MORE Embarrassing Songs… That I OWN

I should have looked through my iTunes the first time I posted about this. It was a treasure trove of cheesy songs I cannot believe I own. Don’t tell my husband I paid good money for this crap. And that I love every single one. (Some of these you all mentioned in the comments, great minds think alike).

I Can’t Wait – Nu Shooz
MMMMBop – Hanson
New Age Girl – Dead Eye Dick
Caribbean Queen – Billy Ocean
Piano In The Dark – Brenda Russell
My Prerogative – Bobby Brown
Hey Ya – Outkast
I Just Want to Be Your Everything – Andy Gibb
Shattered Dreams – Johnny Hates Jazz
Sweet Life – Paul Davis
Too Shy – Kajagoogoo
Larger Than Life – Backstreet Boys
The Power of Love – Huey Lewis
Walkin’ On Sunshine – Katrina and the Waves
Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
Lady In Red – Chris DeBurgh
Whenever, Wherever – Shakira
You’re The Inspiration – Chicago
The King of Wishful Thinking – Go West
Flashdance – Irene Cara
Get Here – Oleta Adams
Good Doctor – Robbie Williams
Perfect Way – Scritti Politti
Vision of Love – Mariah Carey
Lovergirl – Teena Marie
Sara – Starship (my first slow dance)
You Don’t Know – Scarlett & Black
Kyrie – Mr. Mister
Don’t Talk to Strangers – Rick Springfield
Boogie Oogie Oogie – Taste of Honey
Mr. Roboto – Styx
St. Elmo’s Fire – John Parr
Romantic – Karyn White
Working For The Weekend – Loverboy (WHFS fans will understand this one)

This article has 26 comments

  1. Amy Barry

    Sounds like a great list to me!

  2. Sarah Jackson

    If Journey is wrong, then I don’t want to be right.

    You should hear my 9 year old belt out Don’t Stop Believin’ – it’s awesome.

  3. Gretchen

    Sounds like the next winner’s cd…

  4. Nat

    Can I top that with ABBA Gold — The Greatest Hits?

    1. I reckon Outkast is cool. Don’t care what anyone says. Mind you I love Yeah, by Usher. (So wtf do I know.)
    2. Well I have thing for Objection Tango by Shakira so Wherever, Whenever uproar is pointless.
    3. I have earworms from most of these. Right Now Scritti Politi (I have this album on vinyl) is rotating in my brain.

    There is however NO excuse for Carribean Queen. 😉

  5. Aimee Greeblemonkey

    ha ha ha Nat! At least it wasn’t Get Out of My Dreams, or whatever that crap was!

  6. Becky

    WHF-wha? Loverboy was my first concert. Shhh!

  7. zipper

    The Backstreet Boys and Hanson will take you straight to hell.

  8. Aimee Greeblemonkey

    Becky… WHFS was the alternative rock station growing up in Baltimore. It was supremely awesome. Introduced me to soooo many bands. And ironically enough, they played Loverboy’s Working For The Weekend every Friday at 5pm.

  9. Wenderina

    I just found the funniest vid on YouTube with Hey Ya.

    You gotta check it out:

    You can’t help but smile at this one.

  10. Joan

    My son is in 9th grade now. He won’t admit to it but when he was in 1st grade, he was a big Backstreet Boys fan. I took him to their concert.

  11. Aimee Greeblemonkey

    Wenderina, that is awesome!

  12. Charlotte

    I think Lady in Red is the most embarrassing song ever, and I always cry when I hear it, which is even more embarrassing.

  13. Sarah O.

    You should post this compilation on iTunes. It’s just that disturbingly wonderful.

    I listened to WHFS all the time when I lived in Columbia, MD.

  14. carrie

    Is it wrong that I know the words to almost every one of those songs?

  15. MB

    Kajagoogoo and Scritti Politti? TOO MUCH! I saw Milli Vanilli LIVE!

  16. soccer mom in denial

    Shattered Dreams by Johnny Hates Jazz!!

    Will you get out of my head!!!!

  17. Amy

    I’m not sure about the other songs on your list, but Rolling Stone Magazine named Hey Ya in the top 50 greatest songs of all time. Of which I concur. But most of the songs on your on sing-a-longables and to me that is the best!

  18. Sizzle

    i dunno, there’s some good stuff in there. shhhh! 😉

  19. Aimee Greeblemonkey

    I know, I know! but any song that says “Shake It Like A Polaroid Picture” is worthy of a LITTLE embarrassment!

  20. Carrie

    I don’t think any of those songs are embarrassing! Should I be embarrassed about that?

    I say life’s too short, listen to what makes you happy. That’s why I own every Britney Spears album without shame.

  21. Tree

    You have provided me with some good tunes to add to my running playlist! Thanks!

  22. Sue at nobaddays

    OH! Driving in my car today and Shaggy’s “Angel” came on … my cheesiest guilty pleasure song evah!

  23. crabapple

    how about “Run to you”–by Brian Adams. Which my husband, also a guitar player, says is about Mr. Adam’s guitar…is that disturbing?

    By the way, Hey Ya is genius.

  24. Catherine

    My kid has THE WORST taste in music I’ve ever seen. Toni can’t get enough of the Pina Colada song. You know the one I’m talking about?? “If you like Pina Coladas…. gettin’ caught in the rain…if you’re not into yoga… and you have half a brain…” She’s got the freaking thing memorized.

  25. sue

    Are you snooping in my iPod again? Geez….

  26. Mayberry

    I am catching up on like 2 weeks of posts and HAVE to stop on comment on this one. These are hilarious. My brother and sister and I still bust a gut when we perform Peter Cetera’s moves from the You’re the Inspiration video for each other.

    (who’s embarrassing now…)

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