Jun 13, 2014

Five Songs from my McFly Day


McFly Day
This week's Friday Five linkup couldn't come soon enough. in the words (and post) of T-Rex Runner, "I am a very bad blogger". I say this in that I've just not posted this week at all. I want to try and write three times a week, usually get two, but this week will be just this one. Oddly enough, how running goes sometimes for me too, but I digress.

This week is a free Friday, which means write about anything you want to. I was letting ideas percolate in my head as I drove from work, where I code to class, where I teach how to code, when Billy Idol came onto the radio. This song inspired me to share a playlist that the song, Mony Mony, can be found on. This is my McFly Day mix. There will me more explanation following the list, but McFly Day is a tradition from the Chris Moyles Show, where they would play Star Girl by McFly. I keep this alive with my playlist of fun songs, great for playing on a Friday (or any day for that matter). So, this week's topic is

Five Songs from my McFly Day

1. It's Not Unusual - Tom Jones

How can you help from snapping right after the first notes start hitting? And if your anything like me, how can you do anything but immediately see Alfonso jumping into the Carlton Dance. Every Friday, it talks all I have to not do it myself at my desk.



2. I Believe in a Thing Called Love - The Darkness

A song I can't help but jam out to, sing a little falsetto to try and keep with it, yelling out the singing with the windows down. No? Just me? Oh...



3. Don't Let Me Go - Shrek the Musical

See #2. This will be both figurative (operating coherently) and literally (I must keep up my training, which includes running).



4. Zero to Hero - Hercules

You didn't think I'd leave Disney off of here, did you? Nothing like some muses to get the blood flowing. Great and appropriate song to run to as well. So double bonus there.

5. Bow Chicka Wow Wow Wow - Jeff Williams feat Jason Saldana & Lamar Hall

For me, this song is number one on the list of importance (after Star Girl of course), however I bumped it down because some may think it a little more inappropriate, as you may be able to guess from the title. The song comes from the [fantastic] web series Red vs Blue, now in its 12th season. It's a fun song sung as by the character Tucker that is just catchy. Even my wife finds herself liking the song (and others) more and more. Its catchy and even she can't deny it. It even has a great groove.

So you promised more explanation..

So, as I mentioned, McFly Day is a tradition that Chris Moyles would play McFly's Star Girl every Friday on The Chris Moyles Show on BBC Radio 1. It was always a fun sing-a-long sort of time. I took this to making my own playlist in that style. It of course starts with Star Girl and then spans so many genres. I love music and appreciate almost any style. I listen to hard rock, classic rock, pop, jazz, blues, country, polka, Disney and show tunes. Don't believe me? Just check my numerous off the wall playlists on Spotify.

Some other tracks that didn't quite make the five list: Honky Tonk Badonkadonk (Trace Adkins), Party Rock Anthem (LMFAO), Before We Fall in Love (Damato), I've Heard It Both Ways (Psych: The Musical), Paradise By the Dashboard Light (Meat Loaf), Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen), #SELFIE (The Chainsmokers), Not That Polite (Chris Moyles and Olly Murs) and I'll Make a Man Out of You (Mulan). See? I wasn't kidding. ALL over the place.

Wanna see what McFly Day is all about? Feel free to give the playlist a try. Not every song may be to your liking, but it makes for an enjoyable day of listening. And you don't even need to go anywhere, because it's right here!

Linking Up

Check here for some links out to others sharing, staring with our three lovely hosts: Courtney @ Eat Pray Run, DCCynthia @ You Signed Up for What?! and Mar @ Mar on the Run. Check their blogs. I enjoy them and you may too. I will add some others, usually randomly, as I read them to share the love. Go visit and keep reading!

Our hosts:

Mar on the Run - MCM Mama Runs guest post - Randomness Exposed

Eat Pray Run, DC - Five Steps to Avoid Post Big Event Blues

You Signed Up for What?! I'm Free!

Some other good reads, pulled from the link up

Running on Lentils - Five Things I Learned from 10K Training

Running Escapades - Five Races I'd Love to Run

alyrunsalot17 - Top Five World Cup Games to Watch


27 comments:

  1. Fun post! I love playlist ideas and always need new tunes!

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    1. Thanks. It's not a running playlist, which might fit better in my blog, but many of the songs would work quite well for running anyway.

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  2. Nice list! I giggled at #1 - I saw that song and immediately thought of Carlton!

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  3. I am always looking for new songs for my shuffle. I may need to add number one so I can have a great laugh during the hard parts of a marathon. It would be perfect!

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    1. It's always good to have a light hearted song or two in there. You could also try from later in the playlist "I'll Make a Man Out of You" from Mulan

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  4. I think I've heard of #1 and I herd of #4. I student taught in an 8th grade class years ago and during the mythology unit the kids watched Hercules. I had to see it 6 times each day!

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    1. 6 times each day? That could get a little rough. Though sounds just like a Saturday with my daughter, if she had her way. Luckily, she doesn't, or I would never stop hearing the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse theme song.

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  5. Is it bad then when I say McFly I thought of Marty in Back to the Future? I have heard of #1, but not much else on the list of 5. I of course know LMFAO :) I think I need to add #1 to my play list now. Then I'll end up dancing like Carlton on my runs!

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    1. Well, in that case, you just add The Power of Love by Huey Lewis and the News and then it fits both McFlys

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    2. In fact, that now is in the playlist, right after Crazy Little Thing Called Love. :-)

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  6. Great mix. Love starting with Tom Jones! Glad to find your blog through the linkup & will enjoy following your training.

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    1. Glad you like it. Can't go wrong kicking it off with that.

      Look forward to reading more from your blog too.

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  7. Definitely an eclectic music play list! Love the Tom Jones. Sometimes life gets too busy and blogging takes a lot of time. We'll let you slide this week :)

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  8. as soon as I saw #1 I immediately did the Carlton dance - and then I read further. That's awesome.

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    1. Haha. I love the number of people that make the same connection as I do with that song.

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  9. I love all these songs!! I would actually run to most of these songs. I'm a big BNL & Huey Lewis fan. It's been a while since I've heard anyone mention their music. Of course, show tunes are always fun too!

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    1. Glad you enjoy it. LOVE BNL, so still enjoy listening to them all the time.

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  10. Fun list! The whole Shrek sound track is pretty epic.

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    1. We actually saw Shrek while it was on Broadway early in it's run. It was really good.

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  11. Thank you for the music! I was looking for some new tunes for my playlist and Tom Jones is definitely going on there!

    Do you know Is this the way to Amarillo?! Another song that just makes you want to move!

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    1. No I don't know it but I will be sure to give it a play.

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  12. Great list! I love the you have the Hercules song on there. I hadn't thought of that one. I have Let it Go from Frozen on my running playlist.

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    1. I'd add Let it Go, but I hear too much Frozen at home. Daughter loves it. Haha. It's good, but need a break. Haha.

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  13. Love me some Queen any day! I don't listen to music when I run usually, but two songs that can get me pumped are Sexy and I know It - love the line "I work out" and Sweet Caroline…Boston Strong! Thanks for the link love!

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    1. Oh, good call. Sweet Caroline is a perfect fit for this mix. I don't use it for running (though most of it would work) but more for a Friday pick me up / get pumped.

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