It’s All In The Game

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The votes are in.

Last Friday (the Good one), with a €50 voucher redeemable at any Golden Discs store on offer, I asked you for your favourite songs relating to sports?

You wrote in in your dozens.

But there could be only one winner.

Third Place:

Hey You Bastards I’m Still Here by Mark Kozelek & Desertshore

Fergalito writes:

“Adore this tune which mentions boxing so still counts…I listened to about five times a day for a solid week when I first heard it.”

Runner-up:

When an Old Cricketer Leaves the Crease by Roy Harper

Stephen Moran writes:

“Growing up in the ’80s and being a fan of the sound of leather on willow was akin to the love that dare not speak its name; but the sight of Marshall, Ambrose and Viv Richards (the master blaster) and Co. routinely thrashing the Sassenachs by an innings to the sound of conch shells at The Oval was worth “spending warm summers days indoors” …

“So in honour of the boys of summer, I nominate a song as beautiful and as evocative as any in the English language.”

Winner:

Long Shot Kick De Bucket by The Pioneers

F_lawless writes:

“Relating the sudden and dramatic demise of noted racehorse Long Shot at a race held at Kingston’s famed Caymanas Park, ‘Long Shot Kick The Bucket’ became one of Trojan Records’ earliest UK chart hits, with the record peaking at No.21 in the Official UK Singles Chart in 1969.”

Nick says: Thanks all.

Previously: Win Nick’s Easter Golden Discs Voucher

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