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What are some songs you thought were corny growing up, that you like now that you are older?

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by Marquee Moon, Oct 24, 2020.

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    I always thought love songs were cheesy as a kid, but now I'm glad I got to hear these on the radio growing up in the 90's. What are some of your favorites from when you were growing up, or songs that you came to appreciate later?
     
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    WARNING: For mature audiences only.

     
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    I’m not sure when I first heard this song. Early in their run, The Beatles did a revved up version. Paul sang it, of course. John must have hated it. Their version almost sounds as if they are mocking it.

    It was written in 1940 by Mexican concert pianist Consuelo Velázquez, and I read somewhere that it is most recorded song in Spanish.

    When I heard the version in this video, I realized there was more to this song than I had thought.


     
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    That's cool! reminds me a bit of Tex Mex music,
     
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    When I heard Cesaria Evora sing the phone book, I had the same reaction.

    Nominees: "Brandy (You're A Fine Girl)" and "Me And Mrs. Jones."
     
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    When I was a kid in the early 80’s my dad was obsessed with Aja. He played it non stop in the car and I hated it. Now, in my mid 40’s, my son has a dad who is obsessed with Aja and plays it constantly in the car!
     
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    I very much ignorantly thought the Tears For Fears album "Songs From The Big Chair" was dumb and corny! I was at that age that if it didn't have distortion guitar and blazing solos then it's dumb! So silly. I now listen to the album pretty much every day and consider it a masterpiece.

    On a somewhat related note, my older brother adored Madonna so I had to listen to her entire catalog. I remember hearing "Borderline" all the time and publicly say "what a dumb song" but secretly loving it!!! HAHAHAHA. It is a great tune.

    There are undoubtedly other albums, artists, and songs ... and even now I feel so dumb for having such silly prejudice when I was younger. Reminds me of the quote "Youth is wasted on the young" ---> (name the movie)

    This thread is already allowing me to unload some guilt!!! HAHAHA, so I do thank you!
     
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    fragile and fortress around your heart by sting.

    i mean i still think they're mega schmaltzy, and in general i don't like sting after the police, but those two jams are well written.

    also i never got the anime nerd love for j-pop growing up, but now i'm all in on the 80s idol stuff like akina nakamori, seiko matsuda, etc. as corny as it may be.
     
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    Used to hear it when we watched Soul Train growing up. It's a bad jam.

     
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    tack this one on too! his funky ones may be smooth as hell, but he's so good at schmaltz too.

     
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    also carmen miranda may have ruined some of these, but they rip hard in their original form

     
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    Well she was bohann in her boit’ suit...



    Cripes but this song used to be like bent, rusty spikes being hammered into my ear canals when I was a teenager. Now I listen to it and hear the bounce to the groove and what to me is a pretty great-sounding accordion recording, up there with Mellencamp’s “Cherry Bomb.” Hearing a little stripped down combo playing this with that bounce would probably be pretty fun, and go well with some gumbo or shrimp etouffeé or something.
     
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    My answer is anything by Supertramp.
     
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    my parents turned me off to boleros as a kid by listening to really tacky modern luis miguel versions in the 90s. when i went back as an adult and started listening to those records from the 50s and 60s, especially the trio stuff from mexico (which is funny since it's a cuban style), i fell in love with that stuff.
     
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    After decades of punk, prog, and thrash metal...A few I had to grow to appreciate...





     
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    Haha, yeah I know exactly what you mean about secretly loving music you aren't supposed to. I felt the same way you did about Abba, and now they are one of my favorites!
     
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    Pretty much anything on Hee Haw....now.... I don't like it all, but I have much more respect for some of the players (Buck / Don ) which has lead me down the path to more "old school" country....opening up some new (old) doors for me. If you told me at 17 that someday I'd like old country songs....I'd have laughed in your face.
     
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