Brown Eyed Girl wearing Black Velvet drinking Red Red Wine between Two Black Cadillacs on this Barefoot Blue Jean Night

Hello Monday.  This past week has been… well, a week.  We’ve had the plague running through our household – every one of us has been down for the count over the past week or so.  I’m still battling my sinus infection, so things are still a bit foggy in my head.

Thankfully since it is Monday, I can turn that fog into something colorful – especially since our Spotlight Dancer Ian Baird chose this week’s theme as “Songs with Colours in the title”.   I knew immediately at least one song I wanted to feature, and as I searched for more, I was amazed at how many songs are out there with colors in the title!  So let’s get to it, shall we?

First up is a song by a Northern Irish singer-songwriter that was written and recorded in 1967.  He rose to prominence in the mid-1960s as the lead singer of the Northern Irish R&B band Them, and after leaving as lead singer, this song was his first single.  He relocated to the United States and landed an eventual contract with Warner Bros. Records, where he recorded his career-defining album.

The song has remained a popular classic pop song that continues to be played regularly on many radio stations and is featured on the top ten list as one of the most played songs by DJ’s.

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Here’s Van Morrison with ”:

Next up is a song that was a Canadian production for this artist’s first album, and it was a huge hit in Canada, becoming the top-selling debut album in Canadian history.  The artist won a Grammy award for Best Female Rock Performance for this song, along with several Juno Awards.

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Here’s with ”:

Next up is a song I of course had to include (you’ll know why in a minute) that was written and originally recorded by Neil Diamond.  It’s been covered by many people since, this particular one happens to be my favorite.  This version topped the U.S. and UK singles charts, and Neil Diamond included it on his The Greatest Hits album (1966-1992).

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Here’s with ”:

Next up is another I had to include because the artist is one of my all-time favorites.  It’s from her fourth studio album, and she co-wrote this dark tale of a scorned woman turning to murder.  She told Glamour magazine that though her lyrics are darker than ever, it doesn’t mean that she is a violent femme herself.

She shared with Billboard magazine that when she goes into a writing session, she sometimes adopts a character – one who doesn’t reflect the contentment in her real life situation.  She sang this at the Grammy Awards in 2013 wearing a white dress that became a screen when images were projected on it.

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Here’s with ”:

Last but not least, this final song is from the third studio album from another of my favorite country music cuties.  He and his fraternal twin brother were born in Vero Beach, Florida, where they both regularly participated in a variety of sports, including golf which he pursued professionally, winning his first tournament at fifteen. 

A wakeboarding accident resulted in reconstructive surgery that left the artist unable to continue playing the sport.  While recovering from his injuries, he borrowed a neighbor’s guitar and began to teach himself how to play it.  After seeing a guitarist perform at a campus bar, he asked the bar’s owner if he could play a gig there, and eventually became a regular, even writing his own material. 

He moved to Nashville, Tennessee, making his first stop at a bank to open a savings account; after telling the bank teller that he was a singer and songwriter, the teller asked if he had any recordings available.  He gave her a CD of his work, which she sent to the Warner/Chappell Music publishing company.

Even though he didn’t get signed with Warner/Chappell, he eventually drew the attention of Sony BMG Nashville executives, who signed him to their RCA Records label in 2005. Per their suggestion, he changed his first name from Josh to Jake, so as to avoid confusion with Josh Turner and Josh Gracin.

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Here’s with the song that happened to be the fastest-rising single of his career as well as his first Number One hit, ”:

That’s a wrap for this week – 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 Naila Moon at Just the Stuff Ya Know.

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 …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”:

 

APPLAUSE! APPLAUSE!




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The awesome Run DMT also hosts (who graciously helps out with our hostessing every time we need it, and who I had the privilege of meeting in person at BlogHer ’12 – she’s even more adorable than I imagined):

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After 20+ years in the Corporate World and years of infertility, Stacy was surprised when Princess Nagger made her miraculous appearance - deciding to forgo the career and stay home was a no-brainer. As if her hands weren't full enough, 8 years later she and her husband added Little Dude through adoption, adding a whole new dimension (of crazy) to their family and even more sleepless nights. When she’s not refereeing kids, dogs and cats, she loves to write, hence the reason she decided to start her little blog, and because she never got a baby book to mark milestones, this was the next best thing. She also enjoys doing reviews and giveaways for products she or her family would willingly use and can stand behind. She loves to cook and try new techniques to turn ordinary into extraordinary. Crafty by nature, she takes on a lot of unique projects and enjoy seeing the end result. Her favorite, of course, is making her award winning wine out of fruits and grapes. Experiments with water currently underway.
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12 thoughts on “Brown Eyed Girl wearing Black Velvet drinking Red Red Wine between Two Black Cadillacs on this Barefoot Blue Jean Night

  1. Fab choices Brown Eyed Girl was one of my favourites at the time, I was only listening to UB40 the other day with fond memories.

    Have a musiclicious week 😉

  2. Wow, you and Callie are both under a black cloud bluesy icky sick! I think this gonna be a wicked cold/flu/allergy season. I hope you and yours are feeling well soon. Great colorful song choices for this week theme!

  3. You got a lot of my favorites today that’s for sure. Black Velvet will always be a favorite, and Carrie Underwood goes without saying. The others I haven’t heard those in a while either. Way ta go girlfriend. You’re definitely rockin’ the house today! Hugs!

  4. Awh..you started this off with two of my all time favorite songs. I love brown eyes; I have blue eyes. When my Alisha came along with her big brown eyes I would sing it to her all the time. She’s my brown-eyed girl. I sure wore out the tape of Alannah Myles in the old Camaro and what can I say about Jake Owens that you don’t already know.. Great choices. Have a great Monday!

  5. Girlfriend, I do hope you and the family get better. You have had a time!
    I knew all your songs for once except the last one. COol beans!
    I remember seeing Carrie Underwoods dress for the show. It was absolutely fantastic!
    Have a great, non-sneeze filled week.
    ~Naila Moon

  6. Brown Eyed Girl – classic great. Everlast does a pretty good cover of the song too.
    Black Velvet brings back very good memories of campus bars and karoke here in Canada. haha
    oddly enough, so does Red Red Wine. LOL
    Great picks!

  7. I enjoy your color flavors.
    Thanks for sharing girl.

    I’ve been sick, but feeling a bit better now. And here to visit from the music hop.
    Have a fun weekend!
    Aloha.

  8. I love Black Velvet than others. Honestly not only personally like that but my parents also like that. Do you have Facebook page ? Thanks for sharing that here.