Hello, Monday! So here in the Pacific Northwest, we’ve had the unusual event of snow. I know what you’re thinking – it always rains in Seattle! So for the most part that’s true, because typically it doesn’t get cold enough to snow in and around Seattle during the winter months, hence rain instead.

But every once in a while, we luck out and get snow. This year, however, I find it ironic that shortly after Groundhog Day when the groundhog supposedly predicted an early spring, we had a major snow event. Of course us down further south from Seattle got less in areas than they ended up getting in Seattle and the surrounding areas, but I’m happy with the 2-3 inches we got with the first storm.

Our view of our tiny town from our deck

And yes, that was the first storm. We have two more rolling in tonight (Sunday) and a much bigger one predicted for Monday afternoon into Tuesday morning. We’ll see how it all plays out – it’s so iffy, since conditions have to be just so in order for snow to fall, but I’m still holding out hope that we get a good amount just for fun. I know, I’m crazy. I’ll keep you posted.

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 a song from an actress and singer’s forthcoming third album, a follow-up to her 2009 album. On it, the High School Musical alum sings:

“Thank you for the bad times and the land mines / And them feelings that came like a landslide / Talkin’ down my mind each night / Thank you for the dark days and the tidal waves / Making real life feel so sideways / Reeling in the wild, wild ride.”

The artist is taking no prisoners in 2019.

Give a listen to Ashley Tisdale with “Love Me & Let Me Go”:

Next up is a collaboration between two artists who are apparently sick of love songs.

I’m so tired of love songs, tired of love songs / Tired of love songs, tired of love / Just wanna go home, wanna go home

The two heartbroken singers are fed up with watching others being all loved-up while their song plays. Now they have broken up with their lovers, the pair want to dip out of the festivities and have their own pity-party back home.

One of the artists name-check two songs during his verse: Lorde’s “Buzzcut Season” and Coldplay’s “Hurts Like Heaven.” He was quoted as saying:

“I love being a stan. Real life songs that have real life emotions and memories stuck to them.”

Here’s Lauv & Troye Sivan with “I’m So Tired…”:

Next up is a brand new song from this artist that changes up the pace from her previous two singles and provides a platform for some soaring vocal work.

The artist passionately sings about how, if her heart knew what it was doing to her, it would stop being so cruel. The singer laments that, if her heart understood how it was making her, feel maybe it would just leave her alone. In the song’s chorus, she lets her emotions pour out:

“If my heart had a heart, it would go on and leave me alone / It’d stop having a mind of its own / Let me forget you and let me let go / It would stop hanging on / It would finally put this to rest / Instead of putting this stake in my chest / Oh, no, it wouldn’t tear me apart / If my heart had a heart.”

Throughout the song, Dan + Shay fans may recognize the background vocalist: Shay Mooney lent his voice to this artist’s new tune.

Without further ado, here’s Cassadee Pope with “If My Heart Had A Heart”:

Last, but not least (and since this happens to be Valentine’s week), this love ballad finds this group comparing being without a romantic partner to playing music on your own.

I don’t wanna be a one man band / I don’t wanna be a rolling stone alone / Putting miles on a run-down van / Baby, we can take our own show on the road

The lead singer explained the song’s concept:

“One of the things we talk about the most in this band is how we can’t imagine being on this crazy ride alone. We have each other to celebrate the highs and get through the challenges with. It’s one of the best parts of being a BAND.”

“Sure, you can make music alone. But if you find people you have a chemistry with, a whole new world opens up. I think it’s the same with life and love. You can go it alone. But sometimes there is another person out there that adds something to your ‘music’ that you would have never had on your own. That’s the show you want to take on the road. That’s what this song is about.”

Give a listen to Old Dominion with “One Man Band”:

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,

    Congrats on your first snowfall for the season! We don’t get much of the white stuff, either. Last month, we got a couple of inches and hopefully, that’ll do it for us this winter. 🙂

    Your song shares are introductions to my ears. My favorite is Cassadee Pope with “If My Heart Had A Heart”. Miss Pope has a nice style and doesn’t sound like other artists.

    Have a boogietastic week and here’s hoping you have a magical Valentine’s Day with the Mister! XOXO

  2. Whenever I need a song to sing in the song or to act out, I always sing Ashley Tisdale’s songs from the High School Musical series. Sharpay is such a fun character to act out!

  3. With “I’m So Tired” and “One-Man Band,” I had to listen to see if they were covers of The Beatles and Three Dog Night, respectively. They weren’t, but not bad otherwise. A bit downtempo this week, but that’s okay. Nice set!

  4. The first one had a great beat and I love her hair color. I’m getting the feeling you like female artists. Nothing wrong with that. I do too but for some reason, I share mostly songs by men on Music Monday.

  5. All of these are new to me, but I love several of Old Dominion’s other songs, so “One Man Band” was my favorite of all of them.

  6. Happy Valentine’s day when it appears…or happy Chocolate getting on the 15th 🙂

    I’m glad you got to enjoy some of the snowing! I was hoping that we’d get a nice dusting here, but it didn’t happen.

    Thanks for the dance my dear.
    Have a fun week!

  7. Sorry I’m late. I had a doctor’s appointment yesterday and only got through half of our peoples! Now without further ado thanks for all the introductions, but I’m new to all of them… so many and I loved them all and it took me a half hour to get through yours because I listened to all of them. Very cool girlfriend. Love your choices. have a great week and stay warm. I sooooooooo know what you’re going through! HUGS

  8. We may be tired of love songs, tired of love songs, but that sunset (or sunrise, not sure) was so wonderful, I would have danced in it while taking pictures (well, not at the exact same moment). All this lonliness on V-Day. Of these songs, all new to me, Old Dominion was my fave of the singing, but for concept “If My Heart had a Heart” is so cool. Just think if a breaking heart could take pity on its owner.

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