Hello, Monday! Hope you all are getting to enjoy (or at least take advantage of) a 3-day weekend. For me, it’s sure nice to have 3 days in a row with no alarm… just sayin’.
Since it is Monday, that of course means music! Our friend and regular MMMM participant, Sandee of Comedy-Plus chose this week’s theme: “Songs with September in the name.” Let’s get this September party started!
Sometimes, the simplest memories can inspire great songs. For this artist, it was thinking back on summer vacations with his brother in North Carolina. They knew that it was a temporary period of freedom before September came and they would have to go back to school, but this made it special.
The song is about those memories of childhood days outside and playing in the rain in September. Though most of us didn’t experience the exact same thing, we probably have similar memories from our own childhood.
Here’s Daughtry with “September”:
Next up is a song from a self-taught Manchester musician and singer who first came to people’s attention with his featured vocal on the Jonas Blue single “Perfect Strangers.” This feel-good, soulful offering finds the singer recalling a teenage romance:
You were my September Song, summer lasted too long / Time moves so slowly, when you’re only fifteen / You were my September Song, tell me where have you gone / Do you remember me, we were only fifteen
Though the relationship happened many years ago, he still misses the girl. When asked about the song’s meaning, he said:
“‘[This song]’ in a nutshell is a nostalgic, innocent look at a teenage romance – probably one of your first romances. Looking back as an adult now at how simple things were back then, having those moments of, like, “I wonder what that person is doing now”.
In the UK, September is when you go back to school after the holiday. So that’s the idea, this person has been missing this girl all summer – she’s a September song, that’s what he’s looking forward to. We just wanted to write a song that was really sweet and innocent, it wasn’t over sexualized or anything like that.”
Give a listen to JP Cooper with “September Song”:
Next up is a song from an American pop rock band that was based in Poway, California. They gained popularity from the Disney Channel television network, but disbanded on August 4, 2013.
This song is the second single from their second studio album that was released on September 27, 2011. It was also their final album to feature their guitarist at the time, who left 10 days before its release.
The video tells a sweet story of summer love that sadly ends in September. It’s a lot like the real-life situation one of the band members wrote the song about. He was quoted as saying:
“During the summer between my 9th and 10th grade year, I met a girl and we hung out all summer. I was in love with her… but at the end of summer, she broke it off. I was so bummed.”
Here’s Allstar Weekend with “Blame It On September”:
Last, but certainly not least, any list of songs about September is likely to open with this group’s 2005 hit. One of the most famous tracks of the band’s career, the mournful song was inspired by the death of frontman Billie Joe Armstrong’s father.
Andrew Armstrong died of esophageal cancer when his son was only 10 years old. The track’s themes of loss have been adapted to public causes for other tragedies, including the victims of the September 11 attacks and Hurricane Katrina.
Without further ado, here’s Green Day with “Wake Me Up When September Ends”:
That’s a wrap for this week – see you on the dance floor!
For this new year, the 4M crew is operating a bit differently. If you have a theme idea, submit your request by email. Each person’s suggestion(s) will be credited accordingly – unless someone wants to volunteer for the monthly co-host spot, then we won’t be looking for anyone to fill it in 2023. It’s tough to commit for 4-weeks. The object is to keep things fun!
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!