15 Great Summer Songs for BBQ, Pool and Tailgate Parties

When you’re out by the pool, manning the barbecue, prepping for the big game, or tubin’ down a lazy river, don’t forget your favorite feel-good songs. With music app MyMusicCloud, you can create the perfect summer playlist and listen to it on your smartphone or tablet wherever you go — even if there’s no wifi for miles. Will it ever be too far away? No way, no!

As you can see, our playlist starts with the loose, reggae sounds of Magic!, pumps up with Pitbull, Fetty Wap and Flo Rida, and cools down with  Little Big Town‘s “Pontoon,” Sam Hunt‘s  “House Party,” and Taylor Swift‘s “Style.”

No Way No — Magic! (Watch above.)

All I Wanna Do — Sheryl Crow

Good Time — Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen

Peaches N Cream — Snoop Dogg feat. Charlie Wilson

Time Of Our Lives — Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo

Trap Queen — Fetty Wap

G.D.F.R. — Flo Rida feat. Sage The Gemini

Firestone — Kygo Ft. Conrad Sewell

Bills [Explicit] — Lunchmoney Lewis

Water – Brad Paisley

Pontoon — Little Big Town

House Party — Sam  Hunt

John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16 — Keith Urban

Handsome — The Vaccines

Style — Taylor Swift

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Top 10 Songs About Dads for Father’s Day from MyMusicCloud


Is there a certain someone you’ve been taking for granted lately? Maybe he’s the guy who gently but insistently bugs you to check your car’s motor oil level.  Or makes you grilled cheese sandwiches when you’re sick. Or taught your kids how to hold a baseball bat.

We’re talking about dads, of course. Cool or square, thin or pot-bellied, wisecracking or stoic, beer-chugging or bottled-water loving, dads rarely get the thanks they deserve. Since Sunday is Father’s Day, we dug up the 10 coolest, funniest, and most heart-tugging songs about the “Old Man” we could think of. Download them to your MyMusicCloud  library and make a custom Father’s Day playlist for his tablet, PC, or mobile phone, or search our music store (more than 11 million songs) to select your own choices.

Among our picks are hits from Eric Clapton, rockers Black Stone Cherry, Latin hip hop group Bang Data, Will Smith, Luther Vandross, Kenny Chesney, and a host of country artists. If you were ever a teenage girl, you’ll relate to “Cleaning This Gun,” Rodney Atkins’ humorous riff about an overprotective dad and his daughter.  In it, Rodney shares the speech he uses to scare his daughter’s amorous dates: “I’ll see when you get back, probably be up all night, still cleaning this gun.”

Late R&B superstar Luther Vandross yearns to see his sire once more in “Dance with My Father,” and so does Paul Carrack of Mike & the Mechanics in the ‘80s tearjerker “The Living Years.” While Kenny Chesney laments the day his daughter heads off to California in “There Goes My Life.”

On a happier note, Will Smith recorded “Just the Two of Us” for his son Trey, who also costars in the music video with comic Damon Wayans, Magic Johnson and more stars and their kids.

Enjoy these top 10 Songs About Dads list, share them on Facebook, and sync them across your friends’ devices with our free store-and-play music app. Happy Father’s Day from the staff at MyMusicCloud.

10. “There Goes My Life” Kenny Chesney

9. “The Living Years” Mike & the Mechanics

8. “Dance with My Father” Luther Vandross

7. “Things My Father Said” Black Stone Cherry

6.  “Mi Viejo” Bang Data

5. “Father and Daughter” Paul Simon

4. “In My Father’s Eyes” Eric Clapton

3. “Cleaning this Gun (Come On In, Boy)” Rodney Atkins

2. “Daddy, Dance with Me” Krystal Keith

1. “Just the Two of Us” Will Smith

Songs About Moms That’ll Make Her Day

Want to show mom you really care? Forget about jewelry and flowers. How about letting her listen to the music SHE likes in the car for a change? (We know all about those times she listened to Eminem and AC/DC for you!) Now, you can just make a Mother’s Day playlist of her favorite songs (and you don’t even have to leave the house).

It’s so easy with our free store-and-play music apps. Once your music library is uploaded to our MyMusicCloud portal, you can pick and choose her favorite ballads, country music songs or musical showtunes from your collection, or browse our online music store for songs she’ll adore.

Is your mom wild about Aretha Franklin? Can’t resist country crooner Martina McBride? Or maybe she loves Paul Anka? They’re all in our store ready to download. Simply create a playlist, select a song you want to add, and click the “+” symbol to attach it. (You don’t even have to listen to them!)

In no time, you have a custom-mixed Mother’s Day soundtrack you can play on any laptop, smartphone, tablet, or even Smart TV. Play it when she wakes up Sunday morning, or on your way to brunch. What a cool and thoughtful surprise!

Not sure where her musical tastes fall? Here are some ideas to get you started:

10. A Song for Mama – Boyz II Men

9. Coat of Many Colors – Performed by Shania Twain and Dolly Parton

8. Mama – Spice Girls

7. Never Too Far Away – Mariah Carey

6. In My Daughter’s Eyes – Martina McBride

5. I Hope You Dance – Lee Ann Womack

4. Already Gone – Sugarland

3. The Best Day – Taylor Swift

(Video at top).

2. Mama’s Song – Carrie Underwood

1. Because You Loved Me – Celine Dion

Wishing you and the moms in your life a very Happy Mother’s Day.

Have Yourself a ‘CMA Country Christmas’ and Holiday Song Playlist

Ready for some country-style holiday cheer, y’all? If December doesn’t feel complete without soaring sopranos and big gowns, then “CMA Country Christmas” is the TV special for you. The cheerful, 2-hour singalong returns at 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, to ABC with country’s top voices singing some of the most beautiful holiday songs of the season.

Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles once again hosts this year’s concert with Little Big Town, Brett Eldredge, Sara Evans, Alan Jackson, Dan + Shay, Hunter Hayes, Brad Paisley, LeAnn Rimes, Michael W. Smith, Carrie Underwood, and even Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler (dueting with Brad for “Run Rudolph Run”).

If that’s not jolly enough to pique your interest, consider LeAnn singing the silvery “Carol of the Bells” (watch below), Carrie joining Christian singer Michael W. Smith for a mesmerizing duet of “All Is Well” (from his new holiday album “The Spirit of Christmas”) and Jennifer singing hits like “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town.”

Later, Disney darling Idina Menzel performs “White Christmas,” the melodic “Do You Hear What I Hear?” and then teams with Jennifer to belt out, of course, her unstoppable hit from the movie “Frozen,” “Let It Go.”

All this Fa-La-La-La fun reminds us of some of our favorite old country holiday songs, plus some new ones that just came out for winter 2014 (noted below). Here’s what’s on our MyMusicCloud Top 10 Country Christmas Song Playlist.

10. “Go Tell It on the Mountain” – Sara Evans from her new album “At Christmas”
9. “Hard Candy Christmas” – LeAnn Rimes from her new album “One Christmas: Chapter One”
8. “Last Christmas” – Taylor Swift
7. “Where Are You Christmas?” — Faith Hill
6. “Run, Run Rudolph” – Luke Bryan
5. “White Christmas” – Martina McBride
4. “Do You Hear What I Hear?” — Carrie Underwood
3. “Santa Looked a Lot Like Daddy” — Brad Paisley
2. “Christmas in Heaven” – Scotty McCreery
1. “Please Come Home for Christmas” – Darius Rucker from his new album “Home for the Holidays”

Watch LeAnn Rimes sing “Carol of the Bells”

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Viral Video Alert: Watch Halloween House Sing Thriller, Bohemian Rhapsody & Dark Horse

Ready for some spooky musical fun? Halloween home decorations have grown from simple carved pumpkins to elaborate LCD light shows set to music, as we discovered last year when we invited you to Watch a Halloween House Sing ‘What Does the Fox Say.’

This year, we found a fun, new singing house to spotlight. The Thomas House of Naperville, Illinois sings 30, yes, 30, different songs, according to owner Nick Thomas.

Using dancing LCD lights shaped like pumpkins and monster mouths, the two story home appears to “sing” along to hit songs by Katy Perry (“Dark Horse”), The Kongos (“Come with Me Now”), AC/DC (Hell’s Bells), Eminem (“Till I Collapse”), Queen (“Bohemian Rhapsody”) and, of course, our favorite, Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” Plastic skeletons, ghouls and tombstones in the home’s yard perfectly complement Jackson’s epic zombie hit. (Or maybe those are the remains of his disapproving neighbors. Muhahahaha.)

We’ve posted a few versions of the singing house below for you to enjoy and share with friends. Happy Halloween from the musical monster mashers at MyMusicCloud.

Thriller


Bohemian Rhapsody

Dark Horse

 

Viral Video Alert: The Best St. Patrick’s Day Hip Hop Dancers

Think you know Irish step-dancing? Well, if you feel like dancing an Irish jig this St. Patrick’s Day, turns out you’ll need some baggy pants, fly kicks, and a whole lot of C-Walking (or Crip-Walking) lessons.
Our latest Viral Video Alert shows what happens when you flip the music on a traditional, hip-hop dance video with something completely unexpected. Below, YouTube comedienne Rikki Rozelle swapped out the Outlawz’ original thumping “Real Talk” rap behind these C-Walk dancers for the sweet whistles and harmonies of the vintage Irish folk song “Mountain Dew.” Then she and her boyfriend edited the dancers’ magical snake-heel and toe moves to match the foine new Celtic beat.
(Not familiar with C-Walking? It evolved from Crip-Walking, a ‘70s dance craze created by California’s notorious Crip gangmembers, but has recently been adopted by European and Asian teenagers.)
Hip-hop, Celtic, dance, pop, whatever music you like, store it all and listen anywhere, anytime on any device with MyMusicCloud. Big props to Nottingham, England dancers GoSu, Kynamite, Scrawer, Murkee, and Rye for their original 2006 street moves. Behold the new, “Celtic Walk” …

5 Famous Singers You Didn’t Know Were Irish

Edit: Many of our users know by now, but MyMusicCloud has officially become eMusic as of 09/25/17. 

eMusic provides all the features MMC users have used and love, such as access to any of your previously stored music and playlists, unlimited cloud storage & playback on multiple devices. It also includes much more – access to over 26 million tracks at up to 55% off iTunes pricing, access to free music every day, all year and access to premium sales and promotions.

Before you slide on your shamrock sunglasses and gulp down that green food and drink this St. Patrick’s Day, remember to make a MyMusicCloud playlist of songs by your favorite Irish singers: Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey, and Bruce Springsteen. What? You didn’t know they’re Irish?

It’s true.  They’re just 3 of 5 famous singers we’ve uncovered who are secretly Irish. Read about their Emerald Isle roots (and watch their performances) below …

Mariah Carey: “My mother’s white — she’s so Irish, she loves Ireland. She’s like, ‘Yay, Ireland!’ Waving the flag and singing ‘When Irish Eyes Are Smiling.’ And that’s great. I appreciate and respect it,” Mariah told the British newspaper The Guardian in 2009. Yes, Mariah’s mother, opera singer Patricia Carey (born Hickey), is indeed Irish American.  (Mimi’s father, Alfred Roy, is African American and Venezuelan.)

Watch Mariah Sing the Holiday Favorite, “O, Come All Ye Faithful,” with Her Mom Here:

 

Christina Aguilera: “The Voice” coach has long played up her Latin roots, but Christina was primarily raised by her Irish-American mum, Shelly Kearns. After her parents’ stormy split, Christina lived with Shelly and grandmother Delcie Dunfee, who hails from Ireland’s County Clare. “Irish customs have always been a big part of our lives,” Shelly told British newspaper “The Mirror” in 2001. “We’d put candles in the windows, especially at Christmas, as a symbol of welcome to Mary and Joseph (a totally Irish custom). And we’d decorate the house for St. Patrick’s Day with shamrocks and leprechauns.”

Watch Christina Dedicate the Song “Oh, Mother” to Her Mom

 

Kurt Cobain: The Nirvana singer wasn’t just a grunger, he was also a Greenie. Cobain hailed from Northern Ireland, where his family was originally named “Cobane.”  Kurt’s ancestors Samuel and Letitia Cobane reportedly left their Irish farm five generations ago to start anew as shoemakers in the state of Washington. Kurt’s Irish cousin, Fionnola O’Reilly, discovered this and their family ties while researching her family’s heritage over six years, according to Irish Central.

Watch Nirvana Perform “Come As You Are”

Macklemore:  You might know the Grammy-winning rapper from his hits, “Thrift Shop” and “Same Love,” but in “Irish Celebration,” Macklemore gives props to his Gaelic homeland.  “Heart, blue collared workers and family, My heritage, proud to be a Haggerty,” he raps. That’s because the Seattle musician’s real name is Ben Haggerty. “The song is about celebrating life. It celebrates my ancestry and culture,” he tells Rap Ireland.

Watch “Irish Celebration”

 

Bruce Springsteen: Can’t detect an Irish lilt in the Boss’s New Jersey growl? While touring Ireland in 2013, he spotted a fan’s sign that read: “Bruce O’Hagan.” “O’Hagan, that’s right,” Springsteen told her and the crowd. “I come from the O’Hagans. We’re related somehow.” In fact, he’s descended from Martha O’ Hagan, who married Bruce’s grandfather. Later, he accepted a giant, red Irish passport from another Irish fan.

Watch The Boss Get His Irish Passport Here:

 

So celebrate Ireland this St. Patrick’s Day with songs from your favorite pop artists on MyMusicCloud, the only cloud-based music storage service that lets you mix and listen to your music anywhere, on any portable device – computers, smartphones, tablets, and smart TVs.