Wednesday, October 31, 2007

More Guilty Pleasures

My main radio station, WFUV has dedicated today to only playing the DJs' guilty pleasures. FUV is one of those fancy, alternative radio stations that usually plays obscure musicians. I have picked up a lot of new favorites thanks to the station, but who doesn't have some old albums that they pull out when they are looking for comfort music? It is Halloween after all - a day dedicated to achieving and maintaining a sugar high, and what doesn't make one happier than knowing all of the words to a song on the radio?

I am not claiming to listen to these frequently, but I do actually own all of these tapes and probably lots of mix tapes with several of these artists. Sing with me now!
  • Chicago (and no, not the classics like Saturday in the Park, more like You're the Inspiration)
  • REO Speedwagon (I remember doing a performance of Can't Fight this Feeling in Jr. High)
  • Journey (Dude, if you don't know the words to Open Arms you aren't my friend)
  • Air Supply (as she mentally warbles 'I'm all out of love, what am I without you...'
  • Cabbage Patch Dreams (whatever, I admitted this in a previous post)
  • A Chorus Line (Who doesn't like to bolt out a song about T&A?)
  • Saturday Night Fever (this was more to be campy than to actually listen to...really...)
  • Tim McGraw (if Don't Take the Girl doesn't make you misty, you are just not human)
I actually own a bunch of music that other people would think I should be embarrassed about, but I love Sting, James Taylor, Willie Nelson, the Dixie Chicks.... How about you? What music do you barely admit to owning?


Shari said...

Journey!!! That is a huge guilty pleasure that my sister, my husband and a buddy of ours all share. My husband and I went to go see them in concert last summer. And Saturday night fever??? Well my sister and I did seriously on More Than A Woman. I also will admit to Guns N Roses... when no one is around I turn it up and sing loudly.

Wenderina said...

All of the above, except Tim McGraw are in my collection. I just have never sought him out. Now Meatloaf - there is a guilty pleasure. My fav has to be the way overplayed and overly dramatic Paradise by the Dashboard Lights, but there's many many more of his songs that I know ALL the words to. Also - Hall and Oates, the Police, Genesis, Triumph (obscure hard rock group - hot lead singer), and Corey Hart (I wear my sunglasses at night). Better lived artists - U2 and Rolling Stones are must haves. Hubby's current fav is Fountains of Wayne- he loves the quirky stuff. This was a fun post.

Anonymous said...

Guilty music pleasures... ha... the really raunchy stuff like Ludacris' "Money Maker" and Nelly's "Hot in Herre". There's just something so wonderful about the beat!