Friday, April 15, 2016

M - Move, and variations

This post is a part of the A to Z Challenge. This year I have decided to go themeless. Each day I will post about whatever topic pops into my head. The result of this spontaneity is anyone's guess. Thanks for coming along for the ride.

Move! When you're ready or not, give it all that you've got.

Thus begins the chorus of "Move" by Audio Adrenaline. This has quickly become one of my favorite Audio A songs. Its driving beat and feel-good style makes you want to , well, move. Major League Baseball and the NFL apparently agreed since they both licensed the song for use in some of their TV broadcasts. Check it out below.

Another Move song that has become popular lately is "Move (Keep Walkin')" by Toby Mac. Again, catchy rhythms and feel-good style. It's getting good airplay. I like this one too. Toby has been hitting on all cylinders lately and this one is no exception.

Changing the pace a little, let's look at "Movin' On" by Chris Rupp. This has quickly become Chris's most popular song off his solo album Shine. Soon-to-be former member of Home Free, Chris has shown a remarkable range of musical talent on this album, from the hard-charging "Country Reigns" to the bouncy and tongue-in-cheek styling of "First Flight to Phoenix" to the piano heavy and heartfelt "Movin' On". This song has become the soundtrack song for his departure from Home Free. Many a Home Fry cannot listen to this song without tearing up as Chris winds down his tenure as arranger and baritone-extraordinaire for the band he founded over 15 years ago.

Finally, to lighten things up a bit. "I Like to Move It" by Reel 2 Real is just fun and almost ridiculous. Best known as the lemur song from Madagascar, you can't help but shake your fluffy tail and dance like an idiot when it plays. Long live Original King Julien, King Julien XIII!