This week’s competition is dedicated to SOQ, who lost his dear friend Caroline last week.
Dry Your Eyes by The Streets
“This one is pretty sincere and puts a bit of vulnerability on display, which should be commended! Heartbreak is hard!”
Family Life by The Blue Nile
“Sometimes heartbreak involves a third party…”
Walk On By by Dionne Warwick
Janet, dreams of an alternate universe writes:
“Following my worst break up my ex cruely moved directly down the hill to an apartment I could see very well from my balcony, to top it off it was over the bar I worked in and the cheating fupper would walk past at least ten times a day often with whatever flavor of the month he was dazzling, well this song fit the bill nicely.”
It’s that time of the week when the Broadsheet commenters briefly emerge from the dank basement back into the world, blinking at the sunlight, and putting the kettle on as they stick on an oul’ tune. In other words: it’s music competition time.
This week the theme comes courtesy of reader f_lawless who suggests your favourite song with heartbreak as a theme.
Last Friday, with a suggestion from Scottser and a €50 Golden Discs voucher on offer, I asked you to name your favourite one-hit wonder.
You answered in your many dozens creating a sole-hit strewn playlist for the ages.
But there could be only one winner.
Rapper’s Delight by The Sugarhill Gang
“Whether or not it’s the best one hit wonder, it’s definitely one of my favourites and possibly the most important.”
Swords Of A Thousand Men by Tenpole Tudor
Gary Flood writes:
“Men larking about in a field with weapons and chainmail. And a horse.
Gotta be Tenpole Tudor and “Swords of a Thousand Men”. Innit?”
Mary’s Prayer by Danny Wilson
“A sublime piece of soul/pop that immediately brightens your day when it comes on the radio. Hard to believe that they didn’t follow it up with more hits, although writer Gary Clark went on to write for a host of others, from Natalie Imbruglia to Loyd Cole.”
It’s that time of the week when the guns fall silent, a truce is called and the battle-weary Broadsheet commenters make their way through the blood-soaked fields of No Man’s Land to have a kickabout and a smoke with the enemy. In other words: it’s music competition time.
This week the theme comes courtesy of reader Scottser, who suggests your favourite one hit wonder.