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Secret Pleasures: Musicians/Bands/Recordings You Like but Don't Readily Admit It!

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by rtav, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. rtav

    rtav Millionaire Stuntman, Half-Jackalope

    Dec 12, 2008
    Chicago, IL

    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:
  2. 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. ;)
  3. powderfinger


    Feb 24, 2009
    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!
  4. rtav

    rtav Millionaire Stuntman, Half-Jackalope

    Dec 12, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    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.
  5. pgolliher


    Apr 27, 2010
    Santa Cruz, CA
    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....
  6. Terry Funk

    Terry Funk

    Dec 8, 2008
    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
  7. Roscoe East

    Roscoe East

    Aug 22, 2011
    I actually came in this thread to post Streisand!

    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.
  8. Backstreet Boys and Spice Girls.. Grew up in the 90's with three older sisters.

  9. rtav

    rtav Millionaire Stuntman, Half-Jackalope

    Dec 12, 2008
    Chicago, IL

    At her prime, Streisand had one of the best voices in music. Excellent control, range, power, lyrical interpretation... just a phenomenal voice.
  10. AaronMB


    Aug 17, 2012
    Central Oregon
    Thank you for sharing. You're ready for the next Step. :D

    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.
  11. foq1978


    Aug 7, 2009
    Rio de Janeiro
    James Blunt.
  12. timbass


    Dec 28, 2004
    Bethlehem PA
    Best Of Chuck Mangione album
  13. Adele
    Britney Spears
  14. powderfinger


    Feb 24, 2009
    I must be getting old, or just really unhip... I would put Peter Gabriel, Carly Simon, and The Mamasa and The Papas in my "cool" playlist. Oh well! haha
  15. Yogi Bear

    Yogi Bear

    Aug 14, 2000
    I've got you all beat...

  16. funkytoe

    funkytoe Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2008
    Northern California
    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
  17. zfunkman


    Dec 18, 2012
    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.
  18. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    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.
  19. Kmonk


    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan Strings, Nordstrand Pickups, Korg Keyboards
    I also like Adele. She writes most her songs which is a big plus. She can sing and I like the fact that she doesn't try to fit into the "perfect body image" of a popstar. She is who she is and is comfortable with herself.

    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).
  20. You win!!! :)