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Leonie
28-08-2005, 07:46 PM
Right - this needs an explanation of some sort. My housemates and me are all on the same internet connection, which means that we can all listen to each others music collection. I stumbled across the greatest Meatloaf collection on one of my housemates' iTunes, and God... I likes the Meatloaf.

That needs a bit of an explanation too. See, I like this one song in particular, namely I Would Do Anything For Love. Not that that matters at all, because when I first heard this song I probably didn't grasp what it was all about.

I've done gymnastics for over 10 years, competitively most of the time. When I was 7 I joined the real competitive team. Once a year, my gymnastics association had a big show where basically, the little babies started with a crap performance, and it got better along the way. The competitive team was supposed to be the icing on the cake, so we practiced long and hard to turn our show into perfection.

However, things go wrong, and things went horribly wrong when one of my team mates broke her arm while doing a handstand (make sure your fingers always point inwards, kids!). This happened a few weeks before we were supposed to be the grand finale. Now, I was 8 at the time, and not supposed to be in the show at all. I happened to be the only youngster around the night they first had to practice without her, so they decided I could give it a go. And I was allowed to stay, and actually had to open the show and everything (because they start with the easy stuff and then work their way up, but we'll ignore that for the moment). Awesomeness. The song used, yes, was Meatloaf's classic, which explains why I have been listening to it for the past half hour. Nostalgia rocks.

So what's your pathetic explanation for an even more pathetic musical guilty pleasure? I'm challenging you to come up with a more embarrassing story!

Jacoby
28-08-2005, 08:10 PM
See, I like this one song in particular, namely I Would Do Anything For Love
The music video for that song was so ridiculous. I loved Meat Loaf in Fight Club. He played the character Bitch Tits.


As a reply to this topic... There's actually a Good Charlotte song from when I was in 7th grade which was about five or six years ago. It was called "Motivation Proclamation" or something and it was the theme for an MTV animated show called Undergrads. I specifically remember having a conversation with my friend Nick about that song, we both saw the video on MTV2 and liked it. I can almost remember the dialoge word for word, and it just reminds me of when I first became friends with all those kids and how I'm still close with some of them.

seitanic
28-08-2005, 08:39 PM
I have a massive collection of Rush that I rock out to every once and awhile and I have no real explanation for it :(

Mags
28-08-2005, 11:39 PM
Guilty pleasure music?

Kelly Clarkson

And...Avril Lavigne. Not that often, but if I'm in the mood for angsty teen stuff. It all reminds me of the summer after junior year, when I thought senior year was going to be the best time ever. And then it blew. So yeah, not that often.

Oh...and Abba. I love me some Abba. Can't get enough of it.

And...The Langley School's Music Project - Innocence and Despair. It might be the coolest thing ever, but I think it's a guilty pleasure because I usually feel embarrassed when I listen to it. It was recorded in like...a school gymnasium in the late 70s, and it's all these kids playing and singing really popular songs from the time. I tell you..."Help Me Rhonda" sung by a bunch of middle school kids? Awesome. Just awesome.

EmotionSickness
29-08-2005, 01:23 AM
Guilty pleasure music? I used to adore the Spice Girls. Hell, I still do. I don't have an embarrassing story to tell (although, I must say I WAS too embarrassed to wear any of my tacky Spice-y apparel to junior high); the fact that I liked them at all was enough. They were just so fun and full of life (some would say "annoying", ha), albeit fairly talentless. Sporty was my favorite.

Mandy
29-08-2005, 03:07 AM
Hanson. Sorry.

endless_youth
29-08-2005, 03:52 AM
Hanson. Sorry.

WOOHOO! I'm not alone

Liam
29-08-2005, 06:28 AM
When I was a young whippersnapper without a modicum of taste I used to listen to Roxette, and I loved it. Some of their songs are still awesome.

Ardnax
29-08-2005, 07:40 AM
Um, Aqua, Backstreet Boys, Spice Girls and so on... I don't normally tell people that I actually still listen to those bands :icon_razz

deviljet88
29-08-2005, 07:59 AM
Avril. I danced with a cute girl on one of Avril's songs. We ended up discussing why mainstream pop/rock is crap.

hasselbrad
29-08-2005, 12:41 PM
Disco. Which is strange, 'cause I'm not much of a dancer. I really like early disco, which was really funk, but I must admit to even liking later, completely drum machine crap.
Play that funky music, white boy!

Ashley
29-08-2005, 03:55 PM
When I was a young whippersnapper without a modicum of taste I used to listen to Roxette, and I loved it. Some of their songs are still awesome.

I'm visualizing you rocking out to Roxette and I love it... mostly because you're rocking out to It Must Have Been Love.

Anyway, I have the same thing with my room mates, which is great until they find your guilty pleasure. Which for me there are a few, old Shania Twain, it gets better... 'N Sync, Bonnie Tyler's Total Eclipse of the Heart, Celine Dion, Pat Benatar, and finally the grandmama of all guilty pleasures: Wilson Phillips

Richard
29-08-2005, 06:22 PM
Curse you, Mandy... I wanted to say Hanson first. It Must Have Been Love is great, by the way.

Others: Backstreet Boys, 'N Sync, Spice Girls, Celine Dion (though I'm still proud because that woman can sing! It's All Coming Back To Me Now) and maybe Freddie And The Dreamers.

Leonie
29-08-2005, 07:23 PM
Ono. I really must stop going through housemates' iTunes lists. Scorpions, Wind of Change. Unbeatable in the embarrassment department. This used to a holiday car song, for very many years.

Taaaaaaaaake me
To the magic of the moment
On a glory night (gloooory niiiiiiiight)
Where the children of tomorrow share their drea-heams
With you and meeeeeeeeeeeeee...

Classic, it really is.

Edit: Ono. Another one. Same story as above. Foreigner, Cold As Ice. Beat that :icon_razz

Renegade
29-08-2005, 07:29 PM
I burned a Spice Girls cd but was too ashamed to add the songs to my iPod. Hah.

Ashley
30-08-2005, 02:54 AM
Mags, I don't believe Kelly Clarkson to be a guilty pleasure because she's in, and she's loaded with talent.

Leonie, how about some Kenny G?

Richard
30-08-2005, 03:21 AM
Leonie, how about some Kenny G?

How Am I Suppose To Live Without You... oh wait... that's Michael Bolton. You know, I always get the two mixed up. They look alike.

Ashley
30-08-2005, 05:19 AM
That's some bad bad stuff too Richard.

Ranman
30-08-2005, 10:38 AM
I'm probably gonna get called a fag but what the heck

Everytime I hear Irene Cara What a Feeling or Yvonne Elliman If I can't have you

I grab the nearest girl and dance with her. Two of the greatest dance songs ever.

I like Meatloaf and Roxette also.

hasselbrad
30-08-2005, 12:43 PM
I'm probably gonna get called a fag but what the heck

Everytime I hear Irene Cara What a Feeling or Yvonne Elliman If I can't have you

I grab the nearest girl and dance with her. Two of the greatest dance songs ever.

I like Meatloaf and Roxette also.

Is a "Birds & Bees" discussion in order?

Speaking of dance songs, Deelite's Groove is in the Heart is a surefire way to get my fat ass on the dance floor...like a bug to a zapper...I cannot resist this song.

Jacoby
30-08-2005, 03:16 PM
Guilty pleasure music that goes against my "image":

I listen to Bright Eyes even though he's considered one of the most emolicious people ever. His newest album I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning isn't angsty and emo-y, and I love it. But the thing is, I even love all the older stuff where he cries and whines and squeals and yells. He's really an awesome musician, his lyrics are really something great.

I have some Kanye West in my music collection. Yes. Rap. But it's intelligent rap and Kanye's a cool man.

Scott
01-09-2005, 10:35 AM
I listen to a lot of hard rock and metal, but I love to fire up some INXS every now and then. Kick is my favourite album, and I'll probably also pick up their best of when I see it.

Also, I like to give Bon Jovi a spin every now and then, particularly Blaze of Glory, that song is a classic.

I use to love Hanson when I was in primary school though...And the Backstreet Boys...And sometimes I would borrow my sisters Spice Girls CD's too.

Richard
02-09-2005, 07:16 PM
As a child, one of my favorite soundtracks was Dirty Dancing. Eric Carmen used to rock my socks off.

Who else loves Hungry Eyes?

Neras
03-09-2005, 10:29 PM
My CD collection looks fine... Up until you spot the Mylo CD in it. I dunno, I just like Mylo. :icon_redf

Mandy
27-02-2006, 04:05 AM
bumpity-boo.

Girls Aloud. /me hides.

gracie
28-02-2006, 04:59 AM
reo speedwagon, kansas, dire straits, air supply, concrete blond, the cars (but who doesn't really love let the good times roll), duran duran and 80s hair bands.
I love disco and 80s dance, but i have no shame about that. I mean its in if you're an old dried up hag who frequents tired, depressing bars looking for someone to love you and fill the emptiness in your bed and temporarily your heart. Or if you're an indie dance kid its huge. I of course am both. Also I'm not particularly ashamed of any of my musical choices, because I embrace the stigma and cheesiness factor. I delight in it- take off my clothes and revel in the filth of sub-par sound.

Ashley
28-02-2006, 05:54 AM
REO Speedwagon, Journey, Celine, Boyz II Men.... they hurt so good. Adult contemporary music really as a whole is a guilty pleasure of mine.


Barry Manilow... I don't feel guilty about him though because he's amazing in all ways.

Liam
28-02-2006, 06:27 AM
Europe.

The shame.

Leonie
28-02-2006, 08:56 AM
Currently listening to Girls Aloud's first album - or three songs from it. Quite embarrassing. Hope the housemates don't hear it, or I'll be taken the piss out of till infinity.

reo speedwagon, kansas, dire straits, air supply, concrete blond,

Dire Straits are awesome! Not a guilty pleasure, just a pleasure (didn't intend for it to sound so... ambiguous).

michael22
28-02-2006, 12:10 PM
in the form of music I have many guilty pleasures. most of these sane people would not touch with a ten foot pole.

meatloaf
queen
tenacious D (Jack Black)
Bay city rollers
new pornographers ( my grandma found a cd and thought it was a porn dvd)
Rush
Credence

Mandy
24-07-2006, 09:56 PM
Bump!!!




BASEMENT JAXX ZOMG!!!11one.

love it.

Jacoby
24-07-2006, 11:02 PM
What a bump, a bump, a lovely threadly bump. Anywho, I'd actually like to set the record straight:


I wrote earlier Kanye West is a cool guy. That's because the girl I was seeing was into Kanye. I'm a tool.

Europe.

The shame.
My ringtone is The Final Countdown. It's the coolest thing ever.

And Michael, how could you list New Pornographers as a guilty pleasure?! They're awesome! The name is a little weird, but they're a super-group. Every member is amazing.

hasselbrad
24-07-2006, 11:04 PM
I wrote earlier Kanye West is a cool guy. That's because the girl I was seeing was into Kanye. I'm a tool.

Was she a gold-digger?

Hazzle
25-07-2006, 12:19 AM
Kanye West is fucking quality. As is Gnarls Barkley. But then we never agree on anything musical...

Mandy
25-07-2006, 12:57 AM
It took me a bit to get over the unique and strangeness of Gnarls Barkley, but I'm getting into him now.

Hazzle
25-07-2006, 01:38 AM
He is unique and strange...I'll give you that.

Jacoby
25-07-2006, 03:17 AM
If by he you mean them. Because it's Ceelo and Danger Mouse. Gnarls Barkley is awesome.

I thought Kanye was cool, but he's actually a douche.

Leonie
25-07-2006, 03:20 AM
He is unique and strange...I'll give you that.

That's rich coming from you :icon_razz

Gnarls Barkley rocks. Fact :)

Swordsman
25-07-2006, 03:25 AM
He's just sort of crazy. College Dropout is way better than Late Registration. Gnarls Barkley is fucking great stuff.

I suppose DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince might be a guilty pleasure, every so often i am attacked for listening to them. Fucking Will Smith could rhyme back in the day.

Mags
25-07-2006, 03:28 AM
Um...Journey. All the time, any time. And...well...Peter Gabriel.



Sledgehammer!

Leonie
25-07-2006, 03:31 AM
My laptop's got this Enya-ish screensaver, and I love it. Guilty pleasure alright. All that Irish bedtime music is.

Hazzle
25-07-2006, 08:26 AM
I'm unique and strange, Leonie? Aww bless, you say the sweetest things.

I suppose old Bon Jovi, pre-These Days (when they were on Mercury), is a guilty pleasure of mine. Since then it's gotten worse (shockingly).

NinjaTurtleRocky
25-07-2006, 10:08 PM
Eve 6 - Inside Out
Dixie Chicks - White Trash Wedding
Blink 182 - What's My Age Again?
Ashlee Simpson - La La
Smash Mouth - umm every song, they were so....good?

*edit* I'm a huge Ska/Punk fan so you can see why all of these would be guilty pleasures....

Hazzle
25-07-2006, 10:21 PM
Would definitely list Blink as one of my guilty pleasures too. And Sum41.

Jacoby
26-07-2006, 12:10 AM
Eve 6 - Inside Out
Dixie Chicks - White Trash Wedding
Blink 182 - What's My Age Again?
Ashlee Simpson - La La
Smash Mouth - umm every song, they were so....good?

*edit* I'm a huge Ska/Punk fan so you can see why all of these would be guilty pleasures....

Yeah, I could list Blink as a guilty pleasure, though it's not as much pleasure as it used to be. Whenever I hear one of their songs I get chills of nostalgia from when I was in Middle School (when I was about 13 or 14.)

Ska is pretty cool, though I only like one ska band, really. Streetlight Manifesto. I can't really list them as a guilty pleasure because they're too awesome to dissrespect.

Swordsman
26-07-2006, 02:45 AM
Oh... Blink 182, my dad really hates them. Whenever i used to talk about them, in the 6th grade, he'd just go "Fuck... i hate those guys...".

Most of todays ska is just like "Let's shit in our horns and see what happens!! And we'll sing about the good ol' days of getting drunk and being a rude boy!!". I'm big on the old school stuff, and today's just really pisses me off, 'cept Streetlight and a few others.

aspro
26-07-2006, 12:56 PM
...new pornographers...

another fan here, though it's not really the same guilt factor as say Architecture in Helsinki or Frou Frou :D

Jacoby
26-07-2006, 09:58 PM
another fan here, though it's not really the same guilt factor as say Architecture in Helsinki or Frou Frou :D

Yeah I actually have an Architecture in Helsinki cd in my car, and whenever anyone rides with me I always feel like they're not enjoying the songs. But I do. They're awesome.

runangl
27-07-2006, 04:45 AM
okay... to all those who listed blink as something to be guilty about... travis barker is amazing. i'd have to say he's maybe... 3rd or 4th in my list of drummers i wanna learn from. number one being mike portnoy, duh.

i mean... sure i think they kinda flaked out on the last album, but most of the time... they were pretty awesome.

i think my guilty pleasure as far as music goes... is pearl jam. yah you're asking why the guilt... but i feel it's music without substance, lyrically that is. i listen to pearl jam as a block, i don't break it down, it starts to fall apart when you do that.

brownplayboy310
27-07-2006, 06:02 AM
"Girls just wanna have fun" I don't know why, but whenever I hear this song I want to dance. And trust me, if you saw me you'd never suspect this.

Hazzle
27-07-2006, 08:09 AM
Bah Cara. And I thought you were so cool.

Pearl Jam have some lyrically awesome songs.

runangl
27-07-2006, 03:42 PM
eh... they get a few flashes of brilliance here and there. but you have to admit that most of the time there's no depth there.

i think the most embarrassing thing i listen to every once in a while is: copa cabana by barry manilow. (yah i know it's horrible, but i play it whenever i'm homesick. my dad is one of those freaks who actually likes manilow)

Hazzle
27-07-2006, 10:44 PM
That song is excellent. But yes, very much a guilty pleasure.

I'd say some PJ stuff has no depth but most does.

Swordsman
27-07-2006, 10:52 PM
I like to order pizza using an Eddie Vedder voice.... i just remembered i hate Pearl Jam.

Katielondon
29-07-2006, 01:21 AM
Blondie

Swordsman
29-07-2006, 01:40 AM
Blondie

...what? You serious? That's retarded, Blondie is great.

Katielondon
29-07-2006, 01:42 AM
...what? You serious? That's retarded, Blondie is great.




i think thier brilliant but a lot of people have taken the piss out of me for thinking that way so i assumed maybe they were a guilty pleasure, i always use call me to sing along to in my car to warm up my voice before practice.

Hazzle
29-07-2006, 01:49 AM
Blondie were pap. With one or two decent songs.

Definitely a guilty pleasure. Anyone who likes them should be ashamed.

You pay me out for my musical tastes Swords and like BLONDIE?! Never again will I feel the need to defend myself against you ;)

Swordsman
29-07-2006, 01:56 AM
Woah, Blondie was fucking good. Maybe if you've only heard they're shitty disco song and rap song, okay then they suck, but before that shit they were goddamn quality.

Hazzle
03-08-2006, 10:26 AM
Could this be my most on-topic post ever?

The UK's guiltiest musical pleasures (http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,,1835128,00.html)

Mandy
03-08-2006, 08:09 PM
Just when I think I was getting over Christina Aguilera, her album goes and leaks and it turns out being AMAZING. Seriously. She's awesome.

J.R.
03-08-2006, 09:33 PM
Kelly Clarkson. I guess.....

DefyingGravity
15-12-2006, 07:32 PM
I'm going to be a twat and bump the thread, I hope you guys don't mind, since this is indeed a musical guilty pleasure.

There's a popular online livejournal celebrity gossip community called "Oh No They Didn't!" The point is to post entries pertaining to celebrity news, and some of the comments are very amusing.

I noticed that Tokio Hotel posts started popping up like mad. At first I didn't think anything of them, but someone posted a video of them performing their cover of "Instant Karma" and I was like HAHA WTF? I did research on them, and downloaded their songs which are frightfully catchy, and within the span of a month my curiosity has turned into fandom.

http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/9636/44b79eb931f4e3et0.jpg

Their lead singer is LIKE OMG, LIKE SO CUTE too.

Loser? Why yes, yes I am.

Foeni
15-12-2006, 08:52 PM
Their lead singer is LIKE OMG, LIKE SO GIRL-ISH/GAY too.

Violet
15-12-2006, 09:07 PM
Ska is pretty cool, though I only like one ska band, really. Streetlight Manifesto. I can't really list them as a guilty pleasure because they're too awesome to dissrespect.

An old quote I know, but I had to bump it to reinforce how amazing Streetlight Manifesto are. They are indeed awesome.

I won't bother listing my guilty pleasures, as I'm sure most of my music collection would probably come under that title, so I'll save myself the effort.

DefyingGravity
17-12-2006, 01:14 PM
Their lead singer is LIKE OMG, LIKE SO GIRL-ISH/GAY too.

Girlish definitely. Gay, probably not... a bit too obvious, I think. He'd be out of the closet by now.

P.S.-The "Bill Kaulitz is gay" comments are so old. Now it's all about the "Gustav is a lesbian marine" comments, okay?