you don’t have to give in to Peer Pressure when you’re Here With Me i’ll give you 123456 reasons to love The Daughters

I hope you all had a Happy Easter! We kept things low key this year, though I did make my infamous ham for dinner, and we finally colored Easter Eggs yesterday. Nothing like waiting until literally the last minute to do that! But everyone had fun – that’s the important part.

Meanwhile, it’s Monday, and Monday means ! 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 about an all too powerful force that puts pressure on you to conform to an influencing group or individual. Here, this artist, having previously remained guarded in his life, opens himself up to his collaborating artist and lets her in.

I don’t usually give in to / But I’ll give in to yours

He was quoted as saying:

“In writing ‘[this song]’ [the other artist] and I wanted to talk about how, when the right person comes along, they can break through any armor and with love, get straight to you. It’s about that person who, no matter how much of a guard you hold up, finds their way through to you.”

These two artists performed this song together for the first time on television during the April 16, 2019 episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Give a listen to featuring with “Peer Pressure”:

Next up is another collaboration between artists that finds the Scottish band’s singer lamenting a growing love sickness.

Everyday, you’re saying the words that I want you to say / There’s a pain in my heart and it won’t go away / Now I know I’m going in deep / Cause I need you

The featured band is one of a number of UK acts that this artist has collaborated with. Others include Anne-Marie (“Friends”), James Arthur (“You Can Cry”) and Bastille “Happier.”

The collaborating group wrote the song with Steve Mac, and it’s their first visit to the US Hot 100. They came up with a rough acoustic version, which people at their label and management company suggested might interest this artist. As soon as the producer heard it he was excited. He was quoted as saying:

“We were on tour at the time, so we would e-mail versions of the song back and forth [to this artist] – the first time we met him was when we tracked the final vocal. It really felt like he was making room for our genre and we were making space for his; it wasn’t like we were trying to shoehorn each other in. It was a very respectful environment where everybody wanted to hear what everybody was thinking.”

Without further ado, here’s Marshmello featuring CHVRCHΞS with “Here With Me”:

Next up, the lead singer from this group was getting bogged down writing for for their fourth album. He found himself questioning his talent and fighting off insecurities, trying to find a way to keep going. The music for this energetic song has a fun and carefree vibe; it pulled him out of his funk and hyped him up and gave him the spur to keep going.

Hyped up ready to go, I got my eyes on the prize / I’m sick of feeling the lows I wanna roll with the highs

He explained in a press release that penning this track was the turning point of the record for him, “capturing the moment when optimism, hope and confidence were found after a dark period as an artist trying to write for this album.”

The song features vocals on the hook from a kids chorus comprising band members’ children and some of their friends.

Get ready to roll with the highs, here’s with ”:

Last, but certainly not least, this group offered a powerful performance of their new single at the 54th ACM Awards. Surrounded by an army of choreographed female dancers, this group shined a light on the expectations placed on young women.

Girl, don’t be weak and don’t be strong, say what you want just as long as you nod your head with your lipstick on / And pose like a trophy on a shelf and dream for everyone but not yourself / I’ve heard of God the Son and God the Father / I’m just looking for a God for .

While the lyrics are empowering and even eviscerating, it’s the singer’s emotional delivery that made the performance so mesmerizing. As she reached the end, singing about how she loves her son and her father, her voice audibly cracked.

The group released the studio version of the song on Friday.

Without further ado, here’s with “The Daughters”:

In case you missed it (or wanted to see it), here’s the ACM Live Performance:

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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:   PhotobucketI 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!



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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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9 thoughts on “you don’t have to give in to Peer Pressure when you’re Here With Me i’ll give you 123456 reasons to love The Daughters

  1. Stacy,

    Happy belated Easter to you, my dear! I hope you had a good weekend with your family. You shared with me four new songs. Thanks for the introduction. Little Big Town might be my favorite in the mix. Have a boogietastic week, my friend!

  2. Your first song, I saw these two do this song on Ellen Degenerous. I kinda like it… and Marshmello featuring CHVRCHΞS with “Here With Me”: I totally watched this video because I never heard the song. I love happy endings. Great tune/video. Thanks for sharing that one my friend. Fitz and the Tantrums with “123456”: Cute, but just okay. Little Big Town/Fitz and the Tantrums with “123456”: Cool stuff. Yep, I like this one & then you also posted ACM Live Performance, which is really good, but I must say even the dancers behind them were really great, don’t you think? Well, have a rockin’ week girlfriend! Thanks for rockin’ along all these years with us… BIG HUGS OUT TO YA!!!

  3. Your first song, I saw these two do this song on Ellen Degenerous. I kinda like it… and Marshmello featuring CHVRCHΞS with “Here With Me”: I totally watched this video because I never heard the song. I love happy endings. Great tune/video. Thanks for sharing that one my friend. Fitz and the Tantrums with “123456”: Cute, but just okay. Little Big Town/Fitz and the Tantrums with “123456”: Cool stuff. Yep, I like this one & then you also posted ACM Live Performance, which is really good, but I must say even the dancers behind them were really great, don’t you think? Well, have a rockin’ week girlfriend! Thanks for rockin’ along all these years with us… BIG HUGS OUT TO YA & I hope you had a wonderful Easter….!!!

  4. Loved all the selections this week, especially Fitz, and Little Big Town!

    Easter was really low-key here. No smaller children means nothing like hunting eggs or doing baskets, and everyone in the house had to work except for me. I didn’t mind. Grandkids will come along one of these days and I’ll get to do it all over again, only this time helping my children.

  5. I hope you had a Happy Easter.
    Today is back to school and I miss my babies.

    What a great lineup you have here girl!
    Thanks for the dance.

    Have a blessed week.

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