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Guilty Music Pleasures

Postby Gifflen » Fri Aug 24, 2007 4:14 pm UTC

So what are some of your guilty music pleasures. You know, the songs that make people give the raised eye brow when they happen to over hear you jamming out to.

I'm normally into progressive underground rock and the likes.

However I throughly enjoy:
George Clinton, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuyS9M8T03A
Outkast http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvIw5ZqC1ms

I also have some sort of sick fascination wit the song Dare by the gorillas.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAnuNLmF4GY
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Postby Castaway » Fri Aug 24, 2007 4:16 pm UTC

I like brand new. I'm thoroughly embarrassed by it, but they're just so sad and pathetic I can't not think they're funny.
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Postby Gifflen » Fri Aug 24, 2007 4:27 pm UTC

I like brand new. I'm thoroughly embarrassed by it, but they're just so sad and pathetic I can't not think they're funny.


I actually really enjoy brand new. Each album of theirs they progressed quite a bit bit as musicians. They always have something new to bring to the table with each of their CD's. The only issue I guess is in the process they went from being very upbeat "Yeah hey guys were brand new wooo" to being very tainted by the music industry and life. (Insert existential angst here.)

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Postby Castaway » Fri Aug 24, 2007 4:30 pm UTC

Oh, by "I like brand new" I meant "I like 'Your New Favorite Weapon' and a couple tracks from 'Deja Etendu'." I find most of DE and The Devil and God to be pretentious crap. I like the really whiny songs like Mix Tape and Seventy Times 7.
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Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Fri Aug 24, 2007 4:32 pm UTC

How come you just link to that same Outkast video when you say George Clinton?

Also, why is George Clinton a guilty pleasure?

But as long as we're supposed to be talking about guilty pleasures.... be gentle.

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Postby Castaway » Fri Aug 24, 2007 4:34 pm UTC

Be proud to like George Clinton. He the leader of the Parliament Funkadelic! How do you argue with a name like that? You should be guilty for not liking George Clinton.
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Postby Gifflen » Fri Aug 24, 2007 4:39 pm UTC

Haha Yeah I have a soft spot in my heart of anything funk .

From what I've been told if you don't like funk you don't have a soul.


Ohh fixed the link btw. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuyS9M8T03A

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Postby SmoothHeavy » Fri Aug 24, 2007 4:39 pm UTC

Tiesto, I know it;s cheesy trance music and I typically listen to stuff like Radiohead, Trentemoller, Hichie Hawtin and dowmtempo. But for whatever reason I like some of Tiestos stuff.

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Postby MFHodge » Fri Aug 24, 2007 4:46 pm UTC

Don't tell the man thread, but my list of favorite songs includes:
Sheryl Crow - Strong Enough
The Bangles - Eternal Flame
Cyndi Lauper - Time After Time
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Postby the Cow » Fri Aug 24, 2007 4:53 pm UTC

VTHodge wrote:Don't tell the man thread, but my list of favorite songs includes:
Cyndi Lauper - Time After Time


I'm a sucker for that one too. My friends know. They laugh.
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Postby Castaway » Fri Aug 24, 2007 4:54 pm UTC

I really like Poison. Like, a lot. Every Rose Has Its Thorn is an amazing song of epic proportions.
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Postby Okita » Fri Aug 24, 2007 4:54 pm UTC

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Postby Princess Marzipan » Fri Aug 24, 2007 4:56 pm UTC

the Cow wrote:
VTHodge wrote:Don't tell the man thread, but my list of favorite songs includes:
Cyndi Lauper - Time After Time

I'm a sucker for that one too. My friends know. They laugh.

I have the greatest remix of that. IM me for it you're interested.
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Postby Rasputin » Fri Aug 24, 2007 5:06 pm UTC

I enjoy techno covers of just about any song. :?
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Postby PatrickRsGhost » Fri Aug 24, 2007 5:08 pm UTC

VTHodge wrote:Don't tell the man thread, but my list of favorite songs includes:
Sheryl Crow - Strong Enough
The Bangles - Eternal Flame


I've never heard Eternal Flame by The Bangles, but my mp3 list does include Walk Like An Egyptian and Hazy Shade of Winter.

I used to have Sheryl Crow's first album Tuesday Night Music Club. I think everybody did back in 1993 or 1994.

Some of my guilty pleasures include a lot of novelty music. Not just Weird Al Yankovic (old stuff only), but other songs including:

Wet Dream - Kip Adotta
Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah - Allan Sherman
Cocktails for Two - Spike Jones
Der Fuehrer's Face - Spike Jones (that's JONES, not JONEZ. Big difference. VERY big difference.)
a lot of Ray Stevens' early works

...among several others.

I also enjoy some big band music, mainly Glenn Miller.

Then of course there's the entire decade of music known as the 80s.
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Postby Cai » Fri Aug 24, 2007 5:14 pm UTC

Your Favorite Weapon defined my middle school experience... I still jam along to it every once in a while. Seventy Times Seven is the perfect song to rock out to when you're pissed off.

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Postby MFHodge » Fri Aug 24, 2007 5:42 pm UTC

PatrickRsGhost wrote:I've never heard Eternal Flame by The Bangles.

You've probably heard it, before.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35Squ2YcXp0

EDIT: 3:54 later, :cry: she . . . she knows just how I feel.
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Postby Jesse » Fri Aug 24, 2007 6:01 pm UTC

Spice Girls

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Postby Dark Ragnarok » Fri Aug 24, 2007 6:04 pm UTC

SmoothHeavy wrote:Tiesto, I know it;s cheesy trance music and I typically listen to stuff like Radiohead, Trentemoller, Hichie Hawtin and dowmtempo. But for whatever reason I like some of Tiestos stuff.


His Newer stuff is not as good as some of the older stuff. And sadly this isn't just him, it's nearly the whole trance seen has been going... pop-ish in terms of goign on what sounds good versus feels good kind of deal. Sigh... it's depressing. I remember Armin Van Buuren when he laid down probably his select favs back in 2005 and holy sh*t... That was some of the trance I've ever treated myself too. But the whole techno scene is very bent on creating new hits. I wouldn't mind, but trance just isn't trance as it was at least 2 years ago.

But music guilty pleasures?

i hate saying this... but when i was young i DID like Michael Bolton, Back Street Boys, and N'Sync. and i hate them now... but it's so hurts me to know i STILL know half of the lyrics to some of their older songs.

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Postby Jesse » Fri Aug 24, 2007 6:09 pm UTC

I love BackStreet Boys.

Have a video of one of their concerts around here.

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Postby Phenriz » Fri Aug 24, 2007 6:10 pm UTC

Guilty Pleasures: Powerman 5000 and Limp Bizkit
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Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Fri Aug 24, 2007 6:10 pm UTC

Jesster wrote:Spice Girls

Beat you to the shame.

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Postby Jesse » Fri Aug 24, 2007 6:12 pm UTC

Yeah, but I'm going to their reunion tour.

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Postby Phenriz » Fri Aug 24, 2007 6:13 pm UTC

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Postby djn » Fri Aug 24, 2007 6:36 pm UTC

Most embarrassing: I sort of liked Justin Timberlake's FutureSex/LoveSounds album.

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Postby Sandry » Fri Aug 24, 2007 6:38 pm UTC

Mm, I still like Backstreet Boys' "Everybody," which is bloody awful. Lately I've also had that "Bringing Sexy Back" song flitting through my head with a truly disturbing frequency. Then there's "Angel Witch," a ridiculous metal group.

I dunno, I know there are more, as I listen to so much music it's *guaranteed* some of it sucks.

I think what I most feel awkward about is listening to music so clearly marketed toward my exact opposite. Rap, especially. I just can't help but think that somewhere there's someone judging me when I'm grooving to some song very clearly intended to speak to folks who aren't middle class.
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Postby I Zimbra » Fri Aug 24, 2007 8:00 pm UTC

My "so what if I like it?" mixtape includes:
The Scissor Sisters "I Can't Decide"
Billy Joel "Don't Ask Me Why"
Neil Diamond "Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show"
Justin Timberlake "Like I Love You"
several Neil Peart drum solos.
Bangles "Eternal Flame" (the best Bangles song not written by Prince)
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Postby xooll » Sat Aug 25, 2007 12:34 am UTC

My girlfriend makes fun of me for liking Styx, but I wouldn't call it a guilty pleasure.
So, I got tired of the fact that the appearance of my band name in my signature made my posts on this forum the dominant result when googling for my music. Anyway, if you think I might happen to be a good musician, you can test this theory here.

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Postby liza » Sat Aug 25, 2007 12:44 pm UTC

Probably Bright Eyes. He's so goddamn angsty. And his voice is poor. But, I really really like what he/they do. I relate to every lyric, every chord.

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin is another. They a bit bland and the singer's voice is poor. But the music's catchy! :)
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Postby Shro » Sat Aug 25, 2007 5:46 pm UTC

I cannot help but just rockin' out to this song:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=GMdR09Uwnvk

It's so horrible, but I love it soooo much. His face and lips when he's try to sing all sexy are hilarious.
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Postby convoybutterfly » Sat Aug 25, 2007 7:20 pm UTC

SmoothHeavy wrote:Tiesto, I know it;s cheesy trance music and I typically listen to stuff like Radiohead, Trentemoller, Hichie Hawtin and dowmtempo. But for whatever reason I like some of Tiestos stuff.

Yesss, I've fallen into the Tiesto trap myself.
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Postby kcr » Sat Aug 25, 2007 7:50 pm UTC

People try to make me think that Jason Mraz is guilty pleasure music. Is he? Either way, I unabashedly love him. (His radio singles = bleh, for the record.)

Also, lots of random pop music. Like Vanessa Carlton, who I kind of like sometimes. Shh. Recently, the song "Happy for the Rest of Your Life" by Jimmy Soul. It's ridiculous but I can't stop listening. The play count is embarrassingly high.

liza wrote:Probably Bright Eyes. He's so goddamn angsty. And his voice is poor. But, I really really like what he/they do. I relate to every lyric, every chord.

Aw, man. If Bright Eyes has become guilty pleasure territory... I don't have much music by him/them but god I love a good amount of what I do have.

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Postby ChooChoo » Sat Aug 25, 2007 8:09 pm UTC

the Cow wrote:
VTHodge wrote:Don't tell the man thread, but my list of favorite songs includes:
Cyndi Lauper - Time After Time


I'm a sucker for that one too. My friends know. They laugh.


Quietdrive did a really good cover of Time After Time. You can listen to that instead, and it slightly less not manly.

My guilty pleasure is probably Eminem. I listened to some of his Slim Shady/Marshal Mathers LP stuff, and I actually thought it was pretty good. I ended up taking him off my iPod, though, because every time some girl would go through my artists, they would be like, "What, Eminem?! Gross!"

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Postby Cai » Sat Aug 25, 2007 8:52 pm UTC

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I guess a real guilty pleasure of mine would be some Phish. I don't want to like Phish. I really don't. But I can't help but like some songs.

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Postby scrt_rbt_agnt » Sat Aug 25, 2007 10:48 pm UTC

i'm pretty into wu-tang clan. i would say that's my guilty pleasure maybe. also, i am probably not the only one that listens to justin timberlake i hope.
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Postby Maseiken » Sun Aug 26, 2007 2:09 am UTC

I actually like Sexy Back... But that's it for Justin.

I find it weird when people bag Michael Jackson,
He Gave you Thriller, Billie Jean, Beat it AND Smooth Criminal, who cares if he went kind of lame and white later on?
Also, I seriously doubt he did any of that OTHER stuff...

So yeah, that's a completly NON-guilty Pleasure.
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Postby LSK » Sun Aug 26, 2007 2:13 am UTC

*sigh* Aqua. I actually admire them because they found a formula that worked, and found enough variation in it to make it interesting.

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Postby thefiddler » Sun Aug 26, 2007 4:19 am UTC

Castaway wrote:I like brand new. I'm thoroughly embarrassed by it, but they're just so sad and pathetic I can't not think they're funny.

I... I love Brand New. :( They're touring with Thrice and mewithoutYou soon and I'm definitely going. Well, mostly for Thrice. Oh well.
Castaway wrote:I really like Poison. Like, a lot. Every Rose Has Its Thorn is an amazing song of epic proportions.

Oh, yes it is. My friends will randomly break out into that song. It's amazing. :)
liza wrote:Probably Bright Eyes. He's so goddamn angsty. And his voice is poor. But, I really really like what he/they do. I relate to every lyric, every chord.

I love Bright Eyes! I haven't been able to stop listening to "Haligh, Haligh, a Lie, Haligh" for several days, now. Well, since my friend left for college, and it was his favourite song by him, and it brings back good memories. So, yeah. "Fevers & Mirrors" = great album. I highly recommend it.

But my biggest guilty music pleasure would be... erm... well, there's a few.
Jewel - "Pieces of You"
No Doubt - "Tragic Kingdom"
Donovan
Arlo Guthrie
Soft Cell
Cheap Trick
Foreigner
Styx
Journey

Well. People I know pretend I don't listen to that stuff. I totally do. ^_^

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Postby Sandry » Sun Aug 26, 2007 5:04 am UTC

LSK wrote:*sigh* Aqua. I actually admire them because they found a formula that worked, and found enough variation in it to make it interesting.


I listened to Dr. Jones an awful, awful lot for about a week after I first heard it. I'm torn between, "hey, I should try more of this" and "I would be consumed by shame were I to try and enjoy more of this."
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Postby taggedunion » Sun Aug 26, 2007 5:51 am UTC

I have a mix CD with DDR songs, Aqua, and Nu Italo stuff. :oops:

My fave DDR songs are Candy, Breakdown, Tsugaru, and Dam Daridam.
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