This has been a crazy weather year so far, hasn’t it? We had unexpected snow on Friday, and we have another round moving in tonight, with estimates of 3 to 11 inches overnight. Crazy, no? It won’t last long, though – it’s not like we’re in a deep freeze where the snow stays for weeks on end, in fact our pretty Friday snow was completely gone by Saturday afternoon. 

For those that are anxiously awaiting the arrival of spring, it’s only 23 days away!

Meanwhile, it’s Monday, and Monday means music! This week is a freebie week, so grab your favorite tune(s) and dance along with us, won’t you? Let’s get this party started!

Let’s start with an acclaimed multi-platinum pop singer and songwriter who just released the music video for his original song from the forthcoming feature film, Five Feet Apart (CBS / Lionsgate) in theaters March 15. A portion of the proceeds will go to Claire’s Place Foundation, Inc, a foundation named in honor of Claire Wineland, who inspired Justin Baldoni to make the film. The foundation is a non-profit organization providing support to children and families affected by cystic fibrosis (CF).

The song, although a very simple concept – is truly a very powerful one. The artist was quoted as saying:

“I have had many moments in my life where I wouldn’t give up on someone else, where I believed in them when they didn’t believe in themselves. Hell I’ve had super intense moments where I wouldn’t give up on myself. But the most powerful memories from my personal vantage point are the ones when someone wouldn’t give up on me.”

The film is directed by Justin Baldoni (Clouds, Jane The Virgin) and stars Cole Sprouse (Riverdale) and Haley Lu Richardson (Split, Columbus). The duo is portraying cystic fibrosis patients in the same hospital, where strict rules dictate that they must stay five feet apart at all times. The movie explores the complexities of loving someone even when you aren’t able to touch them. As the connection intensifies, so does their willingness to defy the rules that govern every moment of their lives. The two refuse to be defined by the obstacles that separate them.

Give a listen to Andy Grammer with “Don’t Give Up On Me”:

Eight years ago, these US acapella artists were propelled to stardom. When they appeared on – and won – NBC’s third Sing-Off, they became instant celebrities as the world discovered their amazing talents.

They’ve lived up to expectations, going from one hit to another, and showing us all how brilliant they are. They aren’t just one-hit wonders, they’ve definitely got talent for years to come. The group’s latest remake of this song, a Simon and Garfunkel timeless piece, certainly is a tribute to their talents.

So many artists have attempted to remake this well-known hit, but this group has succeeded in something many others have failed at – making a fresh, new cover that’s simply amazing.

Prepare to be impressed, here’s Pentatonix with “The Sound of Silence”:

Next up is a song from the 2018 film A Star Is Born and its soundtrack of the same name, performed by the film’s star. It was first released on November 21, 2018, as the second single from the soundtrack. One of the songwriters was quoted as saying:

“It was magical when [this artist] got in the vocal booth on the microphone and the writers were in the control room. I was playing with the band, and it just happened. Her voice was as big as the house. All of us had goosebumps. That happens very seldomly.”

Get ready for some goosebumps, here’s Lady Gaga with “Always Remember Us This Way”:

Last, but certainly not least, over marching drums, this artist sings about connecting with a loved one to find solidarity and peace amidst these dark times.

The artist debuted the foot-stomping song at the 2019 BRIT Awards on February 20, 2019, where she was honored with the Outstanding Contribution to Music award.

Get ready to dance, here’s P!nk with “Walk Me Home”:

That’s a wrap for this week – see you on the dance floor!

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 cohort, the awesome Cathy from Curious as a CAThy, and while our beloved Callie of JAmerican Spice is taking a break, our friend Michelle from Musings and Merriments with Michelle is helping out with hostess 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!


  1. Stacy,

    The weather around the country is crazy. Places getting lots of snow that normally don’t and we’re trying to dry out after heavy rains this weekend causing flash flooding, closing streets all over town Saturday, vehicles stalled in flood waters or damaged on the highway from hitting potholes stranded on the roadside waiting for assistance. We just stayed indoors all weekend. 🙂

    I enjoyed your playset today. My favorite song this morning is Lady Gaga “Always Remember Us This Way” – very nice! I like her hair shade in the movie. I wonder if that’s her natural color, any clue?

    I’m sorry for not getting you the linky code before this morning. I could’ve sworn I sent that last week. *smack forehead* Just know I always set my 4M post to go live at midnight on Saturday night. 😉 Have a boogietastic weekend, my friend!

  2. You can’t go wrong with Pentatonix. I think some people thought Laday Ga Ga was just a gimmick when she first arrived on the scene, but she has proven to be a multi-talented entertainer who happens to use fashion an just another way to express herself.

  3. Snow is why we moved to Atlanta, although we’ve gotten more than our share (fortunately none this winter, but one of the worst storms we had hit on March 13 a number of years ago, so we’re not in the clear just yet). If it snows here, we just wait until it melts. That isn’t usually an issue.]

    I think Pentatonix did a better version of “Sounds of Silence” than Simon & Garfunkel.

  4. We’re suffering the “joys” of winter here, too. It’s widespread, this year. You’re offering some great music to cheer us up! 🙂 “Five Feet Apart” sounds interesting and I like that they’re raising money for a good cause, too. Pentatonix’ version of “Sounds of Silence” blew me away! Loved Lady Gaga and Pink, too. I’m joining you with some Winter Songs today. Have a good week!

  5. Your choice of tunes this time is phenomenal girlfriend. Every tune has a way of hitting everyone in one way or another. For me it’s Lady Gaga’s tune, but all the tunes have a way of affecting everyone in one way or another. A very great post today my friend. You have totally moved all of us in one way or another. GReat job my friend. YOU ROCK! Oh & of course PINK ROCKS!!!!!

  6. WOW! Great music, Stacy. We love the song of Andy Grammer, haven’t heard about him before and Lady Gaga is outstanding. Thanks for the music and thanks for the dance💗Pawkisses for a Swingful Week ahead…or was it Springful🤔🐾😽💞

  7. Stacy, here in the southern tier of New York State, we’ve had such an up and down winter, with enough days that didn’t have snow cover – although we are supposed to have snow today and tomorrow. I hadn’t heard of Andy Grammer or his song, either – enjoyed it. My least favorite (and I dread saying this, as a huge Simon and Garfunkel fan) was actually the Pentatonix cover of Sounds of Silence- maybe that’s because both Pink and Lady Gaga had such excellent performances that it was just too hard to compete against them.

  8. Thanks for the songs! I really love Pentatonix and also I love the Andy one too. It hasn’t been snow this year at all and we are going to be in the 60s this week in Nagoya. Our last day of snow is going to be tomorrow, according to the recordbooks.

    I haven’t seen A Star Is Born but I want to see it. I have to wait till it gets on Amazon here in Japan.

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