The Guilty Pleasures


Good afternoon, lovelies!

I recently re-found a song I had on my iPod that my couch ate five years ago.

Funny story — I lost my glasses in my couch and had to cut open the bottom, and that’s when I found my iPod.

Which got me into my weird guilty pleasure songs — you know, the songs you skip over in the car when you are riding with your friends. The songs or artists you listen to only on your ear buds.

Ya’ll know what I’m talking about. These are my favorite 20 guilty pleasure songs or artists.

Here we go!

  1. I have soft spot for Korn. Like whoa. Their album, Path of Totality, is probably one of my favorites, even though it was universally panned. My cousin once called it music for people on drugs.
  2. In This Moment — kind of a scream-o band that attracts a certain following. Pretty cringe worthy, but I adore Maria Brink’s voice.
  3. Rammstein — I learned more German from Rammstein than I did from two years of German classes in university.
  4. Katy Perry — the only two songs of hers I actually like are E.T. and Dark Horse. I know, it’s ridiculous. I generally avoid songs where autotune is heavily used.
  5. Styx — Renegade. ‘Nough said.
  6. Maximum the Hormone — Japanese scream-o with a chick drummer. However, my Japanese roommate totally loved that I was into the band, which made me feel better.
  7. I adore Amy Lee, even though some of her older stuff is very High School emo. Hey, she even said so herself.
  8. Babymetal. Yes. I love Babymetal. But only one song — Megitsune.
  9. Straight Line Stitch — another scream-o band with an awesome black chick lead singer.
  10. So. Much. Rob. Zombie.
  11. Hootie and the Blowfish.
  12. 90’s rock — Wallflowers, Jewel, Eagle Eye Cherry, Spin Doctors.
  13. 90’s pop — En Vogue, TLC, Mariah — so much Mariah
  14. Down with the Sickness
  15. Linkin Park — both old and new stuff.
  16. Tricky. British rapper.
  17. 80’s rock — Aerosmith, Guns N’ Roses, White Snake, etc…
  18. Pink’s older stuff.
  19. The Queen of the Damned soundtrack
  20. Fall Out Boy — mostly from the album with “Thnks fr Th Mmrs” on it.

So, I have laid my shame bare.

And I dare you to do it.

Let me know you’re cringiest guilty pleasure songs/artists.

Update — dude. I just found out Chester Bennington from Linkin Park committed suicide today. Wow. They’re music got me through some of the darker parts of my life. Hybrid Theory was one of the first CD’s I owned and I still listen to to this day. Seriously, the whole thing is on my now recovered iPod. I’m seriously trying not to cry at my desk right now.

Usually celebrity deaths don’t impact me like this — but first Chris Cornell and now this.

I just cant.


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22 thoughts on “The Guilty Pleasures

  1. Korn? Seriously you are an adult now, you don’t have to listen to kiddie music. As for music for people on drugs that started with Piper at the Gates of Dawn and ended with Dark Side of the Moon, a set of headphones a dark room, the Wizard of Oz movie and a huge spliff.

    Screamo? Any Screamo? Again dear you are an adult you don’t have to listen to teenage music to look cool amongst your friends.

    Rammstien? How much teenage angst have you got left in your thirty year old self?

    Katy Perry? Well her biggest mistake was marrying that wanker comedian. The kids love Fireworks so I can relate and her carpool karaoke with James Corden was funny. I wasn’t in for the whole bedside confessions thing she did a few weeks back though, and I would be happy to see her end the feud with Taylor Swift by kicking TayTay in the balls!

    Styx? Well finally a bit of taste!

    Babymetal? Even though it’s only one song I think I love you just for admitting it. I don’t mind a bit of Babymetal, the musos are actually quite good, their live show is high energy and visually stunning and the girls at the front are no different to the Monkees or the many bands that copied them. Shows just what a publicity wagon can do.

    Rob Zombie? He’s always been a better movie producer than a muso!!

    Hottie and the Blowfish? Honestly? Well I suppose it’s not screamo!!

    90’s rock? At least you have some taste, although you need more 90’s rock than the three short listed

    Mariah Canary? Oh come on have you been hit by a bus? I saw some footage from her live show the other day, damn she does a good impersonation of a statue, or a fucked up robot. Looks like she’s finally come to the realisation she’s just not good enough for an aussie male, even if that aussie male is a rich entitled wanker.

    Linkin Park? Ok he’d dead I’ll go easy but sheesh there is reasons for everything in this world!!

    80’s rock? Now we are getting somewhere.Chicks with Dicks!!! Hair metal bands that put more effort into raiding mum’s beauty cabinet than playing instruments…see you do have taste!!!

    Pink? Well she did put on a darn good live show a few years back and she was really in it for the fans which scores respect!

    So have you got anything good on your playlists? 🙂

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