Song of the Day – “Ghost” by Ella Henderson

October 31, 2017

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

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I posted two video versions of this song because you just have to hear Ella’s voice live … amazing. Ella Henderson is a singer/songwriter from England who appeared on X-Factor in the UK in 2012. This song was her first single and it was co-written and produced by one of my very favorites … Ryan Tedder. Does that man ever sleep?

Anyway … I just had my first trick or treaters. Watch out for ghosts tonight!

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Song of the Day – “Future Looks Good” by OneRepublic

October 27, 2017

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my little sister!

Today I want to celebrate my little sister on her birthday. On birthdays, I like to look forward to the year ahead while celebrating the year that just passed. That is why I chose this song today for her birthday and as my wish for her to have joy in the upcoming year. It has been a crazy and challenging year, but I know that the future looks good. 🙂

Having sisters is a gift and I was blessed with 3 of them! I am the third of four girls, and my little sister was a distant fourth … almost 5 years younger than me. For her birthday today, I have to share (probably to her horror!) one of my favorite music memories of her.

Back in the day, my little sister loved Madonna and Michael Jackson. She loved the song “Beat It” SO much that she recorded it on a cassette tape over and over again. I did not know this until we got into the car for a family road trip. As we sat in the back of the van, on this fabulous bed that my dad had built, she blasted on the boom box “Beat It” over and over and over again. I can tell you that I wanted to BEAT her. I am not sure that I ever really liked that song again after that trip. To be honest, I am not sure she did either. 😉

As for today’s song, OneRepublic is probably one of my very favorite bands. I don’t think there is anyone quite as cool or talented as Ryan Tedder, and there is not a song that I don’t like. This song is from their 2016 album, Oh My My.  I have been lucky enough to see OneRepublic in concert several times and they never disappoint. They are truly even better live than recorded.

 Cheers to you, Danni! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Fall Fest at Beacon Theatre, NYC – Oct 2016 and Today Citi Concert Series, NYC – May 2017

SONG OF THE DAY – “ORDINARY HUMAN” by OneRepublic

July 22, 2014

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Another great song written by Ryan Tedder for OneRepublic. He truly is one of the most talented people in the music industry … he is just amazing! I love the lyrics and the music to this song. It has such a nice sound and draws the listener in with the emotional weight of the music.

This song was written for the movie, The Giver (based on the book by Lois Lowry), which should be released mid-August and is anticipated to be a major summer blockbuster. The soundtrack for the movie, called The Giver: Music Collection, is expected to be released one week prior to the movie (August 5). The soundtrack sounds incredible, including not only OneRepublic, but also Capital Cities, Jack Bugg, Aloe Blacc, and NeedToBreathe among others. I am really looking forward it.

I am just an “ordinary human” and have not been fantastic about regularly positing the last two weeks. It has been a crazy summer and I am hoping things slow down a bit so I can get back onto a regular routine. Looking forward to sharing more music! Have a great summer!

 

SONG OF THE DAY – “THE FIGHTER” by Gym Class Heroes, featuring Ryan Tedder

July 17, 2014

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It’s Throwback Thursday! Today’s #tbt song is from 2011.

Just returning from an extended trip traveling with my son in the south – a golf tournament and a visit to a couple of schools. We visited several places that I have never been before and have always wanted to visit, including Myrtle Beach and Hilton Head, South Carolina. Beautiful! Wish there had been more time to just vacation. We had such a great time, but we are both exhausted.
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I am posting a song today for Throwback Thursday that is not super old – it is from the 2011 album, The Papercut Chronicles IIby Gym Class Heroes – but it is a song that I have had in my head a lot the last few days and one that I have always loved. This is a fabulous motivational song; we listened to it today as we headed off to another golf tournament. I hope that it does the trick for you if you need a little motivation to encourage yourself, or someone you know, to reach higher and realize they are a fighter.
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I am sure that I have mentioned it before, but I am a huge Ryan Tedder fan. He is quite literally one of my very favorites. His collaboration on this song just makes the whole thing perfect. Enjoy!
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SONG OF THE DAY – “I LIVED” by OneRepublic

December 27, 2013

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With the end of the year quickly approaching, I wanted to take time to devote a post to naming my favorite album of the year. There was a tremendous amount of great music released this year, but my favorite album of the year by far is “Native” by OneRepublic.

I honestly love every single song on this album! It is an album that I can listen to at any time … it fits every mood.  I have been a huge fan of OneRepublic from their beginning and I believe Ryan Tedder to be one of the most talented people in the music industry today. His songwriting skills are incredible and I love his voice. On top of all that, he is one of the most energetic entertainers that I have ever seen live in concert. He just loves what he does!

Typically I buy individual songs off of iTunes and do not often purchase an entire album all at once, but with this album my son went onto iTunes on the day the album was released and purchased the whole thing in one fell swoop. We have been listening to it ever since, and it was definitely our summer road trip album. It was incredibly difficult for me to pick just one song for the day as I love all of the songs on this album (so I gave you the link for the entire album as well!); however, the song “I Lived” just captivated me from the moment I heard it. It is an amazing song. I have already told my kids that it is the song I want played at my funeral. They are thrilled to already have that information. haha!

So that is my favorite for 2013 and the most exciting news for 2014 … OneRepublic and The Script are touring together! They are truly two of my all time favorite bands and they will be in concert together. I can hardly wait! As an added bonus, the entire family counts the two bands among their favorites as well!

OneRepublic in concert at the Superbowl - February 2013.
OneRepublic in concert at the Superbowl – February 2013.
The amazing Ryan Tedder!
The amazing Ryan Tedder!
 
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