Monday, September 18, 2023

Huckleberry Friends and Glory #MusicMovesMe

It's Monday and it's time for music.

Who are the Music Moves Me bloggers?

The Music Moves Me bloggers blog about music each Sunday or 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!)   Our head host is Xmas Dolly, and our co-hosts are Cathy from Curious as a Cathy, joined by the knowledgeable Stacy of Stacy Uncorked and yours truly.

You are welcome to join our Monday music group.  It's so easy. All you have to do is join the linky above with a music post that contains at least one music video.  No music video? Your post may be removed, or may be labeled *NO MUSIC*.We alternate theme weeks and no theme weeks.

For the month of September, our guest host is Sandee from Comedy Plus.  For today, the last summer of 2023 Music Moves Me, Sandee asks us to blog about Movie Songs.

I want to go back to my childhood for the first few songs.

Edelweiss is a song from The Sound of Music that enough people have thought it was an Austrian folk song, or even the Austrian national anthem.  I can't listen to it without tears. I am including it although, technically, it came from the 1959 stage play of the same name.  In the movie it was sung by Christopher Plummer and Julie Andrews.

When I found this clip of four great grandchildren of the Von Trapps (who were an actual family that settled in Vermont after the war) singing Edelweiss, I had to include it as a bonus.

Moon River is a song from the movie Breakfast at Tiffany's, released in October of 1961.  This is the original, sung by Audrey Hepburn.  This songhas been covered countless times, perhaps most famously by Andy Williams.

Unchained Melody by the Righteous Brothers is from the movie Unchained - I never realized this was a movie song even before the movie Ghost.

Some great theme music has come out of the James Bond series of movies.  Here are a couple of favorites.   First, from 1973, Paul McCartney and Wings sing  Live and Let Die.

Duran Duran - A View to a Kill, from 1985.

And more recently, from the 2014 movie Selma, the stirring song Glory, sung by John Legend and rapped by Common.

One more if you have time - from 1985's The Breakfast Club, Simple Minds and their hit Don't You Forget About Me.

And that's a wrap!

Join me again next Monday for another episode of Music Moves Me.


  1. I love Edelweiss the song! That is grandma's favorite song

  2. So many favourites! Love this, Alana!

  3. Great selections. "Moon River" was my parents' favorite song...

  4. Like you, I had forgotten all about Unchained Melody as a movie song, including Ghost...and I was a HUGE Righteous Brothers fan in high school. Excellent choices. Have a blessed week.

  5. "Edelweiss" is my favorite song from The Sound of Music. I'm so glad you included the video of the Von Trapp grandchildren singing the song. They sound beautiful together! It's nice to learn more about a song. Most of your picks I knew which film they were in but others I had no clue. Great job! Thanks for sharing this dance with me!!

    Before I close I just want you to know how much your friendship has meant to me. Your kind words of comfort were most appreciated, warming my heart tenderly. xo

  6. There are so many great songs from movies. I especially enjoyed watching the modern Van Trapp singers. Cool clip!

  7. ...can the Righteous Brothers ever be equalled?

  8. We don't picked John Legend and The Simple Minds. Great minds think alike. Very nice.

  9. Such great songs. Moon River always reminds me of my late father. So many of those tunes bring back memories.

  10. Audrey had to fight to keep her singing in the film and not be dubbed( probably by the great Marni Nixon). She does a good job. I love Edelweiss and so happy the great grandchildren continue the tradition. That song is so beautiful especially with Julie Andrews. I have to say that the Austrians, most of them, were quite happy becoming part of the Reich...unfortunately. anywho, love the picks here including Bond, James Bond. I love the last 80s and I love it.

  11. Love them all and my favorite of this group is Live and Let Die. I loved all the the Bond theme music. Excellent.

    Have a fabulous day and week. ♥

  12. Oh my goodness, GREAT JOB GIRLFRIEND... Love that you put Sound of Music up... I was going to, but I figured everyone would & it looks like you were the only one so far! GREAT! Love all your other tunes too! Have a great week! HUGS... I got a new computer from my kids & it's working great! WOO HOO!

  13. What a wondrous collection, as always, Alana. That bonus track of the Von Trapps grandkids is just something else!!


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