Win Nick’s PC Voucher [Extended]

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Thank Frank it’s Friday.

That means another music competition to keep you busy over these long winter nights.

This week I want to know: What’s your favourite song whose title or lyrics contain a reference to a European country?

Here’s mine.

Reply below to be in with a chance of winning a glorious gift voucher worth €20 (yes, you read that right: twenty lids) redeemable at any Currys PC World.

The winner will be chosen by my Zoom operator.

Please include video links if possible.

Lines MUST close at Saturday 11am.

Nick says: Good luck.

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135 thoughts on “Win Nick’s PC Voucher [Extended]

  1. Rosette of Sirius

    Duty Free from Cracker’s Countrysides album.

    https://youtu.be/VEu6hz6tNY8

    Not their song mind you (it’s Ike Reilly’s) but love their version of it and Lowrey’s vocals. Always loved this verse in particular…

    Well Frank Quinn is an Irish singer
    A scuba-diving, paramedic, and a dead ringer
    For every Irish f**k who ever had his picture on
    A poster for the offices of Irish Tourism

    Now I love Frank, and I love all o’ his songs
    And I love all o’ his stories about fishing stiffs out of the Shannon
    And how the moss and seaweed would grow upon the skin of the victims
    And how one day Frank would go home, and get that gig again

    1. Rosette of Sirius

      Lest I forget here the country reference…

      ‘Will you need anything from Duty Free?
      I got to get out of the wet UK
      Do you need anything from Duty Free?
      I’ve got to get back to the USA’

          1. benblack

            Yardstick – where an inch is a mile.

            Israel Euro debut – 1973.

            Australia Euro debut – 2015 – and we all know the world went to shít in 2008.

            Anyway, Australia is populated by European convicts.

            *It’s a shame I have to say it, but, you know, I jest!*

          2. f_lawless

            what about the Vegemite sandwich purchased in the capital of a European country from a friendly muscular individual ?

    1. benblack

      Suzannedenise’s post was not there when I posted the above – also, who the hell is Suzannedenise?

      Oh, AKA, Suzzane.

  2. Charger Salmons

    No contest for me.
    If Blighty breaks up as many predict dear old England will be looking for a new national anthem.
    This wonderful track by Ralph McTell would be a pretty good alternative.
    It’s not jingoistic – just an Englishman saying how much he loves his country.

    ” Don’t make this out a battle hymn or a song of victory.
    It’s just a way to try to say what England means to me. ”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIOrhxkPYKM

        1. johnny

          -i’m on here long to to remember when the song competition was a troll free zone,can you losers go take a dump somewhere else.

          1. Papi

            If you’re going to weigh in child, Ibiza isn’t a European country.
            And we’re here long enough to remember that you’ve complained consistently, almost troll like, about peoples choices.
            Other than that, have a spliff.

          2. Papi

            Apologies, Johnny, I just realised you were talking to charger and his coat of many troll colours.
            My bad.

  3. johnny

    ….murderous beats from who’s streets…London based DJ, producer and multi-instrumentalist Beau.

    -described as…. “‘Ode To Ibiza’ is a mélange of rolling arpeggios, futuristic, funk-laden basslines, thumping 909s and tropical marimbas – a glorious mishmash of various styles and inspiration”

    https://youtu.be/GJstgq02abA

      1. Hippy Punk

        Where I cum from we call that premature ejactulation.

        You should’ve lasted longer.
        Close your eyes.
        Use your hand(s).

        The lyrics are sh*te but it has a good beat.

        1. scottser

          If this is a sexual thing, let’s just say I couldn’t even get it up for this tune. It’s the musical equivalent of seeing your da in suspenders

          1. Brother Barnabas

            he’s a very sexy man, lush

            I’m not gay but – as bertie says – I’d probably let him stick the tip in

      1. Hippy Punk

        Too many Europeans mistake the US for a country.
        It’s a Union, just like Europe, except Europe isn’t falling apart by using the threat of violence as a weapon to hold onto power.

        I could be wrong…

          1. Muchacho Gordo-Delgado

            Explanation:- In parts on Spain, “Go Fry Asparagus” is akin to “Do you know the 5 lamps?, then………”
            As I respect BB, I said I hope he never has to do this.
            Todos somos Hermanos (Barnabas)

  4. Papi

    I’m surprised no-one has given this a go. A song I think we’ve all learned through osmosis, at home, in pubs, everywhere a few drinks may have been had, but there’s always one who knows all the words, and everyone can join in.
    Finbarr Furey and The Green Fields of France.
    https://youtu.be/ntt3wy-L8Ok

    1. Hippy Punk

      No 1 in the Irish Charts for more than 2 years, if I remember correctly…
      …then 2-Tone took over and it all went SKA ways.

      I was running a record shop in a shopping centre at the time.
      We had a Space Invaders machine so I didn’t care very much about anything beyond holding the Hi-Score.

      PS.
      This was all before the internet. Judge me accordingly, or don’t judge me at all.

  5. Stephen Moran

    Having flirted with the notion of Rammstein’s “Deutschland” or “Erika” by the Wehrmacht’s 7th Panzer Grenadier Division but concluded they were a tad old school & a bit uber alles I’ve awarded my deuze pointe to Roxy Music’s “Song for Europe” a cautionary tale in which that epitome of an English gent, the ever dapper dandy Brian Ferry goes full on Pre Brexidiot Continental sophisticate & ominously intones in a deserted Parisienne…. “I remember/ All those moments/ Lost in wonder/ That we’ll never find again… There’s no today for us/ Nothing to share but yesterday”. Sadly though it got lost in translation & Farage’s Bucks Fizz won.

  6. Hippy Punk

    Forgive me for NOT being a narcissistic idiot but I sincerely believe this thread needs a voting system.
    Upvotes/Downvotes etc., and NO worthless “prizes”.

    I can’t prove it but I know it’s true.

      1. Hippy Punk

        You bask in my radiance.
        You echo my chambers.

        You say nothing worth saying.

        Am I him?
        Am I her?

        Who are you?
        Who cares?

  7. f_lawless

    The Band – When I Paint My Masterpiece (Live at Bob Dylan’s 30th Anniversary Celebration)
    I like this live version even more than the studio one. A bit more upbeat and with Rick Danko duetting on vocals with Levon Helm
    Loads of European references in this one

    “Gotta hurry on back to my hotel room
    Where I got me a date with a pretty little girl from Greece”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yq7QVXwfLsY

  8. CapernosityandFunction

    Manic Street Preachers featuring Nina Hoss: Europa Geht Durch Mich
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ro4iZg2i3M
    Glastonbury 2014 version
    Welsh Teutonic Kultur Klash with jagged guitars a driving beat and lots of sturm und drang.

    Europäische Himmel, European Wünsche
    Europäischen Straßen, Europäische Hoffnungen
    Europäische Söhne, European Liebe
    Europäische Träume, Europäische Schreie

    European skies, European desires
    European roads, European hopes
    European sons, European love
    European dreams, European screams

  9. Brother Barnabas

    I’ve an attachment for lots of reasons to andalucia- not least because I love the people. one of my favourites is an elderly neighbour called paco. chews his tobacco and doesnt say much, but, if you’re lucky, has the most knee-trembling stories of his time in the spanish civil war – and the bullet hole scars in his belly to prove it. last time I saw him, I was saying goodbye. we went for a drink. apropos nothing, he borrowed a guitar from behind the bar and sang this- word perfect though he doesnt speak a word of english. still havent figured out why but, listening to it, I couldnt stop the tears:

    https://youtu.be/Ul0uJfhywW8

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