Win Nick’s Esteem [Extended]

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Thank Felix it’s Friday.

Gather round, readers. The vinyl-breaking theme for this week’s voucher-less music banter comes courtesy of our valued Trailer Park key-holder Andy Pipkin.

Andy writes:

“As a suggestion for today’s competition may I suggest your favourite song about cheating!! Here’s mine.”

You may.

And here’s mine.

Lines must close at 5.15pm 10.45pm Saturday 10am.

Please include video link if possible.

Last week I asked you to name your favourite song about or mentioning stars. You answered in your tens.

Ben Madigan won my esteem with this entry…

Teenage Fanclub – Star Sign

Ben writes:

“Is your star sign ever wrong?”

“A classic slice of melodic guitar power pop from 1991’s Bandwagonesque.”

Nick says: Congrats Ben and thanks to y’all for entering.

Last week: Win Nick’s Esteem

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83 thoughts on “Win Nick’s Esteem [Extended]

  1. johnny

    FREE.

    You’ve been cheatin’ on me
    You’ve been cheatin’ on me
    You’ve been cheatin’ on me
    I can tell, I can tell
    You’ve been cheatin’ on me
    And now I’m free of you

    Primal Scream – Free

    have a great one.

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    1. Janet, dreams of an alternate universe

      I’m going to polish my rifles while I listen back over the weekend and swig bad whiskey ( just to stay in character)

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      1. scottser

        what do you get when you play a country and western song backwards?
        you get your girl back, your dog back, your car back..

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    2. Kin

      Even better Marianne faithful why’d you do it
      A song in homage to mick jagger broken English
      As she sings you feel her heart broken and the pure rage of being betrayed
      And the lyrics are not pleasant but brilliant

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    1. Kin

      Marianne Faithful
      The long black veil on rich kids blues one of the best album you will ever hear

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    1. Otis Blue

      More Dolly…

      “I know this dress I’m wearing doesn’t hide the secret
      I have tried concealing
      When he left he promised me he’d be back
      By the time it was revealing”

      Lee Hazlewood & Nancy Sinatra – Down from Dover

      https://youtu.be/3PR6_B95gfw

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    1. Kin

      Like a rolling stone aimed no doubt at a girl that broke Dylan’s heart at college
      I would say she wounded him pretty hard
      The lyrics wow

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  2. Smith

    “Twenty Four Hours from Tulsa” written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David

    Originally recorded by Gene Pitney but I’d go for the Dusty Springfield version.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Q9DSFu6eCQ

    Oh, I was only twenty four hours from Tulsa
    Ah, only one day away from your arms
    I hate to do this to you but I love somebody new, what can I do?
    And I can never, never, never—go home again

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  3. SOQ

    Apart from the deceit, and the pain that brings, something happens afterwards- a mourning if you like.

    But, despite the damage done, and as part of the healing process, it is perfectly fine to tell him or her that you miss them. Things will never be the same again, collective memories are good.

    Artful & Ridney ft. Terri Walker – Missing You (Eric Kupper’s ‘Director’s Cut Tribute To FK’ Mix)

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

    Also, let them carry their own inadequacies.

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  4. SOQ

    Apart from the deceit, and the pain that brings, something like that afterwards happens- a mourning, if you like.

    But, despite the damage done, and as part of the healing process, it is perfectly fine to tell him or her that you miss them. Things will never be the same again, collective memories are good.

    Artful & Ridney ft. Terri Walker – Missing You (Eric Kupper’s ‘Director’s Cut Tribute To FK’ Mix)

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

    Also, let them carry their own inadequacies.

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  5. f_lawless

    Sophia George – Young Man You’re Too Girlie Girlie (1986)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLyE0N_wi08

    No, it’s not a song about a trend towards increased feminisation of males in modern society, it’s a song about cheating :p

    “Young man you too girlie girlie
    You jus a flash it round the worldie.
    Him have one up here
    One down there
    One in Hannover
    One down a vere.
    One she’s a lawyer
    One she’s a doctor..”

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  6. stephen moran

    For a bit of guilty pleasure bit of kitch there’s “Escape (The Piña Colada Song)” by Rupert Holmes or a few crowd pleasers such as the ubiquitous, Mr. Brightside (Killers) ; Lyin’ Eyes (Eagles): the wonderfully bitchy Say Hello Wave Goodbye by Soft Cell or an underrated gem “Human” by The Human League but I’d agree for cheatin’ country is the go to genre. So whilst for me while its a toss up between Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris with “We’ll Sweep The Ashes Out In The Morning” but I opted for Gram in an earlier post Byrds Sweetheart of the Rodeo incarnation; a country supergroup – The Flying Burrito Brothers – from the wonderfully titled album “The Gilded Palace of Sin” a song murdered in The Commitments- but here as it should be sung – “At the Dark End of the Street”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0Woxon_VuI

    Yes I know James Carr did the soulful original – which is quite a banger version.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HC3AXQ8dPJM

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      1. stephen moran

        No worries – i always cheat a bit by posting a Smörgåsbord of tunes as i can never decide – still Mr. Brightside a good crowd pleaser ditty – if a little dark

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  7. Ben Madigan

    Woohoo thanks Nick! I will treasure your esteem for ever… well for the rest of the evening anyway.

    Another good theme from Andy – surprised no-one has thrown this one in yet:

    Hey Joe
    Where you going with that gun in your hand
    I’m going down to shoot my old lady
    You know I caught her messing round with another man

    https://youtu.be/rXwMrBb2x1Q

    Jimi Hendrix version of course

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  8. Fergalito

    Pretty hard to top Nick’s pick which I’d happily listen to on rotation all day long. Fantastic tune from a fantastic band. Well done Ben, The Fannies were always close to my heart.

    I love Screaming Jay Hawkins and I really love this cover of “I Put a Spell on You” by Nina Simone. So that’s my choice.

    https://youtu.be/ua2k52n_Bvw

    “You better stop the things you do
    I tell you, I ain’t lying
    I ain’t lying”

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      1. Mad

        The gods may throw a dice
        Their minds as cold as ice
        And someone way down here
        Loses someone dear
        The winner takes it all (takes it all)
        The loser has to fall (has to fall)
        It’s simple and it’s plain (it’s so plain)
        Why should I complain? (Why complain?)
        But tell me, does she kiss
        Like I used to kiss you?
        Does it feel the same
        When she calls your name?
        Somewhere deep inside
        You must know I miss you
        But what can I say?
        Rules must be obeyed
        The judges will decide (will decide)
        The likes of me abide (me abide)
        Spectators of the show (of the show)
        Always staying low (staying low)
        The game is on again (on again)
        A lover or a friend (or a friend)
        A big thing or a small (big or small)
        The winner takes it all (takes it all)

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      2. Janet, dreams of an alternate universe

        ABBA ! ah hear….now that’s playing dirty !
        (I’m an unfortunate expert, infidelity is rather more the norm in France….and I suppose if you can’t beat them ;))

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        1. Janet, dreams of an alternate universe

          alors tiens !
          https://youtu.be/PYpz606lv8o

          C’est la java de l’adultè-re
          Qu’on voit danser sur toute la te-rre
          Dans le vice chacun se vautre
          Mais c’est pour faire comme les autres
          Braver la morale
          Il n’est rien de plus banal

          C’est la java des nuits d’orgi-es
          A la lueur trouble des bougi-es
          Jusqu’à l’aube mo-lle
          On boit des alcools
          On boit des alcools

          C’est la java des parties fines
          Des gros sandwichs à la morphi-ne
          Des carrés et des figures

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          1. Janet, dreams of an alternate universe

            but there’s always a solution when there’s extra love to give ….;) https://youtu.be/pZpVGvx3WSs

            Il y a tant d’amour à donner
            Viens ! je voulais te présenter
            Que dis-tu ?
            Que dis-tu d’un ménage à trois ?
            Pourquoi pas
            Que dis-tu d’un ménage à trois ?
            Pourquoi pas

  9. Janet, dreams of an alternate universe

    My friends tell me it’s no future
    In lovin’ a married man
    If I can’t see you when I want to
    I’ll have to see you when I can

    (her friends were right) If loving you is wrong, I don’t want to be right, Millie Jackson
    https://youtu.be/amb0JFw447k

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  10. Janet, dreams of an alternate universe

    the next theme should be songs about regret or lack of at this rate ;)

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    1. Mad

      We watched Castaway there Janet
      I gotta admit I was fairly disgusted when she got in the car at the end – like you’re married with a kid FFS

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  11. CapernosityandFunction

    The Smiths – Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before

    https://youtu.be/SckD99B51IA

    A cheating drunkard tells increasingly tall tales to explain his absences while Stephen Patrick Morrissey and his domestiques complete the Tour de Salford. Just magic.

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  12. Clampers Outside

    https://youtu.be/y207itTGDvs

    SPIRITUALIZED – THE BEST THING YOU NEVER HAD (THE D SONG)

    “Honey, you’re laid in doubt, you’re never getting anything done
    Oh, you’re wasting time, you best let the water run
    Oh, your eyes light up, the best thing you ever knew
    Honey, you best sit down, the good times will come to you
    Honey, you lived that life, you’re never getting out for free

    *Honey, you walked that walk, you’ll never walk back to me*

    Gonna be a long ride down
    Come on, Holly, we’ll take it from here”

    I have no clue if Holly cheated on him, but… “you’ll never walk back to me” says things just aren’t going well for this lad and Holly :)

    Playing tonight in The Olympia, WOOHOO! Gonna be deadly! :)

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