Smile Though Your Heart Is Aching


The votes are in!

last week, with a theme suggested by Slightly Bemused and a €50 Golden Discs voucher redeemable in any Golden Discs store on offer, I asked for your favourite song that puts a smile on your face.

You answered in your dozens – providing a grin-inducing playlist.

But there could be only one winner.

Third Place:

Tonight We Fly by the Divine Comedy

Capernosity & Function writes:

“This song to me represents pure exhilaration and joy. Imagine being able to fly above the world and observe life down below. What could be more wonderful? “The music pulses and races you along as if you are careering through the clouds. As ever the lyrics from Neil Hannon shine through.”


Lovely Day by Bill Withers

YupYup writes:

“I don’t even have to put an ounce of thought into this week’s one. It’s straight up and easy with a big dollop of sunshine. Have a nice sunny weekend wherever you are, people.”


Kooks by David Bowie

Millie writes:

“This song was (apparently) written after the birth of his son and is wonderfully upbeat and happy, echoing the joyous mood which comes after the arrival of a baby. I truly love this song, it always makes me smile and even now evokes some lovely memories of dancing in the kitchen with my dearest little lady.”

Nick says: Well done, Millie, and thanks all.

Last week: Win Nick’s Golden Voucher

Voucher note: Overdue vouchers are winging their way to Truelovewaits, Mucho Gordo Delgado, Nicorigo, Specific Gravity, Friscondo, Andy Pipkin and Otis Blue. Thanks for your patience.

Sponsored Link

11 thoughts on “Smile Though Your Heart Is Aching

  1. Slightly Bemused

    Well done millie! A great song and a deserving winners.

    And to all who posted last week, I thoroughly enjoyed going back over the list a few times and replaying the wonderful tunes :-)

    1. Slightly Bemused

      I was caught with a weird thought. If the song makes you smile, and winning this made you smile, is that a smile squared?

      In which case, the pub quiz question simply writes itself:

      Q: What is the square root of a smile?

      A: Kooks!

  2. CapernosityandFunction

    Delighted with a podium finish behind a great Bowie choice. Deserved winner

Comments are closed.

Sponsored Link