Mondays & Music!

Musicians have all the cream. They really do. Musicians own the whole talent thing, lock, stock, and barrel.

I can name a song for every traumatic aspect of my journey in life.

Can I name a book instead? Maybe if I stretch things. OK – Pride and Prejudice for first romance. When? Where? No clue. Talk to me about first times and music and I can ramble for hours.

It’s all about firsts and must haves.

Not making sense? Walk the path with me for a sec.

The first song I ever slow danced to—Samba Pa Ti. Sigh. Are there more beautiful guitar notes than the first few of Samba Pa Ti?  Strange thing is, I don’t remember the guy at all, just the moment underneath the stars moving in perfect harmony. My memory is peculiar and fickle. I recall he smelled of beer and Brute, that he was way too skinny for a plump girl like me, and that he had devastating brown eyes. His name? Go figure.

Songs I cannot sit down to—honestly my rear and my legs have a mind of their own when Play That Funky Music or December 1963(Oh, What a Night) starts—anywhere, anytime, anyplace.

Songs that make the waterworks in seconds flat, My Way sung by Sinatra. Has to be Sinatra. It’s Too Late by Carol King, The Wind Beneath My Wings by Bette Midler…that list is never ending.

Ok and to segue on that, what about Never Ending Story? Or Take On Me? My toes start tapping the second I hum that cute little lick of music in the middle of Take On Me.

To me that signifies happy feet and snoopy dancing. Can anything get better than that?

Ok—so what’re your songs?

First Slow Dance

Can’t Sit Down


Happy Feet

Oh—got to drop one more in there—Michael Bublé singing Save The Last Dance for me.

Such a happy way to start Monday.




4 thoughts on “Mondays & Music!

  1. Ooh, great post, Jianne! I once had a lovely naughty dirty dancing moment during, of all things, a Phil Collins song! So weird, but it was very sweet. Music throws me right back to certain moments.


  2. First slow dance with my hubby to be– Your Song by Elton John– and that is our song. Takes me back every time — still gives me goose bumps — I knew I had met the man for me — and I was right and he’s still my man 43 years later.

    Can’t sit in my chair song? Too many. I have one of those booties that has to move — I think, Jianne, you and I have the same shake-your-booty syndrome — probably any of the Bee Gees Saturday Night Fever songs — oh, oh,oh … stayin’ alive — cue Travolta’s strut down the street carrying a paint can. Oh and S.E.X. and Something In Your Mouth by Nickelback. 🙂

    Water Works — hmmm, tough one – I don’t like sad songs — really don’t listen to them — I’m a metal and alt rock gal (does anyone else think Avenge Sevenfold’s Hail to the King sounds like Metallica?). Maybe The Impossible Dream? Can’t for the life of me remember who sang it first – I think it came from a musical — Man of La Mancha.

    Happy Feet — Anything with a beat and I can dance to it – hey, I was raised on American Bandstand — I had Happy Feet every damn Saturday — and my body wiggled and my shoulders bumped in the car to Casey Kasem on the Top Ten list on the radio while running errands.

    Great blog, Jianne — you and I, dance floor — girl circle next RT — we’ll show those gals how to shake some booty (and I have one to shake, too). Do you do CPR? I’m kind of old — we’ll need a hunky EMT standing by the dance floor in case I go into cardiac arrest. *wide evil grin*


    • Whoa! It sure sounds like we’ll be boogying down at RT! Your Song is still one of my favorites and I loooove Nickelback (my nephews are ashamed that I boast about that).

      I actually do CPR, took a course when the kids were young and kept it up *not that we’ll need it*


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