Ok, last night Mark and I were in the car and a song came on the radio, resulting in Mark cranking the volume. I have been sworn to secrecy so I can not tell you the name of the song, or even the artist, as Mark fears what the repercussions would be if his secret was let out (people would definitely be surprised). However, it made me wonder... what guilty pleasure songs do people have? Not the random cheesy one, but that one song, that you would die if people actually knew you loved it, knew all the words to, belted it out at the top of your lungs....
I started to think about what mine would be, and I really don't know. I am pretty open with the songs I like, and I don't really care if they are the wonderful one hit wonders of the 80's. Mark can not believe that I love the Styx hit Mr. Roboto, I really seriously love this song and check out the video! I'll even admit to knowing most of the words to Aqua's Barbie Girl.
I guess the one song, or type of song people would be surprised to learn I sort of like would be 80's metal, specifically Guns n Roses and Poison. Now I know, this doesn't keep in line with my adoration of all things 80's pop and dance, but my little sister was a huge metal head in junior high and these groups hit a nostalgic level with me, so when Paradise City comes on, I turn it up a little. I'm not afraid to admit it though, so I guess I don't have any true fears of anyone finding out about that one cd in my collection... and Mark will tell you, I had some doozies (most of which I donated to the wonderful Roosevelt Island thrift shop or Jay Edgington - hopefully someone, somewhere, can enjoy them!).
So share, if you can finally admit it, what that one song is that you love but might make other people cringe - maybe the Macarena, or the Lambada, maybe some NKOTB, the Monkees...
** disclaimer** while I do enjoy me some old school New Kids, and the Monkees, I am not a fan of the Macarena or the Lambada!
So I have Mark's permission to share with the world his secret song - since he shared it with his family, I figure the rest of the world (or at least the ones who read this blog) ought to be let in on the secret. The winner of the "Song that embarrasses Mark to let the world know he likes it" is.... drumroll please.... Kelly Clarkson's Since You've Been Gone. It would have been more embarrassing if it had been Fergalicious or something, but even if Mark actually liked Fergie, he would never, ever, ever admit it!