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Friday 24 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Song

All time
# veronica dunne
A €10k international singing competition is taking place in Ireland this week
We talked to one of the contestants – who said it’s not all glamour, but a lot of graft.
# frank and walters
The Young Offenders gives 25-year-old song a huge boost - but band don't expect a windfall
We speak to the band’s drummer Ashley Keating about how they have coped with the many changes in the music industry.
# irlande douze points
'Ireland, 12 points': Why some Eurovision countries consistently struggle to bag the high scores
Forget about the music, this is all about relationships.
# Ryan O'Shaughnessy
This man will represent Ireland at this year's Eurovision
Dubliner Ryan O’Shaughnessy will perform the song ‘Together’ later this year in Lisbon.
# singalong
Birds may learn new songs in similar way to how children learn new language
Their strategy also resembles methods used in computer linguistics to compare documents.
# Better late than never
46 years later, Yoko Ono has been added to the credits for Lennon hit 'Imagine'
The anti-war track was first written in 1971.
# Mickey Bubbles
The whole audience fell in love with Michael Bublé serenading his kids on the Late Late
# photograph
Ed Sheeran facing $20 million lawsuit over alleged song rip-off
A songwriting duo are claiming Sheeran’s Photograph mimics a song they released in 2011.
# rebellion
This Dublin duo wrote a song about the Easter Rising based on 1916 morse code
Dublin band Contour based their song Rebellion on the sound of the morse code broadcast in 1916.
# cherry wine
Hozier and Saoirse Ronan have teamed up to tackle domestic abuse
Putting their fame to good use.
# psy
The guy behind Gangam Style says the "pressure and stress was too huge"
It’s still the most-watched video of all time on YouTube.
# Punishment
Celtic's Leigh Griffiths fined over 'refugee' song about Rudi Skacel
The Scottish striker has been fined and given a suspended two-game ban.
# fionnghuala
Here's the story with that banging tune from the Eir ad
Play it in Coppers, tbh.
An alternative tune for Happy Birthday has been found
Did you know it was originally called Good Morning to All?
# shake it off
A Twitter campaign appealing to Taylor Swift's sound side just paid off
Haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate…
# musical memories
Tears, tantrums and Irish pride: What it's really like performing in the Eurovision
We chatted to Brian Kennedy, who represented Ireland back in 2006.
# singing for mom
This man's sweet song for his mother with Alzheimer's is going viral
Joe Fraley said he doesn’t play guitar for his mum any more, because she doesn’t recognise him.
Deborah Bone, the woman who inspired Pulp's song Disco 2000, has died
Do you recall…
# Your Say
Poll: Was John Delaney's apology necessary?
A video of the FAI chief singing a republican song caused quite a stir, but was it all blown out of proportion?
# sharing a bath
It's official: Irish Water now has its own theme song
“When I go to the loo, I’m quick at what I do because a bill is due.”
# Major Gone
Enjoy Commander Hadfield's Space Oddity? Watch it quickly- it's being taken down
Hadfield spent months getting the rights, but Bowie only gave him a year to keep the video up.
# Girl Power
Make a day of International Women’s Day
A protest and soapbox event is due to take place in Dublin today.
# True Love
This love song beautifully expresses your feelings about sleep
Beautiful, seductive sleep.
# gas ticket
This extremely talented ticket barrier can sing Blur's Song 2
# down to the wire
The Wire/Haim mashup you've all been waiting for is here
You’re listening to The Wire, while watching The Wire. Wire-ception.
# Switzerland
Some Swiss looking to replace national anthem
The current anthem, Swiss Psalm, is “a mix between a weather report and a psalm”, say critics.
# Stay Classy
Anchorman 2 cast sings Happy Birthday to Ireland in Dublin
The human torch was denied a bank loan.
# friday flashback
On this night in 1995 you were listening to... Coolio
A Friday flashback to get your weekend started…
# End of the World
R.E.M. cover tells the story of Breaking Bad from start to finish (SPOILERS)
It’s the end of Breaking Bad as we know it.
# lovely
This father/daughter duet will melt your frozen heart
She’s four years old, and she’s hearing fireworks.
# for a song
Dublin man writes song begging for All-Ireland ticket
What do you think of his tactic?
# Satire
The funniest Arsene Wenger 'Thrift Shop' parody video you'll see today
The Arsenal boss has been mocked for his reluctance to spend in the transfer market.
# Anthem
The latest catchy 'Mayo for Sam' song that will get you in the mood for the All-Ireland final
Hats off to Mylo and Vinny Kelly!
# Choons
Here's the latest Clare song before the All-Ireland hurling final
The Banner hurling lads like to puck out a few tunes.
# Copyright
Happy Birthday to... who? Song sparks copyright row in US
A US film production firm has lodged a lawsuit arguing that the most popular song in the English language, “Happy Birthday to You,” should be public property and not subject to copyright – after shelling out $1,500 to use it in a documentary.
# h8rs
Is D4nny's 'Goodbye' the worst song ever?
You really have to see it for yourself to understand.
# music a go-go
LISTEN: Former Green Party TD Paul Gogarty has a new song!
‘My heart is pumping and my feet are jumping…’
Twitter campaign to get Vincent Browne Song to #1 for charity
We’re backing #VinBSongForNumber1.
# Woah
This domino effect music video will blow your mind
One thing really does lead to another!
# Pokarekare Ana
VIDEO: NZ House of Reps sings Maori love song after gay marriage vote
Warning: possible tearjerker.