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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.

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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.

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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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The votes are in.

Last week, with a staggering Golden Discs voucher worth TWENTY FIve big ones on offer, I asked YOUy to name your favourite song which is also the name of the album on which it appears?

You answered in your tens.

But there could be only one winner.

3rd Place:

Television – Marquee Moon.

Liam writes:

Television “Marquee Moon” – one of the greatest guitar songs ever, containing one of the greatest guitar solos ever.Also bonus points to Television for naming their second album “Adventure” but not including the “title track” on the album (which didn’t appear until the record was re-released years later, and is actually a pretty great song)

Runner-up:

Neil Young – After the Goldrush

Leopold Gloom writes:

Neil Young’s After The Goldrush. A phenomenal, beautiful and heartbreaking song by a brilliant songwriter at the very top of his game on an album dripping with brilliant songs. Patti Smith’s version is jaw dropping as is Young’s live version I am correct about this one. There is no argument. Thom Yorke even thinks so!

Winner:

Abba – Super Trouper

Slightly Bemused writes:

For me it has to be Super Trouper by ABBA. For a period of my life when things were not well I would come home, put on the album with this as the first song, put on the headphones, and leave the world behind for 45 minutes. For many years, my dad would only let ABBA or Vicky Leandros records be played on his stereo. And as a self confessed ABBA fan, this suited me down to the ground.

But back to the song: it was the tale of still working through problems even when they seemed overpowering, that really helped me through that time. I still occasionally play it for the same reasons.

All that being said, some great tunes listed above! Except Neil Young. I can never get my head around why people like his nasal twanging. And, having met him, I realised he is a real douche in person.

Thanks all.

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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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