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Confession! Guilty Pleasures. Embarassing but Catchy Music.

OK, We all have one or two- the band, artist or song that we secretly like. They may be sissy, unimaginitive, woefully uncool, or too commercial. Maybe you liked them when you were young, and you still can't help but listen when they come on the radio. So, what are your guilty pleasures (musically!)? Who are you ebarassed to listen to, but still can't help yourself?

Kiteman5 years ago
I have no guilty secrets about my musical tastes, and inflict them all on my classes. In my car right now I have a ska compilation, some Irish folk (the Dubliners) and Led Zeppelin's "Mother Ship".
skunkbait (author)  Kiteman5 years ago
So Kiteman.... If we looked into your past, we'd hear no ABBA, Air Supply, or BeeGees?
Gjdj3 skunkbait5 years ago
ABBA, lol. They may be some of the most catchy, yet embarassing bands of all time.

Point and case...
,Note: Intro doesn't end until about 50 seconds in.,
i love that song! ha, so do my freinds, we all agreed it was awsome, after my freind posted it on buzz!
westfw Gjdj35 years ago
That wasn't ABBA. But I've go to admit that they (ABBA) fit the topic pretty well... (really enjoyed "Mama Mia!")

Um. Lots of "show tunes." Traumatic memories of taking Mame to the 6th-grade end-of-year party...

Gjdj3 westfw5 years ago
Not ABBA, but written by them for Murray Head to sing.
westfw westfw5 years ago
Come to think of it, a lot of my music collection is "filk", so I have a lot to be embarrassed about :-)
Oh, you'd hear them all, and Jethro Tull as well. I'm just not embarrassed by them.
skunkbait (author)  Kiteman5 years ago
Nothing wrong with Jethro Tull! But the others would be on par with nose-picking or cross-dressing (whatever floats your boat, just not in public!).
Ok, shall we then introduce: The Village People.....


Who here remembers that when the Grammy's introduced the "heavy metal" category, Jethro Tull was the first recipient?
skunkbait (author)  kelseymh5 years ago
That was hilarious! I was just waiting for Pat Boone to get a mention.
more than a woman, more than a women to me...
Do you have a copy of the


Disco Duck !!!
. I could have happily gone the rest of my life without hearing that "song" again.
Oh... no...
randofo Kiteman5 years ago
One of my favorite music essays is where Lester Bangs talks about how he was flown to Vietnam to get to the bottom of the whole Jethro Tull thing. Now whenever I think about Jethro Tull, all that comes to mind is Vietnamese folk music.

http://www.tullpress.com/crmay73.htm
The only song I really liked that the Bee Gees ever did, and it wasn't their own song, was "Turn Around" - ( Final Destination II ? )


you would, hes just not hiding those...
skunkbait (author)  Chicken22095 years ago
Wow. That takes guts. I'd rather be caught in public in only my underwear, than admit to an affinity for Air SUpply!
lets see, its the parents job to embarrass their kids what happens when you run out of material? looks like someone will be dropping their kids off to the blasting sound of Air Supply
A friend of mine wrote a parody, about zero-G sex. "Making Love, Weighing Nothing at All." It's very fun, but it's hell trying to find someone who can sing it well...
skunkbait (author)  Chicken22095 years ago
It sufficiently embarasses the kids when I start thrashing to the Ramones or Sex Pistols. I enjoy embarassing the kids, but not myself in the process!
Hey, I like Air Supply's song! It's amazing how many different versions you can hear of just one tune...
Ska? I didn't know it was possible, but I respect you even more now.
Hey, even I have The Beat on my iPod.
randofo5 years ago
College was a confusing period....



i love his songs! nothing to be ashamed of there, every time we go to our cottage, (in the country) we playy country roads, so fun!
O_O Randy likes John Denver... >Head 'asplodes<
Great for karaoke too...
On the up side, you can actually understand what he's singing...
Here is one I finally ended up breaking the 45 to LOL It got to be pretty popular....of course, the parents, at the time, didn't rally understand the song at all. . . 1972 if IIRC.....Sweet


I loved a lot of his songs :-) Annie's song for one and the one he did with Placido Domingo......um, Perhaps Love , which is one of my favorites.
It's too embarrassing for a boy my age to say...
annus4 years ago
a friend said "listen to this; it's the catchiest song ever". of course i didn't believe her, but actually she was probably right. this treetops mcphoenix
guy is weird but it's sooooo catchy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfAQFxKWH-w
lemonie annus4 years ago
Originally - Chuck Berry I believe.

L

skunkbait (author)  lemonie4 years ago
There we go! I've always loved that one!!! (Talk about GUILTY PLEASURES!!!!!)
lemonie4 years ago


The Jamalam4 years ago
Crazy frog, I'm afraid. =(
I LOVE crazy frog. Never be ashamed of crazy frog! xD
annus4 years ago
ok, this really is one of the catchiest songs EVER. enjoy

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfAQFxKWH-w
lemonie5 years ago
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I've had another go at it L
lemonie5 years ago
As NachoMahma the previous post had some kind of fault with it which I don't understand.
Try this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUzxX_ylAoI

and this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFlmEznsr2w&feature=PlayList&p=686D619CA17D3E80&playnext=1&index=6
NachoMahma5 years ago
. OK. You asked for it. For some reason, this little ditty makes my foot start tapping.

That song used to make me sad.....now it just angers me.....like Ron White says, you can't cure Stupid. . . somebody without anything to go back to would have made a better volunteer for the mission. Some how, it reminds me of an old pun about being on the DA's list.
skunkbait (author)  NachoMahma5 years ago
Oh, Nacho:-( *shakes head in disgust* I thought you were cooler than that.... I've been trying to get that one out of my head for 30 years. And everytime I finally quit humming it, an otherwise decent person reminds me!
> trying to get that one out of my head ... reminds me! .
That's in the category of things I used to like when I was young that I really wonder why when I hear it again (aside from the catchy tune.)
Kiss is in there too
Goodhart5 years ago
for catchy music you cant get out of your head, try signing up with the Yoville ap/game and spending about 5 minutes in there......*sigh*
PKM5 years ago
Freezepop.
runs away to hide his head underground

Bonus points if you know who Philippe is :)


We found out that my physics teacher likes Little Wayne today.
skunkbait (author)  Weissensteinburg5 years ago
I had a highschool teacher that saw The Doors and Hendrix live! How could I ever compete with that? (Although I have seen Bob Dylan, Bad Company, Skynard, and Jerry Lee Lewis!)
I would go to a skynard concert just to yell freebird
there was a bar i used to frequent out in south carolina that had freebird blacked out because the owner was so tired of hearing it. (i found this out the night that i put it on and was greeted with 7-8 minutes of silence... from the jukebox and the crowd when they figured out who'd put it on.)
skunkbait (author)  Chicken22095 years ago
It's more fun though, to yell Freebird @ an orchestra concert!
Someone yelled it at a Blue Man Group show that I was at once.
Same here! The guy actually started to play it!
Gjdj3 bumpus5 years ago
Same here! I wonder if we were all at the same show. Or if it's just part of the show.
bumpus Gjdj35 years ago
I went to the one in Scranton PA.
Gjdj3 bumpus5 years ago
Ah, different shows then. I went to the one in Chicago.
skunkbait (author)  bumpus5 years ago
That's awesome. Any band that can slip into Freebird, get's my respect.
My English teacher has been to 3 Metallica concerts, AC/DC, Kansas, and Steve Miller Band. Shes hardcore.
L,l,l,l,like a lollipop...
That's ill, not sick.

Sorry, couldn't resist. Haha
skunkbait (author) 5 years ago
Ok, this one REALLY annoys me, and I'd die if anyone caught me listening. But I can't turn it off!!!

canida5 years ago
Most painfully catchy thing I can think of: Venga Boys. This was all the rage with the highschoolers on MIT's FIRST team.


skunkbait (author)  canida5 years ago
The background music sounds like something out of a video game. I'll make it a point not to listen to that one again. I don't want to catch myself humming that one forever!
kelseymh5 years ago
Geez, Skunkbait! Why do you have to come up with these interesting and provocative discussion topics, without having them turn into flame wars? No fair!

Oh, yeah, back on topic...
  • ABBA
  • Neil Diamond
  • Rod Stewart
canida kelseymh5 years ago
ABBA is catchy, yes, but the Erasure covers are faster and even catchier.


if there is one thing I learned from scrubs, its that Erasure is like a virus I tried to discover, a little something to make me sweeeeter. oh, and that sometimes to get MRIs, they send people of, erm greater weight, to the zoo
skunkbait (author)  kelseymh5 years ago
Rod Stewart!!! "Maggie May" and "Hot Legs" are awesome! But I still turn up "THe First Cut is the Deepest", "Sailing", and "Forever Young". And I have to confess "Kentucky Woman" and "Sweet Caroline" still get to me, even if the kids tell me to turnit down!
bumpus5 years ago
Michael Jackson. When he was still black mostly. :D
thats 5* right there
I concur, I think Thriller is some of the most awesome dance music ever...
KentsOkay5 years ago
Hmm... Weird Al.... Celtic Woman. I can't help it if half the group is in my Top 5 Hottest Celebrities....
skunkbait (author)  KentsOkay5 years ago
Yeah, I'd fess up to liking Weird Al. But no, I probably wouldn't wear an "Eat It" T-shirt.
I'd wear a WHite and NErdy tshrt:P
skunkbait (author)  KentsOkay5 years ago
For me, the shirt isn't necessary!
me to
"Are you a good witch or a bad witch?" "I'm a sandwich, so eat me!"
Rick Astley, but most people here already know that. :D Also, Madonna, Kylie Minogue, and the Spice Girls. Shameful, I know, but I love stupid dancey pop music.
Have you ever heard the Go-Go Girls? :-) *whistles softly to himself* LOL
Nope! I tried to look them up on youtube but failed. :P
Ok, sorry, they are normally referred to as simply the GO-GOs.....

Oh, okay! I know exactly who they are. I used to like them a lot when I was little. :D
Gwen Steffani!!!! That is hard to admit even to a bunch of strangers.
skunkbait (author)  stretch mark5 years ago
*nobody looking?* -WHispers- Yep, I really liked "Underneath it All". But I prefered her stuff with No Doubt.
Labot20015 years ago
*attempts to resist urge*

...

I SECRETLY LIKE THIS GUY:


Gjdj3 Labot20015 years ago
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fun Fact: Did you know that Rick Rolling is no longer funny (even in real life!).

See xkcd
Labot2001 Gjdj35 years ago
Lol, best xkcd ever.
Rishnai5 years ago
Billy Idol. The Bee Gees. Tesla. Foreigner, Styx, and REO Speedwagon. I love Rush, too, but I don't even bother trying to hide that one, and everyone in my neighborhood can vouch for that! They're some of the greatest musicians of all time!
skunkbait (author)  Rishnai5 years ago
I could admit to most of that, but BeeGees? Styxx and REO should've quit while they were ahead.
I'll also admit to my disco-dancing abilities. But I won't demonstrate. FOR ANYONE.
Rishnai Rishnai5 years ago
Once every three months or three thousand miles I roll the windows down and turn up my car stereo loud enough that I can hear it while I'm under it. No complaints yet...
gmoon5 years ago
Dexys Midnight Runners Biz Markie Bloodhound Gang
skunkbait (author)  gmoon5 years ago
Oh yea! When "COme on Eileen" comes on, I can't help but turn it up.
gmoon skunkbait5 years ago
Yeah, it's a kick. Great song.

No one's mentioned it yet, so I will. Queen.
I like an instrumental of theirs called "The teams who meet in caffs", and must say that the singer has a unique voice.
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