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Post by Brad » Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:25 pm

Honorio wrote: 1. TED NEELEY "Ghetsemane (I Just Want to Say)" (1973)
A song I discovered (and loved) when I was a child, before learning about tastes (and all the prejudices that come with learning). "Gethsemane" was the central piece of the musical "Jesus Christ Superstar" and it was written as a prayer from Jesus Christ to God expressing his doubts before his passion and crucifixion, with a strong emotional content ranging from fear to anger but ending with acceptance. The original version was part of a concept album released in 1970 and was sung by Ian Gillan of Deep Purple fame (this version still can be considered almost cool, you can listen to it here). But the one I like the most was sung by Ted Neeley for the 1973 motion picture. I know that those spine-tingling (or ridiculous, depending on the side you're on) falsettos from 2'25" to 3'25" are Gillan's but the part from 3'57" was the part when Neeley wins it for me. While Gillan's sticks to the melody of the first part Neeley makes an impressive transition from the defeated whisper of "now I'm sad and tired" to the final piercing growl of acceptance in "I will drink your cup of poison, nail me to your cross and break me." It's strange because despite my catholic upbringing now I consider myself an agnostic. But what can I do? This song still send me chills every time I revisit it. Verdict? Guilty, of course.
I saw Ted Neeley reprise his film role in a touring production of JCS in Philly sometime in the '90s - he still held his own!
I'm a big fan of the show/movie & it's music as has been noted elsewhere, and while I prefer the Gillan version, "Gethsemane (I Only Want to Say)" currently ranks at #2265 on my all-time list. No guilt here!

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Post by Live in Phoenix » Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:02 pm

Regardless of the final results (which will probably be all over the place), I'm enjoying the comments

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Post by DaveC » Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:28 pm

Well it's almost too embarrassing to mention that I noticed that nobody voted for "Ernie (The Fastest Milkman in the West)". So I'll try to get in a list in the next few days.

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Post by Toni » Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:26 pm

These are the guilty pleasures present on my AT top 500 list (sorry, I didn't participate in the songs poll, so I haven't posted my favorite songs list).
Probably I feel so guilty for loving the Jack Johnson track that I had totally forgotten to put it in my AT songs list, lol. Of course it deserves a top 150 spot!

1. Jamiroquai - Virtual Insanity (1996) - AT top 50
2. Corinne Bailey Rae - Put Your Records On (2006) - AT top 50
3. Daniel Powter - Bad Day (2005) - AT top 100
4. James Morrison - You Give Me Something (2006)
5. Jack Johnson - Good People (2005)
6. Jewel - Intuiton (2003)
7. CAKE - The Distance (1996)
8. Niel Cicierega - Crocodile Chop (2014)
9. Vanessa da Mata - Ai, Ai, Ai (2004)
10. The Fratellis - Whistle for the Choir (2006)
11. Vanessa da Mata (feat. Ben Harper) - Boa Sorte/Good Luck (2007)
12. Jason Mraz - I'm Yours (2008)
13. Roy Orbison - You Got It (1989)
14. Nelly Furtado - Promiscuous (2006)
15. John Denver & Placido Domingo - Perhaps Love (1981)
16. Smash Mouth - All Star (1999)
17. Bee Gees - Melody Fair (1969)
18. Maroon 5 - Sunday Morning (2004)
19. The Fray - Never Say Never (2009)
20. Caetano Veloso - Soy Loco Por Ti América (1967)
21. KT Tunstall - Other Side of the World (2004)
22. Eric Carmen - Hungry Eyes (1987)
23. Sixpence None the Richer - Kiss Me (1997)
24. The Lumineers - Ho Hey (2012)
25. Sublime - What I Got (1996)
26. Major Lazer & DJ Snake - Lean On (2015)
27. Cake - Never There (1998)
28. The Monkees - I'm a Believer (1966)

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Post by Toni » Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:34 pm

Also, I consider The Fratellis' "Costello Music" album a complete guilty pleasure in it's entirety. Any track from that album is so funny, and so silly, that it could deserve a spot here. Sure it is my favorite guilty pleasure of an album.

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Post by jamieW » Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:41 am

Obviously, these songs aren't in order of how much I like them. Rather, they're in a rough order of how ashamed I am at just how much I like them. (Example: "Until the End of Time" is so high because it's one of my all-time favorite songs; "Gangnam Style" is so high because I like it at all.) To complete my shame, I added my 1-10 rating after each song (and, as horrifying as it is to admit, there's nothing here that I give less than an 8).

101 | Any song by my beloved nu-metal faves: Nightwish; Within Temptation; Sirenia; Mushroomhead; Cold; Evanescence (except for "Bring Me to Life," which is well-known enough to feature above).
100 | Frank Stallone | Far From Over | 8
99 | The Pussycat Dolls F/ will.i.am | Beep | 8
98 | The Playmates | Beep Beep | 8
97 | Jim Stafford | Spiders & Snakes | 8
96 | Shania Twain | That Don't Impress Me Much | 8
95 | Tommy Roe | Dizzy | 8
94 | Mr. Big | To Be With You | 8
93 | Wang Chung | Everybody Have Fun Tonight | 8
92 | Right Said Fred | I'm Too Sexy | 8
91 | Timmy T | One More Try | 8
90 | Kriss Kross | Jump | 8
89 | Will Smith | Men in Black | 8
88 | Hilary Duff | Come Clean | 8
87 | The Newbeats | Bread and Butter | 8
86 | C + C Music Factory | Gonna Make You Sweat | 8
85 | Rockwell | Somebody's Watching Me | 8
84 | Georgia Satellites | Keep Your Hands to Yourself | 8
83 | Jessica Simpson | I Wanna Love You Forever | 8
82 | Creed | With Arms Wide Open | 8
81 | Lil Wayne | Prom Queen | 8
80 | Perry Como | Glendora | 8
79 | Stevie B | Because I Love You (The Postman Song) | 8
78 | Neil Sedaka | Laughter in the Rain | 9
77 | Walter Murphy | A Fifth of Beethoven | 9
76 | Darude | Sandstorm | 9
75 | Patrick Swayze | She's Like the Wind | 8
74 | LeAnn Rimes | Can't Fight the Moonlight | 9
73 | Ace of Base | Don't Turn Around | 8
72 | New Kids on the Block | Step By Step | 8
71 | Harry Chapin | Cat's in the Cradle | 9
70 | Styx | Babe | 9
69 | Lawrence Welk | Calcutta | 8
68 | The Partridge Family | I Think I Love You | 9
67 | Apollonia 6 | Sex Shooter | 9
66 | Thomas Dolby | She Blinded Me With Science | 9
65 | Eric Carmen | Hungry Eyes | 10
64 | Debbie Gibson | Foolish Beat | 10
63 | Eddie Murphy | With All I Know | 8
62 | Napoleon XIV | They're Coming to Take Me Away Ha-Haaa! | 9
61 | Boys Don't Cry | I Wanna Be a Cowboy | 9
60 | 3OH!3 | Don't Trust Me | 8
59 | Linkin Park | In the End | 9
58 | Barry Manilow | Could It Be Magic | 10
57 | Coverdale/Page | Take Me for a Little While | 10
56 | Loverboy | This Could Be the Night | 10
55 | Air Supply | Here I Am (Just When I Thought I Was Over You) | 9
54 | MC Hammer | U Can't Touch This | 8
53 | Anne Murray | Broken Hearted Me | 9
52 | Ricky Martin | Livin' La Vida Loca | 8
51 | Carpenters | Sweet Sweet Smile | 10
50 | Captain & Tennille | Love Will Keep Us Together | 9
49 | Bobby Goldsboro | Honey | 8
48 | Benny Mardones | Into the Night | 9
47 | Kajagoogoo | Too Shy | 9
46 | Sixx A.M. | Life Is Beautiful | 9
45 | Trixter | Surrender | 9
44 | Shakin' Stevens | Because I Love You | 10
43 | Nicolette Larson | Lotta Love | 10
42 | Tony Orlando & Dawn | Tie a Yellow Ribbon 'Round the Ole Oak Tree | 8
41 | Boz Scaggs | Look What You've Done to Me | 9
40 | Modern Talking | You Can Win If You Want | 10
39 | Styx | Too Much Time on My Hands | 10
38 | Evanescence | Bring Me to Life | 10
37 | Puddle of Mudd | Blurry | 10
36 | Ray Parker Jr. | Ghostbusters | 8
35 | Journey | Faithfully | 9
34 | Duran Duran | The Reflex | 9
33 | Animotion | Obsession | 9
32 | John Waite | These Times Are Hard for Lovers | 10
31 | The Archies | Sugar, Sugar | 9
30 | Bryan Adams | (Everything I Do) I Do It for You | 8
29 | Snow | Informer | 8
28 | Ylvis | The Fox | 8
27 | Psy | Gangnam Style | 8
26 | Meat Loaf | I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That) | 8
25 | David Seville | Bird on My Head | 8
24 | Kenny G | Songbird | 8
23 | The Knack | My Sharona | 9
22 | Marty Balin | Hearts | 9
21 | Pat Boone | Moody River | 8
20 | Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder | Ebony and Ivory | 8
19 | Milli Vanilli | Girl You Know It's True | 10
18 | Falco | Rock Me Amadeus | 10
17 | Richard Marx | Right Here Waiting | 10
16 | Olivia Newton-John | Physical | 10
15 | Steve Miller Band | Abracadabra | 9
14 | Backstreet Boys | Climbing the Walls | 10
13 | Trace Adkins | Honky Tonk Badonkadonk | 8
12 | Rod Stewart | Da Ya Think I'm Sexy? | 9
11 | Limp Bizkit | Rollin' | 8
10 | Vanilla Ice | Ice Ice Baby | 8
9 | Celine Dion | My Heart Will Go On | 10
8 | Foreigner | Until the End of Time | 10
7 | Terry Jacks | Seasons in the Sun | 8
6 | Nickelback | How You Remind Me | 9
5 | Starland Vocal Band | Afternoon Delight | 9
4 | Ted Nugent | Fred Bear | 8 (This one might not be here at all if he wasn't such a grade-A asshole. But then I also hate hunting, so there's that.)
3 | Styx | Mr. Roboto | 10
2 | Debby Boone | You Light Up My Life | 9
1 | Don Johnson | Heartbeat | 10

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Post by Father2TheMan » Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:39 am

Jirin wrote: 13. Squirrel Nut Zippers - Hell
I must be the only person still loving Swing Revival music with no guilt.
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Post by StevieFan13 » Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:10 am

Father2TheMan wrote:
Jirin wrote: 13. Squirrel Nut Zippers - Hell
I must be the only person still loving Swing Revival music with no guilt.
No you aren’t.
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Post by acroamor » Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:11 pm

When is the deadline for this?

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Post by DaveC » Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:21 pm

There are plenty of songs and artists listed above, and on my published lists, that I like but don’t feel guilty about. I found that I tend to expunge guilty thoughts from my mind so that guilty pleasures are forgotten. I don’t avoid putting guilty pleasure songs on my lists, I just don’t even think of them unless someone else mentions them. However, with a bit of effort I have bought at least a few to mind. I had difficulty with sequencing too. With some songs the guilt rather strangles the pleasure, for others, the pleasure nearly eclipses the guilt. Here goes.

1. Dana – All Kinds of Everything
Twee nursery rhyme and Eurovision winner. Perfection.

2. Andy Williams – Where Do I Begin
Schmaltz breaches my defences rather often, and Andy was the warlord of schmaltz.

3. Andy Williams – Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
4. Leonard Bernstein, West Side Story Cast - Somewhere
5. Boney M – Rivers of Babylon
6. Rolf Harris – Two Little Boys
7. Diana Ross- I’m Still Waiting
8. Sheena Easton – Morning Train
9. Clarence Carter – Patches
10. Zager & Evans- In the Year 2525
11. Kathy Kirby – Secret Love
12. The Seekers - Georgy Girl
13. Garry Glitter – Rock ‘n’ Roll (Part 2)
I purchased few 45’s, but this was one of them.

14. Nelly Furtado – I’m Like a Bird
15. The Archies – Sugar, Sugar
16. Aqua – Barbie Girl
17. 10cc – Deadlock Holiday
18. Rick Astley – Never Gonna Give You Up
19. Meat Loaf - Paradise by the Dashboard Light
20. Benny Hill – Ernie (The Fastest Milkman in the West)

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Post by Dexter » Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:09 am

acroamor wrote:When is the deadline for this?
How much time do you want?
As of now, there are only 13 lists submitted:
1. Jirin
2. StevieFan13
3. Live in Phoenix
4. andyd1010
5. panam
6. bonnielaurel
7. Red Ant
8. Honorio
9. luvulongTIM
10. Father2TheMan
11. Toni
12. jamieW
13. Dave C

If anybody else still plans to submit a list please inform this thread so that I'll have something to expect. Otherwise, I'll wait for acroamor's list and submit my own before rolling out the results.

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Post by Safetycat » Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:46 am

I'm putting together a list atm
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Post by acroamor » Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:15 pm

I struggled a little on how to write this, in that I refuse vehemently to feel guilty for liking any sort of music based on the music itself. I vaguely went with songs that some people might give me strange looks for liking? But it's hard to distinguish, because there are some people who'd give me strange looks for my deep loves of Taylor Swift and Blink-182 (who I both left off, so they wouldn't dominate the list) and there's others who'd give me strange looks for listening to say, 20 minute experimental electronic tracks.

1. We the Kings - Check Yes Juliet
2. Sum 41 - Fat Lip
3. The Mighty Mighty Bosstones - The Impression That I Get
4. Yellowcard - Ocean Avenue
5. LMFAO - Yes
6. John Mayer - Daughters (Trap Remix)
7. Lisa Frank 420 : Modern Computing
8. The Offspring - You're Gonna Go Far, Kid
9. Flobots - Handlebars
10. Smash Mouth - All Star
11. Maroon 5 - Sunday Morning
12. Sean Kingston - Beautiful Girls
13. Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse of the Heart
14. Richard Marx - Right Here Waiting
15. Boys Like Girls - The Great Escape
16. Weezer - Heart Songs
17. All-American Rejects - It Ends Tonight
18. Trapt - Headstrong
19. Sum 41 - In Too Deep
20. Duck Sauce - Barbra Streisand

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Post by Live in Phoenix » Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:04 pm

I don't think there will ever be a perfect definition. Is it good that "Total Eclipse of the Heart" will place highly? I doubt it sounded corny the year it came out, or a few years later (by which time the guiltier pleasures are usually classified). But some '80s music can sound kind of corny or like a guilty pleasure, a few decades later.

As far as dropping down either a hipster music or niche music or critics' music rabbit hole, I generally think it would take more than that (unless maybe you're a fan of the polka king of the Midwest). Typically I think of guilty pleasure music as something that potentially labels you as an extremely average and undiscerning music listener -- that you'll just listen to anything, and that you're maybe one of those idiots who can be blamed whenever some mediocre act gets ridiculously popular for a couple years. (Maybe these implications are why we only got so many submissions for this poll, ha ha.) I don't mind having some music like that in my playlist, though. Simple pleasures and all...

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Post by Dexter » Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:10 am

14 lists submitted, the latest coming from acroamor. I'm expecting Safetycat's list and my own for a total of 16 lists but hopefully more will come. Would be nice to at least hit 20. Maybe because it is associated with the feeling of "guilt" that this poll has a low turnout?

It's already been stated that this poll can be a challenge. Well, I guess spilling out that you like a certain song that's been thrashed in real life or by music critics can be a bold move. I for one admit to jamming to some Barry Manilow, Michael Bolton, and Diane Warren, but would not put them near an all-time poll.

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Post by woodymac » Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:53 pm

I can probably put together a list
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Post by Dexter » Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:29 am

woodymac wrote:I can probably put together a list
Cool! I will also wait for your list woodymac.

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Post by Safetycat » Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:11 am

My list, which is in some vague order of most to least embarrassing songs (but all of these are vaguely embarrassing or at least I am somewhat guilty with my enjoyment):

1. Can't Fight the Moonlight - LeAnn Rimes
2. Wild Wild West - Will Smith
3. It's the Incredible - Fast Crew - This is a kiwi rap group from the mid-2000's and they are both dreadful and hilarious
4. Don't Trust Me - 3OH!3
5. I Got - Fast Crew
6. Cool Patrol - Ninja Sex Party
7. Party of Three - Ninja Sex Party
8. Common People - William Shatner - This cover is really good, and is here entirely due to the identity of the artist.
9. I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
10. You're Beautiful - James Blunt
11. Boat Drinks - Jimmy Buffett
12. Banana Man - Tally Hall
13. Wicked Game - HIM
14. Hot Mess - Cobra Starship
15. Beating Heart Baby - Head Automatica
16. Mambo No. 5 - Lou Bega
17. Dr Jones - Aqua
18. My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion
19. Never Going to Give You Up - Rick Astley
20. Uncle John From Jamaica - Vengaboys
21. It's Five O'Clock Somewhere - Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett
22. Mr Saxobeat - Alexandra Stan
23. Chihuahua - DJ BoBo
24. Addicted - Saving Abel
25. Why Don't You Get A Job? - The Offspring
26. One Week - Barenaked Ladies
27. Moonshine - Akon and Savage
28. Right Round - Flo Rida
29. Hollaback Girl - Gwen Stefani
30. Word Up! - Korn
31. We No Speak Americano - Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP
32. Livin' La Vida Loca - Ricky Martin
33. Haven't Met You Yet - Michael Buble
34. Not Many - Scribe
35. Barbra Streisand - Duck Sauce
36. Photograph - Nickelback
37. Don't Hold Back - The Potbelleez
38. High - James Blunt
39. 1985 - Bowling for Soup
40. Life is a Rollercoaster - Ronan Keating
41. Dirty Little Secret - All American Rejects
42. I Miss You - Blink-182
43. Undertale - Toby Fox
44. Smooth Criminal - Alien Ant Farm
45. Patience - Take That
46. Barbie Girl - Aqua
47. Kiss Me - Sixpence None the Richer
48. No Surprise - Daughtry
49. Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
50. Holding Out For A Hero - Jennifer Saunders, Shrek 2
51. Smooth - Santana ft. Rob Thomas
52. Closing Time - Semisonic
53. Lollipop - Mika
54. Pure Shores - All Saints
55. Welcome Home - Dave Dobbyn
56. All That She Wants - Ace of Base
57. Rhythm is a Dancer - Snap!
58. Rasputin - Boney M.
59. Reach - S Club 7
60. We Gon Ride - Dei Hamo - this should probably be higher but I remembered it right as I was about to post. Another NZ Hip-Hop act.
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Post by Neil » Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:49 pm

1 Barry Manilow / Looks Like We Made It
2 Fergie / Big Girls Don’t Cry
3 Marina and the Diamonds / I'm A Ruin
4 Bachelor Number One / Summertime
5 Adele / Don't You Remember
6 4 In the Morning / Gwen Stefani
7 Cathy Dennis / Too Many Walls
8 Michael Buble / Home
9 Bette Middler / Friends
10 Cyndi Lauper / into the Nighlife
11 Augustana / Boston
12 Madonna / Forbidden Love
13 Michael Buble / Lost
14 Nicolette Laron / Lotta Love
15 Justin Bieber / Sorry
16 Goldfrapp / Number One
17 Paul McCrane / Dogs in the Yard
18 Marina and the Diamonds / I Am Not A Robot
19 Marina and the Diamonds / Primadonna
20 Araina Grande / Love Me Harder
21 Seether / Rise Above This
22 Edward Maya and Vicka Jugulina / Stereo Love
23 Will Young / Who Am I?
24 Gwendolyn and the Goodtime Gang / Freedom of the Heart
25 Collective Soul / No More, No Less
26 Leona Lewis / Bleeding Love
27 Madonna / Joan of Arc
28 Harper Simon / Wishes and Stars
29 Sean Kingston / Fire Burning
30 Spice Girls / Goodbye
31 Savage Garden / Universe
32 Olivia Newton John / Hopelessley Devoted To You
33 Ronan Keating / Life Is A Rollercoaster
34 One Direction / little Things
35 Katy Perry / The One That Got Away
36 Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman / Come What May
37 Lifehouse / Whatever it Takes
38 Mac Davis / Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me
39 Captain and Tenille / Do That To Me One More Time
40 Robbie Williams / Strong
41 Leo Sayer / When I Need You
42 3OH!3 / Don't Trust Me
43 John Denver / I'm Sorry
44 Katy Perry / TGIF Last Friday Night
45 Connie Francis / My Heart Has A Mind of Its Own
46 Marina and the Diamonds / Obsessions
47 Kes$a / We R Who We R
48 Aqua / Barbie Girl
49 Jennifer Lopez / If You Had My Love
50 Stickwitu / Pussycat Dolls
51 Mariah Carey / Touch my Body
52 Mandy Moore / Mommy Don' t Drink me to Bed
53 KC and the Sunshine Band / Boogie Shoes
54 Phil Collins / Do You Remember
55 David Soul / Don't Give Up On Us
56 Fergie / Glamorous
57 Lobo / I'd Love You to Want Me
58 Shania Twain / I'm Gonna Getcha Good
59 Dido / Life for Rent
60 98 Degrees / The Hardest Thing
61 Cher / Believe
62 Carly Simon / Jesse
63 Madonna / Superstar
64 Asia / Heat of the Moment
65 Britney Spears / Hold It Against Me
66 Roxette / Joyride
67 Ashley Parker Angel / Let U Go
68 Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam / Lost in Emotion
69 David Gates / The Goodbye Girl
70 Robert John / Sad Eyes
71 Ed Sheerhan / Thinking Out Loud
72 DeBarge / Time Will Reveal
73 Greyson Chance / Waiting Outside the Lines
74 Olivian Newton John / A Little More Love
75 Starland Vocal Band / Afternoon Delight
76 Glee Cast / Defying Gravity
77 Lionel Richie / Hello
78 Amy Grant and Vince Gill / House of Love
79 Katy Perry / I Kissed a Girl
80 Bon Jovi / I'll Be There For You
81 Gwen Stefani / Make Me Like You
82 Celine Dion / One Heart
83 Leona Lewis / Run
84 Imagine Dragons / Shots
85 Buckcherry / Sorry
86 Olivia Newton John and John Travolta / Summer Nights
87 Olivia Newton John and John Travolta / You're The One That I Want
88 Samantha Mumba / Don't Need You To Tell Me
89 Lady Gaga / Eh Eh, Nothing Else I Can Say
90 Sugar Ray / Every Morning
91 Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam / Head to Toe
92 Susan Boyle / I Dreamed a Dream
93 Savage Garden / I knew I Loved You
94 Kelly Osbourne / One Word
95 Kid Rock / God Only Knows Why
96 Whigfield / Saturday Night
97 Celine Dion / The Power of Love
98 Britney Spears / Unusual You
99 Katy Perry / Ur So Gay
100 Helen Reddy / Angie Baby

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Post by Live in Phoenix » Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:08 pm

I can blow mine up to 100, in a day or two.

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Post by woodymac » Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:31 am

Dexter wrote:
woodymac wrote:I can probably put together a list
Cool! I will also wait for your list woodymac.
I'll definitely have it in by this weekend. Not likely before then though.
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Post by Live in Phoenix » Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:35 pm

This is an updated version of the entire list, in the wake of my top 1,000 songs submission.

1. Belinda Carlisle – Heaven Is a Place on Earth (#36 all-time)

2. Stevie Wonder – I Just Called to Say I Love You (#283)
Stevie Wonder gets sappy? Damn, what are they going to think of next?

3. Bette Midler - From a Distance (#333)

4. Whitesnake – Here I Go Again (#345)

5. Sir Mix-a-Lot – Baby Got Back (#372)
I remember this got over big at a college theatre gathering, over 10 years after the song came out. And it also got over a few years later as a coffeehouse performance. Both times it was sung/lip-synched by a woman, directed at a woman. It has aged much better than I would have thought in 1992.

6. Night Ranger – Sister Christian (#478)

7. Celine Dion – If You Asked Me To (#504)

8. Kenny G – Songbird (#737)

9. Herman’s Hermits – I’m into Something Good (#745)

10. Crash Test Dummies – Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm (#773)

11. Amy Grant – Baby Baby (#876)

12. Debbie Gibson – Lost in Your Eyes (#925)

13. Color Me Badd – All 4 Love (#977)
I despise almost all boy-band music. This really isn’t that bad. The melody seems to show up at one point in “Blurred Lines.”

14. Milli Vanilli – Girl You Know It’s True (#985)
Allmusic review of the album, 3 stars out of 5: “with dance-pop…artificiality is the name of the game, and that’s what is good about it … [the album] sounds like something [a computer] wrote on its own accord … it’s hard to imagine why there was such a fuss about an album so transparent, lightweight, and intentionally disposable.” Really, the whole album review is a perfect manifesto for this poll.

15. Vanilla Ice – Ice Ice Baby (#994)
I’ve been meaning to rap this song in its entirety as an answering machine message to somebody.

16. R.E.M. – Shiny Happy People

17. Britney Spears – Toxic
I would argue that this is not fundamentally different from the usual Britney Spears fare, just catchier.

18. MC Hammer – U Can’t Touch This
God, remember before rap had credibility, and this and Vanilla Ice were perfectly acceptable?

19. Loverboy – Working for the Weekend

20. Richard Marx – Hazard

21. Snow - Informer

22. Jewel – Standing Still

23. Jewel - Hands

24. Billy Ray Cyrus - Achy Breaky Heart

25. REO Speedwagon – Keep on Loving You

26. Spin Doctors – Two Princes

27. Paula Abdul – Blowing Kisses in the Wind

28. Wham! – Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go

29. Rick Derringer - Real American [i.e., Hulk Hogan's entrance music]

30. Stan Bush - The Touch

31. Rod Stewart - Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?

32. Europe – The Final Countdown

33. Huey Lewis and the News - Heart and Soul

34. Journey - Don’t Stop Believin’

35. Genesis - Invisible Touch
My 5th grade choir teacher, what passed for one, had us sing pop hits of the general era. A fair amount of the songs here are due to grade school, or a choir class or two.

36. The Beach Boys - Kokomo

37. Def Leppard – Pour Some Sugar on Me

38. Rascal Flatts – What Hurts the Most

39. The Black Eyed Peas – Let’s Get Retarded/It Started
On a rare occasion I went to a club, and they had a not-very-dressed Latina lady dancing to this song on a platform, and...uh, I guess I'm saying that this song sort of bribed its way onto my list with this good memory.

40. Joe Esposito - You're the Best Around

41. Joey Scarbury - Theme from The Greatest American Hero (Believe It or Not)

42. Katy Perry - Dark Horse

43. Barenaked Ladies - One Week

44. Men Without Hats - Safety Dance

45. Alien Ant Farm - Smooth Criminal

46. Katy Perry - The One That Got Away

47. Fergie - Glamorous

48. Club Nouveau - Lean on Me

49. Billy Joel – Uptown Girl

50. The Monkees - I’m a Believer

51. Boston - More Than a Feeling

52. Survivor - Burning Heart

53. Richard Marx - Hold On To The Nights

54. Meghan Trainor – All About That Bass

55. Chumbawumba – Tubthumper

56. Maroon 5 – Moves like Jagger

57. Milli Vanilli – Girl I’m Gonna Miss You

58. a-ha - Take On Me

59. Los Del Rio - Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)

60. Archies - Sugar, Sugar

61. C+C Music Factory - Gonna Make You Sweat

62. Christopher Cross - Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)

63. Meat Loaf - I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)
I still don't know how Meat Loaf, dead center in the grunge era, came from nowhere and hit #1 with a ten-minute song which is mostly him just singing the title, (and then went back to nowhere).

64. Spin Doctors - Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong

65. Semisonic - Closing Time

66. John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John - We Go Together

67. Kriss Kross – Jump

68. OneRepublic - Counting Stars

69. Sugar Ray - Every Morning

70. John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John - Summer Nights

71. Extreme – Hole Hearted

72. Duran Duran - The Reflex
Arguably, Duran Duran's whole career was a guilty pleasure, and they were just a boy band unusually influenced by the likes of Bowie and Roxy Music. I know what you think. You think I'm a corporate asshole, that I don't appreciate pop culture. Man, that's not true -- when I wanna blow off steam, I crack open a Tab, I put on some Duran Duran, I play Robotron!

73. Pat Boone – Moody River

74. Extreme – More Than Words

75. Kenny Loggins - I'm Alright (Theme from "Caddyshack")

76. Chicago – Saturday in the Park

77. Bloodhound Gang – The Bad Touch

78. Bobby McFerrin – Don’t Worry, Be Happy

79. New Kids on the Block - You Got It (The Right Stuff)

80. REO Speedwagon - Take It on the Run

81. Ace of Base - The Sign

82. Gary Lewis & the Playboys - This Diamond Ring

83. Nicki Minaj - Super Bass

84. John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band - On the Dark Side
Is this like a name you come up with when you don’t think your band is gonna make it?

85. AKB48 – Koi Suru Fortune Cookie
What a wretched song. How dare this song exist. But it’s pretty catchy.

86. Lit - My Own Worst Enemy

87. Mr. Big – To Be with You
This is what I get for not jumping on the grunge bandwagon quickly in '92.

88. Kiss - Beth

89. Wings - Silly Love Songs

90. Rupert Holmes - Escape (The Pina Colada Song)

91. Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up

92. Olivia Newton John and John Travolta - You're The One That I Want

93. Olivia Newton-John - Hopelessly Devoted to You

94. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Count On Us

95. Jennifer Lopez - If You Had My Love

96. Damn Yankees - Where You Goin' Now
Part 2: This is what I get for not jumping on the grunge bandwagon quickly in '92.

97. Sheena Easton - Morning Train (Nine to Five)

98. Vanilla Ice - Rosta Man
God, what kind of day is it when I'm putting a Vanilla Ice album track on a best-of list?

99. Timmy T – One More Try

100. Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch - Good Vibrations

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woodymac wrote:I'll definitely have it in by this weekend. Not likely before then though.
Sure. This weekend then.
Live in Phoenix wrote:This is an updated version of the entire list, in the wake of my top 1,000 songs submission.
Noted.
Honorio wrote:I will begin with a Top 10 but probably I'll get to post a Top 25 later.
Still planning to submit a Top 25?

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Post by Rob » Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:32 am

Live in Phoenix wrote: 72. Duran Duran - The Reflex
Arguably, Duran Duran's whole career was a guilty pleasure, and they were just a boy band unusually influenced by the likes of Bowie and Roxy Music. I know what you think. You think I'm a corporate asshole, that I don't appreciate pop culture. Man, that's not true -- when I wanna blow off steam, I crack open a Tab, I put on some Duran Duran, I play Robotron!
Ooh, references.
I don't hate Duran Duran, but one of the most absurd and oddly scary notions of Ready Player One is that in that film's (and I guess novel's) future Duran Duran, of all bands, has become the standard of authenticity and seems to have replaced The Beatles as the most important band of all time.

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Post by Honorio » Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:14 pm

Dexter wrote:
Honorio wrote:I will begin with a Top 10 but j I'll get to post a Top 25 later.
Still planning to submit a Top 25?
Sorry, I forgot about that. Well, I suppose I could come with a Top 25. But now I’m on my way to Budapest, I’ll be there until Sunday on a Congress and I won’t have time to do it this weekend. If you can wait until Monday I could send a list. By the way, is there any forum member living in Budapest?

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Honorio wrote:If you can wait until Monday I could send a list.
I can wait since there's a list or two also coming up this weekend. Enjoy Budapest, the view by the Danube at night is very lovely.
Live in Phoenix wrote: 35. Genesis - Invisible Touch
My 5th grade choir teacher, what passed for one, had us sing pop hits of the general era. A fair amount of the songs here are due to grade school, or a choir class or two.
...
39. The Black Eyed Peas – Let’s Get Retarded/It Started
On a rare occasion I went to a club, and they had a not-very-dressed Latina lady dancing to this song on a platform, and...uh, I guess I'm saying that this song sort of bribed its way onto my list with this good memory.

Same here, the guilty pleasure songs stuck because they're associated with an event (school presentation, graduation, first concert, first to learn on guitar) or a girl (crush, fling, dated, GF).

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Post by Live in Phoenix » Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:12 pm

Rob wrote:
Live in Phoenix wrote: 72. Duran Duran - The Reflex
Arguably, Duran Duran's whole career was a guilty pleasure, and they were just a boy band unusually influenced by the likes of Bowie and Roxy Music. I know what you think. You think I'm a corporate asshole, that I don't appreciate pop culture. Man, that's not true -- when I wanna blow off steam, I crack open a Tab, I put on some Duran Duran, I play Robotron!
Ooh, references.
I don't hate Duran Duran, but one of the most absurd and oddly scary notions of Ready Player One is that in that film's (and I guess novel's) future Duran Duran, of all bands, has become the standard of authenticity and seems to have replaced The Beatles as the most important band of all time.
I didn't really like the movie, so I don't know if I was just looking for surface amusement at that point, but I thought those lines were hilarious -- here were are, about 30 years into the future, and everyone's running around obsessed with one's guy hipster sense from like, late 1982. Back then, a little before my time (my first music memories are a couple years later), I guess Duran Duran and MTV could have seemed like a bold changing of the guard from '70s-styled radio, for a brief, shining moment. (Trivia note: A couple years before Spielberg's long-standing, multi-Oscar-winning cinematographer shot Schindler's List, he shot Vanilla Ice's shitty film attempt, Cool as Ice!)

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Post by Rob » Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:25 pm

Live in Phoenix wrote:
Rob wrote:
Live in Phoenix wrote: 72. Duran Duran - The Reflex
Arguably, Duran Duran's whole career was a guilty pleasure, and they were just a boy band unusually influenced by the likes of Bowie and Roxy Music. I know what you think. You think I'm a corporate asshole, that I don't appreciate pop culture. Man, that's not true -- when I wanna blow off steam, I crack open a Tab, I put on some Duran Duran, I play Robotron!
Ooh, references.
I don't hate Duran Duran, but one of the most absurd and oddly scary notions of Ready Player One is that in that film's (and I guess novel's) future Duran Duran, of all bands, has become the standard of authenticity and seems to have replaced The Beatles as the most important band of all time.
I didn't really like the movie, so I don't know if I was just looking for surface amusement at that point, but I thought those lines were hilarious -- here were are, about 30 years into the future, and everyone's running around obsessed with one's guy hipster sense from like, late 1982. Back then, a little before my time (my first music memories are a couple years later), I guess Duran Duran and MTV could have seemed like a bold changing of the guard from '70s-styled radio, for a brief, shining moment. (Trivia note: A couple years before Spielberg's long-standing, multi-Oscar-winning cinematographer shot Schindler's List, he shot Vanilla Ice's shitty film attempt, Cool as Ice!)
The movie is okay, but I remember when seeing the trailer beforehand and being confused about this vision of the future. In a few decades teenagers will be obsessed with 80's hits, movies and games? Why? The actual film gives this some context that sort of works, but a future in which previous slick commercial products are a sign of rebellion and ultimate imagination is odd at least. Not one I would like to live in myself and that's not even because almost everything looks like a ghetto.

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Post by Live in Phoenix » Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:36 pm

Rob wrote: The movie is okay, but I remember when seeing the trailer beforehand and being confused about this vision of the future. In a few decades teenagers will be obsessed with 80's hits, movies and games? Why? The actual film gives this some context that sort of works, but a future in which previous slick commercial products are a sign of rebellion and ultimate imagination is odd at least. Not one I would like to live in myself and that's not even because almost everything looks like a ghetto.
I otherwise didn't care very much to be bombarded by pop culture references, anymore than I do by animated films. And I could never really get over the film's premise. (The world's a mess, and you motherfuckers are all playing video games?)

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Post by woodymac » Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:06 am

Just a preface, I'm not actually embarrassed by any of these (except for maybe a couple). I just tried to choose songs that the pretentious music listener might scoff at.

Rank | Artist | Title
1 | David Gray | Babylon
2 | Thompson Twins | Hold Me Now
3 | John Mayer | No Such Thing
4 | Sheryl Crow | Soak Up The Sun
5 | Smash Mouth | Walkin' On The Sun
6 | Toto | Africa
7 | Daryl Hall & John Oates | Maneater
8 | Sheryl Crow | All I Wanna Do
9 | Lipps Inc. | Funkytown
10 | Men At Work | Down Under
11 | INXS | Need You Tonight
12 | Vanessa Carlton | A Thousand Miles
13 | Kanye West | Lift Yourself
14 | Culture Club | Karma Chameleon
15 | Nelly Furtado ft. Timbaland | Promiscuous
16 | Korn | Freak On A Leash
17 | Jack Johnson | Sitting, Waiting, Wishing
18 | DMX | X Gon' Give It To Ya
19 | Neil Diamond | Sweet Caroline
20 | Earth, Wind & Fire | September
21 | Digital Underground | The Humpty Dance
22 | Harvey Danger | Flagpole Sitta
23 | The Calling | Wherever You Will Go
24 | Nelly Furtado | I'm Like A Bird
25 | Fine Young Cannibals | She Drives Me Crazy
26 | Santana ft. Seal | You Are My Kind
27 | The Outfield | Your Love
28 | John Denver | Take Me Home, Country Roads
29 | Jimmy Buffett | Margaritaville
30 | Corey Hart | Sunglasses At Night
31 | The-Dream | Rockin' That Sh**
32 | Kenny Loggins | I'm Alright (Theme From “Caddyshack”)
33 | T-Pain ft. Yung Joc | Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin')
34 | Lenny Kravitz | Fly Away
35 | Drake | Hotline Bling
36 | Chumbawamba | Tubthumping
37 | Christina Aguilera | Beautiful
38 | Lil Wayne ft. Cory Gunz | 6 Foot 7 Foot
39 | Journey | Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)
40 | Howie Day | Collide
41 | Tiny Tim | Livin' In The Sunlight, Lovin' In The Moonlight
42 | Lady Gaga | Just Dance
43 | DMX | Where The Hood At
44 | Dean Martin | That's Amore
45 | Spin Doctors | Two Princes
46 | Spandau Ballet | True
47 | The-Dream | Shawty Is Da Shit
48 | Mariah Carey | All I Want For Christmas Is You
49 | Annie Lennox | Walking On Broken Glass
50 | Natasha Bedingfield | Unwritten
51 | Nickelback | How You Remind Me
52 | Billy Crystal & John Goodman | If I Didn't Have You (from The “Monsters Inc.” soundtrack)
53 | Tommy Tutone | 867-5309 / Jenny
54 | Mumford & Sons | Little Lion Man
55 | Jimmy Eat World | The Middle
56 | Zac Brown Band | Chicken Fried
57 | Rusted Root | Send Me On My Way
58 | Paula Abdul | Straight Up
59 | The Kinks | Father Christmas
60 | Rick Springfield | Jessie's Girl
61 | Tal Bachman | She's So High
62 | Frankie Goes To Hollywood | Relax
63 | Santana ft. Rob Thomas | Smooth
64 | Falco | Rock Me Amadeus
65 | Tom Jones | What's New Pussycat
66 | Tom Jones | It's Not Unusual
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Post by Dexter » Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:26 am

woodymac wrote:Just a preface, I'm not actually embarrassed by any of these (except for maybe a couple). I just tried to choose songs that the pretentious music listener might scoff at.
Fair enough, thank you for the list. I'll be posting my list as well before the end of the day and then wait for Honorio's list before releasing the results, shouldn't take long to tabulate the results. Any other lists submitted in the meantime are still welcomed. I hope to finish the roll-out by the end of the week to make way for the AMF Songs poll results.
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8. Ace of Base- Lucky Love
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24. Ace of Base- Lucky Love
Duplicate or you meant for another Ace of Base song?

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Post by phil » Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:55 pm

Highest songs are a combination of level of “guiltiness” and how much I like them - probably with a little more weight to the guilt factor. Put together with a lot less science than that implies. All songs have a minimum rating (of mine) of “Great” or higher to be listed.

1 | Marky Mark & The Funky Bunch | Good Vibrations
2 | Color Me Badd | All 4 Love
3 | Belinda Carlisle | Leave A Light On
4 | Boyz II Men | End Of The Road
5 | Roxette | Fading like A Flower
6 | 3 Doors Down | Kryptonite
7 | Donna Lewis | I Love You Always Forever
8 | Kid Rock & Sheryl Crow | Picture
9 | Jann Arden | Insensitive
10 | Mariah Carey | Love Takes Time
11 | Shakira | Whenever, Wherever
12 | Huey Lewis & The News & Gwyneth Paltrow | Cruisin'
13 | Taylor Swift | You Belong With Me
14 | Crazy Town | Butterfly
15 | Britney Spears | Toxic
16 | 4PM | Sukiyaki
17 | Wet Wet Wet | Love Is All Around
18 | Patty Smyth | Sometimes Love Just Ain't Enough
19 | Joshua Kadison | Jessie
20 | Bon Jovi | Always
21 | Bryan Adams | (Everything I Do) I Do It for You
22 | Roxette | Spending My Time
23 | Shanice | I Love Your Smile
24 | Belinda Carlisle | Summer Rain
25 | Extreme | More Than Words
26 | La Bouche | Be My Lover
27 | Bryan Adams | Heaven
28 | Euphoria | Love You Right
29 | Lisa Loeb | Stay I Missed You
30 | Vanilla Ice | Ice Ice Baby
31 | Taylor Swift | Love Story
32 | Vanessa Williams | Save The Best For Last
33 | Snow | Informer
34 | Snap! | Rhythm Is a Dancer (Original Mix)
35 | Black Eyed Peas | Shut Up
36 | 4 Non Blondes | What's Up
37 | Rednex | Cotton Eye Joe
38 | Mr. Big | To Be With You
39 | Sister Hazel | All For You
40 | The Offspring | Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)
41 | Jessica Simpson | Irresistible
42 | Rihanna | Unfaithful
43 | Indecent Obsession | Kiss Me
44 | Richard Marx | Right Here Waiting
45 | Mariah Carey | One Sweet Day
46 | Roxette | It Must Have Been Love
47 | East 17 | It's Alright
48 | Belinda Carlisle | Do You Feel Like I Feel?
49 | Merril Bainbridge | Mouth
50 | Whigfield | Sexy Eyes
51 | Sixpence None The Richer | Kiss Me
52 | Spin Doctors | Two Princes
53 | Unique II | Break My Stride
54 | Amy Grant | Every Heartbeat
55 | Eve 6 | Inside Out
56 | Fuel | Shimmer
57 | All-4-One | I Swear
58 | Chaka Demus & Pliers | Tease Me
59 | Crash Test Dummies | Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm
60 | UB40 | Can't Help Falling In Love
61 | Joshua Kadison | Beautiful In My Eyes
62 | Tina Arena | Chains
63 | Toni Braxton | Breathe Again
64 | Silverchair | Tomorrow
65 | Coolio | Fantastic Voyage
66 | Ace Of Base | Don't Turn Around
67 | Me First And The Gimme Gimmes | It's Raining on Prom Night
68 | Blink-182 | The Party Song
69 | Boyz II Men | On Bended Knee
70 | Belinda Carlisle | In Too Deep
71 | Matchbox Twenty | Push
72 | Savage Garden | I Want You
73 | Mumford & Sons | The Cave
74 | Spice Girls | Say You'll Be There
75 | Eve 6 | Open Road Song
76 | Goo Goo Dolls | Iris
77 | Chumbawamba | Tubthumping
78 | Paula Cole | I Don't Want To Wait (Album Version)
79 | Zebrahead | Get Back
80 | Oleander | Why I'm Here
81 | Blink-182 | All The Small Things
82 | Madonna | Music
83 | Vanessa Carlton | A Thousand Miles
84 | Emma | Maybe
85 | Rihanna | Pon de Replay
86 | Plain White T's | Hey There Delilah (New Version)
87 | Ariana Grande | Problem (feat. Iggy Azalea)
88 | Bryan Adams | Please Forgive Me
89 | Simply Red | If You Don't Know Me By Now
90 | Carly Rae Jepsen | Cut to the Feeling
91 | Weezer | The Greatest Man That Ever Lived (Variations On a Shaker Hymn)
92 | Mumford & Sons | Little Lion Man
93 | MC Hammer | U Can't Touch This
94 | Kris Kross | Jump
95 | Muse | Neutron Star Collision (Love is Forever)
96 | Rod Stewart | Have I Told You Lately
97 | Paula Abdul | My Love Is For Real
98 | KT Tunstall | Suddenly I See
99 | En Vogue | My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)
100 | Toto | Africa

I’ll leave you with some sample lyrics:
* The vibrations good like Sunkist / Many wanna know who done this / Marky Mark and I'm here to move you
* Like Boyz II Men I'm on bended knee / Loving you, not like your brother, aw yeah / I wanna be your lover
* I'm serious as cancer, when I say rhythm is a dancer
* Lucky that my breasts are small and humble, so you don't confuse them with mountains
* Come come my lady / You're my butterfly, sugar baby / Such a sexy, sexy pretty little thing / Fierce nipple pierce you got me sprung with your tongue ring

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Post by Dexter » Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:19 pm

Thanks phil! With your addition, I think I could do a top 200 roll-out.

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Post by Honorio » Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:26 pm

1. TED NEELEY "Ghetsemane (I Just Want to Say)" (1973). Yeah, Brad, no guilt here!
2. ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA "Xanadu" (2000)
3. CLAUDIO BAGLIONI "Sabato pomeriggio" (1975)
4. STOCKARD CHANNING "There Are Worse Things I Could Do" (1978)
5. CULTURE CLUB "Victims" (1983)
6. KEANE "Everybody's Changing" (2003)
7. BECK "Everybody's Got to Learn Sometime" (2004)
8. ELVIS COSTELLO "She" (1999)
9. DAMIEN RICE "Amie" (2002)
10. JOSÉ EL FRANCÉS con la colaboración especial de NIÑA PASTORI y VICENTE AMIGO "Ya no quiero tu querer" (1999)
(see comments for this Top 10 on the previous page of this thread)

11. CAKE "I Will Survive" (1996). Not a guilty pleasure in my book at all (I think it's a terrific cover -with splendid bass line and vocals- of an already wonderful original) but I've seen it in other lists on this thread while not many people voted for it on the 1996 poll (only Rob put it at #2). Moreover I'm glad to see that this cover is gaining some acclaim recently (it's actually #16 on the great TrebleZine list of best covers ever).
12. RICCARDO COCCIANTE "Margherita" (1976). Italian melodramatic ballads Part 2
13. PAUL McCARTNEY & WINGS "Mull of Kintyre" (1977). What can I do? I got goosebumps every time the pipes enter…
14. HAIR (ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST) "The Flesh Failures/Let the Sunshine In" (1968). An impressionable 14-years-old Honorio was moved to tears by the last scene of the Milos Forman's movie "Hair." Now I prefer the 1968 original.
15. ART GARFUNKEL "99 Miles from L.A." (1975). Some years ago I was listening to the song while I was on the computer and my wife and I began to argue (I don't remember why exactly but probably it was the same as always: too much time on the computer). Suddenly my daughter began to weep softly. "Why are you crying, my darling?" "Well, sob, mum and you are arguing. And the song is so sad…"

16. CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG "Our House" (1970)
17. SUPERTRAMP "Hide in Your Shell" (1974)
18. FEIST "Inside and Out" (2004)
19. SPICE GIRLS "Say You'll Be There" (1996)
20. FRANKIE VALLI "Grease" (1978)
21. ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA "Shine a Little Love" (1979)
22. HAIRCUT 100 "Love Plus One" (1982)
23. SPANDAU BALLET "Gold" (1983)
24. ROBERTO CARLOS "À distância" (1972)
25. THE BEE GEES "Run to Me" (1972)
26. PAUL McCARTNEY & WINGS "My Love" (1973)

Mmm, most of them from the seventies, the times of my childhood when I didn't know what a music critic was…

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Post by Live in Phoenix » Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:40 pm

Honorio wrote: 15. ART GARFUNKEL "99 Miles from L.A." (1975). Some years ago I was listening to the song while I was on the computer and my wife and I began to argue (I don't remember why exactly but probably it was the same as always: too much time on the computer). Suddenly my daughter began to weep softly. "Why are you crying, my darling?" "Well, sob, mum and you are arguing. And the song is so sad…"

15. CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG "Our House" (1970)
Honorio, would you like to make your list a top 26?

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Post by Honorio » Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:43 pm

Oops, it was a mistake but OK, leave "My Love" as #26

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Post by Jirin » Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:42 pm

Father2TheMan wrote:
Jirin wrote: 13. Squirrel Nut Zippers - Hell
I must be the only person still loving Swing Revival music with no guilt.
It’s not guilty because it’s swing, it’s guilty because of campy lyrics.

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Post by Rob » Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:42 pm

At last I made a list. I never knew if I would make it. I kept putting it off because 1. I didn’t have any list resembling this ready, nor an overview of songs I consider guilty pleasure; and 2. I wanted to write something for each entry and never found the time. I pulled through today though, even if I wanted to continue the Album playlist project, which I put to the side for this day. I only had time for 10 written entries. Perhaps I do the others later this week. We’ll see. Forgive me for some spelling mistakes; I had to post this today for the deadline and didn’t have time to proofread.

Like many I struggled with the term guilty pleasure. Which do I consider? Perhaps people look at my top 1000 and see songs they would think of a fitting the term, but I don’t. For me, the song must have some obvious badness to it, yet this doesn’t diminish my love to it and sometimes strengthen it. It must make me feel stupid for listening to it, but leave me helpless regardless. Pretty much all these songs are overdone in one way of another, and most have ridiculous or at least silly lyrics.

There are songs mentioned by others that I love unironically and underline the difference between songs I list myself and which I don’t consider. Toto’s Africa appears a few time in this topic. I agree that a lot of Toto is guilty pleasure material, but not Africa, which I see as a sincerely good song. Your mileage may vary however.

Lastly, I don’t think I’m much of a guilty pleasure person. There are few I can like in this sort of way, so around 17 I already feel like the songs are becoming somewhat good. The ranking here is also different than my top 1000 songs – if applicable, as I wanted the list to reflect a sort of guilt/ pleasure ratio.

1. Jason Paige – Pokémon Theme
An easy number 1. This song is ridiculous. It basically contains a grown-up guy singing/ shouting passionately like you would expect from a schmaltzy rock ballad of the eighties and nineties. But most of those ballads have “normal” bad lyrics. Overstatements of love and loneliness and stuff like that. This one is in another league altogether, as Paige yells: “It’s Pokémon to understand the power that’s inside” and more nonsense like this. But you have to give the guy credit: he goes all out with it. Apparently he recorded the vocals in four hours and didn’t really have a clue what Pokémon was about, as it wasn’t famous in the west yet.
But this song has staying power, at least among my generation and younger (you have the have experienced this song young to fully get into it I think). In 2015, a year before the Pokémon Go hype, a campaign was started to get this song in the Dutch Radio 2000, a huge event at the end of the year in The Netherlands. This sounds like a joke (nothing remotely comparable is in there), but the guy starting the guy did in unironically, but for a nostalgic love for a song that he thought captured the hearts of a (still very young) generation. It worked. The song entered somewhere in the 1600’s and has since climbed to somewhere in the 200’s.
This is ridiculous of course, but the song has actually captured the imagination of many people my age and younger. Why? Because it is a great self-empowerment song. It is the Eye of the Tiger of the late-nineties/ early zeroes, a fist-pumping song for every sports game, motivational speech or anything that needs to give you energy. I mean the song starts with the immortal lines “I wanna be/ the very best/ like no one ever was”. A few months ago I was at a small amateur play about twentysomethings angst and these few lines from the song kept appearing. The use of it was ironic (it was a comedy show), but these people were onto something. The song is a mantra of sorts, no matter if it is about catching and befriending Pokémon.
This isn’t in my top 1000 and doesn’t belong there, but I admit that I play this song every now and then. It never fails to give me a kick. Soon my guilty giggles change into a more real smile and I feel like conquering life. “It’s Pokémon to understand the power that’s inside” isn’t such a strange line after all.

2. Frank Sinatra – My Way
A song I thought my do well here, as it is one of the most beloved and derided schmaltz songs of all time in my experience. Usually Sinatra is known for his great taste and he doesn’t go for this kind of grandstanding. I recognize that it is all a bit much and many covers are as insufferable as this should be. Nonetheless, Sinatra had enough class to make sure this song gives dignity to your life. It ranks at #330 in my top 1000 songs; the highest ranking for Sinatra!

3. Sting – Fields of Gold
Another popular favourite that gets laughed at a lot. This is a kind of romanticism that is too old-fashioned for the 1990’s – and perhaps the 1890’s too -, with it’s corny use nature and love. It reveals Sting finally as a very, very old soul and not the rebel he (to me at least) unconvincingly posed as. Perhaps I’m an old soul too, but I fall for this kitschy romance every time. It is practically the only thing Sting ever did – Police work included – that I truly like. He tried this type of unfashionable sincerity for the rest of his solo career on out, but only this one made it to my top 1000, at #675.

4. Tina Turner – We Don’t Need Another Hero
Like Frank Sinatra, you can enjoy a lot of Tina Turner, without irony, even if she skirted closer to camp with each passing year. The one time she went really overboard was with We Don’t Need Another Hero, one of the most absurd songs of the absurd eighties. Like the Pokémon song the appeal is in Turner singing with undiminished passion about something utterly stupefying. But whereas there is something surprisingly relatable at the core of the Pokémon Theme, this whole song belongs completely to cloud cuckoo land. Sure, it all relates back to the movie Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, but that movie is utterly stupid too (and not in a good way; I hated it), so the lyrics go nowhere. And yet there is something entrancing about Tina Turner going full throttle through lyrics like the chorus: “All the children say/ We don't need another hero/ We don't need to know the way home/ All we want is life beyond the Thunderdome”. Not in my top 1000, but I kind of love it regardless.

5. Three Doors Down – Kryptonite
Kryptonite came out when I was 14 and I think anyone would forgive a guy of that age for loving this. All boys my age did. But I didn’t. I actually only started listening to this some ten years later. Why I can’t explain, especially since this song has definitely no love outside of teenagers. It is a song told from the perspective of Superman and basically explains his sorrow. The last few years so some attempts on film to posit Superman as mayor tragic figure. Granted, those movie where bad all over, but it was never a concept that convinced m or spoke to me. I don’t care about Superman at all. But somehow this song makes his struggles seem appealing and even truly epic. “I walked around the world to ease my troubled mind/ I left my body lying somewhere in the sand of time”. I mean sure, but for a minute I completely buy it. It’s an unremarkable rock song in any way and very much of it’s time, but somehow it works totally for me.

6. Rena Strober – Lost In Thoughts All Alone
This song comes from the game Fire Emblem Fates, a game whose reputation makes those of these songs seem respectable. This isn’t the place to go into that, so I’ll stick to the song. In the game it is sung as a sort of magical healing song by a supporting character, while it also reflects the plight of the hero through it’s lyrics. Basically it is about making choices and finding your path in life. Very cheesy and the song isn’t that well-written either. Some have rightly complained about the bad use of meter. The Japanese original fares better that way apparently, but I don’t go for that one. Why? Because despite it’s inherent badness, it has a feel of destiny that is both understated and epic. Key is the use of professional musical singer Rena Strober for the song, which perhaps gives some credibility to the whole. But only a little: my head says no, while my heart soars. #827 in my top 1000 and without checking I can say for sure I’m the only voter.

7. Survivor – Eye of the Tiger
See Pokémon Theme song; this is it’s spiritual father. A grotesque power pump of a song, from one of the most infamously cheesy movies of the eighties, Rocky III. In this case my love of the song has nothing to do with the movie, as I’ve never seen it. But the song has become ubiquitous in sports montages for film and commercials, both ironically and seriously. It should have lost all it’s power. Perhaps no song has had to endure so much ridicule. But it stands as proud as Sylvester Stallone after decades of flops. And it stills pumps us full of energy (or at least, it does that to me). #990 in my top 1000.

8. Tears for Fears – Sowing the Seeds of Love
I already wrote about this one for the 1000 Song series and I have explained it’s strange appeal. I don’t feel like repeating it all here, but needless to say this is the ultimate over-produced song. In fact, it is so overdone that it becomes something special once again. #774 in my top 1000.

9. Destiny’s Child – Survivor
I don’t like Destiny’s Child much. It is girl power (as opposed to feminism) as filtered through the bratty, bitchy self-entitlement of spoiled teenage girls. I don’t particularly relate to any of it and if Beyoncé hadn’t become a mayor critical darling I think Destiny’s Child wouldn’t have been any more now than a very turn-of-the-millennium bit of silliness. Still, they have one great song, but nobody agrees what it is. It is Survivor. It is perhaps objectively better than most songs here, at least musically. The rhythm and flow are wonderful. And the self-empowerment present here is very appealing. But you also have to be able to stand the bratty tone of the singing as well as the lyrics. There is something very childish about the way these three girls posit them as wronged, but strong women. It doesn’t feel hard-earned so much as entitled. And yet no song has come as close to making me feel like a girly, teenage bitch and for once I love it. Beyoncé has returned to this mode from the viewpoint as a grown woman time and again and Lemonade is basically Survivor for adults, but really, she perfected it here already, without succumbing to delusion of grandeur yet. #851 in my top 1000.

10. John Parr – St. Elmos Fire (Man in Motion)
This one is easy. Everybody will probably agree this is cheesy as hell, a perfect distillation of the most ridiculous power pop of the eighties. Like the Pokémon Theme and Eye of the Tiger this is a real “power-pump” song, but here I can’t think of a single defence for it. It is a deeply stupid, corny and just bad song, yet I like it a lot and it gives me energy without fail. I guess I am very susceptible to this kind of song. Note: I always thought the line “I can see the banners fly” said “I can see the pandas fly”. It really diminishes the song that it isn’t. Not even considered for my top 1000 and never will be.

11. Neil Diamond – I Am… I Said
12. Whitesnake – Here I Go Again
13. Shirley Bassey – This Is My Life (La Vita)
14. Gipsy Kings – Hotel California
15. Emily McIntosh – Ashley’s Song
16. Irene Cara – Fame
17. Sheena Easton – For Your Eyes Only
18. Ceci Peniston – Finally
19. Bon-Jovi – Livin’ On a Prayer
20. Junichi Masuda – Route 1

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Re: AMF Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018) Submissions Thread

Post by Dexter » Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:32 am

Here's my top 300 list (with only the top 100 deemed eligible) accumulated over the months:

1 | Bread | If
2 | Bette Midler | The Rose
3 | Engelbert Humperdinck | Release Me
4 | Skeeter Davis | The End of the World
5 | ABBA | Dancing Queen
6 | Gilbert O'Sullivan | Alone Again (Naturally)
7 | Bobby Goldsboro | Honey
8 | John Denver | Annie's Song
9 | Tom Jones | It's Not Unusual
10 | Neil Diamond | Sweet Caroline (Good Times Never Seemed So Good)
11 | Leo Sayer | When I Need You
12 | The Archies | Sugar, Sugar
13 | Ed Sheeran | Thinking Out Loud
14 | Lionel Richie | Hello
15 | Tony Orlando & Dawn | Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree
16 | Morris Albert | Feelings
17 | ABBA | Waterloo
18 | Barry Manilow | Mandy
19 | John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John | You're the One That I Want
20 | Debby Boone | You Light Up My Life
21 | George Baker Selection | Paloma blanca
22 | Irene Cara | Flashdance... what a Feeling
23 | Barry Manilow | Copacabana (At the Copa)
24 | Chris de Burgh | The Lady in Red
25 | Neil Sedaka | Laughter in the Rain
26 | Village People | Y.M.C.A.
27 | Earth, Wind & Fire | September
28 | Europe | The Final Countdown
29 | Britney Spears | ...Baby One More Time
30 | Julio Iglesias & Willie Nelson | To All the Girls I've Loved Before
31 | Dean Martin | That's Amore
32 | Backstreet Boys | I Want It That Way
33 | Olivia Newton-John | Hopelessly Devoted to You
34 | Imagine Dragons | Radioactive
35 | Captain and Tennille | Love Will Keep Us Together
36 | The Knack | My Sharona
37 | Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber | Despacito (remix)
38 | Roxette | It Must Have Been Love
39 | Kenny Loggins | Footloose
40 | The Proclaimers | I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)
41 | One Direction | What Makes You Beautiful
42 | Elton John & Kiki Dee | Don't Go Breaking My Heart
43 | Charlene | I've Never Been to Me
44 | Air Supply | All Out of Love
45 | Frankie Goes to Hollywood | Relax
46 | Phil Collins | A Groovy Kind of Love
47 | Herman's Hermits | I'm Henry VIII I Am
48 | Blue Swede | Hooked on a Feeling
49 | Captain and Tennille | Do That to Me One More Time
50 | The Partridge Family | I Think I Love You
51 | Bobby McFerrin | Don't Worry, Be Happy
52 | Terry Jacks | Seasons in the Sun
53 | John Denver | Thank God I'm a Country Boy
54 | Starship | Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now
55 | Lipps, Inc. | Funkytown
56 | Journey | Faithfully
57 | Tommy Roe | Dizzy
58 | Zager and Evans | In the Year 2525
59 | The Outfield | Your Love
60 | Kiss | Beth
61 | Michael Bolton | How Am I Supposed to Live Without You
62 | Spandau Ballet | True
63 | Ace of Base | All That She Wants
64 | David Soul | Don't Give Up on Us
65 | Michael Bublé | Haven't Met You Yet
66 | Haddaway | What Is Love?
67 | Starland Vocal Band | Afternoon Delight
68 | Toni Basil | Mickey
69 | Robin Thicke feat. T.I. & Pharrell | Blurred Lines
70 | The J. Geils Band | Centerfold
71 | Céline Dion | It's All Coming Back to Me Now
72 | Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz | Thrift Shop
73 | Savage Garden | Truly Madly Deeply
74 | Meat Loaf | I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)
75 | The Black Eyed Peas | I Gotta Feeling
76 | Taylor Swift | Love Story
77 | 3 Doors Down | Here Without You
78 | Nickelback | How You Remind Me
79 | Rupert Holmes | Escape (The Piña Colada Song)
80 | Captain & Tennille | Muskrat Love
81 | Kylie Minogue | I Should Be So Lucky
82 | Hall and Oates | Maneater
83 | Vanilla Ice | Ice Ice Baby
84 | Bay City Rollers | Saturday Night
85 | Deep Blue Something | Breakfast at Tiffany's
86 | Jimmy Buffett | Cheeseburger in Paradise
87 | Patrick Swayze | She's Like the Wind
88 | Bon Jovi | I'll Be There for You
89 | The Osmonds | Love Me for a Reason
90 | Creed | With Arms Wide Open
91 | Limp Bizkit | Nookie
92 | Flo Rida | My House
93 | Will Smith | Men in Black
94 | New Kids on the Block | Step by Step
95 | REO Speedwagon | Keep on Loving You
96 | The Bloodhound Gang | The Bad Touch
97 | Yolanda Be Cool feat. DCUP | We Speak No Americano
98 | Kid Rock & Sheryl Crow | Picture
99 | Hootie & The Blowfish | Hold My Hand
100 | Darude | Sandstorm

101 | Richard Harris | MacArthur Park
102 | Stevie Wonder | I Just Called to Say I Love You
103 | 10cc | I'm Not in Love
104 | Dan Hill | Sometimes When We Touch
105 | Phil Collins | Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)
106 | Coldplay | Fix You
107 | Toto | Africa
108 | Anne Murray | You Needed Me
109 | Bryan Adams | (Everything I Do) I Do It for You
110 | Michael Jackson | Ben
111 | Johnny Mathis | The Twelfth of Never
112 | Miley Cyrus | Wrecking Ball
113 | Rita Coolidge | We're All Alone
114 | Bellamy Brothers | Let Your Love Flow
115 | Eric Carmen | All by Myself
116 | Richard Marx | Right Here Waiting
117 | Seals & crofts | Summer Breeze
118 | Manfred Mann | Do Wah Diddy Diddy
119 | Labelle | Lady Marmalade
120 | Lionel Richie & Diana Ross | Endless Love
121 | Bangles | Eternal Flame
122 | Glen Campbell | Rhinestone Cowboy
123 | Bonnie Tyler | Total Eclipse of the Heart
124 | R. Kelly | I Believe I Can Fly
125 | Ray Peterson | Tell Laura I Love Her
126 | Christopher Cross | Sailing
127 | Rod Stewart | Da' Ya' think I'm Sexy?
128 | David Guetta feat. Sia | Titanium
129 | Dionne Warwick feat. Elton John, Gladys Knight & Stevie Wonder |That's What Friends Are For
130 | Avicii feat. Aloe Blacc | Wake Me Up
131 | The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey | Closer
132 | The Commodores | Three Times a Lady
133 | Dead or Alive | You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)
134 | Carl Douglas | Kung Fu Fighting
135 | John Paul Young | Love Is in the Air
136 | Robbie Williams | Angels
137 | Kenny Rogers | She Believes in Me
138 | Extreme | More Than Words
139 | Drake | Hotline Bling
140 | Dolly Parton | 9 to 5
141 | Kim Carnes | Bette Davis Eyes
142 | Whitney Houston | The Greatest Love of All
143 | Wham! | Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
144 | Mr. Mister | Broken Wings
145 | LeAnn Rimes | How Do I Live
146 | Dan Fogelberg | Longer
147 | Paul McCartney & Stevie wonder | Ebony & Ivory
148 | America | A Horse with No Name
149 | Huey Lewis and The News | The Power of Love
150 | Carly Rae Jepsen | Call Me Maybe
151 | Rick Astley | Never Gonna Give You Up
152 | Billy Joel | Uptown Girl
153 | Patrick Hernandez | Born to Be Alive
154 | Swedish House Mafia | Don't You Worry Child
155 | Wet Wet Wet | Love Is All Around
156 | Maroon 5 feat. Christina Aguilera | Moves Like Jagger
157 | Billy Preston & Syreeta | with You I'm Born Again
158 | Crystal Gayle | Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue
159 | Neil Young with Barbra Streisand | You Don't Bring Me Flowers
160 | Bill Medely & Jennifer Warnes | (I've Had) The Time of My Life
161 | Cher | Believe
162 | Meghan Trainor | All About the Bass
163 | Ricky Martin | Livin' la vida loca
164 | Culture Club | Karma Chameleon
165 | Men Without Hats | The Safety Dance
166 | KC and The Sunshine Band | That's the Way (I Like It)
167 | The Trammps | Disco Inferno
168 | Boney M. | Rivers of Babylon
169 | Katy Perry | I Kissed a Girl
170 | Shania Twain | From This Moment On
171 | 4 Non Blondes | What's Up
172 | Orleans | Dance with Me
173 | Glenn Medeiros | Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You
174 | The Rembrandts | I'll Be There for You
175 | Lobo | Me and You and a Dog Named Boo
176 | Sammy Davis, Jr. | The Candy Man
177 | Mariah Carey | Hero
178 | Maria Muldaur | Midnight at the Oasis
179 | Dexys Midnight Runners | Come On Eileen
180 | Spice Girls | Wannabe
181 | Michael Jackson & Paul McCartney | The Girl Is Mine
182 | Tiffany | I Think We're Alone Now
183 | Train | Hey, Soul Sister
184 | The Beach Boys | Kokomo
185 | Vanessa Carlton | A Thousand Miles
186 | Boyz II Men | End of the Road
187 | Rick Springfield | Jessie's Girl
188 | Exile | Kiss You All Over
189 | Falco | Rock Me Amadeus
190 | Mr. Big | To Be with You
191 | Hot Chocolate | You Sexy Thing
192 | Paul Anka | Puppy Love
193 | Chicago | You're the Inspiration
194 | Bee Gees | Tragedy
195 | David Essex | Rock On
196 | Divinyls | I Touch Myself
197 | Thompson Twins | Hold Me Now
198 | The Vapors | Turning Japanese
199 | Paula Abdul | Straight Up
200 | Christina Perri | Jar of Hearts
201 | Fine Young Cannibals | She Drive's Me Crazy
202 | England Dan & John Ford Coley | I'd Really Love to See You Tonight
203 | The Offspring | Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)
204 | Take That | Back for Good
205 | Helen Reddy | I Am Woman
206 | Tim Curry | Sweet Transvestite (From 'Rocky Horror Picture Show')
207 | Donna Summer | On the Radio
208 | Enrique Iglesias | Hero
209 | Paper Lace | The Night Chicago Died
210 | Styx | Mr. Roboto
211 | Sixpence None the Richer | Kiss Me
212 | *NSYNC | Bye Bye Bye
213 | Baltimora | Tarzan Boy
214 | Plain White T's | Hey There Delilah
215 | Paper Lace | Billy, Don't Be a Hero
216 | Player | Baby Come Back
217 | Pitbull & Ke$ha | Timber
218 | Tiny Tim | Tip-Toe Thru' the Tulips With Me
219 | Aerosmith | Angel
220 | Crystal Waters | Gypsy Woman (She's Homeless)
221 | Opus | Live Is Life
222 | A Taste of Honey | Boogie Oogie Oogie
223 | Paul Davis | I Go Crazy
224 | Pilot | Magic
225 | Linda Ronstadt feat. Aaron Neville | Don't Know Much
226 | David Dundas | Jeans On
227 | Def Leppard | Love Bites
228 | Pet Shop Boys | Go West
229 | Little River Band | Reminiscing
230 | O-Zone | Dragonstea din tei
231 | Ke$ha | Tik Tok
232 | Natasha Bendingfield | Unwritten
233 | Madonna | Hung Up
234 | Spin Doctors | Two Princes
235 | Hoobastank | The Reason
236 | Poison | Talk Dirty to Me
237 | Miley Cyrus | Party in the U.S.A.
238 | Reel 2 Real | I Like to Move It
239 | Snap! | Rhythm Is a Dancer
240 | Peter Cetera | The Glory of Love
241 | Air Supply | Making Love Out of Nothing at All
242 | Styx | Babe
243 | Edwin McCain | I'll Be
244 | Chumbawamba | Tubthumping
245 | R.E.M. feat. Kate Pierson | Shiny Happy People
246 | Dan Hartman | Relight My Fire
247 | Heatwave | Boogie Nights
248 | Collective Soul | Shine
249 | Tavares | Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel
250 | Dr. Hook | Sexy Eyes
251 | Boz Scaggs | Lido Shuffle
252 | Ambrosia | How Much I Feel
253 | Alessi Brothers | Oh Lori
254 | Spice Girls | 2 Become 1
255 | Smash Mouth | All Star
256 | Hanson | MMMBop
257 | Pussycat Dolls feat. Busta Rhymes | Don't Cha
258 | Technotronic feat. Felly | Pump Up the Jam
259 | K-Ci & Jojo | All My Life
260 | The Corrs | Runaway
261 | Live | Lightning Crashes
262 | Henry Gross | Shannon
263 | MC Hammer | U Can't Touch This
264 | Climax | Precious and Few
265 | Crash Test Dummies | Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm
266 | AC/DC | Big Balls
267 | Erasure | Always
268 | LMFAO feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock | Party Rock Anthem
269 | 2 Unlimited | No Limit
270 | Lou Bega | Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit of...)
271 | Shaggy feat. Ricardo RikRok" Ducent | It Wasn't Me
272 | Five for Fighting | Superman (It's Not Easy)
273 | Uncle Kracker | Follow Me
274 | DeBarge | Rhythm of the Night
275 | Bush | Glycerine
276 | Fifth Harmony feat. Ty Dolla $ign | Work from Home
277 | Fat Larry's Band | Zoom
278 | Climax Blues Band | Couldn't Get It Right
279 | Debbie Gibson | Lost in Your Eyes
280 | Taylor Dayne | Tell It to My Heart
281 | Cheap Trick | The Flame
282 | Boston | Amanda
283 | Bertie Higgins | Key Largo
284 | Warrant | Heaven
285 | Andrew Gold | Lonely Boy
286 | Milli Vanilli | Girl You Know It's True
287 | Psy | Gangnam Style
288 | Colbie Caillat | Bubbly
289 | Weezer | Beverly Hills
290 | Barenaked Ladies | One Week
291 | Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart & Sting | All for Love
292 | Skrillex | Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites
293 | Limp Bizkit | Rollin' (Air Raid Vehicle)
294 | Paula Cole | I Don't Want to Wait
295 | Kenny G | Songbird
296 | The Michael Zager Band | Let's All Chant
297 | Snow | Informer
298 | Color Me Badd | All 4 Love
299 | Robyn | Show Me Love
300 | Post Malone | White Iverson
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Post by Dexter » Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:39 am

So I'll start working on the spreadsheet. In the meantime last minute submissions are still accepted.

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Post by Live in Phoenix » Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:37 pm

159 | Neil Young with Barbra Streisand | You Don't Bring Me Flowers 

Although I'd prefer to be wrong in this case, I think it's Neil Diamond.

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Post by Live in Phoenix » Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:22 pm

Sorry, I'd like to do that thing where I put in an extra song, and drop everything down. I guess I didn't plan on including "Livin’ on a Prayer" because of its high AM rank, or because it's the crown jewel of Bon Jovi's ongoing success, or because it is transcendent and goofy at the same time...but that still makes it goofy. It is a ridiculous song with a stupid talk box effect, but I love the song (and probably even the talk box) and there's nothing I can do about that.

1. Belinda Carlisle – Heaven Is a Place on Earth (#36 all-time)

2. Stevie Wonder – I Just Called to Say I Love You (#283)
Stevie Wonder gets sappy? Damn, what are they going to think of next?

3. Bette Midler - From a Distance (#333)

4. Whitesnake – Here I Go Again (#345)

5. Sir Mix-a-Lot – Baby Got Back (#372)
I remember this got over big at a college theatre gathering, over 10 years after the song came out. And it also got over a few years later as a coffeehouse performance. Both times it was sung/lip-synched by a woman, directed at a woman. It has aged much better than I would have thought in 1992.

6. Bon Jovi - Livin’ on a Prayer (#439)

7. Night Ranger – Sister Christian (#478)

8. Celine Dion – If You Asked Me To (#504)

9. Kenny G – Songbird (#737)

10. Herman’s Hermits – I’m into Something Good (#745)

11. Crash Test Dummies – Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm (#773)

12. Amy Grant – Baby Baby (#876)

13. Debbie Gibson – Lost in Your Eyes (#925)

14. Color Me Badd – All 4 Love (#977)
I despise almost all boy-band music. This really isn’t that bad. The melody seems to show up at one point in “Blurred Lines.”

15. Milli Vanilli – Girl You Know It’s True (#985)
Allmusic review of the album, 3 stars out of 5: “with dance-pop…artificiality is the name of the game, and that’s what is good about it … [the album] sounds like something [a computer] wrote on its own accord … it’s hard to imagine why there was such a fuss about an album so transparent, lightweight, and intentionally disposable.” Really, the whole album review is a perfect manifesto for this poll.

16. Vanilla Ice – Ice Ice Baby (#994)
I’ve been meaning to rap this song in its entirety as an answering machine message to somebody.

17. R.E.M. – Shiny Happy People

18. Britney Spears – Toxic
I would argue that this is not fundamentally different from the usual Britney Spears fare, just catchier.

19. MC Hammer – U Can’t Touch This
God, remember before rap had credibility, and this and Vanilla Ice were perfectly acceptable?

20. Loverboy – Working for the Weekend

21. Richard Marx – Hazard

22. Snow - Informer

23. Jewel – Standing Still

24. Jewel - Hands

25. Billy Ray Cyrus - Achy Breaky Heart

26. REO Speedwagon – Keep on Loving You

27. Spin Doctors – Two Princes

28. Paula Abdul – Blowing Kisses in the Wind

29. Wham! – Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go

30. Rick Derringer - Real American [i.e., Hulk Hogan's entrance music]

31. Stan Bush - The Touch

32. Rod Stewart - Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?

33. Europe – The Final Countdown

34. Huey Lewis and the News - Heart and Soul

35. Journey - Don’t Stop Believin’

36. Genesis - Invisible Touch
My 5th grade choir teacher, what passed for one, had us sing pop hits of the general era. A fair amount of the songs here are due to grade school, or a choir class or two.

37. The Beach Boys - Kokomo

38. Def Leppard – Pour Some Sugar on Me

39. Rascal Flatts – What Hurts the Most

40. The Black Eyed Peas – Let’s Get Retarded/It Started
On a rare occasion I went to a club, and they had a not-very-dressed Latina lady dancing to this song on a platform, and...uh, I guess I'm saying that this song sort of bribed its way onto my list with this good memory.

41. Joe Esposito - You're the Best Around

42. Joey Scarbury - Theme from The Greatest American Hero (Believe It or Not)

43. Katy Perry - Dark Horse

44. Barenaked Ladies - One Week

45. Men Without Hats - Safety Dance

46. Alien Ant Farm - Smooth Criminal

47. Katy Perry - The One That Got Away

48. Fergie - Glamorous

49. Club Nouveau - Lean on Me

50. Billy Joel – Uptown Girl

51. The Monkees - I’m a Believer

52. Boston - More Than a Feeling

53. Survivor - Burning Heart

54. Richard Marx - Hold On To The Nights

55. Meghan Trainor – All About That Bass

56. Chumbawumba – Tubthumper

57. Maroon 5 – Moves like Jagger

58. Milli Vanilli – Girl I’m Gonna Miss You

59. a-ha - Take On Me

60. Los Del Rio - Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)

61. Archies - Sugar, Sugar

62. C+C Music Factory - Gonna Make You Sweat

63. Christopher Cross - Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)

64. Meat Loaf - I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)
I still don't know how Meat Loaf, dead center in the grunge era, came from nowhere and hit #1 with a ten-minute song which is mostly him just singing the title, (and then went back to nowhere).

65. Spin Doctors - Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong

66. Semisonic - Closing Time

67. John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John - We Go Together

68. Kriss Kross – Jump

69. OneRepublic - Counting Stars

70. Sugar Ray - Every Morning

71. John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John - Summer Nights

72. Extreme – Hole Hearted

73. Duran Duran - The Reflex
Arguably, Duran Duran's whole career was a guilty pleasure, and they were just a boy band unusually influenced by the likes of Bowie and Roxy Music. I know what you think. You think I'm a corporate asshole, that I don't appreciate pop culture. Man, that's not true -- when I wanna blow off steam, I crack open a Tab, I put on some Duran Duran, I play Robotron!

74. Pat Boone – Moody River

75. Extreme – More Than Words

76. Kenny Loggins - I'm Alright (Theme from "Caddyshack")

77. Chicago – Saturday in the Park

78. Bloodhound Gang – The Bad Touch

79. Bobby McFerrin – Don’t Worry, Be Happy

80. New Kids on the Block - You Got It (The Right Stuff)

81. REO Speedwagon - Take It on the Run

82. Ace of Base - The Sign

83. Gary Lewis & the Playboys - This Diamond Ring

84. Nicki Minaj - Super Bass

85. John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band - On the Dark Side
Is this like a name you come up with when you don’t think your band is gonna make it?

86. AKB48 – Koi Suru Fortune Cookie
What a wretched song. How dare this song exist. But it’s pretty catchy.

87. Lit - My Own Worst Enemy

88. Mr. Big – To Be with You
This is what I get for not jumping on the grunge bandwagon quickly in '92.

89. Kiss - Beth

90. Wings - Silly Love Songs

91. Rupert Holmes - Escape (The Pina Colada Song)

92. Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up

93. Olivia Newton John and John Travolta - You're The One That I Want

94. Olivia Newton-John - Hopelessly Devoted to You

95. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Count On Us

96. Jennifer Lopez - If You Had My Love

97. Damn Yankees - Where You Goin' Now
Part 2: This is what I get for not jumping on the grunge bandwagon quickly in '92.

98. Sheena Easton - Morning Train (Nine to Five)

99. Vanilla Ice - Rosta Man
God, what kind of day is it when I'm putting a Vanilla Ice album track on a best-of list?

100. Timmy T – One More Try

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Post by Kingoftonga » Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:46 am

1. Smashmouth - All-Star
2. Hot Butter - Popcorn
3. Harold Faltemeyer - Axel F
4. Aha - Take On Me
5. DJ Bobo - Love Is All Around
6. Haddaway - What is Love?
7. Walter Murphy - A Fifth of Beethoven
8. Lustra - Scotty Doesn't Know
9. Europe - The Final Countdown
10. E-Rotic - Max, Don't Have Sex with Your Ex
11. Ozone - Dragonstea din tei
12. La Bouche - Be My Lover
13. Alan Jackson - Chattahoochee
14. Darude - Sandstorm
15. Chumbawumba - Tubthumping
16. Styx - Come Sail Away
17. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Soul to Squeeze
18. Corona - The Rhythm of the Night
19. Toto - Africa
20. Meat Loaf - I Would Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)
21. Spice Girls - Wannabe
22. CW McCall - Convoy
23. Electric Six - Gay Bar
24. Trio - Da Da Da
25. Five Man Electrical Band - Signs
26. Rick Springfield - Jessie's Girl
27. Dropkick Murphys - I'm Shipping Up To Boston
28. Garth Brooks - Friends in Low Places
29. Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse of the Heart
30. Lipps, Inc. - Funkytown
31. Dropkick Murphys - Auld Lang Syne
32. Boney M. - Rasputin
33. Eiffel 65 - Blue (Da Ba Dee)
34. Journey - Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)
35. Fountains of Wayne - Stacey's Mom
36. Men at Work - Down Under
37. Foreigner - Jukebox Hero
38. Tommy Tutone - 867-5309
39. Guns'n'Roses - Civil War
40. Mychael & Jeff Danna - Blood of Cu Chulainn (Boondock Saints Theme)
41. Nena - 99 Luftballoons
42. Journey - Wheel in the Sky
43. Bryan Adams - Everything I Do (I Do It For You)
44. Flobots - Handlebars
45. Cake - The Distance
46. Tim McGraw - Indian Outlaw
47. ABBA - Dancing Queen
48. Miley Cyrus - See You Again
49. Scorpions - Wind of Change
50. Afroman - Because I Got High
51. Jimmy Buffet - Cheeseburger in Paradise
52. Ace of Base - All That She Wants
53. DJ Snake and Lil Jon - Turn Down For What
54. Eddie Money - Take Me Home Tonight
55. Will Smith - Miami
56. Billy Joel - We Didn't Start the Fire
57. Foreigner - Cold As Ice
58. Eddie Murphy - Boogie In Your Butt
59. Survivor - Eye of the Tiger
60. Village People - Sex Over the Phone
61. Mickey Avalon - My Dick
62. Carly Simon - Nobody Does It Better (Spy Who Loved Me Theme)
63. Sting - Fields of Gold
64. Yanni - Santorini
65. C+C Music Factory - Gonna Make You Sweat

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Post by Dexter » Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:41 am

Live in Phoenix wrote:159 | Neil Young with Barbra Streisand | You Don't Bring Me Flowers 

Although I'd prefer to be wrong in this case, I think it's Neil Diamond.
You're right! You and me both, might explain the slip-up. :D
Your love of talk box is noted.

SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

Thanks kingoftonga for the last eligible list.

Expect a roll-out of #s 200-175 later.

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Re: AMF Greatest Guilty Pleasure Songs of All Time (2018) Submissions Thread

Post by Father2TheMan » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:36 pm

I am simultaneously reading this thread and the AMF All-time song lists (regular and "extra-strength" versions) and sampling unfamiliar tunes. I'm probably blurring them together here and there but I suspect I'm discovering more new music I enjoy from this thread than the threads with the "better" music. :whistle:
"The laughs come hard in Old Lang Syne....."

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