Song of the Day – “Friends in Low Places” by Garth Brooks

October 19, 2017

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It’s Throwback Thursday! Today’s #tbt song “Friends in Low Places” is from the 1990 album No Fences by Garth Brooks. 

I love this song! Who doesn’t love this song? It is a hard song not to love. 🙂

I recently watched an incredible video of a Justin Timberlake concert where he sang this song and had Garth Brooks join him on stage. It was just a reminder of how much I used to love this song and Garth Brooks in general. So, I thought I should share the feeling by sharing this song today.

This song was HUGE in 1990 and became one of the biggest songs of the decade! I hope today’s throwback sparks some good memories. I still remember the year this song came out and it seemed like everywhere we went it was playing, and groups of people were singing along. And who doesn’t remember when the 3rd verse became a thing?!

I attended a Garth Brooks concert with my parents and my sisters in Las Vegas way back in the 1990s and it was awesome! That man knows how to perform! He is goofy, twangy, seems incredibly down to earth, and is dang comfortable in his own boots.

A couple of notes. Garth Brooks does not have his music on iTunes. He decided to put his entire library on Amazon Music, so check it out there. One other thing, Garth is currently touring and has just a few dates left as he finishes up his North American tour. Interestingly, he is performing in Newark in December. Maybe I need to get my parents and sisters together again. 🙂




May 29, 2014


It’s Throwback Thursday! 

Today I am posting something very different for me. This is a country song by an artist that I was not even familiar with until we moved to Dallas, Texas. I remember a friend of ours, who worked with my husband, told me that Pat Green was his favorite musician. Amazingly, I had just heard this song from my daughter who had a friend on her cross-country team who introduced it to her, or otherwise I would not have even known who he was talking about.

I actually really love this song. I love the movement of the music and I find the lyrics actually make me a little emotional. It is just one of those perfect songs that came together with all the elements. It is absolutely a roll down your windows and sing kind of song.

“Wave on Wave” is by Pat Green and was released in 2003. The song was his highest rating song ever and really threw him into the national mainstream attention, although he had been popular in Texas for some time and has been active in the music scene since 1995. I am hoping that some of you may not yet be familiar with this song. I think you will like it.


May 8, 2014


It’s Throwback Thursday! Today we are going back to the 80s for the #tbt song. I also originally posted this as my daughter’s Song of the Day on January 1, 2010.

Today is my sister in-law’s birthday – she is also a teenager of the 80s, along with me – and this song makes me think of her. She and my brother in-law have always been, and still are, big fans of 80s music and I remember that this band was among her favorites. So to celebrate her birthday today and getting older in general, I am posting a song to remind us of our younger days. It is a great song and just makes you feel alive! I have always loved how they made the guitars sound like bagpipes … just so cool!

My sister in-law and I share quite a history. We have known each other for a very long time. She went to a different high school than I did, and is a year younger than me, but the two of us dated brothers in high school. Interestingly, when we all ended up getting married years later, it just happens that we got engaged at about the same time and got married only two weeks apart! Our lives have been very different, but we do share a unique bond and I think she is a pretty amazing and strong woman. Happy Birthday!

Big Country, a Scottish rock band formed in 1981 by Stuart Adamson and his friend (and fellow guitarist) Bruce Watson.  Drummer, Mark Brzezicki, and Bass Player, Tony Butler, were then added. The band was incredibly popular in the early 1980s. In doing a little research about the band, I discovered something new to me. Adamson also founded the punk rock band, Skids, in 1977. The song “The Saints Are Coming,” which U2 and Green Day covered in 2006 after Hurricane Katrina, was from the Skids 1979 debut album, Scared to Dance. Although I always knew the song was a cover, I did not realize that Stuart Adamson from the Skids, was also Stuart Adamson from Big Country. Anyway, just a little factoid that I found interesting and thought I would pass along.




May 1, 2014


It’s Throwback Thursday! Today’s #tbt song is from 2008 while we were living in London, England.

I am being a little tongue in cheek with the title of this song today. What I really want to say is “please STOP the rain!”

I have decided that spring in the northeast is very slow in coming. I keep waiting … and waiting … and, well you get the point. We literally had over 24 hours of straight rain and got over 4.5 inches in that time period. There was flooding everywhere this morning and I literally have a small lake in my backyard. Central Park in NYC got 5.12 inches, which is the tenth wettest day on record. Needless to say, it has been a wet and chilly few days. April showers bring May flowers, right? Let’s hope, but I am looking at my forecast and it looks like we are having May showers! So, June flowers?
“If it’s gonna be a rainy day, there’s nothing we can do to make it change. We can pray for sunny weather, but that won’t stop the rain.”
I became a fan of James Morrison while we were living in London. We actually saw him perform live at an outdoor concert in a London park and, although the sound was not great, he was fabulous and I really enjoy his music.
James Morrison is a singer-songwriter and guitarist from the UK who began busking at the age of 15 while living in Cornwall. He literally became an overnight sensation in the UK after the release of his first album, Undiscoveredin 2006 at the age of 21. James Morrison was the winner of Best British Male Solo Artist at the 2007 Brit Awards and was the biggest selling British male solo artist that same year. In 2008, he released his second album, Songs For You, Truths For Me, the album where you can find today’s song and his biggest selling single, “Broken Strings,” which he recorded with Nelly Furtado. He released his third album, The Awakening, in 2011. I have not heard much about him in the last few years, so I am now curious to find out what he has been doing.
Enjoy the song and bring on the sunshine!!

SONG OF THE DAY – “CUANDO ME ENAMORO” by Enrique Iglesias & Juan Luis Guerra

April 17, 2014


It’s Throwback Thursday! Today’s #tbt song was originally posted as my daughter’s Song of the Day in the fall of 2010, although I have to admit that she was the one who introduced the song to me.

I love this song! Even if you don’t know Spanish at all, you can totally relate to what the song is saying. The harmony made by Enrique Iglesias and Juan Luis Guerra is fabulous and just wonderful to listen to. The music video is also pretty cute.

After spending some time in Puerto Rico over the last week, I realize how much I really love the Spanish language and how lame I am at speaking it. I wish that I had made it more of a priority to fully learn a foreign language when I was growing up. I speak a little of a few languages, but I am not fluent in anything other than English. I lived in Germany while I was in college and I was nearly fluent at that time, but I really never spoke it again after I returned home and I lost it pretty quickly. I am seriously considering doing an immersion program at some time in the near future.

Cuando Me Enamoro” is from Enrique Iglesias’ 2010 album, Euphoria. The album was his first bilingual album, with nearly an equal number of original English and Spanish language songs. Enrique Iglesias was born in Madrid, Spain and is the son of singer, Julio Iglesias. He has won a plethora of awards and has often been referred to as “The King of Latin Pop.” He is also one of the best-selling Spanish language artists of all time. Disfrutar de la musica. Tener un gran dia!



April 10, 2014


It’s Throwback Thursday! Today’s #tbt song was originally posted as my daughter’s Song of the Day on September 12 2013.

Okay, well I warned you yesterday that this would probably be today’s #tbt song. I don’t typically post two days of songs by the same artist, but in posting one of Matt Hire’s brand new songs yesterday, it made me think of my very favorite song by him and I think it is a song that everyone should have on their playlist. I absolutely adore this song and think his voice is amazing! Who wouldn’t want him to sing you a song?

The song was released on his summer 2009 debut album, Take Us To The Start. I love this very raw, acoustic version of him playing the song in the video below. Enjoy!



March 27, 2014


It’s Throwback Thursday! Today’s #tbt song goes way back to 1977 and was originally posted as my daughter’s Song of the Day on October 9, 2010.

This is an amazing, classic song that I have always loved. The sound of the song and the emotion that comes from the music is just incredible; it is such a recognizable, unique sound. This song was the debut single from Peter Gabriel’s first self-titled solo album, released in 1977. Peter Gabriel, an English singer-songwriter, was a founding member of the the band Genesis and was with the band from 1967 to 1975 as the lead singer and flutist. Gabriel left the band in 1975, which is probably why I always thought of him as more of a solo artist and never really related him to Genesis when I was growing up … when I think of Genesis, I always think of Phil Collins who was the drummer and replaced Gabriel as lead singer in 1975 and was very influential during my all important teen years. 🙂

Peter Gabriel has been described as one of the most innovative artists in rock and roll, and he has certainly been recognized for that by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2010, as a member of Genesis, Gabriel was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and he is scheduled to be a 2014 inductee as a solo artist. Pretty impressive! He has won many awards, both musical and otherwise. In fact, in 2008, TIME Magazine listed him as one of the top 100 Most Influential People in the World, recognizing him as a Hero and Pioneer, for both his musical contributions and his humanitarian work.

Anyway, I hope this song brings back some good memories for you … or, if you are a young thing and not familiar with the song, I hope you enjoy it. It is certainly a great song to add to your playlist.  Much Love!



January 23, 2014


It’s Throwback Thursday! Today’s TBT song was originally posted as my daughter’s Song of the Day on January 23, 2010!

Today I am really using TBT. Yes, I originally posted this song on my daughter’s page in 2010, but this song is from 1979! I grew up on New Wave music and it is fun to post an old song from my early teenage days.

This song just came up in our house a few weeks ago when we were playing the game, Wits and Wagers. One of the questions was “In what year was the first MTV video aired on TV?” The answer also provided a little trivia by giving the name of the video. So, for those of you that are interested … “Video Killed the Radio Star” was the first video to be shown on MTV in the US at 12:01 am on August 1, 1981!

The Buggles are best known for this song which was debuted in 1979 and was Number One on the singes charts of sixteen countries! The Buggles were only together from 1977-1981, but they certainly produced a timeless classic during that short time. Enjoy a little 80s today! 🙂


SONG OF THE DAY – “FALLING SLOWLY” by Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova

November 7, 2013

TBT – Originally posted as my daughter’s Song of the Day on 12/01/2009.


My teenagers often tell me that I am technologically challenged.  I have to remind them that I am much better than most parents.  (This may or may not be true, but it makes me feel better.)

It is sometimes hard to believe that I grew up without the computer.  I still vividly remember taking Type Class in high school and – yes! – it was on a typewriter.  So, I think my kids should give me a break.  Yes, they are better than me at almost all things technology based, but they have grown up with it since birth.  I think that makes me (and all of you not born in the 90s) pretty amazing.  Just look at how far we have come in such a short period of time.  I had to learn all of these things after my brain had stopped growing!

Anyway, enough about my awesomeness … there is a reason to this post.  Today I am starting a new type of post for Thursdays – “TBT” or “Throw Back Thursday.”  This has been popular on social media for some time with people posting old photos, but I am going to transfer that to Songs of the Day.  I started posting a Song of the Day on my daughter’s Facebook page 4 years ago and we have shared a tremendous amount of music together.  Starting today, on every Thursday I will post a TBT song from one of those days that begin back in October 2009.  The song I selected today is a favorite of mine.  It just exemplifies emotion in music.

Well, gotta run … I am learning how to Tweet today.  I will catch up to those youngsters yet.