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10 Blue Song Titles #4M + #BoTB & #Sparks

 

Good morning, Kittens and Dawgs! Dang, here it is the middle of January!! If this is sign that another year will zip out of sight then I’d like to stop the world from spinning so I can get off. Anywho, it’s fabulous to see you. I will warn you now, this is gonna be a long post so feel free to read through or fast-forward to the area you’re most interested in. Are you ready to groove to some mewsic? Excellent. This week’s Monday’s Mewsic Moves Me theme is “Colors in Song Titles” which I decided to use one of my favorite colors with these 10 Blue Song Titles!

 

    1. Love is Blue” (cover) by Marty Robbins. This isn’t the first time I shared this song, I did so last July. It’s one of my favorites from the late 60s.
    2. Blue On Blue” by Bobby Vinton hit the charts in 1963. I was too young at the time to know this but Google tells me his song stayed on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for 13 weeks peaking at No. 3. It also charted No. 2 on the Billboard Middle-Road Singles Chart. Interestingly, Vinton’s success with this song prompted him to record an entire blue-themed album which produced an even bigger hit, “Blue Velvet” which I almost used today. ūüôā
    3. Blue Moon of Kentucky” (cover) by LeAnn Rimes, originally written as a Waltz in 1946 by Bluegrass mewsician, Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys. Many artists recorded this oldie but it was Elvis Presley who turned the classic into a pop tune.
    4. Jackie Blue” by southern rock band The Ozark Mountain Daredevils is an international hit, reaching No. 3 on the US Billboard Hot 100 Chart and stayed for two weeks in May 1975. “Jackie Blue” is the bands’ best charting single.
    5. Crystal Blue Persuasion” by Tommy James & The Shondells” became one of the groups biggest hits in 1969, ranking 2 on Billboard Pop Singles where it stayed for 3-weeks. James told Hitch Magazine in 1985 that he came up with the song title from the Bible. This is what he said, “I took the title from the Book of Revelations in the Bible, reading about the New Jerusalem. The words jumped out at me, and they’re not together; they’re spread out over three or four verses. But it seemed to go together, it’s my favorite of all my songs and one of our most requested.” Wiki says, James’ manager recalls James was actually inspired by his readings of the Book of Ezekiel, which (he remembered as) speaking of a blue Shekhinah light that represented the presence of the Almighty God, and of the Book of Isaiah and Book of Revelation, which tell of a future age of brotherhood of mankind, living in peace and harmony. I thought this tidbit was fascinating to learn considering many thought the song was referrencing crystal meth or a blue colored LSD tablet available at the time. I’d like to think drugs had no part of the picture but only God knows the answer.
    6. Blue Collar Man” by Styx released in 1979 as a single from Pieces of Eight album. The song reached No. 9 in the US. I’m not a vinyl collector but I read that some issues got pressed on a translucent blue vinyl and is a highly sought after collectible.
    7. Blue Eyes” by Elton John isn’t one of my favorite songs by him. I could’ve gone with a different color song title like “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” but I have a theme to keep. ūüėȬ† “Blue Eyes” did well, though. It rode the Billboard Hot 100 charts for three weeks, peaking at # 12 and it took #1 on the Adult Contemporary charts for two weeks.
    8. Forever in Blue Jeans” by Neil Diamond released the year we married (1979). Although, I liked some of Diamond’s song I wasn’t really fan.¬† I barely remember this song. I liked this little fact¬† I found at Wikipedia…According to Cotton Incorporated “Neil Diamond might have been right when he named his 1979 #1 hit ‚ÄúForever in Blue Jeans‚ÄĚ: 81% of women are planning their next jeans purchase to be some shade of blue.” The song has been used to promote the sale of blue jeans, most notably Will Ferrell, impersonating Neil Diamond singing, for The Gap. Coincidentally, Diamond himself did radio ads for H.I.S. brand jeans in the 1960s, more than a decade before he sang this song.
    9. Bluer Than Blue” by country, pop artist Michael Johnson is one of many entertainers who passed last year and its with this song many associate the artist with.¬† “Bluer Than Blue” released in 1978 and became Johnson’s first hit song topping the adult contemporary chart for three weeks.
    10. Blue Suede Shoes” (cover) by Elvis Presley is the version I remember but it was Carl Perkins‘s original Cashbox Best Selling singles for 16-weeks and riding the #2 position for 2-weeks.¬† Elvis performed the song three times on National TV shows in 1956.¬† Wiki cited Moore saying this about the song…”Presley recorded the song to help out Perkins after his accident. Elvis wasn’t really thinking at that time that it was going to make money for Carl; he was doing it as more of a tribute type thing. Of course Carl was glad he did. It really helped as his record started going down.” Presley’s version did well on the charts (#20) but didn’t come close to Perkins’ success. It sounds like the King had a soft spot in his heart for helping others.

Please read….This is a weekly hop for mewsic enthusiasts regardless if you follow our weekly theme if you have tunes to share then we‚Äôre ready to dance with you. Otherwise, I ask that you do not link non-related posts below to boost traffic to your site. You‚Äôre welcome to leave your URL in comments with a brief description inviting me (and others) to check it out. Thank you!

I invite you step on the floor with my dance partners:  XmasDolly, Stacy, & Colette!



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What mewsic moves you today?

Hold on to your hat, the mewsic isn’t over yet. It’s now time for round two of Battle of the Bands! Today I’m using my 4M theme inspiration for today’s battle song choice, except I’m giving you three song titles featuring the key words blue jeans.

Song #1 is by Train with Danny Trejo lipsyching the lyrics at time to “Angel in Blue Jeans”.¬† It’s kind of funny watching Trejo pretending to sing because his appearance definitely does not match Patrick Monahan’s vocals.

 

 

Song #2 is an oldie. I’m not 100% sure who did it first one sources claims Bruce Bruno released “Venus in Blue Jeans” in 1962 but the guy who shared this music video says, Barry Mann released it first in 1955 before recorded it 1961. It doesn’t matter to me, though. I like Mann’s version better than Bruno’s anyhow. *UPDATE A new source clarified some facts with these facts… Mann recorded the demo in 1961 and 1962 hit versions recorded (US #7) Jimmy Clanton & (UK #4) Mark Wynter.

 

 

Song #3 is the only cover in this battle. A Neil Diamond cover of “Forever in Blue Jeans” by Idol hopeful, Jason Castro.

 

Ok, here’s the drill. Voting is open to everyone visiting. There is NO wrong vote, except if you DON’T vote. You can start by telling me in comments which artist or in this case song you like best and why (optional).

Who gets your vote, Angel, Venus, or Forever… in Blue Jeans?

 

 

You’ll find more awesome battles underway at some of these blog listed below (not everyone is doing the bi-monthly showdowns now) and if you’d like to be included in the fun, then contact Stephen requesting to be added to the list.

Angels Bark (Michele), Cherdo on the Flipside, Book Lover (Donna), The Doglady’s Den (Debbie), Your Daily Dose (Robin), Jingle Jangle Jungle (Mary), Mike’s Ramblings, Righting & Editing (Janie), STMcC Presents BoTB (Stephen, BoTB Manager),  The Sound of One Hand Typing (John), & Tossing It Out (Lee).

 

 

I invite you to plug-in with the “Sparks” community hosted by good pal, Annie at McGuffy‚Äôs Reader where you can energize your soul and make the world a little better with sparks of encouragement. Let‚Äôs make the world a better place, one person at a time beginning with #1! ūüėČ

 

Keep those tunes playing and your body swaying, I’ll see ya around the cyber block!¬† Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for Cathy Chats!

 

 


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Roy, Steve, Robert, and James

Thank you for including me in your Monday, kittens & dawgs! I invite you to hit the dance floor with the M4 (borrowed from John at The Sound of One Hand Typing) gang XmasDolly, Stacy, Colette , and little ole me! This week’s theme is Male Names Song Titles/Lyrics.



 

 

 

I had some obvious first song picks with this week’s theme which I wanted to use but pretty certain they’ll get a lot of play time from others, so I began thinking of a theme within the theme coming up with songs inspired by or written about male celebrities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m wind things down in another direction with my theme within a theme by sharing a playlist of songs written about male celebrities.

 

I went with the artists’ songs I most enjoyed that I found in this article and according to the artists wrote with these entertainers in mind.

  1. No Doubt, “Don’t Speak” (Tony Kanal)
  2. Selena Gomez, “The Heart Wants What It Wants” (Justin Bieber)
  3. Taylor Swift, “Style” (Harry Styles)
  4. Sheryl Crow, “My Favorite Mistake” (Eric Clapton)
  5. Taylor Swift, “All Too Well” (Jake Gyllenhaal)
  6. Britney Spears, “Everytime” (Justin Timberlake)
  7. Taylor Swift, “Last Kiss” (Joe Jonas)
  8. Madonna, “Miles Away” (Guy Ritchie)
  9. Carly Simon, “You’re So Vain” Devid Geffen UPDATE: Per Wikipedia song is NOT about Geffen. Part of the song IS about Warren Beatty and at least two other unknown men.

 

Can you share a song(s) not already named with today’s theme? Leave your “male name song titles/lyrics picks in comments! Who knows maybe I’ll do a future post with your suggestions. ūüėČ

 

Most of the summer…well pretty much of all of summer I’ve been unofficially off the blogging radar but it’s official now. I’m away from Blogosphere until after Labor Day but… I am hitting the dance floor each week. I can’t let my co-hosts and you down to get your week hoping now, can I? I’ll see ya next week for “your choice” song picks with Monday’s Mewsic Moves Me!

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Follow the to Goodbye Yellow Brick Road #AprilA2Z fun! #music

I interrupt the regular program¬† to bring you this special announcement….¬†I pre√ęmpt all routine posts to bring you my contributions to this month’s largest blogging event. Don’t worry, normal posting will resume next month like clock work (I hope). Meanwhile, I invite you to stick around to enjoy and follow the to Goodbye Yellow Brick Road #AprilA2Z fun!


Good-morning, kittens & dawgs! Obviously, I could have gone with Weird Al Yankovic this morning, but I featured him on a recent Sunday Sillies this month. Yeah, I didn’t plan so well. That’s okay. All is good, I’m sure to find an assortment of yammering tunes

Yanni’s finest tunes are good to relax and unwind to while surfing the net. However, I want to take a fresh approach with a new discovery. What do you get when you throw a banjo picker, mandolin loving, bass player, guitar strummer together? Why the Yonder Mountain String Band!

 

You can’t compare Yanni with YMSB ~ different sound & style. Hate ’em or love em?!

Coz, I Want to be Your Everything

 

I aim to please on Curious as a Cathy, yes?!  Come on, get to your feet and dance with me to the mainstream synthesizing modern sounds from this YouTube playlist an oldie 70s group. I give you the Best of YES!


I’ll leave you with another new group I stumbled upon, Young Rising Son. They might climb High on the music chart, if this sample of their music is any indicator.

What famous or not-so-famous “Y” artists can you name? How about a popular song title that begins with the letter “Y”?

Follow me while I visit a few of my fellow youthful (or at least young-at-heart) bloggers taking part in this yarn spinning (for some) A2Z challenge or others like me who don’t want to yak so much, but dance.

 

Welcomes Mr Blue Sky & Other Tune Hues

The weather man aka E.L.O. says…

Hey there mister blue
We’re so pleased to be with you
Look around see what you do
Ev’rybody smiles at you

 

There is no reason to feel blue on Monday with Mr Blue Sky over you.

Welcome to week # 165 of¬†Monday’s Music Moves Me! We see color all around and today we will be able to hear color through music. This week’s theme selection is from Ian Baird of¬†bethere2day. He has¬†requested¬†songs with a word¬†color¬†in the title.

PhotobucketOur 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 fellow rockin’ blogger buds below!

Dance party rules:¬†¬†Grab XmasDolly 4M¬†button¬†here, ¬†display it on your blog, and then add your¬†your favorite The 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 you’re cool coz all we want to do is dance with you!¬†




 

Click here for more songs with color in the title.

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 songs color your world today?

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

Music feature “Little Jeannie” with flower photoart creation

iPhone4 capture with “Process” filter option and copyright.

It’s wonderful to have you to be a part of¬†Wordless Wednesday or in my case, not-so-wordless Wednesday. Today’s featured photo will take on a new face through the simple process of applying photo editing effects. Interested? If so, keep reading!

The beauty of photography today is, you are not limited to altering an image through the eye of the camera. You are free to unleash the artist within by selecting from a variety of special effects and simply adding those changes to suit your fancy with your favorite photo editor. All of the today’s photos I used the online photo editor Befunky.

Take a look and see how the mood these pictures move you.

“Matte edge” effect

“Orton style” effect

“B&W” effect

“Grunge” effect

Sharing photoart creations with a few of the WW communities under Daily Blog Hops at the top of my Home page and you’re invited to tag along.

Which photo effect is your favorite?

 

 

 

iOS7 Featurette 2:

Today’s music inspiration came while listening to internet radio. Apple’s latest upgrade in iTunes now includes Apple Radio. Now, I can customize my musical preference by selecting artist, song, or genre to enhance my listening pleasure and while I am inside the app I can buy any selection with a click of a key.



Mommy Time Out and I would like to thank you for joining another edition of¬† Wayback Wednesdays. 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).

Before you go check out my latest giveaway for a North Country Wind Bells giveaway! It’s so nice of you to come by & I hope you’ll decide to make it a repeat visit each week to share in my musical memories (new or old) and my photo ops.¬†Wanna make me (or someone else) happy today? Then, leave a comment!¬†I’ll be hopping over to your little niche in Blogosphere soon. Have a fototastic week!

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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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Wayback Wednesdays…1997

Welcome to Wayback Wednesdays! The lovely Angela (hostess), our expecting Mama,¬†has¬†appointed me as¬†her side-kick¬†for¬†this walk down memory lane,¬†mid-week round of fun.¬† Today, we’re going to travel back in time to¬†1997¬†.

I remember with such clarity hearing this news…

Princess Di Killed in Car Crash in Paris! That really shocked me.¬† I was one of the millions who recall getting up in the wee hours to watch my first Royal Wedding.¬† I felt a kinship to her somehow.¬† She was divorced from Charles at the time of her death and as a mother, all I could think about was her little children.¬†How sad it would be for them to grow up without their mum. We miss you, England’s Rose!

Heaven’s Gate Mass Suicide!¬† This was a UFO based religious group who believed¬†the earth was going to be wiped clean.¬†In order for them to survive, they were brain-washed into thinking killing oneself would allow them to reach the¬†Comet Hale-Bopp, which they thought¬†was an alien spacecraft. How exactly was this supposed to work anyhow? Wouldn’t it have been easier to communicate with the alien aircraft for instructions? Go figure, right?

Speaking of Hale-Bopp, I recall vividly my family and I driving to the Smoky’s to catch a peek at it in the night sky. It was absolutely spectacular.¬† It really was big, too! It reminded me of a fuzzy cotton ball and it did have a very nice long tail.¬† I found this picture below on the net. Someone from Nashville, Tennessee submitted it…

This is very much what we would have seen, but truly in my mind’s eye, the comet appeared much closer to us than the way this photo depicts it.

While we’re on the subject of extraterrestrial life, Men In Black featured in theatres around the Big Blue Planet.¬† This is one of our personal favorites from 1997, and we have it in our DVD collection.¬† There were several fantastic movies made that year. To see a list of them, click here!

For out-of-this world musical hits visit musicoutfitters.com for a complete list. The top charter was Candle in the Wind by Elton John. Although this song was written by Elton’s partner Bernie Taupin as a tribute to the late Marilyn Monroe releasing as a single in the US in 1987 was later re-written, changing the line “Good-bye Norman Jean” to “Good-bye England’s Rose” in memory of Princess Diana at her funeral.¬†He later released the new version as “Candle in the Wind ’97”. ¬†He won Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for this release at the Grammy Awards that year receiving a RIAA Diamond Disc for US sales of over 10 million.


This is definitely a lovely tribute to the late Princess of Wales, but I prefer the original version of the song best.

It’s your turn to go wayback, Wayback to 1997!

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):

Visit as many of those on linky that you wish. It’s all about having fun.¬† Please leave a comment, if you would like a¬†return visit or to let us know You are now¬†following our blogs.¬†¬†We’ll¬† be sure to pop over to yours!

What do you remember?

Want more 1997 facts, then check out thepeoplehistory.com!

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