The first official week of summer (with school out) is now in the bag! Busy week it was, my sister and her hubby and freshly minted college grad son were here for a visit from Kansas – lots of fun was had by all! More on all the fun tomorrow.
Meanwhile, it’s Monday, and Monday means music! This week is a freebie week – grab your favorite tune(s) and dance along with us, won’t you?
Let’s start with the lead single from this American singer-songwriter’s sixth studio album, his first album in 4 years. I wasn’t able to find much on the song itself, just that he premiered it on June 14, 2018. You’re gonna love how catchy it is, though!
Here’s Jason Mraz with “Unlonely”:
Next up is a song from the soundtrack of Netflix original, “13 Reasons Why”. I have both seasons in my queue, but haven’t brought myself to watch it yet. The music is outstanding, especially this uplifting tune addressing and reflecting on their feelings of loneliness and disheartenment after people in their life left them.
Feelin’ like maybe I’m unappreciated / Like my presence in your life has been alleviated / I feel like everything I’ve done before is different now / But I can see clearer than ever from a distance now
Give a listen to OneRepublic with “Start Again”:
Next up is a song that’s an ode to friend zoning, that finds this British singer-songwriter angry with her male pal for trying to move their friendship up to the next level.
Haven’t I made it obvious? (Have I not made it obvious?) / Haven’t I made it clear? (I made it very clear) / Want me to spell it out for you? (yeah) / F-R-I-EN-D-S (I said F-R-I-EN-D-S)
The Essex singer has to spell it out for the dude who just doesn’t get it. The song was inspired by an actual male pal of the artist’s who wanted to move their friendship up to the next level. She was quoted as saying:
“The idea came from a boy that I know that’s my friend and he kind of he wanted to be more than my friend and I was like ‘look brother how many times to I have to tell you we’re just friends.'”
Last, but certainly not least, is an upbeat love song in which this front man shows his appreciation for his girl after overcoming a difficult time in their relationship.
Cause girls like you run ’round with guys like me / ‘Til sun down when I come through / I need a girl like you, yeah yeah / Girls like you love fun, and yeah, me too
The newly released video is pretty much a who’s who of powerful and iconic women. From activists and writers to incredible Olympians and actresses, this music video is a tour de force. The band’s frontman performs on a fairly empty stage, but each time the camera circles around him, a new woman appears behind him. Here’s the full list of wonder women in this all-star cameo:
Camila Cabello (Singer), Gal Gadot (Actress, literal Wonder Woman), Tiffany Haddish (Comedian and actress), Aly Raisman (Olympic gymnast), Sarah Silverman (Comedian), Millie Bobby Brown (Actress), Amani Al-Khatahtbeh (Tech entrepreneur), Phoebe Robinson (Comedian and actress), Lilly Singh (Comedian, YouTube star), Ellen DeGeneres (TV host and personality), Rita Ora (Singer), Trace Lysette (Actress), Beanie Feldstein (Actress), Jackie Fielder (Activist), Danica Patrick (Racecar driver), Ilhan Omar (Politician), Elizabeth Banks (Actress), Ashley Graham (Model), Mary J. Blige (Singer), Jennifer Lopez (Singer and actress), Chloe Kim (Olympic gold medalist), Alex Morgan (Soccer player), Angy Rivera (Activist), Franchesca Ramsey (Comedian, activist, actress).
And of course Cardi B who kills her part by spitting cheeky verses like: “I don’t really want a white horse and a carriage/ I’m thinking more of a white Porsche and karats.”
The clip closes with two final guests: Behati Prinsloo, model and Adam Levine’s wife , and their 20-month-old daughter Dusty Rose.
Without further ado, here’s Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B with “Girls Like You”:
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, the awesome Cathy from Curious as a CAThy, and while our beloved Callie of JAmerican Spice is taking a break, our friend Michelle from Michelle’s Musings and Merriment is helping out with hostess duties! And our newest addition to our Conductor repertoire is also our Conductor of the Month – our very own Alana from Ramblin’ with AM!
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!