Friday, January 27, 2006

Top 5 Friday - Songs You Wouldn't Admit To Liking, But Do


Are there songs that are a tad corny or wierd that you listen to secretly without admitting it? Are you a closet Britney Spears fan? Do you secretly have show tunes on your i-pod? Does Kermit the Frog singing "Rainbow Connection" still bring tears to your eyes? Here are my particular favorites:

  1. Wayne Newton - Danke Shoen - What's not to love about the king of Las Vegas? Though he should lay off the face lifts, he's starting to look like seran wrap stretched over a raw piece of chicken.
  2. Barry Manilow - Mandy - The guy has gotten a bad rep. over the years. He really is a gifted singer and songwriter.
  3. Kenny Rogers - Through The Years - He is the gambler and has had a career that spans decades.
  4. Dolly Parton - Coat Of Many Colors - She is another truly gifted performer. This song is beautiful and talks about growing up in a poor family.
  5. America - The Last Unicorn - Kind of a cheesy movie, and the music suits the cheesiness.

posted by Out Of Jersey | 6:22 AM

24 Comments:

Blogger krisT said...

Hey nice layout you got here!

I've heard of 3 songs that you put up here.. Since I was a 'child of the 80's' did I miss out on the rockin tunes of the 70's??

6:40 AM  
Blogger Katie said...

i just have to comment that I LOVE The Last Unicorn, really. It is a bit sad that if it shows up on TV I will lay aside whatever I am doing and stop and watch it. Ok, I'm done confessing to things that really shouldn't be shared.

7:18 AM  
Blogger Eddo said...

You can NEVER go wrong with Dolly or Kenny. They are classics. I love them.

7:21 AM  
Blogger The Cubicle Reverend said...

Krist,
So you are going to talk to me now? I am a child of 80's and 90's that's when I really started getting into music on my own. Though the 70's has some great rock and roll. But there is also a lot of great rockabilly from the 50's and 60's. Idle Ramblings knows a lot more about that than I do.

Katie,
I love the movie, but the book is so much better. It really gets into the nuts and bolts of the characters.

Eddo,
Yeah man, what's not to love about the gambler? And I so want to go to dollywood.

7:29 AM  
Blogger krisT said...

OF course I'm going to talk to you.. I apologize for the comments I made earlier. I was just kidding but I have to remember that sometimes people think I'm being serious when I'm really kidding..

7:54 AM  
Blogger The Cubicle Reverend said...

No worries Krst, I know you were kidding. My family has a long and proud tradition of sarcasm.

8:22 AM  
Blogger LutherPunk said...

I just answered this one over at my place. Talk about skeletons in the MP3 closet.

8:37 AM  
Blogger Cate said...

I'm not one bit embarrassed about admitting that I love Dolly Parton. I like Kenny Rogers, too, esp. The Gambler.

Interesting topic and post.

8:53 AM  
Blogger krisT said...

Honky tonk ba-donk-a-donk... yeah I know pretty bad.. Who would've guessed your junk in the trunk would be called a ba-donk-a-donk??

8:53 AM  
Blogger The Cubicle Reverend said...

Lutherpunk,
I'll never be able to look at you in the same way. Dude, the songs you chose aren't lame.

Cate,
Can't have things be deep all the time. It's friday, time to lighten things up.

Krist,
Oh no you didn't.

9:00 AM  
Blogger krisT said...

Yup... I did.. Here's what you said "Are there songs that are a tad corny or wierd that you listen to secretly without admitting it?" I was just following the directions.. There are more but I'll keep em a secret.. :D

9:12 AM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

ANYTHING from Sister Act 1 or 2. Still brings tears to my eyes. "Joyful, Joyful", "Oh Happy Day"...

CLASSIC.

9:40 AM  
Blogger The Cubicle Reverend said...

Krist,
I never knew that was a real song.

Steph,
I love sister act. good stuff.

9:52 AM  
Blogger Logan Bennett said...

Love the new look man..... Nice job Eddo you are the man. Great choice of songs also man. Good to hear that somebody is coming out of the closet about this music before I have to LOL

10:10 AM  
Blogger The Cubicle Reverend said...

you might have used something better than "out of the closet" bro in this case.

11:00 AM  
Blogger Pete Bogs said...

I listened to Who Loves You from the Four Seasons earlier today... the 70s rule!

2:22 PM  
Anonymous Natalie said...

I'm pretty proud to own and love all of the 90s alt-rock that people try to forget they used to like but still know all the words to.

5:41 PM  
Blogger Todd said...

Check out my reply on the Word of Todd.

6:15 PM  
Blogger Frankie said...

hahaha what a good thought. I have way more than five. In fact, a large part of my Ipod collection should completely put me to shame. I am an emo-indie-lover, but I know how to appreciate a good (I use the term loosely) pop song. Ace of Base is definitely up there on my list, along with a little Christina Aguleria and yes, even some old school Britney. Embarrassing yes, but it always makes me smile.

5:32 AM  
Anonymous MMM said...

I love all those songs, and I don't care about the cheesehead label. :) Got a lot more cheese I love too, so don't go there. ;)

7:52 AM  
Blogger Wendy said...

The layout looks great. I am a closet Clay Aiken fan. I think he's awesome. And adorable. Oh, yeah, I love ABBA too. And I love the song "Red Red Wine" by UB40.

9:41 AM  
Blogger The Cubicle Reverend said...

Nat,
90's alt rock isn't cheese, that's cool. SOrry, doesn't count.

Frankie,
I don't even know where to begin.

Wendy,
What's wrong with UB40? I danced with girls at my middle school dances to UB40.

7:49 PM  
Anonymous -drm- said...

[Through tears] "It's true...it's all true...I love them all and I've been living a lie."

9:16 PM  
Blogger Michelle Fry said...

I love the Dolly Parton song and really love her ever since I saw an interview Barbara Walters did with her. She is just herself as far as how she lives her life and is a very honest, down to earth person who over came a lot. She is also a pretty good songwriter despite the cheesy ones she used to sing. She writes a lot of songs other people perform.

6:32 PM  

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