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Thank Frankie it’s Friday.

Can you dig another music competition? That’s what I thought.

I’ve still no voucher to offer (insert sad face) but why let that come between us?

This week I want to know what’s your favourite song about travel or which mentions travel?

Here’s mine.

Please include a video link where possible.

Nick says: Good luck!

Lines Must close on Saturday at Midday.

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Madness – One Step Beyond

Last week, Capernosity & Function won my esteem with this entry (above) to the question of what song makes you dance.

He recalled:

“God be with the days when you were defined as a Rude Boy or a Nutty Boy depending on whether you had scrawled Madness or The Beat on your school bag, in marker.”

Nick says: Well done, Capernosity & Function and thanks all.

Last week: Win Nick’s Esteem

Pic: The Record Spot, Dublin 2

Thank Fabio it’s Friday.

Another week. Another music competition. An oasis of calm in a world gone frankly hatstand. You are most welcome.

I’ve still no voucher to offer but I intend to lay the esteem on pretty heavily next week to the winner. I want to know what is the song you find easiest to dance to and why.

Here’s mine.

Please include a video link where possible.

Nick says: Good luck!

Lines Must close on Saturday at Midday.

Pic: Abbazappa records, county Derry

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Duke Special – The Ice Cream Man

Last week, I asked for your favourite song that included trees or leaves in some manner.

Fergalito‘s entry, while skirting the rules, won my considerable esteem:

‘Not trees or leaves but all kinds of flora found in the Burren. This is a collaboration between the Belfast poet Michael Longley and Duke Special based on Longley’s poem “The Ice Cream Man” – it’s incredibly moving in my opinion, Longley wrote the poem about a man who had an ice cream shop in Belfast and was killed in the troubles. He wrote the poem for him and in this collaboration reads out a letter he received from the man’s Mother – a most treasured possession of the poet.’

Nick says: Well done Fergalito and thanks all.

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Thank Feighan it’s Friday.

As we all dust down our autumn sweaters, it’s the season for a voucher-less music sesh.

This week, I want to know: What’s your favourite song whose title or lyrics mention trees or leaves.

Here’s mine.

Lines MUST close on Saturday at Midday.

Please include video link if possible.

Nick says: Good luck!

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Roy Orbison – In Dreams

Last week, we asked you to name your favourite song whose title or lyrics refer to dreams.

Otis Blue‘s entry won my esteem, as he enthused:

“Bonus marks for soundtracking the nightmarish ‘Beer at Ben’s’ scene in Blue Velvet (1986) in which a ‘fkn suave’ Ben played by Dean Stockwell serenades Frank Booth played by Dennis Hopper.”

Nick says: Well done, Otis Blue and thanks all.

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Pic: Rollercoaster Records, Kilkenny

Thank Fachtna it’s Friday.

You know the drill by now. It’s a voucher-free music nerd knees-up. And all in the best possible taste.

This week, I want to know: What’s your favourite song whose title or lyrics mention dreams or dreaming.

Here’s mine.

Lines MUST close on Saturday at Midday.

Please include video link if possible.

Nick says: Good luck!

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Horslips – The Man Who Built America

Last week, I asked you to name your favourite song whose title or lyrics refer to metals.

Reader Eamonn won my esteem with this Irish prog banger:

“All about America right now. Golden Nails, Silver Bars. Only had to hear it once, never forgot it. Never had the excuse to post about it on the interwebs though.”

Nick says: Well done, Eamonn and thanks all.

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Top pic: Plugd records, Cork


Thank Gus Fring it’s Friday.

Shall we have another bit of music chatter and carry-on to wile away the weekend? There’s still no voucher but we know you’re not it for the money (loud guffaws down the back).

This week, I want to know: What’s your favourite song whose title or lyrics mention metals, as in gold, silver, bronze etc.

Here’s mine.

Lines close on Saturday Midday!

Please include video link if possible.

Nick says: Good luck!

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Eva Cassidy – Autumn Leaves

Last week, we asked you to name your favourite song whose title or lyrics refer to Autumn or the Autumnal months.

Ghost Of Yep won my esteem with this excellent entry:

“Heartbreakingly apt and just an incredible performance.”

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Pic: Spindizzy Records, Dublin 2


Thank Florie it’s Friday.

Roll up, roll up. Ready for more music shenanigans? There’s still no voucher but we know you can’t quit this place because you’re in too deep!

This week, I want to know: What’s your favourite song whose title or lyrics mention the autumn months: August, September and October?

Here’s mine.

Lines close on Saturday at Midday.

Please include video link if possible.

Nick says: Good luck!

Pic: Zhivago, Galway

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The resuts are in.

Last week, we asked you to name your favourite song whose title or lyrics refer to animals.

Micko won my esteem with this fitting entry:

“White Rabbit – by Jefferson Airplane. One of my favourites of all time and a song that symbolises the ’60s and is used for almost every drug reference in every film and TV show EVER.”

Nick says: Well done, Micko and thanks all.

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Thank Fungi it’s Friday.

Never mind the long gone voucher, feel the sense of conviviality, congeniality and community. What more could a Broadsheet reader want? (Don’t answer that).

This week, I want to know: What’s your favourite song whose title or lyrics mention animals?

Here’s mine.

Lines MUST close at 10.45pm.

Please include video link if possible.

Nick says: Good luck!

Pic: Steamboat Vinyl, Limerick

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Last week, we asked you to name your favourite song whose title or lyrics refer to royalty.

Bertie Blenkinsop won my esteem with this fitting entry:

“UB40 – King. For the week that’s in it [UB40’s sax player extraordinaire Brian Travers died last week].”

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Thank Philomena it’s Friday.

What better way to bask in this glorious Indian Summer than to kick around this week’s voucher-less music question.

The theme this time is your favourite song whose title or lyrics refer to royalty/monarchy (as in kings, queens, princes etc).

Here’s mine.

Reply below for the craic.

Please include video links if possible.

Lines close on Saturday at Midday.

Nick says: Good luck!

Pic: Bunker Vinyl, Cork

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The results are in.

Last week’s esteem was won by The Ferg, who chose The Bear by My Morning Jacket as the most underrated song of the 1990s.

The Ferg wrote:

“Sneaking in to the ’90s in June of ‘99 is the hauntingly wonderful ‘The Bear’ from My Morning Jacket. It’s about stepping back from the edge, “There’s still time..” I saw them live in Queens [New York] just before de ‘rona and the epic voice of Jim James is just as incredible in person.”

Nick says: Well done, The Ferg, and thanks all.

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Thank Flo it’s Friday.

Welcome to our latest voucher-less music shenanigans. Last week was a great success, so thanks everyone!

This week, I want to know what’s your favourite underrated song of the 1990s?

Here’s mine.

Reply below just for the laugh.

Please include video links if possible.

Lines must close on SATURDAY at Midday

Nick says: Good luck!

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The results are in.

Last week’s esteem was won by Ronnie Maher who chose The Passions “I’m In Love With A German Film Star” (above) as the best underrated song of the 1980s.

Ronnie wrote:

“Criminally underrated. Didn’t trouble the higher echelons of the charts much at the time. Although it should have. Written and sung by an Irish woman (Barbara Gogan, niece of Larry), this is superb. Do yourselves all a favour and take a few minutes to listen to it. You’re welcome.”

Nick says: Thanks all and nice one, Ronnie.

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Pic: Freebird Records