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Top Ten Songs That You're Embarassed to Love

Postby PavlovianModel146 » Sun Mar 07, 2010 2:19 am

Top Ten Songs That You're Embarassed to Love:

You may have guessed this, but this thread is for posting the Top Ten songs that you are embarassed to love.

Obviously, people may do this however they want, but may I politely request that we limit the YouTube links, otherwise I'll end up being effectively locked out of my own thread because my computer can't handle them all.

1.) Europe-"The Final Countdown"

2.) Ace of Base-"The Sign"

3.) Duran Duran-"The Reflex"

4.) Falco-"Rock Me Amadeus"

5.) Dexy's Midnight Runners-"Come On Eileen"

6.) Boys II Men-"Motown Philly"

7.) The Whispers-"Rock Steady"

8.) Tears For Fears-"Shout"

9.) Ginuwine-"Pony"

10.) Weird Al Yankovic-"Amish Paradise"
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Re: Top Ten Songs That You're Embarassed to Love

Postby AnitaS » Sun Mar 07, 2010 3:40 am

Fun idea, Pav! You've got some great ones on your list. (And thanks so much, I'm gonna have "The Reflex" stuck in my head all night now. :lol: )

I have a lot of embarrassing favorites, here are the first 10 that I came up with, in no particular order:
    Love Shack – B52s
    Lips Like Sugar – Echo and the Bunnymen
    Cradle of Love – Billy Idol
    Joey – Concrete Blonde
    Sugar We’re Goin’ Down – Fall Out Boy
    Who Do You Love – George Thorogood
    I Miss You – Honeydogs
    Candy – Iggy Pop
    Your Body is a Wonderland – John Mayer
    Walk Away – Kelly Clarkson

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Re: Top Ten Songs That You're Embarassed to Love

Postby PavlovianModel146 » Sun Mar 07, 2010 4:10 am

"I sold the Renoir and the TV set..."

By the way, what is embarassing about loving a Fall Out Boy song or a Thorogood song? I will admit that, "Love Shack," is a little embarassing, but that's just a song I like and not one I love. It's also the one most likely to get stuck in my head because of this, either that, or, "Cradle of Love."
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Re: Top Ten Songs That You're Embarassed to Love

Postby AnitaS » Sun Mar 07, 2010 5:41 am

Yeah, they're all fun songs, but not exactly profound - their lyricists won't be winning any songwriting awards any time soon... But heck, ya gotta mix a little Stephen King in with your Shakespeare, I always say. :)

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Re: Top Ten Songs That You're Embarassed to Love

Postby PavlovianModel146 » Sun Mar 07, 2010 7:58 am

I love that phrase! I hadn't heard it before you just said that, but I like it.

Sometimes, you do have to read unprolific literature such as Shakespeare to loosen up after finishing a Stephen King novel. I'm being somewhat serious, here. On a Philosophical level, if you compare The Long Walk to Romeo and Juliet I think that the formal kills it in virtually all regards. The Long Walk being something of a prophecy as to the direction that society (as a whole) is heading compared to the fact that were it not for stories such as Romeo and Juliet I don't think you would have afternoon soap operas which seem to utilize such storylines to a large degree.

F***ed up rich people, unrequited love, murders, suicides, melodrama, it's all there!
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Re: Top Ten Songs That You're Embarassed to Love

Postby AnitaS » Mon Mar 08, 2010 3:05 am

I agree, both King and Shakespeare deal in universal themes, as you noted, love, betrayal, death, insanity, war. The major difference is that Stephen King is much more accessible to the average reader, whereas Shakespeare takes work to really "get."

[Trying to get back on-topic =>] The same is true of music - some music requires a trained ear to fully appreciate, while other music (our guilty pleasures) only requires a catchy melody. :)

[Are we the only ones with embarrassing favorites? :-? ]

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Re: Top Ten Songs That You're Embarassed to Love

Postby PavlovianModel146 » Mon Mar 08, 2010 4:19 am

We are not the only ones that have such favorites, just the only ones who are not afraid to admit it.
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Re: Top Ten Songs That You're Embarassed to Love

Postby Blurry » Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:53 pm

In no specific order --

1. Tainted Love - Soft Cell

2. Mmmbop - Hanson

3. Rockstar - Nickleback

4. Tiptoe Through The Tulips - Tiny Tim

5. Tearin' Up My Heart - N'sync

6. Ice, Ice Baby - Vanilla Ice

7. Land Down Under - Men At Work

8. Cupid Shuffle - Cupid (more a guilty pleasure dance, but I do love the song)

9. Some Girls (Dance With Women) - JC Chasez

10. Hey There Delilah - Plain White T's
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Re: Top Ten Songs That You're Embarassed to Love

Postby PavlovianModel146 » Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:38 am

1. Tainted Love - Soft Cell


Terrific song!

2. Mmmbop - Hanson


You should be...j/k

I don't even want to see Hanson brought up in this thread, LOL. The Middle-Hanson, whatever his name is, is directly responsible for what is probably the most embarrassing moment of my entire life.

"GOD-DAMN, who is she?"

6. Ice, Ice Baby - Vanilla Ice


That almost made my list. I think that everyone thought, "Amish Paradise," was hilarious at that time, but to still love it now edges out, "Ice, Ice Baby," a little.

10. Hey There Delilah - Plain White T's


Why is that embarassing?

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Re: Top Ten Songs That You're Embarassed to Love

Postby Blurry » Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:42 am

"Hey There Delilah" is embarrassing because it's a sappy, overplayed song...but it's so sweet, and I love acoustic guitar. Guilty pleasure :)
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Re: Top Ten Songs That You're Embarassed to Love

Postby Pandora » Wed Mar 10, 2010 4:35 am

BlurredSavant wrote:"Hey There Delilah" is embarrassing because it's a sappy, overplayed song...but it's so sweet, and I love acoustic guitar. Guilty pleasure :)

But it's still not as sappy as "Hey There Vagina". Now, that's a more realistic version of a man's love song. :wink: :lol:
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Re: Top Ten Songs That You're Embarassed to Love

Postby anon » Wed Mar 10, 2010 3:36 pm

Toxic - Britney Spears
Ride Like the Wind - Christopher Cross
Who's the Man - Heavy D and the Boyz
Miracles - Jefferson Starship
Trigga Happy Nigga - Geto Boys
Sexual Healing - Marvin Gaye
Hold Me Now - Thompson Twins
Ride on Time - Black Box
She's Homeless - Crystal Waters
Just the Two of Us - Grover Washington, Jr.
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