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.
This week I am posting songs for Independence Day. Please leave a song title of your favorite Independence Day 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!
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I voted Yankee Doodle.
I have always liked that song! The movie was made before my time but I remember watching it when I was young.
I especially liked Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops’ version of “Stars and Stripes Forever.” They played it frequently at the end of concerts, and Mr. Fiedler really got into it.
I remember my grandmother loved him! I have to agree that he put his heart and soul into his music.
Well, there’s no way I can pick just one! 🙂
I know the feeling Linda : )
I didn’t vote, not a fan of any of them, sorry. I would have to pick Independence Day, by Martina Mc Bride. An independence of a different kind.
I love Martina McBride! My favorite song by her is A Broken Wing.
That’s a good one too. She’s done some good material throughout her career, but I haven’t heard much from her lately.
Neither have I.
She may still appear at the Opry. She’s probably on the casino and Branson circuit. She was and is very talented. She always picked good songs and she was pretty popular for awhile.
I think I commented on the wrong comment. Let’s try this again….I always liked her songs.
Yeah, I liked her too. She was popular for quite awhile. I think she may have even crossed over.