Hello Monday! For some of us, today is a day off work – a very welcome one, I might add. 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, won’t you? 

Let’s start with this favorite group who had some massive hits after bursting onto the scene in the 1980s. They first appeared on Star Search in 1984, and went on to top the charts. But it wasn’t just their music that made this group such a defining act of the ’90s: It was their live shows with lead singer’s out-of-this-world energy and dance moves that helped the band become a staple in country music.

Now they’re back with their first new single since 2015 – and they haven’t missed a beat. A lot of times when artists from the ’90s come out with new music, it seems like they’ve lost a step or two, or they’re just putting out something new in an attempt to re-capture some of the relevancy they had in the past. But that’s not the case here: This one feels fresh, and the band sounds great.

Give a listen to Sawyer Brown with “Under This Ole Hat”:

Next up this twangy song takes the story of God’s creation one day further. The artist recounts how God created the Earth and man, and once the man got lonely, He created women. However, the Almighty didn’t create any place for man to go when women break his heart. So man made a bar.

The artist collaborated with another country artist for this song – they performed this song at the 2023 CMA Awards. Strumming their acoustic guitars, the duo delivered a mellow-yet-electric performance, stealing the spotlight as one of the night’s most buzzworthy moments.

Without further ado, here’s Eric Church and Morgan Wallen with “Man Made A Bar”:

Next up, is the second single from this group’s sixth studio album. The lead singer described the song as a song:

“…about watching life unfold and sharing that with people you care about.”

Magazine reviews described the song as “direct and infectious”, stating that it “bristles with light and color, an imaginative return that interprets their sound from fresh angles”, and that it “captures a sonic evolution that’s hard to pin down but impossible to ignore” with its “rhythmic pulse” and “shimmering tones”, describing the track as “captivating, unpredictable, and deeply evocative”, and that the song “asks if we can accept change as we move through the many different seasons of life”, with the band “venturing unashamedly towards pure pop songcraft and production”.

Heads up – some language is NSFW.

Give a listen to Thirty Seconds to Mars with “Seasons”:

Last, but certainly not least, this song isn’t just a song, it’s a raw, emotional battle cry. The artist sings about how love turns him into a mess of emotions when he’s not with his sweetheart. From the first note, he dives into the deep end of love’s pool. He croons about feeling like the walls are closing in and the skin is tearing off his bones. It’s a bad case of lovesickness. He said:

“Being in love can be like an addiction sometimes – always chasing the highs from the lows. It’s about losing yourself and losing control when it all starts to cave in and thinking that the only way out is through being with that person, chasing that feeling over and over again.”

Get ready for goosebumps, here’s Teddy Swims with “Lose Control”:

That’s a wrap for this week – have a great Monday! 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!

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11 Comments

  1. Ya, did it again Girlfriend… best Post on the block and all tunes I haven’t heard yet! GREAT JOB! Have a nice day! 🙂 COME JOIN OUR MONDAY’S MUSIC MOVES!

  2. My favorite this week was Teddy Swims, an artist who had not been on my radar until now. He reminded me a little of Jelly Roll, another singer, for some reason. Raw, emotional and impressive.

    1. YES! When the song first caught my ear on satellite radio, I immediately thought it was Jelly Roll, so I was confused when a different artist’s name was showing on the screen…heh! Definitely raw, emotional and impressive. 🙂

  3. I like the exuberance of the first band and boy, the last one, was soooo good. I just watched a documentary about love…when one experiences love for the first time, they found that it affects our brain in the exact area where addictions are! So love is a drug. They also found that when we experience heartache, it actually does affect the heart. A husband and wife team in Switzerland, found that our heart physically constricts near the bottom which is why some people do die of heart break.

  4. Great music today! Morgan Wallen is practically a hometown boy. He graduated high school in a nearby town but in the same county, so that’s why I classify him as a hometown boy. I enjoyed Teddy Swims voice and song. Thanks for the introduction. Have a boogietastic week, Stacy!