Secret Pleasures: Musicians/Bands/Recordings You Like but Don't Readily Admit It!
I was sitting here listening to my iPhone and noticed how much I was enjoying music from some artists that I don't openly admit to liking for whatever reason.
I thought: What a great idea for a thread!
Let's hear it - who do you secretly like? I'll go first:
1. Barry Manilow (that might get me banned from here);
2. Barbra Streisand (that will DEFINITELY get me banned);
Actually, Manilow's 2 AM Paradise Cafe" is an EXCELLENT album, and I'm VERY partial to Streisand's "The Broadway Album."
OK - dirty laundry aired. Who's next? Let's hear it! :hyper:
I like a lot of stuff that many people of my 'age/gender/demographic/WHATEVER' usually don't(Celine Dion is a prime example)but I think it's weak to *not admit it*
BTW, you did. ;)
Songs on my Ipod that I don't readily play in the company of others..
1) Toxic- Brittney Spears
2) Mandy- Barry Manilow
3) Laughter in the Rain- Neal Sedaka
4) She's like the Wind- Patrick Swayze
5) Burn It To The Ground- Nickelback (Im even ashamed to post this here!)
6) Sexyback- Justin Timberlake
7) Somebodys Watching Me- Rockwell
8) The Carpenters Greatest Hits
9) Higher Love- Steve Winwood
Ill stop now!
More confessions... Yeah - I enjoy Britney's "I'm a Slave for You" and "Toxic", Sedaka's "Laughter in the Rain," and everything the Carpenter's ever did.
Alanis Morisette. Jagged Little Pill, (and acoustic version). It's not something I play with others in my car. I am equally slightly embarrsed admitting I have a bit of a crush on her....
The entire Justin Timberlake Lovesexy:Futurewhatever album
Waka Flocka Flame
Phil Collins/ Philip Bailey - Easy Lover
MC Hammer - Pumps and a Bump
Ashford & Simpson - Solid as a Rock
Say what you may about her politics, her acting, her material, whatever aspect of her career you may choose to cast aspersions about -- and I don't necessarily disagree -- but it's impossible to listen to her sing when she was at the peak of her career and not admit that she has astonishing control of her instrument. Just mind-bogglingly good vocal chops.
Backstreet Boys and Spice Girls.. Grew up in the 90's with three older sisters.
At her prime, Streisand had one of the best voices in music. Excellent control, range, power, lyrical interpretation... just a phenomenal voice.
A small variety:
Monday Monday - The Maaas & The Papas
Clouds in my Coffee - Carly Simon
In Your Eyes - Peter Gabriel
Sleeping Beauty - A.P.C.
Best Of Chuck Mangione album
I've got you all beat...
Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline and Coming to America
Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds - Don't Pull Your Love Out
Sonny and Cher - I Got You Babe
Adelle. Most of my friends hate her as an American Idol wannabe / Manufactured pop music hack. However, I think the girl actually has talent and can sing.
Early Suzanne Vega
I am on a Burt Bacharach and Herb Alpert kick right now. Any 60's adult contemporary (IE: E-Z Listening) music.
Like many Nashville players, these guys are 1-2 take musicians & their precision, clean lines and the mini-licks the producer let slide are what I listen for & try to emulate.
Carpenters, America, Carly Simon...stuff like that. The heavy-rotation stuff.
Some older stuff: Monkees, Bread, Carpenters, Little River Band, America, Three Dog Night, Elton John, Supremes (love the bass lines), Rick Springfield ( he writes some catchy hooks and is pretty good guitar player. I saw one of his concerts on television and the guy is a great entertainer, lots of energy).
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