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Mightyblue
07-26-2008, 04:09 PM
So, er, after finding myself listening to Hirano Aya's debut album I'm sort of curious as to what other people listen to despite knowing that it's not exactly in their normal routine or that's it not very good.

And yeah, I grew out of my J-Pop phase a number of years ago so we can skip that particular discussion.

KCar
07-26-2008, 04:13 PM
Foreigner 4 LIFE.

Also Rick Astley. No, I'm not going to link you to a Rick Roll.

pence
07-26-2008, 04:15 PM
http://i35.tinypic.com/35cg3cz.jpg

It made the tag 'emo' show up in my last.fm profile at ~0.5%, which my friend gave me a hard time about.

Dizzy
07-26-2008, 04:15 PM
Hannah Montana
Freestyle (Latino dance music)
Post-punk detritus
Young Jeezy
IDM (Stupid label)
80s pop music (I liked Rick Astley before he became re-popularized)
Earth, Wind, and Fire
70s pop music

Scores of others I suppose. On 70s pop music, does any know a soul or disco song that goes "Wowzing wowzing woyzers! Bop, bop, bop..." that's all I can think of now, I've been desperately trying to find it.

reibeatall
07-26-2008, 04:17 PM
http://www.bangitout.com/images/Chicago.jpg

pence
07-26-2008, 04:21 PM
Hannah Montana
Freestyle (Latino dance music)
Post-punk detritus
Young Jeezy
IDM (Stupid label)
80s pop music (I liked Rick Astley before he became re-popularized)
Earth, Wind, and Fire
70s pop music

I wouldn't feel guilty about any of these except, perhaps, Hannah Montana. 70-89 pop music depends on what we're talking about.

'bop bop bop' is apparently in a lot of lyrics, according to google.

Dizzy
07-26-2008, 04:22 PM
I cannot narrow it down more than that. Something tells me it will randomly hit me in the face a year from now.

As for 70s/80s stuff, I'm thinking David Bowie, Culture Club, Duran Duran, Dead or Alive, Billy Joel, Al Jarreau, New Order, the entire Saturday Night Fever soundtrack, the entire Flashdance soundtrack, the entire Footloose soundtrack, the entire Dirty Dancing soundtrack, etc.

As for freestyle, Lil' Suzie is my champion.

taidan
07-26-2008, 04:23 PM
Perfect Sound Forever had a list of 70's tunes they hate, including almost all stadium rock and a lot of Clapton.

I liked a lot of the list!

pence
07-26-2008, 04:34 PM
I cannot narrow it down more than that. Something tells me it will randomly hit me in the face a year from now.

Chic - Dance Dance Dance (Yowza yowza yowza) (http://youtube.com/watch?v=D-UL7Kz3vi8)

If this isn't it, it fits the description way too well.

Posaune
07-26-2008, 04:54 PM
Batdance by Prince. So ridiculous.

blitzchamp
07-26-2008, 05:17 PM
Korean Drama soundtracks. Catchy and yet...

Sheana
07-26-2008, 05:19 PM
I have such a softspot for a good chunk of '70s disco and similar it isn't even funny. Burn that mother down, y'all.

I also like a few Journey songs.

dussssstin
07-26-2008, 05:21 PM
As for freestyle, Lil' Suzie is my champion.

ROFL I have her greatest hits album. And c'mon bro you're forgetting Cynthia and Johnny O. "Dream Boy/Dream Girl" is a classic.

Aquadeo
07-26-2008, 05:39 PM
Guilty pleasures?

I don't feel guilty about liking musicals -- not even Pippin.

I don't even feel guilty about "Bad" and "Thriller".

But I do feel guilty that I still don't hate Len's "Steal My Sunshine." (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOCRPrEAVxU) Even considering that it contains a perfect example of my #1 Pet Peeve in Music: stupid emphasis on syllables (e.g. "...in the park across thuuuuuh street..."). Gah, I hate that. (See also: Pink, The Complete Works Of.)

Wolfgang
07-26-2008, 05:44 PM
I find myself singing this (http://youtube.com/watch?v=IZpFzvT60i8) faaaaaar too often. It's not a Rickroll.

Rosencrantz
07-26-2008, 05:50 PM
Just about ALL of my music are guilty pleasures. I mostly listen to VGM, but here are some other random things I love to listen to:

ATC (and not just Around The World (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPTucJRSBaE))
Every Little Thing (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8owB5P-ppN4) (J-pop)
A lot of 80's music (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m13QMwLpruM)
smile.dk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vYycKmaoQk) (and not just the stuff that was in DDR)
Eiffel 65 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mL2UsAbI1hg) (the Playstation song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8_H3gnqh18&feature=related), which I thought was just plain cool in high school, gets funnier every year)
A couple of songs sung by Hayley Westrena - specifically Across the Universe of Time (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zucZ5LEuTcI) (one of the sappiest, girliest things I've ever heard) and Dark Waltz (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgzMfGcXhYE) (the only song I know that includes the lyrics "Fateful geometry")
Elite Beat Agents got me hooked on Ashlee Simpson's "La La (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VKSwBInw20)". (And also Bowie's "Let's Dance (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30AVhf-ZLwM)", which is not a guilty pleasure)

pence
07-26-2008, 06:04 PM
http://youtube.com/watch?v=189QSTKC5no

Like a Persecom I'm teaching you
Like a Pokemon I Pikachu
Like Mario and Peach I'm never reaching you
Like Gundam SEED you're my destiny
Like Ed I lust for your alchemy
I get a lightning kick from you just like Chun Li

http://youtube.com/watch?v=VYnZL0BOXDc

I'll get over you, I know I will
I'll pretend my ship's not sinking
And I'll tell myself I'm over you
Cause I'm the king of wishful thinking

RAC
07-26-2008, 06:16 PM
I have no guilty pleasures. I'm less likely to be singing, say, the theme song to Engine Sentai Go-onger to myself when there are other people around, but I'm never guilty about it. I just don't feel like having to justify myself.

As far as stuff I tend to listen to when I'm by myself? Mostly fluffy, meaningless, catchy top-40 stuff from the mid-to-late `70s. Or sometimes the soundtrack to Transformers: The Movie `86. I also tend to assume that nobody shares my taste in overly bombastic, heroic game/movie/anime soundtracks and keep that to myself as well.

djSyndrome
07-26-2008, 06:17 PM
Every Little Thing (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8owB5P-ppN4) (J-pop)

I'll see your Every Little Thing and raise you one globe (http://youtube.com/watch?v=PCCSt7YWZ9s&feature=related).

pence
07-26-2008, 06:28 PM
And lest I forget, I used to turn off last.fm scrobbling and play Ministry of Sound mix cds during raids in World of Warcraft.

Uh-huh? Shut up! (http://youtube.com/watch?v=_Zx3xrh1mxE) (pretty much nsfw)

The sun will always shine on you, you turn my ocean Deepest Blue (http://youtube.com/watch?v=QAdh5Ql4YJ4)

But I refuse to be embarassed about Out of the Blue. (http://youtube.com/watch?v=hFD3CvGtUYM)

Dizzy
07-26-2008, 06:44 PM
Chic - Dance Dance Dance (Yowza yowza yowza) (http://youtube.com/watch?v=D-UL7Kz3vi8)

If this isn't it, it fits the description way too well.

It is! Thanks pence. :)

standing8
07-26-2008, 06:45 PM
Hannah Montana
Freestyle (Latino dance music)
Post-punk detritus
Young Jeezy
IDM (Stupid label)
80s pop music (I liked Rick Astley before he became re-popularized)
Earth, Wind, and Fire
70s pop music

Scores of others I suppose. On 70s pop music, does any know a soul or disco song that goes "Wowzing wowzing woyzers! Bop, bop, bop..." that's all I can think of now, I've been desperately trying to find it.

Earth Wind and Fire? No way. "All 'n' All" is one of my favorite albums of all time.

ROFL I have her greatest hits album. And c'mon bro you're forgetting Cynthia and Johnny O. "Dream Boy/Dream Girl" is a classic.

I grew up on Freestyle. Don't forget about Debbie Deb and Stevie B. And not all Freestyle artists are Latino. How about Jocelyn Enriquez? Buffy?

Dizzy
07-26-2008, 06:48 PM
How about Jocelyn Enriquez? Buffy?

That was one singer who's Do You Miss Me song popped up vaguely in my head after fifteen or so years and soon became an obsession. I needed to listen to that song. I would never... never be caught listening to that song unless I wanted to be ostracized and thrown into a padded room with morphine intravenously fed into my brain, but that song just sounded so awesome to me.

I feel like such a wuss.

Wolfgang
07-26-2008, 06:49 PM
I have no guilty pleasures. I'm less likely to be singing, say, the theme song to Engine Sentai Go-onger to myself

I frequently hum the Ultraman Mebius (ttp://youtube.com/watch?v=AfbVV15VS8U) theme to myself. Especially when I'm listening to it on the elliptical or treadmill at the gym - it's a great song to Fight And Do Your Best to.

onimaruxlr
07-26-2008, 06:52 PM
Earth, Wind, and Fire


hey
he said GUILTY pleasures
you don't feel guilty when you pet a puppy or save and old woman from being hit by a bus do you?

As for me....hmmmm....the only thing I can think of off the top of my head is Mosaic.wav. Akiba-Pop indeed, I type with a wounded grimace on my face.

Then again I'm pretty sure my biggest source of guilt is that I can trace everything I like, musically speaking, back to videogames or anime. Like everything. Even the A-Team theme song. Only exclusions are things that I was aware of before I got into that sorta thing like...err...theme songs to early 80s cartoons...and AC/DC...and...that's about it.

standing8
07-26-2008, 07:14 PM
That was one singer who's Do You Miss Me song popped up vaguely in my head after fifteen or so years and soon became an obsession. I needed to listen to that song. I would never... never be caught listening to that song unless I wanted to be ostracized and thrown into a padded room with morphine intravenously fed into my brain, but that song just sounded so awesome to me.

I feel like such a wuss.

My favorite song was "You Are The One". I can't remember the last time I actually listened to Jocelyn Enriquez or any Freestyle for that matter but if it comes on, I wouldn't turn it off. I have no shame. No guilty pleasure here, just pure pleasure baby.

In fact, I'm gonna go listen to "Lookout Weekend" by Debbie Debb right now.

sraymonds
07-26-2008, 07:31 PM
I love showtunes and musicals.

I also love ABBA.

mopinks
07-26-2008, 07:41 PM
it don't get much guiltier than this (http://youtube.com/watch?v=5827EPsAOis)

symphonic metal is ridiculous!

dussssstin
07-26-2008, 07:58 PM
How about Jocelyn Enriquez? Buffy?

Just so everyone knows, those two are Filipino.

And after reading your comment Dizzy, I quickly found an old mix CD I had with "Do you Miss Me", and listened to it over and over again. (also its nice knowing i'm not the only person on here that listens to freestyle. My cousin babysat me growing up and she always had this stuff on so it brings me back.

Back on subject, I know a lot of obscure boy band songs, and sing'em all the time. Here's the one I've been singing a lot (http://youtube.com/watch?v=2S_j3piyWzs) recently, if only it were on singstar. Trust me, serenading a girl always works.

And also I love Filipino rap.

Dizzy
07-26-2008, 08:08 PM
I also love ABBA.

ABBA is beautiful. I also like Ace of Base. I have a Gold Edition DVD with all the ABBA music videos and movies.

Balrog
07-26-2008, 08:10 PM
I also love ABBA.

This.

Hell, 50% of my music collection is guilty pleasure stuff. I don't even know the difference anymore to be honest.

mr_bungle700
07-26-2008, 08:10 PM
I'm not embarrassed by anything that I like.

I'm embarrassed by some of the stuff that I used to like, but back then I didn't know any better. I used to listen to the Ninja Turtles movie soundtrack all the time.

Dizzy
07-26-2008, 08:11 PM
I wouldn't say I feel guilty. It's just that no one I respect will catch me liking the music I listed and survive.

RAC
07-26-2008, 08:13 PM
I'm not embarrassed by anything that I like.

I'm embarrassed by some of the stuff that I used to like, but back then I didn't know any better. I used to listen to the Ninja Turtles movie soundtrack all the time.

I'd probably still give it a listen now and then if I had a working cassette player. But I miss the Ghostbusters soundtrack more.

dussssstin
07-26-2008, 08:27 PM
I used to listen to the Ninja Turtles movie soundtrack all the time.

Go Ninja Go Ninja Go! (http://youtube.com/watch?v=GFLGRidfFo4)

standing8
07-26-2008, 08:50 PM
Alright let's get serious here:

"I Knew I Loved You" by Savage Garden
"Please Don't Go Girl" by The New Kids On The Block
"Breathe" by Michelle Branch
"Whenever I See Your Smiling Face" by James Taylor
"Crazy For You" by Madonna

I really like these songs but they are definitely songs I don't play with other people in the car with me. Alone though? I'm singing at the top of my lungs, which is an atrocity since I can't sing.

Sheana
07-26-2008, 09:30 PM
But I miss the Ghostbusters soundtrack more.

I have and like this soundtrack. :(

I like some ABBA, but Mamma Mia! is still a crime against nature. And I say this as someboy who likes musicals very much. Gilbert & Sullivan and Singin' In The Rain and so on are things I could listen to all the time.

Also, I'm not sure with this crowd. Is liking Gorillaz a guilty pleasure or not?

sraymonds
07-26-2008, 09:36 PM
I like some ABBA, but Mamma Mia! is still a crime against nature.

Explain thyself! I found the soundtrack to the movie to be quite audibly pleasing!

Aquadeo
07-26-2008, 09:47 PM
Also, I'm not sure with this crowd. Is liking Gorillaz a guilty pleasure or not?

I don't know, but I've got two of their albums, *and* had a habit of calling out, "Helloooooooooo... is there anybody there?" before I'd even seen Day Of The Dead. (It's sampled in "M1A1" from their self-titled album.)

Also: Earth, Wind and Fire brings shame to nobody.

nunix
07-26-2008, 10:05 PM
I don't think I feel guilty about any of my music, although there's stuff I listen to that I think I SHOULD feel guilty about.

Sia's one. I guess she's Starbucks soundtrack or something now, but whatever, I like it.

The first Chant album.

Any video game or anime music.

locit
07-26-2008, 10:06 PM
Can you feel the sunshine? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPXF1n9bZJU&feature=related)
Does it brighten up your day?
Don't you feel that sometimes,
You just need to run away?

blitzchamp
07-26-2008, 10:10 PM
Can you feel the sunshine? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPXF1n9bZJU&feature=related)
Does it brighten up your day?
Don't you feel that sometimes,
You just need to run away?

Reach up for the sunshine.
And forget about the rain.
Just think about the good times.
Cuz they won't come back again.

Everyone should love that song.

Alastor
07-26-2008, 10:14 PM
Livin' in the city
You know you have to survive
You've got to keep the dream alive
Where everything is free
Can't you see....

locit
07-26-2008, 10:26 PM
Livin' in the city
You know you have to survive
You've got to keep the dream alive
Where everything is free
Can't you see....
I can Alastor. I can (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8Tid2htBlE).

Zarathustra
07-27-2008, 02:23 AM
This song was on a CMJ CD back in 2000. It was probably an ironic choice. This guy's voice cracks me up.

Ass and Titties. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTI2xX5ttkQ&feature=related)

Torgo
07-27-2008, 03:01 AM
I'll see your Every Little Thing and raise you one globe (http://youtube.com/watch?v=PCCSt7YWZ9s&feature=related).
Raise you an Ai Otsuka (http://youtube.com/watch?v=qu11SpaEQx8).

teg
07-27-2008, 04:18 AM
I'm not embarrassed by anything that I like.

I'm embarrassed by some of the stuff that I used to like.I mostly feel this way with the added addendum of the fact that I will probably someday be embarrassed of what I listen to now.

"What Is Slam?" (http://superslam.onestop.net/Quad%20City%20DJs%20-%20Space%20Jam%20What%20Is%20Slam%20Mix.mp3) is a perfect example. It's just too catchy to delete.

Pooch
07-27-2008, 05:34 AM
Raise you an Ai Otsuka (http://youtube.com/watch?v=qu11SpaEQx8).

And I'll raise you Pink Lady (http://youtube.com/watch?v=KMMTqnRSktA).

GO!GO!7188 did a pretty good cover of this song recently, actually.

virulent
07-27-2008, 05:46 AM
Sometimes the PokeRAP shuffles up on my iPod... and I don't skip it.

I think that's about the only thing on there that's pretty ridiculous. I've got some eclectic tastes, as I'm sure a lot of people do these e-days, but I don't find any of them embarrassing. (Ok, maybe the Jack of All Trades theme too.)

Ethan
07-27-2008, 06:19 AM
(Ok, maybe the Jack of All Trades theme too.)

A scoundrel with a heart!

mr_bungle700
07-27-2008, 07:24 AM
And I'll raise you Pink Lady (http://youtube.com/watch?v=KMMTqnRSktA).

GO!GO!7188 did a pretty good cover of this song recently, actually.

GO!GO!'s cover albums are awesome.

Oh, and my vote for Japanese pop duos from the 70s (well the 60s-80s, actually) goes to The Peanuts (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFlFX0d8cOA). GO!GO! has actually covered them (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJQ7RKfzPTQ) as well.

Wolf
07-27-2008, 07:31 AM
I used to listen to trance, but I've grown out of it somewhat in the last few years, and only occasionally bring any of it up on my playlist. Pretty much the exact same thing happened with J-pop for me.

My real guilty pleasure these days is metal bands like Nightwish and After Forever. On the one hand, I love the sound of the music. On the other, it's so hoplelessly overwrought that the part of me that worries what other people will think is constantly cringing.

Pooch
07-27-2008, 08:02 AM
GO!GO!'s cover albums are awesome.

I only have GO!GO!'s best of album, but I've heard enough of the covers ("Pepper Keibu," "Cutey Honey Theme," "Nagisa no Sindbad") to think they're probably worth a purchase at some point in the future.


Oh, and my vote for Japanese pop duos from the 70s (well the 60s-80s, actually) goes to The Peanuts (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFlFX0d8cOA). GO!GO! has actually covered them (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJQ7RKfzPTQ) as well.

That was...cute? Almost like if Phil Spector recorded a James Bond theme in Japanese with one of his many girl groups. I'd heard of the Peanuts before, but never actually bothered to listen to anything, so thanks!

mr_bungle700
07-27-2008, 08:36 AM
I think that the first GO!GO! cover album has the better lineup of the two, but they're both good. And get the rest of the discography too! The best approach is to go chronologically. The good thing about GO!GO! is that if you like any of their songs then you'll like pretty much everything they do. Because they rock.

Cheatum
07-27-2008, 09:33 AM
I'm ashamed to admit that I'm quite a big fan of Dragonforce, despite all the hate they get.

Tanto
07-27-2008, 09:45 AM
My real guilty pleasure these days is metal bands like Nightwish and After Forever. On the one hand, I love the sound of the music. On the other, it's so hoplelessly overwrought that the part of me that worries what other people will think is constantly cringing.

That's part of the fun, really.

Let's see... I've got "The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything" and "Down Under" by Men at Work on my iPod. I bought a Michelle Branch song off the iTunes store about a year ago and it's been screwing up my recommendations ever since.

Dizzy
07-27-2008, 09:48 AM
Anyone consider death or black metal a guilty pleasure? That genre of music makes me laugh with its funeral-like seriousness.

KCar
07-27-2008, 10:00 AM
Anyone consider death or black metal a guilty pleasure? That genre of music makes me laugh with its funeral-like seriousness.

Watching Metalocalypse made me realize: Metal is entirely dead serious and entirely tongue in cheek at the same time. I think Metal fans cohabit these parallel planes simultaneously, so that a phrase like "OH MY GOD! IT'S SO METAL!" means both "that's so ridiculous" and "that's so amazing!" concurrently.

At least, God, I hope so.

dussssstin
07-27-2008, 10:06 AM
This song was on a CMJ CD back in 2000. It was probably an ironic choice. This guy's voice cracks me up.

Ass and Titties. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTI2xX5ttkQ&feature=related)

I like the 36 Mafia version better. A lot better. Warning adult language (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lh9AdU3Dw4Q).

DiGiKerot
07-27-2008, 10:11 AM
And yeah, I grew out of my J-Pop phase a number of years ago so we can skip that particular discussion.

Okay, I'll skip all the Fire Bomber and iM@S stuff on my generic MP3 playing device.

I do have a lot of crap in the Random directory on there, though - like some Billie (http://youtube.com/watch?v=B1Aj_rVWb20) (Piper, now of Doctor Who fame), and Snow (http://youtube.com/watch?v=NtILxBszyf8), and Bus Stop (http://youtube.com/watch?v=ri3kU7nZN-g), and Aqua (http://youtube.com/watch?v=buXJlBd3Mf8). Oh, and Let's get Ready to Rhumble (http://youtube.com/watch?v=m_sJmIQrH54)...

pence
07-27-2008, 11:40 AM
Watching Metalocalypse made me realize: Metal is entirely dead serious and entirely tongue in cheek at the same time. I think Metal fans cohabit these parallel planes simultaneously, so that a phrase like "OH MY GOD! IT'S SO METAL!" means both "that's so ridiculous" and "that's so amazing!" concurrently.

At least, God, I hope so.

Death Metal is similar to Gangsta Rap. The only people who take it seriously are young suburbanite listeners, news outlets looking for scapegoats pre-GTA, and (arguably) the musicians. The rest of us are free to consume it as entertainment.

Mightyblue
07-27-2008, 12:10 PM
Okay, I'll skip all the Fire Bomber and iM@S stuff on my generic MP3 playing device.

I do have a lot of crap in the Random directory on there, though - like some Billie (http://youtube.com/watch?v=B1Aj_rVWb20) (Piper, now of Doctor Who fame), and Snow (http://youtube.com/watch?v=NtILxBszyf8), and Bus Stop (http://youtube.com/watch?v=ri3kU7nZN-g), and Aqua (http://youtube.com/watch?v=buXJlBd3Mf8). Oh, and Let's get Ready to Rhumble (http://youtube.com/watch?v=m_sJmIQrH54)...I was actually referring to all the jokes we usually make about J-music in general, but eh. Fire Bomber isn't really "pop" in the traditional sense anyway since it's on the rock end of the spectrum.

Tavir
07-27-2008, 02:14 PM
I mentioned this on a "perfect guilty pleasure albums" thread a while back, but I once downloaded Good Girl Gone Bad by Rihanna on a whim, and it turned out to be everything I ever wanted in a pop/R&B album. While the same is not true of Justin Timberlake's albums, some of his songs are pretty catchy and well-produced, and I sometimes play them if I'm in the mood for just some meaningless fun music.

Also:

You're the one that makes me feel so high
Just like the diamonds in the sky
I never want to hear you say goodbye
Cause you're my diamond in the sky

All the haters need to step off, that soundtrack is tiiiiiight.

Sanagi
07-27-2008, 02:57 PM
I'm not embarrassed by anything that I like.

I'm embarrassed by some of the stuff that I used to like, but back then I didn't know any better. I used to listen to the Ninja Turtles movie soundtrack all the time.
I vote for this.

I sometimes still have an urge to hear cutesy J-pop but the Katamari soundtracks satisfy that without much need for feeling guilty about it.

Go Ninja Go Ninja Go! (http://youtube.com/watch?v=GFLGRidfFo4)
That was the second movie, and even when I was 12 I knew that Vanilla Ice sucked.

I have and like this soundtrack. :(

I like some ABBA, but Mamma Mia! is still a crime against nature. And I say this as someboy who likes musicals very much. Gilbert & Sullivan and Singin' In The Rain and so on are things I could listen to all the time.

Also, I'm not sure with this crowd. Is liking Gorillaz a guilty pleasure or not?
ABBA is defensible. However much their 70s excess may turn people off, there's no doubt that they had genuine talent.

Gorillaz needs no defending at all - The sublime mixture of genres should satisfy critics of all stripes, and "5/4" alone is enough to excite the music theory nerds.

mr_bungle700
07-27-2008, 05:56 PM
Yeah, I forgot to mention that before, but there's no need to be embarrassed for liking Gorillaz. The Noodle character is a combination Miho Hatori and Tina Weymouth, for cryin' out loud. That automatically makes them cool.

I sometimes still have an urge to hear cutesy J-pop but the Katamari soundtracks satisfy that without much need for feeling guilty about it.

The Katamari soundtracks are secretly designed to indoctrinate people to Japanese art-pop. Don't tell anyone. Many of the performers on them, like Kirinji and Maki Nomiya, are people who subvert the mainstream and produce legitimate, intellectual music. The albums are a lot more hip than they let on.

Dizzy
07-27-2008, 05:58 PM
I use to like the Japanese songs for DB, DBZ, GT, and the movies. I remember one called "DAN! DAN!" or some such that had me soaring out of my room in a cape.

Jeanie
07-27-2008, 06:10 PM
I must admit to liking Kylie Minogue way more than any straight man has a right to. Also Natalie Imbruglia and Natasha Bedingfield as well.

I unironically enjoy Hall and Oates. I smile every time I hear Never Gonna Give You Up. Kelly Clarkson is the only good thing American Idol has ever done, and I think her third and most recent album is her best yet. I always throw up the \m/ for Meatloaf's Bat Out of Hell albums, even the third one. If liking Neil Diamond is wrong, I don't want to be right. I really enjoy Shakira even though I only understand about one word in 30 of her Spanish stuff.

Guy
07-27-2008, 07:30 PM
I use to like the Japanese songs for DB, DBZ, GT, and the movies. I remember one called "DAN! DAN!" or some such that had me soaring out of my room in a cape.

Cha La! Head Cha La! (http://youtube.com/watch?v=GG3NXDWm3uE)

I really love the songs from the anime intros to Dragonball Z Budokai 2 (http://youtube.com/watch?v=FUOB2gnpAtQ)and 3 (http://youtube.com/watch?v=Ii6lCxHAyV0&feature=related) (the american versions replace the vocals with (http://youtube.com/watch?v=hcFGIZ_jbIM&feature=related)geetar (http://youtube.com/watch?v=oSpp-yvYKGA&feature=related))

mopinks
07-27-2008, 07:55 PM
I DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH YOU GUYS KNOW ABOUT ANIME SONGS (I'M AN EXPERT) but the Tenshi ni Narumon (http://youtube.com/watch?v=g8kKDWQKU0c) OP is horribly cute and sweet and I like it a lot.

also, the second episode of the show has an Airplane! reference. my mind was blown.

locit
07-28-2008, 06:13 AM
Cha La! Head Cha La! (http://youtube.com/watch?v=GG3NXDWm3uE)
Ohhhhh nooooooooooooooo!

(I liked this song a lot back in the day)

wahoninja
07-28-2008, 09:51 AM
I'm not ashamed to love 80's music, but I'm kind of ashamed to enjoy any and all forms of 90's rock, shitty or not. I'm a 26-year-old lad, that shit came out during formative years, know what I'm sayin'?

I'm secretly a sucker for any kind of band with a cute girl singer like Paramore and Flyleaf and Evanesence. And I never ever tell people how gay I am for Carrie Underwood, not even you guys. (Sometimes that mountain you've been climbing is just a grain of sand.)

Jeanie
07-28-2008, 09:54 AM
I'm secretly a sucker for any kind of band with a cute girl singer like Paramore and Flyleaf and Evanesence.

Forgot to put this in my post earlier.

dussssstin
07-28-2008, 09:58 AM
And I never ever tell people how gay I am for Carrie Underwood, not even you guys. (Sometimes that mountain you've been climbing is just a grain of sand.)

Carrie Underwood?! Seriously? No way man it's all about the Taylor Swift! She can put tears on my guitar any day.

Matchstick
07-28-2008, 10:13 AM
Normally, I prefer male singers as a general rule, but I think that comes from my preference for more aggressive bands than are usually fronted by females. However, Paramore and Flyleaf have both gotten a lot of playtime from me over the last year or so. I'm hoping Flyleaf will put out a new album soon and that they don't go down the toilet on it. The only reason I might put Flyleaf on a guilty pleasures list (I generally don't buy into the idea - I like what I like and you can go fuck yourself) is their Christian leanings.

standing8
07-28-2008, 05:09 PM
"Polyrhythm" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chufet0q-T0) by Perfume

I like it, whatever.

Sheana
07-28-2008, 07:10 PM
I finally heard 'One Night In Bangkok' for the very first time today (well, the first version not sung by Tom Servo) on the radio. Add one to the Guilty Pleasure list, 'cos I...I kinda liked it.

The fact that the guy doing the spoken word bit sounded a lot like Rusty Venture, or at least James Urbaniak doing some sort of voice, probably helped.

Guy
08-18-2008, 10:11 PM
I just found out Gackt made a Gundam tribute album. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/0079-0088)

I can't stop listening to it.

Phat
08-18-2008, 11:08 PM
Paramore are good but I would not consider them a guilty pleasure because I have no shame and also they are legitimate musicians.

They are talented popsters.

Alastor
08-23-2008, 04:28 AM
I wouldn't consider this a guilty pleasure, but yesterday I listened that awful "Shake It" song from Metro Station. I can't stand teen hipster bands who are more into their look than the music (the Jonas Brothers are especially guilty of this), and I absolutely hate creatively bankrupt stock rock engineered specifically to be generic dance music. But.... the song was still mighty catchy. Goddammit.

Dizzy
08-23-2008, 12:02 PM
I notice "Shake It" has been playing a bit too much lately. I didn't find it catchy. Shake it just sounds so... kidz bop. Volume 10.

I thought it was a Jonas Brothers song. I never listened to the Jonas Brothers but I assumed their sound was like every other Disney band, lots of pretend rock music enhanced with electronica, chirpy pop beats and crazy voice manipulation. Until I heard the lyrics, and thought, "Wow, a bit too racy for those Tiger Beat clods." Is the song supposed to sound sexy, because it sounds like the singers were losing their voices, or finished a long, heavy jog. I know that breathiness just puts you into the mood, but it's kind of off-putting.

I wonder if in the near future this stuff will seem like all those cheesy 70s and 80s pop songs I... like.

standing8
08-23-2008, 12:44 PM
Not really a Madonna fan but I love "Physical Attraction" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEaJjAd0AZc). The production by Jelly Bean Benitez is fantastic.

BEAT
08-23-2008, 01:42 PM
Also Rick Astley. No, I'm not going to link you to a Rick Roll.

You should. I love that song.

I'm not ashamed to own a ton of Johnny Cash, even though I hate 99.9 percent of all country. I AM ashamed, however, to have accumulated so many Game OSTs over recent months. I curse thee, GameMp3s.net. Thanks to you my Ipod now has "Nerd" stamped all over it!

Balrog
03-17-2009, 08:49 AM
Juice Newton - Angel of the Morning and Queen of Hearts

I've listened to these songs about 10 times in the last two days.

shivam
03-17-2009, 09:05 AM
I'll admit it. I love Yanni and John Tesh and Enya and all those other schlocky new age artists. It's taken me years to get to this point of self acceptance.

Nicholai
03-17-2009, 09:08 AM
I like 80s pop music/one-hit wonders and 80s rock. Journey is fantastic! 70s pop can be fun too. I'm a fan of "yacht rock" so Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonald are awesome too.

According to this thread I should also feel guilty about Motion City Soundtrack.

wahoninja
03-17-2009, 09:08 AM
Paramore and No Doubt are coming to my side of the country. Pretty sure I'll be the oldest person there for Paramore who isn't a parent chaperoning teenage girls.

Master-J
03-17-2009, 09:42 AM
As far as stuff I tend to listen to when I'm by myself?

I don't know what to think about all the fluffy, meaningless, catchy j-rock I listen to, except that some of it's generic.

12012 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6tB3Q_-Z8g) and Alice Nine (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkkE82ysbPc) are pretty much the same thing, Kagrra (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sVI9cktE7o&feature=related) have more "Japan" in them, and then there's Miyavi (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFWyWhHNNCo&feature=related) (definitely not generic, but more than strange (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOz9vSBFXHc)).

Dampe
03-17-2009, 10:43 AM
I used to feel guilty about enjoying power metal/symphonic metal but no more.

ShakeWell
03-17-2009, 12:15 PM
I don't own any of his records, but Ricky Martin compels me to dance every time I hear his music.

My lady friend teases me alot.