Monday, June 17, 2024

Father's Day Plus One Music 2024 #MusicMovesMe

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

Who are the Music Moves Me bloggers? Well, we are a group of music loving bloggers who 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! Otherwise, your post may be labeled "No Music".  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, last but not least, me.

Every other week, we have a theme.  On alternate weeks, we can blog on any music theme we want. This week our theme is Fathers for Father's Day.

This can get complicated.  Some of us never knew or even met our fathers.  One such artist was Eric Clapton, who also lost a young son in a tragic accident.   Upon hearing  of his father's death, he was hit b a great sense of loss, which is expressed in this song:

Here is 1998's My Father's Eyes, from Eric Clapton.

I didn't think of this as a Father's Day song, but apparently many people do.  Here is The Temptations and My Girl.

 Another classic, with a take on "Like father, like son" is Harry Chapin and Cat's in the Cradle.

Included in the word "father" are stepfathers, who often are unsung and underappreciated.  Here's the Winstons and their 1969 hit, Color Him Father.

I feel a need to rock out now, so including this 1974 song from Queen:  Father to Son.

Finally, in closing, one of my favorite songs, another song about father-son relationships and regret.  Here is Mike and the Mechanics and their 1989 hit The Living Years.

And that's a wrap!

Join us again next week for another episode of Music Moves Me.


  1. ...I'll pass on Eric Clapton!

  2. Great songs. I picked a different version of "Cats in the Cradle."

  3. Wow! We selected two of the same tunes this week. I am not surprised to find Eric Clapton but I thought The Winstons would be a unique selection and here they are! Well played.

  4. "Color Him Father" is a beautiful song. The other picks are nice, too, Alana. Have a boogietastic week!

  5. Another great playlist. I’d forgotten about Mike & the Mechanics

  6. All interesting choices. I never really thought about music for Father's Day before.

  7. Great songs. Haven't heard "Cats Cradle" in ages. Brought back many memories (thankfully, not of my own dad, who was wonderful)

  8. Mike and the Mechanics, I cry every DAMN TIME.

  9. I had no clue the last song was about his dad. These were great...I will never forget hearing about Eric Clapton's little boy.

  10. That's a great list, we love Queen😻 The Living Years is our favourite song, it's so touching. Extra Pawkisses just for you🐾😽💞


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