Friday, February 21, 2014

Music Guilty Pleasures

To be honest- I don't have a ton of guilty pleasures when it comes to music. I mean... can it be considered as thus when you don't actually feel guilty about it?

I'm lookin at you Glee. I know I probably shouldn't love it as much as I do, but it's a fact, and I'm not even sorry. Also, it's coming back on Tuesday and I'm beyond excited.

While we're on this topic- let's add Lady Gaga to the list of things that should be my guilty pleasure, but I don't feel guilty about. Not even close. Not even a little bit. Not even at all. (Name that movie!)

However, there are a few things in music which I do consider guilty pleasures. Or at least confusing as to why I like them so much.

First, there's "Friday" by Rebecca Black. I don't actually like the song. It's not good. However, whenever I'm excited for a Friday I find myself singing "Friday, Friday, gotta get down on Friday..."

You do it too - don't even lie. I see you signing to yourself over there.

The biggest one though, I think is, songs about partying. You know, the ones about gettind drunk, club hopping, and not caring about the consquences. That's right, when I've had a bad day and need to let off steam, once I hear a dance club beat and I hear people singing about getting drunk, I can't help but feel better about life.

It's completely ridiculous. Will you sometimes see me jamming out in my car to some Ke$ha? Yup. Katy Perry's "Last Friday Night" and "This is How We Do"? Absolutely. What makes it so crazy though, is that I know nothing about this lifestyle the singers are talking about.

Never once have I danced on a table top the way Katy sings in her song. Not even sober for a musical. Never ever.

I've never kicked someone to the curb unless they looked like Mick Jagger.

I've never gone through the backdoor to get into a club with glitter on my eyes.

I've never gone to breakfast in last night's dress. (I did pull several all-nighters in college, but for different reasons. And I always changed clothes before going to breakfast.)

To be 100% honest - I'm pretty sure I've never been as drunk as the songs talk about. Give me one drink or two and I'm done for the night. Even in college I had friends who would go out to clubs sometimes, and when I would inquire about going they'd be all "Emily... you'd hate it." Which, is probably true, but I remember being sad they didn't at least let me turn down the invitation myself. At least I'm a cheep date, right?

Yet, I love these songs. It's just... they're fun!

And when you add Glee into the picture, well, all bets are off. Especially when Darren Criss is singing the lead.

Please tell me some of your music guilty pleasures so I can feel better about myself.


  1. Lady Gaga...and Lonely Island.

  2. HA! I like those songs too even though I have no way to relate to them. I still sing along all the time!

  3. Gah! Glee! I'm always so embarrassed to admit my fondness for their remakes too!

  4. I think the older I get the more I unashamedly listen to High School Musical songs..... Bet On It is my jam.

  5. You and I would do just fine on a long road trip -- no fighting over our music choices. :) Also, that movie reference is 10 Things I Hate About You...Julia Stiles' character recites it as part of her sonnet!

  6. I have many music guilty pleasures...which are all crazy and conflicting. My deepest music guilty pleasure secret is George Michael, lol. I know all of his songs and sing along when I'm alone in the car, lol. But I also love club music like you mentioned...oddly enough I've never stepped foot in a club and I never really desired to do so....but I rock out to "This Club Can't Even Handle me Right now" lol

  7. I don't know how well known they are in the States, but Girls Aloud are a guilty pleasure of mine. I normally can't stand that kind of manufactured pop but their songs are just so damn catchy I can't help it!


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