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Thursday, November 02, 2006

Weekend shame

It was only when my office compadre Matt challenged me that I was “going a bit nancy” that I realised I shouldn’t leave my CDs lying around after I’ve ripped them onto my desktop. The CD in question is a guilty pleasure that I indulged in last weekend. Yes, that’s right… I now own I don’t feel like dancin’ by Scissor Sisters. It wasn’t the only disc I bought at the weekend. I also bought the double-CD best of Van Halen (who I’ve mentioned before), but I got a few comments about that too!

It made me think. I actually do have a pretty shameful musical palate, of which the mightily fey Scissor Sisters are only the tip of the iceberg. So, here’s my run-down of secret guilty audio pleasures. I challenge anyone else to be brave enough to admit liking songs/bands that are as universally derided as these…

Ace of Base: Happy Nation (someone ‘borrowed’ my album years ago and I’ve always mourned the loss, much to Cath’s disgust)
Ant & Dec: The Cult of Ant & Dec (no, seriously, it was a couple of quid)
U2: Zooropa – you know, the album nobody ever talks about, not even U2. I love it.
Belinda Carlisle: We dream the same dreams (I know it's actually called something else) – I don’t own it, but I always sing along if it’s on the radio
Tiffany – I think we’re alone now – ditto, it's a singalong one
I own every Midnight Oil album, and I know every Thousand Yard Stare song (not the band from Arizona – the one from Slough)
I always sing along to Tom Jones and I love the single he just released with Chicane

I’m sure there’s more I could add to this list, or my close friends could add for me…

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At 3/11/06 10:07, Anonymous Lorenzo said...

I can't sit still if 'Kung Fu Fighting' by Bus Stop come on.

At 3/11/06 13:27, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's Matt here, although I did mock Jon repeatedly about his Scisor sisters album. I feel the need to confess some of the more 'abstract' songs I have on my iTunes collection:
Hanson - Where's the Love
'The Sound of Music' Soundtrack
'Fame' Soundtrack, along with songs from - Steps, Spice Girls, Boyzone, MC Hammer, Lionel Richie & Dianna Ross. The list goes on...
I feel so ashamed...

At 3/11/06 13:41, Blogger Jongudmund said...

You win


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