Guilty As Listened

The other day, I talked about how most of my guilty pleasures are music and I mentioned J-Pop as one of them.

Then, on the Facebook, there was this exchange. I included only the salient parts that I wrote to protect the innocent. You’re welcome, Jackie.


Yeah, so that’s embarrassing.

Today, I thought I’d dig up the most embarrassing songs in my music collection. Now, keep in mind that I have over 25,000 songs in my library, so of course, there are bound to be some that leave me scratching my head. We’ll start with the one we already divulged:

John Denver’s Greatest Hits

Hells yes.

As I mentioned in the Facebooks, I have always had a soft spot for this song. Although, really, I love Toots & The Maytals cover more:

Because Toots & The Maytals Rock.

The Bleach Soundtrack

Bleach is a long-lived Japanese manga/anime series. They’re on episode 7.954 x 104 or something. I not only have a lot of the episodes, but the soundtrack, too. Some of it isn’t too embarrassing, like Yui…

Or Orange Range…

Both songs I happen to love, but then there are songs Takacha’s Movin’…

And Aqua Timez, Alones…

All of which, I sing along with badly even though they’re all mostly in Japanese and I don’t speak Japanese at all. I am old enough to be all of those artist’s mother. Not embarrassing at all. Nope.

Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof Soundtrack

Speaking of soundtracks, I have a lot of the ones from Quentin Tarantino movies. I typically think he’s a goddamn hack director who hasn’t had an original thought in decades and has managed to skate by because Americans are stupid and don’t know when they’re spoon-fed straight-up theft, much like Martin Scorsese winning an Academy award for writing for The Departed, when The Departed already existed as an excellent Hong Kong movie called Infernal Affairs.

End run-on sentence rant.

Anyway, Tarantino. Not really a fan. I will give him credit in one area though: he puts together excellent soundtracks. I own a bunch of them. One of them has this song on it, which I admit that I absolutely adore:

That’s a great song, even though it’s derivative as hell, just like Tarantino.

ZZ Top

I’m not embarrassed to be a fan of ZZ Top. I have a ZZ shirt I wear from time to time. One day, I was wearing it and a friend’s girlfriend asked if I was wearing it ironically. Hell no!

However, I am a mite embarrassed by the sheer volume of ZZ Top I have in my library. It’s a lot. You wanna know how much?

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That’s a lot of ZZ Top, but I like them, especially their early bluesy stuff, but I have some of their more recent albums, too.

ZZ Top rocks. I met Billy Gibbons once at a classic car thing around the corner from my house. He was nice. Fortunately, I wasn’t wearing my ZZ shirt or that could have been awkward.

Jerry Reed – East Bound & Down

You might know this song from Smokey & The Bandit. Yup. This is a badass song and I don’t care what anyone says. Whenever this comes on random shuffle while I’m driving, I turn it up.

I also have this song:

Looks like we got us a convoy. Ain’t she a beautiful sight?

Meco – Star Wars And Other Galactic Funk

Disco versions of The Star Wars songs!!!!!! How could you not bloody love this? It makes me want to go roller skating.

Dazz Band – Let It Whip

Hells yeah.

How stylin’ are they? The problem is, I can never remember if The Dazz Band or The Gap Band Let It Whip or Dropped A Bomb On Me, so I have both.

Sparkly camo. Awesome.

Electric Light Orchestra – Afterglow (Discs 1-3)

I have a three disc ELO set. Why? Who knows. But, dude, I have this song:

It’s okay to be jealous.


That’s enough sharing for one day. What songs do you have hiding in your library that you’d be embarrassed for anyone to know about?