Do The Shuffle!


House floor re-do.

Sorry folks, for some odd reason, we are getting new hardwood floors.  I sprung the news on my husband Thursday night.  We have until Monday at 8am to get all the old tiles out.  With that being said, the next week will be crazy.  I will try to post as often as I have, but remember it will be limited.  Thanks for understanding!

Today I am going to put my iPod on shuffle.  I will name the song and artist, then give a short story of what it means or my fondest memory.  Watch out.  I will be dropping names from who knows how long ago.


1.  Play That Funky Music – Nicholas David & Cee Lo Green – The Voice Season 3

This is such a good song.  I know it has been redone many times. (Vanilla Ice was my first concert, with my then boyfriend….Marcus F.)  This is a good remix.  Nicholas David was my favorite that season.  Here you see a small white guy singing the coolest songs, and with so much soul.  I’ve said it many, many times….but I have soul.  It’s just that I express it in the biggest white girl way.  Which… sucks for me.


2.  Smooth – Santana & Rob Thomas

Hahaha.  This is a great song!  It takes me back to 97ish.  My friend, Jodi J. and I would “drag main” all the time.  One night we were lucky enough to drag main in a red jeep.  Salt Lake City, State Street, and we had this song on repeat.  Probably 3 hours straight….at least.  We thought we were cool. 😉


3.  Felt Good On My Lips – Tim McGraw

This is Chloe’s song.  She is 4.  She knows all the words, and sings right along with it.  She is especially good at the chorus. 🙂


4.  I’ll Take That As a Yes (The Hot Rub Song) – Phil Vassar

Chris Monk……listen to the song.  Enough said!  Oww. Oww.


5.  Faithfully – Journey

I don’t know why, but 9 times out of 10 any song sung by Journey reminds me of my oldest brother, Mark. It reminds me of the “red room” downstairs, with a basketball hoop on the back of the door.  I want to say he had a 8 track player that he would listen to.   He passed away in 2007.  When a Journey song comes on, I don’t fast forward it.  I listen.  I remember the good times, and for a couple minutes….all is good in the world.  Wouldn’t trade it for anything.  He is a great man who I miss everyday!


6.  Love Will Keep Us Toghether – Captain & Tennille

When Chris and I first met, I lived in Utah.  We would try to see each other every two weeks.  I was spun out on ’70 songs for most of that year.  I had every 70 CD there was. (That was before iPods) one trip, Jocelyn and Meagan, and myself perfected this song.  We all had our own verses, we had background vocals figured out and everything.  That was one of the fastest 7 hour drives I have yet to make.  It was a blast!


7. Rock With You – Michael Jackson

Once again, Jodi had The Best of Michael Jackson CD.  We drove to Las Vegas many times listening, singing, and dancing to Michael.  She can sing, I can’t carry a tune to save my life.  She can dance, me? Not so much.  We always had fun together though!


8.  More Than Words – Extreme

10th grade.  High School Night at the Palace or The Ivy Tower.  ( A dance “club” in Provo.)  Hey KK?  Isn’t this the song you made out with when you were seeing Raymond? Mwhahahaha!!  Love Ya. KK!


9.  Stranglehold – Ted Nugent

My brother in law, Silas introduced me to this song, and to this great artist.  Silas and I have had our “name that song competitions.”  I’ve smoked him more than he likes to admit.  He may or may not have won on this song, BEFORE I knew better.  Silas defiantly knows his music, his drywalling, and is one of the best cooks I know.  Good work, Si!


10.  China Grove – Doobie Brothers

Gregory T.  Any Doobie Brother song as a mater of fact.  He told me a story once, that his brother (Bruce) and himself used to get ready to go out, and the Doobie Brothers “Takin’ It To The Streets” would come on the radio, and they would sing along with it.  The first line from this song is…”You don’t know me, but I’m your brother.”  Yep.  They are brothers, but I sure hope they knew each other. haha.


11.  Angel of Harlem – U2

Janna B.  We watched U2 Rattle and Hum every weekend for a year our 10th grade of High School.  Okay, maybe not a year, but we had it memorized from beginning to end!  We also did our own spoof of “Strange Brew.”  Epic!


12.  On The Beach At Waikiki – John Aimeida

Our family trip to Hawaii in 2007.  My cute Mother-In-Law said “If you can get Chip (my Father-in-Law) to say yes, we will all go to Hawaii.”  Really?  Challenge accepted!  We went over Thanksgiving in 2007.  That was a great trip!


13.  Kiss – Prince 

Two words…..PRETTY WOMAN!


14.  Sobbin’ Woman – 7 Brides for 7 Brothers

Yes, I know my musicals.  My Momma didn’t raise no fools.  I know them all, and love them all.  This one, Paint Your Wagon, Singin’ In the Rain are probably my favorites.


15.  You Really Got Me – Van Halen

This one is easy.  Elle Lee Marie Miller Monk Von Stinker Pottin Jr. III.  When she was around 3 years old, she would call this her “Barney song” then she would open her mouth like Barney the Dinosaur and jam out!  She has really good taste in music.  She gets it from her mother!


What are your favorite songs to dance to?  Relax to? Fall asleep to?  Is it too early for Christmas music?


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