Welcome to Music Moves Me. In the merry, merry month of May, we are having one of our faithful music bloggers choose our biweekly theme as a guest conductor on our every-Monday musical train. In May, our themes are being chosen by John of The Sound of One Hand Typing.
Who are the Music Moves Me bloggers? We call ourselves 4Mers.
The Head 4M'er (Engineer) is XmasDolly. Her co-conductors are: Callie of JAmerican Spice, (who is on hiatus but is always welcome back once she is able to conduct once again) and ♥Stacy of Stacy Uncorked♥ Also, Cathy from Curious as a Cathy. And, ahem...me.
That means, if you link up above AND you have mewsic (to share one of Cathy's phrases), I'll be visiting you sometime during the week! And, please, in turn visit as many of us as you can - especially John, our guest conductor. He's a treasure trove of True Music Knowledge.
For today, John has chosen: Song titles that begin with each letter of your name - first, middle or last.
I chose my first name, because I am a bit private and most of my readers know me mainly by my initials (AM) but I introduce you to my first name - ALANA. (and because my last name has more letters - tee hee.)
Another One Rides the Bus by "Weird Al" Yankovic - performed live, and strangely, on TV - The Tomorrow Show (no longer on).
Lose Yourself by Eminem. Back when my son was young, Eminem was a household word, but not in a good way - we were warned by my son's elementary school to be cautious if we knew our children were listening to his raps. Perhaps his earlier raps were not suitable for children - but I consider this rap one of the most powerful songs out there. (Warning: violence, including a short scene of domestic violence).
All Night Long by Lionel Richie, is such a fun song to dance to.
N - for this I choose a German song, 99 (Ninety-nine) Luftballoons, by the band Nena. This is an anti-war song, and was also recorded in English.
And for my final "A", Apache by The Shadows (1960). I love the instrumentals of the early 1960's.
Our train has now reached it's final station for this Monday. Join us again for the #MusicMovesMe blog hop next Monday- same time, same places!