Manic Monday #7 Challenge – Hello Again

For those that enjoy challenges, and if you like music… you might have some fun with this.  It’s called Manic Monday.  Welcome to the 7th installment!

Each Monday, I’ll present a new song title, and you come up with a post using it by next Sunday. Ping back to this post, so others can read!  I just got back to blogging, so this is a few days late!

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It can be fiction/non-fiction, poetry, subject can be dark, serious or humorous – however many characters you want- just have fun with it!  It doesn’t have to pertain to the song, whatsoever. (click here for past song titles)

The rules are…there are no Rules!  (except using the title of the song part)

Since I was on hiatus – the whole relocating to a different state…which put me in a different state-of-mind, let me tell you!  I’m hoping I’m back…even if in bits…

I’ve always loved The Cars!  They were considered one of the first “new wave” bands.  It only seems appropriate to pick “Hello Again.”

Maybe you guys can tell me how great it is I am back, and how wonderful I am, and how much I was missed!  (tee hee)  On a serious note, this song was about sex and violence that was reflected in videos of the time, which falls in line with the whole bringing attention to sexual assault and the #metoo campaign of today.

The 80’s hair cuts and attire in this video is AWESOME, and was directed by Andy Wahol, who was also an extra in the video, along with some of his friends.  I recall watching so many videos by The Cars on early days of MTV – when it was music television / all the time.   More song info on  Wikepedia

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Manic Monday #6 Challenge – In The Mood

For those that enjoy challenges, and if you like music… you might have some fun with this.  It’s called Manic Monday.  Welcome to the 6th installment!

Each week, I’ll present a new song title, and you come up with a post using it by next Sunday. Ping back to this post, so others can read!  Often times, I release the title the weekend prior so you have plenty of time!

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It can be fiction/non-fiction, poetry, subject can be dark, serious or humorous – however many characters you want- just have fun with it!  It doesn’t have to pertain to the song, whatsoever. (click here for past song titles)

The rules are…there are no Rules!  (except using the title of the song part)

We are working our way down through the decades, and we’re in the 30’s! Glenn Miller Orchestra had a hit that has sustained through the years “In The Mood,” and was on the charts for 13 straight weeks, put in a movie, and has gained several awards and inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.  There was some speculation as to who created the song, and copy right was not registered, and eventually the song was sold to Glen Miller, in 1939.   More song info on  Wikepedia

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Manic Monday #5 Challenge – Sentimental Journey

For those that enjoy challenges, and if you like music… you might have some fun with this.  It’s called Manic Monday.  Welcome to the 5th installment!

Each Monday, I’ll present a new song title, and you come up with a post using it by next Sunday. Ping back to this post, so others can read!

If you are not a WordPress user, provide link to your post in comments.

It can be fiction/non-fiction, poetry, subject can be dark, serious or humorous – however many characters you want- just have fun with it!  It doesn’t have to pertain to the song, whatsoever. (click here for past song titles)

The rules are…there are no Rules!  (except using the title of the song part)

We are working our way down through the decades, and we’re in the 40’s! Les Brown and His Band of Renown had been performing “Sentimental Journey,” but were unable to record it during the musician’s strike of 1942-1944.  In 1945, Doris Day provided the vocals and had her first #1 hit.  This song went on to be a famous jazz song covered by several artists through time, including Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra.  It became somewhat of a  theme homecoming song for veterans returning from World War II.  The video attached to this post, is a more recent recording, that Doris performs so incredibly.  I grew up watching Sunday afternoon matinee, reruns of classic movies of her and Rock Hudson and James Garner.  I just LOVED her and the style of clothing.   More song info on  Wikepedia

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Manic Monday #4 Challenge – Summertime Blues

For those that enjoy challenges, and if you like music… you might have some fun with this.  It’s called Manic Monday.  Welcome to the 4th installment!

Each Monday, I’ll present a new song title, and you come up with a post using it. Ping back to this post, so others can read! (if not wordpress user, provide link to your post in comments)  It can be fiction/non-fiction, poetry, subject can be dark, serious or humorous – however many characters you want- just have fun with it!  It doesn’t have to pertain to the song, whatsoever. (click here for past song titles)

The rules are…there are no Rules!  (except using the title of the song part)

We are working our way down through the decades, and we’re in the 50’s!  Eddie Cochran released “Summertime Blues,” in 1958.  He has been cited as the start of Rockabilly music with greats like Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly and Johnny Cash.  Unfortunately, just as his career was taking off, Eddie died in a car crash and was only 21 years old. This song made Rolling Stone Magazine’s top 500 (came in at 74) of greatest songs of all time.   Wikepedia

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Manic Monday #3 Challenge – Kicks

For those that enjoy challenges, and if you like music… you might have some fun with this.  It’s called Manic Monday.  Welcome to the 3rd installment!

*The video was one of the best I could find that included go-go dancers to really get a feel for the time.

Each Monday, I’ll present a new song title, and you come up with a post using it.  Due to time differences, I’ll often release on Sunday.  Ping back to this post, so others can read! (if not wordpress user, provide link to your post in comments)  It can be fiction/non-fiction, poetry, subject can be dark, serious or humorous – however many characters you want- just have fun with it!  It doesn’t have to pertain to the song, whatsoever. (click here for past song titles)

The rules are…there are no Rules!  (except using the title of the song part)

We started with the 80’s, then 70’s, and so let’s do the 60’s!  Paul Revere and the Raiders released “Kicks,” in 1966 as a single.  Originally written for the Animals, it’s one of the earliest anti-drug songs during a time when many bands were singing about drug induced highs.  It made Rolling Stone Magazine’s top 500 (came in at 400) of greatest songs of all time.   Wikepedia

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Manic Monday #2 Challenge – Imagine

For those that enjoy challenges, and if you like music… you might have some fun with this.  It’s called Manic Monday.  Welcome to the 2nd installment!  I’m releasing it early for those in different time zones!

*If you watch the video above, it takes 40 seconds to get to the music.

Come up with a post using the song title. Ping back to this post, so others can read! (if not wordpress user, provide link to your post in comments)  It can be fiction/non-fiction, poetry, subject can be dark, serious or humorous – however many characters you want- just have fun with it!  It doesn’t have to pertain to the song, whatsoever. (click here for past song titles)

The rules are…there are no Rules!  (except using the title of the song part)

Last week was an 80’s song, so we’ll start this week going with the 70’s. Arguably the most famous song ever to be written and recorded,  John Lennon released “Imagine,” in 1971, co-produced by his wife, Yoko Ono. Wikepedia

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There are some great songs out there, with crazy difficult Titles.  I’m keeping it simple right now to ease you into the challenge.  Can’t wait to see your posts!

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Manic Monday #1 Challenge – Manic Monday

In my best announcer voice

ARE YOU READYYYYY!

FOR a new weekly fun writing opportunity! This is for all you that enjoy challenges, and if you like music… you might have some fun with this.  It’s called Manic Monday.

Each Monday (hey, that’s today!), I’ll present a new song title, and you come up with a post using it.  Ping back to this post, so other’s can read! (if not wordpress user, provide link to your post in comments)  It can be fiction/non-fiction, poetry, subject can be dark, serious or humorous – however many characters you want- just have fun with it!  It doesn’t have to pertain to the song, whatsoever.

The rules are…there are no Rules!  (except using the title of the song part)  Click here for song titles for other Manic Mondays.

It makes perfect sense to start this challenge off by taking Susanna Hoff’s view on Monday – The Bangles “all girls” 80’s band released Manic Monday in 1985 (c) Sony BMG Music Entertainment.  It was penned by Prince, more info on that Wikepedia

Use that song title anywhere in your blog post, ping back this post! (visit other’s that posted, if you want) If you need more inspiration, you can Click here for lyrics

**NOTE: if you feel like it, suggest a song title to be considered for future Manic Monday challenge because I want it to be fun for those that participate regularly. Ensure to list it at the TOP of your post (so I can quickly find it)

I can’t wait to read them! (eagerly rubbing hands together)

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