Weekend Question Thread

Tell me a song you love, that you’re ashamed of loving.

I’ll start:


42 thoughts on “Weekend Question Thread

  1. Linkmeister says:

    Can I just name singers/groups/acts instead?
    The Carpenters. Manilow. The Association. Bread.

  2. Interrobang says:

    “El Paso” by Marty Robbins and pretty much anything (of the songs I like) by the Bloodhound Gang.

  3. Dan says:

    “Come Sail Away” by Styx.

  4. racymind says:

    I was gonna say Journey “Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin’ “, but I can’t do it with a straight face.

  5. Oh, Amy Grant. Definitely anything by Amy Grant.
    {hangs head in shame}

  6. Virgotex says:

    Various Stevie Nicks songs,but my darkest shame is probably Sweet Child O Mine by Guns and Roses.

  7. MichaelF says:

    Amie, Pure Prairie League.

  8. leinie (iPad) says:

    I clicked on the link to see what you were confessing to, stopped it just as soon as I realized what was. 20 minutes later, Mr. L is saying “thanks for the fucking ear worm”. He hates that song.
    Total Eclipse of the Heart. Sing along at top volume in the car if it comes on the radio. But only if I’m alone.

  9. And with this in mind, Susie Madrak has a clip of Patti Smith performing“You Light Up My Life” on Kids Are People Too.
    Amazing on so many levels.

  10. Beauzeaux says:

    “Sooner or Later” by the Grass Roots. It’s catchy but ultimately about stalking.

  11. Kevin says:

    A few months ago I would’ve said “Bad Romance,” but I actually think it’s one of the best pop songs in recent years.
    How about “Any Way You Want It” by Journey – or “MMMBop” by Hanson? Those are a bit more shameful.

  12. pansypoo says:

    mm. embarrassed? blue velvet by that polish guy? i have a CD of his. hmm. bobby vinton! i think that is the closest i have.

  13. Doc says:

    Anything with bad 80s mall hair. The Hooters “And we danced” Andy Kim “Rock me gently” Autograph “Turn up the radio”
    God my musical tastes suck.

  14. Anna Granfors says:

    Late-sixties Englebert Humperdinck. “Le Bicyclettes De Belsize”. “The Last Waltz”. Just shiny, dumb, pop.

  15. RAM says:

    “Cocktails for Two” by Spike Jones. Just can’t help myself. My wife is convinced I have severe mental issues.

  16. liprap says:

    I am a tad ashamed of liking the Monkees, but not so ashamed that I don’t find myself humming “I’m A Believer” every so often.
    I think someone asked this question of Matt Stone of South Park fame and he said Bel Biv DeVoe’s “Poison” – and now THAT one gets stuck in my head occasionally. “She’s driving me out of my miiiind…”

  17. k says:

    Country Boy. John Denver.
    At leastit wasn’t named “worst Rock ‘n Roll Song Ever.”

  18. The Monkees.
    There. I said it

  19. spocko says:

    Actually I’m not ashamed of any songs I like!
    So there.
    I have the album Breakfast in America by Supertramp.
    Best of Bread
    I even like some Celine Dion.
    Okay, I realize when I just typed Celine Dion I might be a bit ashamed. But it’s not like I want to marry her!

  20. CybScryb says:

    “Standin’ on the Rock” by The Ozark Mountain Daredevils. I hear it once and can’t stop humming, singing and if I’m alone, dancing a bit.

  21. spocko says:

    Honey by Bobby Goldsboro, “then one day the angels came…”
    Watching Scotty Grow.

    “me and God watching Scotty grow.”
    Ha Ha, Made you cry!

  22. Sandman says:

    “Man, I Feel Like a Woman” by Shania Twain (but please don’t tell anyone!)

  23. BlackSheep01 says:

    My Sharona, the knack.

  24. spocko says:

    “Man, I Feel Like a Woman” by Shania Twain (but please don’t tell anyone!)
    When I hum that in the hallways it’s very embarrassing. Of course not as embarrassing as humming the Midol theme song.

  25. Adrastos says:

    I must confess to a sneaking fondness for Journey. I love the big guitars, big production vales and big hair. A couple of their songs are defensible but Wheel In The Sky is not. There, I said it.

  26. Never Ending Song of Love by Delaney and Bonnie, Sugar, Sugar by the Archies and Daydream Believer by the Monkeys.
    hey, it was 1969 and my grandpa only gave me a quarter. Three songs.

  27. Marc says:

    Excellent question!
    “Crush on You” by The Jets.

  28. Dan says:

    I’m actually an unashamed fan of MMMBop or anything by The Monkees. Good pop music is underrated.

  29. liprap says:

    David A, Daydream Believer is another of my favorites. So there, now I said it. *hanging my head*

  30. PurpleGirl says:

    Dan Hill’s “Sometimes When We Touch”.
    John Denver.

  31. dancinfool says:

    This one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7sEw-mm7Lc
    Now, as a New Orleanian born and bred, I’ve always loved all of the Neville family musicians, and I know St Allan Toussaint wrote it, but damn, how twisted is this?

  32. Dr A says:

    Anything old timey barbershop! Very uncool, but I love it!

  33. shrimplate says:

    “I’m Not Alone” by 10CC.

  34. Adrastos says:

    I like the Monkees records a lot. Daydream Believer is a great song. Glenn Tilbrook of Squeeze does a wonderful version of it.

  35. Tommy T says:

    Monkees, yes.
    But – as a qualifier, my idea of good Monkees tunes are “Goin’ Down”, and “Randy Scouse Git”.

  36. Maitri says:

    Those C&C Music Factory songs from the late 90s before pop grunge saved us all.

  37. ...now I try to be amused says:

    The Bee Gees, “Jive Talkin'”

  38. Doc Johnson says:

    Vandenburg “Burning Heart.” The Dutch Invasion of the late 70s / early 80s stalled out, but these guys… oh, these guys.
    Just in case you don’t think you’re heard it…

  39. mac says:

    Muskrat Love
    Just kidding on that last one.

  40. steve says:

    Shannon (aka song about Beach Boys dead Irish Setter drifting out to sea) by Sha Na Na’s Henry Gross.
    Theme from “Billy Jack”

  41. mark1147 says:

    Neil Sedaka songs from the early ’60s (Breakin’ Up is Hard to Do, Calendar Girl) … to my shame, I still know all the words (and sometimes sing ’em in the shower).
    Same goes for Lesley Gore’s “It’s My Party and I’ll Cry if I Want to”
    Damn, now I feel so old!

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