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 From left: Nick Kelly, John Ryan and Bodger coped with lockdown through uplifting balladry. Olga on bodhran (out of picture).

How’s your voice?

With pubs now back in business*(*well, sort of), what better way to mark the occasion than ask: What’s your favourite drinking song?

Here’s mine.

Simply answer below for the chance to be in with a shout of winning a merry €25 Golden Discs voucher.

The winner will be chosen by my personal barman.

Please include video links if possible.

Lines MUST close at 10am (Saturday).

Nick says: Good luck.

Nick adds: Hic.

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Earlier: Last week’s winner

Pic: Thurles, 1952

The votes are in.

Last week, with a stunning €25 Golden Disc voucher on offer, I asked you to name a particular song you initially disliked but then grew to admire.

You answered in your tens.

But there could be only one winner

Third Place:

Honey Bear I Love You by Father John Misty

Friscondo writes:

I Did not know what to make of this, when I first heard it. His name, the song title and the lush strings really grated on my nerves. Just didn’t get it. The more I heard of him the more I liked his take on everything. Happy to now say I’m a huge fan of all Mr Tillman’s work, and I think I can see where he’s coming from….

Runner-up

The Man Comes Around by Johnny Cash

Golden Brown writes:

I’ve always had an aversion to C+W music…probably because I’m rooted in Punk/Ska and my father used to be into it, would always have it’s whiney twangy assault on in the car or the living room and I hated him for all sorts of (resolved) reasons I’m not going to get into her, but you get the picture.

I also had mates at that time who would frequently nod appreciation for Johnny Cash (but only really because they believed it was a tosser nerdy NME subscriber badge wearer thing to do) but as it happens into my 30’s I mellowed to JC and at certain moments I’ll throw him on the deck (only JC mind no other C+W whine allowed!) I want thissong played at my funeral.

Winner:

Is This Desire? by PJ Harvey

Janet, I Ate My Avatar writes:

initially I didn’t like this at all, now I love the dark tones and the lyrics, every time I play it it brings me back to a different life…

Nick says: Thanks all.

Last week: Win Nick’s Voucher

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Happy Friday!

What song did you initially dislike but then grew to admire?

That’s this week’s question to be in with a chance of winning an instantly lovable €25 Golden Discs voucher.

Here’s mine.

Simply answer below and the winner will chosen by my imaginary robot.

Please include video links where possible.

Lines MUST close at 9.30pm (late entrants will be considered).

Nick says: Good luck.

Last week’s winner here

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The votes are in.

Last week, following my beloved Liverpool FC becoming champions of England after 30 years  and with a €25 Golden Discs voucher as the goal, I asked you for your favourite song by a band or singer from Liverpool.

You answered in your tens.

But there could be only one winner.

Third Place:

Heart As Big As Liverpool by The Mighty Wah

Catherine Vaughan writes:

One of my favourite Liverpudlians (Pete Wylie). I might normally go for Story Of The Blues, but today, it can only be this…

Runner up:

A Day In The Life by The Beatles

YupYup writes:

THE greatest masterpiece has to be the best of Liverpool surely? The epic nature, the switches and ups and downs which lead to the final crescendo and the famous final chords are rather appropriate for all the Liverpool fans breathing one massive 30 year sigh of relief.

Winner:

There She Goes by The La’s

Bertie Blenkinsop writes:

I loved this song since before Liverpool won the League last time and I still love every single note of it, a lost genius Lee Mavers

Thanks all.

Last week: Win Nick’s Voucher

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Premier League-winning Liverpool FC fans celebrate outside Anfield, the club’s ground, last night

Please indulge me, dear readers.

It’s taken three long decades for Liverpool FC to climb back onto their perch as champions of England.

So naturally, as a lifelong fan, there could only be one theme for this week’s competition: What’s your favourite song by a band or singer from Liverpool?

To jog your memory, here’s a select list of Scousers who have put Merseyside on the music map: Gerry & The Pacemakers, Cilla Black, The Mop Tops, Wings, The Mighty Wah, Pink Industry, Echo & The Bunnymen, OMD, Teardrop Explodes, The Lotus Eaters, The La’s, Cast, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Atomic Kitten, Elvis Costello, Shack, Michael Head & The Strands, Plastic Ono Band…

In tribute to Herr Klopp and the Liverpool/German connection, here‘s my choice.

The best answer wins a delightful €25 Golden Discs voucher, to be chosen by my imaginary club mascot.

Lines MUST close at 6am.

Please include video links if possible.

Nick says: Good luck, la.

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Last week’s winner here.

The votes are in.

Last week, with a €25 Golden Discs voucher on offer, I asked you to name your favourite song with a one-word title?

You answered in your tens (supplying a brilliant playlist)

But there could be only one winner.

Third Place:

Xtal by Aphex Twin

Specific Gravity writes:

Often imitated, never bettered.

Runner-up:

Cupid by Sam Cooke

Scottser writes:

There are songs that reflect hope. Songs that reflect pain. Songs that try to encompass the human condition; why we are here, what am I for, what should I do? We fall in love.We must – its inevitable.

What song encapsulates that hope of being loved back? a song like no other, sung by a voice that would melt the coldest heart? Cupid, by Sam Cooke, that’s what..

Winner:

Nightswimming by REM

Andy Pipkin writes:

This track is just brilliant. Actually forgot how good it was!

Nick says: Thanks all.

Last week: Win Nick’s Voucher

Here’s one for you: what’s your favourite song with a one-word title?

We’re giving away an enticing €25 Golden Discs voucher to a reader with a winning tune below.

Here’s mine.

The winner will be chosen by my imaginary pet Labrador.

Lines MUST close at MIDNIGHT!

Please include video links if possible.

Nick says: Good luck.

Last week’s winner here.

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The votes are in.

Last week, with whopping €25 Golden Discs voucher on offer,  I asked for your favourite song that names a specific town or city in the lyrics.

You answered in your tens.

But there could  be only one winner.

Third Place:

Castle Of Dromore by Noel Kelehan Quintet

Theo Kretschmar Schuldorff writes:

Original Irish Jazz from the year of the auld birth – and well worth a try next time the wine and cheeses are out! Such a shame they didn’t keep at it..

Runner-up:

The Dublin Saunter by Noel Purcell

Harry Warren writes:

Encapsulates how Dublin was once upon a time :)

Winner:

Johnsburg, Illinois by Tom Waits

Dylan writes:

Tom Wait’s shortest and most beautiful and unaffected song, to his wife the mighty talented Kathleen Brennan.

Nick says: Thanks all.

Last week: Win NIck’s Voucher

OK my lovelies.

What’s your favourite song that names a specific town or city in the lyrics?

Here’s mine.

There’s a €25 Golden Discs voucher to be won for your troubles!

The winner will be chosen by my face mask.

Lines MUST close at 2am.

Please include video links if possible.

Nick says: Good luck.

Last week’s winner here.

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The votes are in.

Last week, with a girlish €25 Golden Discs voucher offer, I asked you to name favourite song featuring a female name in the title?

You answered in your dozens (helping create an impressive female name song playlist).

But there could be only one winner.

Third Place:

Visions Of Johanna by Bob Dylan

Brother Barnabas writes:

The most chilling, lyrically beautiful song ever…

Second Place:

For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her by Simon & Garfunkel

Millie Von Strumpet writes:

It’s pure poetry and Art Garfunkel’s voice is just beautiful.

Winner:

Candy Says by Velvet Underground

Ouch writes:

Beautiful song from a beautiful album of understated pop gems..he sure could write them…

Nick says: Thanks all.

Last week: Win Nick’s Voucher

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