlin, Berlin
    Oh oh oh oh Berlin, Berlin, Berlin
    Oh Oh oh oh that is Berlin, Berlin, Berlin”

    1. Janet, dreams of a steamed clootie

      The Polis wouldna let us stop

      Another nicht in Rothsay O!

      One Hogmany at Glesca Fair,

      There was me, mysel’ and sev’ral mair,

      We a’ went off to hae a tear

      An’ spend the nicht in Rothesay, O

      wistful sigh, wouldn’t a bit of debauchery be good for the soul, halos hurt :)

      1. Janet, dreams of a steamed clootie

        sorry I should specify from the following song ( no video )

        Traditional Scottish Songs
        – The Day We Went to Rothesay, O!

        tis a song about going down the river Clyde to the resort of Rothesay – a popular trip for many citizens of Glasgow, particularly in July at the “Glasgow Fair”.

        The Day We Went to Rothesay, O!

        One Hogmany at Glesca Fair,
        There was me, mysel’ and sev’ral mair,
        We a’ went off to hae a tear
        An’ spend the nicht in Rothesay, O,
        We wandered thro’ the Broomielaw,
        Thro’ wind an’ rain an’ sleet an’ snaw,
        And at forty minutes after twa,
        We got the length o’ Rothesay, O.

        A dirrum a doo a dum a day,
        A dirrum a doo a daddy O,
        A dirrum a doo a dum a day,
        The day we went to Rothesay, O.

        A sodger lad named Ru’glen Will,
        Wha’s regiment’s lyin’ at Barra Hill,
        Gaed off wi’ a tanner to get a gill
        In a public hoose in Rothesay, O.
        Said he ‘I think I’d like to sing’
        Said I ‘Ye’ll no’ dae sic a thing’
        He said ‘Clear the room and I’ll mak’ a ring
        And I’ll fecht them all in Rothesay, O.


        In search of lodgins we did slide,
        To find a place where we could bide;
        There was eighty-twa o’ us inside
        In a single room in Rothesay, O.
        We a’ lay doon to tak’ our ease,
        When somebody happened for to sneeze,
        And he wakened half a million fleas
        In a single room in Rothesay, O.


        There were several different kinds of bugs,
        Some had feet like dyer’s clogs,
        And they sat on the bed and they cockit their lugs,
        And cried ‘Hurrah for Rothesay, O !
        ‘O noo’, says I, ‘we’ll have to ‘lope’
        So we went and joined the Band O’Hope,
        But the polis wouldna let us stop
        Another nicht in Rothesay, O.


        Meaning of unusual words:
        tear=a spree
        Broomielaw=Glasgow docklands
        dyer’s clogs=wooden shoes

        1. Janet, dreams of a steamed clootie

          another wee ditty

          ” I belong to Glasgow, dear auld Glasga toon, there’s something the matter wi Glasgee cause it’s goin roon and rooond,
          I’m just a common auld working chap as anyone here can see,
          but if I git a pint of a saterday night,
          Glasgee belannnnnngs te meeeee”

          1. Janet, dreams of a steamed clootie

            says the flowing locked viking chomping on frozen pizza as he sings in Norse ! ( etc ) :)

  5. Muchacho Gordo-Delgado

    Rotterdam (or Anywhere) – The Beautiful South
    Paul Heaton is an extremely talented songwriter who is also blessed with a voice to match. Here is one of many underrated songs by “The Beautiful South”, this one featuring the equally talented Jacqui Abbott

  6. eamonn

    By a fortuitous turn of events I was listening to Café Bleu by the style council only yesterday whilst reading of the cappucinoi kid ! It is as if the gods of my record collection were directing me.
    My choice number 1 would be – Tracey Thorn. what a voice.
    The PARIS Match
    The gift you gave was desire – the match that started my fire.
    Weller showing no fear – swapping Monkey Boots and Lonsdale tops
    for Penny Loafers,fine knits and galouise – Oh La La
    confusing and conflicting many acolytes – no power chords, no anger, no bite.
    New beginnings
    As Always Happy Friday

    1. Janet, dreams of a steamed clootie

      Do you think we are all victims of Broadsheet syndrome :)
      you try to stay away but learn to love the tickling tentacles of the headlines and occasionally fun comments ( although everyone could do with a swedish massage by the sounds of things these days …tense tense tense )

      1. ReproBertie

        I stayed away a lot because the constant Covid stuff was having a negative impact on my mood which was no fun when in lockdown. Boredom brought me back and I’m still trying to avoid that topic but I do enjoy this every Friday. Always some bangers and clicking links here is a great way to start the weekend.

        1. Janet, dreams of a steamed clootie

          I have also stopped reading as much as possible and commenting on the C word, it’s not good for the head/ blood pressure and just goes around in circles and turns into poop flinging mostly,

          1. Lush

            Agree with you and RB Janet, I tend to skip all the Covid posts, but I do love Nick and his voucher competition.

            How you and the bump doing by the way?

  7. Andy Pipkin

    This beautiful tune from one of the greatest vocalist of all time, like the brilliant Johnny Cash her voice just got better and better.

    Defo one for later with a tipple of you choice.

    The sublime Miss Emmylou Harris – Boulder To Birmingham.

          1. Janet, dreams of a steamed clootie

            Indeed Paisley Abbey is home to the tomb of Marjory Bruce, daughter of Robert the Bruce.

  8. Charger Salmons

    Energy Orchard.
    At one time they were THE live band to see in London,carrying the flag for Irish rock on a sea of Guinness and great songs.
    The Mean Fiddler,Dingwalls,Borderline,Half Moon Putney and more sweaty and raucous Irish pubs than I could ever remember.
    When Bap Kennedy strode up to the mike with a glass in his hand and a glint in his eye you just knew you were in for a proper hooley.

  9. Andy Pipkin

    How about this bit of brilliance from one of the best girl bands ever?
    With the beautiful Miss Susanna Hoff, ( who recently duetted with Travis on their new album, well worth checking out!)

    The Bangles- Going Down To Liverpool

    Enjoy and have a great weekend!!

  10. Stephen Moran

    It has to be Jonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers classic pop gem “Give Paris One More chance”
    Who else could inspire our amour for the city of lights & love with lyrics like
    “Now hear the boys singing Beegees songs under the skies
    Give Paris one more chance
    And on the steps of Montmartre they harmonise
    Give Paris one more chance”
    From the man who also gave us “Nineteen in Naples”

  11. Johnny

    Take control your all slaves.

    Slaves – Cheer Up London

    “Cheer up London; It’s not that bad; How can it be so bad; When you’re already dead?”

    oh the song is all about all the miserable cun…sorry slaves in London on public transport-who need cheer up London with I have no idea why Barry from Eastenders.

    “Put another 0 in your paycheck
    Are you done digging your grave yet?
    Put another 0 in your paycheck
    Are you done digging your grave? What!”

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