Musical Monday ~ Giving Thanks 1

Welcome to Musical Monday! Music has been known to affect our emotions. Listening to music can make us happy or sad, relaxed or motivated, put us to sleep or make us want to dance. Music absolutely plucks at our heartstrings bringing to the surface a multitude of emotions.

Someone once described music to me as a time machine. When we listen it often transports us back to a place in time. A certain song can bring back feelings of someone we loved, our wedding day, someone who died, or any of the many important times in our lives.

Music has always been a big part of my life. When I am sad listening to a sad song often allows me to release that sadness. Happy songs tend to take away my sadness. It has helped motivate me to do housework. Yep, just crank up the radio or a music television station and I’m good to go. Warning: Be careful not to turn your music up too loud though. I have actually blown out the speakers in a television once doing this.

I have been known to start singing in a store when a song that I like comes on, I tend to sing along with songs while I am driving, and it isn’t unusual to see me moving to the music in my computer chair as I sit and listen to music.

I would like to thank my Facebook friends and family who have helped me by giving me their song suggestions.

This week I am posting songs that are about giving thanks….Please leave a song title that is your favorite giving thanks song in the comments below. You may see your song posted in upcoming blog posts. Also please take the poll at the end of this post. And if you have enjoyed this blog post don’t forget to sign up to follow my blog so you’ll never miss a Musical Monday post. Follow buttons can be found on the right side of this blog. Thank you!


Cheryl Pepsii Riley ~ Thanks For My Child


Mariah Carey, Joe, 98 Degrees ~ Thank God I Found You


Andrew Gold ~ Thank You For Being A Friend


William deVaughn ~ Be Thankful For What You Got


Martina McBride ~ Blessed


Oak Ridge Boys ~ Thank God For Kids


Edwin McCain ~ I Could Not Ask For More


Bing Crosby ~ I’ve Got Plenty To Be Thankful For


Trace Adkins ~ Thankful Man


Velma Frye ~ I Am Thankful
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Other Plucking Of My Heartstrings Musical Monday Posts:

Musical Monday ~ Sad Songs 1

Musical Monday ~ Sad Songs 2

Musical Monday ~ Songs That Make You Want To Dance 1

Musical Monday ~ Songs That Make You Want To Dance 2

Musical Monday ~ One Hit Wonders 1

Musical Monday ~ Funny Thanksgiving Songs

Musical Monday ~ Christmas Songs 1

Musical Monday ~ Christmas Songs 2

Musical Monday ~ New Year Songs 1

Musical Monday ~ Love Songs 1

Musical Monday ~ One Hit Wonders 1973

Musical Monday ~ Irish Songs 1

Musical Monday ~ Disco One Hit Wonders 1

Musical Monday Special Edition ~ Remembering Selena

Musical Monday ~ Songs With A Female Name 1

Musical Monday ~ Songs With A Male Name 1

Musical Monday ~ Songs About Summer 1

Musical Monday ~ Hits Of 1979

Musical Monday ~ Hits Of 1981


  1. Great post, Cheryl. I think Barry Manilow has a great thank-you song, though I can’t remember much of it. I agree on the importance of music. I am a huge music fan, and listen daily, though I’m not crazy about studio-manufactured music. I like music that involves a band, real sound. It’s emotionally satisfying and of course, fun.

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