Sunday, March 22, 2009

Get Your Groove On

Have you noticed the "Retreat With My Peeps" logo on the blog? A number of members of Online Prolific Quilters will be meeting each other at the upcoming retreat to benefit St. Jude's Hospital. You know, that retreat that Linda's supposed to be gathering projects for?

So an interesting discussion came up on the group. While audio books are fantastic while chain-piecing or stippling, and Enya, Tony Bennett or Sarah McLachlen are wonderful for soothing the mood, what about those times that you just need to get moving?

Who do you listen to when you're ironing and you want to move those hips in the process? Who causes you to belt it out and tap your feet even when you're seated? What songs cause you to reenact the famous Tom Cruise scene from "Risky Business"? What's on your IPOD when you're jogging around the neighborhood or at least running the dust cloth over the coffee table?

Here's some of my top tunes in no particular order:

  • "Addicted to Love" by Robert Palmer
  • "Footloose" by Kenny Loggins
  • "Copacabana" by Barry Manilow
  • "Love Shack" by the B52s
  • "Before He Cheats" by Carrie Underwood
  • "Jump, Jive and Wail" by the Brian Setzer Orchestra
  • "You're the One That I Want" from the Grease soundtrack
  • "Born to Hand Jive" from the Grease soundtrack
  • "Conga" by Gloria Estefan
  • "Get on Your Feet" by Gloria Estefan
  • "What's New Pussycat" by Tom Jones
  • "Delilah" by Tom Jones
  • "Jump (for your love)" by The Pointer Sisters
  • "Jump" by Van Halen
  • "I'm Alright" by Kenny Loggins
  • "Don't Fight It" by Kenny Loggins
  • "Something to Talk About" by Bonnie Raitt
  • "Hit the Road Jack" by Ray Charles
  • "Man! I Feel Like a Woman" by Shania Twain
  • "I'm Still Standing" by Elton John
  • "It's the Hard-Knock Life" from the Annie soundtrack (no, I am not kidding)
  • "Mr. Pinstripe Suit" by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (just about anything by them)
  • "All I Wanna Do" by Sheryl Crow
  • "Every Day is a Winding Road" by Sheryl Crow
  • "Circle of Life" from The Lion King
Yes, I could go on and on. I'm interested in what helps you get your quilting, housekeeping, sanity mojo on?

And, for those who want a laugh and would like to get moving now, here's Robert Palmer's MTV video of "Addicted to Love". Look at those very talented, lovely back-up singers!

Your turn.


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