Get Up, Stand Up


The votes are in.

Last week. from a suggestion by SOQ and with a €50 Golden Discs voucher redeemable in any Golden Discs store on offer, I asked for your favourite political song.

You answered in your dozens – providing a placard-filled playlist of agreeable sounding agitprop (thank you).

But there could be only one winner.

Third Place:

Buffalo Soldier by Bob Marley

Slightly Bemused writes:

“Can I mention Buffalo Soldier, which linked a specific struggle to a long-term ongoing one in a beautiful melody and incredible lyrics. All put so simply, but so provocatively.”


Beasley Street by John Cooper Clarke

Fearganainm writes:

“41 years later and there are still places like Beasley Street all over the world. We could have had a Sráid (Phiaras) Béaslaí (or Béaslaigh) – we certainly have our own Beasley Streets.”


Jesus Christ by Woody Guthrie

Harry writes:

“The late, great Woody Guthrie says it all about today’s Ireland and its neo-liberal politics.”

Nick says: Well done Harry and thanks all!

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2 thoughts on “Get Up, Stand Up

  1. Slightly Bemused

    Well done Harry! Brilliant song, and a great and worthy winner amongst a great spread.

    Surprised I got in, but not at all surprised Bob did, so thank you!

  2. Harry

    Thank you Slightly and very grateful thanks to Nick & Broadsheet but as Fr. Ted might have said, I did have the power of the Lord and Woody on myside, an unbeatable combo if you ask me! :)

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