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 The Word Don’t In The Title. Please leave your favorite song with the word don’t 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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Don’t ~ Elvis Presley
Don’t Go Breaking My Heart ~ Elton John & Kiki Dee
I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing ~ AerosmithVEVO
I Don’t Wanna Fight ~ Tina Turner
Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough ~ Michael Jackson
Don’t Do Me Like That ~ Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Please Don’t Go ~ K.C. & The Sunshine Band
Don’t Stop ~ Fleetwood Mac
I Don’t Wanna Live Without Your Love ~ Chicago
Don’t Ask Me Why ~ Billy Joel
Awesome post so beautiful and music is like that. It is so soulful. Great post and videos.
Thank you. I think I picked some pretty good songs this time around : )
Great extra post during the challenge!
Great songs. So many classics in there. 😀
Music is indeed a time machine. I couldn’t imagine living without it. I like a lot of the songs you’ve listed, and the first fav with ‘Don’t’ in the title that came to my mind was the Michael Jackson one you included. Love it.
Huge Aerosmith fan here! Thanks for that!
I saw “Don’t” and the 2 songs that went through my head were Don’t Fear the Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult, and Don’t Bring Me Down by Electric Light Orchestra. 🙂
You have found a lot of great songs again, Cheryl 🙂
Voting on this one was difficult! So many are favorites of mine. Elvis Presley tops that list, but the one from my boyfriend’s prom is the one I voted for. It was a very special song for us. Thanks so much for sharing this! It brought back A LOT of memories! Thanks also for stopping by my place. I appreciate it!
You have piqued my curiosity…Do you mind if I ask, which song was from your boyfriend’s prom? I never went to a prom but have many songs that take me back to school dances.
K.C. and the Sunshine Band…Please Don’t Go. It was very memorable because my father worked for IBM, and we were just transferred from Vermont to Arizona. Of course we were heart-broken about me leaving at the end of the summer and that song just kind of cemented all those feelings. It was ‘our song’ for the summer and beyond. We didn’t marry as we had hoped, but we did stay in contact until he died at 32 years of age. Whenever I hear that song, I think of him.
It’s amazing how much music connects with our emotions. I think we all have that one love that for some reason didn’t work out and we are often reminded of them simply by hearing that one song. 32 is much too young to die, sorry for your loss.
Muito interessante sua abordagem sobre músicas, gostei muito.