Jen asked for guilty pleasures this week. I think I could likely fill an entire week’s place list with some of the turds hiding in my list. Even a music snob is subject to allowing a not-so-cool character into the party every now and then. Most of what resides in my closet of musical skeletons is so tightly wrapped in nostalgia that I’ll never be able to part from it. And I’m not embarrassed. These songs, at some point in my life, were on repeat in my room, on my Walkman, or in a friend’s car. I went with a theme within a theme this week and picked all rap/hip-hop tunes. While I was a atl rock chick for sure in HS, these jams infiltrated a nearly embarrassment-free, guitar heavy, meaningful/deep lyrics laden Seattle love fest.
First on the list is a not so safe for work jam out of Atlanta Ga. Yes, a bunch of country-ass white girls used to roll through the street’s of Branford, FL blasting this.
Luniz- I Got Five on It
I’m sure my Mom and Dad loved this.
INOJ-Love You Down
Again, I’m sure parent’s were thrilled with the message.
OK, these two take us back a bit further. My older cousins listened to these songs, so of course I thought they were the coolest.
Linear- Sending All My Love
Timmy T- One More Try
I should do an entire playlist dedicated to songs that were played at every dance I ever went to in HS. That list would be so amazing awful/awesome that the internet may explode. Here’s one of those songs.
12 Gauge- Dunkie Butt
Folks, twerking isn’t new. Miley is simply ripping off 90s jam dance moves. And parents our music wasn’t as innocent as you’d like to remember. Case in point-
Yes, I still love every song on this list. Sorry, I’m not sorry.
Stay positive & love your life!
Listening to: Market Place on NPR
Eating: Hummus wrap
Random thought: Where are all of the animals on Walking Dead? Some of them would have made it away from the zombies, right? No birds, dog, cats at all?