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 From left: Nick Kelly, John Ryan and Bodger coped with lockdown through uplifting balladry. Olga on bodhran (out of picture).

How’s your voice?

With pubs now back in business*(*well, sort of), what better way to mark the occasion than ask: What’s your favourite drinking song?

Here’s mine.

Simply answer below for the chance to be in with a shout of winning a merry €25 Golden Discs voucher.

The winner will be chosen by my personal barman.

Please include video links if possible.

Lines MUST close at 10am (Saturday).

Nick says: Good luck.

Nick adds: Hic.

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Pic: Thurles, 1952

Premier League-winning Liverpool FC fans celebrate outside Anfield, the club’s ground, last night

Please indulge me, dear readers.

It’s taken three long decades for Liverpool FC to climb back onto their perch as champions of England.

So naturally, as a lifelong fan, there could only be one theme for this week’s competition: What’s your favourite song by a band or singer from Liverpool?

To jog your memory, here’s a select list of Scousers who have put Merseyside on the music map: Gerry & The Pacemakers, Cilla Black, The Mop Tops, Wings, The Mighty Wah, Pink Industry, Echo & The Bunnymen, OMD, Teardrop Explodes, The Lotus Eaters, The La’s, Cast, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Atomic Kitten, Elvis Costello, Shack, Michael Head & The Strands, Plastic Ono Band…

In tribute to Herr Klopp and the Liverpool/German connection, here‘s my choice.

The best answer wins a delightful €25 Golden Discs voucher, to be chosen by my imaginary club mascot.

Lines MUST close at 6am.

Please include video links if possible.

Nick says: Good luck, la.

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Last week’s winner here.

The votes are in.

Last week, with a €25 Golden Discs voucher on offer, I asked you to name your favourite song with a one-word title?

You answered in your tens (supplying a brilliant playlist)

But there could be only one winner.

Third Place:

Xtal by Aphex Twin

Specific Gravity writes:

Often imitated, never bettered.

Runner-up:

Cupid by Sam Cooke

Scottser writes:

There are songs that reflect hope. Songs that reflect pain. Songs that try to encompass the human condition; why we are here, what am I for, what should I do? We fall in love.We must – its inevitable.

What song encapsulates that hope of being loved back? a song like no other, sung by a voice that would melt the coldest heart? Cupid, by Sam Cooke, that’s what..

Winner:

Nightswimming by REM

Andy Pipkin writes:

This track is just brilliant. Actually forgot how good it was!

Nick says: Thanks all.

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The votes are in.

Last week, with whopping €25 Golden Discs voucher on offer,  I asked for your favourite song that names a specific town or city in the lyrics.

You answered in your tens.

But there could  be only one winner.

Third Place:

Castle Of Dromore by Noel Kelehan Quintet

Theo Kretschmar Schuldorff writes:

Original Irish Jazz from the year of the auld birth – and well worth a try next time the wine and cheeses are out! Such a shame they didn’t keep at it..

Runner-up:

The Dublin Saunter by Noel Purcell

Harry Warren writes:

Encapsulates how Dublin was once upon a time :)

Winner:

Johnsburg, Illinois by Tom Waits

Dylan writes:

Tom Wait’s shortest and most beautiful and unaffected song, to his wife the mighty talented Kathleen Brennan.

Nick says: Thanks all.

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OK my lovelies.

What’s your favourite song that names a specific town or city in the lyrics?

Here’s mine.

There’s a €25 Golden Discs voucher to be won for your troubles!

The winner will be chosen by my face mask.

Lines MUST close at 2am.

Please include video links if possible.

Nick says: Good luck.

Last week’s winner here.

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The votes are in.

Last week, with a girlish €25 Golden Discs voucher offer, I asked you to name favourite song featuring a female name in the title?

You answered in your dozens (helping create an impressive female name song playlist).

But there could be only one winner.

Third Place:

Visions Of Johanna by Bob Dylan

Brother Barnabas writes:

The most chilling, lyrically beautiful song ever…

Second Place:

For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her by Simon & Garfunkel

Millie Von Strumpet writes:

It’s pure poetry and Art Garfunkel’s voice is just beautiful.

Winner:

Candy Says by Velvet Underground

Ouch writes:

Beautiful song from a beautiful album of understated pop gems..he sure could write them…

Nick says: Thanks all.

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What’s your favourite song featuring a female name in the title?

That’s your question this week for you to mull over. Simply post your answer below and you could win a sprightly €25 Golden Discs voucher.

Here’s mine.

The winner will be chosen by my good self.

Lines MUST close at 3.45pm EXTENDED until 2am!

Please include video links if possible.

Nick says: Good luck!

Last week’s fast winner here.

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The votes are in.

Last week, with a highly coveted €25 Golden Discs voucher on offer,  I asked you for your favourite song under 3 minutes long?

You answered in your tens.

But there could be only one winner

Third Place:

Blitzkrieg Bop by The Ramones

Smith writes:

Opening track on their debut album. Hey Ho, let’s go. Perfect pop punk!

Runner-up:

Walk Away Renee by Billy Bragg

Mr P writes:

Funny and sad at the same time, any song that ends with a line like this is something special…. “And then she cut her hair and I stopped lovin’ her”

Winner:

Thirteen by Big Star

Friscondo writes:

A two and a half minute ode to summer love. Beautiful and poignant.

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What’s your favourite song under 3 minutes long?

That’s this week’s question to be in with a chance to win a highly coveted €25 Golden Discs voucher.

Here’s mine.

Please include video links if possible.

Lines MUST close at 4.45pm EXTENDED until 6am/strong>.

The winner will be chosen by my face mask.

Nick says: Good luck!

Last week’s guitar hero here.

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The votes are in.

Last week, with a riffing €25 Golden Discs voucher on offer, I asked you to name your favourite guitar solo.

You answered in your tens.

But there could be only one winner.

Third Place:

Paranoid Android by Radiohead

Rosette of Sirius writes:

I’m gonna go with Paranoid Android by Radiohead. A great guitar solo can only really work in the context of the entire composition of the song. There have been many amazing solos but sometimes they can feel out of place. Jonny Greenwood’s efforts truly capture the mania that influenced some of Thom Yorke’s lyrics in the track. I also completely lost my poo rocking to it when they played the Point a few years back. What a gig!

Runner up:

Marquee Moon by Television

Dylad writes:

Tom Verlaine’s solo at 5 minutes. Taught me a few things about phrasing, melody and a good clean tone. Also like Richard Lloyd’s solo after it!

Winner:

Still In Love With You by Thin Lizzy

Specific Gravity writes:

In fact, two great solos in the one, epic, timeless song

Nick says: Thanks all!

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