Monday, April 23, 2012

Monday's Music Moves Me: 4/23/2012 ~ Sometimes One is All it Takes!



Welcome to 2012's Monday's Music Moves Me!!! We are going to make this meme SPECTACULAR this year!! But of course, we cannot do that without all of you... so come on share your music with us and get your friends to share with us, too. Our fearless leader is none other that the sweetest and most wonderful Marie of XmasDolly. Helping her keep this train running are ME, my dear friend Stacy of Stacy Uncorked and the lovely Callie of Jamerican Spice. We will also have some helpers along the way when we need to because life is.... well, life! This month the lovely Cathy of Cathy Kennedy's Blog will be our cohost. Dolly will chose one each month, if you'd like to help, please let one of us know.

Here is what you need to do to play along....

First step: Head on over to You Tube, or anywhere you get your music videos and post them on your blog! Upcoming themes are to you LOWER RIGHT of XmasDolly's blog.

Second Step: Grab our "Monday's Music Moves Me" Button, mine is on my right sidebar, or off of any of the hosts' sites.

Third step: SIGN THE LINKY - Follow your hosts (we will all follow you and try to comment each week), grab their buttons too when you visit (mine is on my right sidebar above the 4M button) and show them some love by leaving a comment.

Final step: Go visit the other Rockers on our Linky and PLEASE show them some love by leaving them a comment, you know you like comments, they do too!

This week's theme is One Hit Wonders!! Since there were so many to chose from, I really didn't know where to start, so I decided I would start with the 1950's and work my way up to the 2000's and post one song from each decade. I hope you like my selections (and don't get too bored. TeeHee.).....

So, I'd first like to present to you from 1959 (a take off of The Battle of New Orleans).....

The Battle of Kookamonga ~ Homer and Jethro

Since I was born in 1965, I had to pick a song from that year for this decade, so I give you.....

Everyone's Gone to the Moon ~ Jonathan King

And now onto the 1970's. I was in love with the singer of this next song, who was by NO means a musical artist. He took his stardom from a popular TV show that I also watched every week and gave us this gem (which, BTW, I still know all the words to because I bought the 45 and still remember that the flip side was "Black Bean Soup").....

Don't Give Up On Us ~ David Soul

This song from 1987 is from one of my absolute favorite movies, ever, and when I found out who sang the song, I couldn't believe it because I loved him. From the movie Dirty Dancing.....

She's Like the Wind ~ Patrick Swayze and Wendy Fraser

(BTW, there are 2 other videos on YouTube that are even better of this song, but I couldn't embed them.)

Next we head to the 90's and I head to the country. I chose this song from 1992 that I really loved and I know my hubby can't stand (sorry sweetie). This artist has other hits on the country chart, but this is the only one that made it to the Pop chart, it even had it's own dance.

Achy Breaky Heart ~ Billy Ray Cyrus

And finally onto the 2000's... picking my favorite one hit wonder was simple. After the attacks on September 11th, the following song became an anthem for our whole country and still fills many of us with pride every time we hear it. Here is.....

God Bless the USA ~ Lee Greenwood

Dedicated to all those who serve and protect our country and our freedoms - God bless you all.

So now pick your songs, write a post and don't forget to add it to one of the linky's - there is one on each of the hosts' blog. We can't wait to hear your songs, plus you might be chosen as our Spotlight Dancer and be in the #1 or 2 linky spot, like this weeks spotlight winners.

Gillian of A Daft Scots Lass
~~ and ~~
Marie and Brooke of The Howard House


Don't forget to grab the Spotlight Dancer button from XmasDolly's blog and proudly display it on your blog showing everyone that you were picked!

Now, go on and post your songs... get your friends to post their favorite songs and link up so we all can hear them... and have a musical Monday.


I'm very sorry to say there are some people not playing along just using our linky to get traffic for their blogs! Unfortunately, these bloggers will be marked and ignored, you will not get any benefit from our linky, so don't bother. All we ask is that you leave a comment, grab our button, ad/or follow us. If you don't want to post a video, you can post a link to a video, or post some lyrics, but please - at least attempt to make it music related.

*** Just one more thing...
PLEASE, we are family friendly blogs
and while we really don't want to censor anyone,
but we do ask that you keep your songs rated PG13 or less.
If you find that you need to post songs of an explicit sexual nature or language,
please find a different venue.
If your song does contain a small amount of questionable Language,
please put disclaimer BEFORE the video.
Thank you very much!***


Cathy Kennedy said...

Your first two picks I have not heard before today. The rest I'm quite familiar with. You know, I don't believe I realized that Patrick Swayze did She's Like the Wind. David Soul's one-time wonder was one of my favorites in the 70s. Thanks for the memories!

A Daft Scots Lass said...

You always put a great spin on things!!! I so loved your choices.

and a Happy Belated Birthday to your wee cutie pie, Mia.

Anonymous said...

Those first two or three I didn't recognize by name but once I heard them, I did. Nice picks!

Stacy Uncorked said...

Some of those I wasn't familiar with - I enjoyed them all! And I have to beg to differ on Lee Greenwood, silly - he had 7 #1 hits...heh! But if he were to have only one hit, that would be the one to have for sure! ;)

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royalegacy said...

Homer and Jethro's song was too cute. The Lee Greenwoood, God Bless the USA, has always been a super favorite with us. Thanks for sharing! Have a great day.

Hazel said...

I remember Achy breaky heart and I still hum along Don't give up on us. Happy Monday.

Xmasdolly said...

0H MY GOODNESS Those are all GREAT! I was going to put Patrick Swayze too. Love that song. Achy breaky heart OMG that was a one hit hahahahaha Man, everybody loved it though. Great one this time my friend. See you in the hop hop. Hope you got my message today about our friend Dollycas. I sure hope she gets caught up soon. Later!

JamericanSpice said...

Ahh Patrick! Sometimes I don't remember his songs until I see his name under it!

Some new and some faves for me. Thank you!

Enjoy the rest of your week!

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