Win Nick’s Esteem


Thank Frodo it’s Friday.

To honour the passing of the legendary Ronnie Spector of The Ronettes, the theme for this weekend’s voucher-less free-for-all is: what’s your favourite song by a girl group?

Here’s mine.

Please include video links if possible.

Lines close on Saturday at MIDNIGHT.


Bon Iver- Blindsided

Last week, I asked you to name your favourite song about or mentioning snow. Point Of Order won my esteem with this entry:

“It brings me back to when I had my heart broken, while living in a bedsit in Portobello, listening to Bon Iver on a loop. ‘I crouch like a crow/ Contrasting the snow…’’. My heart has since healed.”

Nick says: Congrats Point Of Order and thanks a million to all the commenters for your kind comments last week.

Last week: Win Nick’s New Year Esteem

Pic: Spindizzy Records, Dublin

31 thoughts on “Win Nick’s Esteem

  1. CapernosityandFunction

    Congratulations to Point of Order

    The Go-Gos – Our Lips Our Sealed

    A perfect pop song from the perfect pop song factory. It’s short, it’s catchy and will remain in your brain for the rest of the day; in a good way.

    1. CapernosityandFunction

      Hello Micko

      I’ll see your Overload and raise you Freak Like Me from Sugababes Mk II. Based on all that is known about the group’s dynamics this video appears to be a representation of the members’ relationships.

      1. Micko

        Ooooh. That’s a pickle. Probably is a good representation of the band alright.

        But musically;

        While I like the Sugababes version of the Adina Howard track, for me it was a bit too soon for a cover. (Only a few years previous)

        Plus, the sample from Gary Numan’s (T.A) ‘Are “Friends” Electric?’ is a bit much.

        The Sugababes works alright, but the entire tune is relying on the bones of two other songs to prop it up IMO. ;)

        1. Oro

          Little bit of background on that one, it was originally a mashup (I know cringe) of the two songs (with Adina’s vocals) by Richard X, and the babes just literally re-recorded it as if they came up with the idea.

  2. Andy Pipkin

    I know I’m late, but can’t be helped!!

    Anyway I’m going for Bellefire with their version of U2’s – All I Want Is You,
    It’s a brilliant version and I’d love too know what happened them and why they split up so soon after their debut album was released??

    They could have been be massive,


    1. johnny

      ..was trying find something for MLK day.
      Valerie June dropped a great album last year,the moon and the stars,this is off it,duet with Mavis Staples.

      ( acoustic version featuring mavis staples,one my fav tracks last year)

      as im in the ‘industry’ folks sometime ask,so whats the BEST weed,what you smoke ?

      i smoke a strain know as AJ Sour Diesel-its ‘head smoke’ its never for sale,its traded or gifted,but never sold,i also smoke Haze,off a great cut from the cuban in miami-home of haze,which is what i smoke on staurday mornings when its below zero outside :)

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