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Welcome to 2020 sound and vision.

To get you in the mood for the weekend, we’re offering a precious Golden Discs voucher worth exactly €25.

To be in with a chance of winning, simply tell me below what your favourite closing song is on an album.

Here’s mine (off this long player).

The winner will be chosen by my pet zebra.

Lines MUST close at 6am!

Please include video links if possible.

Nick says: Good luck.

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The votes are in!

Last week, with a tasty voucher for Golden Discs worth 25 big ones (Euros) on offer, I asked YOU to name a favourite song from the years 2010-2019 (this was mine.

You answered in your tens appropriately.

But there could be only one winner:

Third Place:

Myth by Beach House

Jonboy writes:

While there’s loads of brilliant songs, particularly from the first half of the decade, I would have to say the objectively correct answer is Beach House – Myth. It’s the kind of song where you can fall in love with someone on the drive home.

Runner up:

I Can’t Give Everything Away By David Bowie

Fez writes:

What a beautiful and sad way to say goodbye to the world. Ends the album and his life story beautifully

Winner:

Heart Is A Drum by Beck

Rosette of Sirius writes:

Midway thru the decade, Beck released what I believe to be his magnum opus. I am of course referring to Morning Phase. On that album, a track called Heart is a Drum stood out to me. As a track, it’s tight yet airy and warm. It’s melodic and has wonderful rhythm. It’s harmonies are syrupy and with its mellow but distinctive stringed bass, it’s a track (and album) I can’t stop playing. It’s also a piece of music imo that was made for vinyl. Or vice versa…Love it.

Thanks all.

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Last week: Win Nick’s Voucher

Come gather round, people.

As we enter a new decade, let’s take time to remember the last.

To be in with a chance to win this week’s Golden Discs voucher worth an eye-watering €25, simply tell me below what was your favourite song from the years 2010-2019?

Here’s mine.

Nick says: Good luck!

Lines MUST close at 6am Saturday.

Please feel free to Include video where possible. Thank you.

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Ho ho hum.

It’s nearly Christmas and to help with your last minute Christmas shopping I’m giving away a festive Golden Discs voucher worth a tinsel-tastic €25.

All you have to do is tell me below what is your favourite song about or mentioning winter.

Here’s mine.

Lines MUST close at 2am [Saturday].

Please include video links where possible.

Nick says: Good luck!

Last week’s winner

Meanwhile…

Last week with a cool Golden Discs voucher worth 25 on offer, I asked YOU to name your favourite song featuring snow.

You answered in your tens.

But there could be only one winner.

Third Place:

Last of the Melting Snow by The Leisure Society

Leopold Gloom writes:

OOOh, I got this, I have to have this. Favouite (and best) song featuring snow is this simply beautiful song by The Leisure Society – Last of the Melting Snow. Shearwater’s Snow Leopard gets an honorable mention, but this one is just lovely in every way.

Runner up:

The Snows They Melt The Soonest by Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh & Ger O Donnell

F_lawless writes:

There’s so many versions of this traditional English folk song that dates back to at least the early 1800s but this one is as good as any I’ve heard. Recorded two months ago – just two people in a living room with a guitar and a shruti box.

Winner:

Snowing On Raton by Townes Van Zandt

Specific Gravity writes:

Shall I cast my dreams upon your love, babe?

Thanks all.

Last week: Win Nick’s Voucher

Golden Discs

Ho. Ho.  Hello!

Greetings of the season to all Broadsheet readers. Who fancies winning a delightfully festive €25 Golden Discs voucher?

Simply tell me below what your favourite Christmas song is?

The winner will be chosen by my elf.

Lines MUST close at 6am Saturday.

Please include video links if possible.

Nick says: Good luck!

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Earlier: Last week’s winning entry

Last week, with hearty €25.Golden Discs voucher on offer, I asked you to name your favourite song which has a person’s name in the title and why?

You answered in your tens.

But there could be only one winner.

Third place:

The Modern Lovers – Pablo Picasso

Smith writes:

“Well some people try to pick up girls And get called assholes. This never happened to Pablo Picasso”

Nothing else to add!

Runner-up:

KIm Carnes – Bette Davis Eyes

F Lawless

I can’t put my finger on why someone who sounds like they’re suffering from a bad case of laryngitis would sound so appealing and emotive – maybe because it sounds like how your voice might go when you’re consumed with emotion, not sure.

Winner:

Elvis Costello – Alison

Tea and Brexits writes:

Great emotion expressed so simply and cleverly. Partly punk, part ballad, a little country, a bit of pop, some rock n roll; it’s all heart.

Thanks all.

Last week: Win Nick’s Voucher

Golden Discs

Thank Broadsheet it’s Friday.

To celebrate the weekend I’m giving away a highly coveted Golden Discs voucher worth an eye-popping €25.

To enter simply tell me below what is your favourite song which has a person’s name in the title and why?

Here’s mine.

Lines remain open at 6am [Sunday].

Please include video link where possible.

Nick says: Good luck!

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The votes are in.

Last week, with a Golden Discs voucher worth a princely 25 on offer, I asked YOU to name your favourite song that mentions the moon.

You answered in your tens.

But there could be only one winner.

Third Place:

Nick Drake – Pink Moon 

Jeremy Kyle writes:

Ah shur, you know yourself…

Runner up:

The Sundays – Monochrome

Ghosts of Yep writes:

IMO one of the best and somewhat forgotten female vocalists of the 90’s sings beautifully of a very personal story of her experience of the landing.

Winner:

Andy Williams – Moon River

Joxer writes:

Moon River – whether it be Audrey Hepburn, Andy Williams (above), Sinatra, Jerry Butler or any number of others who covered it, its one of those quintessential songs of the mid century that is pure magic.. Even Frank Ocean’s attempt at butchery was saved by the pure beauty of the melody and lyric.

Reminds me of family get-togethers in the 70s when i was a wee’un, adults raising glasses and laughing and warmth of cosy family time, and whenever iI hear it, iI get a dose of fuzzy golden-hued nostalgia.

Thanks all.

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Thanks Bertie

Thank Broadsheet it’s Friday.

Never mind the miserable weather and sudden onset of Winter – there’s a free Golden Discs voucher to be won worth an ‘astronomical’ 25 Euros.

To be in with a chance of landing it, tell me below what is your favourite song which mentions the moon.

Here’s mine.

The winner will be chosen by my Siamese twin.

Lines MUST close at 3.20pm EXTENDED until 6.30pm 10.30pm 6pm [Saturday]!

Nick says: Good luck!

Please include video link where possible.

Golden Discs

Last week’s winner here