Activity from Music Monday

Music Monday: Apples to Apples?

Posted by on Mon, April 21st, 2014 at 10:00 am

Happy Monday!  Being from Minnesota, I’ll always have spot in my heart for Prince.  And when I was younger, I used to give myself a buzz cut, so I suppose that means I’ll also have a spot for Sinead O’Connor too!

For today’s Music Monday, I’ve found a way to pay homage to them both!  For on this day in 1990, Sinead started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with her version of the Prince song ‘Nothing Compares 2 U.’

And here’s a fun fact about the video for this song: The video won Best Video at the 1990 MTV Video Music Awards – the first video by a female artist to win in this category.

Enjoy!

Music Monday Discussion Question:  What is your favorite song that’s been covered by another artist?

Let us know in the comments below and on Tuesday, 3 random people will win 25 SBs!

Thank you for all these amazing song choices!  Check your ledger to see if you were a random winner of 25 SBs!

-Scotty K, Team Swagbucks

Music Monday Gets Bombastic!

Posted by on Mon, April 14th, 2014 at 12:00 pm
During the early ’90s hip hop went through decidedly melodic phase dubbed “alternative hip hop, with the likes of De La Soul, 3rd Bass and today’s Music Monday selection by the Canadian duo – Dream Warriors.  Alternative hip hop fuses traditional hip hop elements with reggae, funk, soul and jazz. Today’s Music Monday selection was ... Read More »

Music Monday: Spring Tour ’14 Style!

Posted by on Mon, April 7th, 2014 at 11:30 am
The Swagbucks Spring Tour ’14 is off to a great start!  We hope you’re having fun and earning a lot of points for your team! Since this week we’ll all be globetrotters, we figured for Music Monday there’s no better choice than “On the Road Again” by Willie Nelson! Or, maybe you prefer the Donkey ... Read More »

Music Monday: Gotta Cut Loose

Posted by on Mon, March 31st, 2014 at 11:00 am
It’s the last Music Monday of March!  One quarter of 2014 is done! That went quickly, right?! Today, we have something just wonderful to celebrate! 30 years ago TODAY, Kenny Loggins started a three week run at No. 1 on the US singles chart with his hit ‘Footloose.’  Let’s admit it, we’ve all put this ... Read More »

Music Monday: What is This…Velvet?

Posted by on Mon, March 24th, 2014 at 12:00 pm
Happy Monday, Swagvillians!  Hope your weekend was stellar.  In today’s Music Monday, I’d like to give a shout out to our Canadian members! On this day in music, 24 years ago, Canadian singer Alannah Myles started a two week run at No. 1 on the US charts with her song ‘Black Velvet.”  I can remember ... Read More »

Music Monday: A Birthday Tune We Can All Sing

Posted by on Mon, March 10th, 2014 at 11:00 am
Happy Monday!  It’s a special day in Swag Nation (well, every day is special really) but on THIS day, a certain number of years ago – I was born.  Yes – today is my birthday! Music has always been a huge part of my life, whether I’m singing a song in the car, rocking out ... Read More »

Music Monday – The Eagles Make Things Peaceful, Easy

Posted by on Mon, February 24th, 2014 at 11:30 am
Our 6th Birthday is tomorrow!!  It will surely be an exciting day, with our 6th Birthday Team Challenge and Swag Bucks galore!  Today, for Music Monday we celebrate the 38th anniversary of a great milestone in music history. On this day in 1976, The Eagles ‘Greatest Hits’ became the first album to be certified platinum by ... Read More »

Music Monday – Foreverly

Posted by on Mon, February 17th, 2014 at 10:00 am
On this day in music history, The Everly Brothers signed a $1 million contract with Warner Bros. Records.  Not bad for 1960.  Twelve years later on this day, Billie Joe Armstrong, of Green Day fame, was born. And now in 2014 those two worlds collide. Billie Joe Armstrong joined forces with Norah Jones last year ... Read More »

Music Monday – Opposites Attract!

Posted by on Mon, February 10th, 2014 at 1:00 pm
Happy Monday!  Valentine’s Day is this Friday (if you didn’t know)!  And we obviously love cats (there’s no way you didn’t know that!).  But did you know that 24 years ago today, Paula Abdul’s classic jam “Opposites Attract” was #1 on the US singles charts? The video for this song was pretty spectacular, we must ... Read More »

Music Monday – Let’s Take a Trip to Mars

Posted by on Mon, February 3rd, 2014 at 11:30 am
Bruno Mars, that is!  SuperBowlXLVIII happened yesterday – though it was far from super.  Swagbucks would like to give our congrats to the Seahawks and those rooting for them! The best part of the game, by far, was the halftime show.  Bruno Mars was phenomenal and the Red Hot Chili Peppers still can rock!  This ... Read More »