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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.

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Last week’s winner here

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Last week, with a Golden Discs voucher worth a horse-calming €25 on offer, I asked for Your favorite song featuring the saxophone.

You answered in your dozens.

But there could be only one winner:

Third Place:

Johnny Logan What’s Another Year

Robert writes;

It’d have to be Johnny Logan singing Shay Healy’s song with Colin Tully on sax. Starts with a sax, and has that sax solo kicking in at 2.30! The song that scored Ireland its second Eurovision victory – words that we shall never hear again: ‘Ireland – Eurovision – Victory’

Runner up:

Ezra FurmanLousy Connection

Fez writes:

For me a sax solo has to go a bit crazy and squeaky a la Bowie sax solos, I first heard this song the day that David Bowie died and it shone a little light on that day…

Winner:



Gerry Rafferty
Baker Street

Ruille Buille writes:

It’s got to be Gerry Rafferty ‘Baker Street’. Innit!

Thanks all.

Last week: Win Nick’s Voucher

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Thank Broadsheet it’s Friday.

To celebrate the bright new dawn that is the weekend, I’m giving away a highly coveted Golden Discs voucher worth a lip-smacking €25.

To enter, simply tell me below what is your favourite song featuring the saxophone?

Here’s mine.

The winner will be chosen by my pet gerbil.

Lines MUST close at 3.15pm EXTENDED until 5.45pm 9.15pm MIDNIGHT Fupp it! We’re going thru until 6am! YOKESYOKESYOKES

Nick says: Good luck!

Meanwhile…

from top: at the launch of the new Golden DIscs store in Jervis Street. from left: Zoe – Golden Discs, Nicole – Golden Discs, customer Tamas Zsitnyanszki, customer Boviz Adrianna, Adam Layton – Golden Discs and Kibby – Golden Discs. Golden Discs CEO Stephen Fitzgerald

Free tomorrow?

Golden Discs will open a flagship store in Dublin’s Jervis Shopping Centre, Jervis Street, Dublin 1

It follows recent store openings in Drogheda, Sligo and Tralee and brings the total number of Golden Discs stores nationwide to 21.

Golden Discs writes:

The vinyl renaissance is driving this expansion, and the flagship Jervis store will be a whopping 2,500 square feet full of new release and deep catalogue vinyl.

The store will also stock a broad range of turntables, headphones and speakers as well as an extensive range of CD, DVD, Boxset and Blu-ray releases.

In addition, the store will carry the groups largest ‘Loot Vault’ section with an increasing array of T-shirts, posters, games, books and limited-edition collectibles for sale. Golden Discs Jervis will be a one-stop shop for all your entertainment needs, perfect for the busy shopper in the run up to Christmas.

CEO Stephen Fitzgerald says:

‘Having only one city-centre store in Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre, we have been inundated with requests to return to the Henry Street shopping district. Our team has spent a lot of time looking for the right space and we believe this spacious flagship store will be a superb return to the Jervis Shopping Centre.’

In fairness.

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Pics: Aidan Oliver

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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