51 Weeks: 51 Songs From The Past: Week 21: Smokey Robinson – Cruisin’

Technically, I’m not here. If you read last week’s post for this feature (which was all about summer holidays), you’ll know that I’m away this week and that there is somebody new in the driving seat of Hugh’s music time machine. Don’t be concerned, because I’ve given my guest plenty of lessons on how the time machine works and I know that she’ll be dropping you all off to meet me next week. In the meantime, she’s about to land you all in the year 1979.

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Welcome to Niki Meadows, who is introducing one of her own choices of a song for this week. Over to you Niki…

I absolutely love music, so when Hugh mentioned he was looking for a guest post, I knew I couldn’t pass it up. The thing is, picking a song is like picking something to eat from a menu with 50 pages! How do you choose? I started asking myself questions like, my favourite song from what genre? What era? What artist? The mood I’m in? The mood I want to be in? What day of the week? The beat? The message? I know someone out there can relate! In the end, I went with a song that I love for many of the reasons outlined in my thought process. I love Smokey’s smooth voice, I love the vibe of old Motown hits, I love the way this song makes me feel! So today, I wanted to share one of my many favourite songs that embodies so many reasons why I love music. I hope you enjoy this and that it finds you well as you go about your day!

What are your thoughts on this song choice? What do you feel when you hear it? Where does it take you? Who does it make you think of? Feel free to share in the comments, I’d love to hear what you have to say!

Thank you to everyone who left a link to a favourite song in the comments section of last week’s post. Thank you to Ruth, Barbara, and Marie who joined in with publishing a blog post of a favourite song.


Niki blogs over at The Richness of a Simple Life a place she shares encouraging, inspiring, and empowering posts about life. In just over a year of blogging, she has strived to create a community where bloggers feel comfortable asking questions and having open conversations about the struggles and high points of life.



Thank you so much to Niki for holding the fort for me this week. Please join Niki, and leave a link to a favourite song in the comments section. She’ll be delighted to hear from you. I’ll see you all again next week, in the year 1985.

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