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Songs that are a Guilty Pleasure

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See, I liked this. At first. But by the 5 millionth time Mushmusic played it? I was ready to go back in time and strangle Kenny Loggins in the womb. o_O

And among the songs from that movie, "Holding out for a hero" was better anyhow (Bonnie Tyler again).

That's actually one of the rare metal songs I can actually listen to. Unforgiven by them is in there as well.
 

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AC/DC was kind of one for me at one time. I wasn't really supposed to be a fan of loud, guitar-based rock but somehow they slipped through the cracks. Nowadays, they seem to be regarded as a seminal band of hard rock so I guess there's no reason to be guilty about like them anymore. Heard this one on the radio a couple days ago. One of many great tunes on The Razor's Edge, the album that finally convinced me they were a band for me
Thunderstruck.... Takes me back. My son, who was around 7 at the time loved "We've Got Big Balls"
 

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I love the Bee Gees, but the disco era stuff is probably my least favorite of their output. I love the early sixties stuff and the last bit before Maurice's passing better. Still, it was part of the soundtrack of my youth (I was in junior high, or senior public as we called in Waterloo Region, during the disco era).
We owned their first album. They were considered kind of alternative back then.
 

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Oh, and there's a scene I never wrote for a novel I never wrote that was intended to have "Thunderstruck" as the soundtrack. A team of crack mercenary spies launching an operation against their evil rivals.
 
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See, I liked this. At first. But by the 5 millionth time Mushmusic played it? I was ready to go back in time and strangle Kenny Loggins in the womb. o_O

And among the songs from that movie, "Holding out for a hero" was better anyhow (Bonnie Tyler again).



That's actually one of the rare metal songs I can actually listen to. Unforgiven by them is in there as well.
I think Footloose is played sparingly on the classics stations, for that reason. (I know what you mean - but now when it pops up I like it ;) )
 
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See, I liked this. At first. But by the 5 millionth time Mushmusic played it? I was ready to go back in time and strangle Kenny Loggins in the womb. o_O

And among the songs from that movie, "Holding out for a hero" was better anyhow (Bonnie Tyler again).



That's actually one of the rare metal songs I can actually listen to. Unforgiven by them is in there as well.
How about this old school metal song? (It's actually anti-war.) it was ahead of its time - just listening to the guitar/ instrumental intro, it could be now.




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How about this old school metal song? (It's actually anti-war.) it was ahead of its time - just listening to the guitar/ instrumental intro, it could be now.




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It gets covered quite a bit, probably due to its anti-war message.

I was very fond of these guys back in their heyday but I tried to go back to them and ... yeah, they really aren't all I remember them being. Sometimes best to leave the past in the past, I guess.
 

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Is Chris de Burgh a guilty pleasure? Or is he too good? I have been a fan ever since his classic album The Getaway came out. Great storyteller and songwriter with a terrific voice, at least back in his prime. One of the first things that told me I was getting old was finding out that Roxanne, his daughter to whom he wrote cute little lullabies in the early eighties, is now a supermodel.

One of Chris' biggest hits, live from a couple years ago (in case you doubted that he still had that marvellous voice after all these years).

 
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Is Chris de Burgh a guilty pleasure? Or is he too good? I have been a fan ever since his classic album The Getaway came out. Great storyteller and songwriter with a terrific voice, at least back in his prime. One of the first things that told me I was getting old was finding out that Roxanne, his daughter to whom he wrote cute little lullabies in the early eighties, is now a supermodel.

One of Chris' biggest hits, live from a couple years ago (in case you doubted that he still had that marvellous voice after all these years).

Haha, I thought of that too!