MMMM: Musical Acrostic: Memorial Day

Today is Memorial Day in the United States, a day when we remember the men, women, and animals who lost their lives in service to this country. I don’t think it would be inappropriate to include police officers and firefighters in that blessed band.

Anyway, today we’re going to do one of my favorite themes: Musical Acrostic, where we choose songs that, when you read the first letters of each title, spells out a phrase, in this case "MEMORIAL DAY." I looked back in the archives, and I did one of these last year, so I was sure to choose different songs this year.

  • “Moonlight Feels Right”, Starbuck
  • “Electric Avenue”, Eddy Grant
  • “Messin’ With The Kid”, Junior Wells
  • “Out In The Country”, Junior Wells & Buddy Guy
  • “Reminiscing”, Little River Band
  • “I Am The Walrus”, The Beatles
  • “Arthur’s Theme”, Christopher Cross
  • “Like To Get To Know You”, Spanky & Our Gang
  • “Dang Me”, Roger Miller
  • “Amos Moses”, Jerry Reed
  • “Your Momma Don’t Dance”, Loggins & Messina

Have a safe and peaceful Memorial Day. That’s Monday’s Music Moves Me for May 30, 2022.

Monday’s Music Moves Me is sponsored by Cathy, Alana, and Stacy, so be sure and visit them, where you can also find the Linky for the other participants.

25 thoughts on “MMMM: Musical Acrostic: Memorial Day

  1. John,

    You did a great job as honorary co-host for May. You always come up with the best music and I so enjoy hitting play for a continual stream of tunes to listen to while multi-tasking. “Moonlight Feels Right” and “Reminiscing” are two oldies I remember well. Have a boogietastic week, my friend!

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  2. Have a great Memorial Day John!
    In that video…check out the drummer…he looks like he wants to bust loose but of course…can’t really do that on this song.

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  3. I never understood I am the walrus..must have been written when they smoked a big doobie. Loved to listen to all of them. I loved the blues man with the harmonica

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    1. “I Am The Walrus” was written by John, which probably explains a lot.

      Junior Wells was a fantastic harmonica player when he was sober. When he wasn’t, he was still pretty good.

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  4. Hi John – have a peaceful Memorial Day and week ahead – thanks for hosting during May. These ideas of your acrostic musical serendipities are fun – thank you … great choices … I’ve gone for I am a Walrus … cheers Hilary

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    1. Glad you enjoy them! They’re a test for me sometimes, to see how many songs I can name for each letter without looking them up. By the time I do the actual playlist, half the songs have changed…

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