Monday, February 11, 2008

Fun Monday Song (and Video)

I can't believe I'm still doing Fun Monday, in the middle of packing and moving, but with Crown Princess as the hostess giving us this GREAT topic, how could I resist?

Her challenge: I want to hear the ONE song that is you. The song that whenever it is heard, you smile. I am not looking for the soundtrack of your life, just that one song.

You might not be familiar with the Swedish artist, Bosson - but if you've ever seen "Miss Congeniality," then you've heard his song, "One in a Million." But the song I've chosen is called "We Live," and the first time I heard it, I was hooked. I felt as if it embodied my whole philosophy, as well as a pop song can. And I love the beat, the tune, and it makes me want to dance. Oh, and it doesn't hurt that Bosson is HAWT.

I pulled this CD out again, right after 9/11, to help me remember the message. I won't bore you with all the lyrics, but here is a sample:

"We live, and we die...and we learn to find the things we live and die for...
And the time that we have inside it keeps on ticking, till the end.
So it's time that we live our lives and celebrating..."


I try to live my life like this - and no matter how often I hear this song, it DOES make me smile. Now go over and visit the other participants!

49 comments:

Celeste said...

I have never heard that song, but listening to it, I smiled. Thanks!

Jenni said...

I'm working on this post now. I just can NOT narrow it down to one song. This is helpful though. I'd not heard the song before. It's a little too pop for me but not bad and that is one very pretty man there:o)

Jenni said...

Oh, and since you mentioned Miss Congeniality, I have to say you've always reminded me of Sandra Bullock. She's one of my favorite actresses--very pretty, talented gal, but also very *real*. KWIM?

ChrisB said...

I can't say that I know this song but with such poignant words I can see why you like it.

mjd said...

I had not heard that song. I like the lyrics, and you are right Bosson is easy on the eyes. Your post is my first Fun Monday visit. I can tell this one is going to be enjoyable.

Sauntering Soul said...

I've never heard this one before either. I love it! I think I'm going to find quite a few new artists to start listening to this week.

Serina Hope said...

This one is new to me too, but I really do like it.

Mariposa said...

This FM is just giving me new additions to my play list...and this one is sure to be part it now! Nice song...and yes, I should start living this way... ;)

Happy FM!

Crown Princess said...

WOW, thanks for playing in the midst of all the confusion. I love your post.

ellen b. said...

That song is one I haven't heard and I love the beat and it makes my feet want to move. Happy Monday and Moving to you!

Yummy said...

Another nice song...Happy FM!

karisma said...

Nice song! I dont think I have heard it before either.

Shorty said...

I love this song! We do find the things to live and die for and the courage to celebrate. Thank you.

Lana G! said...

Love this song! Great choice.

Lana G! said...

Love this song! Great choice.

Junebug said...

I have never heard this song before but I did watch Miss Congeniality. I like the message too.

-Ann said...

Thanks for introducing me to a new piece of music. Great pick!

my4kids said...

Great song choice!

Joy T. said...

Very nice! I've never heard this before but I'll be listening to it again. I love when I get to hear new things, what a perfect Fun Monday assignment!

Jettie said...

How True!! And it goes so fast!! Love it!!

Sarah said...

V cool song choice :) I do like the water balloons in the video!

Aoj & The Lurchers said...

It's a new one on me too but I completely understand the sentiment behind the words and your reasons for choosing it!

Bren said...

Great song, great message! Thanks for the listen!

Peter said...

Not one I would have chosen but glad you like it enough to put it in your post.

Melanie said...

I don't think I've heard this song before, but I really like it! Life is way too short to be doing things we don't want to be doing.

Ari_1965 said...

Good song, but what a crappy video! What's with the deep stares into the camera and the Liza Minnelli arm movements!

Mama Drama Jenny, the Bloggess said...

I've never heard it before. Beautiful lyrics.

Kaytabug said...

Never heard this song before, but I have watched Miss Congeniality. I just love all of Sandra's movies!

This is a great song, I just love the lyrics! He is definitely great eye candy!!

Robocop said...

I am still learning about things to live and die for. Good song.

Robin said...

Great song. Never heard of bosson. Isn't he cute!!!

Robin of mytwoblessings

Hootin' Anni said...

Wow...oh so very poignant

Lord Tennisanyone said...

Just Like Heaven by the Cure makes my inner Snoopy dance every time...
I love everything about that song.

Tiggerlane said...

celeste - glad it made you smile! It makes me do the same.

jenni - yeah, this was really tough - and now I've thought of a million songs that would have been better - but not with as pretty a man in them! And thanks for the compliment - I think Sandra is so cute!

chrisb - I like to think it's sorta deep - but then again, not any deeper than my fun-loving personality!

mjd - I like his looks, too - I am finally getting a chance to visit the participants - this is such a great topic!

sauntering soul - glad you like it - I hope to discover some new ones, too.

serina hope - glad you enjoyed it!

mariposa - happy Fun Monday! I hope you find lots of new ones...I think I will!

crown princess - thanks for hosting! This topic was way too important to miss!

ellen b - thanks! I love the beat, too - makes me want to dance.

yummy - thanks! Can't wait to visit the participants.

karisma - seems like a new one to lots of folks!

shorty - glad you liked it - had you heard it before?

lana g. - I'm assuming you've heard it? I also can't get tired of the video...

junebug - the "one in a million" is a better quality song in some ways, but Bosson looks more like Jimmy Fallon in the video.

-ann - glad you liked it! I can't wait to discover more music today!

my4kids - thanks!

joy t. - I can't wait to check out all the music, either - I am too busy working - but hope to get a break soon.

jettie - too true - and I hope to make the most of it!

sarah - there were water balloons? Oh, yeah - too busy looking at the man, I hardly noticed!

aoj & the lurchers - there were so many - but this one has been a favorite for years.

bren - glad you enjoyed it!

peter - I didn't figure you were one for the man candy, either.

melanie - I totally agree!

ari_1965 - this actually wasn't the original video - the original was even worse. But he's still cute! He can flail all he wants around me...

the bloggess - glad you liked it!

kaytabug - nothin' wrong with a little eye candy, is there?

robocop - so am I, and I have to keep reminding myself of my priorities...

robin - yeah - he actually looks like Leo DiCaprio in some of his other videos. This was 8 years ago - when he was more baby-faced.

hootin' anni - especially, I think, for a pop song.

lord tennisanyone - I totally LOVE the Cure! But "Close to Me" is my inner-Snoopy-Cure song...

The Rotten Correspondent said...

It's the first time I've heard the song, too. What a nice message that is. Wonderful.

Good luck packing!

anglophilefootballfanatic said...

I've never heard it, but I love the msg, too. And, I think that it's wonderful that the lyrics are so inspirational.

Retrohipster said...

Cool choice, but what does HAWT mean?????!!!!

Bond said...

GREAT SONG...THANKS for sharing...

Tiggerlane said...

rotten correspondent - glad you liked it! And yeah, I took a night off from packing.

anglophilefootballfanatic - I do, too - I actually cried when I listened to this song, right after 9/11.

retrohipster - HAWT = HOT! Or eye candy, if you prefer. You probably wouldn't prefer, tho.

bond - you're welcome! I must have listened to it umpteen-million times today!

Mamalang said...

Cool Song! Very good message

Southern Doll said...

This should b e everyone's theme song, I love it!

Alison said...

I have never heard that song...and I love it!! I am going to put in on my Ipod tonight!! I have a friend who is losing her battle with cancer right now and this song reminded me of her. She has taught me so much this past year....she is living this song!

sirdar said...

Sigh...the video is no longer available. Must have gone over its playing quota. I'll try again tomorrow....

janet said...

fantastic.

i just looooove this fun monday. i am finding so many new songs to listen to!

Memphis Steve said...

I've never heard this song before in my life. In fact, I've never heard of this guy.

Karina said...

Never heard it before, but I see why you like it! It's a great message (also how I try to live my life) and you are right, he is H-O-T Hot. ;-)

Karina said...

Never heard it before, but I see why you like it! It's a great message (also how I try to live my life) and you are right, he is H-O-T Hot. ;-)

Bond said...

"umpteen-million" ummm is that more than 20?

M@ said...

That's so queer.

Tiggerlane said...

mamalang - glad you enjoyed it!

southern doll - it is still catchy, all these years later. I still love it!

alison - that made me tear up - so glad you found this song inspirational.

sirdar - hope you got it to play - it's still working okay for me.

janet - I got sick, and couldn't visit everyone...which totally bums me out. I couldn't even participate this week! ACK!

memphis steve - and you don't sound particularly impressed.

karina - I've been humming it all week! He looks a lot like Leo DiCaprio these days - which is STILL hot!

bond - absolutely!

m@ - are you calling me a Fag Hag?