Sunday, May 20, 2018

Don't Forget To Remember


Welcome back to Mondays Music Moves Me! Today our theme was selected by John over at Sound of One Hand Typing. He always manages to come up with some good ideas. Be sure to check out his blog.

The theme John chose for us today is ‘Songs about Remembering or Forgetting’


Well. shoot. That’s me most days. Especially the older I get. Just as I manage to lose blocks of time, I also manage to forget quite a bit lately.  I am reminded of a Facebook status I posted a year or so ago - “I wonder if the Israelites who followed Moses were of an older generation. It would explain their wandering in the wilderness for 40 years”

At first when I thought of this theme, I tinkered with the idea of using the many different versions of the song “Don’t Forget To Remember”  I found quite a few - and yet NONE of them were the song that I was thinking of originally, and NO - I don’t remember who sang it.

But then, I also got to thinking about the other bloggers in this bloghop and trying to second-guess what they might be posting. You know me - I don’t like to have too much overlap.

So I came up with 5 songs for Remember and 5 songs for Forget. I’ve been forgetting to write this post all week - it’s the eleventh hour and I’m running with it.

5 Songs about Remembering:

  • I Remember You - Skid Row
  • Remember - Disturbed
  • I Remember When - New Kids On The Block
  • Don't You Remember - Adele
  • Try To Remember - Jim Nabors



5 Songs about Forgetting:

  • I Forgot to Remember to Forget - Elvis Presley
  • Don't You (Forget About Me) - Simple Minds
  • Never Forget You - Mariah Carey
  • I Keep Forgettin - Michael McDonald
  • Don't Forget About Me - Enrique Iglesias






In other news, it’s time to post the results of the latest Battle of the Bands!

The Mid-May Battle of the Bands was for ‘I.G.Y. (What a Beautiful World)’.

This turned out to be a pretty good battle!  Sometimes I surprise myself with the outcome.

The Final Tally:

Howard Jones with 6 votes
The Kites with 6 votes

Thank you everyone for taking the time out to cast your vote. Be sure to tune in again on Friday, June 1st for the next battle, and of course next week's Monday's Music Moves Me!

Don’t forget to visit the other bloggers in this musical bloghop! Head on over to X-Mas Dolly's for the full list of bloghoppers!






30 comments:

  1. Wow, I've never heard this Elvis Presley song. Had to be early in his career, right? The first one sounds like a real tear jerker too, but really good. Thanks for the introductions to some great tunes. You definitely ROCKED THE HOUSE! Have a rockin' week!

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    1. Interesting song. It was written by Stan Kesler and Charlie Feathers. Elvis was the first to record it. It's been covered by several others including the Beatles and Johnny Cash.

      Thanks for stopping by! I was looking for the code for the linky, but couldn't find it. So just sending everyone to your page :)

      ~Mary

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  2. I love I Forgot to Remember to Forget by Elvis Presley and Don't Forget About Me by Enrique Iglesias

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    1. Both really good songs. Thanks for dropping in!

      ~Mary

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  3. I do remember the Skid Row song. I forgot about the Elvis song. Nice list.

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    1. Thanks, Patrick!

      This one was a challenge, for sure. But it's fun to stretch out the brain every once in a while.

      ~Mary

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  4. Great song choices!
    I vaguely remember the band Skid Row, but I don't remember the song. It sounds good, though!
    My jaw dropped when I heard the Disturbed song. Wow, they're good!
    That's a really nice Elvis song. I bet those girls were thrilled to take a picture with him!
    Mariah's song is good as usual. Love her voice.
    The Simple Minds song is in The Breakfast Club movie which I recently made my kids watch. Good choice.
    Michael MacDonald! So good!
    I like Enrique Iglesias's songs!
    Btw, I didn't know Jim Nabors had a good voice!

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    1. Thanks Kimberly!

      A great collection of songs. There were so many to choose from. Glad that I was able to pick out the good ones for you :)

      ~Mary

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  5. Real good set here, Mary! Jim Nabors did an especially good job with "Try To Remember." He had an amazing voice, especially when you consider he sounded a lot like Gomer Pyle when he spoke.

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    1. Jim Nabors had one of those voices that you just have to sit back and appreciate. To be able to have the Gomer Pyle sound when speaking and to be so eloquent when singing is what I call talent. Great theme this week!

      ~Mary

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  6. Mary,

    You did very well with this week's mewsic prompt. The only song I knew on your first playlist is "Try to Remember". Jim Nabors had a fabulous voice. His character as Gomer Pyle was no match to his voclas which made his character all the more fun. :) I came across "I Forgot to remember to Forget" by other artists when I was looking for song choices. I didn't know that Elvis was the first to record it, though. The only songs on playlist #2 I knew was Simple Minds "Don't You Forget About Me" which I featured today and other song I know is "I Keep Forgettin" which I totally forgot about by Michael McDonald. You had a nice mix of oldies and new-to-me tunes.

    Oh WOW, your battle ended with a tie! That's crazy fun!! Thanks for joining us on the dance floor, my friend. Have a good evening!

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    1. Hey Cathy!

      I had planned on using Johnny Cash's version of "I Forgot to Remember to Forget" when I discovered Elvis had done it as well, so I had to do some research on the song.

      The battle turned better than I expected. For a short minute I thought Howard Jones was going to run away with it, but the Kites pulled through in the end.

      ~Mary

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  7. Whoa! Skid Row! I haven't thought about them in years. Thanks for the memories and tunes.

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    1. That's what I'm here for... to help you 'remember' those that you 'forgot'!

      ~Mary

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  8. Ooh! A BOTB TIE!!

    Better you than me, MARY!

    I was a little worried about a tie of my own this time, but the Battle took a turn toward a "Win" in the eleventh.5 hour.

    ~ D-FensDogG
    'Loyal American Underground'

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    1. Yeah... if I had bothered to cast a vote myself, it would have broke the tie. But since I rarely vote in my own battles, I let this one slide.

      Now to come up with something good for June 1. Hmmm

      Walk vs Run?
      Dog vs Cat?
      Light vs Dark?

      Or simply pick a song and sort through the covers.... so many decisions to make!

      ~Mary

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    2. [Link> ROCK Versus [Link> PAPER Versus [Link> SCISSORS?

      ~ D-FensDogG
      'Loyal American Underground'

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    3. My gift to you, MMQE! :o)

      Ha! I was just joking around, although it really COULD be done as a goofy, just-for-kicks BOTB. However, the cleaner studio recording of the first one would probably be better'n that live version I linked to. (I selected that just for the auto-racing imagery that went well with the audio.)

      And I'd probably use Paper Lace's 'Billy, Don't Be A Hero' instead of that lesser known song I linked to. (I wouldn't use their 'The Night Chicago Died' though, because it's too good and would probably wipe out the competition.)

      Anyway, if you really want to, feel free to save it for some time when you're feeling goofy, or when it's crunch time and you still haven't thought of a good Battle idea.

      Like I said, I was just fooling around. But it might actually have some appeal. Most BOTBers seem to have a sense of humor.

      ~ D-FensDogG
      STMcC Presents 'BATTLE OF THE BANDS'

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    4. Ha! I'll probably use it for one of my Monday themes, so no voting involved - but it really is a great idea. I already have a few ideas for what songs I'd use :)

      ~MMQE

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  9. Hi Mary,
    Great set of playlists! My favorite song is definitely Michael McDonald's "I Keep Forgettin'" --- So wish I had thought of that one! I haven't heard it in ages!
    Jim Nabors was a nice treat too: he had such an amazing voice. He sure shocked folks who knew him only as Gomer Pyle.
    I didn't know the Skid Row song but I liked it. Disturbed's though: it was a little disturbing for my tastes this morning. A little too hard, a little too early I guess. :)

    I used Simple Minds too: Such a good song!
    There are so many songs to choose from with this theme, especially because there are so many ways to interpret remembering and forgetting.

    Hope you're having a good week.
    I haven't yet tallied up my Battle results. Hope to do that today. Very cool that you had such a close tie. Those final numbers, I assume, include your vote? Who did you vote for?

    talk soon,

    Michele at Angels Bark

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    1. Hey Michele!

      I still haven't made my rounds for either 4M or BOTB results. Hoping to find some time to get that started today. So, I have no idea what anyone has posted. I feel like such a slacker!

      This was a really good theme that John chose. I had fun picking out the songs.

      I didn't vote in my battle. I hate being a tie-breaker and all that. if you want to read a hilarious battle, check out the NSFW battle that I did on May 1. I'm sure you'll get a kick out of it.

      Hope you're healing well. chat soon.

      ~Mary

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  10. Well, Golly Gee Wiz. I remember Gomer Pyle. Great choices!

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  11. I haven't heard Skid Row in years- great choice. I like all the others too.

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    1. Thanks! Glad that you were able to enjoy the selections.

      ~Mary

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  12. For some reason, I enjoyed the forgetting playlist a little more - maybe because I forget so much nowadays? The Elvis song was totally new to me (and I liked it), as was the Enrique Inglesias song. Who could forget Michael McDonald? I actually had forgotten that song! Have a great week, Mary.

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    1. Thanks, Alana! I'm thinking I might do another version of this post for Memorial Day.. that is if I don't forget between now and then! Have a great weekend!

      ~Mary

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  13. Great song choices, Mary! I had no idea Gomer Pyle could sing so great! ;) Thanks for the dance - have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks, Stacy!

      He sure did know how to belt one out... See you tomorrow :)

      ~Mary

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