Hi ya all! Have ya missed me...all 4 of you,
Seriously, I have been missing my music on Mondays but I have been hanging out with a one year old and 4 year old for a couple of weeks.
I am still out and about away from Colorado but I am aiming to get home soon! I thought since I was on a bit of a lull...it is almost 3 AM here...I thought I would hop on the musical train and enjoy the show. Don't forget this musical trip is conducted by Xmas Dolly and her co-conductors, Stacy, Callie, Becca, and Cathy! Whoot!
It just so happens I hit a week that is an odd theme but workable. This week is all about trains! So, I am digging deep on this one and as always things are up for interpretation...right? All aboard!
This song was a fictional train but became a quite popular song for the artist. The song has been done and re-done by many people including his own wife, June.
I had to pick this song for a couple of reason. First of all, he is named after one of the cars of the train. It is a name he took on and it stuck with him. His songs are often about the railroad in some form.
Secondly, I loved him sitting around with other country folk and just belting out a tune. This is something I have seen first hand in the "country" and lends itself to good times and special-ness.
I give you Box Car Willie!
This next song is unknown to me from this singer. It speaks of sweet innocence of children when the children in the song ask the singer, "Daddy What's A Train?"
Singer John Denver gives the answers within the song.
There are many songs about riding the rails of the railroad and taking trains. It is almost all gone and something of just shipping items across country. However, for many it was a lifestyle and the trains connected us from one state to another. We should all remember as they do in music.
I would be amiss if I did not include this song but mainly because I am a huge fan.
Have a great week! ~Naila Moon
BONUS WAIT...I used to sing this song as a young kid and often sang it to other kids.
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*Taps computer* Hello, hello, hello...
I am back this week and ready to rock 'n roll with the 4M gals. You know these ladies by now: Xmas Dolly the head conductor, and co-conductors, Cathy, Callie, Stacy, and Becca. They are ready to ride the musical train with you.
This week they have a theme going on which is always fun: #1 Top 40 Hits for the Rock Era 1955-present.
Well now, this should be fun!
I was an '80s teen so, I have decided to hit that era for the top 40. Let's see what I have for you.
This singer hit the #1 chart of March 29, 1986. It is a funky sound and the video is just as funky. It was his only #1 hit.
Next: This next singer has had several successful hit songs with his original band and solo. This one hit #1 song was only for one week on July 19, 1986. This was taped during a jam session. I find it humorous that the lead singer is using his drum sticks as his microphone.
Finally: This singer's song was originally written by Prince in 1979 who went on to win a Grammy for writing the song. The artist who sings the song only hit #3 for the Top 100 Billboard charts but hit #1 on several other Top 40 song charts including dance in 1984. According to Wikipedia, the repeat of her name at the beginning of the song was actually an accident but the singer decided to keep it for the tract. A little tidbit, Stevie Wonder is also on the tract playing harmonica and some background vocals.
Well, there you have it folks. Make sure to link up and join the foray! Until next time...Naila Moon