Music Monday for 08.03.2020

Summer is winding down, so it’s time for a late escape to the islands. This week’s Monday’s Music Moves Me theme comes to us from Stacy of Stacy Uncorked: Songs about islands or an island theme. Love me some beachy music! And I know lots of participating bloggers will be delivering that, so I’m going to try to post some selections that maybe…

…don’t have a predominantly beachy sound
…you haven’t heard yet, or haven’t heard in a while.

Violent Femmes: “This Island Life”

Cat Power – “Islands”

And for something completely different (but still an island theme!)…

Bad Religion – “The Island”

What are some of YOUR favorite songs about islands?

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  1. Kim,

    It’s safe to say your song picks won’t be repeated. The song titles and bands are new-to-me or at least I think the bands are new. Interesting playset. Thanks for joining the 4M crew on the dance floor, my dear. Stay safe, be well, and have a boogietastic week!!

    • Kim says:

      I didn’t figure these songs would be repeated! So far the week’s been good, and I hope yours has been as well. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I enjoyed the music of the Violent Femmes song – I wonder if it inspired some of the instrumentation of the Godsmack song “Voodoo”. Didn’t know quite what to think of the other two songs, but well, they had “Islands” in the title, so why not? Enjoyed your different take.

    • Kim says:

      You know, I never thought of whether that song might have inspired any part of “Voodoo”. I definitely wanted to do a different playlist than I thought others might have. I know that’s hit or miss, but I figure it also might introduce people to some new music.

      As for the other two, the Cat Power song also mentioned wanting to rule the islands in the lyrics, and it had a kind of laid-back, tropical sound. The island in the Bad Relgion song was metaphorical, obviously, but the lyrics detailed an island sinking. The theme didn’t specifically express “tropical islands”, so I went with it!

    • Kim says:

      Isn’t it great? I love it, and often play it on repeat myself. I mean, it’s a short song, so it always takes me a few listens to feel like I’ve heard a complete song.