Monday, December 28, 2020

Pandemic New Years #MusicMovesMe

Guess what time it is?  Yes, it is time for Music!

Who are the #MusicMovesMe bloggers? We are bloggers (and perhaps also musical elves) who blog about music each Monday and if you have music to share with us, you are most welcome to join! (Music Posts Only , please!)   First, there is XmasDolly,   Her co-conductors are: Stacy of Stacy Uncorked, Cathy from Curious as a Cathy, and me. (All, please note Xmas Dolly has a new blog location.  Please use this link.)

For the month of December our theme is "Christmas Music" except for today.  Our theme for today is "Music about this Year or about New Year's".

Oh, where do I start?  2020 is All About the Pandemic, like it or not.  (And who likes it??)

 I don't listen to Pitbull that often, although, when I did water Zumba years ago, one of his songs was part of one of our routines.  For the pandemic we start off with Pitbull's "I Believe That We Will Win/World Anthem."   This is one upbeat song that will get your dancing feet moving.

Christmas was different for so many.  We needed a song such as Twenty One Pilot's Christmas Saves the Year.  I love the video, too.

What does a rock star sound like without his band?  Just one person and a guitar?  Here is Jon Bon Jovi and "Livin' on a Prayer" for a New Jersey pandemic benefit several months ago.

We all want to fast forward to New Year's Eve, don't we?  Why don't we?

Or we can go back to 1965, and watch the ball drop in Times Square.  I saw this live on New York City TV; we never dared go down there.  Seeing a crowd of 700,000 watch the New York City ball drop now would be inconceivable.  The broadcaster was the late, incomparable Ben Grauer; to me he will forever be the voice of New Years Eve.  And Guy Lombardo the official music maker.  Yes, I'm showing my age.  Proudly.


Speaking of Guy Lombardo....enjoy his music, and the vintage photos.

Mariah Carey and Auld Lang Syne.  Maybe not totally traditional, but I like it.

Now let's pretend it's the new year. How about an oldie?  The Zombies and "This Will Be Our Year".

It's a wrap!  See you same time, same Monday!


  1. Alana,

    Excellent song set! We still watch the ball drop in Time Square every New Year's Eve. The crowded streets in NYC always blows my mind and while I'd love to visit the city that never sleeps someday, it wouldn't be at a time like that. That's just crazy! Anywho, the vintage footage was fabulous. I don't recall watching it that far back. I think I do remember seeing fall sometime in the early 70s, though. Guy Lombardo always makes me think of "Auld Lang Syne". What beautiful mewsic! Mariah's uptempo mash up of the traditional New Year classic is a good chair boogie tune. LOL, so we used both went with The Zombies "This Will Be Our Year". Oh, I sure hope we can truly say that for 2021, don't you? Thanks for sharing Blogosphere and the dance floor with me each week. God blessed me real good by giving me such good friends such as you, darlin'! Happy New Year!! {hugs}

  2. The Allied Chemical Building? It hasn't been called that in decades....My parents saw the ball drop in times Square back in the 1950's, when it wasn't so crowded. I'd never go now.

  3. ...they are all new to me, look forward to a brighter New Year.

  4. I love music, it can set the tone for a whole day!

  5. I sure hope the Zombies are right, for the sake of all of us.

  6. I always love your song choices, Alana! I've heard of most of these. Can't help but quote The Zombies, with hope: "...and this will be our year--took a long time to come."
    Please let it be our year!

  7. omg You really know your stuff over here my friend. I think I bombed out as far as posting my blog. It's giving me a headache to say the least. Thank you once again for all your help. Wow, I love Pit Bull. I haven't heard him in a long time. I didn't know Myra Cary did New Years too. Well good for her. HUGS & HAPPY NEW YEAR MY FRIEND! THANK YOU FOR BEING YOU!

  8. Such great song choices. Happy New Year to you and your family.

  9. I used to love watching the crowd in Times Square and then an hour later at the Chicago Theater at State and Randolph in downtown Chicago. Never wanted to actually be there, but loved watching it from wherever I was. ..

  10. I could've sworn I left a message too, but if not here's mine! Ya did a great job here girlfriend... especially now I know what it's really like. Dam this sure is a lot of work, right? wow HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! HUGS

  11. I love your range of interests!
    Carol C

  12. So, the Zombies was the choice for me. Never heard of the first two artists. JBJ needs his band. And, Guy Lombardo was the resident at Jones Beach, so he was never considered to be special to folks like me.
    HaPpY NeW YeAr- it's time for a change.


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