Hello Monday! Hope you all had a great weekend – as usual, it went by too fast! Of course it’s technically still the weekend, since the hubby and kids are off for President’s Day today. Even though I’m working today, at least I’m working from home!
Meanwhile, it’s Monday, and Monday means music! This week is a freebie week, so grab a favorite tune and come dance with us, won’t you?
Let’s start off with this song that was recorded live in Johannesburg, South Africa, in the closing stages of this group’s Native World Tour. Having been on the road at that point for over two years, the band brought their muscular live sound to 20,000 fervent fans in an explosion of light and sound.
I dare you to resist the urge to dance as you listen to OneRepublic with “Love Runs Out”:
Next up is a collaboration between this artist and another group’s frontman who met when they were both appearing on BBC Radio 1’s breakfast show. He was quoted as saying:
“Me and Dan wanted to write a song about inclusion, love for our friends and making great memories together. ‘I Know You’ is a nice way of reminding us to celebrate life and how simple things like being on a night out with our mates really does give us all so much pleasure.”
Here’s Craig David featuring Bastille with “I Know You”:
Next up is a fun collaboration with “American Teen” singer who teamed up with my favorite alt-rock maverick band for a mash-up of their respective smashes. The monster mash-up caps a strong musical year for both artists, with both nominated for Grammy’s.
Last, but definitely not least, this artist is having the last laugh on all the male naysayers and doubters who said she wouldn’t make it as a singer.
You said you didn’t get me / I didn’t fit in your town / But now you see me on your TV (see me on your TV) / Look who’s laughing now, look who’s laughing now
She was quoted as saying:
“I won’t dive deep into the meaning of the lyrics except that I’m sure you can figure out for yourself how I was feeling when I wrote this song! Now girls take any of that negativity or any of the haters and flip your hair.”
The song’s music video features the pregnant artist celebrating her womanhood. The clip features a cameo by the singer’s little daughter Vivianne, who we see twirling about in a cheerleader costume. She said:
“I knew I wanted to make a music video for this song as soon as I wrote it. When the question of ‘when’ I wanted to shoot it came about, I thought to myself do I wait after I have the baby and get my body in perfect shape like I’m supposed to? Or do I just embrace where I am at my life, pregnant with my third baby? The answer came easily after sleeping on it. I said ‘we are shooting a music video even though I am six months pregnant and we will rock this s–t!'”
“I’ve never felt sexier or more confident than I did during this music video shoot. I wanted to showcase that no matter where you are at in your life, shape, or size you can exude that confidence and sexuality in your womanhood!”
That’s a wrap for this week – have a great Monday, see you on the dance floor!
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 cohort, Callie from JAmericanSpice, and our awesome friend Cathy, from Curious as a Cathy.
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!