Thursday, April 2, 2009

Blog Party Music Week Thursday



Against reason, and against good taste, I present to you my Guilty Pleasure Songs:

"Pony" by Ginuwine

ALWAYS was carefully calibrated by my friend Nathan (who made all of the mixes for our house parties in college) to come on when I would assuredly be at my peak of drunkenness and would ALWAYS elicit a scream from me, a command for center stage, and a really raunchy routine. WHAT ELSE WOULD YOU EXPECT FROM AN "ARTIST" WHOSE NAME IS MADE UP OF 2 CHEAP FORMS OF ALCOHOL?

"Need a Boss" by Shareefa/Ludacris

My first introduction to this song was back in '07 when Vee and I were spring breaking in Boston and sharing the Lieutenant's twin bed in his dorm room (hey! We were grad students at the time; you think we could afford a hotel?). At 7am, the Lieutenant cranked this song and BLASTED THE WALLS of the place getting his dudes up and psyched for the lacrosse game later that day.

Somehow I forgave my bro-in-law for waking me up at 7am on my vacation, probably because after one more repetition made me UTTERLY LOVE THIS SONG! Probably NOTHING more than Luda's rap when he talks about "fifteen bank accts, ten different bidnesses, five different lawyers: TELL THEM WHAT THEIR BUSINESS IS!"

"Faded" by soulDecision

What is it with me and drunken anthems? MAYBE THAT THEY ARE AMAZING! He doesn't even have a prelude at the start of this song! "When I get you all alone, I'm gonna take off all your clothes."

edit: This is really embarassing. I just played it and realized that he actually says, "I'm gonna move in nice and close" instead of "I'm gonna take off all your clothes." I AM NOT THAT DIRTY, Y'ALL, I JUST THOUGHT THAT'S WHAT HE WAS SAYING!

THAT'S HOW WE GET STARTED!

The hilarious thing is LOOK AT THE DUDE WHO'S SINGING IT! Do you really feel like his blond crew-cut Zach-Morris ass could make his move on a girl who's "only a friend"?

"When the Lights Go Out" by 5ive

Ok, remember when Napster started cracking down and shutting down the amazing world of free music? (Thanks METALLICA) And when you got busted, they were kind enough to send you a note letting you know what song you had in your collection that was the culprit?

Yep. This one.

ONE OF THE MOST FORGETTABLE BOY BANDS OF THE LATE 90S! And yet! And yet!

"Yeah, Whatever" by Splender

Lily will understand this one. What can I say? It was the late 90s again, and I was totally into SCREAMING BALLADS OF INDULGENT TEENISM! And, um, still am.

YOU GET WHAT YOU WANT 'CAUSE YOU WON'T LET IT DIE!

6 comments:

Karen said...

OMG. Actually those three letters don't encompass the ohmigodness of this. I can't believe you have Faded by Soul Decision! I thought I was the only person in the world who secretly loves that song. And guess what, totally saw them open for NSync back in the day. Oh yeah.

And you don't ever have to be embarrassed about Luda. He's the best :)

You are my fave... said...

Five?! I completely forgot about this band. Your picks are ingenious.

Jackie said...

How do you remember all these!? Awesome. My Pony was a fave back in the day for me too. I remember it being on in the car when I was with my mom and she was like "What in the world is this disgusting stuff you listen to?" Good times.

Rando said...

5ive did a good job with that song. N*Sync would have messed it up. Had to be 5ive.

I agree that we should be ashamed to like Shareefa and Luda becuase that whole song is about how Luda revels in his own wealth like a glutton and how Shareefa (henceforth unheardof) just wants men with money because they have money. But darn does it rock!

kristine said...

Thanks for the comments, everyone!

How do I remember these songs?

Because I HAVE MY NAPSTER LIST FROM 2001 UPLOADED ONTO MY ITUNES!

Shawn said...

This is actually Lily leaving a comment.

All of these songs are Kristine classics. And Splender is a Kristine-Lily classic! A special bond that we -- the only two people in the world -- share.

5ive's dance moves are seriously awful. The main singer looks like he just got out of juvie and the floppy-haired guy looks like his counselor.