Looky here – today's the first day of spring! We had some very spring-like weather Friday and Saturday, it warmed up to 60+ degrees on Saturday, which was a welcome respite from the cold arctic air we've been experiencing this year. Meanwhile it's Monday – you know that Monday means music!
For this new year, the 4M crew is operating a bit differently. If you have a theme idea, submit your request by email. Each person's suggestion(s) will be credited accordingly – unless someone wants to volunteer for the monthly co-host spot, then we won't be looking for anyone to fill it in 2023. It's tough to commit for 4-weeks. The object is to keep things fun!
For this week, our theme was chosen by our very own MMMM co-conductor and friend, Alana from Ramblin' with AM who suggested: “Spring begins today in the Northern Hemisphere and fall in the Southern. Pick songs about spring (or fall, depending on where you live) or that have Spring (or fall) in the title.” Let's get this spring party started!
Let's start with gorgeous storytelling in this 2018 country-crossover hit that recounts the springtime love feeling of butterflies. New love is always equated with the newness of spring, and Butterflies captures the essence of a new love feeling that is delicately balanced and may not actually materialize.
Give a listen to Kacey Musgraves with “Butterflies”:
Next up is a song I bet a lot of people might be sharing today, for good reason. The boys of spring play a central role in this song. This rocker's anthem to baseball, America's springtime passion, connects a boy's desire to have his coach put him in to play with the hopefulness many feel with the first sunshine of spring.
The song recounts his hopes to play baseball to prove his worth and join in on the game to get his “moment in the sun.” we can all relate to wanting an opportunity to shine, just like this song, and the connection of America's favorite pastime adds a unique twist to this springtime themed tune.
Get ready to dance, here's John Fogerty with “centerfield”:
Next up is a song that has an inspirational story behind it. The artist wrote this song as a pick me up song after failing to sell any of his albums one day. Little did he know that the same song would serve as his stepping stone in the music industry.
keep your head up, because the dark days of Winter are over!
Give a listen to Andy Grammer with “Keep Your Head Up”:
Last, but certainly not least, not many songs by the wildly popular boy band that were released in the 2000s earned as much radio play as this song. While not explicitly one of the songs about spring that reflect on the change of seasons or even new beginnings, this catchy tune has another claim to the season. With the inflection of the lead singer's voice, the chorus is widely sung as “it's gonna be May”, landing this hit song squarely in the realm of a springtime tune that is hard to forget.
Get ready to dance, here's NSYNC with “It's Gonna Be Me (It's Gonna Be May)”:
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:
I 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 Alana of Ramblin' with AM!
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!
Spring time brings us the boys of summer playing the game we love. Great playlist this morning.
Oh I love Centerfield
We had a very cold start. Sure doesn’t feel like spring but it’s a gorgeous day with beautiful blue skies over Knoxville. At least, we’re heading the right direction. Better temperatures are comin’! Thanks for sharing your marvelous spring themed song picks, my dear. Have a boogietastic week!
Hello Friend, How’s things? Great tunes, I mean really great ones. CENTERFIELD is my favorite for sure! Reminds me of SUMMER! I CAN’T WAIT FOR SUMMER… heck, I’ll settle for Spring! At least I can get out and hubby can take me to the park. We have one right across the street! Anyway, NSYNC was really good in their day for sure. Thanks for the fab tunes!!! Have a great day! SPRING’S A COMIN’!
Centerfold is popular. I like the Butterfly song. That last song..oh my..Justin was such a geeky kid with that hair…hahaaa. his bodice is do high too. Funny thst he became the heartthrob and the breakout star.
Beautiful. Spring isn’t here yet. I don’t think Mother Nature knows it’s spring.
Have a fabulous day and week. ♥
It got up to 61 where I live today, and it was party time! Spring just has such a happy vibe (as long as the weather behaves). The only song I knew of your set was Centerfield, but they were all happy and enjoyable. The N Sync beginning of the video, especially, was clever. Have a great week!
It’s now a Major League rule that all baseball parks must play “Centerfield” during the home team’s infield warmups at the beginning of the game.
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Great songs here. Thanks for hosting and I hope that you have a wonderful week.