Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Top Five Songs I Wish I Didn't Almost Like

1. MMMMMBop: Hanson. Whenever I'm in a bar with a jukebox, I can't help myself. It beckons me. I'm so ashamed.

2. Mandy: Barry Manilow. I need your help, Barry Manilow, because I feel so yucky.

3. Turn the Beat Around: Vickie Sue Something-or-other. Gloria Estefan did a cover-a double whammy.

4. Walk Like an Egyptian. I don't want to talk about it.

5. Sugar Sugar: The Archies. It's not completely my fault. There was this top ten musical TV series produced by Tommy Smothers after CBS fired him and Dickey. Part of the show involved a performance of the number one hit. Every week, until this show was mercifully cancelled, this was the number one hit. They would have a different singer or group perform this song. One week, they had a group of black gospel singers sing in a chain-gang setting. I have never been able to get that out of my mind.

10 comments:

Donita said...

Oh my god, I don't even know you. Hanson? Barry Manilow? Take 2 manly/macho points off Jeff's total. (snap, snap!)

Ok, for me it was Afternoon Delight by the Starland Vocal Band.

vivage said...

I'm so ashamed.

Rocky Mountain High John Denver.

Howlin' Hobbit said...

With the exceptions of MMMMMBop (which I've mercifully only heard snippets of) and Mandy (sappy pop ballad) all of the mentioned tunes are finely crafted examples of very hooky pop songs.

While I can't listen to hours and hours in a row of him, I like John Denver.

As for Walk Like An Egyptian... besides being a good pop tune it had the video with that yummy, slightly plump -- I like gals that don't look like emaciated boys -- lead singer for the Bangles flirting with the camera.

I'm not ashamed of that either.

HH

Donita said...

Yeah, I liked Walk Like An Egyptian. I actually think that might be a fun song for our band.

vivage said...

*Walk Like An Egyptian* That would make an excellent name for a band.

Donita said...

Heh, heh!

vivage said...

Ummm, both you and Jim are cheesing out on flooding blogs with testoserone.

I'm just saying.

Donita said...

What she said.

Brother Atom Bomb of Reflection said...

My next entry will be massive and controversial.

Jim said...

I like some of those songs too.
I'd like to do "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" in our band.
I'd also like a final name for our band this week. See my blog for examples.

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