Monday, October 25, 2021

Pumpkin Spice but Not Much Nice #MusicMovesMe

It's time for music!


Who are the Music Moves Me bloggers? We are bloggers who blog about music each Monday and if you have music to share with us, you are most welcome to join! (Music Posts Only-meaning at least one music video, please!)   First, there is XmasDolly.  Her co-hosts are: Stacy of Stacy Uncorked, Cathy from Curious as a Cathy, and me. 

We'd love more music lovers to join us.  It's easy! All you have to do is join the linky above with a music post that contains at least one music video (there must be a music video).  And that's it!

Each month we have a guest conductor. Today, for the month of October, we once more welcome John from The Sound of One Hand Typing.  Thank you for choosing our themes this month, John!

John's theme for today is an acrostic - build a playlist of songs - the first letter of each title, in order, should spell out "Pumpkin".  Or, if you want, Pumpkin Spice.

Does this cute Pumpkin Spice Girls entry in our local Scarecrow Contest count?  I know the rules!" It must have music!"

So....I tried making this somewhat late October horror themed. As a result, this is going to be a strange playlist.

I am going to break the rule with my very first song but the group, after all, has Pumpkins in its title, and the official video (which I am not showing because it is disturbing) has an element of horror in it.

Smashing Pumpkins and the alternative hit from 1995 "Bullet with Butterfly Wings".  This song has the iconic lyric "Despite all my rage, I am still just a rat in a cage", and if you go to this video on You Tube, you'll see what else people turn that lyric into.  Some of the results are funny.

Under the Boardwalk - a song of summer, and here we are in the fall.  No matter.  We can enjoy this classic Drifters hit.  Not so fun fact, the morning this song was to be recorded their lead singer was found deceased and..well, you can read what happened next here.

It took a few searches but I found the recording with the censored "we'll be making love" lyric restored.  After all, this isn't 1964.

 For M, I'm returning to the 1990 with the Crash Test Dummies, and "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm" from 1993.

Another "P": From 1966, Paperback Writer, a Popular song from the Beatles.

For K I had to fit in a horror type song . Maybe this is a little campy, but it fit the theme.

Killer Klowns from Outer Space Theme, from the 1988 cult classic horror/comedy movie.

I'm on a bit of a roll here so how about another song for the season.  Reincarnated (sort of) Salem witches are slightly better than Killer Klowns from Outer Space, right?

I is for I Put a Spell on You from the 1993 Disney movie Hocus Pocus, performed by Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy.

Finally, for N, I'm going to use a song which is a satire on one particular series of horror movies.  And if you run from the room screaming, well, it's almost that time (if you celebrate) and it's in tune with the season, right?

I am going to leave out the lead A and just call this 1988 song Nightmare on My Street - DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince (a young Will Smith), so I can use it to complete this set.

And that's a pumpkin spice flavored wrap!  

Before I go, I want to thank John for his guest hosting this month.  Next week starts November and a new guest host.

Stay tuned for another episode of Music Moves Me next week, same time, same place.


12 comments:

  1. That's a great round up of "Halloween" music. I hadn't thought about some of them for years! Brings back great memories.

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  2. Alana,

    Great set of songs for this week's theme. The only rap I enjoy is Will Smith's old stuff - clean and fun! Now, I'm not sure that I remember "Nightmare on my Street" so I appreciated hearing it this morning. I can't believe this is the last week of October. This year is almost gone! Thanks for boogieing with me, darlin'! Have a spooktacular week!

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  3. Alana,

    Great set of songs for this week's theme. The only rap I enjoy is Will Smith's old stuff - clean and fun! Now, I'm not sure that I remember "Nightmare on my Street" so I appreciated hearing it this morning. I can't believe this is the last week of October. This year is almost gone! Thanks for boogieing with me, darlin'! Have a spooktacular week!

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  4. Alana,

    Great set of songs for this week's theme. The only rap I enjoy is Will Smith's old stuff - clean and fun! Now, I'm not sure that I remember "Nightmare on my Street" so I appreciated hearing it this morning. I can't believe this is the last week of October. This year is almost gone! Thanks for boogieing with me, darlin'! Have a spooktacular week!

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  5. How about SEPTEMBER, Earth, Wind and Fire.

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  6. Great selection of songs! Thanks for playing!

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  7. Very nice PUMPKIN! And so clever finding so many ones fitting to Halloween season!

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  8. Under the Boardwalk was my go to song as a youth. Especially as I traveled under the boardwalk all the time.
    Loved the other choices- even the Killer Klowns.

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