So I’ve been tagged again. This time by the excellent Carey of Lasso’d Moon, a fellow stationery designer who can be found at her blog: http://www.theinkspotblog.com. The header is a nod to one of Carey’s most embarrassing songs…”House Party Time” by Dan Zanes. Don’t worry Carey…you can find my girls and I dancing to this one in our kitchen most weekdays at around lunchtime. You’re not alone.
Here’s what I’m supposed to do:
1) Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog.
2) Share 5 songs you are embarrassed to admit to others you like and tell why.
3) Tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs.
4)Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
But I’m going to have to wimp out on 3 and 4. Honestly, after tagging everyone back in January I think I tapped out my resources. So unfortunately this tag ends with me. BUT, I will treat you to 5 songs I’m embarrassed to admit to others I like and why. Here goes.
First you must know that I am a die-hard 80’s and 90’s alternative girl, who grew up singing in choirs and musicals. That right there should let you know that I have secret CDs stashed all over the place. Move over my well played friends like The Smiths and Jeff Buckley…say hello to the closet skeletons of my CD collection.
1)”Un-break My Heart” by Toni Braxton— The over the top drama of the lyrics, the moments where Toni gets her super sassy low-register whisper on, the vocal acrobatics (imitated by Idol contestants season after season I might add!), the big “whoo!” at the end. All very cheesy. But I have BELTED (that’s the only way to sing this song) this one out in the privacy of my home office before.
2)”Leave (Get Out)” by JoJo- I’m a sucker for a dance tune. Sure she was like 15 when she recorded this, but the girl can sing. As my brother-in-law once asked me (when he caught me jammin’ out to this one) “How do you think they decided to add the girl in the background of the chorus yelling ‘Leave!, Now! Who? Why! Waste of time!’ I would’ve loved to have been in on that record exec meeting!!!” Lyrics like “Boy you must’ve gone and bumped your head” make this song almost intolerable but I still like it anyway
3)”Gotta Get Thru This” by Daniel Bedingfield-Again, it’s got a good beat and you can dance to it. Still the digitized falsetto is pure cheese. Thank goodness he’s European, it’s the only excuse I have for liking this.
4)”Stand Up” by Ludacris featuring Shawnna- I am a mother, I should not own music with lyrics like this. I will say though that dancing to this and “Hot in Herre” by Nelly are the ONLY things that got my daughters through “the witching hour” as infants. You know, the period between 1 and 4 months old where they cry for like 2 hours straight every night between 5 and 7 pm? Apparently, when I moved, they moved. And it was in a way that worked for them. Who says hip-hop isn’t comforting?
5)”(God Must Have Spent) A Little More Time On You” by N’Sync- I don’t think I even need to elaborate on this one. I’ll go hang my head in shame now.
So there it is. And I did not go easy on myself with this tag. Those are just a few of the songs I’m embarrassed to admit I like. Feel free to comment with one or two of your own favorite stinkers!