Guilty Pleasures!

Today we are going to talk about guilty pleasures.  Musically, that is.  Monday’s blog got a lot of great reaction and so today we are going to bare our soul and let loose our dirty little musical secrets.  Clearly, we have some love for David Cassidy and Howard Jones. 

Several people readily admitted that they did/do listen to some of the music that resides on the list of music you should not listen to.  The majority of those people also admitted that they listened to it when it was new and fresh and did not have the open disdain that might be associated with it today. 

However, we all have hidden secrets that we keep hidden deep on our iPod or tucked away on an unmarked CD.  There are also songs that we are connected to that we will roll the windows down, open the sun roof, or drop the rag top and crank up the tunes.  What are the songs that you will sit in the car, risk being late, and listen/sing until it is over?  What are the songs that you clandestinely listen to but do not or would not openly lay claim to? 

For today’s blog, we will have three; count them, 1, 2, 3 categories:

  1. Top(car, not clothing) down & loud
  2. Sit in car and be late
  3. Guilty & A Little Ashamed

Below are some of my guilty musical pleasures:

Artist Song Category Own CD
R.E.M. It’s the End of the World As We Know It (and I Feel Fine) Top Down & Loud & Sit in Car Yes
Bon Jovi Blaze of Glory Guilty & A Little Ashamed No
Elton John Little Jeanie Sit In Car Yes
Cinderella Don’t Know What You Got Tell It’s Gone Sit In Car No
Corey Hart Sunglasses at Night Guilty & A Little Ashamed No
Tom Petty Break Down Top Down & Loud Yes
Violent Femmes Blister In the Sun Top Down & Loud Yes
Van Halen Right Now Sit In Car & Guilty & A Little Ashamed Yes
Stevie Nicks & Don Henley Leather & Lace Sit In Car & Guilty & A Little Ashamed Yes
Styx Renegade Top Down & Loud Yes
Foreigner Juke Box Hero Guilty & A Little Ashamed Yes
Journey Wheel In the Sky Top Down & Loud Yes
Beck Loser Top Down & Loud Yes
Butthole Surfers Pepper Top Down & Loud Yes
The Cult She Sells Sanctuary Top Down & Loud Yes
Elton John Tiny Dancer Top Down & Loud & Sit in Car Yes
Faith No More Epic Top Down & Loud Yes
Fine Young Cannibals Good Thing Guilty & A Little Ashamed Yes
Five For Fighting Superman (It’s Not Easy) Sit In Car & Guilty & A Little Ashamed Yes
Gin Blossoms Hey Jealousy Top Down & Loud Yes
Grateful Dead Touch of Grey Top Down & Loud & Sit in Car Yes
David & David Welcome to the Boomtown Sit in Car Yes
Billy Squier The Stroke Guilty & A Little Ashamed Yes
Charlie Sexton Beat’s So Lonely Guilty & A Little Ashamed No
The Moody Blues The Voice Guilty & A Little Ashamed No
Glenn Frey Smuggler’s Blues Guilty & A Little Ashamed No
REO Speedwagon Time for Me To Fly Guilty & A Little Ashamed No
Night Ranger Sister Christian Guilty & A Little Ashamed No

Great music awaits!

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9 responses to “Guilty Pleasures!

  • siobha4n

    Marvin Gaye – Heard it Through the Grapevine (:

  • brent a. morrison

    Oh, man, there are some very good songs on here! Love David and David! Love Smuggler’s Blues! Love The Voice! These are automatic roll the windows down and drive a little faster tunes, and I admit no guilt nor shame!

  • RiverBurger

    Foolin’ – Def Leppard – can’t say no to it.
    Fu fu fu fooooolin! Fu fu fu fooolin!
    Most awesomest video too.

    I’ve always loved Sister Christian with no shame. But the scene in Boogie Nights where the bulbous, sweaty and wired, drug dealer singing along with it while wearing nothing but his banana hammock as his little boyfriend throws firecrackers inside the house mid-drug deal has soured it for me a little bit Can’t separate the image from the song now. Plus, after seeing you in a banana hammock, the bars just too high for anyone else.

    Also: Sexy Back – J.T. Ok, I’m gonna stop now.

  • C.Wallace

    Great Blogs this week Butler! I’m really diggin’ the list. Great idea. There are some gems on there that I just love to sing out loud in the car with or without passengers. However as for the worst music list, I must admit to being in the HoJo camp and wonder what he ever did to you to deserve being thrown on a list with David Cassidy?! I know, I know, no one ever is to blame, right?

    • butlerbad

      I’m not a hojo hater, I just think that he had his moment in the sun. I tend to cringe a bit when I hear his music now and look for sharp objects. Glad you are enjoying my ramblings. This whole week will be a variety of lists. Stay tuned!

  • Lenee Bassham

    Ok, this is too fun! Props to the HoJo lovers. Here’s a few that come to mind for me that probably fall into all three categories: 867-5309/Jenny, Tommy Tutone; Escape (The Pina Colada Song), Rupert Holmes; Your Love, The Outfield.

  • Uzz

    The first thing that comes to mind? Saga’s “On the Loose”!!! Others from that era would include Bee Gees “Nights on Broadway”, Scorpion’s “Big City Nights”, and too many to name!

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