Mundane Monday Morning Music: Adele – “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)”

Hey Readers!

It’s finally Victoria Day here in the nation’s capital. The family and I have had an amazing long weekend so far. we spent a lot of time in our backyard, and my other half build a table in about 45 minutes for us to dine on Saturday night in our backyard oasis (there nothing this guy can do)!

As I was thinking about what I would share for today’s MMMM pick, this was the criteria I was looking for:

  • British (you know, since it’s the Queen’s b-day we’re suppose to be celebrating)
  • a little more mellow, but with a bit of a kick
  • is inspiring or fun.

I was totally (sorry, but this word needed to be used here :P) going to choose something different, but after waking up and checking out my Facebook feed, I knew I had to share this song instead: Adele’s “Send My Love.”

Oh, Readers! LOVE, love, love, love this song! It continues to let me know that some people may think that some of my decisions may have been unconventional, that it was the right one, and I am better for it, because I should have made is much sooner.

Here are Adele’s lyrics that resonate with me the most:

“I was too strong you were trembling
You couldn’t handle the hot heat rising
Rising…
Baby I’m so rising
I was running, you were walking
You couldn’t keep up, you were falling down
Down…
Mmm there’s only one way down…”

I was just getting better and felt that I was being held back by someone that was too comfortable where they were. I wanted to soar, yet was being anchored. It was time to go, so I did.

This song is about realizing how to let go of the past and forgiving what has happened. This is something I still need some work on, but Adele is helping in this department (thanks, Adele!).

“Send My Love” also hits my criteria for today’s pick. British? Check! More mellow? Check. Inspiring or fun? Checkaroo!  Though I was looking for something more fun, the inspiring factor of this song won out, and it’s Adele for crying out loud! She gets my vote today!

I hope that “Send My Love” can help to inspire you to become better on this gorgeous and not so mundane Victoria Day Monday morning!

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese

Mundane Monday Moring Music: Salt ‘N Peppa – “Shoop”

Hey Readers!

It’s been a while since I have shared a MMMM post. My life has become hectic since the VP of Cuteness started school this fall. The landscape of the blogisphere has changed for me, so I have had to learn to adjust. I  know it is a bit late for it this morning, but I would have been sad if I did not share one this week!

Bundled up in my favourite blanket while I clack away on my laptop, I felt I needed a song that will help me move around and get warm. I decided to go back to my teen years for a fun song that always made me dance and sing along. This week’s MMMM pick is “Snoop” by Salt N’ Peppa. This song is peppy, fun, and has a lick that will stay in my head all day! I need a fun song like this to get me though the rest of the tasks of my day, and a bit of nostalgic memories with my friends also helps make my day brighter.

I hope that “Snoop” get you dancing in your chair and makes your day brighter on this mundane Monday morning!

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese

Mundane Monday Morning Music: The Black Eyed Peas – ”I Gotta Feeling”

Hey Readers!

I know, I took another week off! My life has been a bit hectic, and I needed a bit of a break. I had to come back this week for this feature because it is one of my favourite weeks of the year. It’s the last week of summer vacation! This is the last unofficial week of summer where families can have fun and get away without having to celebrate a holiday, or for people to have fun before the weather starts to turn and school starts.

Since this is the last week of fun before schedules start to shift, I always have to share a party song that also to help say goodbye to the summer. This week’s MMMM pick to signal the end of summer is The Black Eyed Peas’ ”I Gotta Feeling.” This song is such a fun song to get going in the morning or to hang out with your friends with while relaxing at a barbecue. it’s all about having fun and getting ready to have fun. It focuses on the here and now, enjoying the moment, and not worrying about what tomorrow brings, whether it be work, school or the end of the summer.

I hope that you are able to be in the moment, lift your glass and have some fun for the rest of this summer with ”I Gotta Feeling” on this mundane Monday morning!

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese

Mundane Monday Morning Music: Teagan and Sara featuring The Lonely Island – “Everything Is Awesome”

Mornin’ Readers!

It’s another one of those gray “power suit” sweat pants and hoodie kind of mornings where I was really not in the mood to venture further than the foot of my bed.  Staying in my warm cocoon was not an option, as my “bosses” were letting me know that it was time to get day started (again, before the crack of dawn) and to hit the ground running.

After my mini breakfast and getting some initial items crossed off my Monday morning check list, I got this labour of love: Choosing my MMMM pick this week. Since the Oscars took place last night, I thought I would tip my hat to the songs that were nominated for Best Original Song. The songs in this year’s category were all fabulous, and last night’s winner, “Glory,” was so powerful and moving. I must tip my hat to John Stevens (John Legend) and Lonnie Lynn (Common…I learned his real name last night. You do learn something new everyday) for writing and performing such a beautiful song.

But “Glory” is not my MMMM pick this morning. There was one song out of last night’s nominees that seemed as though it was the frivolous one of the bunch, but if you think about the message of the song, it really does have a deeper meaning and is not as silly as it may seem. “Everything Is Awesome” from The LEGO® Movie is about looking at the positive side to every situation, and working together to make life better. It’s such a cute song, and, at first, you get caught up in the retro and bouncy feeling of the song. Along with the LEGO characters throughout this number in the movie, most people (me included) would miss the message the song was sending the first time they heard it.  I think this song is a great MMMM pick because it is inspiring, uplifting and fun to listen to.

I know this is going to come off as cheesy, but I really do hope that everything is awesome for you today on this mundane Monday morning!

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese

Mundane Monday Morning Music: Katy Perry – “Firework”

Mornin’ Readers!

Sorry about missing last week’s MMMM. It was a Crunch Week, and by the time I got around to writing it, it was well into the afternoon.It has been a while since I have missed one.

It has been a rough morning after Super Bowl XLIX! I think I indulged too much into junk food, and I’m feeling a bit sluggish today. 😦 Congrats must be given to the New England Patriots for their comeback to win their fourth championship in fourteen years. I was cheering for last year’s champs, the Seattle Seahawks. At least it was not a runaway game like last year, and it was a good one to watch!

This week’s installment of MMMM was inspired by Katy Perry’s performance during this year’s Super Bowl Halftime Show. I think it was a good performance. I had fun rockin’ out on my couch to some of her hits, along with Missy Elliot and Lenny Kravitz. It’s been a while since I have enjoyed this portion of the Super Bowl in a while.  My pick this week is Perry’s song, “Firework.” This one has to be one of my favourites that she sings. It’s really high energy, it’s playful and fun, and it’s inspiring! What more can you ask for in a MMMM song?!

I hope that “Firework” helps you be a happier you and gets you through the grind this Monday morning!

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese

Gordon Lightfoot / Starz on 54 – If You Could Read My Mind

Hey Readers!

My boyfriend got this song stuck into my head! I love this song, it’s so well written. Not surprise, since Gordon Lightfoot wrote it! He’s simply amazing.

For you Readers who prefer the Starz on 54 cover, I have provided their cover of this simply amazing song.

Let me know which version you like better!

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese.