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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by soulgeezer, Apr 14, 2017.
embarrassment is for <50
I love hukilau music
crank it up
Love this one. Big hit when I was a freshman in high school
That song is one of my favorites. He is a one hit wonder but dynamite song.
Exactly! I care way more about what you guys think of me anyway!
We think you are special!
Come on, lets go do some manly man stuff now.
This is syrupy, sappy and sentimental and it always brightens my mood.
Fresh and clean like spring rain.
The win95CD song.
My kids listen to Shawn Mendes. I go into take the piss mode to cover up my enjoyment.
Tay Tay's Shake it Off. I could listen to that all day.
Duran Duran, KC and the Sunshine Band, and of course Shania Twain with the sound off.
For the most part, I'm not embarrassed. I like different music for different reasons. It's a matter of how serious I take the song or artist.
I listen to something like "Dark Side of the Moon" and marvel at the creativity, the layers and detail in every sound and the synergy between musicians, producer and technology.
Then sometimes I listen to some one hit wonder like Haircut 100 "Love Plus One" and laugh at how cheesy it is and just enjoy it at face value.
The only exception might be the level I used to love Supertramp. I think I owned all their albums, including three "audiophile series" ones that were specially mastered vinyl that cost 3x a regular album. I also have a lot of that band's trivia bouncing around in my head. Might be useful some day. OK, I just made myself laugh.
OK, I got me a list, and I'm not embarrassed to admit it. If any of my friends had a problem with any of these, I'd just look 'em straight in the eye and say "Show me your record collection... all of it" and watch 'em sweat. (I know, nowadays it'd be more like "Show me your playlist" or "Show me your 'Favorites' category on Spotify" or something, but you get the drift...)
Carpenters - On Top of the World
The Archies - Sugar Sugar
5th Dimension - Up Up and Away
The Association - Windy
Donovan - Sunshine Superman
Petula Clark - Downtown
Spiral Architect and Never Say Die; those two Black Sabbath albums no-one wants to admit liking or owning. I think they're great.
Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Two Tribes
Paul Hardcastle - 19
Gary Numan - Cars
Katrina and the Waves - Walking On Sunshine
MC 900 Foot Jesus - While the city Sleeps
Suzanne Vega - Tom's Diner
Utah Saints - Something Good (both versions)
Skrillex - Bangarang
Sia - Titanium
Fergie - Big Girls Don't Cry
Tim McGraw - Meanwhile Back at Mama's
(^^ This one threw me for a loop. I really shouldn't like it, but I can't stop singing along when it comes on the radio.)
Aaahhh... that feels better.
I saw Richard Thompson solo in a small club once. Just him and an acoustic guitar. Someone in the audience would shout out a request and he would respond with a stunning performance of it. Didn't matter what the song was.
I never met a Carpenter's song I didn't like.
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath and Never Say Die,respectively. I love both those albums. I own both. I think they're great.
Love Avril Lavigne. That girl can sing and she writes some great songs.
I'm not really embarrassed by them, I'll freely admit I like these artists/bands. Already listed was Elton John. The songwriting combo of him and Bernie Taupin or even when Tim Rice wrote his lyrics was amazing.
Phil Collins: something about the way his vocals sit rhythmically really resonates with me. No surprise as he"s a drummer.
Jim Croce: always loved his stuff
Ray Stevens: fell in love with the conical songs as a kid
Train: I swear those guys are musical chameleons.
Barry Manilow: yeah, I know all the words to more than a few of his songs and I don't care who knows.
I like Steel Panther's cover of it.
They're a spoof band comprised of very talented musicians who figured out that they can make tons of money spoofing hair metal bands.
Their version of it is really good.
Ok, the only one of those that puts you at risk is Barry Manilow and he isnt even out on a limb since Arsenio Hall made him cool. I know you're holding back. Let's have it..
Or a Harley rider.
Kenny Wayne Shepard
The White Stripes
And I don't care who knows.