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HS Days One-Hit Wonders #4M & Grateful for ALL Things Quote #Sparks

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Good morning, Kittens and Dawgs! I’m taking life easy in Blogosphere. The holidays are fast approaching and instead of getting stressed about this or that, I’m just going with the flow. Our mewsic theme this week is “One-Hit Wonders from Your High School Days” submitted by today’s Spotlight Dancer, Vandy J from The Testosterone Three and Me. Very cool theme I might say, not that I’m doing a series on this subject or anything. 😉

I graduated in 1980, so my high school years spanned the late 70s. This is currently the decade I’m working on with my #1 One-Hit Wonders series, so I thought I’d pick those one-hit wonders that were a little less known to me, such as my opening song “It Must Be Love” by Alton McClain & Destiny peaking #32 on June 9, 1979 which coincidentally is our wedding date. Yeah, I was a child bride and you can read a little more about it here. Now, stroll down memory lane with my high school years one-hit wonders playlist!

 

  1. Summer 1976, “Save Your Kisses For Me” Brotherhood of Man, peaked #27
  2. Fall 1977 “Smoke From a Distant Fire” Sanford Townsend Band, peaked #9
  3. Summer 1978 “Dance Across the Floor” Jimmy Bo Horne, peaked #38
  4. Summer 1980 “New Romance” Spider, peaked #39

Some of these one-hit wonders I remember but most I can’t say for sure, except for the #9 charting song. Okay, it’s your turn, what mewsic moves you today?

 

I invite you to hit the dance floor with my dance partners XmasDolly, Stacy,  & Colette!



This is a weekly hop for mewsic enthusiasts regardless if you follow our weekly theme or not if you have mewsic to share then we’re ready to dance with you. Otherwise, I ask that you do not link non-mewsic posts below to boost traffic to your site. You’re welcome to leave your URL in comments with a brief description inviting me to check it out. Thank you!

 

 

 

I invite you hop over to McGuffy’s Reader for more “Sparks” of inspiraiton/encouragement. Let’s make the world a better place, one person at a time beginning with #1! 😉

I pulled together a playlist of Contemporary Christian and Country Artists with songs about blessings/gratitude prior to knowing today’s mewsic theme and instead of ditching it, I decided to share it in this segment. Hey, what can I say, I love mewsic!  This is the season of reflection and a time to express gratitude for everything in you life no matter how small or how difficult because we have it better than most. We just need to open our eyes to receive the blessings in all shapes

 

  1. “We Are Blessed” All Sons & Daughters
  2. “I Could Not Ask For More” Sara Evans
  3. “Blessings” Laura Story
  4. “It’s a Great Day to be Alive” Travis Tritt
  5. “10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)” Matt Redman
  6. “But For The Grace of God” Keith Urban
  7. “Good Good Father” Chris Tomlin
  8. “Live Like You Were Dying” Tim McGraw

 

I’m chillaxing in Blogosphere with the upcoming holidays. There’s no need to add stress to one’s life. This is a season of blessings and good cheer, so enjoy it – live in the moment! Keep those tunes playing, your body swaying, and I’ll see ya around the cyber block soon! X💋X💋, Cathy

 

 

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#1 One-Hit Wonders from 1970-1974 #4M

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Good morning, Kittens and Dawgs! This is “freebie week” which means there is NO THEME and it’s your choice to share whatever mewsic moves you!  Today, I’m picking up again my “One-hit Wonders” series with these #1 charting classics from 1970-1974!

 

  1. “Venus” – Shocking Blue (1970) Dutch musician, background vocalist, and songwriter, Bobbie Van Leeuwen wrote this classic one-hit wonder that went #1 in nine countries by Dutch band, Shocking Blue, and it returned to the top of the chart in 1986 by the all-girl group, Bananarama.
  2. “Me and Bobby McGee” – Janis Joplin (1971) Kris Kristofferson & Fred Foster penned this song and first performed by Roger Miller. Several artist recorded the song but it Joplin’s cover that topped the chart, making it her only #1 hit. Interesting, she recorded this song for her Pearl album two days before her death in 1970.
  3. “Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey” – Paul & Linda McCartney (1971) The husband/wife duo stitched together several unfinished songs making this McCartney’s first post-Beatles’ #1 hit. It’s said this song’s interpretation is an apology to McCartney’s Uncle Albert’s generation from his generation with mixed depression over the Beatles’ breakup. The song is particular noted for its thunder and rain sounds, telephone effects added to the vocals, chirping birds and seashore wind.
  4. “The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia” – Vicki Lawrence (1973) Bobby Russell wrote this southern gothic song. The spine-tingling tale of a man wrongly accused of murdering his wife and lover told by the real killer the man’s baby sister. Bobby was married to Vicki when he penned the song. He  didn’t like it and had no intentions of recording it but Lawrence felt different, deciding to recorded it for her album with the same name and the rest is history.
  5. “Brother Louie” – Stories (1973) is a song about an interracial affair written by UK Hot Chocolate band members Errol Brown & originally recorded by the group which did well but six months later Stories covered the song taking it to #1 in the USA and Canada.
  6. “Seasons in the Sun” – Terry Jacks (1974) Jacks’ song is an English-translation of “Le Meribond” written by Belgian singer/songwriter, Jacques Brell. Originally the song was written as a farewell from a dying husband to his wife but Jacks’ rendition in version one he sings to a trusted friend he’s known since childhood, the second version he down plays the regret and the 3rd he bids goodbye to his little daughter.  This song stayed at #1 for three weeks and remained in the top 40 six months after it’s release.
  7. TSOP (The Sounds of Philadelphia) – MFSB (1974) is an instrumental piece depicting Philadelphia soul by Mothers, Fathers, Sisters, Brothers featuring vocalists, The Three Degrees. It became Soul Train’s theme  and the first TV show song to reach #1. Don Cornelius expressed regret for making a stink about not allowing MFSB original reference in the song to the Soul Train.
  8. The Night Chicago Died – Paper Lace (1974) The Valentine’s Day massacre where Capone’s men killed several members of the Bugs Moran gang (no police involvement) inspired the songwriters Paper Lace band members, Peter Callender and Mitch Murray spinning a fictitious blood bath between mobsters and coppers with the anxious await of news for a mother about her husband’s fate, a Chicago policeman.
  9. “I Can Help” – Billy Swan (1974) Usually one-hit wonder artists don’t have little success outside their one time hit but that’s not the case with Swan. I Can Help is consider his biggest hit but what made so special is that it’s crossover smash hit Billboard Hot 100 and Hot Country Singles charts. It peaked at #1 on several international charts as well.
  10. “Kung Fu Fighting” – Carol Douglas (1974) This one-hit wonder is a case of another song needed for side B (I Want To Give YOu My Everything) and not taken seriously; recording it in the last ten minutes of a three-hour recording session in only two takes but after Robin Blanchflower of Pye Records heard it, insisted “Kung Fu Fighting” be the A-side. Sales and radio play time were slow in the first five weeks but then gained momentum going on to be one of the best-selling singles of all times with more than 11M record sales worldwide.

I like to fit in at least one post in this series each month but honestly I don’t believe there’s a snowball chance in heck that, that will happen,  so I will resume with in January with more #1 One-Hit Wonders!

Are you ready to groove?  My partners XmasDolly, Stacy, &  Colette are ready to boogie with you and you’re invited to step out on the dance floor with us now!




This is a weekly hop for mewsic enthusiasts regardless if you follow our weekly theme or not if you have mewsic to share then we’re ready to dance with you. Otherwise, I ask that you do not link non-mewsic posts below to boost traffic to your site. You’re welcome to leave your URL in comments with a brief description inviting me to check it out. Thank you!

 

 

What mewsic moves you today? ?

 

I invite you hop over to McGuffy’s Reader for more “Sparks” of inspiration/encouragement. Let’s make the world a better place, one person at a time beginning with #1! 😉

I can honestly say I have a happy heart because I am thankful for everything in my life, the good and the not-so good.  Every experience is meant to shape me into the person God wants me to be and it’s truly up to me to use these moments to grow from and to enrich another person’s life. Do you have a thankful heart? What are you thankful for today?

Keep those tunes playing and your body swaying, I’ll see ya around the cyber block!

 

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One Hit Wonders on 4M

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Welcome to week #163 of Monday’s Music Moves Me!

I cannot begin to tell you how often this song pops in my head for no reason whatsoever. Now, it’s gonna be stuck in your head. *smile*  I am off the radar in Blogosphere this week. So, I scheduled my party tunes my unofficial theme choice, but to get the “official” theme visit Rockin’ Mama XmasDolly. Whatever tunes are getting your groove on, then we want to hear them. Join me on the dance floor with my musical picks “One Hit Wonders” inspired selections from iHeartRadio.



PhotobucketJust a little remember, you won’t find me anywhere near the Internet this week coz DH & I are enjoying…some. time. alone. That being said, on behalf of our lovely hostesses, XmasDolly and the rest of the 4M crew ~ JAmericanSpice, Stacy Uncorked, Just the stuff ya know & myself… thanks for joining us on the dance floor. Be sure to link up and shake your bootie with the fellow rockin’ blogger buds below!

(Oops, no linky? Visit XmasDolly to 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 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!

 


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 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 Songsuasion!

 

What does Summer Vibe & The Birds and the Bees have in common?

Songs featured on Monday’s Music Moves Me! 

 

This week we are partying to not one, but two themes for your choosing.

  • What’s your favorite song on repeat “in your playlist” at the moment? submitted by Denise @RunDMT
  • One-hit wonders from 1965.  You get to pick from this List of 1960s One-Hit Wonders in the USA, submitted by Mike’s Place  

 

I hate to disappoint, Denise, and I really want to be hip because she’s such a cool Mama. The truth of the matter is, I don’t have a iPod, hence no playlist for me. 🙁 That being said and the mere fact I want to be cool, like RunDMT, I decided to improvise by sharing a new-to-me group, Walk Off the Earth, with you that I recently discovered.  Check it out….

 

Which ever theme(s) you choose, then we want to hear it right here. Come on join me on the dance floor!

Before we get swept away to the beat of the music, remember that our lovely hostesses, XmasDolly, will be sitting this dance out because of back surgery, but the rest of the 4M crew ~  JAmericanSpice,  Just the stuff ya know (filling in for Stacy Uncorked), myself, & this month’s honorary co-host, Everyday Life are ready and waiting to dance with you. 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 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 you’re cool coz all we want to do is dance with you! 

 
Now…lets shake our tail feathers…

In 1965, Mike, I was a little girl of only 4-years of age (wasn’t I cutie?) with not very much of a memory for songs from way back yonder. However, I do remember well this One-Hit Wonder…

 

 

 

Did you have a good time 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.  Next stop… your place!  What music is moving you?

The Love Train Presents: One Hit Wonders!

Welcome to Monday’s Music Moves Me with our head conductor…
 Marie from Xmas Dolly!
 

Assisting on the Love Train for your enjoyment are co-conductors:  Lorie of The Shewbridges of Central Florida, CALLIE from JAmericanSpice,  and Stacy from Stacy Uncorked!

 

I love rockin’ on Mondays!  I just love it when we can share the tunes rolling around inside our noggins, don’t you? There’s always a lot of music locked away just screaming to get out.  This week’s theme is One Hit Wonderssuggested by hkgk gang” or Grandma’s Favorites” suggested by Stacey Merrill.

 

Listed #73,  as Billboard’s Greatest Song of All Times from 1976.

 

The hit movie, Staying Alive, pushed this song to the billboard hits as number 10 in 1983.

 

 
From 1985, The Bold and the Beautiful soap star, Jack Wagner hit #2 with, All I Need

 

 

In 1986, heart-throb and Miami Vice star, Don Johnson took to the charts with his song, Heartbeat and became an international hit on the billboards at #5.

 

Being a Rodney Dangerfield fan-of-sorts, I couldn’t resist including this in the mix from 1983.

I don’t know what my grandma’s favorite song was. The early 40s she would have been a teenager, I would imagine her enjoying something like this #13 top hit Sentimental Journey.

 

“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.
  • Go to YouTube insert your music video of choice.
  • Grab the “Monday’s Music Moves Me” Button.
  • Sign the linky, follow Marie & her co-conductors, grab their blog buttons, & leave a comment letting them know you’re a new follower.
  • Shake your bootie with your fellow rockin’ bloggers on the linky (below) or invite some of your rocker blogger buds to join us

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 to dance with all the others on the Love Train today. Don’t forget to visit our spotlight dancers listed in #1 & 2 slots on the linky line-up!

 

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

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Come join Music Monday and share your songs with us. Rules are simple. Leave ONLY the ACTUAL LINK POST here and grab the code below and place it at your blog entry. You can grab this code at LadyJava’s Lounge Please note these links are STRICTLY for Music Monday participants only, deleting all others without prejudice.  PS: Because of spamming purposes, the linky will end each Thursday at midnight, Malaysian Time. Thank you!

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