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The votes are in.

Last week, with a voucher worth a princely 25 to spend at Golden Discs on offer, I asked YOU to name your favourite song that mentions another song or artist?

You answered in your dozens.

But there could be only one winner.

Third Place:

Bagatelle – Summer In Dublin

Slightly Bemused writes:

“I was singing a song I heard somewhere, called “Rock ‘n’ roll never forgets.
When my hummin’ was smothered by a 46a and the scream of a low flying jet.” For those interested, Rock ‘n’ Roll Never Forgets, by Bob Seger:

Runner up:

Ian Dury & The Blockheads – Reasons To Be Cheerful Part 3

Danny writes:

Some of the singers and performers mentioned:
Buddy Holly
Good golly, Miss Molly
The Bolshoi Ballet
Levi’s and Scotty (Moore)
We’re Willy Harris (skiffle star)
Listening to Rico (Rodriguez) went on to play with the Specials
Shostakovich
Smokey Robertson
John Coltrane
Adriano Celentano (Italian singer)

Lots more famous people, but all the above involved in music. Actually I saw him [Dury} perform in the ill-fated Stardust a few weeks before the tragic fire and when I was there the escape door were chained and locked.

Winner:

The Replacements – Alex Chilton

Brian Ahern writes:

“Children by the million sing for Alex Chilton when he comes ’round
They sing “I’m in love. What’s that song? I’m in love with that song.”
Alex Chilton of Big Star fame or course!

Last week: Win Nick’s Voucher

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Thanks Bertie Blenkinsop

It’s Friday again and that can only mean one thing: competition time.

Readers have a chance to win a highly coveted Golden Discs voucher worth a wallet/purse-popping €25.

To enter, simply reply below to the following question: what’s your favourite song that mentions another song or artist?

Here’s mine.

The winner will be chosen by my pet rabbit.

Lines MUST close at 3.15pm EXTENDED until 9pm MIDNIGHT 6am Saturday SUNDAY!

(Include video where possible)

Nick says: Good luck.

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Last week, with a voucher worth 25 big ones to spend at Golden Discs, I asked YOU to name your favourite song mentioning ghosts, demons, devils, witches, ghouls, monsters or, even, spirits.

You answered in your tens.

But there could be only one winner:

Third Place:

Killing Joke – On All Hallows Eve

Liam Deliverance writes:

A unusual track, it’s soft and upbeat verses and chorus, strong steady beat and soft/hard lead guitar sections. Instead of demons and ghosts rising from the dead to haunt the living world this song imagines these two worlds converging and a reunion of those lost souls who once filled our lives.

While listening it’s hard not to think of some of those souls, to be reminded of the small cracks they left in our hearts, that sting that has replaced their presence. The tempo of the track allows you to do that and it gives it a certain resonance.

Killing Joke formed in 1978 in Notting Hill, London. Their initial style was industrial rock and they played a part in influencing such bands as Metallica, Nirvana and the Nine Inch Nails.

As the years passed their style softened and they brought some electronic elements into their songs. They have produced 19 albums, On All Hallows Eve is taken from their 2012 album, MMXII

Runner-up:

The Pogues – Lullaby of London.

Niall writes:

May the ghosts that howl round the house at night never keep you from your sleep,/may they all sleep tight down in hell tonight or wherever they may be…’

This song gets me every time, I love how it encapsulates the loneliness and solitude of separation and distance. Yet another example of why Shane MacGowan is a national treasure.

Winner:

Cathie Ryan – Cailin Deas Cruite Ba mBo 

Kingfisher writes:

An English language version of Cailín Deas Crúite na mBó with suitably creepy landscapes…

Thanks all.

Last week: Win Nick’s Voucher

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We are here to help the Halloween party.

Yes, with all manner of scary shenanigans taking place this weekend, we have a spine-tingling €25 Golden Discs voucher to give away.

To enter, simply tell us below what your favourite song mentioning ghosts, demons, devils, witches, ghouls, monsters or spirits is.

Here’s mine.

Lines MUST close at 3pm EXTENDED until 6.06pm 6am Saturday!

(include video link where possible)

Nick says: Good luck!

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The votes are in.

Last Friday, with two bank holiday vouchers each worth a princely 25 to giveaway, I asked for YOUR favourite song about travelling (by bus, plane, car, train, on foot etc) and why.

You entered in your dozens.

But there could be only two winners:

Runner up:

Anna Kendrick – Cups

Slightly Bemused writes:

Not my favourite travelling song, but one that really means a lot to me. The film  – Pitch Perfect (2012) came out at the right time and when we got together, this is the only song so far I have sung with my daughter. She kept correcting me on how it is sung (I cannot sing, so a hopeless act), but still she would sing it with me. As we drove between where she and her mom live and her grandparents she attempted to correct me. One of my favourite road trips with her, although they all were. Corny and all as it is, I love it. I give you the much maligned, but in my heart loved, Cups song by Anna Kendrick…

Winner #1:

Magnetic Fields – Born On A Train

Aidan Curran writes:

Born on a Train’ by the Magnetic Fields, reminding me of a long delayed train to Dublin that finally arrived at Heuston late into the dead of night, after most of us passengers had gone through the Seven Ages of Man during the trip.

Winner #2:

Terry Callier – 900 Miles

F_Lawless writes:

Terry Callier’s soulful voice really commands attention in this 1964 version of the traditional US folk song “900 Miles” The lonely traveller on the way home  (Dion does a great version too)…

Thanks all.

Last week: Win Nick’s Double Voucher

It’s a bank holiday weekend!

So we’re feeling extra generous this Friday.

We have not one but TWO €25 Golden Discs vouchers to give away to the two best entries who post below with your favourite song about travelling (by bus, plane, car, train, on foot etc) and why.

Here’s mine.

Lines MUST close at 3.45pm EXTENDED until 6am Saturday!

(include video where possible)

Nick says: Good luck!

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The votes are in.

Last week, in the ‘eye’ of ‘Hurricane’ Lorenzo and with a stunning 25 voucher to spend at Golden Discs on offer, I asked YOU to name your favourite song mentioning storms or rain or wind.

You answered in your windswept dozens.

133 of you, in fact.

An incredible selection, thank you

Sadly  there could be only one winner.

Third Place:

Judy Garland –You’ll Never Walk Alone.

Slightly Bemused writes:

My mother’s favourite song! I recently heard Judy Garland’s version, and it moved me to tears as that was her favourite version….

Runner up:

The Blue Nile – Tinseltown In The Rain.

Seamus Keane writes:

  A stone cold classic…:

Winner:

Sister Rosetta Tharpe –  Didnt It Rain.

Liam Deliverance writes:

The “Godmother of Rock and Roll” , this wonderful performance comes from an American Folk Blues Tour in England in 1964, this recording comes from Manchester. A five decades long career starting in 1919 inspired many more greats that followed in her footsteps. V

Voice, showmanship and guitar playing, she had it all. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018 as an “early influence”, and what an influence, she inspired Elvis Presley, Little Richard, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and many more that followed in their footsteps. [Today] October 9, is the 46th anniversary of her passing in 1973….

Thanks all.

Last week: Win Nick’s Voucher

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So “Hurricane” Lorenzo has been and gone.

Good riddance!

There can be only one theme to this week’s competition to win a Golden Discs voucher, worth a staggering €25.

To enter, simply tell me below what is your favourite song mentioning storms or rain or wind…

Here’s mine.

Lines MUST close at 6.15pm EXTENDED until Midnight 2am (Saturday).

Nick says: Good luck!

(Please included YouTube link where possible)

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Happy October 1.

Last week, with a Golden Discs voucher worth TWENTY FIVE EURO on offer, I asked you to name your favourite song mentioning specific months of the year.

You answered in your tens.

But there could be only one winner.

Third Place:

Galaxie 5004th of July

Blue Koyote writes:

“I wrote a poem on a dog biscuit”… Probably the only time I’ve known the canine comestible mentioned in popular culture. The song takes me back to the autumn of 1990 when the song was released, and a move from Dublin to London via Edinburgh. Buying the CD single and the album it’s from (“This Is Our Music”) in the original Fopp record shop on Cockburn Street in Edinburgh. That beautiful hilly winding street, still a favourite to this day, and the biting cold of northern Britain….

Runner-Up:

Simon and GarfunkelI Am A Rock

F_Lawless writes:

The opening line “A winter’s day, in a deep and dark December”. A song that struck a chord with my teenage angst when I first heard it – it’s just one of those classic ‘soundtrack to your life’ type songs that I’m sure generation after generation rediscover…

Winner:

Talk TalkApril 5th

Specific Gravity writes:

‘Here she comes
Silent in her sound
Here she comes
Fresh upon the ground
Come gentle spring
Come at winter’s end
Gone is the pallor from a promise that’s nature’s gift
Waiting for the color of spring
Let me breathe
Let me breathe the color of spring
Here she comes
Laughter in her kiss
Here she comes
Shame upon her lips
Come wanton spring
Come for birth you live
Youth takes it’s bow before the summer the seasons bring
Waiting for the color of spring
Let me
Let me breathe
Let me breathe you’

Thanks all.

Last week: Win Nick’s Free Tix

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The year is flying by.

As September prepares to succumb to October, we thought we’d give away a Golden Discs voucher – worth a staggering 25 – to the best entrant who can tell us their favourite song mentioning specific months of the year.

Lines MUST close at 5.45pm EXTENDED until Midnight.

Nick says: Here’s mine

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