With the Choice Music Prize set to be awarded to the best Irish album of 2010 at Vicar St next Thursday March 3rd, HMV asked the ten nominated acts to quote some of their favourite lyrics from the artists that have most influence them as part of their My Inspirations campaign.

While each is interesting in its own way, the most unlikely sees Wexford experimental instrumental rock outfit Adebisi Shank quote Abba (perhaps ironically?). Meanwhile Two Door Cinema Club have quote Death Cab's excellent 'The Sound of Settling' from 'Transatlanticism'. It's hardly the song's best line though. I would have gone for, "I sit and wonder of every love that could have been, if I'd only thought of something charming to say". But hey, that's just me.

Read ten excellent quotes from ten excellent artists below:

Imelda May - "Strange Fruit" Billie Holiday
Here is fruit for the crows to pluck For the rain to gather, for the wind to suck For the sun to rot, for the trees to drop Here is a strange and bitter crop

O Emperor - "Five Years" David Bowie
And it was cold and it rained
So I felt like an actor
And I thought of Ma
And I wanted to get back there

Two Door Cinema Club - "The Sound Of Settling" Death Cab For Cutie
If you've got an impulse let it out

Adebisi Shank - "Thank You For The Music" Abba
And I've often wondered
how did it all start Who found out that nothing can capture a heart
Like a melody can Well whoever it was I'm a fan

Halves - "Joga" Björk
All these accidents that happen
follow the dot
coincidence makes sense only with you

Villagers - "Tokyo Storm Warning" Elvis Costello
So you look around
the tiny room and you wonder where the hell you are while the KKK
convention are all stranded in the bar they wear hoods and carry
shotguns in the main streets of Montgomery but they're helpless here
as babies 'cause they're only here on holiday

James Vincent McMorrow - "I See Darkness" Bonnie 'Prince 'Billy
Well you know I have a love a love for everyone I know and you know I have
a drive to live I won't let go

The Cast Of Cheers - "Walking On The Moon" The Police
Some may say I'm wishing my days away no way and if it's the price I say some say tomorrow's another day you stay I may as well play

Cathy Davey - "Waltz #1" Elliott Smith
Every time the day darkens down and goes away pictures open in my head of me and you silent and clichéd all the things we did and didn't say covered up by what we did and didn't do

Fight Like Apes - "Shady Lane" Pavement
The worlds collide but all that we want it shady lane