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August 03, 2006

Here I go again on my own...

“So bad it’s good” - how often has this clichéd expression been deployed as a skirt behind which some ponced-up pseudo-intellectual can hide when confessing to his love of cultural detritus?

Here I go, then, with my “So bad it’s good” musical list - all of which can be found on my iPod - inspired by Q magazine’s Top 10 Guilty Pleasures, and already blogged about at Love and Liberty.


Think of these songs as the musical equivalent of eating a cold, leftover pizza slice with salad cream to nurse a Tequila hangover - the taste might be shocking, but sometimes nothing else will do.

  • All Saints (Never Ever)
  • Alvin Stardust (My Coo-Ca-Choo)
  • Andreas Johnson (Glorious)
  • Avril Lavigne (Sk8er Boi)
  • Bananarama (Love in the First Degree)
  • blink-182 (All the Small Things)
  • Boney M (Rasputin)
  • Brian McFadden (Real to Me)
  • Busted (Year 3000)
  • Charlotte Church (Crazy Chick)
  • Daphne & Celeste (U.G.L.Y.)
  • Darius (Rushes)
  • Dolly Parton (Jolene)
  • Emma Bunton (Maybe)
  • Falco (Rock Me Amadeus)
  • 5ive (Everybody Get Up)
  • G4 (Creep)
  • Girls Aloud (Racey Lacey)
  • Hanson (MMMBop)
  • Julian Lennon (Saltwater)
  • Mark Owen (Four Minute Warning)
  • Nena (99 Red Balloons)
  • Rachel Stevens (Sweet Dreams My LA Ex)
  • Ricky Martin (Livin' La Vida Loca)
  • Robbie Williams (Radio)
  • S Club 7 (Don’t Stop Movin’)
  • Shampoo (Trouble)
  • Shania Twain (That Don't Impress Me Much)
  • The B-52s (Love Shack)
  • Wheatus (Teenage Dirtbag)

3 comments:

Jock Coats said...

Think of these songs as the musical equivalent of eating a cold pizza slice with salad cream to nurse a Tequila hangover

I am scandalised that you know of such things...:)

But will agree on Wheatus and Nena. Do you have the English version of 99 Luftballon? I could only find the German one when I looked. But I have fond memories of the year it was in the charts (1984 I think?). I believe Wheatus's keyboard player (though not when "Teenage Dirtbag" was current) is an Oxford chap (played at Catweazle once).

phil said...

All Saints (Never Ever)

Disgraceful. "Pure Shores" is far superior ;-)

Mark L said...

Your've got me guiltily looking at my ipod playlists, most I'd be prepared to admit to in polite company, but there are a couple of frankly dodgy choices as well.

Perhaps worst by some margin is Eros Ramazzottii (I was going theough my Euro power ballads phase), also B52s (Roam), Gabrielle (what was I thinking of) and Sash (whatever did happen to them?). Wang Chung - takes me back but very dated.