Tuesday, April 13, 2010

WFMW - Free MP3s and online radio

I fell in love with this commercial from the first time I saw it. The product itself would be nice and I'm sure I would use it, but I don't need it and the cost is prohibitive. But the commercial is catchy. The song is reminiscent of some of the 80s music I liked back in the day, the filmography is neat to me, and there are so many details in the scenery. I just like it, even if it is corny.

So I went searching for "Stole My Heart" and found it free for a limited time and exclusively available through Amazon, which was weird to me because I use iTunes. But then I remembered that I have downloaded songs through Amazon before - free songs. Yes, FREE. Back in December, Amazon had a free Christmas download every day. All but 2 of them were real Christmas songs. (The other two were, uhm, how should I say this, not very wholesome and one was about Lady Gaga being someone's Christmas gift. Not exactly what I had in mind, so please preview songs before downloading to be sure they are appropriate for anyone who might be listening.) The free songs and free albums are listed at the right on the page and there are more available if you click the link to view them all. There is even a daily free song. Who can resist?

Downloading the Amazon MP3 downloader is easy. When you select your music, Amazon takes care of the download and adding it to your iTunes library. Your new music will be in your library, not your Purchased folder, which is only for iTunes purchases. Now you can add those songs to any playlist you like.

I love music and I love when it's free! (Which is also why I listen to K-Love both streaming and in my car. It's free ministry for my family and me and also my time isn't wasted with commercials that I don't want to hear. It's listener supported, rather than commercially sponsored, so it isn't really free, but no one is forced to pay for it; it's funded by donations. I was so tickled when my oldest daughter squealed that she could listen to Positive, Encouraging K-Love on the computer! You can listen free online or locate a station near you here.)

Free music works for me! To see what works for Kristen and others, drop by We Are THAT Family for more Works For Me Wednesday.


  1. Hi there! Niki here, stopping over from WFMW. I just wanted to pop in and check out your blog. I like what I see so far.

    Stop by my blog, Free 2 Be Frugal, when you get a chance!

    By the way, I LOVE listening to K-LOVE! It is the only radio station that airs in our car and I stream it on the laptop at home.

  2. What a great idea - I had no idea Amazon had free music. Thanks for the tip - oh, and I hope you have fun bubbling :)

  3. Very cool commercial, I don't remember seeing it before. I agree, free is a good thing :)