Monday, February 17, 2014

Musical Confessions

In general, I don't believe in guilty pleasures. If I like something, I'm not ashamed of it. I like chocolate. I like Will Smith's early rap hits. I like all eight seasons of House, MD.

But there are a handful of songs that I KNOW I shouldn't like, but do anyway. Either for language, or sexism, or something equally problematic. There's something satisfying about them. And I like them.

Parents, in-laws, students, grandparents...forgive me. If you choose to listen to this playlist, just...maybe plan to be slightly horrified?

D******d by Kate Nash
Swear-filled righteous anger, to a slow and sultry beat.

La Vie Boheme from Rent
I used to listen to this when I was in my early twenties and frustrated with Mormon culture.

Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke
*sigh* This song seeks to undo everything feminists have fought for since 1907.

Sexy and I Know It by LMFAO
Okay, I'm actually not guilty about this. I don't think...I haven't yet listened closely to the lyrics, so...

Me and Mr. Jones by Amy Winehouse
I mostly feel guilty about liking this song because of the strong language, but it's the most creative conjugation of the F-word I've ever heard.

Prepare to be corrupted.

Guilty Pleasures by Liz Chapman on Grooveshark

1 comment:

Just me said...

If we're talking creative uses of the F (and other) words, check out "Sweet As Whole" by Sara Barielles. It is my go-to "screw you all!" song.