Music Reflections Mondays #19 – 80’s Favourites

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Welcome back dear friends to Music Reflections Mondays!  I hope that your day was all you needed it to be. This evening I stumbled upon the song Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) from Eurythmics.  My toddler was actually rocking away to it while watching one of his favourite videos.

Do you remember this song? I loved it and actually still do as I sang along while he was enjoying the song.  This triggered the desire to unearth some more of their songs and others that I really liked back then. Let’s take a look.

Eurythmics:

Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)

Here Comes The Rain Again

Culture Club:

Do You Really Want to Hurt Me

Karma Chameleon

Fine Young Cannibals:

She Drives Me Crazy (1989)

Toto:

Africa

Rosanna

Foreigner:

I Want To Know What Love Is

I recognise that some of my readers may not be familiar with some of these songs or the groups who sang them. Each group listed here had more songs than what was listed here but I just focused on the ones I really enjoyed  listening to.  Any favourites above?

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Do you have any favourites you would like to share below.  It does not have to be from the 80’s only but I plan on keeping what I love alive as I enjoy the new music of the day. 🙂  Hope you do too!

Have a great night! Thank you for stopping by.

 

 

 

Music Reflection Mondays #18 – Christmas Favourites

Good night and welcome back to Music Reflection Mondays!  How was your day?   Was it like most Mondays, demanding all the energy you’ve got left over from the weekend?  I have no doubt that you persevered and conquered all if not most of your tasks today. 🙂

So what are we getting into tonight? Nothing too heavy, my youngest son Luke is turning 4 years old tomorrow so I’ve been busy finalizing arrangements for his big day.

As October comes to a close tomorrow, we move into November one month closer to Christmas my favourite time of the year. 🙂 The music just melts your heart and gets most of us in the Christmas spirit.

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The decorations, decorating, the cleaning, the baking and cooking, time with family, the Christmas shows, the many aromas, the many memories from our past and the new ones we create in the present all solidified in our minds and hearts along with some beautiful music.

Here are some of my favourite people to listen to at Christmas time:

There are so many wonderful songs and people to listen to that it’s near impossible to list them all tonight.  Are any of your favourites listed above? If yes, who?  If not, who did I mistakenly forget?

Have a wonderful night. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

 

 

 

Music Reflection Mondays #17 – The Musically Gifted

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Music reflection is about the love of the music and the artists who touch our hearts and saturate our minds and souls with their music and lyrics.  As I lie here tonight, I am literally in tears watching and listening to some amazing and talented performers on Most Emotional Auditions Ever X Factor Global.  These individuals are truly special and I know we are fortunate to stumble upon new talents every year and I’m grateful for that.  They were so inspirational and touching in their delivery.

Music gives us so much more than just a song – it gives us a sneak peek not only into the artist mind and heart but into his or her life at that moment of writing that song especially for those who typically write their own music.  When life is good and love is in the air we know and similarly if their heart has been broken we get that sense as well. They share a little bit of themselves with us and some a little more.

Music is a form of expression that a gifted group of people can do really well.  It does not matter if it is instrumental or vocal because it is still beautiful.   It connects us and provides us with a unique way to tap into our feelings and emotions.   It can help make life challenges a little easier. As tears sometimes flood the soul releasing the pressure that we sometimes have difficulty relieving ourselves.

Remember, to make time to stop and listen to the music while you smell the roses.

Have a blessed night. Thank you for stopping by.

 

 

 

Music Reflection Mondays #16 – Preferences

Welcome back to Music Reflection Mondays!

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Music does different things for different people. Some use it to relax or de-stress, others to get their groove on (at the club or while working out at the gym) the uses vary from person to person.  However, this does not take away from the fact that music helps us get through life sometimes even distracting us from our problems even if only for a moment. For some of us that is good enough. 🙂

Does the fact that your individual preferences for music if different from mine mean that your selections or preferences are better than mine or vice versa?  I think not!  Once I like what I listen to and you feel the same about what you like that’s all that matters.   Sometimes you might hear a song that others might be all hyped about and wonder to yourself, “What’s the big deal about this song?”  Keep in mind that someone else might be listening to your preference and ask the same question.

Our preferences make us the individuals that we are.  There may be songs or genre of music that we share and enjoy likewise there may be some that we don’t share or enjoy – and you know what, that’s okay.   I do not believe that we were placed on this earth to like all the same things and do all the same things – differences create variety and that helps to keep things interesting.  🙂

Don’t make assumptions about people because of how they look.  Their musical preferences may surprise you so don’t stereotype.  Listen to what you like and what moves you but don’t be afraid to try something new from time to time.  You may not like everything and you don’t have to.   Don’t limit yourself to only what you know – allow your musical database to grow.

There is so much to learn and explore in the world of music from the different genre of music to new artiste and so much more.  Keep an open mind and ear.  In life there comes a time when you learn that in order to be truly happy you need to just do what you love. Music is no different. 🙂

Have a good night and a blessed week.  Thank you for stopping by.

Music Reflection Mondays #15

Good Morning everyone! Pleasant Monday greetings to each of you. 🙂  How was your weekend?  My weekend was full of heavy rainfall, thunder and lightning so I stayed indoors. 

Although the sun has graced our beautiful sky this morning it is clear that the clouds still have a mouthful to say as they make every effort to push the sun out of the way.  I won’t let them dampen my mood though and neither should you.  🙂

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For today’s post let’s look at some songs that I just can’t get out of my head lately.

Are any of your favourites listed above?  Please share what song or songs are just stuck in your head lately.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day and a blessed week.

 

Music Reflection Mondays #14

Hello and welcome back to Music Reflection Mondays!

How was your day?  I know some of us are currently trying to forget and just unwind hoping for a better day tomorrow.  That’s cool too!

Tonight, I feel like doing a poem.  Hope you like it.

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Can you hear the beat?

Can you feel the rhythm pulsing through your feet?

What a tantalizing treat!

No control, as the music makes you move your feet

Like sugar it can be sweet

 

Can you hear the beat?

Do you see how your arms and hips move from left to right?

No more resisting, the music is too tempting

So what if everyone is looking?

It doesn’t matter, we’re doing our own thing 🙂

 

Music is there for our enjoyment

So if you’re feeling sad and blue

A little music might get you through

I hope by now, you know what you have to do

 

Can you hear the beat?

Listen closely,

As you close your eyes

And settle your fears

Let the music temporarily melts away your cares 

 

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great night and a wonderful week.

 

 

Music Reflection Mondays #13 (originally posted 25.09.2017)

Hello and welcome back to Music Reflection Mondays. Today we’re going to be looking at songs from movies that leave lasting impressions with us.  Some of these songs came out before some of the movies and some were written just for the movies.

Either way they get us feeling and getting caught up in our emotions at the time and sometimes even after as we look back.  I know I do for certain songs I’ll mark them below with (*) asterisks.

Let’s get into it.   Here are my top 20 songs and the movies we associate them with.

  1. I will always love you *- by Whitney Houston  from the movie “The Bodyguard”
  2. Bad Boys   – by Inner Circle  from the movie “Bad Boys 2” and it is also the theme song for Fox Network show COPS.
  3. Men In Black – by Will Smith from the movie “Men in Black
  4. Staying Alive – by Bee Gees from the movie “Saturday Night Fever
  5. Night Fever – by Bee Gees from the movie “Saturday Night Fever”
  6. Gangsta’s Paradise – by Coolio feat. L.V. in the movie “Dangerous Minds
  7. Independent Women Pt. 1 *- by Destiny’s Child in the movie “Charlie’s Angels”
  8. Footloose -by Kenny Loggins in the movie “Footloose
  9. Ghostbusters – by Ray Parker Jr. in the movie “Ghostbusters”
  10. Kiss From A Rose *- by Seal in the movie “Batman Forever”
  11. Maniac – by Michael Sembello in the movie “Flashdance”
  12. I Believe I Can Fly – by R. Kelly in the movie “Space Jam”
  13. Lose Yourself – by Eminem in the movie “8 Mile”
  14. I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing *- by Aerosmith in the movie “Armageddon”
  15. Lady Marmalade – by Christina Aguilera, Mýa, Pink and Lil’ Kim  in the movie”Moulin Rouge
  16. My Heart Will Go On – by Celine Dion in the movie “Titanic”
  17. It Must Have Been Love – by Roxette in the movie “Pretty Woman”
  18. I had the time of my Life *- by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes in the movie “Dirty Dancing
  19. Good Life – by G. Eazy and Kehlani in the movie “The Fate of the Furious”
  20. See You Again *- by Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth in the movie “Furious 7″

Do we share any favourites?  I would love to know.  As always thank you for taking time to visit and comment.

I hope my list brought back some memories. 🙂  Can you think of any other songs and movies that we could add to this list?  Feel free to make mention below.

Hope you’re enjoying your Monday so far.  Make the rest of the week a great one.  Thanks for stopping by.