Male Artist Smörgåsbord – MMMM

Spring has sprung – or it’s about to, since yesterday was the first official day of spring, and we did get spring-like weather over the weekend.  Of course Mother Nature is still up to her old tricks, with threats of possible snow on Friday.  So we’ll see how it shakes down the rest of the week.  At any rate, it’s Monday, and that means it’s time for Monday’s Music Moves Me with this week’s theme being our favorite male performing artists.  Since I have quite a few, I’m going to get right to it!

First up is – I’m sure some of you are all familiar with his song, ‘Grenade’:

Grenade
Bruno Mars

Easy come, easy go
That’s just how you live, oh
Take, take, take it all,
But you never give
Should of known you was trouble from the first kiss,
Why were they open?
Gave you all I had
And you tossed it in the trash
You tossed it in the trash, you did
To give me all your love is all I ever asked,
Cause what you don’t understand is
I’d catch a grenade for ya (yeah, yeah, yeah)
Throw my hand on a blade for ya (yeah, yeah, yeah)
I’d jump in front of a train for ya (yeah, yeah , yeah)
You know I’d do anything for ya (yeah, yeah, yeah)
Oh, oh
I would go through all this pain,
Take a bullet straight through my brain,
Yes, I would die for ya baby;
But you won’t do the same

No, no, no, no
Black, black, black and blue beat me till I’m numb
Tell the devil I said “hey” when you get back to where you’re from
Mad woman, bad woman,
That’s just what you are, yeah,
You’ll smile in my face then rip the breaks out my car
Gave you all I had
And you tossed it in the trash

You tossed it in the trash, yes you did
To give me all your love is all I ever asked
Cause what you don’t understand is
I’d catch a grenade for ya (yeah, yeah, yeah)
Throw my hand on a blade for ya (yeah, yeah, yeah)
I’d jump in front of a train for ya (yeah, yeah , yeah)
You know I’d do anything for ya (yeah, yeah, yeah)
Oh, oh
I would go through all this pain,
Take a bullet straight through my brain,
Yes, I would die for ya baby;
But you won’t do the same

If my body was on fire, ooh
You’ d watch me burn down in flames
You said you loved me you’re a liar
Cause you never, ever, ever did baby…
But darling I’ll still catch a grenade for ya
Throw my hand on a blade for ya (yeah, yeah, yeah)
I’d jump in front of a train for ya (yeah, yeah , yeah)
You know I’d do anything for ya (yeah, yeah, yeah)
Oh, oh
I would go through all this pain,
Take a bullet straight through my brain,
Yes, I would die for ya baby;
But you won’t do the same.
No, you won’t do the same,
You wouldn’t do the same,
Ooh, you’ll never do the same,
No, no, no, no

Next up is Billy Currington, with his song, “Let Down Easy”:

Let Down Easy
Billy Currington

There’s a little moonlight dancing on the sand
There’s a warm breeze blowing by the ocean as you’re taking my hand
You need to know, where I’m standing now
That I’m right on the edge of giving into you
Baby, it’s a long way down

If I fall, can you let me down easy
If I leave my heart with you tonight will you promise me that you’re gonna treat it right
I’m barely hanging on
If I fall, can you let me down easy

The scent of your perfume floating in the air
Looking like an angel laying on a blanket with a halo of hair
And those lips, look too good to be true
Once I taste that kiss I know what’ll happen
I’ll be at the mercy of you

If I fall, can you let me down easy
If I leave my heart with you tonight will you promise me that you’re gonna treat it right
I’m barely hanging on
So if I fall, can you let me down easy

If I fall, can you let me down easy
If I leave my heart with you tonight will you promise me girl you’re gonna treat it right
I’m barely hanging on
If I fall, can you let me down easy

If I fall
Can you let me down easy
Let me down easy
Mmmhmmm mmm

Can’t leave out , with is song “Who are you when I’m not looking”:

Who are you when I’m not looking
Blake Shelton

My, oh, my, you’re so good looking
Hold yourself together like a pair of bookends
But I’ve not tasted all you’re cooking
Who are you when I’m not looking

Do you pour a little something on the rocks
Slide down the hallway in your socks
When you undress, do you leave a path
Then sink to your nose in a bubble bath

My, oh, my, you’re so good looking
Hold yourself together like a pair of bookends
But I’ve not tasted all you’re cooking
Who are you when I’m not looking

I want to know, I want to know, I want to know

Do you break things when you get mad
Eat a box of chocolate cause you’re feeling bad
Do you paint your toes cause you bite your nails
And call up mama when all else fails

Who are you when I’m not around
When the door is locked and the shades are down
Do you listen to your music quietly
And when it feels just right are you thinking of me?

I want to know, I want to know, I want to know

My, oh, my, you’re so good looking
But who are you when I’m not looking

And we can’t forget about , with his song simply entitled “This”:

This
Darius Rucker

Got a baby girl sleeping in my bedroom
And her mama laughing in my arms
There’s the sound of rain on the rooftop
And the game’s about to start

I don’t really know how I got here
But I’m sure glad that I did
And it’s crazy to think that one little thing
Could’ve changed all of it

Maybe it didn’t turn out like I planned
Maybe that’s why I’m such, such a lucky man

(Chorus)
For every stoplight I didn’t make
Every chance I did or I didn’t take
All the nights I went too far
All the girls that broke my heart
All the doors that I had to close
All the things I knew but I didn’t know
Thank God for all I missed
Cause it led me here to
This

Like the girl that I loved in high school
Who said she could do better
Or that college I wanted to go to
‘Til I got that letter

All the fights and the tears and the heartache
I thought I’d never get through
And the moment I almost gave up
All lead me here to you

I didn’t understand it way back when
But sitting here right now it all makes perfect sense

Repeat Chorus

How I cried when my mama passed away
But now I’ve got an angel looking out for me today
So nothing’s a mistake

Repeat Chorus

It led me here to
This

And to finish things up for today, my all-time favorite male artist, , with his song “This is Country Music”:

This is Country Music
Brad Paisley

Well, you’re not suppose
To say the word “cancer”
In a song.
And tellin’ folks that Jesus is the answer
Can rub ’em wrong.
It ain’t hip to sing about
Tractors, trucks, little towns or mama.
Yeah, that might be true.
But this is country music,
And we do.

Do you like to drink a cold one
On the weekends,
And get a little loud?
Do you wanna say, “I’m sorry”
Or, “I love you”,
But you don’t know how?
And do you wish somebody
Had the nerve
To tell that stupid boss a yours
To shove it,
Next time he yells at you?
Well, this is country music,
And we do.

So turn it on,
And turn it up.
And sing along.
This is real.
This is your life
In a song.
Yeah, this is country music.

Are you haunted by the eco
Of your mother
On the phone;
Cryin’ as she tells you
That your brother
Is not comin’ home?
Well, if there’s anyone that still has pride
In the memory of those
That died defending
The ol’ red, white and blue,
This is country music,
And we do.

So turn it on,
And turn it up.
And sing along.
This is real.
This is your life
In a song.

Just like a road that takes you home.
Yeah, this is right where you belong.
This is country music.

This is country music.

“He Stopped Loving Her Today”
(This is country music)
“Hello Darlin'”
(This is country music)
“God Bless the U.S.A”
(This is country music)
“Amarillo by Mornin'”
(This is country music)
“Stand by Your Man”
“Mama Tried”
(This is country music)
“Took Me Home”
(This is country music)
“I Walk the Line”
(This is country music)
“A Country Boy Can Survive”
(This is country music)

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There are so many more, but that’s enough for today.  Enjoy your Monday!

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32 thoughts on “Male Artist Smörgåsbord – MMMM

  1. nice blend…bruno mars is great though my boys totally mess the lyrics up…”I’ll throw a ketchup grenade at ya…”

    brad paisley rocks too…have seen him live…

  2. I’m a little embarrassed to admit that I don’t know any of these songs. Proud though, that I have at least heard of Bruno Mars and Brad Paisley.
    Why am I so old?
    😉 Happy MMMM!!

  3. I enjoyed your male smorgasbord, but Bruno Mars was definitely my favorite pick. And I love how you introduced another Brad Paisley song to us. Does he read you blog or what? He totally should since you’re always plugging his music. 😉

    Thanks for the MM love! xox

  4. I like all of those, too! What about Jarrod Nieman? Mmmm. I like him a lot.

    I’m holding out on saying it’s Spring. Not getting my hopes up.

  5. Nice selection of tunes.
    I’d only heard the Bruno Mars track before.
    I really liked ‘Who Are You When I’m Not Looking’ 🙂 thank you for adding that to my collection of tunes
    Have a great MM

  6. Totally love Grenade and it’s a song that will now be stuck in my head!!!

    Great choices.

    SNOW???? we have 80s here all two weeks now!

    Have a great week!

  7. You’ve opened my heart too many great new songs & artists. Love when we both have the same taste, don’t you? ~hehe~ See I love country too, but hubby… NOT! ROCK & ROLL FOREVER! So, when I want to here country well.. I get by with a little help from friends!!! Thanks for playing along my friend and I feel your blog is just… well, let’s just say I should put at the bottom of my blog “TO BE CONTINUED AT STACY UNCORKED”! ~snicker-snicker~ luv ya, meeeeeeeeeeee

  8. Wow, you have several good men in the lineup today, dontcha?! Hehe.

    I do love me some Bruno, but the others I’m not really familiar with-All what MMMM is about, right?

    Have a musical week 🙂

  9. I havent heard of any of these except Brad Paisley and I have to say I absolutely and fascinated by Bruno Mars. I have to listen to more. Thanks for sharing and thanks for stopping by my playground. 🙂

  10. Wow…that was an earfull indeed. But a GOOD earfull. An awesome collection of male vocals.

    I really enjoyed that. Have always had a pinch of country music in me.

    Thanks Stacy for sharing it. Happy MM and have a great week ya.

  11. These are all cool male artists. OMG I’m falling love 🙂 My faves are Billy Currington and Blake Shelton. Fabulous choices these are!

  12. I like them all but I still can’t get over the fact that Hootie is singing country music. GOOD country music.

  13. These are some great songs!
    I haven’t heard the one by Darius Rucker, but I totally LOVE it! It is now one of my favorite songs!!! It is such a great song for my life. Thanks for sharing it.
    Have a fantastic week.