Monday, November 30, 2015

Music Monday - Songs for a Last Day of November

On this last Monday of November, we take one last deep breath, recovering from our Thanksgiving.

Then, what we call "The Holidays" in the United States kick into high gear.  I try to keep things simple, and this year will be no exception.

Now, it is time to think of family, in all of its imperfections.

Imagine Dragons - I Bet My Life, is a song about family and how we sometimes take directions different from what our family may have wanted us to go.  I was one of those "in a different direction" people and have never regretted it.    I can even forgive the commercialization of this song in a Jeep commercial, because otherwise I never would have known about this song.

Don't be disturbed by the fight at the beginning - watch the direction this song takes.
This is one of the top most listened to You Tube songs of all time - Happy, by Pharrell Williams.  This song is so upbeat, you can't help but dance.

Best Day of My Life - American Authors.  Not that I would get a tattoo to commemorate the best day of my life...

Finally, "just because":  Thankful, by Bob Baker - being thankful for...well, take about five minutes, or join this video at about the 1:05 mark, where it..well, becomes a little interesting.

This is the final day of November's NaBloPoMo.

What is your today like?


  1. This is so interesting. The song "i bet my life" is just awesome. Meaningful lines. loved every bit of the song. I have added it to my personal collections.
    Thanks Alana.

  2. Today? Back to work. With 7th graders. Ah well. Not too long until winter break.

    Have you seen Weird Al Yankovic's take on Pharrell's "Happy"? It's called "Tacky".

  3. Good list though I am not very familiar with western music much.


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