Royals will Wake Me Up for the Turkey Song!

by StacyUncorked on November 24, 2013 · 11 comments

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This is a short week for most people, would that make today not technically Monday but Wednesday instead?  For Princess Nagger it’s her Thursday, since she only goes to school today and tomorrow before being off for the remainder of the week and weekend, and Little Dude is already off for the week, so he keeps saying he’ll be going back to school next year.

Oh to have the perspective of a child.

Since it is a short week, I’m going to keep this short and sweet today – after all, aside from the sporadic internet connection, there’s always a myriad of interruptions of the human and canine kind, and I do need to make my list and check it twice so I can get to the store and pick up the rest of the items needed to make my usual Thanksgiving Feast which will, for the first time ever, be enjoyed by my parents, too.

In case I haven’t mentioned it lately, I love Thanksgiving!

This week’s theme was chosen by one of our Spotlight Dancer’s (and one of my dear Bloggy Friends) Vandy of Testosterone Three and Me, who asked us to share high school music – what did you listen to in high school? 

Honestly I can’t remember what I listened to in high school, because my parents were very strict on what we were allowed or not allowed to listen to.  Sure, I’d ‘sneak’ some listens to the ‘secular’ stations, but I cannot for the life of me remember what songs were playing – probably because I was sneaking the songs!  Good thing my parents don’t read my blog… Ahem.

So since I’m keeping it short and sweet, and since my sneaky brain won’t cooperate with me, I’m just going to share a couple of songs that have become favorites of Princess Nagger and myself the last week or so.

First up is a song that each time it comes on the radio, Princess Nagger perks up and asks that it be turned up so she can sing along with it – and even the hubby likes this song, which is highly unusual since he rarely likes the music Princess Nagger and I like, so this is a major coup.

A young New Zealand singer-songwriter whose first EP was released exactly one year ago, and whose first single has rocketed to the top.  She is the first New Zealand solo artist to have a number one song in the United States, and the youngest artist to hold the US number one in more than 25 years.

She did two official videos for this song, one was the international version which consists of normal teenagers doing unexceptional things in slow motion, and the actors in the video are this artist’s schoolmates.  The artist rarely appears in the video, so when filming the U.S. version (below), while they used the same clips as the international version, it has more clips of this artist singing interspersed throughout.


Give a listen to Lorde with “Royals”:

Next up is a Swedish DJ, remixer, and record producer.  He’s a dance-genre DJ who’s been nominated twice for a Grammy Award, and awarded “Best Electronic” Artist at the 2013 EMA’s held on November 10th. 

In September 2012, he made history by being the first DJ to headline world famous Radio City Music Hall in New York City.  He performed two sold out shows – the second show sold out in less than one minute. 

Just last night (November 24th), he won the American Music Award for favorite Electronic Dance Music Artist.


Here’s Avicii (stylized as ΛVICII and ◢◤ which represents the ‘A’ and ‘V’) with “Wake Me Up”:

Last but not least (see? I told you it was going to be short and sweet today), I would be remiss if I didn’t feature Adam Sandler’s Turkey Song since it is Thanksgiving week. 


Unfortunately I couldn’t find the original video from Saturday Night Live – hopefully it’ll pop up somewhere this week.  Meanwhile, you’ll just have to live with this video-non-video – at least the audio is correct!

Here’s Adam Sandler with “Turkey Song”:

That’s a wrap for this week – have a great Monday and a Happy Thanksgiving!

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 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 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!

Spotlight Dancers





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 ’12 – she’s even more adorable than I imagined):



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1 A Daft Scots Lass November 24, 2013 at 10:11 pm

My entire family LOVE the royals song and play it constantly…the radio stations in SA have actually played it to death now.
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2 Rhonda Albom November 25, 2013 at 12:25 am

Fun. We don’t do Thanksgiving in New Zealand. I did the first year I was here, but the turkey cost $85, so I gave up (Only American Expats buy turkey in Nov in NZ). However, everyone is proud of Lorde, and personally, I am a huge Adam Sandler fan.
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3 stevebethere November 25, 2013 at 1:27 am

Loved your choices the first 2 are in our singles charts over here still :-)

Have a musicaltastic week ahead ;-)
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4 Cathy Kennedy November 25, 2013 at 3:19 am

Great dancing and laughs on the dance floor this week. Adam Sandler is hilarious! I hope you and yours have a wonderful Thanksgiving, my friend. I count myself blessed to have you as a friend and to be apart of such a fun meme on Monday’s Music Moves Me with you!
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5 Petro Neagu November 25, 2013 at 3:45 am

Stacy, I like both Lorde and Avicii, particularly lorde, she’s got such an awesome voice.
But I’ve got a cuter “singer” linked up, hope you enjoy it too :)

Have a great week.
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6 Danielle Royalegacy November 25, 2013 at 7:25 am

Thanksgiving is a glorious event in our home with a big feast. This year, my daughter and her new husband are coming for a day and two nights from Jersey to be with us. Apparently his family doesn’t celebrate Thanksgiving. She wants to show him how Thanksgiving should be celebrated.
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7 Lynn November 25, 2013 at 8:01 am

The first song was totally new to me. The second song I had heard but never seen video. What can I say about Adam Sandler and the Turkey Song..for sure my favorite…Great bunch of songs. Happy Monday!
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8 VandyJ November 25, 2013 at 8:32 am

I do think Turbo is just about ready for Adam Sandler. Must share this week.
Bruiser is still a bit confused about the whole going to school thing. But at least he likes going, he’s just not so clear on what days he goes. Come, I think from the lack of understanding of days of the week.
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9 Colette from JamericanSpice November 25, 2013 at 10:36 am

That was my first time seeing the Wake me up video.

Thanks for sharing these tunes Stacy.

Happy Thanksgiving!
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10 Rorybore November 25, 2013 at 1:16 pm

All new music for me….except of course the Turkey Song – which is always Awesome! LOL
Lorde has an amazingly emotional filled voice for so young. really great.
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11 XmasDolly November 25, 2013 at 7:49 pm

To say the least the first two are new to me so thanks for sharing, but who hasn’t heard Adam Sandler’s Thanksgiving Song bwahahahahahahahah Boy did I need that laugh! HUGS AND HAPPY TURKEY DAY TO YOU AND YOURS!
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