A little while back I did a blog post about some of my most favourite bands. It proved popular, so because it's Friday and I'm feeling fun this time I decided to tackle the guilty end of the spectrum - the five artists/bands that I confess to being a teensy bit embarrassed about *giggles*. In no particular order!
1) The Darkness
These guys brought back bare chests, bad teeth and big hair to the rock arena! Their lyrics were daft, the falsetto voice of the lead singer was ridiculous to the point of pain from laughing, and their hit singles were entirely overplayed on the radio. Yet... I love them. Bombastic music, brilliant guitar solos, thoroughly entertaining. This is one of my favourite tracks (and, yes, it is about genital lice...):
2) Def Leppard
Oh hell...... Just watching that back makes me cringe just a little inside!
3) Britney Spears
Hella yeah! And not the Toxic version, no way - we're talking Hit Me Baby, One More Time! I was at university when this song came out, and it takes me straight back there - watching my male room-mates pretending not to drool over Britney in her little schoolgirl outfit :o) The god-awful miming in the music video was particular gigglesome. I don't dare link to pictures or videos on my blog just in case I get odd visitors!
4) Dire Straits
Old man music, surely? Lift music. Easy listening. These are some of the descriptions of Dire Straits my friends have expressed when driving in my car while I play it LOUD! So I have some embarrassment about them - but, honestly, Mark Knopfler is an AMAZING guitarist, and they've written some truly iconic songs. Here is one of my favourites (and a proper 80s music video, no less!):
5) Bonnie Tyler
*blushes* Yep. I have a complete weakness for Holding Out for a Hero - and, in fact, the very greatest use of that song in film (in Short Circuit 2, as Johnny 5 races to the rescue.....) I can sense tumbleweeds across my blog, as you all desert me in droves. Why did I decide to reveal these, again?
Clearly the way to my musical heart is to have RIDICULOUS hair!
Go on, I dare you, tell me your guiltiest musical pleasure!
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