Once again, it's Monday. It's time for music, and it's time for Music Moves Me!
Who are the members of Music Moves Me ? We are bloggers who blog about music each Monday. If you have music to share with us, you are most welcome to join! Just remember our simple rule: you must include at least one You Tube or Vimeo video or your post may be subject to removal or labeling "NO MUSIC". You are welcome to write about music. too but there must be at least one music video.
So let's get started.
Each month, we have a guest co-host. The guest co-host for August is Stacy from Stacy Uncorked, Her theme for today is "Songs About the end of Summer".
There are so many of these songs. Where do I even start? I decided I would stick to songs (mainly) from the 1960's because that's when I was growing up.
How about a song about the end of summer and being separated from his summer love? Here is Bryan Hyland and Sealed With a Kiss, a 1962 cover (never knew it was a cover!) of a song from 1960. The video itself certainly isn't from 1962, with the go-go dancers in the background.
A Summer Song by Chad and Jeremy, from the summer of 1964. This song has been covered by countless artists since then.
Johnny Rivers and Summer Rain, from 1967.
The year before, there was a hit, not about the end of summer, but about a young man worried that he might lose his love, while school was out, to a summer love. From 1966, the Happenings and See You in September.
More recently, Summer's End by the Foo Fighters.
Finally, I hesitated before posting this song - for about a second. John Prine was someone I never heard of prior to his death from COVID-19. He was an amazing songwriter. Here, in his "Summer's End", he tackles the opioid epidemic from the viewpoint of a young girl who lost her mother and the girls' grandfather, who lost his daughter.
Summer will end soon enough.
That's a wrap. Thank you, Stacy, for being the guest co-host. See You In September, same time, same blog.