Monday, February 15, 2021

Music Monday (148): Laura Mvula, Bon Jovi, Ava Max & Morcheeba


  • Music Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Lauren Stoolfire at Always Me that asks you to share one or two songs that you've recently enjoyed. For the rules, visit the page HERE 
Breana: Recently, I was listening to Laura Mvula's music again. I came across a more recent release that I missed from February 2020 called Brighter Dawn. I haven't watched the movie, Clemency, so it's no wonder I missed this one. I like Brighter Dawn. It has a nice sound as well as Laura Mvula's amazing vocals. Somehow this song feels way too short.

Adri: This week I am listening to The Sea by Morcheeba. Honestly, it feels like I've heard this song before, like a long time ago. But, I don't recall. 

Andrea: Hi all, this music Monday is more of a what am I listening to and thinking. Last Music Monday, Lauren Stoolfire over at Always Me shared the song Kings & Queens. The tune sounded all too familiar to songs by Bon Jovi. Of course, I wanted to know the connection between the song Kings & Queens by Ava Max; and Bon Jovi’s songs You Give Love A Bad Name and Livin’ On A Prayer. What did I discover??? Well, all of the songs are co-written by Desmond Child. Child has also written songs for Aerosmith, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Kiss, Ricky Martin, and many other well-known Artists.

I love the fact that even though the beat sounds familiar each song is written from a different perspective. And remember this is only my opinion. Kings & Queens seems to present the perspective of an independent woman who’s certain that her partner can’t live without her. Whereas You Give Love A Bad Name by Bon Jovi seems to blame one of the partners for all of the problems in the relationship—Like how does a relationship like that work out. Finally, my favorite song by Bon Jovi, Livin’ On A Prayer seems to present a couple who can make it through anything as long as they have each other and work together.

I have a couple of reasons for having a special affinity for Livin’ On A Prayer. First, I have gone to several events in which the crowd warmer had the audience sing this song—I guess you can say it brings back good memories. Also, I’m hooked on Livin’ On A Prayer’s message.

I have posted the YouTube videos for Kings & Queens, You Give Love A Bad Name, and Livin’ On A Prayer below. I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Have an amazing week & stay safe! -Andrea 

What are you listening to this week? Are there any new songs you discovered recently?


  1. Whoa! Desmond Child has written a lot of great songs! Thanks for linking up with me!

    1. Hey Lauren, I was unaware that Child was involved with the creation of so many of the songs I love. I guess you can say that I'm a fan of his work. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. All great choices! I had no idea that Desmond Child wrote so many great songs!

    1. I agree, and they're all stuck in my head. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. I'm not familiar with Laura Mvula but I love the message of that song.

    The sea is very nice. I love how relaxing it is?

    Bon Jovi!!! Honestly it's nice to see those songs and I love all of them. Had no idea about songwriter! Prayer has always been hope, seems t me.

    Great selections!!!

    1. Hi Greg, I was trying to point out that each song presented a different type of couple/relationship. I loved the couple presented in Livin’ On A Prayer, because they had each other and worked together. Prayer was definitely a part of their lives as they worked together. And prayer totally represents hope and faith, so I definitely agree with your response.

      In regard to the songwriter, this is new information to me also. I guess that makes me guilty of not paying attention to the amazing writers of songs that I absolutely love.

      Also, I’m glad that you enjoyed our other selections for Music Monday.

      Have an amazing week & thanks for stopping by.

  4. can't go wrong with bon jovi. i find a lot of music through movies and tv
    sherry @ fundinmental

    1. I absolutely agree. Thanks for stopping by. Have an amazing week!


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