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Europe Mewsic Shakin’ the Dance Floor

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On Friday, I got the memo on this week’s theme. Some how I had it wrong. Go figure, right? Anywho, I had THIS post already done and being a bit in a frinzy to honor our Spotlight Dancer’s (@AlexJCavanaugh) mewsic request – European Favorites is the reason for my late show to the party. Before I jump into my theme song selections I want to send out warm congrats to Roger Federer for his 8th Wimbledon Victory.

 

If this tennis thing doesn’t work out too well for you, Roger, then I believe you and your buds Grigor Dimitrov and Tommy Haas have a fabulous second career to fall on as the Backhand Boys.¬† You might even want to include Novak Djokovic (fellow tennis chum and videobomber) just so he won’t pop in unexpectedly. ūüėČ

 

It’s time to rock the house. A lot of the mewsic we love originates across the pond. For years I didn’t realize that some of my favorite oldies came from Europe and even today I’m surprised by my discoveries.¬† I turned to Google for help looking specifically for #1 hit songs to match our theme. My source for today’s mewsic comes from Wikipedia and I’m sharing four classics from the 60s and 70s in today’s Europe Mewsic Shakin’ the Dance Floor!

The first Frenchman to top the US Billboard Hot 100 conducted and recorded this easy-listening version that stayed on the charts for five weeks in February through March 1968.  I remember very well this haunting song. Flash back with me to the mewsic of Paul Mauriat with Love is Blue!

 

French singer/actress, Claudine Longet recorded the lyrical version of “Love is Blue” the same year earning a spot on the Billboard Pop Albums chart in the US at 29.

My next song selection I thought the Beatles did it but it turns out that an Irish singer/songwriter recorded it, landing at #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 in July 1972 where it stayed six weeks. Casey Kasem’s American Top 40s of the 70s, ranked it fifth most popular song of the decade. Here is Gilbert O’Sullivan singing, Alone Again Naturally.

 

I totally forgot about my next song choice. This disco band became the first from Germany to top the US Billboard Hot 100 in November 1975 with their hit song on top for three weeks. Hopefully the sexy, neglig√©e like costumes won’t be too distracting for you to boogie down to Fly, Robin, Fly by Silver Convention!

 

I’m going to wind up things a Europop group that hit the scenes their US Billboard Hot 100 #1 hit song in April 1977 where they only resided for only a week. What’s up with that? I thought surely if any European band could rock the US charts it would be Abba with Dancing Queen!

 

Don’t forget to boogie with our very own dancing queen, ¬†XmasDolly, and the rest of the 4M gang – Stacy, Colette , and ME. You’re invited to join the dance party!

 



 

For the rest of the summer until after Labor Day, I am only doing this post. Have a songtastic day and I’ll see ya next time on for “your choice” mewsic with Monday’s Mewsic Moves Me!

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Bath time memories in the 60s #FlashbackFriday

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Good-morning, kittens & dawgs! It’s Friday with the weekend kicking off soon. A couple of Fridays ago, I share The last time I was in an outhouse. I got to thinking about how my parents and grandparents had to bathe in the 30s and 40s. They did not live in a city. Their upbringing was in very rural conditions or as some would say country-style living and ever since digging into my family genealogy starting last month flashbacks of things forgotten began surfacing into my fore-thoughts, like bath time memories.

In the days of my parents and grandparents, they carried water from a spring or well for drinking, bathing, and laundry.¬† Baths consisted of sponging off or washing in a large metal tub. For some it would’ve been better than this and others it would’ve been worse. Regardless, these conditions would be horrible for anyone of us to try to live in now.

57 taking a bath 2 (2)This brings me to my flashback memory for today. Things weren’t too much different from the time of my parents to when I was little. Sure there were some improvements, but baths were not one of them. Continue reading

Saturday Song-suasion 58: The Platters

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In case you haven’t read, I’m taking a break this month. Although I unplugged myself from the world beyond my computer, I did think beforehand about my lovelies and threw together a whole month of music for your enjoyment.

Reminded recently of a group I enjoyed from my childhood, I thought I’d share this 60s great band with you, The Platters!

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The Platters came together as a group in 1952. I was born nearly a decade later in ’61 and in the mid-to-late 60s,¬† I recall listening to The Platters on my auntie’s recorder player.¬† Let’s revisit some of the greatest hits by The Platters with this marvelous playlist.

 

Which Platters tune do you like the best? Or, are there just too many to say you have only one favorite? Thank you for taking time out of your weekend in hopping over to listen to the music! I hope you enjoyed your visit. In fact, I hope you enjoyed it so much that you cannot wait to tell your friends. Go ahead, hit the share (Facebook, Twitter, Google+) button! You know you wanna. ūüėČ

Have a songsational day and be sure to stop by next week another edition of  Saturday Song-suasion!

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Sun. Fun. Water. Sand.


Welcome to 133rd¬†edition of¬†Monday’s Music Moves Me. ¬†This week’s theme is “your choice“!

The winter blues have my mind on one thing and one thing only. Sun. Fun. Water. Sand. Okay, four things.  Let our minds drift to summertime as we take this party to the beach! 

 

 

 

 

Did you feel the sun’s warmth crease your body or the giddiness of vacation fun rise within or the surf spray on your skin?

If you’re like me then perhaps you felt a little temptation to lay bareback in the sun or splash in the waves without any clothes before winter’s chill snapped me back to reality. *sigh* Think happy thoughts – spring will be here this week with the promise of the warmer days to come. Now, that’s better!

Are you ready to get dancing? Admission to this awesome dance party is totally doable. Here’s what you do….

  • Go to YouTube¬†insert¬†your music video of choice
  • Grab the “Monday’s Music Moves Me” Button
  • Follow all 4 hosts, including the honorary co-host.
  • Link your 4M below

 
Hostess of this dance party is Marie of XmasDolly along side with her lovely co-hosts:

  • Callie of JAmericanSpice
  • Stacy of Stacy Uncorked
  • Cathy Kennedy’s Blog (my old blog)
  • And, this month’s honorary co-host is Naila Moon from¬†Just the stuff you know!

Our spotlight dancer tops the linky line up in the number one spot – Congratulations, my friend!

Go ahead, shake your bootie with any of the fellow rockin’ bloggers¬†below and if you wanna make put a smile on someone’s face today then be sure to leave them a comment!

Please visit¬†XmasDolly¬†to link up this week. ¬†I’m taking a siesta this week from blogging to spend time with DH. I will hop over to your place next Monday to do a double dance with you!¬†What music is moving you?



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Right Back Where We Started From, Mony Mony, Crocodile Rock, & We’re An American Band on 4M

 

Welcome to 130th¬†edition of¬†Monday’s Music Moves Me. ¬†This week’s theme is “Any song(s) which bring back good memories – music, commercial jingles, etc“.

I’m not sure why “Right Back Where We Started From” stands out in my mind, but when I hear this song it makes me happy. I assume it has something to do with a good experience, but I can’t swear to it. With that in mind, I do have some flashback songs¬† with good vibes in my soul. Dance with me down memory lane!

In the early 70s, I spent a week with my uncle and his wife. That was the highlight of my summer vacation. They didn’t have children at the time, so they indulged me just a bit. There wasn’t much to do in rural West Virginia, but there was always a steady supply of music. Whenever I think of such sweet times, Tommy James and the Shondells always come to mind….

 

As a kid, roller skating was one of the few things I got to do. It was favorite pastime for many. Although, we didn’t get to go a lot, when we were lucky to enough to go to the rink then it was a blast. One of my favorite songs to roller skate to was….

 

During my 9th grade year, we had a Christmas prom. This was really exciting, but we were not allowed to have dates outside of those who attended my school. That meant, DH who was then BF could not go. What a bummer!

He was or I should say is tricky. He found away around the school’s no date clause. He asked the local band (who he use to play with regularly), if he could sub as their drummer. I had no clue until this song played….

 

Memories and songs seem universally¬†synonymous. It’s hard to not put a song with a particular experience – good or bad. Hopefully, you have more good memories than bad this Monday as you think on yesteryear for today’s theme.¬†

Are you ready to get dancing? Admission to this awesome party is totally doable. Here’s what you do….

  • Go to YouTube¬†insert¬†your music video of choice
  • Grab the “Monday’s Music Moves Me” Button¬†
  • Follow all 4 hosts, including the honorary co-host
  • Link your 4M below

Hostess of this virtual dance party is Marie of XmasDolly along with her co-hostesses:

Our spotlight dancer tops the linky line up in the number one spot – Congratulations, my friend!

Go ahead, shake your bootie with any of the fellow rockin’ bloggers¬†below and if you wanna make put a smile on some one’s face today then be sure to leave them a comment!

 
Next stop… your place! ¬†What songs bring back good memories for you?


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