Here we are, facing another Monday – with a slightly different aspect, seeing as how summer is coming to a close. Some kids are already back in school (like Princess Nagger) while others still have this as their final week of ‘freedom’.
In honor of this being Back to School season, one of our Spotlight Dancers, Heather’s Happenings, suggested the theme for the week’s Monday’s Music Moves Me be Billboard Hits from the year you graduated High School, or your Favorite Prom Song.
I decided to do things a little bit differently since I didn’t really have any favorite songs from the year I graduated (and I don’t want to be boring) and we didn’t have Prom at our school (I know, right?) so I’ve opted to go with a creative twist and chose great songs from more current top Prom songs. You’re welcome.
First, let’s start with ever controversial but oh so talented Katy Perry with her newest hit “Wide Awake”:
She does have a cool official music video for the song, but the embed option is turned off for now. You can see the official music video here:
Next up is an artist who I’ve only fairly recently gotten familiar with, and love her music, here’s Carly Rae Jepsen with “Call Me Maybe”:
Next up is a group who got their start on the Disney Channel. Have you noticed Princess Nagger has had some influence on expanding my musical preferences? Though she’d much rather I share something from Linkin’ Park or the theme song for Soul Eaters. Maybe next week.
At any rate, these guys have a song that’s featured in the movie PROM, so naturally it’s a great fit for today’s theme. Here’s Allstar Weekend with “Not Your Birthday” (PROM Movie Version):
And finally, a group I’m not all that familiar with but they have a great sound, here’s a song that was nominated for a Teen Choice Award, give a listen to We the Kings with “We’ll Be A Dream” (featuring Demi Lovato):
Wait… am I dreaming? Have a great 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, Cathy from Cathy Kennedy’s Blog, and our very special guest hostess for the month of August, we welcome the lovely Danielle from Royalegacy.
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!
The awesome Run DMT also hosts Music Monday (who graciously helps out with our hostessing every time we need it, and who I had the privilege of meeting in person at BlogHer – she’s even more adorable than I imagined):