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|My Chemical Romance - Welcome To The Black Parade||1||6.25%|
|Vanilla Sky - Umbrella||2||12.50%|
|Journey - Don't Stop Believin'||1||6.25%|
|Chris de Burgh - Lady in Red||0||0%|
|The Sound of Animals Fighting - Horses in the Sky||0||0%|
|Bowling for Soup - Ohio (Come Back to Texas)||2||12.50%|
|Blondie - Heart of Glass (Single Edit)||0||0%|
|Justin Timberlake - Rock Your Body||2||12.50%|
|Lighthouse Family - Lifted||1||6.25%|
|Kamelot - Don't You Cry||0||0%|
|Selena Gomez & the Scene - Naturally||3||18.75%|
|The Pettit Project - Guess I Gotta Guess||0||0%|
|Brisk & Trixxy - Eye Opener||0||0%|
|Medieval Steel - Medieval Steel||0||0%|
|Chris Isaak - Life Will Go On||0||0%|
|Relient K - Must Have Done Something Right||0||0%|
|Bryan Adams - Everything I Do I Do It For You||4||25.00%|
|Paul McCartney - No More Lonely Nights||0||0%|
|Voters: 16. You may not vote on this poll|
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|02-17-2010, 07:53 PM||#21 (permalink)|
Juicious Maximus III
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Scabb Island
Hum, about Kamelot, well. I have a general guilty pleasure in that I like a bit of power metal made by the sort of people who really sound like they never truly gave up playing dungeons & dragons in their parents basement (neither did I in a way, so that might be where the appeal comes from). Thematically, the songs are often about holy dragons, mighty warriors and other sorts of epicness. However, some of the most embarassing out of the bunch I think might be Kamelot's medieval ballads which, rather than being power metal are more sort of derivative of what these kind of bands might think of when they're feeling emotional.
I think they're embarassing because while such bands may agree that their songs have comedic potential, I'm sure Kamelot's ballads are only meant to be heartfelt and beautiful and they are I think .. It also makes them cheesy as hell so I don't play them too loud.
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|02-17-2010, 08:26 PM||#23 (permalink)|
one big soul
Join Date: Feb 2008
1. My Chemical Romance "Welcome To The Black Parade"
Could probably be considered a guilty pleasure of mine as well. It's damn catchy and when that electric guitar rush sets in, it's pretty adrenaline pumping. Though obviously, the lyrics are terrible and "emo kids" everywhere just eat them up.
2. Vanilla Sky "Umbrella"
Umbrella is catchy, but this cover is kind of butchered to the point where it sounds like they actually mean it. Singer's got some weirdass accent too.
3. Journey "Don't Stop Believin'"
Obviously a terrible song. It probably wouldn't bug me so much if my brother didn't insist on singing it all the time.
4. Chris De Burgh "Lady In Red"
5. The Sound Of Animals Fighting "Horses In The Sky"
Pretty good. The music was all over the place, but it was nice hearing Craig Owens sing some pretty melodies here and there. I'd listen to an album.
6. Bowling For Soup "Ohio (Come Back To Texas)"
I feel like I know this song... oh wait I do. Anyways, yeah it's pretty bad. Obviously catchy, but not even that can save the failed attemp at humor and awful vocals.
7. Blondie "Heart Of Glass"
Oh man those vocals are terrible.
8. Justin Timberlake "Rock Your Body"
Awesome in a cheesy way.
9. Lighthouse Family "Lifted"
This was pretty nice. No real complaints, other than it obviously being fairly generic pop stuff.
10. Kamelot "Don't You Cry"
Kind of good in the same way Slipknot's "Vermillion Pt. 2" is good.
11. Selena Gomez & The Scene "Naturally"
Pretty solid, dancy pop tune. Good pick.
12. The Pettit Project "Guess I Gotta Guess"
It's in an uncomfortable place because it's got the production and vibes of a crappy powerpop band like Forever The Sickest Kids, but it's got many of the stylings of true pop punk like Screeching Weasel. It doesn't succeed at anything, so yeah, useless track.
13. Brisk "Eye Opener"
Well, this was pretty damn fun. I dig it.
14. Medieval Steel "Medieval Steel"
Oh man, this is probably the most wonderfully cheesy song I have ever heard. Is that intentional? I really hope so.
15. Chris Isaak "Life Will Go On"
This is really friggin' obsolete.
16. Reliant K "Must Have Done Something Right"
I remember seeing this music video a long time ago. The song isn't that catchy, but I suppose I can see the appeal. I'd rather listen to catchier, secular bands though.
17. Bryan Adams "Everything I Do I Do It For You"
The stereotypical power ballad. I hate it.
Paul McCartney "No More Lonely Nights"
Sounds like filler material.
|02-18-2010, 12:18 PM||#24 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2009
So basically I kind of could apply the guilty pleasure label on a number of cheesy 80's songs..... Achy Breaky Heart, Don't Stop Believin', Don't Want To Miss A Thing, I've even found myself watching Never Gonna Give You Up all the way through
I know these songs are terrible, it's just that they're so damn catchy. Also, have you watched any live performances/ music videos of cheesy 80's songs? They provide many lulz.
|02-18-2010, 01:13 PM||#26 (permalink)|
Rats off to ya!
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: House of the Ju-Ju Queen
The batch I've gone through. I need a break, all this cheese is going to give me constipation.
1. My Chemical Romance - Welcome To The Black Parade
I can't stand this song at all. Horrible wannabe Queen pop-punk. I remember this from when I'd always see the music video on TV which was also very horrible. A couple songs off their second album are guilty pleasures of mine though.
2. Vanilla Sky - Umbrella
I remember when the original plagued the airwaves when I was in middle school. Pretty catchy but I've heard pop hits covered better.
3. Journey - Don't Stop Believin'
Who is this person kidding? This song is loved by all.
4. Chris de Burgh - Lady in Red
This didn't do anything for me.
5. The Sound of Animals Fighting - Horses in the Sky
Haven't heard much of this band but I'm a fan of Anthony Green and the instrumentation is interesting. Sticks to that pop-punk/post-hardcore whatever sound while adding a lot of interesting parts. Then glitchy breakbeat part then Bam! (handjobs!) 80's metal solo! then gypsy breakdown.
6. Bowling for Soup - Ohio (Come Back to Texas)
Forgot about this band completely.
7. Blondie - Heart of Glass (Single Edit)
Surely you jest. I DL'd Parallel Lines the other day just for this song and all it's disco goodness.
8. Justin Timberlake - Rock Your Body
Embarrassing but so good.
9. Lighthouse Family - Lifted
Boring, boring, boring. I feel like I'm at Live Aid.
Some probably wrong guesses.
Stone Birds - Bryan Adams
Alfred - Sounds of Animals Fighting
NSW - Blondie
Gunnels - Bowling for Soup
|02-18-2010, 01:16 PM||#27 (permalink)|
Blue Bleezin' Blind Drunk
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: The land of the largest wine glass (aka Lebanon)
Heart of Glass is one of my favourite songs, can't believe someone considered it as an embarrassing guilty pleasure :/
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|02-18-2010, 08:55 PM||#28 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Seattle, WA
OMFG. Why would anyone cover 'Umbrella'? Seriously.
And they have over 1,600,000 plays on last.fm. Facepalm for the kids.
|02-18-2010, 09:24 PM||#29 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Seattle, WA
I'm going to guess that The Pettit Project was submitted by +81.
Alfred is right that it's in an "uncomfortable place" due to sounding like your average kiddy copycat powerpop band, but has the stylings of good pop punk from the 90s that I enjoy. It actually reminds me of Lagwagon, musically, but the vocals suck. This kind of stuff makes me sad because it makes me realize that people not into those 90s bands that I like see them in the same way that I/we see these newer copycats. Too bad. Kids need to stop watering down music (though to be fair the 90s pop punk I like was probably then seen as watered down punk/hardcore...So yes, 90s pop punk is a guilty pleasure of mine ).
|02-18-2010, 09:49 PM||#30 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Seattle, WA
Few more guesses
The Sound of Animals Fighting - gunnels
Brisk & Trixxy - dieselboy
Medieval Steel - Bulldog
Bryan Adams - Stone Birds