Flashback~Forget About it-Friday

My taste in music growing up, like that of most people, was varied. I was a fan of AC/DC, Tom Petty, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Queen, Pink Floyd and ELO. I also loved what I guess is technically called rhythm and blues, but to me will always be sooooooooouul (as in Soooooooouul Train!). I went through a disco phase too. Leo Sayer, Andrew Gold, the Bee Gees, Donna Summer, the Village People, Michael Jackson–loved them all. My mind and ears were open, and that was a good thing.

And then there were the songs that glommed onto me. Songs I couldn’t stop singing. Songs that would stay in my little head for days. Decades later, I still know all the words. I am going to feature more of these in future posts, but for today, I’ll stick with my early years.

Flashback~Forget About-it-Guilty pleasure songs–the childhood edition.

I loved King Tut (Steve Martin too)! I remember calling Q94 in Richmond to request it over and over.

Do I even need to offer commentary on why I loved this song? Didn’t think so.

How hot was the Captain?!! I think he was one of my first crushes. Yeah, I was five or six, but even then I clearly knew what cute was.

I say whaaaaaaat? I say ewwwwww-weeeeeeee!

I know all of you have guilty pleasure songs from childhood–only when you were a kid, you didn’t feel guilty. Please share.

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12 responses

  1. Hey lady, Elvira was a favorite until my grandfather ruined it for me by playing the record (that’s right the record) over and over again!

    But your Lynard Skynard AC/DC tastes are right up my alley!

  2. Love it! Elvira and Willie’s “On the Road Again” were huge! Kenny Rogers had a couple in the late 70’s that would not go away, also.

    Pretty sure it was Ray Stephens, positive the title was “The Streak.”

    Squeeze Box, “The Who”: Mama’s got a squeeze box, Daddy never sleeps at night…

    Dr. Hook, Cover of The Rolling Stone.

    Gary Numan, “Cars” : still have no idea what half the lyrics are

    Tommy Tutone, “Jenny” : 8 6 7 5 3 0 9

    Great times!

  3. I always get confused over “guilty.” For example, I STILL love King Tut. (BURIED WITH A DONKEY!)

    And there are a ton of disco (and 70s cheese) songs that I loved unabashedly as a kid growing up in that era. And yet they still have a warm spot on my iPod. So if ABBA, Barry Manilow, The Village People, Kool & The Gang and the Bee Gees all have high play counts in iTunes, does that mean they are a “guilty” pleasure? Probably, since they indeed bring me pleasure, and yet I wouldn’t run screaming into the streets “Oh My GAWD! Copacabana is on!!” And I can listen to them ironically or unironically. Okay, my name is Shan. And I’m a disco slut.

    There, that feels better.

    LET’S GET SMALL, Y’ALL.

  4. These are all great guilty pleasures! I still get pumped up when AC/DC Back in Black plays. Thanks for the memories! Especially mentioning “Copacabana”, remember “Mandy”.
    I have to ask if you recall Starland Vocal Band “Afternoon Delight”. We used to sing our hearts out to that song.

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