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As the days get shorter, one is reminded of the title track of U2’s second album ‘October’, … called, of course, ‘October’.

Which got me thinking: what is your favourite song which is also the name of the album on which it appears?

Tell me below and you will have the chance to win a €25 (count ’em) Golden Discs voucher to warm these late Autumn nights.

Here’s mine.

The winner will be chosen by my pet Rottweiler.

(please include videos where possible)

Lines MUST close 6am Saturday.

Nick says: Good luck!

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The votes are in.

Last week, with a soil-enriching voucher worth 25 crisp ones for Golden Discs on offer, I asked YOU to name your favorite song which mentions a specific colour.

You answered in your brightest, if seasonally appropriate, garb.

But there could be only one winner.

Third Place:

Spandau Ballet – Gold

Slightly Bemused (always the bridesmaid) writes:

Gold by Spandau Ballet: Not my personal favourite, but the favourite of a very good friend of mine. I remember at the time buying the CD for her here when I was on a break, and giving it to her when I returned. Where I was working (and where she lived) was at the time a little removed from standard trade and was basically a war zone. Her delight when she took the CD out of the envelope I had creatively wrapped it in (ok, I just put it in a standard Manila envelope) was wonderful. If I recall correctly it cost me about IR£15, but it was worth every penny to see her smile.

Runner up:

Simon and Garfunkel – For Emily Wherever I May Find Her 

MIilly Vanilly Strikes Again writes

‘What a dream I had, dressed organdie, cloaked in crinoline of smoky burgundy, softer than the rain…’

It’s a long time favourite of mine for deeply personal reasons, but more than that, it’s beautiful…

Winner:

Joni Mitchell – Little Green

ItWasChaosBilly writes:

“Call her green and the winters cannot fade her
Call her green for the children who’ve made her
Little green, be a gypsy dancer.”

About the loss felt giving a child up for adoption, it’s autobiographical, brave, beautiful and incredibly sad. Mitchell’s writing on Blue (more colours!) is flawless, but the naming of the child ‘Green’ in this song tells us all we need to know about the narrator and their lost, imagined child.

Thanks all.

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All the leaves are brown.

Never mind.

With Extinction Rebellion eco-warriors rolling through Dublin and the Green wave making a splash at the ballot box, it seems everything’s gone, well, green.

But what about the other colours?

To win this week’s Golden Discs voucher worth a plant-watering €25, simply tell me below what your favourite song is which mentions a specific colour.

Here’s mine.

Nick says: Good luck!

Lines MUST close at 6.30pm EXTENDED until 11pm We’re Going Through Until 6am MIDNIGHT SATURDAY! OK, late stragglers won’t be exactly turned away.

(Include link to video where possible)

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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.

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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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