Since the season of Grey's has past and that was sort of my weekly thing I decided I needed something else to replace it. I’m toying with the idea of posting up all the Grey’s Anatomy tunes I’ve collected over the years but that will take some time and I’m not sure that’s something I want to commit to so for now it’s just a thought. If I get the feedback that people want that, I’ll think about it more. Anyway…while I was driving into work this morning thoroughly enjoying the rendition of Snow’s one and only hit (if you can call it that) “Informer”, I thought it might be fun to have a “Guilt Free Friday”.
Guilt Free Friday will be me publicly divulging to anyone who happens to be reading some of my favorite “guilty pleasure” tunes. The songs that I should be ashamed to say I love…the songs that are too cheesy for words…the songs that everyone secretly adores even though it’s not hip. You know the songs I’m talking about…everyone has them. I will unapologetically divvy up some of the most craptastic tunes from my collection every Friday and if it makes even one person feel better about loving really good BAD music too then I’ll have done a good thing.
So...without further adieu I give you my guilty pleasures from the days of the boy bands.
"Kind of faded, but I'm feeling alright...thinkin' about making my move tonight. I can't pretend that you're only my friend when you're holdin' my body tight. 'Cause I like the way you're making your move, I like the way you're making me wait. At the end of the night, when I make up your mind you'll be coming on home with me. Yeah, yeah, yeah."
Backstreet Boys - "As Long As You Love Me"
"I don't care who you are , where you're from , what you did as long as you love me . Who you are . Where you're from . Don't care what you did...as long as you love me ."
Color Me Badd - "All 4 Love"
"I will never leave you sugar...this I guarantee. I look in to the future, I see you and me. Knight in shining armor, I will be your fairy tale. I wanna take care of you. Girl, I'll serve you well."
LFO - "Summer Girls"
"New Kids On The Block had a bunch of hits...chinese food makes me sick. And I think it's fly when girls stop by for the summer, for the summer. I like girls that wear Abercrombie and Fitch. I'd take her if I had one wish. But she's been gone since that summer...since that summer."
Wham! - "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go"
"You take the gray skies out of my way. You make the sun shine brighter than Doris Day. Turned a bright spark into a flame...my beats per minute never been the same."
Wham! - "Everything She Wants"
"Some people work for a living, some people work for fun...girl
I just work for you."
And just in case anyone forgot the gloriousness that is the "Wake Me Up..." video, here's a refresher:
New Kids On The Block - "Step By Step"
"Step one...we can have lots of fun! Step two...there's so much we can do. Step three...it's just you and me. Step four...I can give you more. Step five...don't you know the time has arrived?"
New Kids On The Block - "You Got It (The Right Stuff)"
"Your first kiss was a sweet kiss, second kiss had a twist. Third and your fourth kiss...I don’t want to miss. I can see it in your walk, tell ’em when you talk. See it in everything you do...even in your thoughts."
*NSync - "Bye Bye Bye"
"Don't wanna be a fool for you...just another player in your game for two. You may hate me but it ain't no lie, baby Bye, bye, bye."
*NSync - "Pop"
"Do you ever wonder why this music gets you high? It takes you on a ride. Feel it when your body starts to rock...your body starts to rock. Baby you can't stop...you can't stop. And the music's all you got. Come on now...This. Must. Be. POP!"
New Edition - "Candy Girl"
"She walks so fast, she looks so sweet. She makes my heart just skip a beat. My girl's the best and that's no lie. She tells me that I'm her only guy. That might be true but my girl's a joy...she don't play around, she's right to the point. My girls like candy a candy treat She knocks me hot up off my feet."
Bell Biv Devoe - "Poison"
"Poison, deadly, movin' it slow. Lookin' for a mellow fellow like DeVoe. Gettin' paid, laid, so better lay low. Schemin' on house, money, and the whole show. The low pro hoe she'll be cut like an afro. See what you're sayin', huh, she's weighin' you but I know she's a loser (How do you know?) Me and the crew used to do her!"
Bell Biv Devoe - "Do Me"
"Whatever I said, whatever I did...I didn't mean it. I just want you back for good. Whenever I'm wrong just tell me the song and I'll sing it. You'll be right and understood...I guess now it's time that you came back for good."
Hanson - "Penny & Me"