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 with an animal in the title. Please leave your favorite song with the name of an animal in the title 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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Puff the Magic Dragon – Peter, Paul & Mary
YouTube Video Source: James Guilford
Eye of the Tiger – Survivor
YouTube Video Source: german 2526
White Rabbit – Jefferson Airplane
YouTube Video Source: dustasdu
Hound Dog – Elvis Presley
YouTube Video Source: shaddyhacker
The Lion Sleeps Tonight – The Tokens
YouTube Video Source: Ray Vaganza
Karma Chameleon – Culture Club
YouTube Video Source: Gustavo Febles
Cat’s In The Cradle – Harry Chapin
YouTube Video Source: Ron Boyco
Crocodile Rock – Elton John
YouTube Video Source: Kiat Mac
A Horse With No Name – America
YouTube Video Source: stardustdays
Who Let The Dogs Out – Baha Men
YouTube Video Source: Phrequenze