the Tornado in Mama’s Broken Heart – which is an American Heart – shows that Six Degrees of Separation is Too Close

by Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) on November 19, 2012 · 23 comments

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Hard to believe Thanksgiving is this Thursday.  Part of me is glad that it’s early this year, since that gives us an extra week between Thanksgiving and Christmas to procrastinate get ready. 

It’s Monday, so you know what that means – time for some musical delight.  This week’s theme is a freebie, so naturally I’ve flexed my eclectic and diverse taste in music to bring you enjoyment for your Monday.  Let’s start off with a band that has quickly become one of my favorites – their newest single was released around Halloween, and appropriately so.

The video starts out with that haunting kind of calm and quiet–clothes gently rippling on the outside line, water slowly dripping, a gate creaking, darkness encroaching, and, one by one, eyes turning to the sky, as the wind–and the action–begins to pick up.  With the lyrics “I’m a tornado / looking for a soul to take”  the song is about a woman seeking revenge, and that grim, dangerous opening sets the tone for the song (and video) as it propels forward. 

It’s a dark, moody video that perfectly matches the tension set by the song itself–a dark but catchy song that is a full 180-degree turn from the summertime fun of the band’s last single, “Pontoon.”

Here’s Little Big Town with “Tornado”:

Next up is an artist from Texas who began singing publicly at 8-years-old and wrote her first song at 9-years-old. To date, that talent has produced cuts for multi-platinum artists such as Martina McBride and Miranda Lambert. Miranda’s current album includes this co-written track which Rolling Stone Magazine ranked #26 in their “50 Best Singles of 2011″ list.

Give a listen to Kacey Musgraves with “Mama’s Broken Heart”:

Next up is an artist who hasn’t released a new music video in five years.  This video is well worth the wait if you ask me.  The video starts off with a series of short interviews with a group of kids – all of them are talking about what being an American means to them.

This energetic and fun video is only the beginning – marking this particular artist’s grand return to making country music regularly.  I’m certainly looking forward to what she has in store.

Here’s the gorgeous Faith Hill with “American Heart”:

Next up is a song that grabbed my attention when I was randomly listening to music the other day.  It’s apparently based on the traumatic split of the lead singer and his ex-girlfriend, which explains why it’s catchy yet sad at the same time.  Let me know what you think – here’s The Script with “Six Degrees Of Separation” (some explicit material so watch the little eyeballs in the room):

Last, but certainly not least is a song by a British singer-songwriter that was first released in the United Kingdom on April 15, 2011 – the second single from his debut studio album.  It was certified gold on July 9, 2012. You’ll see why when you listen to it.

Lyrically, the song describes the protagonist who is not ready for a committed relationship and he must end things with his love interest in good terms. You know, the “I’d still like to be friends” syndrome.  You might recognize it as the soundtrack to Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 9 ad – I’ve also heard it in other things as well. 

Enjoy listening to Alex Clare with “Too Close”:

So I’ll be on my way.  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, Cathy from Cathy Kennedy’s Blog, and for the month of November, our Honorary Co-Conductor is the lovely Lucy from Lucy’s Reality.

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!

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The awesome Run DMT also hosts Music Monday (who graciously helps out with our hostessing every time we need it, and who I had the privilege of meeting in person at BlogHer – she’s even more adorable than I imagined):

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1 Danielle Royalegacy November 19, 2012 at 12:53 am

What a great line up of music you have for today, Stacy! I loved Faith Hill’s American Heart.
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2 Fatima Hipolito November 20, 2012 at 4:46 am

Its nice to see those videos in here, and to be honest this is my first time to watch all of those…
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3 stevebethere November 19, 2012 at 5:16 am

What a good listen they were in fact The Script Six Degrees Of Separation is my current favourite song :-)

Have a fantasmagorical week :-)
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4 Cathy Kennedy November 19, 2012 at 7:09 am

All new & excellent freebie picks! Faith Hill is one of my favorite country female voices. I had not realized it has been five years since she’s recorded anything new. I do like her newest tune a lot, though. Your later two videos are very good choices, too. The last one is really catchy. Have a blessed, musical week!

5 Create With Joy November 19, 2012 at 8:55 am

Stopping by from the Alexa Blog Hop to wish you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving Stacy!
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6 Naila Moon November 19, 2012 at 9:50 am

Stacy, as always you serve up some good stuff. All of the music is new to me. That first song…whew…loved it!
Nice to see Faith Hill back and love her new song. Who was the kid dancing with her?
Have a good week.
~Naila Moon
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7 Rorybore November 19, 2012 at 10:41 am

Little Big Town is quickly becoming one of my faves too! Definitely different from Pontoon, and yet I love it just as much.
So happy to see the return of Faith Hill. what.a.voice LOVE
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8 Rosey November 19, 2012 at 10:47 am

I’ve always liked Faith Hill. I’m gonna take a listen. :)
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9 Kelly November 19, 2012 at 11:13 am

Great post!

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10 Lucy November 19, 2012 at 12:27 pm

I love the last song and you are so right Faith Hill’s song was definitely worth the wait. Oh, Stacy I love coming here on Monday, I always find great songs and my Husband teases me, he says, “Monday is costly, I know your iPod will be adding a bunch of new songs!” I can’t tell you how many come from your site!!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

11 Xmasdolly November 19, 2012 at 1:17 pm

OOOOOOO Some new ones for me. I’m likin’ that I’m a Tornado one that is just too cool. Mama’s broken heart is kinda cool, but nothing comes in comparison to FAITH HILL. Dam, if I looked half as good as her I’d be makin’ me some great money too! WOO HOO! DAM She’s good! Love her video! The rest were very cool choices too. You never seem to let me down my friend. YOU SO ROCK & HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU & YOURS.
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12 Camille November 19, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Great songs, I haven’t heard most of them before. More for my playlist! :)
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13 Tami November 19, 2012 at 2:15 pm

I am obsessed with Alex Clare’s Too Close. Cannot get enough of that song. LOVE it.
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14 Julie From Momspective November 19, 2012 at 2:29 pm

Faith Hill’s still got it!
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15 becca November 19, 2012 at 3:54 pm

love all these choices today have to say though tornado by Little Big town is my Favorite
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16 Kayla November 19, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Okay firstly, I want that off the shoulder dress that one woman is wearing and I want the boots of the other woman in the first video.


Anyway, you’ve definitely got some interesting choices today Stacy! I can honestly say I haven’t heard of any of them. LOL

Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a musical week as well as a happy and safe Thanksgiving :)

17 Hazel November 19, 2012 at 9:01 pm

I enjoyed watching The Tornado very much; makes me want to curl up in bed with a book (let it rain, let the winds howl!) Love the kids discussing what an American heart is, and Faith Hill – she’s just fabulous!

18 Joy November 22, 2012 at 10:37 am

Loved every minute of this playlist! Thanks for sharing!

19 Kristine November 22, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Cool! Consider me an avid fan of this list! Thanks for sharing!

20 Veronica November 23, 2012 at 12:59 am

Happy Thanksgiving Stacey. Loved all the videos. Thanks for sharing them with us. Have a great time.

21 KellyKelly November 23, 2012 at 1:11 am

Loved all the videos specially the Faith Hill one. Thanks for sharing this Stacy.

22 Emilia November 23, 2012 at 5:45 am

Nice! I love the songs you picked out, brings back a lot of great memories :) Thanks!

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