Still moving in a fast pace through summer! Shhhh! No reminders of the end of summer looming in the offing, because I simply don’t want to hear it! Bet you don’t, either…heh!
It’s Monday (as if I had to remind you) and since we were off camping in the mountains all weekend long with no connection electronnically speaking, I feel like I’ve been gone for a month. Funny how that happens! I’ll be doing some catching up later, but meanwhile it’s time for some great music!
Let’s dive right in to today’s musical foray – the theme for this week was selected by our Secret Spotlight Dancer – I might have missed a memo, but we’ll find out who the ‘secret’ person is soon, I bet! Our SSD has chosen this week’s theme to be “SONGS with weather conditions (the word) in it”. And away we go!
Let’s start with a song that was this artist’s third chart-topper on the Hot 100. When this went to #1, this artist became the first British artist to have three chart-toppers from one album on the Hot 100 since George Michael in the late eighties.
Give a listen to the inimitable Adele with “Set Fire To The Rain”:
Next up is the third single from this British-Irish Pop boy band’s second studio album, about kissing someone and using lightning as a metaphor to describe your nerves and excitement as you kiss them.
Get ready to dance to The Wanted with “Lightning”:
Next up is a group that I love. This song is the title track of their fifth album, and compares a scorned woman to a force of nature, and features an ominous chorus in which the protagonist threatens to destroy the house that she shares with her wayward man.
Give a listen to Little Big Town with “Tornado”:
Last, but certainly not least, is one of my all time favorite country artists with a mid-tempo country rocker that finds him singing about a girl that he equates to a thunderstorm:
And I love her so much it hurts / I never meant to fall like this / But she don’t just rain, she pours / That girl right there’s the perfect storm
The video features the artist singing the ballad during a hurricane-like storm whilst photos of women slowly fly past the screen. Several weeks previously he had asked fans for photos of themselves or someone special in a T-shirt.
The fans obliged, sending in pictures of themselves or loved ones by the hundreds. Dozens of them wound up in the finished clip, which shows this artist and his bandmates performing the song in the middle of a rain shower, while hurricane winds blow an endless stream of 8×10 pictures past the camera. Genius.
Fun Fact: Amongst those whose pictures were chosen were his wife, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, whose photo appears in the clip. Paisley tweeted her at the time:
Congratulations @KimWilliamsPais Your dream has come true! You’re in my music video! Don’t scream
Without further ado, here’s Brad Paisley with “Perfect Storm”:
That’s a wrap for this week – have a great 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 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!
Secret Spotlight Dancer (?)