Well hello, Monday, and hello Spring Break! The kids are off this week – the hubby gets his Spring Break starting next  week… and he gets two  weeks instead of just one. What?

Good news is I’ll have the kids all to myself this week while the hubby trots off to work, good-good news is the hubby and I will have two full weeks of adult fun when the kids are in school. Bad news is I won’t have the house to myself for a full three weeks.

Good think good trumps bad, right? Right?!

Monday isn’t Monday without music. Monday needs  music, if nothing else to simply start the week off right. This week’s theme is music that was popular when you were Sweet 16! Oh, those high school days!

I didn’t listen to a lot of music growing up (I know, right??)  so I couldn’t find anything I liked during my 16th year… so I decided I’m going to do something a little bit different… some Sweet 16 music! I know, I tend to be a rebel like that.

Let’s start off with an artist who people either love or hate. He had some great hits over the years, though, so I don’t hate him. I did, however strongly dislike the mullet he used to have. 

This particular song is one of the ones that never made it on the Hot Country Songs chart, but it’s perfect for today’s theme. 


Give a listen to Billy Ray Cyrus with “Always Sixteen”:

Next up is a multi-talented actress and singer who happens to be starring in a brand new comedy I really love, Younger. This particular song fits my version of this week’s theme to a T, as you’ll see. It was also provided by this artist for the theme song of MTV’s My Super Sweet 16.


Without further ado, here’s Hilary Duff with “Sweet Sixteen”:


Next up is another pop star who’s had quite the rocky career, though more recently seems to be on a much more even keel. This particular song shows up in every song list for Sweet 16 birthday parties, and was the second single from her third studio album back in 2002. 

It’s a song which speaks about the angst and heartache of puberty. The artist considered the song inspirational and one of her favorite songs to perform. The song received positive reviews from music critics, but also won the Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Original Song.

BritneySpears1Give a listen to Britney Spears with “I’m Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman”:

Last, but not least, I had to throw in one of my favorite artists, especially since it’s another song listed on Sweet 16 party play lists. Works for me. This song was released in July 2013 as the fourth single from his album of that year.


Here’s the delectable Tim McGraw with “Southern Girl”:

That’s a wrap for this week – have a great week!


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 our musical cohorts, Callie from JAmericanSpice, and Naila Moon from Just the Stuff Ya Know.

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!


  1. I’ll tell ya what first of all that Britney Video scared the heck out of me. I was getting ill just watching her way up there and sitting on the edge with her foot hanging over… sheesh I was getting dizzy. LOL Hillary so so young! I thought you know who was going to break out with his achey breaky heart. hahahaha Well, you had some fine tunes when you were sweet 16 & never been kissed. ~hehehe~ ROCK ON sweetie!!! 🙂
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  2. I was just beginning to figure out what I liked when I was 16. Some pop, some rock, what ever was going around at school. I even listed to some New Kids on the Block. Yep, late 80’s kid here 😉
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