Memorial Day kicks off a Long Hot Summer with a Cheeseburger in Paradise and 2 Piña Coladas at our Redneck Yacht Club on Water

by Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) on May 30, 2011 · 26 comments

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Happy Memorial Day!  Hope you all are enjoying your long weekend.  Princess Nagger only has 1-1/2 days of school left – she’s excited about what summer will bring, of course. Since Memorial Day tends to be the weekend that kicks off Summer, today’s theme for Monday’s Music Moves Me is Summer Songs or Songs of the Weather – but I’m focusing on Summer - because it’s so fun!  What better way to kick off this mini music fest than with a song by Kenny Chesney, appropriately entitled “Summertime”:

Since Mother Nature has already been sending us summer heat in the spring, I’m betting we’re in for a long hot summer…so Keith Urban’s song, “Long Hot Summer” is definitely appropriate:

Need some cooling off during the Long Hot Summer?  How about Two Piña Coladas:

Are you hungry?  Do you need something to eat with those two Piña Coladas?  How about a Cheeseburger in Paradise?

How long do we want to enjoy our Cheeseburger in Paradise and Two Piña Coladas?  How about All Summer Long:

What better way to enjoy our Cheeseburger in Paradise and Two Piña Coladas All Summer Long than at our Redneck Yacht Club:

Of course you’re going to need some Water to float on:

Sounds like a perfect summer, doesn’t it?

Since today is Memorial Day, I thought I’d wrap this post up with a brief history about Memorial Day, and share a song for this special day.

Originally called Decoration Day, Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service. There are many stories as to its actual beginnings, with over two dozen cities and towns laying claim to being the birthplace of Memorial Day.

There is also evidence that organized women’s groups in the South were decorating graves before the end of the Civil War: a hymn published in 1867, “Kneel Where Our Loves are Sleeping” by Nella L. Sweet carried the dedication “To The Ladies of the South who are Decorating the Graves of the Confederate Dead”.

However, wherever or whenever it began, in honor of today I’m sharing Ronnie Dunn’s new song, Bleed Red:

Enjoy your Monday!  Have a Happy (and safe) Memorial Day!

Normally I post the lyrics to go along with the songs, but with this many songs, it was making my post way too cumbersome. If you’re interested in seeing the words (particularly if you can’t view the videos) I saved them in a PDF file for you (just click on Mr. Sunshine and you’ll go straight to the PDF file):

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{ 26 comments }

1 Wandering Thought May 30, 2011 at 7:04 am

Happy Memorial Day, Stacy!

I only have time to listen to the first song, and it’s wonderful!

2 Healthy Mom May 30, 2011 at 10:18 am

Happy safe Memorial Day and summer!
( Following, please follow back. Thank you!!)

3 Unofficial Chart Blog May 30, 2011 at 10:26 am

Great choices for a MM as usual Stacy – Have a great day x

4 Blessing Reflections May 30, 2011 at 10:28 am

Oh man, so many videos to enjoy but I have gotten other things to do and rather being outdoors today!

5 Dollycas May 30, 2011 at 11:02 am

Great choices!!! I love this theme, I could have posted so many videos and you and I even picked the same one and the same artists :)

6 Jessica May 30, 2011 at 12:44 pm

Such a cute post and what a fun way to start the summer!

7 Undiscovered Alison May 30, 2011 at 12:51 pm

Now I’m hungry!

Following you from my very first Alexa blog hop, woo hoo!

Alison
http://www.undiscoveredalison.blogspot.com
One Mom’s Crazy Quest to Become a Discovered Actress!

8 Kar May 30, 2011 at 1:06 pm

Following on GFC from the Alexa Hop. Great songs.

Kar
http://flipsidesanity.blogspot.com
http://flipsideumami.blogspot.com

9 JamericanSpice May 30, 2011 at 1:16 pm

Now these are dancing tunes for summer!!!

I hope you are having a good Memorial Day!

10 Krystal May 30, 2011 at 1:52 pm

Love the music!!! And may you have a happy and safe one – and yeah, this heat….It’s going to be a long one!!! Much love!

11 Bill May 30, 2011 at 3:15 pm

Love that song long hot summer and i hope that is what it will be here because i love summer. Happy MM to you my friend.

12 Sprite's Keeper May 30, 2011 at 4:22 pm

Great info on Memorial Day. It’d be nice if more people remembered this day isn’t only about barbequing. :-)

13 Amethyst Moon May 30, 2011 at 5:36 pm

So many great songs! Happy Memorial Day!

14 Larry H. May 30, 2011 at 5:53 pm

Great songs – a lot of really fun songs for the summer and one really touching song for Memorial Day.. perfect. Happy 4Ms.

15 Lorie Shewbridge May 30, 2011 at 8:25 pm

Great choices for this week. I love Cheesburger in Paradise!
Plus it’s always nice to look at Keith Urban. =)
Have a great week.
HUGGLES!

16 Casey May 30, 2011 at 8:38 pm

Happy Memorial Day, hope yours was great! I think it’s funny that everyone around the blogosphere is just kicking off summer… we’ve been in the pool for almost two months now. And it’s too hot to be outside and NOT be in the pool…. bleh.

17 XmasDolly May 30, 2011 at 9:12 pm

Cute shorts for Kenney & yes great way to start off your Post today. I some how cannot see Keith Urban married to what’s her name. Oh well. Party man George Strait is always fun. Hubby& I love Jimmy Buffet, all his songs, but hubby luvs Cheeseburger in Paradise has a tee shirt like that. LOL Oh heck, you always have the perfect choices. I haven’t heard Ronnie Dunn’s song, but it sure says it like it is! Thanks Girlfriend for saying it like it is! HUGS.

18 Tom May 30, 2011 at 9:13 pm

Love your choices for this week’s theme. Thanks for sharing. I have to run off to work, but wanted to stop by and say Happy Memorial Day!

19 Katie May 30, 2011 at 10:23 pm

Oh my gosh! I completely missed MMMM today.. I think with school being out I’m off my schedule. As always you have some rockin picks! Maybe I’ll be on point next week. Happy Memorial Day!

20 Michelle May 30, 2011 at 10:45 pm

It’s officially summer now AND I’m so happy to be a Sassy Friend! I’m following from the Alexa Blog Hop. Come visit me back!

Michelle @ Things Sent My Way

21 Chara May 30, 2011 at 10:46 pm

I am your newest follower. LOVE the site! Hope you get a chance to hop over and see me. I have lots of giveaways and deals posted. At least TEN more this week. Try to keep up! Come save money with me and get some great freebies too!
Stay Fabulous~Chara@ NothingButFabulousity

22 Blogger Broadcast May 31, 2011 at 1:40 am

I can feel it in my bones! The music makes me want to stay up. :-)

23 Gone Bananas May 31, 2011 at 11:14 am

Ha ha you picked all the country Summer greats! Awesome!

24 Mystery Man May 31, 2011 at 12:15 pm

nice summer theme going on here! hope you had a good memorial day!

25 Buzzirk Bryan May 31, 2011 at 11:12 pm

Great ones.Please have a great 1.

26 Camille June 1, 2011 at 11:40 pm

Hi! I LOVE all the songs that you have posted! You have great taste in music. :)
I found you on a Blog Hop and I am your newest follower! I would love to have you stop by my blog and follow back if you would like to!
Camille @
SixSistersStuff.blogspot.com

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