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What song would you be embarrassed to be caught singing along to that you secretly sing all the time? February 16, 2011

What song would you be embarrassed to be caught singing along to that you secretly sing all the time?
I can’t stop singing “Fuck You” by Cee Lo Green, both the original and the radio edit.  I love the 50s groove that the track produces and the echoing doo-woop ladies are the cherries on top.  Lots of people have had bad relationships and could relate, but I’m embarrassed to be caught singing the track because I am so happy in my mine.  Oh, and I always get a little red when someone catches me singing “Big Balls” by AC/DC, especially when they’ve never heard it before.

Typically I have no shame when it comes to my taste in music, but when I hear some catchy tween tunes, I tend to keep those on the down-low. But for the sake of NVMP, I’ll share my current guilty pleasure: “Round and Round” by Selena Gomez & The Scene.  It’s bubblegum pop that pushes the boundaries of all things saccharine, but it’s so damn catchy!

Unfortunately, “We R Who We R” by Ke$ha is my guilty pleasure.  I justify it by saying “I’m in the car so much and it’s on the radio so often, I can’t help but learn it.”  Truth is, if nothing else is on, I’ll just leave it playing.  She’s a talentless auto-tuned poor excuse for an artist, but someone in her camp is producing and marketing her right because she’s still here.  “Cause we make the hipsters fall in love when we got our hot pants on and up.”  I have no idea what the hell that even means, but know she sings it.  Don’t you dare stare at me in the car when it comes on expecting impromptu karaoke; I won’t do it.

Wow, this is going to be painful, but…”Dynamite” by Taio Cruz.  I DJ-ed my company Holiday party this past December, which bombarded me with poppy guilty pleasures like this crowd pleaser.  It’s catchy, what can I say?  I am thoroughly embarrassed even admitting this, so there you go Internetica.

I confess to knowing all the words to the Tom Jones song “She’s a Lady.”  This is the song I secretly sing along to all the time but would be embarrassed to be caught singing.  Either that or Barry Manilow’s “Copacabana.”  There are probably a few more, but these two would make me blush.

Suddenly I am drawing a blank (What convenient timing!) Truthfully, there aren’t any particular songs that I secretly sing all the time, but in the past I have found myself singing early 80’s Madonna songs (“Borderline”, “Lucky Star”) and “Too Shy” by Kajagoogoo, which wouldn’t be so bad if it wasn’t such an effeminate song.  This is something I wouldn’t go telling everybody…well, at least until now.

Would be James Brown “Get Up Offa That Thing” but James Brown is the man, and I’ll shout it from the rooftops.  Either “African Child” by Aldious Snow or “Respect” by Aretha Franklin (with my own lyrical liberties).


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