Friday, January 27, 2006

Five Guilty Pleasure Songs

Since I have very little profundity to share, I'll play this meme -- hat tip to Lutherpunk . Here are five songs that I secretly enjoy, but am ashamed to admit that I enjoy.

1. Stairway to Heaven. Yeah, I know.

2. Nights in White Satin -- with the entire "Late Night Lament" appended to it. It's heavy, man. And I can actually still recite it word for word, a fact I find frightening (especially when other, important information, like where I parked my car in the Meijer lot, frequently escapes me).

3. All My Exes Live in Texas. This one really embarrasses me, because I am known at work as the Country Music Hater.

4. The Codfish Ball. This isn't really a guilty pleasure -- I make no bones about adoring this ditty -- but people, including my own mother, don't understand my attraction to what is a Tin Pan Alley masterpiece. How can you not love a song with lyrics like "Oh, the catfish is a dancin' man/but he can't can-can like the sardine can"? It's genius.

5. Have You Evah? The line about getting pinched in the Astor Bar makes me laugh like a five-year-old, every time. What can I say? I'm easily amused.

6 comments:

Purechristianithink said...

Play that Funky Music, Little Red Corvette, More Than Words, Who Let the Dogs Out?, and Jose Cuervo, You are a Friend of Mine.

LutheranChik said...

Bring Me Two Pina Coladas

99 Luftballone

Cars ("Here in my car/I feel safest of all/I can lock all my doors/it's the only way to live/in cars...")

Na-na-na-na, Hey-hey-hey Goodbye (I know that's not the name...but you know the song)

What's that girl-group song from the early 60's or late 50's -- "Don't tell me what to say/and don't tell me what to do..."

Hee-hee...Smoke on the Water (gotta love those intro chords)

Rainbow Pastor said...

Fun Fun Fun (Till Her Daddy Takes the TBird Away) (is that the title?)

YMCA (I know...)

For My Lady (Moody Blues--the lyrics make no sense...)

In Dreams (Roy Orbison)

Mamma Mia (ABBA)

AND

Raining Men (For some reason, like LC, I can repeat these lyrics in my sleep. But can I memorize a three line benediction?)

AND

Two Triple CHeese Side Order of Fries (I don't think that's the title)

Oooh, so much guilty pleasure!
(that is NOT a song title--though it sounds like one...)

RuthRE said...

The song is "You Don't Own Me".

I would have to think pretty hard on this topic :)

I must give props to tin pan alley novelty songs fer shure! Unfortunately my 78's don't play too well in my computer at work so....

RevHRod said...

LOL at "the Astor Bar."

Well, did you ever! What a swell party this is!

Sinatra and Crosby- what a flick!

Mata H said...

Mimmsie Starr..she got pinched in the Astor bar. I love that tune!!