MMMM: Be My Valentine!

Today’s prompt is "Our furriends suggested love songs with Valentine’s Day coming up. Other options are to pick Valentine song titles or band names or you can even do a Valentine’s Day musical acrostic. Just have fun!" All I had to see was "Valentine’s Day musical acrostic" and I knew what I would do. Here’s my acrostic playlist for "Be My Valentine," and I tried as much as possible to choose love songs.

  • Be My Baby – The Ronettes
  • Everything That Touches You – The Association
  • Ma Cherie Amour – Stevie Wonder
  • You, You, You – The Ames Brothers
  • Valleri – The Monkees
  • All My Loving – The Beatles
  • Love Can Make You Happy – Mercy
  • Endless Love – Lionel Richie and Diana Ross
  • Never Can Say Goodbye – The Jackson 5
  • Touch Me When We’re Dancing – The Carpenters
  • If – Bread
  • Never Gonna Give You Up – Rick Astley
  • Everlasting Love – Robert Knight

And that’s Monday’s Music Moves Me for February 5, 2023.

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MMMM: Sail

Here’s something I haven’t done in a while: pick a word and do songs that have titles that include that word. (That’s a lot of thats.) Here are ten, and I know there are more, including songs that may have the same titles but are different songs. If you think of any, leave a comment, and the next freebie day I’ll play them.

  1. Randy Newman, “Sail Away”
  2. The Beatles, “Red Sails In The Sunset”
  3. Ella Fitzgerald, “Ship Without A Sail”
  4. The Beach Boys, “Sail On Sailor”
  5. Christopher Cross, “Sailing”
  6. The Commodores, “Sail On”
  7. Katie Melua, “If You Were A Sailboat”
  8. Icehouse, “Wind And Sail”
  9. Olivia Newton-John, “Sail Into Tomorrow”
  10. Big Country, “Sail Into Nothing”

That’s Monday’s Music Moves Me for January 30, 2023.

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MMMM: My Name In Band Names

This week’s theme is to spell out my full name in band or song names. To make it a little harder, I went with band names. My full name is John Connelly Holton, so there are 18 songs.

  1. Bob James, “Angela (Theme From Taxi)”
  2. Roy Orbison, “You Got It”
  3. Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds, “Fallin’ In Love”
  4. NOVA, “Bim Bom”
  5. Chicago, “South California Purples”
  6. Gilbert O’Sullivan, “Get Down”
  7. Najee, “Najee’s Theme”
  8. Michael Nesmith, “Different Drum”
  9. Exile, “Kiss You All Over”
  10. Steve Lawrence, “Pretty Blue Eyes”
  11. Brenda Lee, “I’m Sorry”
  12. Frankie Yankovic, “Beer Barrell Polka”
  13. Herman’s Hermits, “There’s A Kind Of Hush”
  14. Oasis, “Wonderwall”
  15. Chuck Loeb, “eBop”
  16. The Trashmen, “Surfin’ Bird”
  17. Marie Osmond, “Paoer Roses”
  18. Rick Nelson, “Fools Rush In”
  19. That’s Monday’s Music Moves Me ir January 23, 2023.

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MMMM: If I Can Dream…

Here in the United States, today is a day that we celebrate the life and work of a true American hero, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Perhaps his most famous speech was the “I Have A Dream” speech, delivered in Washington, DC at the end of the “March On Washington” in August 1963. With all that in mind, I’ve chosen ten songs about dreams.

  1. Dream #9 – John Lennn
  2. Last Night I Had A Dream – Randy Newman
  3. Dream Police – Cheap Trick
  4. Dreamer – Supertramp
  5. Running Down A Dream – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
  6. These Dreams – Heart
  7. You Stepped Out Of A Dream – Nat King Cole
  8. In Dreams – Roy Orbison
  9. Darn That Dream – Ella Fitzgerald with Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra
  10. If I Can Dream – Elvis Presley

And that’s Monday’s Music Moves Me for January 16, 2023.

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MMMM: “The Latin Side of Vince Guaraldi”

Vince Guaraldi’s music is associated with the Peanuts specials. I know that’s where I first heard him play, and I was hooked. For this first "free" day of 2023, I wanted to feature an album from his pre-Peanuts days.

The Latin Side Of Vince Guaraldi came out in 1964. He started exploring Brazilian and Caribbean rhythms and how the music would sound when backed with a string quartet. Reviews on the album were mixed, but I like the songs on it and it’s good background music for doing other things.

Joining Vince on the album are members of his quartet: Eddie Duran (guitar), Fred Marshall (bass) and Jerry Granelli (drums). On the more Latin numbers, they’re joined by Bill Fitch (congas) and Benny Velarde (timbales). Five of the numbers feature the aforementioned string quartet, whose contributions were orchestrated by Jack Weeks.

  1. Mr. Lucky
  2. What Kind Of Fool Am I
  3. Corcovado (Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars)
  4. Work Song
  5. Treat Street
  6. Star Song
  7. Whirlpool
  8. Dor Que Faz Doer (Pain That Hurts)
  9. Brasilia

And that’s (a somewhat tardy) Monday’s Music Moves Me for January 2, 2023.

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