Monday 30 March 2020

Songs About Walking & Walking in the Park #MewsicMonday

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As it's Walk in the Park Day today, our theme is Walking and/or Walking in the Park songs.

Note: The theme was decided some weeks in advance. Who would have thought most of us would be in lockdown due to that evil virus thingy back then?

Even if you can't get out to the park today due to lockdown and social distancing, you can still sit back and listen to some great walking songs from the safety of your own home.

Before we get onto our song list, Mum would like to say a huge thanks to Cathy for inviting her to co-host. It's been lovely and fun. We've loved sharing our music choices with you and we hope you all enjoyed them!

Keep safe and keep listening to music, everyone xx

THE STRAY CATS - Stray Cat Strut

Well, of course, we're gonna pick this one! Cats rule and this is a super cool song. Mum tells me it's from the early 80s.

 SAM BROWN - Walking Back to Me

One of Mum's favourite female singers.


THE POLICE - Walking on the Moon

Walking on the moon sounds fun, doesn't it? Cool song from a very long time ago!

NIGHTWISH - Walking In The Air

Tarja Turunen was the original lead vocalist of Nightwish and she sang on their cover version of this song which was written by Howard Blake for the 1982 animated film of Raymond Briggs' children's book The Snowman.

Here is another version of the song by her 

The one below is from a live performance in 2000 at Tampere, Finland.

THE SMALL FACES - Itchycoo Park

This is so catchy and Mum has always liked it. She is really into that 60s music scene and most of her favourite songs are from that era. This is from 1967 - a very long time ago and Mum was only a baby!


We prefer this version to the original by Richard Harris

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Brian's Home Blog said...

Those were all great but Stray Cat Strut has always be a favorite here!

pilch92 said...

Nice choices, this is a fun theme. had forgotten about Itchycoo Park :) Thanks for co-hosting. XO

Cathy Keisha said...

Those are pawsome songs. I miss participating and may do it again someday. Great theme cos all you can do here is take a nice walk avoiding people of course.

XmasDolly said...

Great job girlfriend and love all your choices and the choice for this week!!! Great fun! I haven't heard the Stray Cat Strut in forever. Great choice. Have a great day & stay healthy. hugs

songbird's crazy world said...

Just loving the stray cat strut ...

Catscue Catmom said...

Yay, Stray Cats! I'd all but forgotten about them, thanks!

Sandee said...

Stray Cat Strut is purrfect for a walk today. Well done.

Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. My best to your mom. ♥

The Florida Furkids said...

Stray Cat Strut has always been a favorite of Mom's!

The Florida Furkids

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Another great selection of songs, some of which I haven't head in years.

Peachy, Stippie, Angel Binky and Granny said...

The small Faces...pawsome! We almost have forgotten about them, glad to see it on your bloggie today, Athena and Mary. The Stray Cats were so funny...Thanks for the walking Theme, it was fun again😸Clean Pawkisses for a Happy Monday. Stay Safe Healthy and Yourselfie🐾😽💞

World of Animals, Inc said...

Thanks for sharing all of these great tunes. We love hearing some of the songs that we never heard of before. We hope to go for a walk later after this rain passes. We hope you are having a pleasant day so far.
World of Animals

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

Great choices! We've enjoyed your topics this month.

csuhpat1 said...

Almost picked the Stray Cats but didn't. Great set here.

Cathy Kennedy said...

Athena & Marie,

'Stray Cat Strut' video wouldn't play on your site and I had to find it on YT but managed to listen. ;) You can't stop this CAThy from boogieing. I thought I had I featured 'Walking in the Air' by Nightwish on my site but I hadn't. I do like this song, though. Thinking about this band, brings to mind the new Netflix series we're watching, Bordertown, which takes place in Finland. We're enjoying the show even though the English dubbed voices aren't a purrfect match up. :) Richard Harris' "MacArthur Park" is my favorite version of the song. The full orchestra really makes it special. Thanks for being this month's 4M honorary co-hostess and please let me know when you'd like to do it again. ;) Stay healthy and safe, my furriends. Sending love, hugs, and prayers your way. Have a boogietastic week!

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

Cathy - I know the Netflix show you are talking about. I have watched it too but in the UK we have English subtitles and no dubbed voices, so it's lovely to hear the beautiful Finnish language (even though I don't understand a word!)

Love, purrs, hugs to you. Stay safe x

Everyone - thanks for your lovely comments.

Much love and stay safe x

Purrs xx

Catch My Words said...

McArthur Park done as a classical piece was cool.

Mike Golch said...

Love,Love Love the tunes.thanks for the Dance!!!!!!

Alana said...

Sam Brown, the Police, all good, but MacArthur Park - there is hardly a version of this song I don't love (my favorite is Donna Summer's) this one great instrumental although I do miss the lyrics - I was singing along with it. Thank you for the trip to the park.