confess your guilty pleasures

peapod
#1
Quote:

What's Your Guilty Pleasure?

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Wednesday night is cleaning night at my house. It has to be this way, because otherwise I will live in squalor until the health department comes in. I don't like to clean. And so I dance. With my broom. Like the Swiffer ads, but, I hope, less soccer mum-y. I am not proud. But I am also not knee-deep in my own filth. It's a compromise I've learned to live with.

alright! alright! I confess I secretly listens to the bee gees every so often
 
missile
#2
Just my musical guilty pleasures? I really like Disco But,my biggest musical guilty pleasures are Louis Prima and Spike Jones.
 
Haggis McBagpipe
#3
The Monkees!
 
Twila
#4
Duran Duran.
 
Hard-Luck Henry
#5
"I'm Still Standing" by Elton John.
 
Laika
#6
I love the Bee Gees and I'm not afraid to admit it!

ABBA Gold...check
ELO's Greatest Hits...check
Sisquo....hey, waitaminnit...that's not MINE

 
Said1
#7
Quote: Originally Posted by missile

Just my musical guilty pleasures? I really like Disco But,my biggest musical guilty pleasures are Louis Prima and Spike Jones.

OMG!!! I LOVE Lois Prima! Phew, I thought it was just me.

I also llike *cough* ABC The Jackson 5 *cough*
 
TenPenny
#8
Spike Jones is not a guilty pleasure

"most any afternoon at five...."

My musical guilty pleasure is "a little gasoline" by terri clark.
 
Vanni Fucci
#9
The theme song for Greatest American Hero...

Believe it or not, Iím walking on air.
I never thought I could feel so free.
Flying away on a wing and a prayer.
Who could it be?
Believe it or not itís just me.
 
TenPenny
#10
Quote: Originally Posted by Haggis McBagpipe

The Monkees!

Did you know that "Daydream Believer" was written by John Stewart (of the Kingston Trio)?
 
Haggis McBagpipe
#11
Quote: Originally Posted by TenPenny

Quote: Originally Posted by Haggis McBagpipe

The Monkees!

Did you know that "Daydream Believer" was written by John Stewart (of the Kingston Trio)?

No, that I didn't know. I did know that Neil Diamond wrote 'I'm a Believer' (well, I think that's right), and I know for a fact that I thought Mike Nesmith was awfully cute. That was a long time ago, but then, when you're old as dirt everything seems a long time ago. I still listen to the songs, from time to time, and I still (oh god) like them rather more than I should be admitting on a public forum for all the world to read (and snicker).
 
Vanni Fucci
#12
Quote: Originally Posted by Haggis McBagpipe

Quote: Originally Posted by TenPenny

Quote: Originally Posted by Haggis McBagpipe

The Monkees!

Did you know that "Daydream Believer" was written by John Stewart (of the Kingston Trio)?

No, that I didn't know. I did know that Neil Diamond wrote 'I'm a Believer' (well, I think that's right), and I know for a fact that I thought Mike Nesmith was awfully cute. That was a long time ago, but then, when you're old as dirt everything seems a long time ago. I still listen to the songs, from time to time, and I still (oh god) like them rather more than I should be admitting on a public forum for all the world to read (and snicker).

You mean you weren't taken with Davy Jones? I find that surprising...
 
Said1
#13
Guantanmeara. Cha,cha,cha.
 
TenPenny
#14
Michael Nesmith. One of the pioneers of the music video format, and heir to a fortune from........liquid paper.
 
Haggis McBagpipe
#15
Quote: Originally Posted by Vanni Fucci

You mean you weren't taken with Davy Jones? I find that surprising... 8O

Ha, I didn't need to be, one of the guys in our gang was a dead ringer for Jones, right down to the height and the British accent, 8-) and my brother's best friend was a total ringer for Mike Nesmith.

Davy Jones definitely made most girls swoon the most, though.

TenPenny, I recall something about that, about Nesmith's behind-the-scenes work in music, but I didn't know that he was the heir to a liquid paper fortune. Why, that's almost like inventing Post-It notes (Romy & Michele's High School Reunion fans will know about Post-It notes).

Another guilty secret: I still think the Monkee's TV show was a really good one. An even dirtier secret: I could happily own the $100+ set of all episodes. 8-)
 
Cosmo
#16
Missile, I'm with you ... I LOVE Disco! Brings back images of heels and hats and making my poor husband (yes, had one then) wear a three piece suit to the club.

I'm also a close Chicago fan. Ok, that one embarasses a little!
 
Haggis McBagpipe
#17
ABBA and Boney M!
 
Laika
#18
Quote: Originally Posted by Cosmo

I'm also a close Chicago fan. Ok, that one embarasses a little!

"25 or 6 to 4" is an awesome song.
 
Laika
#19
Quote: Originally Posted by Haggis McBagpipe

ABBA and Boney M!

Yeah!! That's what I'm talkin about.

There lived a certain man in Russia long ago
He was big and strong, in his eyes a flaming glow
Most people looked at him with terror and with fear
But to Moscow chicks he was such a lovely dear
He could preach the bible like a preacher
Full of ecstacy and fire
But he also was the kind of teacher
Women would desire

RAH! RAH! RASPUTIN!
Lover of the Russian queen
There was a cat that really was gone
RAH! RAH! RASPUTIN!
Russia's greatest love machine
It was a shame how he carried on




Haha....such stunning lyricists. Cat!!! I gotta resurrect that term and work it into my everyday vernacular.

Later, cats!
 
peapod
#20
HA! Good song..

Well I also like donna summer...just once and awhile tho

Bad girls
Talking about the sad girls
Sad girls
Talking About bad girls, yeah

See them out on the street at night, walkin'
Picking up on all kinds of strangers
If the price is right
You can't score if you're pocket's tight
But you want a good time

You ask yourself who they are
Like everybody else, they come from near and far

Bad girls
Talking about the sad girls
Sad girls
Talking About bad girls, yeah

Woot Woot!
 
Dexter Sinister
#21
Okay, okay, back off on the thumbscrews, I confess.

Beach Boys, surf and car songs, especially the Chuck Berry guitar riff ripoffs:

Surfin' U.S.A.
Surfin' Safari
Little Deuce Coupe
Shut Down
Fun, Fun, Fun

Alone in the house, a bottle of Laphroaig nearby, and I'm crankin' up the stereo, playin' air guitar and singin' along...

Oh, and Dolly Parton. Lynyrd Skynyrd. Patsy Cline. Statler Brothers. And uh... ABBA. I'm so embarrassed...
 
Haggis McBagpipe
#22
My all-time favourite Boney M song:

Brown girl in the ring
Tra la la la la
There's a brown girl in the ring
Tra la la la la la
Brown girl in the ring
Tra la la la la
She looks like a sugar in a plum
Plum plum

Show me your motion
Tra la la la la
Come on show me your motion
Tra la la la la la
Show me your motion
Tra la la la la
She looks like a sugar in a plum
Plum plum

All had water run dry
Got nowhere to wash my cloths
All had water run dry
Got nowhere to wash my cloths

I remember one Saturday night
We had fried fish and Johnny-cakes
I remember one Saturday night
We had fried fish and Johnny-cakes

Beng-a-deng
Beng-a-deng

Brown girl in the ring
Tra la la la la
There's a brown girl in the ring
Tra la la la la la
Brown girl in the ring
Tra la la la la
She looks like a sugar in a plum
Plum plum

Show me your motion
Tra la la la la
Come on show me your motion
Tra la la la la la
Show me your motion
Tra la la la la
She looks like a sugar in a plum
Plum plum

All had water run dry
Got nowhere to wash my cloths
All had water run dry
Got nowhere to wash my cloths

I remember one Saturday night
We had fried fish and Johnny-cakes
I remember one Saturday night
We had fried fish and Johnny-cakes

Beng-a-deng
Beng-a-deng

Brown girl in the ring
Tra la la la la
See, brown girl in the ring
Tra la la la la la
Brown girl in the ring
Tra la la la la
She looks like a sugar in a plum
Plum plum

All had water run dry
Got nowhere to wash my cloths
All had water run dry
Got nowhere to wash my cloths

Brown girl in the ring
Tra la la la la
Look that brown girl in the ring
Tra la la la la la
Brown girl in the ring
Tra la la la la
She looks like a sugar in a plum
Plum plum
 
peapod
#23
creedence clearwater revival not

ya ya ya lookin out my back door!
thinkin about
Rollin rollin rollin on a river
coz I was
Born on the Bayou
but...
When I was a itty bitty baby, my mama would rock me in the cradle in them old cotton fields back home.
than I would
Run through the jungle
and
Play some ramble tamble
cause a
commotion
you did not hear this from me...
you heard it throught the grapevine

Keep On Choogling
 
Haggis McBagpipe
#24
WAIT a minute... Creedence isn't a guilty pleasure.

Bad Moon Rising is my favourite Creedence song.
 
peapod
#25
I know..thats why I put not...it should have said.. not .
 
Haggis McBagpipe
#26
Quote: Originally Posted by peapod

I know..thats why I put 8) :oops: not...it should have said.. 8) not :oops: .

No, I should have noticed the 'not'. Unfortunately, I am half-asleep. 8-)
 
Dexter Sinister
#27
Hey! CCR! Best damn rock'n'roll band there ever was, no guilty pleasure about that, just pleasure, they were a class act that's stood the test of time. Even my 20-year old daughter and her friends think they're hot stuff, "Lean, clean, and bluesy," as one of their album covers put it.

Green River
Proud Mary
Run Through the Jungle
Lodi
Lookin' Out My Back Door
Wrote a Song for Everyone
Travellin' Band
Up Around the Bend
etc.

Got it all, every CCR album, on the original vinyl, copied to cassette tape, and now ripped to CD. 'Scuse me, that reminds me, I have to go put on some music now...
 
missile
#28
All of Weird Al's song parodies Every artist and the songs mentioned by all here---I like them[it's just that my guilty pleasures are legion!] Does anyone here like The Cramps[Garbage Man,The Human Fly,etc.]?
 
manda
#29
ummm...I don't know how to say this...I like Abba
 
Diamond Sun
#30
Haggis, that's awesome. I love the Monkeys as well (they were my Mom's favourite band when she was a "kid"), and I also thought the TV show was wonderful. Course, I watched it as reruns.

And there is nothing wrong with ABBA!! I Adore ABBA!!
 

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