Rich and Miserable, just Grow Up A-YO Hallelujah!

Still running around like a chicken with its head cut off. Which, I suppose, is appropriate what with Halloween merely a week away…heh.

Meanwhile it’s Monday, and Monday means music! It’s a freebie week, so grab your favorite tune(s) and let’s all dance like no one’s watching!

First up is an artist who looks like he’s tackling society’s shortcomings with his upcoming album. This single is about pursuit of happiness, driven by money.

Pay attention to this one.

Give a listen to Kenny Chesney with “Rich and Miserable”:

In 2015, this artist broke up with is girlfriend of three years, the split inspiring the writing of many of the tracks on his latest album. In this particular song, the artist appears to be taking aim at his ex with some quite angry lyrics.

No you’ve got to grow up / Ain’t you sick of being immature? / Talking lies cos you’re insecure / You always turn it up, turn it up, turn it up, c’mon.

The artist has said they started the writing session about a specific person, but as the song developed, they all sat in the room and spoke about people they felt needed to grow up, and people they didn’t like. He was quoted as saying:

“Sometimes you fall out with your friends and sometimes you just grow apart. This song was an opportunity to say ‘Seriously, I’m not too proud to try and make friends again, but you need to just grow up.”

I can relate to that sentiment about some former family and friends!


Give a listen to Olly Murs with “Grow Up”:

This next artist’s dip into Nashville waters is no surprise to those who know her. She told Rolling Stone Country in a 2016 interview that she is a big fan of country music, especially and Garth Brooks. She was quoted as saying:

“When I was little, my father used to play ‘Friends In Low Places’ really loud in the basement, and I’d catch him down there dancing by himself, screaming real loud. I thought it was cool.”

That happens to be one of my favorite Garth Brooks tunes, too. This rootsy outlaw track is about doing your own thing and spitting in the face of those who don’t like it.

A-YO, A-YO we smokin’ ’em all

The artist tweeted the chorus is about celebrating while “leaving our haters in the dust.”


Get ready to dance (and put this song on repeat!) – here’s Lady Gaga with “A-YO”:

Last, but oh most definitely not least, this a cappella group dropped the music video for its powerful cover of a Leonard Cohen song this past Friday, which is featured on the vocal quintet’s new Christmas album.

I know, I know – I’m one who hates starting the Christmas too early, like well before Thanksgiving (one of my favorite holidays), and especially before Halloween. But trust me, this one isn’t too ‘Christmas-y’, and it’s totally worth it.

The group chose a subtle desert scene for their moving delivery of this song, so no worries on it looking like Christmas…heh!

Get ready for goosebumps – here’s Pentatonix with “Hallelujah”:

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

Now on to the particulars of Monday’s Music Move’s Me:   PhotobucketI 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!

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After 20+ years in the Corporate World and years of infertility, Stacy was surprised when Princess Nagger made her miraculous appearance - deciding to forgo the career and stay home was a no-brainer. As if her hands weren't full enough, 8 years later she and her husband added Little Dude through adoption, adding a whole new dimension (of crazy) to their family and even more sleepless nights. When she’s not refereeing kids, dogs and cats, she loves to write, hence the reason she decided to start her little blog, and because she never got a baby book to mark milestones, this was the next best thing. She also enjoys doing reviews and giveaways for products she or her family would willingly use and can stand behind. She loves to cook and try new techniques to turn ordinary into extraordinary. Crafty by nature, she takes on a lot of unique projects and enjoy seeing the end result. Her favorite, of course, is making her award winning wine out of fruits and grapes. Experiments with water currently underway.
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4 thoughts on “Rich and Miserable, just Grow Up A-YO Hallelujah!

  1. Well, your first tune was a total introduction. I never heard of him or his song, but not bad…. made me laugh for sure. Great beat. Now that’s funny I was going to post a lady gaga tune, but decided not too. This is a new one isn’t it. She’s so talented why does she do such stupid stuff in the beginning. Got me. This tune is not bad & a great bad voice why can’t she just go with her talent? I don’t get it. I really like the last group. Talent without instruments just amazing. I was amazed the first time I heard it & I amazed each time I hear them. Great choices my friend. Way ta go!!!! hugs

  2. I always enjoy Pentatonix. And this is a good one.
    The interesting thing is, I can’t seem to recognize Gaga, unless her name is written under her photo, but then so it is with many others.

    Thanks for the tunes Stacy.

    have a better weekend!