Hello, Monday! So here in the Pacific Northwest, we’ve had the unusual event of snow. I know what you’re thinking – it always rains in Seattle! So for the most part that’s true, because typically it doesn’t get cold enough to snow in and around Seattle during the winter months, hence rain instead.
But every once in a while, we luck out and get snow. This year, however, I find it ironic that shortly after Groundhog Day when the groundhog supposedly predicted an early spring, we had a major snow event. Of course us down further south from Seattle got less in areas than they ended up getting in Seattle and the surrounding areas, but I’m happy with the 2-3 inches we got with the first storm.
And yes, that was the first storm. We have two more rolling in tonight (Sunday) and a much bigger one predicted for Monday afternoon into Tuesday morning. We’ll see how it all plays out – it’s so iffy, since conditions have to be just so in order for snow to fall, but I’m still holding out hope that we get a good amount just for fun. I know, I’m crazy. I’ll keep you posted.
Meanwhile, it’s Monday, and Monday means music! This week is a freebie week, so grab your favorite tune(s) and dance along with us, won’t you? Let’s get this party started!
Let’s start with a song from an actress and singer’s forthcoming third album, a follow-up to her 2009 album. On it, the High School Musical alum sings:
“Thank you for the bad times and the land mines / And them feelings that came like a landslide / Talkin’ down my mind each night / Thank you for the dark days and the tidal waves / Making real life feel so sideways / Reeling in the wild, wild ride.”
The artist is taking no prisoners in 2019.
Next up is a collaboration between two artists who are apparently sick of love songs.
I’m so tired of love songs, tired of love songs / Tired of love songs, tired of love / Just wanna go home, wanna go home
The two heartbroken singers are fed up with watching others being all loved-up while their song plays. Now they have broken up with their lovers, the pair want to dip out of the festivities and have their own pity-party back home.
One of the artists name-check two songs during his verse: Lorde’s “Buzzcut Season” and Coldplay’s “Hurts Like Heaven.” He was quoted as saying:
“I love being a stan. Real life songs that have real life emotions and memories stuck to them.”
Next up is a brand new song from this artist that changes up the pace from her previous two singles and provides a platform for some soaring vocal work.
The artist passionately sings about how, if her heart knew what it was doing to her, it would stop being so cruel. The singer laments that, if her heart understood how it was making her, feel maybe it would just leave her alone. In the song’s chorus, she lets her emotions pour out:
“If my heart had a heart, it would go on and leave me alone / It’d stop having a mind of its own / Let me forget you and let me let go / It would stop hanging on / It would finally put this to rest / Instead of putting this stake in my chest / Oh, no, it wouldn’t tear me apart / If my heart had a heart.”
Throughout the song, Dan + Shay fans may recognize the background vocalist: Shay Mooney lent his voice to this artist’s new tune.
Without further ado, here’s Cassadee Pope with “If My Heart Had A Heart”:
Last, but not least (and since this happens to be Valentine’s week), this love ballad finds this group comparing being without a romantic partner to playing music on your own.
I don’t wanna be a one man band / I don’t wanna be a rolling stone alone / Putting miles on a run-down van / Baby, we can take our own show on the road
The lead singer explained the song’s concept:
“One of the things we talk about the most in this band is how we can’t imagine being on this crazy ride alone. We have each other to celebrate the highs and get through the challenges with. It’s one of the best parts of being a BAND.”
“Sure, you can make music alone. But if you find people you have a chemistry with, a whole new world opens up. I think it’s the same with life and love. You can go it alone. But sometimes there is another person out there that adds something to your ‘music’ that you would have never had on your own. That’s the show you want to take on the road. That’s what this song is about.”
Give a listen to Old Dominion with “One Man Band”:
That’s a wrap for this week – 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 Musings and Merriments with Michelle is helping out with hostess duties!
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!