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Musicians and bands you're embarrassed to admit you like...

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by soulgeezer, Apr 14, 2017.

  1. ndcaster

    ndcaster Friend of Leo's

    Nov 14, 2013
    Indiana
    embarrassment is for <50

    I love hukilau music



    crank it up
     
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  2. PastorJay

    PastorJay Tele-Holic

    768
    Apr 12, 2014
    California
    Love this one. Big hit when I was a freshman in high school
     

  3. bchaffin72

    bchaffin72 Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    45
    Aug 14, 2004
    Stratford, Ontario
     

  4. Recce

    Recce Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

    485
    May 3, 2016
    Northern Alabama
    That song is one of my favorites. He is a one hit wonder but dynamite song.
     

  5. xafinity

    xafinity Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Dec 24, 2015
    my Mom's basement
    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. :confused:
     

  6. xafinity

    xafinity Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Dec 24, 2015
    my Mom's basement
    This is syrupy, sappy and sentimental and it always brightens my mood.
    Fresh and clean like spring rain.
    The win95CD song.
     
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  7. Area51

    Area51 Tele-Meister

    Age:
    53
    268
    Nov 4, 2016
    New Mexico
    Donovan.....
     
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  8. Mr Scallywag

    Mr Scallywag Tele-Holic

    509
    Apr 15, 2016
    Australia
    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.
     

  9. Boil

    Boil Tele-Meister

    236
    Oct 30, 2011
    B.C.
    Duran Duran, KC and the Sunshine Band, and of course Shania Twain with the sound off.
     
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  10. O- Fender

    O- Fender Tele-Afflicted

    Mar 25, 2003
    Canada
    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.
     

  11. edvard

    edvard Tele-Holic

    612
    May 15, 2016
    Bremerton, WA
    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...)

    Oldies:
    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

    Not-so-Oldies:
    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

    Modern:
    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.
     
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  12. SlappyDuck

    SlappyDuck TDPRI Member

    76
    May 13, 2015
    ...
    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.
     

  13. bchaffin72

    bchaffin72 Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    45
    Aug 14, 2004
    Stratford, Ontario
    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.:D
     

  14. chiefline

    chiefline Tele-Holic

    756
    Mar 18, 2014
    new jersey
    Love Avril Lavigne. That girl can sing and she writes some great songs.
     
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  15. rburd2

    rburd2 Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    37
    Sep 13, 2016
    Georgia, US
    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.
     
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  16. fortj3

    fortj3 Tele-Meister

    Age:
    47
    266
    Feb 5, 2017
    Georgia
    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.
     

  17. 8barlouie

    8barlouie Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Age:
    58
    May 9, 2015
    Seekonk, MA
    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..
     

  18. fortj3

    fortj3 Tele-Meister

    Age:
    47
    266
    Feb 5, 2017
    Georgia
    Or a Harley rider. :D
     

  19. fortj3

    fortj3 Tele-Meister

    Age:
    47
    266
    Feb 5, 2017
    Georgia
    Breaking Benjamin
    Foo Fighters
    A-Ha
    Dokken
    Steve Stevens
    Steel Panther
    Kenny Wayne Shepard
    The Smithereens
    Hinder
    Journey
    Vinnie Vincent
    Gorillaz
    Blur
    Blink 182
    The White Stripes

    And I don't care who knows.
     

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