Where in the world is June going?  The first official day of summer is Wednesday – though we already feel like we’re in the middle of it, since we’ve been ravished with hotter than the hinges of you-know-where heat for a while now.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining.  Well, maybe a little bit.  I don’t do well in withering heat.  It makes me cranky.  And wilty.

But there’s a light at the end of the tunnel, since we’ll be heading West on Friday and it looks like we’ll get to escape the heat for nicer (read: less wilty) weather while traveling to visit family and friends out West for our vacation this year.  Though some might think it’s crazy – 2 cars, 2 kids, 2 dogs – and 2 crazy adults.  Lots of blog fodder to come, I’m sure.

Since the first day of summer just happens to be a couple of days away, this week’s theme for Monday’s Music Moves Me is Summer Songs.  I love Summer Songs.  They’re fun.  Just like Summer.  And I really shouldn’t be capitalizing ‘summer’, but whatever.  I think of it like putting a crown on it.  I know, I’m an odd one at times.

Let’s get to it, shall we?  I found so many I wanted to share, then decided to narrow it down to these few… six.  Trust me, you’ll enjoy them as much as I do.  Let’s start off with a great song by a group whose songs I’ve shared before, a catchy tune by The Wanted, “Chasing The Sun”:

Next up is a song my buddy Impulsive Addict shared on her blog a couple of weeks ago (thank you, IA) a song that I fell in love with immediately. Here’s Little Big Town with “Pontoon”:

Next up is one of my favorite Country Stars with a song that definitely says ‘summer’ – and with lyrics like “Drunk on you and high on summertime” and “tippin’ and spillin’ that homemade wine…” is right up my alley.  Give a listen to Luke Bryan with “Drunk On You”:

Next up is a groovy song (and yes, I giggled when I typed that) from James Otto, “Groovy Little Summer Song”:

Of course we can’t leave out one of Rascal Flatts newest summer songs, “Summer Nights”:

Last, but certainly not least, what better way to kick off the summer than with Kenny Chesney‘s song, “Summertime”:


What’s your favorite summer song?  What’s your favorite part of summer? Enjoy your Monday!

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 her cohorts in crime, Lorie of The Shewbridges of Celebration, Florida, Callie from JAmericanSpice, and our newest permanent fixture to the hostessing team, welcome Cathy from Cathy Kennedy’s Blog. Also for the month of June, we have the honor of having our friend Naila from Just The Stuff You Know generously helping out with our hostessing 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!

Spotlight Dancers





Special Announcement:

On the 95th week (that’s next week – June 25th! Grab a song and play along!) we will start our Giveaway for 5 of our lucky followers/participators. Non-participants will NOT be considered. This is our reward to you for hanging out with us. So start playing along now! Become a new member and boogie all day long! We’ll be celebrating 100 weeks of rock & roll and musical friendship and for this occasion the girls and I have put together a giveaway & will pick the winner on the 100th week (July 30th).


Our awesome button courtesy of Kayla at The Eclectic Element


Now Open to ALL participants of the 4M’s.



Clickit Ticket
Our sponsor ClickitTicket has agreed to give us a promo code with a value of $100 for the grand prize, to use on their site. (They sell concert, theatre, and sport tickets.)


To enhance our excitement here and along with the Grand Prize, our very own Stacy from Stacy Uncorked (that’s me) makes her own wine and has graciously offered to sweeten this GRAND PRIZE with her Award Winning Exotic Fruit White Zinfun – which just snagged a Gold Medal in the International Winemaker’s Competition.



  1. $25 Gift Certificate EdenFantasys
  2. $25 Gift Certificate Plus Size Costume Center
  3. A Tee-Shirt from It’s Funny T-Shirt Time
  4. CD OF the Designated Riders. (Xmas Dolly’s husband’s band Dave donated) & a Custom Inspirational Beaded Bracelet with Charm (Winner choice between):
  • Size: 1, 2, or 3 strands
  • Colors
  • Inspirational saying from: Dream, Hope, Believe, Love, Healing, Integrity, Laugh

*Courtesy of The Eclectic Element: Handcrafted Jewelry on Etsy

The fine print:
This give-away will be for participants of Monday’s Music Moves Me. Participation on the 100th week (July 30) is mandatory. Come join in the fun!


The awesome Run DMT also hosts Music Monday (and graciously helps out with our hostessing every time we need it):

More Monday Hops – hop along, won’t you?

The Things We Find Inside


  1. Chasing the Sun is a really groovy, fun song! It had me dancing this morning. Whoo-hoo, I’ve heard this one before and I like it! Little Big Town has a nice tone. I’m gonna have to check out more of their tunes. Pontoon is definitely a fun summer song pick! I’m not a sun and water person, but it made me wish I could be out on the lake having some fun like this. lol Well, keep a groovin’!

    Hot Summer Songs Rocks 4M!
    Cathy Kennedy would like you to read ..same here, that song is like jumping beans. always…My Profile

  2. Hey Girlfriend, happy almost summertime! Let’s chase the sun together, and it’s got me movin’ this morning that’s for sure. On the Pontoon got me boppin, but it is new to me too! Drunk on you I think you’ve posted this one before love, love it! Groovy little summer song kind of slowed me down, but it’s cute. Now there ya go! I’m really starting to like Rascal Flatts a lot. He’s sure the thing to start a party! W\hat better way to kick off the summer than with Kenny Chesney‘s song, “Summertime”: Amen to that one. Kenny is truly the way to get down and gritty! woo hoo! Sending more mail today.
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    1. HA! I’ll turn you into a Rascal Flatts fan yet. 😉 Thanks as always for your awesome comments, Marie! 🙂 I’ll keep an eye out for the email today – and I’m working on a reply from yesterday. 😉

  3. I love Pontoon. It gets me longing for lake time. And then reminds me of the song Redneck Yacht Club. Both fun for summer.
    Good luck on your trip!

  4. There is something about summer and songs, these were great! I love that Rascal Flatt video 🙂

    Have a wonderful week and safe drive out west!!
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  6. Since I know you are a country song lover, I thought for just a second that you might be thinking of Kenny too for summertime 🙂

    I love your music list dahling.

    Enjoy your week! 🙂
    JamericanSpice would like you to read ..Summer Dance – 4MsMy Profile

  7. at first I thought that said the heat made you witty, and while that may be true, iI was a little surprised as I know you like a gross humid and hot day as much as I do…then I saw wiLty…that makes more sense! My life had no soundtrack today I just couldn’t take the time to figure out what music went best with toilet scrubbing!
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  8. New songs for me! They are great. Pontoon is a hoot!

    I missed why you are taking two cars somewhere along the way… at least you can split the kids and the dogs evenly!

    The little break in the heat we had this weekend was nice. I’m planning on putting on the AC tomorrow night so we’re already cool by the time Wed heat hits. We have not used it yet. I am for the end of June, so we are heat and AC free for at least a month!

    I hope you have an awesome trip! Can’t wait to hear about your adventures!
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    1. Glad I was able to introduce you to some new (great) songs, Martha! 🙂 That Pontoon one sure is funny, isn’t it?

      We’re taking two cars mostly because the hubby is jonesin’ to drive his new (to him) car across the country – and we definitely wouldn’t fit all our stuff plus 2 kids and 2 dogs in just his car. So we’re taking both! But I think that will make the long drive less stressful for us adults – since the kids and dogs will be split up…no backseat shenanigans! 😉

      Stay cool this week! 🙂

  9. Great list! I had so much fun with my time in the “spotlight” this week, and I’ve already come up with lots more songs to do an extended summer mix at some point. I can’t believe I left out some of my favorites! But that happens when you’re pressed for time and groggy…..

    I digress.
    Kim would like you to read ..Summer, Summer, Summer!My Profile

  10. Late this week, had an unexpected visit from my grandson yesterday and we played trucks, tractors and dinosaurs indoors because it is so blessed hot and we really need some rain.

    Lovin’ the Rascal Flatts just like me!

    See you next week!!
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