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Top 5 Guilty Pleasures
Old 15th August 2005
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Jeez, abba... pure classics!... you cant knock that


my guilty one would be The Spice Girls "When 2 become 1" or whatever it's called. Great pop song & arrangement
Old 27th August 2005
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Lately.... Little Richard. I just love those fuzzy vox. His stuff is so lively, always perks my mood.
Old 27th August 2005
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Originally Posted by kevinc
My favorite song by Elton is "Guess that`s why they call it the Blues" which was in the 80`s sometime after his real heyday.

I think Elton is a fairly brilliant songwriter and had a distinctive and often times fairly complex style. The way he uses chords definately takes a bit of thought so I wouldn`t reduce him to cheesy pop at all.

Elton John gets a lot of spins around here. I'm not too familiar with his later stuff, but my faves are:

Elton John
Empty Sky
Tumbleweed Connection
Madman Across the Water
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Don't Shoot Me
Brown Dirt Cowboy
Honky Chateau
Caribou

No guilt, though! Elton John and Bernie Taupin wrote some great stuff. Most bands coudn't touch a song like 'Take Me To The Pilot'.
Old 27th August 2005
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Okay, another vote for Neil Diamond.

Now for the really scarey one. K.C. and the Sunshine Band. I really hated disco, but these guys always seemed to be having the best time, and that was infectious.
Old 30th August 2005
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Originally Posted by max cooper
Elton John gets a lot of spins around here. I'm not too familiar with his later stuff, but my faves are:

Elton John
Empty Sky
Tumbleweed Connection
Madman Across the Water
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Don't Shoot Me
Brown Dirt Cowboy
Honky Chateau
Caribou

No guilt, though! Elton John and Bernie Taupin wrote some great stuff. Most bands coudn't touch a song like 'Take Me To The Pilot'.

Yeah Eltons on my long list of "need to buy six or seven albums from them but never got around to it".

I bet theres some great stuff on those albums that never hit the radio.
Old 30th August 2005
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Now for the really scarey one. K.C. and the Sunshine Band.

Now that`s just shamefull. tutt
Old 30th August 2005
  #37
KC and the Sunshine Band

Quote:
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Now that`s just shamefull. tutt

Yah... they took all that was hip about 70's music...

... removed all of it and what was left was...
Old 30th August 2005
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Pantera- Far beyond Driven- I know it is stupid, but I don't care.
There is nothing stupid about Pantera or liking their music. tutt

Ok, maybe Pantera in the 80's, but come on everybody was doing it.
Old 30th August 2005
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There is something wrong with ABBA.

That has got to be some of the most horribly cheesy awfull Disco ever recorded.

Disco that has been completely refined and stripped of all Funk.

While I pretty much agree with your assessment of ABBA, I will opine that "Dancing Queen" is actually a pretty tune...it's just that the ABBA recording took that pretty tune and turned it into the Funk-less cheesey disco we're all familiar with.

4 or 5 years ago National Public Radio aired an interview with some American contemporary folk singer whose name I've unfortunately forgotten. He performed a couple tunes live in the studio, one of which was an unbelievably impassioned rendition of "Dancing Queen". It was all about heartache and growing pains and fragile youth...just a stunning performance, that really called attention to some lucious-without-being-contrived chord changes and a sweet keening melody.
Old 30th August 2005
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Glenn Campbell's version isn't my favorite, but it's a pretty good song.
Yeah, I think Johnny Cash pretty much nailed that one.

I also like Slayer's version of 'Ina Gadda Da Vida'. I think I have it on the 'Less Than Zero' soundtrack, but maybe it's originally from somewhere else.

Cat Stevens always sounds good to me.

I got that Gwen Stefani record, but it's soooo in your face sounding that I haven't been able to get through the whole thing yet. It made me realize that I really don't listen to too much new stuff, or at least new stuff that's sonically similar to this.

I'm tryin' though!
Old 30th August 2005
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Donna Summer / Giorgio Morroder

Glen Campbell / Jimmy Webb

Dione Warwick singing Burt

Build Me Up Buttercup

ABBA (and not just Dancin' Queen)

Gene Pitney (Isn't it a pity what a town without pity... ca-aa-a-an... deeeew)

Karen Carpenter (I still remember her on TV playing the drums and singing, eyes bulging out, singing like an angel)

I don't think of Elton as a guilty pleasure. Yellow/Madman/Don't Shoot just rocked.

Mark Farner singing, "We're an american baaaand"

Chocolate covered cherries...

theblue1 says...
Paper Lace -- The Night Chicago Died... this is it. This is, as far as I'm concerned, the pinnacle of 20th century commerical pop music. It takes the pop tradition of contrived, treacly pop, gives it a speedball up the backside and spews out a stream of cliches, gimmicks, musical parlour tricks, melodic quotations, sound effects, and lyrical plot devices that never gives out til the syrupy surprise ending. To paraphrase Eddie Cochran, it's really somethin' else.

This isn't the 1st time you've mentioned this song. I absolutely know where you're coming from on this. I haven't heard it since I was a kid but I remember it like yesterday. Corny is the new cool... thumbsup
Old 30th August 2005
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madonna : borderline, music
b. spears : hit me baby 1 more time
M Jackson : one day in my live
Pink floyd : about all they made, 'people' still looking funny when i put PF in the player, dunno why.

Remco
Old 30th August 2005
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That song by Lisa Lobe You say, I only hear what i want to.
Old 31st August 2005
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Rick James and James Brown...
Old 31st August 2005
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James?

A guilty pleasure?

I'll whup that funk into a lather on any rig with a play button straight up Main street, y'all.

James Brown is the mother****ing man, folks! Can't fake tha funk. Hunh! HAI!Good God, y'all.
Old 31st August 2005
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Ditto !
Old 31st August 2005
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uh,
roxette - especially the crashboombang thing record - i always pretend it belongs to my wife :D.
but aside the chart stuff there are really some very cool songs on it.
but i wouldn t admit that face to face to anyone
Old 31st August 2005
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1. 'Popcorn' Hot Butter

Love it and would really like to do a guitar instrumental version one day, amazing that it hasn't been redone techno-style yet.....
It's not in print anymore but Aphex Twin did a version of this back in the early 90's.
Old 31st August 2005
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'Nuther vote on Neil. ...have his boxset.

Judson Spence "Yeah, yeah, yeah"
4 Non Blondes "What's Up"
Gin Blossoms
Jim Stafford "Swamp Witch"

As I think about it.....dang, there are so many I'm beginning to think I'm near as cool as I thought I was.
Old 3rd September 2005
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I'm really diggin on Slim Whitman right now. Pretty spooky stuff. Super hip, though. Kinda hard to get the visuals from 'Mars Attacks' out of my head, though. When he gets to yodelin' with all that reverb and steel guitar, it's very far out.
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Old 3rd September 2005
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Here we go:

Barracuda - Heart :
Xanadu - Olivia Newton John
Senorita - Justin Timberlake
Old 4th September 2005
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Every once in a while I gotta put Motley Crue's "shout at the devil" in. Pretty rockin'.

I gotta second Pet Shop Boys, too. I've seen them in concert- twice.

I get some pretty funny looks when I bang out Erasure as well, but "The Innocents" is a good album, and "A Little Respect" is really a great song.
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