SONG OF THE DAY – “THRIFT SHOP” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, featuring WANZ

December 31, 2013

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Happy New Year!

It is 10:00 p.m. where I am sitting, so just a couple more hours left of 2013. I can’t believe how quickly the year passed. So many exciting things happened this year! It will be a year full of many memories for me, but I am looking forward to creating new ones in 2014.

It was difficult to pick just one song today from so many favorites, but this song was probably the most memorable song of the year. I am certain it is not new to most of you, but can you seriously think of 2013 without thinking of Thrift Shop? Macklemore & Ryan Lewis were a phenomenon in 2013!

For the last few days I have been posting songs by some of my favorite new musical finds of 2013. To finish that up – on this last night of the year – I wanted to post a list of my favorite “new to me” bands and artists of 2013.  Drum roll, please ….  Here is my list:

I enjoyed so much good music over the year from a multitude of artists, but I discovered all of these artists in 2013 and they instantly became favorites and people that I will be keeping my eye on. I hope that you were able to discover and enjoy great music this year as well, and I am looking forward to sharing the musical journey with you in 2014.

And as I mentioned a couple days ago, my favorite album of the year was “Native” by OneRepublic.

 Music brings me joy and I am looking forward to a joyful year full of love, friendship, adventure, and … of course … MUSIC!

SONG OF THE DAY – “HEARTS ON FIRE” by Passenger with Ed Sheeran

November 8, 2013

Two buttons today? Unfortunately this song is not yet available on iTunes, so I have given you links to both of their individual albums. I will let you know the minute “Hearts on Fire” is released!

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This is pretty typical of me with music. I find songs that I love and then I have to wait for them to be released. It’s torture! 😉

I have iTunes accounts in both the US and the UK so that I can purchase music off both sites. Often I can only find a  song on the UK iTunes site because it has not been (and may never be) released here. That is also true with Spotify. Anyway, I love both of these artists and I am anxiously waiting for this song to be released. I will let you know the minute I find out!

A short little story to share about Ed Sheeran. We have been listening to Ed for many years. In fact, the first time I posted a Song of the Day by Ed Sheeran was in 2011. I was so excited about his music and then I learned that he had come to my kids’ school in London to  perform at a high school assembly during the 2009-10 school year. How cool is that?! He even “friended” many of the kids after that performance. My daughter laughs that she was once “Facebook Friends” with Ed Sheeran rather than just a “Fan.” He is one of the most amazing live performers I have ever seen. It is just him up on that stage alone and it is awesome! He is wildly popular now and his concert tickets are difficult to get your hands on, but if you ever have the chance … go see him. I think it will be the first time you will ever get “shooshed” by a performer. I am a huge fan!