I Ain’t Worried about being Just Friends feels like Heaven – or maybe AA

Monday has arrived – but at least Monday means music! This week is a freebie week, so feel free to grab your favorite tune(s) and come dance with us, won’t you?

Let’s start with a brand from this group, marking their contribution to the new Top Gun: Maverick movie soundtrack. This is the second song to be released from the Tom Cruise-starring film’s accompanying soundtrack, following the song I shared a couple of weeks ago, Lady Gaga‘s emotional theme song ‘Hold My Hand’. In contrast, this song is a pop-fueled, upbeat number, driven by cheery whistling and buoyant percussion.

The music video is comprised of clips from the forthcoming movie. Among these are shots of star Tom Cruise flying a fighter jet, playing beach volleyball and cruising around on a motorbike. The film was originally slated for release in July 2019, but this was pushed several times. It’s now set to be released in theaters tomorrow May 24th, with the soundtrack to be released simultaneously.

Get ready to dance, here’s with “I Ain’t Worried”:

Next up, this American pop band released this catchy new tune on May 13, 2022. The band said of the song:

“[This song] is the feel-good smash of the summer! We wrote it in Miami a couple of months ago and it was one of the most fun days we’ve ever had in the studio. The song is about the classic feeling of wanting to be more than friends with someone you’ve known for a while, and all the emotions that come with that. We hope everyone rolls their windows down and blasts this one all summer long!”

So go ahead, roll down your windows and sing along – here’s Why Don’t We with “Just Friends”:

Next up, this latest single from this artist packages the ethereal feeling of falling in into the concept of an unimaginable paradise. He was quoted as saying:

“As songwriters, we’re always searching for new ways of saying ‘I miss you’ or ‘I you’ or ‘I want you back. The concept of ‘Heaven’ is the love between two people being so powerful that it is far superior to anything else, any other form of paradise that could be offered. I loved the idea of putting the power into the relationship.”

Give a listen to with “Heaven”:

Last, but certainly not least, like his previous viral hit, this song combines an infectious production with lyrics about everyday life in the south. However, rather than singing about dining out at Applebee’s, the father of six gets more personal. He sings of parental anxieties:

And I’m just tryna keep my daughters off the pole / And my sons out of jail

Insecurities:

I’m just tryna keep my wife from figuring out / That I married up and she married way, way down

And his struggles with sobriety:

Hey, I’m just tryna stay out of

Part of the inspiration for this song was the artist’s near-relapse after his seventh child, Oakleigh, was born and died on the same day in June 2018. The evening after Oakleigh’s burial, he came close to drinking alcohol again after two years of sobriety. He said:

“That night I actually drove to a bar and I wanted to just get hammered and get in a fight, and I didn’t have my wallet. And when I went home, I just broke down.”

“When I walked in my house, and I was so ashamed, I saw my wife on the couch all by herself. I was like, ‘I’m so sorry.’ You know, I left her alone to just go self-destruct. And she helped me. She found an meeting in Williamson County.”

Without further ado, here’s Walker Hayes with “AA”:

That’s a wrap for this week – have a great Monday! See you on the dance floor!

Now onto the particulars of Monday’s Music Move’s Me:   Photobucket

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 Alana of 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 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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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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4 thoughts on “I Ain’t Worried about being Just Friends feels like Heaven – or maybe AA

  1. Far and away the most unique play list I will encounter today. I Ain’t Worried is going to be a mega hit when tied to Top Gun 2.0. Heaven reminds us that the struggle is real and not everyone has an answer to the difficulties of life and the frailties of men and women. Most of us are looking for love in all the wrong places and need only to turn to the One who created us and loves us more than we will ever know. Have a blessed week.

  2. Hi, Stacey. Like John, I had “220”‘s in front of each title and in some other places in your post. I think it may have been a browser thing (I use Firefox). It didn’t seem to be an issue when I tried Edge. Anyway, my favorite was “I Ain’t Worried” but I liked the lyrics of “AA” also.

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