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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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Last week, with a Twenty Five Euro Voucher for Golden Discs on offer, we asked you to dedicate a tune to YOUR father to mark Fathering Sunday this Sunday.

You answered in your tens.

Many moved us to what can only be described as a soggy, lachrymose state.

But, alas, a father can only have one ‘favourite’.

In reverse order then…

SOQ writes:

Please play The Wild Colonial Boy by Margret Barry for my late dad/da this Father’s Day because I wrote off three of his cars in a row at the age of 21- and every time his first question was:  ‘Are you OK?’

seanydelight writes:

Please play “The Nightfly”, by Donald Fagen especially for my da this Father’s Day, because 25 years after he animatedly explained to 7-year-old me why he plays it on every car journey, long or short. He was right. The entire album is a masterpiece! Steely Dad, etc…

Bertie Blenkinsop writes:

Please play “Father” by The Christians for my best pal, my Da

Fairy Queen writes:

Please play anything from Makem and Clancy for my recently deceased Dad.He just loved them and in 1990, he loaned me his Volkswagen Passat to get 6 o clock Mass on a Sunday evening (I was an early driver). When I came out (in my state of grace) I discovered that the passenger window had been smashed in and the stereo stolen.

I drove home in tears and Dessie (my dad) said ‘not a bother’ and replaced the window and eventually the stereo. I was very apologetic cos his “Best of Makem and Clancy” tape was in the tapedeck (no CD players in those days)… it solved my next Father’s Day present, but now I can only give him a few flowers…

Specific Gravity writes:

Please play Cinema Paradiso by Ennio Morricone for my dad this Father’s Day, because it is his all time favourite, and while he would pretend to have no time for poetry, this captures him nicely and I get the chance to relay it here without his knowing: ‘With hands like spades/And a heart full of love/My father, my father’….

theo kretschmar-schuldorff writes:

Please play something by Doris Day for my Dad. I select this, because I would never select this.When I was an obnoxious teenager, my Dad took me to work with him and taught me to drive for a whole Summer. I made him listen to some terrible 90s crap on the radio, and looking back I think what a wonderful patient man he was for putting up with me. If I could, I’d go back and remove the fuse from the car stereo so we could have talked more. Thanks Dad.

Winner:

Lilly writes:

Please play ‘The Tumble Down Shack in Athlone’ especially for my dad this Father’s Day because for some reason he taught me the lyrics to it. He would accompany me on the piano as I destroyed it. It wasn’t his kind of music; it wasn’t my kind of music, I was only ten or eleven. I can only surmise it was because he wanted to see his ould mother once more. He would only ever have seen photos of her as she died bringing him into the world. May they both Rest In Peace.

Thanks all.

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Last week: Old Man Look AT My Life

Graphic: Vectorstock

Every Friday, we give away a voucher worth TWENTY FIVE EURO to spend freely at any of the many Golden Discs branches across the country.

All we ask from you is a tune.

Today’s theme: Father’s Day

Yes. ‘Fathering Sunday’ falls on June 16 this year. If you would like to dedicate a song to your pater – dead, alive or missing since ‘popping out for cigs’ 20 years ago – now is an ideal chance.

To enter, kindly complete this sentence:

‘Please play______________________especially for my dad/da this Father’s Day because_______________________’

Lines MUST close at 3.45pm EXTENDED until 5.45pm MIDNIGHT.

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Every week, we give away a voucher worth Twenty FIVE EUROS to spend at and of the many Golden Discs branches nationwide.

Usually we ask for a tune.

But today is a little bit different.

The first person with the correct answer to the following question bags the voucher.

What is the name of the biggest-selling album to include an Irish voice?

Anyone?

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That’s liquid football.

Last week, with a Golden Discs voucher worth Twenty Five Euros on offer, we asked you to name the finest ever soccer-themed song.

You answered in your tens.

But there could be only one winner (at the end of the day).

In reverse order then…

Ouch writes:

Hard to go against ‘Put ‘Em Under Pressure’, but the Liverpool comeback against Barca reminded me of the line from the Anfield Rap..’ nobody knows quite what to expect, when the red machines in full effect’……Also had John Barnes getting some rapping practice in before cutting loose on ‘World in Motion’…

Ivan Lyons writes:

Strachan by The Hitchers…any song that captures the wonder of watching Mr Strachan perform his art in juxtaposition to a domestic with the missus is special! great chune too!

Liam Deliverance writes:

Italia ’90, two words that conjure up magical memories, summertime and the living was easy, we had hopes and we had dreams. It was like Ireland was 18, she had just finished her Leaving Cert and now had two glorious, sunny, stress free months stretching out in front of her all the way to the horizon. The work was done, the exams taken,results day was unimportant for now.The 80’s were gone, a distant memory. The 90’s were here now, a new era, a new dream. The beautiful game, the beautiful man and his beautiful voice.

yupyup writes:

The greatest ever football song is “Sunshine on Leith” by The Proclaimers because it’s just a perfect fit for football. The song is a very emotional one. It very much evokes hope and heartbreak. It’s rooted in place. Just as the band are of Leith so are the football club that has made it their own.

That connection to place and belonging is what football and it’s tribalism is all about. I’m not a Hibs fan but I tip the hat to them and their use of this song as a football anthem in particular. They are not an overly successful club. They’re from an area that has had it’s deep problems in the past.

They famously broke a 114 year ‘curse’ by winning The Scottish Cup in 2016 and that relief, ecstasy, the underdog having his day is all entangled with the song and for those reasons I reckon it’s a beauty. Watch this and you’ll just want to sing and sway along.

Winner!

Penfold writes:

The greatest-ever football song is “Give Him a Ball (and a Yard of Grass) by the Sultans of Ping F.C because as they put it, “a man can have no greater love than give 90 minutes to his friends”.

Thanks all.

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Last week: You’ll Never Sing Alone

Liverpool supporters in the Kop (top) and Spurs fans at White Hart Lane (above)

Every Friday, we give YOU a chance to win a Golden Discs voucher worth TWENTY FIVE EUROS.

All we ask from you is a tune we can play at an unspecified time next week.

This week’s theme: The Beautiful Game

Following a week of enormous success by English teams in Europe, what soccer-based song leaves you swaying in the terraces, scarf held jauntily aloft?

To enter, please complete this sentence:

”The greatest-ever football song is………because………….’

Lines MUST close at 5.45pm EXTENDED until Midnight!

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In Cork?

Dublin’s perennial pop stalwarts Aslan are Cork-bound  when they appear in The Vinyl Lounge at Golden Discs on Patrick Street at 3pm.

Christy Dignam and the gang will play live in store and be interviewed by 96FM ahead of their  headline gig in the Rebel County on June 9th when they play Live at the Marquee with special guest Damien Dempsey.

Fans who turn up tomorrow will also be able to win tickets to the show, which are on general sale here.

It’s still a crazy world, boy!

Suit yourselves.

Aslan at the Vinyl Lounge (Facebook)