We are two-thirds of the way through the succession of Spring Break between the kids and hubby – final week for the hubby, so we’ll be taking advantage of it as much as possible. Hopefully this week will be more fun and productive, since last week ended up being sidelined by a perpetual Blue Screen Of Death. Again.

Some days I do think I should have gone with Mac.

Monday is always the perfect day to enjoy some tunes – this week’s theme is “Songs about cars or mentions a particular type of car and/or truck” – how fun! Let’s do this!

Let’s start off with a great song by one of my favorite artists who wrote this specifically for the Disney Pixar film, Cars. This particular single is the lead single to the official soundtrack of the movie soundtrack album.


Give a listen to Sheryl Crow with “Real Gone”:

Next up is a Bonnie and Clyde style song that as soon as the artist heard the demo, he knew he had to cut it before anyone else did. The song is about a guy and girl, falling in love in the back of a cop car while they’re getting arrested, and he’d never heard a song written from that perspective.

The story told in the song actually happened, although the reason for being put into the cop car was nothing too major; just made for a good story. One of the writers’ ex-girlfriends is the girl in the song, the one from whom he drew inspiration. He appreciated having a female perspective to bounce things off of.

AMERICAN IDOL: Keith Urban. CR: FOXHere’s Keith Urban with “Cop Car”

Next up is an artist that wrote this particular song after reflecting back on his youth and how he came to the realization that owning a truck helped him pick up girls. He apparently drove what he called a ‘little box car’ during high school and college, and any time he would take someone out, they didn’t seem real interested in him every time they climbed in that little bucket car of his.

He learned that ditching the little box car for a pickup changed everything. He said it was like he became a whole new person, couldn’t peel the girls off him. He was the same person, so he figured there must be something about a truck.


Without further ado, here’s Kip Moore with “Somethin’ ‘Bout A Truck”:

Last but not least, is a song that wasn’t intended to be the smartest song on the radio, but definitely the most fun. So much so, that prior to the single’s release, the artist was performing it as the closing song for his live tour, causing YouTube to light up with fan-captured videos of the fired-up tune, with #truckyeah trending on social media.

It was this artist’s Big Machine Records debut after parting ways with long-time label Curb Records the prior year. Big Machine Label Group President/CEO Scot Borchetta said about the release of the new album:

“His new music is amazing, and he’s completely amped and engaged. People are saying they’ve never seen Tim so happy and excited, and that happiness and excitement are contagious. Here we go!”


Here’s the inimitable Tim McGraw with “Truck Yeah”:

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. It’s interesting how it sounded like the first one came out of different speakers, but my computer only has one. I always know I can come here to hear songs I don’t know. I may not like the way country musicians sound, but I sure like the way they look. 😉
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    1. I love the effect of the music on that one, making it sound like it’s coming out of different speakers. Glad you put up with the country selections, too – I do try to make sure at the very minimum you have some nice eye candy to admire, Joyce. 😉 Thanks so much for stopping by! 🙂

  2. Sheryl Crow is one of my favorite female artists, too. I love her voice! Tim McGraw may be one of my favorite male country artists. All of your picks are totally new-to-me. I can’t believe the number of songs that easily fall in the car theme. Thanks for turning me on to these new tunes!
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    1. I love her voice too, Cathy! And I love how versatile and eclectic she can be with her music. 🙂 Tim McGraw is definitely one of my top favorite male country artists – everything he does is awesome! Glad I could introduce some new tunes to you! Thanks for stopping by for a dance! 🙂

    1. Thanks, Vandy! I know, right? I’m thinking maybe you should road trip it to Seattle… or maybe we’ll have to road trip it to Wyoming… 😉

  3. Way ta go Girlfriend! I thought for sure you would do one of Carrie’s songs. hahaha Oh well, these are fantabulous!!!! hehehe Love the last one really had me movin’ Well as much as I can. hahaha Let’s boogie… you and me! yeahhhhh Truck yeahhhhhhhh So your tunes got me thru strippin’ down the bed and air that bugger out. I always spray my mattress with Lysol spray and air it out when I strip the bed. Love the way it all smells afterwards making it with fresh sheets, lysol spray, and I put the pillows by the open window all day. mmmm Good sleepin tonite… especially after dancin’ with you! Girl, you wore me out! WHEW!
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    1. I think I surprised myself in not including a Carrie song, Marie! LOL! Glad you enjoyed my selections – and I do sort of the same thing you do, just with Febreze. 😉 Thanks for dancing along with me! 🙂

  4. I always love your MMMs selections so much! There is definitely something about a truck. Wish I had one myself – for all the thrifting and treasure-hunting I do, one would sure come in handy! Then again, you wouldn’t believe what fits in the back of a (/an older model new) Beetle with the seats folded forward!
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    1. Thank you, Kim! Your comments always make me smile. 🙂

      And yes, there’s definitely something about a truck – and like you, I wish we had one, we keep having to rent one to haul stuff. I got a good giggle over envisioning your Beetle loaded to the gills… 😉 Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

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