Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Lame Music Meme

So, just what exactly are the five most embarrassing songs in my iPhone?

In no particular order:
  • Summer of '69, Bryan Adams
  • Bootylicious, Destiny's Child
  • Vogue, Madonna
  • The Way You Make Me Feel, Michael Jackson
  • Gin and Juice, The Gourds (it's a bluegrass cover of the Snoop Dogg tune, but somehow manages to be AWESOME).
A special bonus for any British readers:
  • Pure and Simple, Hear'Say
  • Don't Stop Movin', S Club 7
Thanks to Mad Hatter for this one. She listens to Kermit the Frog, so I think I came out of it looking OK.

I tag... any blogger who started reading this post with an iPod of any kind within 6 feet of them.


  1. You are so evil! Beware my wrath. Hell hath no fury like a Hatter scorned. And revenge is a dish best served cold.

    Whatever that means. Did it sound menacing? :-)

  2. You know, I was thinking about whether at least one song by Michael Jackson should be among my top five as well. I could pick any one of them because, to me, everything about him is just lame...

  3. Oh, and, MH -- I think if you wanna be scary menacing you should go like this: I am gonna getcha it's a matter of fact, I am gonna getcha don't you worry 'bout that...
    Granted, you can't ever be as scary as me but, you never know.

  4. S club7 !! you might win on this one...

  5. Bryan Adams is NOT embrassing! You can not live where you do Cath, and not LOVE Bryan Adams. Its is not allowed. Gin & jUice, thats bad. What is it with you and mad hatter hating on good 80s rock.

  6. I had the dubious pleasure of seeing Hear'say live once. That I wouldn't have on my iPod!!! :)

  7. MH, are you gonna set Miss Piggy on me?

    I seriously can't believe you owned up to that one. There's honesty, and then there's honesty.

    Okham, his older stuff was his least lame stuff. I LOVE Billy Jean, although it's not on my iPod yet, mostly due to a wicked cover version that my brother-in-law's (now sadly former) band used to do. Imagine a bass guitar and synths doing the main riffs, with a guy rapping over the top "Aint nobody got love for me, aint nobody gonna take a bullet for me, aint nobody got love for me, but my dog, got love for me", leading into a woman with an awesome rock voice singing "people always told me, be careful what you do".


    Well, I guess you had to be there.

    Bob, yeah, sure, I believe you!

    Stepwise, it's all about memories of a certain place and time, honest! We danced like idiots to that song at my friend's hen night / stagette / whatever it's called in these parts.

    Scientistmother, yes it is a Vancouver classic. Have you ever been to the Blarney Stone? They used to use it in the X-Files when they needed a dodgy bar, but it's always a fun night. The major problem is that there are only 3 toilets for women, with one usually being out of order and one usually being used for vomiting. So the lineups are crazy. I was once at the very back of what looked like a 20 minute line when Summer of 69 came on. Every single person ahead of me rushed onto the dance floor, so I got in in record time. So, if you ever see a huge lineup in a Vancouver bar, you know what song to request!

    This was also the night when I attempted to play air guitar to Sweet Child O'Mine. With a full pint in my right hand. Oops. Luckily I am far too old for that kind of shenanigans now.

    Dr J, I refer you to the answer I previously gave to Stepwise Girl.

  8. The blarney stone, good times to be had there. Freds uptown tavern was also a very cool place. I will admit to walking into a "few" bars back in the day. I can't say I always remember what happened in said bar. :)

  9. Never went to Fred's... heard some stories though!

    My first Vancouver roomies were wild and crazy club goers, and I also had some party animal friends from my postdoc department, so I've been to a few crazy places (hello, Au Bar and the much-missed Love Affair). But I was never really a club fan, I would go along with my friends if they were all going but was never the one to suggest it. I am glad that my friends are more into pubs and backyard BBQs than clubbing now!

    I still like going to see a good band though. Ever been to the Fairview on Broadway? Or the Waldorf in East Van? My bro-in-law played all these dodgy places and they are always good for a laugh.

  10. Mr E Man will often say things like "why do you listen to this crap?", and I will often say "because it reminds me of university / Glasgow / this time my friend and I got drunk and did something stupid". He doesn't get it... I think we just listen to music in different ways and for different reasons!


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