It’s Monday – today’s ‘Tax Day’ for those of you (like me) who had filed for an extension. Happy, happy, joy, joy! But since it is Monday, that of course means music! This week’s theme: “Songs relating to the night or darkness or songs relating to daytime or goodness.” Let’s get this light/dark party started!

Let’s start with a song that’s perfect for the theme by a Canadian singer, released on January 21, 1984 as the first single from his debut album. It became a hit single in the United States, officially rising to number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The recording sessions for the album took place in a studio whose air conditioning/heating vents were directly above the mixing console. Air from the vents blew directly into the faces of the control room personnel, so they often wore sunglasses to protect their eyes. The artist, working on a new song, began to improvise lyrics that included the line “I wear my sunglasses at night”.

Give a listen to Corey Hart with “Sunglasses At Night”:

Next up is a song about darkness, that talks about how we are all dancing in the dark, trying to find our way out. It is a metaphor for how we are all trying to find our way in life and how we sometimes have to go through difficult times before we can find the light.

The song also talks about how love is the only thing that can save us from the darkness. This is a powerful message that reminds us that no matter what happens in life, love will always be the most important thing. This is a beautiful song that speaks to the human condition and reminds us that we are all in this together.

Here’s the inimitable Bruce Springsteen with “Dancing In the Dark”:

Next up, moving into daytime mode, is a catchy single – plus the video was directed by his 7-year-old daughter, which makes it so much fun to watch.

The Seattle Kraken fans made the final cut in the music video, which was a surprise to them – they were filmed during the Feb. 16 Kraken game at Climate Pledge Arena. The video shows the good side of Seattle and isn’t the first time this artist has used the Emerald City as a backdrop.

Just a warning – there is some explicit language in the video.

Get ready for some fun, here’s Macklemore featuring Collett with “No Bad Days”:

Last, but certainly not least, (another day entry) is an Indie Rock band who first got together in 2006 while attending Berklee College of Music. The quartet spent their first years in Boston recording and performing music under a different name before relocating to New York in 2010.

They released two albums under their former name, but decided it wasn’t working for them, so they came up with their current name and landed a record deal with Mercury Records. This is their second single after signing to the label.

They said this was a really fun song to write, that it’s actually pieces from five different songs that they combined. They shelved it for a while, but when they came back to it, they realized they had something special.

They wanted to tell this story of how no matter what’s going on – whether you’re stuck at your job or having a bad day – there’s always an escape from that, and there’s always a way to make any day the best day of your life. It’s about escaping reality and entering into that dream world.

Fun Facts: Interest soared in the song after its use and exposure in a Lowe’s TV ad, and featured in a UK Hyundai commercial plus a Telecom New Zealand campaign. It was also placed in the trailer for the Vince Vaughn movie, Delivery Man,  and featured in the 2013 Ben Stiller movie The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.

Without further ado, here’s American Authors with “Best Day Of My Life”:

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:   Photobucket

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!

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!


Sandee of Comedy-Plus


  1. Whoa, fantastic job girlfriend! Lovin’ all your tunes even the ones you introduced me too! Always love hearing new songs. Hope all is A OK with you & yours and have a great day and a wonderful week! Take Care!

  2. I really enjoyed the Macklemore video with his young daughter. And, of course, there’s Bruce Springsteen. I hadn’t heard Corey Hart’s sons in so long.

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