ok so i’ve just been watching z list music acts covering their ‘guilty pleasure’ songs.
i’m not sure how embarrassing liking terence trent d’arby is, i mean he’s not exactly milli vanilli, but i enjoyed craig david the most. of course thanks to bo selecta many people now in fact feel embarrassed to listen to craaaaaig daaaaavid.
anyway, here are mine. none of them fit with the rest of my music collection. i make no apologies.
a-ha – you are the one
well, back in junior school you didn’t like certain type of music, you either like it or you didn’t. perhaps unsurprisingly there was something melancholy about the norwegian boys. good job they weren’t from finland.
belinda carlisle – i get weak
MOR rock has never been my thing but there’s something i like about belinda. this has always been my favourite of hers.
billy joel – tell her about it
one of my first tapes was billy joel, except my mum kept nabbing it. i love how steve in sex and the city is a billy joel fan and i love how he asks the russian if he ‘knows any billy joel’ to play on his thousand dollar piano.
kylie minogue – hand on your heart
most girls my age were kylie fans but lets face it this was more to do with neighbours than her singing voice, which is terrible. like a cat singing through a funnel.
lisa loeb – stay
sensitive 90s twanging bypassed me, mainly, but i loved reality bites. its so worthy and look-at-me-i’m so-understated…but i love it.
phil collins – two hearts
the soundtrack to buster featured the four tops and this song was written in a similar vein to ‘loco in acapulco’. but they had to let phil sing it cos he was the main character. liking phil has never really been cool but loads of people do, anyway.
robbie nevil – c’est la vie
sunny ‘things aren’t so bad’ pop that was huge in the late 80s. i usually hate these songs but this really reminds me being about ten.
talk talk – it’s my life
sounds like it should have been in a john hughes movie. just sounds so 1985.
talking heads – once in a lifetime
back in the good old days on mtv europe, this used to be part of the intro for mtv’s greatest hits, along with inxs. i loved the early 90s mtv – 3 from 1, pulse with swatch, party zone, yo mtv raps, soul of mtv…fruit of the loom ads and ads for frightening german techno compilations…
soup dragons – divine thing
i can’t relate to wanting to be the indie girl the soup dragons are singing about cos she was probably had that mousy hair gone pink from trying to dye it red, doc martens and lumberjack shirt. so not me. but i almost wish i could stand to dress like that for the sake of this song.
stone roses – she bangs the drums
a friend who was into the whole madchester scene pointed out that it was all quite dancey. so i listened again. i now have a grand total of 15 baggy anthems on my ipod. well they did play them at the hacienda.
whitesnake – is this love
80s hair rock is the staple playlist of o’neills and chicago rock cafes the nation wide. i hate it. but not this.