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    Embarassing Musical Fetishes

    Here's the thread you've all been waiting for; a thread to air your musical embarassments. I want to know what bands/songs you've really liked and been into which you've bagged mercilessly to your friends but secretly danced to.

    In the spirit of things, here are mine;

    Bobby Brown; I loved (and still love) this guy. Every Little Step is a classic early 90's dance tune. Still rocks whenever I hear it. All On My Own is another I loved.

    Hanson; I bought their album (for $5!) just for one song on the album but even MmmmBop! was VERY catchy. A great effort from a band where the oldest was 16 years old I thought.

    Bardot; I thought the first album actually had some quality writing on it. Then I saw who the writers were and I knew why. I also noticed the musicians on the album and picked three members from Australia's best ever funk band, Directions in Groove. That earned the album more kudos in my view.

    Britney; she was NEVER on any of my lists (other than artists to hate) until she released 'Toxic'. Then I heard that live and I still reckon it's a very catchy tune. Everything else of hers has sucked but that's a cool track I reckon.

    Paul Abdul; Just loved her and her music.

    Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds; I have the two-CD set of this musical version of the book and I still love every second of it. Some fantastic music with some awesome musicians (David Essex, Phil Lynott, etc.) and a great story.

    So, who's next?
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    I used to listen exclusively to Savage Garden.

    I have CDs by Britney Spears, Mandy Moore. I used to have one by The Corrs.

    Phew, it feels good to get that out. lol!
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    Spandau Ballet's "True" is in my top five songs of all time...

    I'm also partial to the Blow Monkeys - from the mid 1980s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Cat
    Here's the thread you've all been waiting for; a thread to air your musical embarassments. I want to know what bands/songs you've really liked and been into which you've bagged mercilessly to your friends but secretly danced to.

    In the spirit of things, here are mine;

    Bobby Brown; I loved (and still love) this guy. Every Little Step is a classic early 90's dance tune. Still rocks whenever I hear it. All On My Own is another I loved.

    Hanson; I bought their album (for $5!) just for one song on the album but even MmmmBop! was VERY catchy. A great effort from a band where the oldest was 16 years old I thought.

    Bardot; I thought the first album actually had some quality writing on it. Then I saw who the writers were and I knew why. I also noticed the musicians on the album and picked three members from Australia's best ever funk band, Directions in Groove. That earned the album more kudos in my view.

    Britney; she was NEVER on any of my lists (other than artists to hate) until she released 'Toxic'. Then I heard that live and I still reckon it's a very catchy tune. Everything else of hers has sucked but that's a cool track I reckon.

    Paul Abdul; Just loved her and her music.

    Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds; I have the two-CD set of this musical version of the book and I still love every second of it. Some fantastic music with some awesome musicians (David Essex, Phil Lynott, etc.) and a great story.

    So, who's next?
    When you say "Then I heard that live" referring to Toxic does this mean you've actually been to a Britney concert? I'm not pointing the finger by the way, I went to Shania Twain - it was for an ex-girlfriends birthday though, and I didn't buy the tickets (not that it's an excuse now I look back on it).


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    Must admit to quite liking the Macarena...the song, not the stupid dance.

    Also, Killing Heidi have been one of my favourite bands for about 4 years, when I saw them live last year I noticed that I seemed to be by FAR the oldest person at the gig, was a bit worrying! Hadn't been embarrassed about liking them at all before that point. They were very good live though must be said.

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    When you say "Then I heard that live" referring to Toxic does this mean you've actually been to a Britney concert? I'm not pointing the finger by the way, I went to Shania Twain - it was for an ex-girlfriends birthday though, and I didn't buy the tickets (not that it's an excuse now I look back on it).
    No, saw it on TV. The 'Onyx' tour or something. Other than the miming, was a decent 'concert'.

    Thought of another few; that Ketchup song was pretty fun I reckon.

    Tom Jones; don't ask............

    Robert Palmer; Some Like it Hot is a cooooool track.

    Scatterbrain; Don't Call Me Dude. Strangely cool, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Casson
    I used to listen exclusively to Savage Garden.
    Hahahaha! It's not the Savage Garden that gets me (I've got a soft spot for Darren Hayes, myself), it's the "exclusively".

    For me --

    I kinda like that Nelly/Aguilera smackdown single - I think it's called "Tilt ya Head Back" or something.

    I used to listen to Boston ("Amanda", "More than a Feeling") - not exclusively though.

    I still enjoy cranking up the volume to Whitesnake's "Still of the Night" every now and then.

    Unashamedly, I think that Destiny's Child are great R&B pop. Not sure if this should be embarrassing, but judging from past comments on this forum it is.

    Boz Scaggs' "Lido Shuffle" is really catchy. Oh what the hell, I like "Lowdown" and "What Can I Say" too.

    I still like the Spice Girls. I mean, REALLY like, in every way.

    Top_Cat really threw caution to the winds in admitting to liking Jeff Wayne's "War of the Worlds" concept album. I might have owned Rick Wakeman's "Journey to the Center of the Earth" at some stage though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Cat
    Scatterbrain; Don't Call Me Dude. Strangely cool, though.
    Step by step.... Inch by Inch....

    Yep, guilty.

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    Yes! Savage Garden! Still, I guess its not so bad since Im a girl and that quiet one who never did anything but play the guitar was kind of hot...

    I also liked Britney Spears' "Toxic". I really did..

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    Another one for Savage Garden.
    I used to be quite a fan of Puff Daddy...

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    Oh, another one I need to admit, back in 2001 I liked...*gasp*...Linkin Park. Yes. Linkin Park. Was close to buying the album in fact. Thankfully I came to my senses in time.

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    Is Little River Band considered embarrassing by others?

    We were at a rugby match at Carisbrook in Dunedin, New Zealand a few years ago, and Australia's favourite musical storyteller, John Williamson, was performing. All the other rugbyheads around us looked in shock as we sung our hearts out along to "True Blue"


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    John Williamson if far from embarrasing. Rip Rip Woodchip was always my favourite! HAHA!

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    yeah i used to be a closet savage garden fan...
    also, the first cd i got was a ricky martin one... though i was quite young

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    Top_Cat really threw caution to the winds in admitting to liking Jeff Wayne's "War of the Worlds" concept album. I might have owned Rick Wakeman's "Journey to the Center of the Earth" at some stage though.
    Hey, man, it was quite a debate with myself to decide whether that was embarrassing or not because I maintain to this day it has some amazing music on it!

    Step by step.... Inch by Inch....

    Yep, guilty.
    "YOU CAN CALL ME RAY OR YOU CAN CALL ME JAY BUT YA DIDN'T HAVE TO CALL ME DUDE!!!!!!!!"

    And personally I didn't realise liking Linkin Park would be a bad thing. Oh wel, chalk up another for me.........oh alright, an Savage Garden!

    Agree with the Spice Girls too.............. Oh God, kill me.

    And I must admit to ONE Cold Chisel song I like; 'One Long Day'. I challenge anyone to listen to that song, however, and tell me that Jimmi Barnes DOESN'T sound eerily like Jeff Buckley on that track.

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