Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Your Turn

I asked this one a long time ago. I think it might have been almost two years ago, so it is good to go again. Besides, it is a happy question and I like happy. What is the song you sing in your car or alone that you would be embarrassed to have your friends know that you like. Party In The USA by Miley? Big Girls Don't Cry by Fergie? Come on. There must be something. Oh, it is Jessica Simpson huh.

122 comments:

MM said...

I can sing every verse of American Pie (the Don McLean version) and do when I'm making 1,000 copies in the copy room. And I hope that no one walks in and hears me.

Merlin D. Bear said...

Tom Lehrer's "Masochism Tango".

IDoTheRobot said...

Call Me Maybe. Ugh I'm so ashamed.

rejectedcarebear said...

I'm not at all embarassed to admit that I love singing Disney songs! My favorite songs are from Mulan, Lion King, Jungle Book and my personal obsession: The Nightmare before Christmas. One of my bad habits (not that I think so but others do) is singing, all the time. I love to sing and I don't sound too awful (12years of choir!)

FSP said...

Cool Rider from Grease 2.

Cryscee said...

Any song from High School Music 1 & 2.

*karen* said...

I wouldn't be ashamed to admit to singing Disney songs--but I'm embarassed that I like some tween show theme songs! From shows like Victorious, Sonny with a Chance, and iCarly.

I'm even embarrassed to admit it to you guys.

CraftyGirl said...

Pitbull's "Give Me Everything Tonight" or B.O.B./Bruno Mars "Nothin' On You"...my street cred would be shot! ha.

RenoBlondee said...

Songs from Victorious and Big Time Rush just STICK in my head and will not go away!
Thanks 7 year old son that watches!

BigMama said...

songs from old movies or musicals....Like Tammy and The Bachelor (love the song Tammy) or from Easter Parade if it's near Easter "A bunny for my hunny, a dolly with a curl" But especially if it's raining....cause you know....."I'm singinnnnnnngin in the rain".....

RenoBlondee said...

Ah, @*karen* I see I'm in good company! ;)

BigMama said...

or on the opposite end....Green Day ;)

faye said...

@rejectedcarebear & @*karen* - its good to know there are fellow disnerds here. DISNEY SONGS ROCK!

Gtzisshe said...

Not embarrassed by the artist but the song is suuuuper hard. "I will always love you" by Whitney Houston. I belt it out In my truck and in my shower.
Good times for my family, I'm sure.

mizzoutiger76 said...

Anything from the Jake and the Never Land Pirates soundtrack. I did that to myself though, because I bought it for my little monster.

@IDotheRobot - Call Me Maybe is second on my list, so you're not alone :)

Krab said...

"Night Moves" by Bob Seger.

Roman Holiday said...

Dean Martin for me - all of them, I am an old soul!

MM said...

I found myself singing the Cookie Monster version of Call Me Maybe yesterday.

Sadie said...

I'm a Creed fan and will sing to anything by them - but many think they stink or don't like them so I keep it to my self.

Mily Marz said...

Bohemian Rhapsody, and embarrassing only because I try really hard.

Honeykatt said...

My all time shame inducer is Christopher Cross- Arthur's Theme. Just typing it makes the chorus explode from my mouth like musical vomit! "if you get caught between the moon and New York City...."

WBotW said...

E.T. ~ Katy Perry. Loathe her, am addicted to that stupid song :-(

smashbash said...

My bf and his mom were driving behind me. When we got home he asked why I was dancing around. I didn't want to admit it. But I was dancing and singing to call me maybe.

Jesse D said...

"Ice, Ice Baby" always and forever, complete with a little dance

Rolf said...

A true oldie: Top Of The World by The Carpenters.

Gertrude said...

justin beiber Boyfriend

rhinovodka said...

The Barney Theme song, seriously, it's catchy.

Green Wave Gal said...

If you really want to know...what I want in a guy...LOVE IT!!!

Green Wave Gal said...

If you really want to know...what I want in a guy...LOVE IT!!!

Seachica said...

Merlin, you're my hero for singing Tom Lehrer!

Seachica said...

My niece and I always sing The Climb by Miley Cyrus. I do it only because of her....um yeah

Lalaay said...

Ok, since we are all in this together I'll admit I like several Selena Gomez songs and sing them hella loud when I'm by myself in the car or at home...

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dia papaya said...

@carebear - I sing all the time too! My patents took me to dinner theater A LOT as a kid and it's mostly old show tunes. However, I just sing sentences around the house now. Things a normal person would just say out loud. Ex: I am very thirsty. Does anyone else need a drink? Or I love, love my puppy. He has giant ears. Etc.

It works with everything and makes the day oh so fun. I can't remember lyrics to real songs and make them all up anyway. They way they should go in my head is often much more hilarious.

*karen* said...

@Renoblondee, at least you have a 7-year old. I'm 29 without kids! I can give no excuse.

Vicki Cupper said...

MM, I love American Pie (the original; not that Madonna bullshit) and even corrected a guy in high school when he was singing it. I couldn't help it. I know that song inside and out!

I'm kind of embarrassed that I like almost every song Katy Perry has released from Teenage Dream. Not a fan of California Girls.

lazyday603 said...

After a lifetime of loving rock & roll and attending several hundred rock roll concerts and still if I get a Lerner/Lowe song from My Fair Lady inside my head it refuses to leave for weeks at a time. "The Street Where You Live" is the greatest offender (probably because my Dad constantly walked around the house singing it back in the 60's when I was a wee lad). "I Could Have Danced All Night" is nearly as insidious. Of current acts Eisley songs dig the deepest into my brain and refuse to let go. I had to stop using Eisley ringtones because of it.

Bluevelvet said...

Part of me by Katy Perry and Tic Tok.

Bluevelvet said...

Part of me by Katy Perry and Tic Tok.

discoflux said...

I have a song by the Carpenters, too, Rolf. I sing Superstar all the time when I'm by myself!

That's not embarrassing at all. They were AWESOME.

I'm not really ashamed of anything. Everyone I know knows I love Spice Girls, New Kids on the Block (Through Step by Step, nothing after that), Journey, and Air Supply. Ain't no shame in my game.

I even got to have an Air Supply moment with the oldest stepkid this weekend. I was hugging him up and said "I'm going to squeeze all the love right out of you!" After the hug was over he says "I'm all out of love!" immediately causing me to bust into "I'm so lost without you, etc., etc.)" He didn't get it but my man started laughing and singing along. It was an awesome Saturday morning moment.

Agent**It said...

Liza with a Z. The entire concert.

"Springtime for Hitler and Germany" -the Producers, Mel Brooks.

"Comment" by Les McCann.

AndrewBW said...

It varies. Right now I've been singing Joan Baez's old song "Silver Dagger."

yodelay said...

You belong to me by Taylor Swift is my embarassing sing along.

I totally own all the others. Even Firework by KP and I hate her!

EmEyeKay said...

I'm not embarrassed to love any music, because it's a big part of my life - EXCEPT - top 40 crap, which isn't really music. So yes, I'll admit to singing along to Miley's "Party in the USA". I would never, EVER tell any of my friends that I dig on something by Miley Cyrus.

pilly said...

My bologna has a first name - its O S C A R.....

Jennifer H. said...

I have that soundtrack. :-)

lizjaxe said...

Probably anything Katy Perry. Never was a big fan of hers.

Jennifer H. said...

TV theme songs, like Gilligan's Island or The Nanny.

Beth said...

Party in the USA!

It's not a secret from friends and family, but I usually turn down my iPod if it comes on while I'm on the subway.

I'm embarrassed to admit I'm embarrassed.

nolachickee said...

One Night in Bangkok. It really is a creepy song, but I can't quit it.

goheels83 said...

Whenever I go on car trips, I put in cds of Broadway musicals and sing the whole thing through, start to finish. I think I probably have at least 25 different musicals completely memorized.

Bondon said...

super trooper by ABBA and "The way you make me feel" by ronan keating - I get really really into it

RenoBlondee said...

Selena Gomez's "I Love You Like a Love Song" is one I belt in the car alone.

I'm not embarassed to sing ALL of Katy Perry's songs. They are too damn catchy!

Lucas said...

Lots of Counting Crows. And "Suspicious Minds". Because, you know, Elvis.

Agent**It said...

@ goheels83 , The Music Man is in your mix, I hope?

Coriander Shea said...

Labyrinth songs! I have no shame! ;D

Coriander Shea said...

...oh and the Baka & Test theme song.....I am a tad ashamed of that, lol. ;)

auntliddy said...

American pie!!!

bobbi_1025 said...

I feel your pain. My 6 yo is in LOVE with Big Time Rush. But on the upside, she said she doesn't love Justin Bieber anymore.

~Z~ said...

When I am in a bad mood ~ Man of Constant Sorrow by the Soggy Bottom Boys always cheers me up!

urban chaos said...

Katy Perry with my daughter.
Normally, I am an 80's, indie rock and alternative kind of girl..so yeah..

OMAMA is BROKO said...

That's What Friends Are For.....but I am hardly embarrassed by anything I do. Unless I tooted in public.

Sunny said...

Paul Revere by Beastie Boys, because I act O.G while I sing every single word even though all parties involved are crackas

Redd said...

Jolene (as performed by Jack White)- because I like to sing with emotion! lol

skeeball said...

Into the Night by Benny Mardones-I hope someone else remembers that song! the people driving by me must be saying OMG, why is that woman's face all contorted like that?? LOL

Munch said...

59th St. Bridge Song - it always makes me happy. Sitting alone in the car stopped at a red light singing away, people in the next car pointing and laughing... who cares. Happy song makes me happy.

Sunny said...

And of course Adele's Someone Like You. I like to wave my hand up and down like X-tina while I do it. And cry sometimes

BlisterPlease said...

I like a little rap-a-long to Bubba Sparx (there might be three x's in there, but I'd be too embarrassed to type it) "Ugly" every now and again.

Can't believe I'm admitting that---NO ONE knows this!

BigMama said...

LOL - thanks to Merlin I have Poisoning Pigeons in the Park stuck in my head......I don't mind really.

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Frufra said...

Haven't read them all yet, but mine is Bop (With You Baby) by Dan Seals. Hubby's is Indian Outlaw by Tim McGraw.

Yes, we have a classic country addiction. Our kids HATE it (hee hee).

lazyday603 said...

One Night in Bangkok - The greatest song ever about a chess match. WTH?

Em Cue Em said...

Madonna, "Express Yourself"

Two Time Mama said...

Every song from the Purple Rain soundtrack :)

kelgela said...

All my kpop songs...

Seachica said...

Lazyday - have you ever listened to the Chess soundtrack? Absolute brilliance. In fact, add that to my list of things I sing out loud in my car (though I'm not really ashamed of my choice here).

Me said...

party rock anthem. (everyday i'm shufflin').

Me said...

^^"Indian Outlaw by Tim McGraw". LOL!!! i think that's the worst. hahaha!!! but now i'll have it stuck in my head. "my baby she's a CHIP-A-WAA!"

yodelay said...

Oh geez @RenoBlonde, now I've had I Love You Like a Love Song stuck in my head since I read your comment!

Henriette said...

"Save the Best for Last"

car54 said...

I love Showtunes too and on trips I love to play recordings of Prairie Home Companion and I love to sing along with the musical guests.

lostathome said...

Good question! Mine include, but are not limited to (lol):

worldwide by big time rush
If I were a boy by beyonce
We found love by Rihanna
Glad you came by the wanted
Give your heart a break by Demi lovato
Pretty much every thing by flo rida
By my side by Nikki minaj

astrogirl said...

See that girl, watch that scene, diggin the Dancing Queen

astrogirl said...

Oh and I love Michelle Branch 1,000 miles at full volume in the car.

OMAMA is BROKO said...

@astro girl.....super trooper!!!! (lights are gonna find me, shining like the sun) LOVE it

My mom used to rock the sh*t outta that album, and not only did I sing it like a loon then, but I'm constantly singing (horribly)it and whatever comes to mind now (w/or without a mic)....and sadly, I've got a preacher's voice =loud.

//so sorry neighbors. kids -eh, deal with it ;)

Mhdz said...

I think others would guess that it would be any of the Kenny Rogers songs I belt out as I drive along but they'd be wrong. I'm never too emabarrased to refrain from singing any Kenny.

RenoBlondee said...

@yodelay hahaha sorry! "Repeat peat peat peat peat"

I also am slightly embarassed to belt out What Makes you Beautiful. That one will stick in your brain for daaays.

astrogirl said...

ABBA Gold is one of my daggy favorites @Omama, i know every song by heart.

hamster party said...

Hah, the Phantom of the Opera soundtrack. Like, every song XD What I lack in skill I make up in enthusiasm ;)

dia papaya said...

@astro - Love that album! My mom used to play it everyday on the way to school. I know them all by heart too. ABBA makes me happy :)

csproat said...

I like to take NyQuil and drive around singing Weezer's the sweater song at the top of my lungs....
Of course with all the NyQuil, I don't much care if anyone hears me....

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Sunny said...

And of course.....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NY4xE9rAY8k

fancyscreenname said...

Born to be wild BY Steppenwolf. It makes me drive faster. Lol

astrogirl said...

@dia Would you believe my first concert was ABBA. They played at the Sydney Showgrounds when I was 11, I went with my best friend and her mum and I wore brand new jeans. It was pouring rain, when I got home my legs were blue, still remember it like yesterday.

BigMama said...

@csprout - that was great....love the song too, but seriously that was funny

Wee S said...

The Moulin Rouge soundtrack, The Glee versions of 'Like a Virgin' and 'Teenage Dream', Cat Stevens 'Can't Keep It In' as well as any Foo Fighters (Best of You, My hero, Everlong)...am quite eclectic.

christine8car said...

As far as being embarrassed of my friends knowing, probably have to say You Don't Know by Eminem/50 Cent, just because it's a bit gangsta haha... 'this flow is gon' bring mo dough'. It's like this, when my son (who's 27) gets a listen at the cd's I burn he asks me 'how old are you??'. Also like the Free Willy song Will you be There by MJ, get that Mariah hand waving thing going, but that's not embarrassing, right?

dia papaya said...

That is so much cooler than my first concert, except the blue legs situation. Mine was Bon Jovi in the nose bleed seats.

ABBA - just another reason to love Sweden. Haha!

Popnursing said...

Sunny - oh the love I have for Paul Revere....
also, I just realized your avatar is not actually a rooster holding a surfboard which is what I thought it was...

Mine is R.E.M.s end of the world as we know it, and heck no, I'm not even close to knowing all the words. Doesn't slow me down a bit and I come back strong at the chorus though!!

Chris said...

"Brandy" by Looking Glass - moldy oldy that I can't help singing along to any time it comes on the radio.

"The Reason" by Hoobastank - but I sing it deliberately as off key as I can. My kids join in if they are around - we've been doing it since they were little (18 and 20 now!)

"Maldito Alcohol" by Pitbull - omg I LOVE that song! "Yo no quiero agua, yo quiero bebida" LOL

Sunny said...

@Popnursing
I swear to God, Paul Revere is the only song on the planet that I know every single word. Oops, and Livin On a Prayer. But that's it :)
My avi: Ha about the rooster, because that's a duckdive (when you swim under a wave with your board). I took World History with this artist's husband, and then coincidentally sent her on a surf trip when I was a travel agent. I've surfed half my life, so super funny when a long lost friend bought me this print (my avi) for my 31st birthday. Koooooky!

Geebz said...

Reach Out by Olivia Newton-John from the Warm and Tender album. :(

Shhh....

jaariel said...

@skeeball:
"She's just 16 yrs old, leave her alone,
They said...
Separated by fools who don't know what
Love is yet..."

LOVE that song! :D

redronnie said...

ole to Billy Joe...and Gordon Lightfoot's carefree highway and I get my grand-daughter to belt out, "she thinks my tractor's sexy" when we are driving, she cracks me up everytime..good thing the hubby is behind the wheel.

dbfreak said...

I listen to some crazy stuff, most of which I'm not embarrassed to admit to ;).

The exception? Dopeman by N.W.A. I know, very classy lol.

lalaland said...

@astrogir: 1000 miles is vanessa carlson? carlton? only know bc thats one i belt out too! and michelle branch.. "your EVERYWHERE to meeee" but mostly a bunch of eminem songs and i get soo into it! the most annoying thing i sing (and i dont know if those not in the ny/nj area will know what im talkin abt) is K-A-R-S kars for kids! omg i despise it but it wont let go of my brain!!

Lelaina Pierce said...

I sing and dance in my car quite a bit. Definitely to the songs you mentioned. I like a lot of really terrible music, so I probably should be embarrassed all the time.

I've jammed out to "Hold On" by Wilson Phillips since I was 11, so I'll go w/ that one. ;)

Sunny said...

@FSP
Are you lie telling about Cool Rider? I need to put together some more pieces of the puzzle (see: my ability to remember weird shit other readers have posted. ex. The clink? Spill)

astrogirl said...

@lalaland yes that would be the one. *cringe*

lunabelle said...

I am also a "know all the words to American Pie" person. I thought I was the only one!! I am not embarrassed by it but apparently I belt it out more often than not when wasted..

Miguela said...

Fish heads, fish heads rolly polly fish heads. Fish heads fish heads eat them up YUM!

Banana said...

Dance With Me by Orleans, Fuck and Run by Liz Phair and Fire Door by Ani DiFranco!!

Mischievous Angel said...

Any song by Taylor Swift that comes on the radioo

redronnie said...

I drove across America and taught my daughter the words to "The Weight" and "Me and Bobby McGee" - I sing you are my sunshine at the top of my lungs for my grand-daughters using various musical styles.

Sunny said...

@redronnie
The Weight (by The Band) is probably the best road trip song ever. Good choice :)

Adventurous Kate said...

"Back Here Baby" by BB Mak. Recently drove for the first time in months (in the Faroe Islands, of all places), realized I had the freedom to sing, and THAT was the first song that popped into my head.

lazyday603 said...

@Popnursing - LEONARD BERNSTEIN!!!!!

RIGHT???? RIGHT!!!!!

Those are the the audience participation moments at an REM concert.

One more - Jelly bean boom. You symbiotic patriotic slam dunk feeling sort of psyched.

lunabelle said...

Ooh I forgot about Liz Phair and Janis Joplin! My fav road trip band is the Eagles. Dunno why but they help me settle into a long drive.
So, I am embarrassed by how much love Britney Spears, THAT is embarrassing since The Cure is one of my desert island picks. My tastes vary....

Banana said...

Make that any Cake Ani or Joni song!

dstinks said...

A few years ago, the answer to this question would've been "Hey Jealousy" by the Gin Blossoms. But I'm not ashamed anymore. That is a great pop record and I sing that song to the point of tears every time I hear it.

Since I tend to buy stuff from iTunes when I've been drinking, my current car shame song would probably be something like "Ghost" by the Indigo Girls.

*sigh*It just feels good to be honest.

dstinks said...

ps-@FSB, you are awesome. Grease 2 is the greatest.