Catchy title, eh? I don’t know what we were doing, but we were at a family gathering and this phrase came out of my mouth. Thus, a new series was born. First things first, my nieces and nephews call me Aunt Kitty. That’s important to note. I don’t just call myself that, but I think it’s completely the Lord’s intercession that my parents decided to name me something with so many punable nicknames. Won’t He do it?
For today’s “Hitty with Kitty” I’ll be highlighting some music. In high school I was voted “Most Likely to Have a Song for Any Occassion”. Nailed it, Class of ’08.
And that’s pretty much true. Just last night I was holding my friend’s baby and singing her the Mary Tyler Moore theme song while we swayed (cause why not?) and the baby’s grandfather said, “Are you singing Mary Tyler Moore?” Yes. Yes, I am. If it pops in my head, it’s likely going to pop out of my mouth.
Maybe you’ll find something new to add to a playlist, or maybe you’ll rediscover a song that takes you back to a specific place and time. Either way, all of today’s choices are various and sundry. And all a hitty with Kitty.
Song to Uplift You: Psalm 51 (Wisdom in the Secret Heart) by Shane and Shane
Actually, that entire “Psalms” album is really good. They took the Psalms and put them to melodies, and they are catchy melodies that I find myself singing throughout the day. It’s much more pleasant to have “the Lord is gracious and slow to anger. Rich in love, He is good to us” than “Fonda ain’t got a motor in the back of her Honda” in your head.
Song to Sing Along To: Let My Love Open the Door by Pete Townshend
I don’t know why this song popped into my head a few months ago, but it did. So now I sing along to it probably once a week, and you should too.
Song to Workout To: Remember the Name by Ed Sheeran, Eminem, and 50 Cent
I saw Ed Sheeran in concert a few years ago, and it was one of the best. I gained SUCH respect for him. He was on stage by himself with his guitar and a looper creating all the background instrumentals. He’s brilliant, and he’s friends with Taylor Swift. So big fan here.
Song from a Soundtrack: St. Elmo’s Fire (Man in Motion) by John Parr
This song was on my Timehop app the other day, and it gets me fired up.
Song That You Forgot About: Any Man of Mine by Shania Twain
Caroline and I were in the car the other day and were listening to a 90s country playlist, and this bop came on. When we were little we would take our cassette player to the back yard and would come up with a choreographed dance to this song. If you’ve ever seen either of us dance, then you know this choreography was worthy of Julliard. I just wish footage existed, but thank goodness we can still get down to this song.
And there you have it. Go out and make a joyful noise.