Guilty Pleasures (Music)

I''ve also taken a shine to that song by Evanescence off of the Daredevil soundtrack, Bring Me To Life. We need more women in rock.

Great song. Her voice is really cool, but that guy''s ""rap"" towards the end kind of sucks. I think they have another song on the soundtrack, a little slower but no guy trying to be like Linkin Park.

Good stuff.

"Pulse" wrote:

I think they have another song on the soundtrack, a little slower but no guy trying to be like Linkin Park.

Speaking of whom, their next album is due in a couple of weeks. Hopefully, like the single, it''ll sound more like Hybrid Theory than Re-hashimation.

""Monty Python Sings"" album - I put it in the player every once in a while, but it is very well hidden in my cd rack :D. Favourite song is Eric the half-a-bee.

Oh man... Some of this is bad. I don''t know if I can face myself in a mirror after admitting some things to follow.

I grew up in the 80''s, so of course I dig all of that type of music. I really like the 80''s hair-metal bands (Motley Crue, Whitesnake, etc...).

Musicals of all sorts. One of my favorites is ""Jesus Christ Superstar"".

Disney/Animated movie soundtracks. Hoo boy is this a guilty pleasure...

Barry Manilow. Hey, what can I say? He writes the songs that makes the whole world sing.

I grew up in the 80''s, so of course I dig all of that type of music. I really like the 80''s hair-metal bands (Motley Crue, Whitesnake, etc...).

Ah why feel guilty as long as you don''t actually dress like they did in the 80''s that''s fine.Actually I found some of my old metal gear from years ago and my girlfriend had a hearty laugh at me trying to fit into my tight tight jeans from back then (didn''t of course, whilst I''m not hugely lardy in any sense my waistline has gone out a few inches since then). She kept asking me, ""So you actually went outdoors dressed like that?"" whilst trying to conceal her laughter.

I don''t feel guilty for listening to any of that stuff but neither do I go around any more with a large portable stereo on my shoulder listening to man o war and trying to look hard as possible whilst actually looking as dorky as possible.

Just thinking about it now when I was young i thought that by the time I was as old as I actually am I''d be world famous and sleeping on a big pile of money with many pretty ladies!
!

Hahaha! I never thought I''d make it to be thirty until I was thirty. Not that I thought anything bad would happen, I just couldnt picture myself being 30. Of course there was also the fact that I was turning 30 in 2000. Woah, I''m gonna be old at the turn of the new millenium!

I may not listen to it on a boombox held up to my ear. I do however, enjoy blaring ABC in my car! I think its the same thing cept one is more politically correct. (depending on your car system of course)

Good posts...

""I will Survive"", always sing along to that....someone else mentioned the band Cake, love them...add to the fact they do a kick ass version of ""I will Survive"" and you got a match made in heaven.

Someone else mentioned George Michael. :looks around:
What goes on in here, STAYS in here, right??

""Well I guess it would be nice
if I could touch your body
no no not everybody
got a body like yours""

''cause ya gotta have Faith, Fa Fa Faith!!!

I also have the soundtrack to Chess

The way I figure it, I''ve been collecting CDs for years, so just by the law of percentages, I''m bound to have a few that may be....errrrrrr......you know......not...as ''hip''?

Oh, and anytime ""Devil went down to Georgia"" or ""Tales of the Wooly Swamp (sp)"" come on, I''m Mr. Entertainer!!

The devil bowed his head ''cause he knew he''d been beat
and he lay that golden fiddle on the ground at Johnny''s feet
Johnny said ""well devil, you come on back if you ever wanna try it again, I done told you once, you son of a bitch, I''m the best thats ever been.""

Sing it loud and sing it proud!!!!!

Just picked up ""The Litte River Band"" Greatest Hits today. Realized half-way home as I sang along with ''Reminiscing'' it would fit nicely into this category.

""Are you for good, or are you for awesome"" -- Just one of life''s many important questions

That sounds like it should be a quote from the movie ""Bring it on""

""Its not a democracy. Its a cheer-ocracy!""

Heh

OK enough time has passed and enough people have openned up to the community here.

So, I like Spandau Ballet. The songs ""I''ll Fly for You"" is one I hope to learn to play on the piano for the one who would be my future wife (wherever you are). If I could sing one song, this is the song and she is the one I would sing it to.

The song ""Gold"" is uptempo and uplifting. Nevermind that its too ""Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy"" or Disney-like-goody-two-shoes. It makes me genuinely happy as a blues song would comfort you when you feel like feeling blue.

Other music that falls into the ""Lounge Music"" style that I adore are:

Garbage - The Trick is to Keep Breathing and The World is not Enough

INXS - Mystify Me

ABC - All of My Heart

Hey, there''s nothing wrong with Garbage.

Unless there is and I just didn''t know about it.

ABsolutely nothing wrong with Garbage!

Oh and I picked up the soundtrack to ""O Brother where art Thou"", absolutely awesome!

Yeesh!

Garbage is one of my favorite bands guys.

The guilty pleasure here was the ""Lounge"" style music.

The two Garbage songs mentioned above are prime examples of the ""Lounge"" music I enjoy. They arent like most of their other songs.

Garbage causes me no guilt!

The O Brother where art Thou-soundtrack indeed is fricken awesome! I tend to listen to it every friday night when I''m all fed up with life, brings back some good feelings

The more I listen to my O Brother, Where art Thou CD, the more I smile. There''s something that just makes you feel good inside when you listen to that one.

fangblackbone, Spandau Ballet is nothing to be ashamed of. How can you not like a band full of absolutely perfect singing voices?

A few more slightly guilty favorites:
Rock Lobster - the B-52s
Dancing With Myself & White Wedding - Billy Idol
Boys Don''t Cry - the Cure
My Sharona - the Knack

And almost anything by the Fixx.

The Fixx:
Saved by Zero
One Thing Leads to Another
Less cities more moving people

Red Skies at Night
there'' like 10 more I cant remember the names...

B52''s:

Private Idaho
Party Gone Out of Bounds
Cosmic Thang
Roam
Summer of Love
She Breaks for Rainbows
Love Shack
Love Land

so much more...

Oingo Boingo (yes they have more good songs other than Dead Man''s Party):
Grey Matter
Wild Sex
Who Do You Want to Be
Sweat
Good for Your Soul
Nothing to Fear
Private Life
Im on the Outside
Nothing Bad Ever Happens to Me
Stay
Only a Lad
Little Girls

Disney/Animated movie soundtracks. Hoo boy is this a guilty pleasure...

Argh, me too. The Lion King soundtrack was the best. Oh I just admited that out loud, didnt I?

I think thats one of the reasons I liked the Buffy Musical so much, that opening ditty was so Disney. The Buffy musical is also another of my closet favorites.

The Cowboy Bebop soundtrack, all 7 of them. I dont really feel guilty about that, some of it could be considered fruity, but its Cowboy Bebop, so everyone can kiss my ass.

The Outfield

Jessie''s on a vacation far away
come around and talk it over
so many things that I want to say
you know I like my women a little bit older...

Arise! I figured I should resurrect an old thread rather than create a new one.

I'm currently enjoying Justin Timberlake's FutureSex/LoveSounds

Styx's Greatest Hits
Journey's Greatest Hits

*hangs head in shame*

Avril Lavigne's "Girlfriend". There. I admit it.

An actual rarity in this day and age - a pop song that's guitar-based, and doesn't involve spelling a word ending in "-o-u-s".

And it has completely inappropriate profanity - that's always something I can get behind.

Hell Yeah, I'm the MotherF**king Princess.

-chuck

Josh Groban. I blame my wife. He does put on one hell of a concert, though.

The Offspring

My daughters just stumbled on it via the good offices of someone's blog feed with "Pretty Fly for a White Guy" on it, and it's been a nice break from all the Narutarding they've been doing since summer vacation started.

Ralten wrote:

...Journey's Greatest Hits

*hangs head in shame*

I'm gonna jump in late on this -since I have and listen to this CD a ton- and say that Don't Stop Believ'n was forever cemented as one of my all-time favorites after going to Tigers/Yankees Division Series Game 4 last year. It was the clincher for the Tigers when the players all came back out onto the field with the champagne and sprayed it into the crowd. The PA played Don't Stop Believ'n during the display and practically the entire stadium sang along. One of the best times I've ever had and it comes back on me every time I hear that song.

As for guilty pleasure that no one's mentioned yet: Kelly Clarkson. I don't know what it is with this chick's voice that I can't change the station when she shows up on the radio. I don't even like the words most of the time. They're almost all self-involved drivel, yet I can't turn away. She may, in fact, be a Siren.
---Todd

I will come out and say that aside from "Breakfast @ Tiffany's", Celine Dion, and Avril Lavigne's "Girlfriend", everyone fails miserably at listing things that would truly be embarassing.

I was thinking people were going to go with things like that song (can't remember who did it) that went, (something something)...I didn't mean it, I just want you back for good (want you back, want you back). I want you back for good." Only the biggest pussies with nothing to hide would admit to singing along to something that sounded like a bad New Kids ripoff. (raises hand)

I'm currently humming along to nearly the entire catalog of Backyardigan's songs day in and day out, and I'll go ahead and say that some of them actually aren't half bad.

Don't Stop Believin' is getting overused for sports teams.

Ah... Well, honestly, I find myself singing along with Timberlake's 'What Goes Around', or whatever its called. Don't worry. It'll pass.

I listen and love alot of Irish revolutionary songs. I do, occasionally, feel the pangs of guilt for that fact. I'm not condoning terrorist actions or the primacy of the Irish over the English, but damn, they wrote some amazing songs out of that revolutionary zeal.

Roddy McCorley? The Rising of the Moon? Doesn't get any better than that.

wordsmythe wrote:

Don't Stop Believin' is getting overused for sports teams.

Until last night's All Star game that's the only time I've heard it played at a sporting event, so it was a fresh experience for me. At any rate, the song takes on a bit more significance at that moment in time: like 40,000 people who are actually from Detroit screaming, "just a city boy, born in raised in South Detroit," and the fact that a team that had been the losing-ist in baseball for the past 20 years had just advanced to the ALCS in what could only be described as a Major League (the movie) kind of moment. Don't stop believ'n indeed.

(sorry for the threadjack)
---Todd

I will second the Journey and Styx, but I feel no shame for it. Journey is awesome and Steve Perry can frackin sing.

If I had to pick one it would be Faded by Soul Decision.

I can't help it. It even has a crappy rap part in the middle of the song that doesn't fit. When it comes on my ipod (yes it is in my mix), I can't help but roll down the windows, pump up the volume and sing along to ever word, even the crappy rap.

ubrakto wrote:
wordsmythe wrote:

Don't Stop Believin' is getting overused for sports teams.

Until last night's All Star game that's the only time I've heard it played at a sporting event, so it was a fresh experience for me. At any rate, the song takes on a bit more significance at that moment in time: like 40,000 people who are actually from Detroit screaming, "just a city boy, born in raised in South Detroit," and the fact that a team that had been the losing-ist in baseball for the past 20 years had just advanced to the ALCS in what could only be described as a Major League (the movie) kind of moment. Don't stop believ'n indeed.

(sorry for the threadjack)
---Todd

It was definitely the song Pierzinski crowned as theme song for the Sox the year before, and I think the Red Sox played it a lot during their championship run, too.

Edit to add: Journey was playing a concert in Houston a week after we beat them, and A.J. just kept playing the song all week in the dugout. They chose not to play the song at the concert. Perry did show up for the tickertape parade in Chicago, though, and sang with the team at the end of the parade.