From The Ground Up just Rise, Move, and Ride!

Wait, what?! It’s August already?! Everybody stop what you’re doing and find that damn pause button, STAT! Or at the very least, let’s shift into slow-mo and make pass a tad slower, maybe if we all drag our feet it can happen. Right? Right?!

Meanwhile it’s Monday, and we’re going to kick off the month with a freebie week – so grab your favorite tune and let’s get dancing, shall we?

Let’s start with a song about a love between an elderly couple that’s rooted in commitment and grows deeper with every passing year. The duo has said that it’s a song that started with a conversation about their grandparents and the love that they shared for the 65-plus years that they were married. It tells the story of the life that they built through their power and dedication to each other, and the perseverance to endure whatever would come their way.

Go ahead, I know you’re thinking “Awwwwwwww!”

The song came together after one of the duo’s grandfather passed away, and while other’s was in the hospital. They were actually going to record vocals for another song, but they got to talking and got all emotional, and happened to have an acoustic guitar with them. They were quoted as saying:

“[It is] symbolic of the love that our grandparents shared, and they were together for 65 years. Which, these days, with all the divorce and stuff in the media and press, is a rare thing. So that’s something that we like to strive for, and something we’d liked to have in our own lives.”

DanShay

Get ready for the goosebumps – here’s with ”:

Next up is an artist who pulled a Beyoncé and dropped a brand new Olympic song out of nowhere recently, to the surprise and delight of her fans everywhere. It’s an uplifting mid-tempo power ballad that showcases both this artist’s strong vocal ability and her skill at crafting songs that evoke strong emotion.

The empowering track will be used throughout the 2016 Olympic games in Rio, and the accompanying video features footage of Olympic athletes training and competing. In a press release the artist was quoted as saying:

“This is a song that’s been brewing inside me for years, that has finally come to the surface. I was inspired to finish it now, rather than save it for my next album, because now more than ever, there is a need for our world to unite.

“I know that together we can above the fear – in our country, and around the world. I can’t think of a better example than the Olympic athletes, as they gather in Rio with their strength and fearlessness, to remind us how we ALL can come together, with the resolve to be the best we can be. I hope this song can inspire us to heal, unite, and together. I am honored that NBC Olympics has chosen to use it as an anthem before and during the Rio Games.”

This is the artist’s first new release since 2013.

KatyPerry

Give a listen to the inimitable with “Rise”:

Next up is a song that tells the story of a shy girl who cuts loose when she moves to the South. It’s meant to be a . The artist said:

“It’s what I envision, big ole country dance clubs across the country playing that and it filling up and everybody having a great time. There’s a little inside story about a girl that moves to the south and she’s kind of shy and then she gets in with these kind of rebel crowd girls and they teach her how to let her hair down and all that, it’s pretty fun. A lot of imagery in that. Kind of a cool picture painted in that.”

LukeBryan

Here’s the cute and talented  with ”:

Last, but definitely not least, is one of Princess Nagger’s favorite duos with their fifth single from their newest album. The album is named after a character the band created and one of them wears black paint on his hands and neck when performing, to represent the figure. He explained:

“Blurryface is this character that I came up with that represents a certain level of insecurity. These symbols and having a narrative give people a reason to want to take in the whole album – not just one song.”

The artist ponders the “ of life” with thoughts of life, death, friends and what it all means in the end. He contemplates difficult philosophical questions, such as figuring out who he would live or die for. He concludes by admitting that he’s overthinking life and starts crying out for help.

TwentyOnePilots

Without further ado, here’s with “Ride”:

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

Now on to the particulars of Monday’s Move’s Me:   PhotobucketI have the supreme honor and privilege of being a co-host with the inimitable Xmas Dolly and our musical cohorts, Callie from JAmericanSpice, and Cathy from Curious As A Cathy has graciously agreed to fill in during the month of July while our Naila Moon from Just the Stuff Ya Know is on vacation. Welcome back, Cathy, and have fun, Naila!

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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About StacyUncorked

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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6 thoughts on “From The Ground Up just Rise, Move, and Ride!

  1. Fun music. It was my first time hearing the Katy Perry song. I think she’s now got us ready for the olympics! 🙂

  2. Stacy, my grandparents were married 66 years when my grandpa passed. It was so sad, too. My grandma referred to me, as “her baby”, and she was so crushed when he died. It broke my heart. The same thing is true of my in-laws. Married 66 years when my MIL died. My sweet FIL was devastated. He told us, he lost the love of his life. When a couple is together that many years, I find many times they are not just husband and wife, but truly each others best friends. Thanks for sharing such a Dan + Shay’s song. I really enjoyed it, as well as the other music selections. Have a tunetastic week, my friend!

  3. Nice choices Stacy and I like Katy Perry’s one too, I also posted a Twenty One Pilots track a different track though heheh!

    Have a musictastic day 🙂

  4. Girl you be workin’ it! Never heard that one by Katy Perry. What a fantastic video too! Thanks for sharin’ that one for sure! The introduction to that first one was just too cute… love the story with that tune/video. I must be livin’ under a rock for not hearin’ any of these fabulous rocktastic tunes! You go girl and have a fabulous rockin’ week! hugs