Hello Monday! Hopefully some of you decided to take today off to make the weekend a 4-day one… I know I did! A rare treat to have four days in a row with no alarm, let me tell you! Since it is Monday, you know that Monday means music! This week is a freebie week, so grab your favorite tune(s) and come dance with us, will you? I decided, since tomorrow is the 4th of July, I’d go with that sort of theme.

Let’s start with a song that celebrates the spirit of youth across America. There is so much more to being alive than partying, tailgates and bonfires – it’s every single detail of being young, growing up, remembering when, laughing about how, but especially knowing you can still do all those things. The artist was quoted as saying:

“The spirit of this thing – the song, the bus, the idea of the kids riding around, having fun, playing music and just celebrating life – makes you want to get involved. Fun is where and how you make it. Out in the sun with a bunch of friends – and the people who work on my videos have been making them with me for more than a decade – even buckets of paint and a bus that needs to be covered can give you a reason to have fun.”

Without further ado, here’s Kenny Chesney with “American Kids”:

Next up is a song that the artist was doing a Grease tribute with the music video, as well as paying tribute to her parents’ courting days.

Give a listen to Miley Cyrus with “Party In The U.S.A.”:

Next up is an artist who released this song on July 2, 2013, stating that it’s no coincidence it was released just before the Fourth of July. She was quoted as saying:

“I’m proud. I know it sounds really cheesy, but I’m proud to be an American. And I’m really proud of my country and how far we’ve come. It’s a great love song. It’s basically about falling in love in the best country ever.”

Give a listen to Demi Lovato with “Made in the USA”:

Last, but definitely not least, is a patriotic song that’s a pick-you-up and make-you-pump-your-fists-and-sing-along kind of song. Bet you’ll be singing along.

Here’s Rodney Atkins with “It’s America”:

That’s a wrap for this week – have a great Monday, and a Happy and Safe Fourth of July! See you on the dance floor!

Now onto the particulars of Monday’s Music Move’s Me: Photobucket

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!


  1. Great collection of tunes on this Independence Day week.
    Despite our problems, this is still the greatest country on the planet in which to live.

    1. I couldn’t agree with you more. Our country has huge issues but despite that foreigners continue to flock this great nation. Why? It’s like you said, America is still the greatest country in the world! 🙂

  2. Way ta go, Girlfriend!!! Great tunes here for the 4th! Hope you & your family has a great safe time tomorrow & don’t eat too much!!! Woo Hoo! HAPPY FOURTH!!!!

  3. Hey Stacy,

    I hope you and your family had a lovely Independence Day. I’m draggin’ this week but here I am r-e-a-d-y to party! I love your song picks and theme. Demi Lovato isn’t my favorite artist but I really enjoyed her song “Made In The USA”. Have a boogietastic week, darlin’!

  4. You got the Independence Day party started and I was late to it. Nice, upbeat song picks; my favorite was the first song.

Comments are closed.