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Meet my new neighbor! #AtoZRoadTrip #music

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Good day, kittens & dawgs! We have a new neighbor. He’s one of those guys you don’t see too often, but by chance you do happen to see him out for a walk then it’s such a nice treat.

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Meet my new neighbor, Grady Gopher!

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Saturday Song-suasion 49: Madonna

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Good-morning, kittens and dawgs! Today, we’re rockin’ old school style. Let’s go back to the days of big hair and chicks wearing lingerie on stage. Who comes to mind? Yeah, you’re so on it, friends!

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Get ready to listen to more than an hour of Madonna’s greatest hits while you blog hop, laundry, or house cleaning. What ever you find yourself doing listening to Madonna will make the experience more fun.

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Mid to late 70s rockin’ down the house on 4M

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Welcome to week #168 of

A few weeks back Vandy J was our spotlight dancer. For her theme choice this week, she wants to know What songs did you listen to in high school? I don’t know about you guys, although that’s been a lot of years ago for me I still find myself boogieing to those same tunes today. Let’s rock the house down to some mid to late 70s sounds!

My freshman year 1976-1977 of high school, I was more than likely dancing to Paul McCartney and Grand Funk Railroad.



Our lovely hostesses, XmasDolly, would like to thank you for joining the party and as always JAmericanSpice, Stacy Uncorked, Just the stuff ya know & myself are happy that you came.

Now, it’s time to get our groove on with you so remember to link up and shake your bootie with the fellow rockin’ blogger buds below!


Dance party rules:  Grab XmasDolly 4M button here,  display it on your blog, and then add your favorite weekly music theme YouTube videos for everyone to enjoy. We aren’t music snobs if you have tunes to share that don’t fit in with our theme, then no problem! As long as you have music to share, then everything is cool coz all we want to do is dance with you! 

During my sophomore year from 1977-1978, I might have listened to songs by Andy Gibb and Lionel Richie.



As my sophomore year gave way to my junior year 1978-1979, these tunes were popular hits by ARS and the Queen of Disco.



Winding things up in 1979-1980 for my senior year, I can’t forget these fab hits by two outstanding female artists.




Did you have a good time on the dance floor? I did. Remember, to be considered for honorary co-host each month, then be sure to add your URL to the link up.  Next stop… your place!  What music did you listen to in high school?

Be sure to come back next week to dance with the 4M crew, and if you can’t get enough music, then join me for Saturday Song-suasion!

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At the start of the week I took an early flashback with my Mondays’ Music Moves Me 1980 Style where we saluted hits from the year we graduated.  In keeping with the whole 80s theme, I thought I’d let it bleed over into today’s post. Why not? After all it’s Wayback Wednesday, right?

One of the craziest groups from the early 80s was Culture Club. Do you remember them? Here’s a picture of their lead singer….

Beautiful job on the eye shadow, right? Well, before you get too wrapped up in this let me point out the boy in Boy George reveals the true identity of the lead singer. It took many years to realize that Boy George wasn’t a woman, but a cross-dresser, wannabe woman.

Despite the hoopla of Boy George’s appearance (personally, if I were a man I would not be attracted to him), Boy George & Culture Club turned out a few excellent hits.



I’m not sure what caused me to think Boy George this morning, but I did. Nonetheless what ever the reason was I enjoyed listening to Culture Club’s hits again. Tell us, what’s taking you wayback?

Thanks for joining Angela from Mommy Time Out and I for another edition of

To participate in this blog hop you don’t have to follow a bunch of rules. It’s simple! Just link up your blog, twitter, or Facebook below (only one please).

Leave a comment letting us know You are now our newest follower and we’ll pop over to your lovely blog. I’m looking forward to sharing memories with you! Have a wonderful day and please join me tomorrow my Alphabe-Thursday and Thursday Two Questions!

Remembering a Disco Star

 Donna Summer age 63 is dead!

Like many of you, I morn the loss of Donna Summer. The news of her death yesterday first shocked and then saddened me. No one apparently knew she had been ill with Lung cancer other than her closest friends and family. I read a report which stated, Donna felt like she contracted the disease from breathing in toxic particles after the 9/11 terrorist attack in NYC.

Donna Summer songwriter and singer has charted 22 #1 hits over a 25 year period earning her the honorary title of The Queen of Disco. In 1975, I was a bit too young to recall the explosive sensation of this very smokin’ hot number…

But, I do remember it well by the end of the decade.

In 1979, Donna Summer topped the charts with count ’em…one, two, three, FOUR number one hits within a 12-month period. Three singles: “MacArthur Park”, “Hot Stuff”, “Bad Girl,” and one duet “No More Tears” with Barbara Streisand.


The 70s and 80s was a signature era for Donna Summer, and perhaps one of the longest uninterrupted musical streaks for anyone song artist. Other popular hits, which landed on the charts included: “Dim All the Lights”, “On the Radio”, “Enough is Enough”, “Last Dance”, and “She Works Hard for the Money” to name, but a few.

Donna Summer has an impressive stash of musical accolades with five Grammy Awards, six American Music Awards, three consecutive #1 platinum double albums (she’s the only artist – male or female, ever to accomplish this), 11 gold albums, four #1 singles, 2 platinum singles, and 12 gold singles. Donna is also the first female artist to have a #1 single and #1 album on the Billboard charts simultaneously (“Live & More;” “MacArthur Park” 1978) a feat she also repeated six months later (“Bad Girls” & “Hot Stuff” in 1979).

You will be missed Donna Summer, but your music will live on forever. Here’s my goodbye to you…

May you R.I.P!