Monday, September 30, 2019

Feline First Grade Follies #MewsicMovesMe

The theme of this week's Mewsic Moves Me blog hop is First Grade Songs – songs that were popular the year you were in first grade (or when you were 6 yrs old). Coincidentally, Mudpie is around 6 years old right now, but since she didn't go to first grade I'm choosing our playlist this week...


As a little girl I could never really look forward to my birthday in early September because it meant going back to school. And it seems like every single year I would catch a cold during that first week of school, meaning I would be sick for my birthday.

Anyways, I would've been in first grade from September 1983 (which is also the month I turned 6) to June 1984. This was Conway's big hit of the time period, released in the spring of 1984 and hitting #1 in July.



I absolutely adore Slow Burn by T.G. Sheppard, although every time I hear it I can't help but think how perfect it would've been for Conway. It is such a "Conway Twitty song," as he would've said.



One of the many things I wish I could go back in time to do is visit the old Gilley's honky tonk in Pasadena, Texas. Such a classic slice of Americana.



A few more songs that were from that time period that I really enjoy...






We hope you enjoyed our picks this week! 
Let us know if you have a favorite!


14 comments:

Mary B said...

Love it! Of course, my personal favorite is George Strait. He could sing me the phone book and I'd be happy! Thanks for playing this week!

Cathy Kennedy said...

Melissa & Mudpie,


By the early 80s, I listened to very little country. It's interesting I never thought of Anne Murray as a country artist, though. You will not believe this but I don't remember any of your song picks. I guess that's because I wasn't listening to country mewsic.

I understand about having little enthusiasm for one's birthday. I'm a December baby, so mine was rarely celebrated and I always got gipped one present for both occasions. It really didn't bother me a whole lot because I was happy to get whatever my folks could do. They didn't have much money, so even for someone so young, I understood.

It's funny I've been told I was sick a lot as a kid but I only remember a handful of times that I was horribly ill with a cold or flu.

Thanks for joining the 4M gang on the dance floor, dearie! Have a boogietastic week!


pilch92 said...

Sorry you used to get sick for your birthday. I love the chalk drawing of Miss Mudpie.

Brian said...

Very pretty sweet Mudpie and good tunes too!

csuhpat1 said...

Love the songs and thanks for sharing them.

John Holton said...

You're young yet. Great choices!

Little Binky and Granny said...

Lovely drawing, Mudpie and we loved the music too, but can't chose between Earl Thomas Conley and George Strait, so we chose them both. They touch our heart💗Pawkisses for a Happy Monday🐾😽💞

XmasDolly said...

I wasn't really into Country in my youth, but there were a couple songs here and there. Like Shepard's tune SLOW BURN. Great tune. Earl Thomas Conley - Holding Her nope never heard that one thanks for the introduction. Now there's one I've heard "You look so good in love".. very pretty song! 1983 HOLY COW GIRLFRIEND - I COULD BE YOUR MOTHER... hahaha or whatever... hehehe Ahhhhh Anne Murray.. cool tune. I don't think I've ever heard this tune by Anne Murray. I really like this tune. This should be played for today for sure. Think I'll put this one on Facebook for sure. Thanks, girlfriend!!! Have a great day & thanks for rockin' with us!

The Menagerie Mom said...

What a fun prompt! I really like that this prompt also coincides with Mudpie being roughly 6 years old. I bet she approves of this magnificent mewsic! Or maybe not, since Conway is always photobombing her. Purrs!

Mike Golch said...

Being 3 in 1984 means you are still a youngun in my book! I was 6 in 1958,yeh i know I'm an old fart!😂

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

As you know, we are the same age (or we will be again in two months). My parents were not into country at all so many of these songs are new to me!

bookworm said...

Out of all of these - George Strait had the best voice, Mickey Gilly's song had the best beat, and Ann Murray's song had the best lyrics. Will her song ever come true in my lifetime? Sadly, I doubt it. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

Stacy Uncorked said...

I'm a huge fan of 80's music, so of course I love all your song choices! ;) I thought having a birthday in December was bad, but a birthday right at the start of the school year when you return to the germ factory to end up sick, no fun!! You poor thing! Thanks for the dance! :)

Three Chatty Cats said...

What a fun theme to look back at your childhood like that.