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i swear, i was not singing air supply songs

There are days when I flip through the myriad of radio channels that come with my digital cable and I find myself singing along to something on each station, often looking around to make sure no one can hear or see me.

I know all the words to a lot of Air Supply songs. I can still sing along with the Bay City Rollers. I've been known to...dare I say...dance to Nsync. This is all in between my attempts at singing guttural death metal and screeching like Axl Rose and trying to style like Ice Cube.

Once in a while someone will catch me humming "I'm so out of love, I'm so lost without you," but no one really laughs. Because we all have our musical skeletons in the closet.

Admit it, you really like Skid Row. You roll up the windows in your car when Abba comes on the radio so no one knows what you're singing. You bring the cd player into the bathroom and croon in the shower to Michael Bolton. You not only can belt out all the songs from Annie Get Your Gun, but you can play all the parts.

Yea, so I like that Nelly song. And if you walk by my office while I'm listening to my mix cd, you just might hear me sing:

Ben, the two of us need look no more
We both found what we were looking for
With a friend to call my own
I'll never be alone
And you, my friend will see
You've got a friend in me
(You've got a friend in me)

I've confessed. Now you do the same. What songs are you almost embarassed to admit you love? What cd, albums or 45s do you own that you hope no one ever finds? What song do you know all the lyrics to, but you wish you didn't?

Anonymous comments are allowed, but I do wish you would come clean once and for all. It's cleansing. It's good for the soul.

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Anything and everything by K.C. and the Sunshine Band.

Though disco has lately become kitschy instead of grounds for execution.

Styx...."Come Sail Away"
REO Speedwagon "Keep on Lovin' You"
The Go-Go's "Our Lips are Sealed"
anything by Sqeeze
America "Sister Golden Hair"

and...

anything by Abba except "Dancing Queen"

All New Kids on the Block songs...
Most Michael Bolton songs...
Steve Perry: Oh Sherry
Tony Orlando: Knock Three Times

God, are you really gonna make me do this?

Oh - my roommate can sing "Ice Ice Baby"... I'm embarrassed for her, does that count?

I've always liked Duran Duran, and I'm not particularly embarrassed to admit it. I saw them in Montreal December, 1998 and it was an unbelievable show.

They're actually working on a new album right now for 2003. Their last album "Pop Trash" was awesome, especially the song "Playing With Uranium".

Dave Barry once did a column on how to get songs out of your head once they're stuck there: sing them to someone else...........you guys are really doing a number on me this morning:). How about the 12 year olds angst love song "Go Away Little Girl" by Donny Osmond?

Ok, So that "Bust a move" song by Young MC came on the radio the other day and I was into it, doin a little head shaking dance thing in the car. When the car load of cute girls pulls up next to me.......they all laughed thier asses off. What can you do? I just smiled back and drove on.

We've played a game on my site (and at home) where you try to stick the worst song imaginable in someone's head.

I still believe I have the winner:

"Come on, Eileen," by Dexy's Midnight Runners.

"Come on, Eileen, taloora aye"

Kim and I play this game at home often. My trick to clear a bad song from my head is to start singing "Whole Lotta Love" by Zeppelin. Works like a charm with that guitar riff.

I am the "queen" of the pop music genre. I will listen to almost anything, but can name no title of a tune. Right this minute I'm listening to the CD of Eliv1s #1 hits....someone help me please!

You lumped Skid Row in with ABBA and fucking Michael Bolton? You are an ass.

honey this is why i'ma po-mo queer -we get to sing along with anything, call it reappropriation and laugh at ourselves in a self-referential, ironic kind of way.

BTW it's "I'm all out of love, I'm so lost without you."

There is no such thing as a bad song.

One year, you're an idiot if you're not listening to the Monkees. The program gets cancelled, and suddenly, you're an idiot if you are listening to the Monkees. Years down the road, someone decides that the Monkees were actually musical geniuses. Then they go out of favor for a while and if you listen to them you're not with it. Then one of their songs winds up in a cover version in a movie, and they're geniuses again.

Sing what you want and be proud.

Ok, so pretty much my entire record collection is crap. But it's crap I like, so there! :)

Bite me, you stuckin-in-the-80's hair metal freak.

How's that case of Aquanet holding up?

At least I never painted dancing bears on my jeans and praised Jerry Garcia as god. HA!

ok - top this. John Denver. Any song. I blame it on my grandpa being married to his aunt, knowing the grandma of feather bed fame, and the good childhood memories the songs bring back. I thought he was so cool cause he lived in the mountains.

Yes, I admit it. I like the Bee Gees.

Old stuff:
"Massachusetts"
"I've Gotta Get a Message to You"
"Words"
"New York Mining Disaster 1941"
"To Love Somebody"

Disco stuff:
"Stayin' Alive"
"Night Fever"
"Jive Talking"

At least I still properly barf at anything they did after Saturday Night Fever. That counteracts the poison, right? Right?

Bite me.

I fully admit to attending an Air Supply concert in the late '80s. Not only did I attend by myself, but I had just been dumped and sat there and cried my eyes out. The horror!

points and laughs aherm, sorry. I just want to give you like a big soft hug right now. Heh.

Actually, I dig metal. I used to sit up late watching Headbangers ball in middle school. I'm not afraid to admit that I like skid row and iron maiden et.al. And I still love old Metallica.

Sweeeeeeet Caroline.. buh buh buuuuh, good times never seemed so goood, (so good so good).

Skeletons? Me? I don't know what you're talking about.

Damn, my little hhhs nickname was carrying over.... grumble

Lisa, they weren't dancing bears, they were pot leaves. And Jerry Garcia wasn't god, Jim Morrison was.

Solly:

I started a joke
That started the whole world laughing...

"Everybody's workin' for the Weekend," by Loverboy. It's action-packed!

As far as purge songs go, I usually use the Final Jeopardy theme. It works if you concentrate.

I have pictures. Nuf said.

You do NOT want me to post the pictures I have of you. Especially the ones from those early Metallica years. Was that a Warrant t shirt you were wearing?

"We Built This City."

It came on yesterday - I rolled up my windows. and remembered every damn word.

I can understand ABBA regret. My mother used to lock the doors in the minivan (when automatic locks first came out) and make us listen to Money, Money, Money until it was finished.
The horror...

Anything and everything by Boney M... I blame it on my father. Actually I have a very ecclectic mix of music here at home and I love it all :)

Oh .... Alvin and the Chipmunks songs... but I have kids so that's okay... right? ;)

I like anything by the Carpenters.

hee hee, michele & lisa I'm the one with all the pictures to black mail the both of you for years to come!! and we all know that you guys hate everything i listen to, so i'm not listing anything!

Okay, so there's:

Escape (otherwise known as The Pina Colada Song)
Margaritaville
Dancing Queen (duh)
And this week, my absolute FAV, and I'm just gonna sing the chorus for y'all:

I say,
One shot...Hey! Mas Tequila-
Two shots...Hey! que veneno-
Three shots...Arriba! Mas Tequila!
Hey! Hey!
One shot...Hey! more tequila!
Two shots...Hey! que veneno!
Three shots...Ay yi yi yi yi ...
Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!
Mas Tequila!
No mas, no mas ....

I remember in another lifetime I was playing in a band. The real rude trashy type. Doing shows with Skid Row, Savatage, Dirty Looks, Mega Death, Joan Jett . . . Bunch of others, I just can't remember them. Here I am sitting back stage getting ready to go out on stage. Getting all pumped up, high fiving the other guys in the band. What do I have blasting through my headphones? Rick Springfield's Jessie's Girl or his Tao CD . . . I was always afraid of being "outed" thus losing groupie privileges. Ah, thanks for the walk down memory lane. Sniff, sniff. Oh wait, Sniff and The Tears!! One thing, anyone listening to Celine Dion should have an ice pick shoved through their retina.

Shhh, I like Neil Diamond. I'm sick. I need help.

ugh. the eagle and the hawk, by john denver. fortunately, it's really short, so i only have to roll my windows up for about a minute.

don't roll the windows up: anything by the go-go's. sister golden hair. does your mother know, by abba. anything by elvis or simon and garfunkle. shilo, by neil diamond.

don't roll the windows up but don't admit it either: baby one more time, by britney spears. i can't believe i just typed that. i have to go drown myself now.

Oops, I did it again.....

I know every word to every Motley Crue song. I was engaged at an Ozzy concert. :)

Hi there. I’m not regular here but this topic is so far up my alley, I have to comment. I think some of you are missing the point. Michele listed some tunes that could be said are truly skeletons (Air Supply, Bay City Rollers, Michael Jackson’s ‘Ben’). All truly worthy. Funny how liking Neil and John Denver embarrasses some people. I saw Neil in concert just over a year. He still rocks. I was fortunate enough to catch John before he left us and I thank God every day that I’m a country boy, yes sir. But Styx? America? “Come on Eileen” is a classic. Elvis is a guilty pleasure (geez, I’m all shook up)? Okay, I’ll give it up for “We Built This City” and anything by Michael Bolton. I own (on CD) the Bay City Rollers greatest hits. Classic. ABBA? Guilty pleasure. No. (Momma Mia, here I go again…). You want guilty pleasure songs (and I only roll the window up if it’s cold outside) try these:

Weekend In New England, Mandy, Tryin’ to Get the Feelin’ (Manilow)
Mmm Bop (Hanson)
Superstar (Carpenters-remember the scene from Tommy Boy? I was singing along in the theater!) I know all the words to their greatest hits…
Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves (Cher)
Talk Dirty To Me (Poison, actually anything by Poison)
Baby I’m a Want You, If, Diary, It Don’t’ Matter to Me (Bread)
Me and You and Dog Named Boo (Lobo)
Sharing the Night Together (Dr. Hook)

Need I continue? I’ve got more…

Blast the volume and embarrass your kids is my motto! CLASSIC (elvis, jerry lee, etc) rock n roll's the greatest, but anything but rap makes me tap my feet. (foot?) I still want to know how you knew how i got carpal tunnel.

Gary. Puckett. Union. Gap.

"Wooo-man! Wooo-o-o-o-man!"
"Lay-deee Will-POWERRRRR!"
"Young Girrrrrrrrrl! Get outa mah mind!"

Long loud showers.

Yesh.

Driving home last night, listening to an oldies station, I caught myself singing along to Frankie Valli's "My Eyes Adored You". Scary thing was I didn't realize I was doing it until the second verse!

C'mon Eileen is the tops (or should I say bottom) for me. AHHH! Thanks Leliks, for the antidote. Dah dah daah da da dah dah daaah....

Shit...how do I get the Jeopardy theme out now???? C'mon Eileen? Oh heaven help me.......

"Sunshine on my shoulders" - John Denver (it STILL makes me cry!),
"Whip it" - Devo (I know all the words and I still like being able to sing along), and..
worst of all, "The Rose" - Bette Midler.
geezus, I have now bared my worst musical secrets....

oooo. the rose. that's a good one.

OH GAWD......The Rose. Brings to mind "Wind Beneath My Wings". I've been to too many weddings.

Huh. Plenty o' maudlin, embarassing skeletons here, okay... but it's all new maudlin, embarassing skeletons, y'know? Back in the day, it was much, much worse -- and we sniffled and sang right along with it. Well, except when someone could hear us.

I give you Dickey Lee's Patches, or worse yet, Last Kiss by J. Frank Wilson & The Cavaliers.

Never forget the sound that night ...
The cryin' tires, the bustin' glass.
The painful scream that I heard last.

I submit that for sheer, unadultrated embarassment in its naked bones, nothin' beats the late 50's and early 60's. Nothing.

Damnit, now I've gotta go hum the Final Jeopardy theme a few dozen times...

You already had mine via email. I'm sick. I'm going to hell. And, I didn't even confess my John Denver weakness to you.

Ok, I admit it... I am a HUGE Barry Manilow fan. I have all the cd's, and the video of him in concert. Two Ships, Copacabana, Somewhere in the Night, Mandy, Even Now... Jesus.. they are such great songs.

Barry Rocks! :o)

Eastbound And Down,from Smokey and the Bandit.I heard it yesterday on the local classic country station and remembered every word,though I haven't heard it in years.Oh and does anybody remember Lady Of The Lake by Starcastle?(prog rock is my skeleton in the closet.:))