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Musical Monday: Happy Birthday Michigan!

Today is Michigan’s 178th Birthday! A Big Happy Birthday High Five to the Mitten! In celebration of the Mitten’s birthday (and the fact that I went to the Motown Museum this weekend) today’s Musical Monday is going to be a few of my favorite Motown songs by artists born right here in the Mitten. Enjoy!

Can’t Hurry Love -The Supremes

Shop Around – The Miracles

Dancing in the Streets – Martha and the Vandellas

Please Mr. Postman – The Marvelettes

You are the Sunshine of my Life – Stevie Wonder

I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) – The Four Tops

Do You Love Me?  – The Contours

If you find yourself with some free time in Detroit, I recommend taking an hour to tour the Motown Museum.  You won’t be sorry!


  1. Sorry about the spacing and links. I’ve had a bunch of problems with this lately.

  2. Longshot says:

    Jill when WP changed things (they’re always changing things for the worst) they made it difficult to post video’s in whole.

    Take your links and put them into this format when posting a blog with video’s.

    So (I’ll take your first link) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlVxEAUqWU0

    This is how it looks and now will be a whole video.

    Now when you place them this way it will come out as whole video. (I attach one of my music blogs at end so you can see)

    If you want them to autoplay, use Gigya method.

    [gigya src= "PASTE-MODIFIED-URL" flashvars="autoplay=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="480" height="385"]

    It would look like this with link in (hopefully won’t autoplay in comment! LOL)

    [gigya src= "https://www.youtube.com/v/JxlVxEAUqWU0 " flashvars="autoplay=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="480" height="385"]

    Simple way

    Take above

    [gigya src= "https://www.youtube.com/v/JxlVxEAUqWU0 " flashvars="autoplay=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="480" height="385"]

    Just take the last part of any YT link past the = “xlVxEAUqWU0” and place it into just that part.

    You are eliminating the https://www.youtube.com/watch? – leaving the v – eliminating the =.

    You’ll get the hang of it.

    They just changed our left side administration and my shortlink is missing, in Opera anyway thus the long URL.


    Some browsers now blocking YT content so you have to click unblock. There is a song auto-playing in this link.

    One more thing just noticed that UMG is blocking video’s from autoplay if they are left in http, make sure they are in https even if URL copies as http.

    I have a lot of blogs to edit because of this. A Lot!!! Mad too.

    Hope not too confusing and it helps.

    Auto play on this one too and other video’s in format.


  3. Longshot says:

    Wow how did the first format go missing???

    Put your link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlVxEAUqWU0 right up to the at end.

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Trying to help.

  4. Longshot says:

    OK for some insane reason it keeps wiping this out? They don’t want people to know.

    One more time I’ll space it. Comes up empty again just email me I’ll give it to you. Unbelievable it’s disappearing.

    at very end.

    Too much like work. lol

  5. Longshot says:


    Embedding YT Videos on WordPress

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