Song-of-the-Day Selections ~ August 2016

Song-of-the-Day Selections ~ August 2016

Before we’re already at the halfway point of September, I thought I better post my August musical celebration otherwise known as my Monthly #SongOfTheDay Recap. August was an interesting month because I had some downtime scheduled which involved both a short staycation and a relaxing beach vacation. I think those may have heavily influenced how the month kicked off. I couldn’t think of any better way than with the summer classic “Vacation” by my beloved Go-Gos (seen above in a shot from waaaaaaaay back, long before Belinda sported that charming bob of hers a decade later). But when I look through the month, I see a lot of slow, steady and sultry tunes…some soulful sauntering and raw, laid-back rock and roll and country. Yeah, when I read this playlist, I can definitely tell I was either on vacation or had not left that frame of mind after I got back! So let us travel back to last month. You have a delicious playlist awaiting you…

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AUGUST 2016 — This month I had some special occasions to honor with my daily song choice. I went on vacation for two weeks, hubs and I celebrated a personal milestone marking our first date (22 years earlier),  the Olympics returned, and once again, we all had a need to heal as we said goodbye to comedy legend Gene Wilder and celebrated his warmth and charm through one of his most beloved tunes from the classic Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Overall, the month was marked by some old favorites like Stevie Wonder, the Beach Boys and Fleetwood Mac to much more recent artists such as Black Keys, Guster and Michael Kiwanuka.

 

For August, the #ForgottenTunes selections were diverse to say the least, crossing over genres but primarily staying within the 70s and 80s zones. From the funky sounds of Soul II Soul and a nostalgic 80s nod to Duran Duran and Jeff Healy Band to a JUMP back to the 70s and a personal favorite but lesser known Harry Nilsson tune, I had a blast finding some goodies to celebrate and send a little love in their oft-forgotten direction. Hope you enjoyed hearing them again, too.

 

Summer is almost over. I can’t wait to hear what sounds autumn will bring. Mmmm.  xo ~ CK

 

#ForgottenTunes  (gold italics)

8/31/2016 Robert   DeNiro’s Waiting Bananarama
8/30/2016 Pure   Imagination Gene Wilder
8/29/2016 When I   Think of You Janet Jackson
8/28/2016 All   Through the Night Cyndi Lauper
8/27/2016 Still the   Same Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet   Band
8/26/2016 I’ll Take   You There Staple Singers
8/25/2016 Jump   into the Fire Nilsson
8/24/2016 Knocks Me   Off My Feet Stevie Wonder
8/23/2016 One Man   Wrecking Machine Guster
8/22/2016 Do It   Again Steely Dan
8/21/2016 Black Horse   and Cherry Tree KT Tunstall
8/20/2016 The Show Lenka
8/19/2016 No Sleep   Tonight The Faders
8/18/2016 Angel   Eyes The Jeff Healey Band
8/17/2016 Drive By Train
8/16/2016 Howlin’   for You Black Keys
8/15/2016 Home Again Michael Kiwanuka
8/14/2016 Somewhere Over   the Rainbow Harry Nilsson
8/13/2016 Wide Open   Spaces Dixie Chicks
8/12/2016 You Didn’t   Have to Be So Nice Lovin’ Spoonful
8/11/2016 Rio Duran Duran
8/10/2016 Surfin’   Safari The Beach Boys
8/09/2016 Back to   You Bryan Adams
8/08/2016 If I Ever   Lose My Faith Sting
8/07/2016 The   Adventure Angels and Airwaves
8/06/2016 Don’t Stop Fleetwood Mac
8/05/2016 Do You   Love Me? The Contours
8/04/2016 Back   to Life Soul II Soul
8/03/2016 Walking on   Sunshine Katrina and the Waves
8/02/2016 Good   Vibrations The Beach Boys
8/01/2016 Vacation The Go-Gos

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