I'm following Annie's lead and posting my top five guilty pleasure songs — songs I'm slightly embarrassed to love but love anyway. Before I begin, let me tell you that close runners-up included everything Justin Bieber, old school Goo-Goo Dolls, "Breathless" by The Corrs, "When I Look at You" by Miley Cyrus and several songs from Britney Spears's glory days. In the end, however, these five prevailed:
5. "Real World" by Matchbox 20 | Best part: intro notes
No words adequately describe how much I love this song and how thrilling I find the little five- and three-note motifs that repeat throughout it. NO WORDS. p.s. Had to embed this song from MySpace because YouTube wouldn't let me. What year is it again?
4. "Lullaby" by Shawn Mullins | Best part: 3:20 (He goes all de-crescendo, re-crescendo on you.)
When he sings "everything's gonna be alright," I believe him. I did in third grade, and I still do. Forewarning: Video is sort of questionable right around the aforementioned best part of the song.
3. "Kiss Me" by Sixpence None the Richer | Best part: chorus
Earlier this semester I watched this music video in my apartment like six times in a row. Also, I will watch She's All That repeatedly just for the moment when this song plays as Rachael Leigh Cook walks down the stairs post-makeover and Freddie Prinze Jr. realizes how beautiful she is. (I'll also watch it repeatedly because FPJ is totes adorbs. I believe I've mentioned this before.)
2. "I Want It That Way" by the Backstreet Boys | Best part: 2:22-2:32
This spot could really go to any of BSB's numerous hits. There's just something about a man in all white ... surrounded by slash harmonizing with four other men in all white.
1. "My Heart Will Go On" by the Céline Dion | Best part: note at 3:22
I was like 8 when Titanic came out — too young to see/appreciate Jack and Rose's PG-13 romance but not too young to appreciate the soundtrack to their romance. Also, I one time scored a 100 on this song while playing Karaoke Revolution. (The only other song I ever scored a 100 on was "I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing" by Aerosmith. What can I say? Wide range.)
What are some of your guilty pleasure songs?