Monday music, vol. 53 (grand finale): Bye Bye Bye

Friends, after a year’s worth of Monday music tunes, I think it’s time to bid adieu to this little series. While I’m sure there are many, many more songs I could choose to brighten up your Monday morning, I don’t have as much fun coming up with new selections as I used to, and I don’t want to force it. I’ll still continue to post about musicians and songs that I love when something strikes my fancy — it will just be in a more organic fashion instead of every Monday.

On that note, I present to you the song you probably always expected I’d choose for the final Monday music selection… because really, is there any better option? Did you expect anything else from me?

Take it away, boys.

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Thanks for following along with Monday music over the last year! To see all of my selections, go here.

Monday music, vol. 52: Fireworks

Every Monday, I’ll be sharing a pick-me-up song with the hopes of helping you begin your week on a positive note. Happy Monday!

I have a serious soft spot for kids’ choirs. Did you see the story of Staten Island’s PS22 chorus on the Oscars pre-show last night, and hear them perform at the end of the show? I get a little misty-eyed when I watch these videos. Music education should always have this kind of impact on young people.

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Click here to see more of their videos.

Monday music, vol. 51: The Cave

Every Monday, I’ll be sharing a pick-me-up song with the hopes of helping you begin your week on a positive note. Happy Monday!

My current obsession — the band and, more specifically, this song.

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Monday music, vol. 50: L-O-V-E

Every Monday, I’ll be sharing a pick-me-up song with the hopes of helping you begin your week on a positive note. Happy Monday!

One of my all-time favorite classic love songs. Take it away, Nat. And happy Valentine’s Day to you!

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Monday music, vol. 49: Animal

Every Monday, I’ll be sharing a pick-me-up song with the hopes of helping you begin your week on a positive note. Happy Monday!

A new favorite. Thanks to Lara for introducing me to this song!

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Buy this song herecurrently available for FREE (legally) on Amazon.com.

Monday music, vol. 48: Good Day Sunshine

Every Monday, I’ll be sharing a pick-me-up song with the hopes of helping you begin your week on a positive note. Happy Monday!

There is currently snow and slush everywhere and my car is parked on top of a mountain of snow. I am so over winter. I need some sunshine.

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PS – there was no Monday music for the last few weeks because I could not upload YouTube videos here anymore — thanks to Katie for recommending YouTuber as a perfect fix!

Monday music, vol. 46: Not the Drinking

Every Monday, I’ll be sharing a pick-me-up song with the hopes of helping you begin your week on a positive note. Happy Monday!

So my first Monday music post of 2011 isn’t necessarily the happiest song in terms of the lyrics, but the song itself takes a turn for the upbeat, which has me smitten. I loved Lauren Pritchard‘s voice on the Spring Awakening Broadway cast recording, so I am thrilled that her debut album has arrived. I’m already listening to this song in particular on repeat.

Buy this song here.