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What song do you love that you'd be embarrassed to admit to your friends?

Asked by trudacia (2508points) June 24th, 2008 from iPhone

I hate to admit it but I love the Titanic song and Barry Manilow rocks!

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Allie's avatar

I don’t think I could embarrass myself any more in front of my friends than I have before. I sing along with and have made up some dance moves to “Make Love In This Club” by Usher. Sasha, one of my best friends, used to call me a nerd when I did it. I’d turn up the music real loud and dance/sing, but eventually when her calling me a nerd didn’t stop me she started to dance and sing along, too. I don’t embarrass myself, I corrupt my friends so we can embarrass ourselves together.

Knotmyday's avatar

Sade, Kiss of Life.

Tough to promote Sade to other dudes.

iwamoto's avatar

i’m always pretty honest about it, even though i’m a long haired neo classical metal fan….i can sing along with all the major backstreet boys hits…

playthebanjo's avatar

Hazy Shade of Winter by the Bangles

Knotmyday's avatar

@iwamoto- off topic; does “neo-classical metal” mean black, or prog, or stuff like post-Paul DiAnno Iron Maiden?

elchoopanebre's avatar

It’s too Late to Apologize- One Republic (Timbaland’s remixed version, though).

tinyfaery's avatar

Any old cheesy love songs by bands like REO Speedwagon or Air Supply. I start singing along and people look at me like I’m crazy. I think I look like I wouldn’t have any idea those songs even exist.

fullclip's avatar

Am I The Same Girl by Swing Out Sister.
My mom listens to them and one day I just picked it up.

They are a lovely band. Just not ideal for my generation.

marinelife's avatar

From the movie White Christmas Sisters (sung first by Rosemary Clooney and Vera Ellen; then later hilariously by Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye).

Any musical soundtrack. I have been known to warble bits from them all.

trudacia's avatar

@playthebanjo, love that song. You could always say that you’re a huge Less Than Zero fan.

Knotmyday's avatar

”...two diff’rent faces, but in tight places, we think and we act as one…Mmm Hm.”
You made me laugh out loud. Crosby and Kaye with their sock garters…

jrpowell's avatar

Nothing Compares to You by Sinead O’Connor

I was really wasted while in high school and sang it loudly to my girlfriend while she was driving. There was a about five other people in the car. I still get teased about it.

I can’t sing

Bri_L's avatar

My name is Bri_L and I am a Barry Manilow Fan

gailcalled's avatar

I vote also for the Sisters version, altho Vera-Ellen was clearly anorexic and Rosemary Clooney gorgeous for a short while.

What about the Danny Kaye patter song from THE COURT JESTER? . “The flagon with the dragon has the brew that is true and the pellet with the poison’s in the chalice from the palace,” or something.

Bri_L's avatar

“those who’ve seen us, know that not a thing could come between us, many men have tried to split us up but no one can”

My brother and I were going to preform that as siameise twin females in a drag beauty show for the talent competition in high school but it got canceled. We were pretty good to. And we are really twins.

SuperMouse's avatar

Total Eclipse of the Heart by Bonnie Tyler

PrancingUrchin's avatar

Heat of the Moment by Asia

Wine3213's avatar

Land Down Under by Men at Work

whatthefluther's avatar

As with tinyfaery, I have a serious weakness for Air Supply. And Bread.

Seesul's avatar

Dreeeeeeam. (Everly Brothers) and anything by Buddy Holly.

zarnold's avatar

@supernutjob – took the words right out of my mouth! Although in reality, my friends and I sing along to it together, so I guess it’s out in the open…

pattyb's avatar

I want it that way” – backstreet boys ?
great harmonies, and a great “sing along in the car song” it takes a big man to admit that!

lefteh's avatar

Like Bri_L, Barry Manilow has got to be the biggest embarrassment.
But there’s some recent stuff as well….
It’s nine in the afternooooon, your eyes are the size of the moooon, you could ‘cause you can so you doooo, we’re feelin’ so good, ‘cause it’s nine in the afternooooon.

rovdog's avatar

Bryan Adams… Heaven.
Basically any Brian Adams song… don’t tell anyone.

marinelife's avatar

@Seesul I am a big fan (and secret singer) of “Wake Up, Little Susie” Go EBs.

jlm11f's avatar

Other great answers found in this question . For me, I would have to go with the Tarzan song that I mentioned in the last question. Another song that I am VERY embarrassed about liking has to be Another Night by Real McCoy . It has to be the cheesiest song ever and I don’t usually like such songs but for some reason I like this one.

thetypicalusername's avatar

Piece of Me by Britney Spears. I really AM embarrassed to admit that haha!

thebeadholder's avatar

Ok, we talked about them in this thread… Blame It On The Rain by Milli Vanilli (so pathetic)

MercenaryWriter's avatar

Grace Kelly by Miko

ebenezer's avatar

“Kiss from a Rose on the Grave” by Seal. I used to sing the crap out of that song (alone in my car).

jlm11f's avatar

@ ebenezer – I love that song, I wouldn’t be embarrassed by it. It’s a popular one :)

Trustinglife's avatar

“Into the Groove” by Madonna.

I remember it was my favorite song when I was about 8. My piano teacher only taught me classical, and one day asked me what my favorite song was. I told him. He scoffed. I never respected him again.

ebenezer's avatar

PnL- I’m not sure I would be embarrassed but I would brace myself for some healthy ridicule.

wildflower's avatar

I am the Queen of Cheese, so I will happily admit to loving 80’s pop/rock, eurovision cheese and country music – but I generally have a pet peeve about a lot of new-ish R’n’B (original/old R’n’B is cool though) and generic boy/girl bands, so it’s a bit through clenched teeth that I admit to liking Push the Button by Sugababes.

iwamoto's avatar

@knotmyday, more prog. stuff like symphony x, firewind etc. for a complete idea, check this out

iJimmy's avatar

Sailing By Christopher Cross

syz's avatar

I have to admit to enjoying Ricky Martin.

playthebanjo's avatar

…hey macarena

El_Cadejo's avatar

Cause your everywhere to me, and when i close my eyes its you i see.

flameboi's avatar

MMMMMmmmmmbop by Hanson, please don’t tell anyone :S

nikipedia's avatar

Every song I listen to is embarrassing to my friends. None of it embarrasses me. And strangely enough, everyone seems to have a hella good time singing along when stuck in my car….

GD_Kimble's avatar

Macho Man by the Villiage People.

breedmitch's avatar

My Life by Billy Joel. Or any Billy Joel.

lefteh's avatar

What is embarrassing about Billy Joel?!

breedmitch's avatar

Ii’s the silliness of some of his inflections, which I copy (even exaggerate) when I sing them. In “My Life” think of the funny affectation he uses in the first line of the song when he sings “reeeeeeal close”. or in the chorus when he sings “myyyyyyeelife”. It’s silly. I sound silly doing it. And I’m embarrassed if my friends catch me doing it.

lefteh's avatar

Ahh, yes, that part.
I do that too.

Curious404's avatar

New Kids on the block Summertime.

marinelife's avatar

@breedmitch I cry when I sing or hear Piano Man. Now that’s embarrassing!

breedmitch's avatar

You’ve given me an Idea for a new question.

arnbev959's avatar

I love Au Revoir Simone. I don’t think guys are supposed to like them.

arnbev959's avatar

Good new question, breedmitch.

zarnold's avatar

“every time we touch” by cascada

stephen's avatar

i dont need to feel embarrassed for what i like

anonyjelly16's avatar

Good god… more than half the songs I listen to are Hindi/Urdu and lately they somehow feel compelled to throw in some English (possibly for greater appeal) phrases that bear no relation to the song itself—but they end up embarrassing me in front of my friends. (There really is just no way to explain a singer keeps saying “mind blowing” into a song—and that too with an Indian accent pretending to be not). Worse, there is no way to explain why I like it. Still…. the beat is catchy enough that I will listen to that trash in my car where no one can judge me :-)

jlm11f's avatar

@atharkhan – i know exactly what you mean. one of their most favorite english words to insert in the bollywood songs these days is “SEXY” which always amuses my friends.

anonyjelly16's avatar

@PnL: Oh yeah…. forgot the “SEXAAYYY” riff. Sheesh…. so embarassing. But, I still like bollywood stuff (especially the stuff that comes out of UK based bands).

mrjadkins's avatar

Recently I added the Batdance song by Prince to my Playlist songs (web site playlist dot com). I know it has to do with the new movie coming out but I really think it is three crappy songs in one. The middle part is my favorite part of the song.

Guilty pleasure song of this summer though goes to Color Me Badd’s “I Wanna Sex You Up”. I added it as a joke but I love it again. It is Badd!

dragonflyfaith's avatar

@breedmitch I actually own the Billy Joel box set. Love, love, love Billy Joel. I think the most embarrassing on to be caught singing of his (for me) is You May Be Right. I get so into it.

My most embarrassing would have to be Love Shack by the B52s. It comes on the radio and I can’t help but to sing and dance a little in my car.

wilhel1812's avatar

The Black Parade by My Chemical Romance… and i hate My Chemical Romance

Bri_L's avatar

You know every time they play that “Butterfly Kisses” song I weep like a baby cutting onions.

gailcalled's avatar

Bri_: Letting infants play with sharp knives, are we?

Bri_L's avatar

hehe. not since I took the safety/parenting/cutlary and fire arms corse at our local high school.

Fallenangel's avatar

I listen to a few like theme songs or major songs from anime….. that never really goes over very well

that and i like DJ sammy =/

El_Cadejo's avatar



Fallenangel's avatar


(diff song)


wilhel1812's avatar

+1 for dj sammy

Bri_L's avatar

baby got back

SoapChef's avatar

Anything by Barry White, Mandy by Barry Manilow and cringe, Hold onto the Night by Richard Marx, hah!

Bri_L's avatar

I got barry mannilow to

martinf's avatar

I sing the tune to Limbo Rock all the time. It’s infectious, people hate you if you get it stuck in their head.

tiffyandthewall's avatar

that cheesy ‘i wish i was a punk rocker with flowers in my hair’ song by sandi thom. okay, it is annoying, but what a cute/true message. apathy sadly seems to be the current trend, though it’s not just the new generation, it’s certainly spread. no one gives a damn so long as it doesn’t directly affect them. well, not no one, but.

kritz_the_cat's avatar

I am a closet Abba fan.

Well I guess formerly closet Abba fan.

Magnolia21's avatar

I love Del Amitri even though all my friends think it’s super lame. I’ve stopped telling people I listen to them.

lefteh's avatar

I’m going to a Britney Spears concert next Friday….

iwamoto's avatar

i’m very sorry too… i’d rather give jackson a hand while he’s watching rock climbers (you know what i mean) then go see state champion playbacking of the year

El_Cadejo's avatar

@iwamoto id go rock climbing with you anyday ;)

iwamoto's avatar

* butterflys in my stomach *

El_Cadejo's avatar

thats not the only thing thats going to be in you….

jlm11f's avatar

Get a room you two :P

Allie's avatar

I know what you two boys are talking about and… Eww.

iwamoto's avatar

well, love between 2 nerds can be a beautiful thing really, just like that time johnpowell and eambos…oh wait, never mind !

filmfann's avatar

My Hips Don’t Lie by Shakira

vampir_kat's avatar

Anything by Air Supply, Journey, and most **butt metal** (anything 80s/early 90s like Firehouse, Skid Row, White Lion, Steelheart, Hurricane) gets me laughed at by my friends. They’re just haters. You know you like Journey!!

lefteh's avatar

Everybody likes Journey. Everybody.

filmfann's avatar

When my kids and their friends set up drums and amps in the garage, I let them practice. I just hung a sign on the wall:
1) No music after 10pm.
2) No smoking.
3) No Journey!

lefteh's avatar

Party pooper…

whatthefluther's avatar

@lefteh…Britney Spears? This can not be coming from the same gentleman of impeccable music taste, who turned me on to Margot & the Nuclear So & So’s?.

lefteh's avatar

You must understand that my actual taste in music and what I sometimes think is fun to dance around to at a party are two very, very, very different things :P

whatthefluther's avatar

@lefteh….I agree. I would never admit to “liking” most of the stuff that gets me humming, whistling, singing, keeping the beat ,shaking or dancing, because nearly all music does that to me. For example, although I dislike Nickelback on a conscious level (particularly lyrics) , I rock involuntarily when I see them in concert. Darn near all music “works” at some base level, yes, even Britney Spears. Have fun!

vegelizabeth's avatar

a lot of Miley Cyrus :X

lefteh's avatar

I got my sights set on you, and I’m ready to aim…I have a heart that will never be tamed!

vegelizabeth's avatar

i knew you were something special when you spoke my name ~

Allie's avatar

… now I can’t wait to see you again.

vegelizabeth's avatar

@lefteh & @Allie – hahahah the songs are just so catchy !

rovdog's avatar

Baby your all that I got (Want?) when your lying here in my arms… finding it hard to believe… we’ve in Heaven. I think the song is called Heaven? Yeah, that is guilty pleasure.

hearkat's avatar

@rovdog: —That was our Prom theme 25 years ago (and I didn’t like it then, either). I won’t hold it against you!
I haven’t seen you on in a while, I hope you are well!

bluegirl's avatar

so yesterday….wow lol

Webzilla's avatar

I love metal so admitting I love ballads is really hard for me! My fav is Westlife ‘Flying without wings’ (cringe!) and if my friends knew I would never hear the end of it and probably would lose all my credibility!

proXXi's avatar

Steal My Sunshine by LEN..

sort of ashamed..

rovdog's avatar

yeah… it’s pretty terrible. but I love it anyway! There’s actually a movie which uses that song as a theme- the beginning is about a lonely Nasa scientist or something.

@hearkat – good to see you around! I am well! How are you?

hearkat's avatar

@rovdog: I am better now than when I wrote that last August! :-D
Thanks for asking!

Aesthetic_Mess's avatar

Cowboy Casanova by Carrie Underwood. I usually hate country music, but I like this song

gorgeousgal3's avatar

Layla by Eric Clapton

2CDenzy's avatar

Jar of Hearts.

Normally that’s fine.

But I’m a teenage boy.

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