Ten Most Embarrassing Songs On My iPod
Eric, the Viking Pundit, posted a list of the last 15 songs he downloaded from iTunes. Not surprisingly, people started ripping on some of his selections. And really, Ace of Base? Ew.
Anyway, it got me to thinking about what songs I'm most embarrassed to have on my iPod. As you read these, you'll have to keep in mind that I've always been a fan of alternative music, and, coming of musical age in the late 80s and 90s, that meant I listened to stuff by the likes of the Replacements, Sugar, Matthew Sweet, etc. Well, that's what I usually listened to. Clearly, I'm not always so discriminating in my tastes.
So here's what I've got. Please be gentle in your criticism.
10. "Girl on the Verge", by Sarah Hudson: Most of you have no idea who Sarah Hudson is. But, those of you that know (and hint, if you watched Project Runway, she's the "rocker chick" they brought in to judge a round) are, I'm sure, horrified. I'm well aware that Ms. Hudson is just an Avril Lavigne wannabee. And, no, I don't like Lavigne either. But, for some reason, this song just caught my fancy. It's not only on my iPod, I actually listen to it!
9. "Kiss" by Tom Jones with the Art of Noise: Yes, Tom Jones is on my iPod. No, I'm not planning on going to a show in Vegas and throwing my panties at him. Well, I'm not planning on it. You never know what might happen in Vegas. So yeah, Tom Jones covers Prince here. The addition of the Art of Noise ups the cool quotient. But still, you gotta cringe a little when the name "Tom Jones" comes up on the display.
8. "Do They Know It's Christmas?", by Band Aid: This song is infinitely better than "We Are The World", but it's still a cheesy charity song that should really only be played around the holidays. I could leave it off the iPod until December rolls around, but I don't want to. I have to confess, I love Bono's part (Well tonight thank God it's them, instead of YOU) and I'll listen to it whenever I want. Hey, it's Christmas in July!
7. "Total Eclipse of the Heart", by Jessica Sierra: Now, I suspect many people have Bonnie Tyler's version on their playlists. But no, not me. I had to get American Idol contestant Jessica Sierra's (she was on this past season) version. It's not that good, but I don't want to delete it because I actually paid for it. You know, I'm not so much embarrassed by that as I am ashamed by it.
6. "Space Truckin'", by Deep Purple: I'm sure all the guys out there are like "No way! Deep Purple rules!". I appreciate the support, and yes, Deep Purple does rule, but it's for stuff like "Highway Star" and "Smoke On The Water", not for goofy stuff like this about meeting groovy people on Venus and Mars (Man, those cats could swing).
5. "Islands In The Stream", by Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers: I must confess a weakness for both of these artists. Since Dolly Parton embraced her bluegrass roots, she's respectable again. But not my poor Kenny Rogers. I think I'm one of the few people who appreciate the genius of songs like "Coward of the County" and this little gem.
4. "Strokin'", by Clarence Carter: Ah, here's the song that inspired the post. While the name of the song is certainly suggestive, the song itself is anything but. It's so explicit, in fact, that I'm sure I blush whenever I listen to it. Oh, that Clarence...
3. "Angel of the Morning", by Juice Newton: I believe it'd be acceptable to have Juice's bigger hit "Queen of Hearts" on my iPod (and yeah, I have that one too), this one's a different story. The lyrics are godawful and melodramatic, but that's exactly what makes it fun to sing along to it. It's the musical equivalent of my favorite LifeTime-esque miniseries Bare Essence.
2. I'd Die Without You", by P.M. Dawn: This song was featured in the Eddie Murphy movie Boomerang. As an aside, in that movie Robin Givens was the beautiful femme fatale while Halle Berry played the plainer girl next door. Yep, Halle Berry was the plain one. Isn't Hollywood funny? Anyway, this was the romantic theme of that movie. I still like the song, but I can't but think that The Onion's Smoove B. wrote the lyrics.
1. Stars on 45: I made fun of someone for having this medley in his collection, but what do you know, it made it onto my iPod too. Hey! It's got a good beat and I can dance to it ;-)
Posted by at July 17, 2005 07:25 PM
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|# July 17th, 2005 7:43 PM james|
|my mp3 player
used mostly for runnin
(which im gonna go do now.....)
[jkh@localhost IROCK__800]$ ls
01 Air Force One's.mp3
04 - Green Day - Boulevard of Broken Dreams.mp3
15 The Fourth Man in the Fire.mp3
Blu Cantrell - Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!).mp3
Brad Paisley - Alcohol.mp3
Chances - Jody Evans.mp3
Fast food rockers - Fast food song.mp3
Fishing in the Dark.mp3
freda payne - band of gold.mp3
Gary Glitter - Rock and Roll Part II.mp3
Its Five Oclock Somewhere .mp3
Jimmy Buffet Last Mango In Paris.mp3
John Lennon - Instant Karma.mp3
Kansas - Carry on Wayward Son.mp3
Marc Cohn - Walking In Memphis.mp3
Mike Jones - Back Then.mp3
Modest Mouse - Float On.mp3
No Such Thing (Remix).mp3
Phil Vasser - I'll Take That as a Yes.mp3
Refreshments - Banditos.mp3
Rolling Stones - Mothers Little Helper.mp3
Ryan Adams - So Alive.mp3
Shaver - Live Forever.mp3
Southern Lights - Glenn Campbell.mp3
The Uplift Mofo Party Plan - 01 - Fight like a brave.mp3
The Uplift Mofo Party Plan - 12 - Organic anti-beat box band.mp3
Toby Keith - Beer For My Horses (With Willie Nelson) (1).mp3
Tracy Byrd - Walking To Jerusalem.mp3
Travis Tritt - Its a great day to be alive.mp3
|# July 18th, 2005 12:31 AM Daddy|
|You people are freaks!
Let's see.....um, I have a punk cover of "Fraggle Rock". Does that count?
"An American Trilogy", which is Dixieland, Battle Hymn of the Republic, and My Trials Will Soon Be Over. But Manowar does it. So I ain't embarrassed.
"I Snuck a Retard Into a Sperm Bank" by Anal Cu--. (ahem).
Sorry can't help ya. All I got is cool stuff. Like Leo Sayer, Andy Gibb, and England Dan and John Ford Coley. (I'D REALLY LOVE TO SEE YOU TONIGHT!).
|# July 18th, 2005 7:49 AM cherlynda|
|Well before my children LOST my MP3 player I had several songs that I am sort of ashamed of.
Smokey Mountain Rain-(that blind man..his name escapes me at this moment)
Love in the First Degree...Alabama
Celebrate Me Home...Kenny loggins
However I cant say I am ashamed as I do really love all the above songs.
So your not freaks..except for that juice newton song and total eclipse of the heart.....gosh thats right up there with Mr Roboto.
|# July 18th, 2005 8:01 AM kris|
|Heh. I'm sure that I had Mr. Roboto as a single when I was a kid. In fact, I bet I made up roller skating routines to it! |
|# July 18th, 2005 9:37 AM cherlynda|
|To me Mr. Roboto is the worst song ever written. |
|# July 18th, 2005 9:42 AM kris|
|Hmmm...that's an interesting potential post-what are the worst songs ever written. |
|# July 22nd, 2005 7:52 PM DD|
|Well, I have two songs frm that list on my ipod. I think I can go a few better in terms of embarrasing ipod songs. 3 versions of I'm a believer.- Neil Diamond, The Monkees and the version from Shrek. Donnie and Marie: It takes two and I'm a little bit country. Two Patridge family songs (sentimental value. They're from the first album I ever bought at age 8). and Kenny Rodgers the Gambler. Now put these in the context of being a 40 something black woman who was raised on Motown and the Sound of Philly. |
|# July 25th, 2005 2:14 PM mbrlr|
|This is the second place I've posted this, but it bears repeating.
The Stones? The Beatles? The Kinks? Buddy Holly? Chuck Berry? James Brown? Jimi Hendrix? Eric Clapton? The Velvet Underground? The Clash? The Jam? Elvis Costello? Paul Weller? (I left off the Who on the other site. Mea culpa.)
Any of the decent new bands that are up and about?
Last question mark:
Is this some strange difference between liberals and conservatives I hadn't quite realized until now?
|# July 25th, 2005 2:16 PM kris|
|this is the stuff we're embarassed by. Who would be embarassed to have The Who on their iPod or any of those other bands? |