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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. 🙂
    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. 😉  “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 “Forever in Blue Jeans”: 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’re ready to dance with you. Otherwise, I ask that you do not link non-related posts below to boost traffic to your site. You’re 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’s Reader where you can energize your soul and make the world a little better with sparks of encouragement. Let’s make the world a better place, one person at a time beginning with #1! 😉

 

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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1977 The King Dies,The Force, 2 Crazy Guys, & More #tbt

Purrs and hooowdys, Kittens & Dawgs! I presenting to you my retro post editions on a new day with a new name, Throw Back Thursday (formerly Way Back Wednesday) with a look back in time to 1977!

 

The year the King of Rock n’ Roll died!

ELVIS: ALOHA FROM HAWAII (Aired 04/04/73) Gary Null, Photographer

This past August 16th marked the 40th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death. Do you remember this world breaking news? I do. I was sitting in the living room with then DBF (now DH) on the sofa when the report cut into our TV programming. My jaw hit the floor with the passing of this legend. He was only 42 at the time of his death.

I found supposedly this quote by Elvis just before his death after meeting Scientologists who tried to recruit him.

Elvis fumed: “The hell with those people. There’s no way I’ll ever get involved with that s.o.b. group. All they want is my money.”

Star Wars IV, New Hope, released in theatres in May of 1977 and is the second highest grossing movie in North America for which we all recognize the popular quote, “May the force be with you“. We didn’t actually see this film until after we got married in 1979.

Saturday Night Live was the popular late night TV viewing for many and became the springboard for two comedians. I didn’t watch it much because I’m not a night owl but I do remember Steve Martin and Dan Aykroyd characters, mostly from watching the show after getting married.

“WE ARE TWO WILD AND CRAZY GUYS!”

Popular TV Shows I watched…

  1. Laverne & Shirley (ABC)
  2. Happy Days (ABC)
  3. Three’s Company (ABC)
  4. Charlie’s Angels (ABC)
  5. All in the Family (CBS)
  6. Little House on the Prairie (NBC)
  7. Alice (CBS)
  8. One Day at a Time (CBS)
  9. M*A*S*H (CBS)
  10. 60 Minutes (CBS)

I didn’t watch MASH or 60 Minutes much in those years. I had a greater appreciation for both shows by the time I was in my early 20s and 30s, especially M*A*S*H. I only liked watching the Andy Roony segment on 60 Minutes.

 

I’m not sure when these individual clips originally ran on 60 Minutes but they are a lot of fun to watch. Rooney’s humorous commentaries are sure to make you smile. They do me!

This is also the year, DH graduated high school. I can’t believe it’s been 40 years! In this time, he’s lost classmates and friends.  It’s sad how the hands of time give one the shaft in so many ways. He started college in the fall and I began grade 10. Just look at me, aren’t I cute? lol Geez, my face is chubby! We called DD#2 “Chubby Checks” when she was little. She favors me the most but you see her daddy in her, too.  Anywho, those pencil eyebrows were the thing and parting one’s hair in the middle was the style. Neither really suited me. My appearance hasn’t changed a lot over the years, I don’t think, except my eyebrows aren’t this thin and I part (sorta) my a hair to one side (see me here).

 

Where were you and what were you doing in 1977?

 

I can’t close out the year without sharing some popular mewsic with you. Hit play while you read my responses to Joyce’s Wednesday Hodgepodge questions!

 

 

 

That’s all for now. I want to encourage you to join my email circulation (see side menu) to not miss the latest mews from Curious as a Cathy and I hope to see you tomorrow at Friday Fun Stuff for some giggles.

 

X💋X💋,

 

 

 

 

 

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My Eyes Adore You and I Can’t Help Falling in Love with You! Did you know that, You’re My Soul and Inspiration? So, Let’s Stay Together always!

Welcome to week 178 of

Love is in the air! Valentine’s Day is approaching. What love songs move you? Whatever tunes make your heart go pitter-patter for the one you love, then we want to hear them right here on Monday’s Music Moves Me!

I dedicate these songs to the love of my life ~ my DH!

 

 

 

Thank you for sharing 37-years (35th wedding ann. in June) of love and happiness with me. I love you always & forever!

 

Our lovely hostesses, XmasDolly, would like to thank you for attending the party and as always JAmericanSpice, Stacy Uncorked, Just the stuff ya know & little ole me are happy that you joined us on the dance floor.

 
** Remember, to be considered for honorary co-host each month, then be sure to add your URL to the link up.**
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 then that’s all that matter because all we want to do is dance with you!

Did you have a good time on the dance floor? I did. Next stop… your place!  What music moves you?

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!

LadyJava's Lounge MrsTeeLoveLifeLaughter

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PUT THE BLAME ON ME when you say I FEEL BETTER WHEN WE STAND TOGETHER because you DON’T wanna FORGET ABOUT the 4M crew & ME

It’s so good to see you on the dance floor! This week, the 4M crew will be groovin’ to the sounds of your “freebie” picks. That means anything goes. So, whatever tunes are rattling in your head then we want to hear it right here on… Monday’s Music Moves Me!

Before we get swept away to the beat of the music, remember our lovely hostesses, XmasDolly, will be sitting this dance out because of back surgery. Hopefully, before too long XmasDolly will be saying…. I Feel Better

 

Meanwhile, let’s show her some love in leaving warm get-well wishes for her on her blog to read when she does feel better. Not to worry, though. You’ll have plenty of partners to dance with because When We Stand Together…

 

the 4M crew ~  JAmericanSpice,  Just the stuff ya know (subbing for  Stacy Uncorked who’s out this month because she’s moving across the country) myself,  and this month’s honorary co-host, Becca @ Everyday Life can do much. Link up and shake your bootie with the rockin’ bloggers below!

 

Dance party rules:  Grab XmasDolly 4M button here,  display it on your blog and then add your favorite weekly music theme (posted on XmasDolly’s site in right sidebar) YouTube videos for everyone to enjoy. We aren’t music snobs if you have tunes to share then no problem! As long as it’s music then you’ll be cool. All we want to do is dance with you! 

 

iHeartRADIO and Spotify inspired today’s music picks. Get up and boogie with me!

 

Remember, Don’t Forget About Me…that is the 4M crew. Make THIS hop a weekly routine and be sure to Tweet, Google +, or Facebook share this party with your friends. We want to see the dance floor jam-packed!

**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 is moving you?

Patriotic Rock N’ Roll America

Welcome to the 96th edition of Monday’s Music Moves Me and the kick off to our grand Gala Giveaway promo!

Marie from Xmas Dolly is head conductor of the Love Train. To make sure things run smoothly, she has enlisted a few co-conductors: Lorie of The Shewbridges of Central Florida, Callie of JAmericanSpice, Stacy of Stacy Uncorked , and yours truly! This month’s honorary co-conductor is: Larry from CakeBlast! Let’s get this dance party started, shall we? This week’s theme is “Patriotic Songs”.

 

 

 

 

“How do I get on board of this Love Train?”

 

Admission to ride is totally doable for anyone. Are you ready to rock n’ roll with all the other passengers? Then here’s what you do.

  • Grab the “Monday’s Music Moves Me” Button.
  • Go to YouTube insert your music video of choice.
  • Sign the linky, follow us, grab our blog buttons, & leave a comment letting us know you’re a new follower.
  • Shake your bootie with fellow rockin’ bloggers below and why not invite some of your rocker blogger buds to join the fun!

Are you ready to get dancing this week? Then, link your 4M blog post URL below to join the party and then boogie across the net to visit dance with all the others on the Love Train today. Congratulations to our spotlight dancers this week!

Next stop, your place! The Love Train will be pulling into your depot and I’m eager to begin by following you!

What Monday’s music moves you?

It’s here! The Gala Giveaway has officially kicked off!

As a reminder, here’s what’s up for
grabs.

Clickit Ticket

  • GRAND PRIZE: A $100 promo code to use at clickitticket.com (USA, Canada, & Europe) toward your purchase of concert, theatre, or sport tickets. In addition, Stacy from Stacy Uncorked is chipping in a bottle of her awarding winning wine (USA only). Whoo-hoo!
  • $25 Gift Certificate Edenfantasys (Anywhere)
  • Plus Size Costume Center – $25 Gift Certificate (Anywhere, except you must pay S/H fee)
  • A T-shirt from Funny T-Shirts
  • A copy of Designated Rider’s CD (Dave
    Moody’s band – Marie’s husband ) & a custom inspirational beaded
    bracelet with charm courtesy of The Eclectic Element: Handcrafted (USA only – sorry!)

 

For more details on the Gala Giveaway, click here.

You’ll have the opportunity to enter the Gala Givewaway on each hostess’ blog, to get started sign on below with giveaways…

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The Gala Giveaway is open to anyone who participates in the Monday’s Music Moves Me blog hop. The big drawing is July 30. So, don’t wait another second to join and share the love – tweet the news to all of your bloggy buds & Good luck!

Do you have that good ole fashion dance fever? Then, continue the party with…

LadyJava's Lounge

NOTE: The original post did not migrate during my website upgrade in 2013. In order to move it to my new site, I had to copy and paste the content into the proper timeline slot.

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