Proud Mary and Jessie’s Girl both have Moves Like Jagger but wait – Janie’s Got A Gun! Janie Don’t Take Your Love To Town!

by Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) on May 6, 2013 · 30 comments

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Have you been enjoying spring so far?  We’ve been blessed with amazing (and actual) spring weather, so the hubby’s been a busy bee cleaning up the yard and prettying things up around here.  Such a nice change from the bland, dreary non-winter winter we had – I’ll have to be sure to take some pictures so you can ooh and ahh over his handiwork.

Meanwhile it’s Monday (I know you really didn’t need to be reminded of that, right?) which means it’s time for some fun music – this week’s theme is selected by one of our Spotlight Dancer’s Helen, who challenged us to share songs with a name of the person in the title, or a person’s name in the lyrics.  Let the fun begin!

Let’s start with a young artist whose 14th birthday is coming up this Saturday.  Hailing from Pennsylvania, she is a child actress and singer, and will be co-starring on the upcoming Disney Channel series Girl Meets World  debuting later this year. 

She actually had a guest role on Law & Order: SVU when she was 11.  As a singer, this artist placed third in a singing contest run by Miley Cyrus’ website.  Let me tell you, this girl has some chops.

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Isn’t she a cutie?  She’s a busy girl – she was a lead dancer in Just Dance Kids 2, and not only will she be starring in her first lead role in the upcoming Girl Meets World, but she also plays young Merrin in the yet-to-be-released 2013 film Horns, starring Daniel Radcliffe as Ig Perrish and Juno Temple as Merrin Williams. 

She also performed “Smile” for the album “Disney Fairies: Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust”, which charted on Radio Disney.  Her singing is also on the Sofia the First soundtrack.

Without further ado, here’s Sabrina Carpenter (when she was 10) with an amazing cover of “Proud Mary”:

Next up is an Australian pop-rock singer that all my girlfriends (and myself included) had major crushes on.  The story behind the song is that the artist was taking a stained glass class along with his friend and his friend’s girlfriend – he initially wanted to use the actual name of the friend he was singing about, but instead decided to go with a different name.  He happened to see a girl in a softball jersey with the name on it and changed the name, then recorded the song.

When asked about it years later, he couldn’t remember the name of the girlfriend, and believes that the real woman who inspired the song has no idea that she was the inspiration for the song.  

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Give a listen to Rick Springfield with “Jessie’s Girl”:

Next up is a no-brainer song for this particular theme, a funky, whistle driven melody that is loose, light, and irresistibly funky.  The vocal chemistry between the main artist and the guest artist is perfect. 

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Here’s Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera with “Moves Like Jagger”:

Next up is a song that originally started off with a different name after one of the lead singers and writers close friend, but was later changed.  It was released as a second single from the group’s album in 1989 – one of the artists came up with the title and melody before he knew what direction he wanted the song to take. 

It took nine months to finish the lyrics; after the artist read a Newsweek article on gunshot victims, he got really angry that nobody was paying homage to those who were abused by their parents.  

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Here’s Aerosmith with “Janie’s Got A Gun”:

Last, but certainly not least, is a song from an American Rock singer that was released as the third single from his second solo album in 1997.  The artist spent most of his adolescence skipping school to opt for music activities instead, and ended up playing in local bands with friends and his cousin, who owned the then famous New York recording studio, The Power Station.  Obviously his academic records reflected poor grades.  By the time he was 16, he was playing clubs. 

When he was seventeen, he was working sweeping floors at his cousin’s recording studio – in 1980, Meco happened to be there recording Christmas in the Stars: The Star Wars Christmas Album.  His cousin recommended him for the song “R2-D2 We Wish You A Merry Christmas”  which became his first professional recording.

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I couldn’t find any information about this particular song, aside from the fact that the music video was released on the DVD Destination Anywhere: The Film, which is an American film inspired by and featuring music and concepts from Jon Bon Jovi’s second solo record Destination Anywhere.  The film and album were released in June, 1997, and the film stars Jon Bon Jovi and Demi Moore as a young couple struggling with alcoholism and the death of their young child. 

The film debuted on both MTV and VH1 in 1997 and also stars Kevin Bacon, Whoopi Goldberg and Annabella Sciorra.  The film was released on DVD on April 11, 2005 and includes five promotional music videos, including this one.

Here’s Jon Bon Jovi with “Janie, Don’t Take Your Love To Town”:

Have a great Monday!

 

Now on to the particulars of Monday’s Music Move’s Me:

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I have the supreme honor and privilege of being a co-host with the inimitable Xmas Dolly and our musical cohorts, Callie from JAmericanSpice, Cathy from Cathy Kennedy’s Blog, and for the month of May, our Honorary Co-Conductor, Becca at Everyday Life.

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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INTRODUCING OUR “SPOTLIGHT DANCER”:

 

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APPLAUSE! APPLAUSE!

 



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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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More awesome Monday Music Hops:

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More Monday Hops – hop along, won’t you?

 

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1 Dominique Goh May 6, 2013 at 3:42 am

Great selection. I too love to listen to Bon Jovi.
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2 Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) May 9, 2013 at 1:52 pm

Thank you, Dominique! I’m glad you love to listen to Bon Jovi, too. ;)
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3 stevebethere May 6, 2013 at 3:55 am

Great post I agree love the selections this week love the way you always write about each song.

Have a musiclicious week :-)
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4 Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) May 9, 2013 at 1:51 pm

Awwww! Thank you so much, Steve! :D
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5 Single Mom in the South May 6, 2013 at 6:38 am

It’s chilly and rainy here. This is NOT why I moved to the South. Love me some Aerosmith AND Bon Jovi!
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6 Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) May 9, 2013 at 1:51 pm

Sorry about the chilly rain – here’s hoping it’s warmed up for you! :D
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7 Unofficial Chart Blog May 6, 2013 at 7:47 am

OMG Stacey – you have really spoiled is this week. Every single one of these songs is a classic. Great picks. Happy Music Monday x

8 Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) May 9, 2013 at 1:50 pm

Happy to spoil you this week, Ian! ;) Glad you liked the choices! :D
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9 Cathy Kennedy May 6, 2013 at 8:57 am

All of tunes today are awesome, but Sabrina Carpenter is an amazing young talent! Thanks for the introduction. It’ll be interesting to see where she goes with her career. It’s a great honor to dance with you each week, my friend!
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10 Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) May 9, 2013 at 1:50 pm

Thank you, Cathy! I’m looking forward to seeing where Sabrina goes – she’s sure got talent! :D Always an honor to dance with you each week too, Cathy! :)
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11 Lynn May 6, 2013 at 9:11 am

Oh my word, I really hadn’t heard of Sabrina Carpenter but what a talent at the age of 10. You picked a lot of good ones but I love “Jessie Girl.” It’s one of those songs that take me right back.
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12 Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) May 9, 2013 at 1:49 pm

Sabrina sure is talented, isn’t she? Glad you enjoyed the picks, Lynn! :D
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13 Claire May 6, 2013 at 9:53 am

Great picks! I almost chose Aerosmith but wet with Van Halen instead. :)
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14 Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) May 9, 2013 at 1:49 pm

Thanks Claire! And you can never go wrong with Van Halen, either. ;)
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15 Run DMT May 6, 2013 at 10:00 am

That kid does have some serious pipes! WOW!

Loved the name game trip down memory lane! I loved Jesse’s Girl. Great picks!
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16 Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) May 9, 2013 at 1:48 pm

She does have some great pipes, doesn’t she? Glad you liked the trip down memory lane, Denise! :D
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17 becca May 6, 2013 at 10:00 am

First can i just say thank you for all the eye candy today especially with Moves Like Jagger Adam Levine with no shirt yummy “fans self” ok now that i’m done drooling great choices we even thought alike with the areosmith song and love love love Jessie’s girl that’s a teenage flashback there. well done now off to drool over the eye candy some more..lol
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18 Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) May 9, 2013 at 1:48 pm

LOL! You’re very welcome for the eye candy, Becca! :D
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19 Danielle Royalegacy May 6, 2013 at 10:25 am

Great songs, but I really loved Sabrina singing Proud Mary. It was done very well.
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20 Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) May 9, 2013 at 1:47 pm

Thank you, Danielle! Sabrina sure did a great job with that song, didn’t she? :)
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21 Lucy May 6, 2013 at 1:06 pm

That little girl has quite a career, already, and so cute singing Proud Mary at age 10,very tasteful. I just watched Rick Springfield sing his song on General Hospital, celebrating 50 years, at the ‘Nurses Ball’,wow it transported me right back to High School, I had such a crush on him. Great picks and I love all the back story. Have a wonderful week and enjoy your spring weather :)
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22 Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) May 9, 2013 at 1:46 pm

She’s already successful at such a young age – I’m sure looking forward to seeing where she goes! :) Oh I bet watching Rick Springfield sing his song on General Hospital was awesome! :)
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23 xmasdolly May 6, 2013 at 4:47 pm

She is as cute as a button. She’s definitely going a long way! I didn’t know Adam Levine made a song with Christine that’s for sure. Well, at least she wasn’t fat in that video. Who doesn’t like Aerosmith, and OMG I cannot believe you found this in with Bon Jovi’s tunes. A song that muwahhhhh doesn’t know???? Dang! I thought I had them all. YOU SO ROCK girlfriend! Thanks for rockin’ with me today and your tunes as usual are totally… oh what’s that word the kids use to use…. dang…. OH OH … totally BOSS!!! hehehehe
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24 Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) May 9, 2013 at 1:45 pm

She is cute as a button, isn’t she, Marie? I’m glad I could introduce that Adam Levine song to you. ;) Those Bon Jovi tunes sure were a fun find! :) I like being totally BOSS! BWAHAHAHA! :)
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25 Joyce May 6, 2013 at 9:59 pm

The little girl is cute and talented, but I REALLY do not like that much make up on a ten-year-old. Have you heard of the “Hurried Child?” I hope she doesn’t turn into another Lindsey Lohan.
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26 Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) May 9, 2013 at 1:36 pm

I honestly didn’t notice the makeup – especially since in all her promo images she’s not wearing any. I suspect she’ll be polar opposite of Lindsay Lohan, though – her parents seem to be way more ‘put together’ and grounded than LiLo’s parents are/were. ;)
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27 Colette S from JamericanSpice May 6, 2013 at 11:28 pm

That girl does have some chops! Just imagine as she gets older.

Some people are just made to entertain eh.

And yes I can’t wait to see the photos of your hubs at work!

Have a great week Stacy!
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28 Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) May 9, 2013 at 1:34 pm

I’m looking forward to seeing what Sabrina does as she gets older – she really does have some chops! :D
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29 Kelly May 7, 2013 at 4:26 am

I love her! She’s pretty and talented! Way to go for her. She could be somebody someday! :) Thanks for sharing!

30 Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) May 9, 2013 at 1:30 pm

Isn’t she great, Kelly? I think she’ll go far, too! :)
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