Friday, May 16, 2008

Your Turn

Seeing NKOTB made me think of guilty pleasures in music. Things you listen to that you really don't want anyone else to know you listen to. I thought we would start with the 80's. I am going to give you two songs that I love and have never told anyone else that I loved before. Plus, as a bonus because this is what I was going to originally do, I found the best rick rolled video I have seen so far. Seriously worth your time.

Waiting For A Star To Fall

We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off

The Rick Roll'd Video


Unknown said...

We don't have to take our clothes off?? I seriously snorted!

Mine is We Built this City. We used to lock the pledges in a room for a full day listening to it.

Betsy said...

But, who doesn't love "we don't have to take our clothes off"?

Bridget Unnel said...

Mine? These are the ones kept in the darkest recesses of my secret 80s stash -

- "Fascinated" by Company B

- "Toy Soldiers" by Martika

- "AEIOU-Sometimes Y" bu Ebn-Ozn

- "Too Turned On" by Alisha

-- "All Touch" by Rough Trade

Murphy Brown 2020 said...

How about "Catch Me I'm Falling," by Pretty Poison? I LOVE that song! A great dance track with a great, bighaired video.

The Pointer Sisters' "Jump" is an absolutely jubilant song, and I'll stop what I'm doing and literally flail around like a 'tard when I hear it.

Or, uh, "Girl You Know it's True" by, uh, Milli Vanilli? I like that song. Sorry, but I do. It brings happiness to my hardened little heart.

Ever since I was a little kid, I've also had a soft spot for Joe Jackson's "Steppin' Out."

And I'm sorry, but there are at least six songs from Paula Abdul's seminal masterwork "Forever Your Girl" on my Ipod. And I am not ashamed.

Unknown said...

"Fascinated by your love toy." She does say that, right?

Can someone please school on what being Rick Roll'd is?

Mine are:

"Broken Wings" by I forget who.

"Too Late for Goodbye" Julian Lennon

Anything by Erasure.

And any Latin Freestyle.

Unknown said...

Oh and I forgot Menudo's version of "Chiquitita". I believe the original is ABBA's. Actually, I love anything by 80's Menudo.

~crazy peanut~ said...

@ Bridget Unnel...OMG...Rough Trade. A little Carole Pope never hurt anyone. Great one. :)

1)Dedication = Bay City Rollers (I can't believe I typed that)

2)White Lines = Duran Duran(f.LisaLisa & the Cult Jam)

3)I Think We're Alone Now = Tiffany

Please some one has to kill me now. :0

Murphy Brown 2020 said...

ERASURE!!! YES! I'm not ashamed to love them, though. I'll blast "A Little Respect" with my car windows rolled ALLLL the way down.

And Mister Mister (Mr. Mister?) sang "Broken Wings."

Bridget, I LOVE "Toy Soldier." I had forgotten all about that song!

I remembered that I love the song "Africa," by Toto. "...gonna take the light to drag me awaaaaaaay from yooooou/there's nothin' that a hundred men or dogs (?) could ever doooooo..."

Sorry, but this post is just too good. I can't help but comment 345 times. God, I love the fucking eighties.

Anonymous said...

Ah, secret 80s music guilty pleasures:

"Respect" by Erasure.
"I'll Tumble For Ya" by Culture Club.

Feel free to gag me with a spoon.

Bridget Unnel said...

Glad to see I'm not alone in my dorkiness, Rebecca and Crazy Peanut.

Peanut, this one is for you:


It's a s-s-s-s-aturday niiiIIIIIght!

Murphy Brown 2020 said...



jax said...

oh damn El those are good,we don'thave tot ake our clothes off is a personal fav.

Rick Astley- together forever
Wham- Edge of Heaven
Culture Club- Karma Chameleon
J. Geils Band- Centerfold
Duran- Reflex
Eddy Grant- Electric Avenue

Anything by Billy Idol, Human League, Cutting Crew.

too many...i love the 80s.

captivagrl said...

"white lines" grandmaster flash, "metro" berlin, and "true" spandau ballet.

Bridget Unnel said...

Africa - well done, Ernestine!

And to the person who mentioned Julian Lennon, I have to admit that Valotte is one of my faves.

"Sitting on the doorstep of the house I can't afford, I can feel you there...."

~crazy peanut~ said...

My bad....Bay City Rollers = 70's. I just dated myself. :(

I'm an old dog.

P.S. Broken Wings = Mr. Mister

captivagrl said...

and, "she's a beauty" the tubes.

Julie said...

naughty girls need love too by samantha fox

drop that bottom by l'trimm

mags said...

Hee hee hee..I love the 80's.

I've always preferred the German version of that song.

~crazy peanut~ said...

@ bridget...sadly there isn't a song of thiers that I dont know every one of the words to. Even today. ~le sigh~

I even still have thier albums. lmfao

Thanks Ent & everyone for the blast from the past. :D

Murphy Brown 2020 said...

Just wanted to also toss forth these gems:

"Queen of Hearts," by Juice Newton

"I Want a New Drug," by Huey Lewis and the News

ANYTHING by Hall and Oates

Unknown said...

I absolutely love Africa. BTW, Toto is slang for vagina in Puerto Rico. I always crack up about that.

Culture Club! I'm reading Boy George's autobiography... very interesting and humorous. "Take it like a Man" is the name of it.

The Reflex! I used to love that video with the water and all.

I love that decade.

captivagrl said...

" i want to kiss you all over" exile

lutefisk said...

Aha!!-Take On Me-- especially the Family Guy version.

Blondie said...

Sweeet! Now here's something I can sink my POP ROCKS stained teeth into.

Lionel Ritchie- Dancing on the ceiling!
The Nelson twins (my first concert)
Thomspon Twins - Lay your hands on me
Michael Jackson - Thriller (yes he's a dirty pirate hooker, but still king of pop)
Anything PRINCE and of course MADONNA old skool...

mags said...

Blondie, your name reminded of all the music.

Rapture video

~crazy peanut~ said...

Workin' for the Weekend!! Loverboy

Murphy Brown 2020 said...

"The Glamourous Life" by Sheila E., is the SHIT. I'm blasting it right now, and it's the best -- those drums! Those drums!

Tania said...

'oh Micky you're so fine, you're so fine you blow my mind HEY MICKY!!'
Come on, ya know ya love it... ;-)

Betty Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes
Total Eclipse of the Heart - Bonnie Tyler
Respect - Erasure
Save a Prayer - Duran Duran
Wake me up before you Go-Go - Wham
Hold Me Now - Thompson Twins
These Dreams - Heart

....and I think that'll do, pig...

Blondie said...

ah yes Megs, the REAL blondie, she's got way more kAhonees than I do....

thought of another one

Poco - Call it love

And then my favorite Donnie Iris tune, AH Leah! but i'm not ashamed to admit to loving KING COOL

Laurie-Anne R Collins said...

Must "Broken Wing" get all the Mr. Mister love? What about "Kyrie"!

Amen to "She's A Beauty" by the Tubes.

Everything by Prince, and no guilt in admitting that.

"Magic" by Olivia Newton-John. Oh hell, the whole "Xanadu" soundtrack with all that great ELO cheese.

jax said...

Flock of Seagulls, YES, Payola$, GoGos, Split it all.

ann said...

how 'bout...

rumors - timex social club
after all - cher and peter cetera
somebody's watchin' me - rockwell
happy birthday - altered images
the finer things - steve winwood

**and i really wouldn't admit this, but richard marx kicked some serious booty back in the 80's... i love don't mean nothin'..

aw... memories!

captivagrl said...

"funkytown" lipps inc

Bally said...

I usually just lurk, but this post was just too good not to comment.

1. The Goonies 'R Good Enough - Cyndi Lauper (I still have it on a vinyl 45.)

2. Two of Hearts - Suzy Q (I remember watching The Facts of Life just to see her sing it. Yes, I was a dork.)

3. Lucky - Kylie Minogue

4. After the Rain - Nelson

5. Fresh - Kool & the Gang (I roll up the car windows when that one comes on. LOL)

6. The Homecoming Queen's Got a Gun - Julie Brown (I have the video on VHS somewhere.)

captivagrl said...

"whip it" devo, somebody stop me! said...

I was a metalhead. Ozzy and Slayer and Ronnie James Dio.

I hated Journey at that time, but I really kind of like them now.

Amber said...

hahahaha the rickroll vid is great! He's missing the pointing though.. Rick Astley loves pointing dance moves.

lol looks like a /b/ party hahah

Maja With a J said...

My entire record collection is one, long, guilty pleasure. Mostly of the "hair metal" variety.

Unknown said...

I used to get so pissed off at this stripper I once worked with. Every single set she danced to was the friggin' Bay City Rollers... Crap!
That Saturday night song? I heard it wayyyy too much!

Funny how all these '80s songs have been creeping up lately. Last week, I couldn't get "Captain of her Heart" by Double out of my head. Had to listen to it over and over and over....

I was a weird kid in the '80s, I was totally into Dalbello (Let's Tango).
Anything by Depeche Mode.
Adam Ant.
A Flock of Seagulls.
Jody Whatley, "What have you done for me lately?"
Ooh! Jane Child "Don't Want to Fall in Love" (Or was that in the '90s?) (FREAKY HAIR!)
Hi! Hi! And Culture Club.

ok, that's enough out of me. I could just keep going...

MrsRhododendronson said...

How the hell do you strip to "S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y--NIGHT"?!?! Just trying to figure that out is amusing me.

I have no guilt about 80s music, because that's pretty much all I still listen to.

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Murphy Brown 2020 said...

Oh, I don't even count things like Prince, Madonna, Joy Division, The Cure, etc. -- I still love all these artists intensely, and they're totally not guilty pleasures for me.

Unlike "Tell it To My Heart," which is another song I just thought of. WTF happened to Taylor Dayne's ass, anyway?

Jewels -- I've got that Jane Child song on my I-Pod. Cornrows! Nosering! That lady was so hardcore.

"What Have You Done For Me Lately" is actually a Janet Jackson song -- and ANOTHER guilty pleasure of mine, along with "Nasty." And ALL of Rhythm Nation 1814, which she released at the tail end of the eighties, I think.

I've always thought that if I were a stripper, I'd disrobe to some Portishead, but, ummm, I guess The Bay City Rollers would be okay, too! Whatever puts wind in a man's sail, I guess.

Murphy Brown 2020 said...

Oh, and I'd just like to thank WEIRD AL for ALSO recognizing the genius of many of these tunes and appropriately parodying them and thus keeping them relevant forever and ever.

Because I'm fat! I'm fat! You know it!

Like a surgeon, hey! Cut for the very first time...

I lost on Jeopardy!!

Bless his heart.

lutefisk said...

My husband bought one of those turntables that you hook up to your computer to convert albums into CDs
and to download into ipods & mp3 players. he has been very busy with our 80's music. We have hundreds & hundreds of albums we refuse to let go of--they are so much more fun than a CD.

Laurie-Anne R Collins said...

Ooh Billy Squier! How about some "Everybody Wants You"

Aldo Nova "Fantasy"
Nice outfit in this vid!

Asia "Heat of the Moment"

The hair metal fans here brought out the rockin' side of me.

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dbfreak said...

Oh man, my iPod is probably at least half from the 80's! Prince, Anthrax (everthing from Among the Living), Slayer (everything from South of Heaven), Death Angel, Bangles, Billy Joel, Blondie, Bon Jovi, Boston, The Cars, Depeche Mode - that's just up to the D's!

How about....
"Come On Eileen" Dexy's Midnight Runner's

"Whenever I Call You Friend" Kenny Loggins

"Betty Davis Eyes" Kim Carnes

Violent Femmes! WHAM! Tora Tora! Faster Pussycat! Testament! Savatage!

Yes, I am a massive 80's music dork and apparently proud of it.

jax said...

jewels...shoot me an email. i have a feelin we have a mutual freind from back in the old days..

Unknown said...

Yeah, bit of a brain fart there on the J.J./J.W. mixup, LOL! I swear, I was totally singing "Asta la Vista, Baby!" in my head... LMAO!

Mrsrhododendronson, I would like to thank you for making me squirt pop out of my nose. Mmmmmmmm, lychee...

Ernestine, you have no idea. If she occasionally caved into our pleas for some different music, she'd always, ALWAYS dance to Madonna's old tunes. Holliday, Lucky Star, and Erotica, in that exact order...

I just unearthed my old 'Art of Noise' CD... thanks Ent.

Unknown said...

oh, and email shot jax.
I'm curious now!

Murphy Brown 2020 said...

Dudes, I've been in this nebulous eighties HAAAAZE all day wherein songs from that decade just randomly ENTER my HEAD and they just sort of glide INTO each OTHER and refuse to LEAVE.

Like, Snap's "I Got the Power!" morphed into Mars Loves Women's (??) "Pump Up the Volume" which THEN turned into "Pump Up the Jam", by Technotronic, which then turned into "Lost in Emotion", by Lisa Lisa and the Cult Jam!

Sidenote, because I am addicted to this post and cannot force myself to do anything actually productive at the moment: who else remembers that "Buffalo Stance" song? Remember Neneh Cherry? Not like I'm listening to it right now or anything.

audrey said...

I was a hair metal fan...but when no one was paying attention I listened to Waiting for a Star to Fall, Girls just want to have fun and almost anything by INXS, but Never Tear us Apart was a particular favorite, and Jessie's Girl by Rickspringfield...sigh I miss the 80s.

Ellebee said...

The Cure...anything and everything and I still love them-oh Robert Smith, I go all mushy when I hear him sing "On candystripe legs the spiderman comes..."

Real guilty pleasures:
Barry Manilow (I named our pup Lola and sing Copacabana to her)
Frankie Goes to Hollywood (Relax)
DEVO-yes, I totally saw them in concert and love them...Whip it good!

kat_angel_98 said...

Toto- Rains down in Africa

totally ashamed!!

amyspice said...

Echo & The Bunnymen; Lips Like Sugar Kisses (love,love LOVE that song!)
Alison Moyet (anything...she's fab!)
Van Halen's Diver Down Album (Senior Year Memories!)
Blondie, Go-Go's. And, if nobody was around & the windows up, Janet Jackson (Miss Jackson if you're nasty!).
I miss the 80's!

amyspice said...

Echo & The Bunnymen; Lips Like Sugar Kisses (love,love LOVE that song!)
Alison Moyet (anything...she's fab!)
Van Halen's Diver Down Album (Senior Year Memories!)
Blondie, Go-Go's. And, if nobody was around & the windows up, Janet Jackson (Miss Jackson if you're nasty!).
I miss the 80's!

Kim said...

In my CD player right now: Greatest Hits of Rick Springfield, the double album.

I'm mostly a hair metal chick as well.
-Motley Crue

-Anything off Slippery When Wet or New Jersey, by Bon Jovi

Pyromania-Def Leppard

Hold The Line, Africa-Toto
Family Man-Hall and Oates
Square Biz-Teena Marie
Lose Your Love-The Outfield

hotchacha said...

I've got no beef with 80s music, per se but I'll certainly listen to all kinds of assy dreck behind closed doors. For example:

Oh Sheila - Ready for the World
Let's Hear it for the Boy - Deniece Williams
The Rain - Oran "Juice" Jones
all three singles put out by The Jets
Tonight - NKOTB. I'm sorry. It sounds a bit like the Beatles and I like that. I'm sooo sorry!
Never Gonna Give You Up - Rick Astley
I'm Too Sexy - Right Said Fred. Say what you want but if you leave enough time between listenings, it's catchy and fun again.
Automatic - Pointer Sisters. I like that one of them sounds like a dude. It amuses me.
Take Me To The Top - Loverboy
Bye Bye Mon Cowboy - Mitsou. I actually prefer Mademoiselle Anne, but no one's heard of it and in the video she's hot in drag.
Let's Get Physical - Olivia Newton John
Father Figure - George Michael
Stranger Than Paradise - Sass Jordan.

hotchacha said...

Oh, and I forgot a bunch! You've opened floodgate of my guilty pleasure. I apologize in advance for this creme de la crap:

Run Run Away - Slade
The Warrior - Scandal
We Belong - Pat Benatar
Seasons Change - Exposé
We Run - Strange Advance
Mary's Prayer - Danny Wilson
Just the Way It Is - Bruce Hornsby and the Range. Really, his songs are all the same and oddly I feel tender when I hear them. I'm sorry, people.
A Good Heart - Feargal Sharkey
Girl You Know It's True - Milli Vanilli
I Want You Back - Sherry Kean
Say Say Say - Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson
They Don't Know About Us - Tracy Ullman. I just liked the video as a kid when I saw Paul McCartney in the car with her at the end.

ElsieFire said...


In my car right now:

Tears for Fears Best of...

The Fixx, anything really, Cy Curnin if you are reading this, I loved you man, you were my "first" (concert)...

Happydog said...

Jesse's Girl by Rick Springfield gets my vote!


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