Where in the world is June going? The first official day of summer is Wednesday – though we already feel like we’re in the middle of it, since we’ve been ravished with hotter than the hinges of you-know-where heat for a while now. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining. Well, maybe a little bit. I don’t do well in withering heat. It makes me cranky. And wilty.
But there’s a light at the end of the tunnel, since we’ll be heading West on Friday and it looks like we’ll get to escape the heat for nicer (read: less wilty) weather while traveling to visit family and friends out West for our vacation this year. Though some might think it’s crazy – 2 cars, 2 kids, 2 dogs – and 2 crazy adults. Lots of blog fodder to come, I’m sure.
Since the first day of summer just happens to be a couple of days away, this week’s theme for Monday’s Music Moves Me is Summer Songs. I love Summer Songs. They’re fun. Just like Summer. And I really shouldn’t be capitalizing ‘summer’, but whatever. I think of it like putting a crown on it. I know, I’m an odd one at times.
Let’s get to it, shall we? I found so many I wanted to share, then decided to narrow it down to these few… six. Trust me, you’ll enjoy them as much as I do. Let’s start off with a great song by a group whose songs I’ve shared before, a catchy tune by The Wanted, “Chasing The Sun”:
Next up is a song my buddy Impulsive Addict shared on her blog a couple of weeks ago (thank you, IA) a song that I fell in love with immediately. Here’s Little Big Town with “Pontoon”:
Next up is one of my favorite Country Stars with a song that definitely says ‘summer’ – and with lyrics like “Drunk on you and high on summertime” and “tippin’ and spillin’ that homemade wine…” is right up my alley. Give a listen to Luke Bryan with “Drunk On You”:
Next up is a groovy song (and yes, I giggled when I typed that) from James Otto, “Groovy Little Summer Song”:
Of course we can’t leave out one of Rascal Flatts newest summer songs, “Summer Nights”:
Last, but certainly not least, what better way to kick off the summer than with Kenny Chesney‘s song, “Summertime”:
What’s your favorite summer song? What’s your favorite part of summer? Enjoy your Monday!
Now on to the particulars of Monday’s Music Move’s Me:
I have the supreme honor and privilege of being a co-host with the inimitable Xmas Dolly and her cohorts in crime, Lorie of The Shewbridges of Celebration, Florida, Callie from JAmericanSpice, and our newest permanent fixture to the hostessing team, welcome Cathy from Cathy Kennedy’s Blog. Also for the month of June, we have the honor of having our friend Naila from Just The Stuff You Know generously helping out with our hostessing duties.
Want to join in the fun? It’s easy – just find a tune that rocks your boat, post it and link up – don’t forget to grab Xmas Dolly…er, um, I mean her button…over at her place here. Check out Xmas Dolly’s sidebar for the random themes we sport each week – and you can always ask for a specific theme of music you like, too. Check out the other music lovahs and let’s jam!
On the 95th week (that’s next week – June 25th! Grab a song and play along!) we will start our Giveaway for 5 of our lucky followers/participators. Non-participants will NOT be considered. This is our reward to you for hanging out with us. So start playing along now! Become a new member and boogie all day long! We’ll be celebrating 100 weeks of rock & roll and musical friendship and for this occasion the girls and I have put together a giveaway & will pick the winner on the 100th week (July 30th).
- $25 Gift Certificate EdenFantasys
- $25 Gift Certificate Plus Size Costume Center
- A Tee-Shirt from It’s Funny T-Shirt Time
- CD OF the Designated Riders. (Xmas Dolly’s husband’s band Dave donated) & a Custom Inspirational Beaded Bracelet with Charm (Winner choice between):
- Size: 1, 2, or 3 strands
- Inspirational saying from: Dream, Hope, Believe, Love, Healing, Integrity, Laugh
*Courtesy of The Eclectic Element: Handcrafted Jewelry on Etsy
The awesome Run DMT also hosts Music Monday (and graciously helps out with our hostessing every time we need it):