The 30 Day Song Challenge: Day 16

Today’s category is…

Your Guiltiest Guilty Pleasure.

Here are the staff picks:

Kevin Coyne: “Sashimi” – Keyboard Cathy

Look, here’s the thing. It started out as a joke. I was laughing at it. I swear. Then I started singing it to myself more often than I care to admit…until now.

Leeann Ward: “Gotta Be Somebody” – Nickelback

I have plenty of guilty pleasures, but my guiltiest guilty pleasure stands ahead of the rest. In fact, I feel so guilty about enjoying this song that I can’t even define what I like about it, but the fact is that I do, despite that you wouldn’t find any song like it in my iTunes.

Dan Milliken: “Working For the Weekend” – Josh Gracin

I honestly don’t experience much musical guilt, so I’m just going with what probably sounds the worst on paper. Gracin snarls his way through this perky 80’s pop hit, imbuing it with a weird, aggressive, kind of creepy sexuality. It’s strangely engrossing.

Tara Seetharam: Shake That” – Eminem featuring Nate Dogg

Any class I’ve built up as a music blogger probably just came crashing down, but I can’t help it y’all. I freaking love this song.


  1. I’m gonna have to go with Cyndi lauper’s verion of “Money Changes Everything” This song came out the year I was born and I just discovered it a few years ago, but it just makes me want to scream the lyrics at the top of my lungs. And I’m not big on pop music but this is pure 80’s glory!

  2. I have a lot of Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera songs that I feel embarrassed for having but at the same time can’t help finding a lot of the songs really catchy.

  3. Guilty pleasures, right?

    Would the whole soundtrack to SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER count as one? If so, then I proudly plead guilty (LOL).

  4. “I Love Onions” by Susan Christie

    I don’t like rain or snow or hail
    Or Moby Dick the Great White Whale
    But mmm, I love onions!

    I don’t like shoes that pinch your toes
    Or people who squirt you with a garden hose
    But mmm, I love onions!

    Onions, onions, la-la-la!
    Onions, onions, ha-ha-ha!
    Root doot doot-doot, doot doot doot!

    Onions, onions, la-la-la!
    Onions, onions, ha-ha-ha!
    Root doot doot-doot, doot doot doot!

  5. Victoria Shaw’s “Waikiki Cowboy”, a fun song with an infectious melody which she wrote with frequent collaborator Gary Burr. Any song whose chorus begins “Yipi Yi Yo Don Ho Mahi Mahi” has got my attention. I mean who name checks Don Ho?

  6. Mine would have to be “Ever Ever After” by Carrie Underwood. I really hesitated before I decided to post this, that’s how guilty I am.

  7. We all make fun of it, but let’s be honest with ourselves: we all secretly think “Friday”‘ is catchy as hell.

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