I have a confession to make.
...many confessions to make.
I've been up for 6 hours, and it's only 9 am. I spent my early morning listening to a lot of music, and realizing that sometimes, my music taste is incredibly embarrassing. And I feel like it's time to level with you, dearest blog readers. Sometimes, I listen to what might be known as shitty music. And I love it.
I'll start with this song, which I've listened to approximately 30 times this morning.
...yeah. Ginuwine - Pony. After Wikipediaing him, I was delighted to find that his real name is Elgin Baylor Lumpkin, thus almost winning the award for funniest real name (Yeshe Perl, aka Mickey Avalon, still holds the title). But anyway... I can't really explain why this song is so good. The only possible reason I can find is the beat. I can't really figure out what it is... is it someone going "Duuh... duhh duhh duhh... duhh duhh duhh..." or is it some weird synth thing? In any case, holy crap is it good. (Here marks my 3rd play of the song while writing this blog post.)
I guess this brings me to my disregard for actual legitimacy... as long as it has a funky beat, it's 100% amazing, in my book. (Jim and I discussed this at length and determined that beats I like aren't funky, they're skanky. Oh well.) SPEAKING OF SKANKY BEATS, here's embarrassing song I love numero dos (I'm pretty sure this one has almost gotten me kicked off the blog a few times). And gosh, I can't find an embeddable version, so I'll just have to tell you. It's Play. By David Banner. I... I have no explanation. Remember, this is like a confessional. Maybe I'll go say a few Hail Mary's or something. Or maybe this will help (oh god oh god acoustic covers oh god):
In any case, the edited version makes me laugh. "Run, girl, I'm try'na get your body wet." and then later, "Work them hips, run, girl." Amazing. At certain points, they give up trying to edit it and just delete things. "We can jump till the bed breaks." Really? I'm literally laughing out loud. Maybe I'll blog about explicit vs. radio edited songs next.
Continuing along. There's a lot of music I really like that I don't think falls into the embarrassing category, but apparently some people do. For example:
Now, I'm pretty sure that Jewel was amazing back in like, 1996. This is from the first CD I ever owned, and I still own it. Because it's awesome. And I listen to it fairly regularly. Just listen to that distinct 90's twang. GOD it's amazing.
I'll wrap up this particular entry (I'm sure there'll be more in the future) with another throwback that I really don't think I should even be embarrassed of. But again, apparently I should be.
I listen to this song all the time. Unironically. Speaking of, how does one listen to music ironically? That pisses me off. Hey hipsters, don't listen to Missy Elliot ironically... because she's really, really good.
Enjoy laughing at me,
P.S. Honorable mentions (not really embarrassing enough):
Longview - Green Day
What Would You Do? - City High (alright, maybe this is way more embarrassing than any of the others)
The Call - Backstreet Boys
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