This list is called “Guilty Pleasures.” It’s a few songs I like but wouldn’t necessarily admit to liking, in no particular order. Enjoy.
Madonna – Crazy for You
There are certain songs that make you think of odd things when you hear them. For some reason when I hear this song, I remember sitting on my living room floor in 1983 organizing my Return of the Jedi trading cards. Strange, but true. . . The video must have been on MTV at the same time.
Bobby Brown – Every Little Step
I really like Bobby Brown, and this is one of my favorites. I saw him in concert 4 or so years ago- he still has moves!
Debbie Gibson – Only in My Dreams
So. . . I am a closet Debbie (Deborah) Gibson fan. Her music and look really demonstrate how much fun the 80′s were.
Matthew Wilder – Break My Stride
Another fun song- I will never turn the radio off when this song is on.
Rick Astley – Never Gonna Give You Up
Who can deny the fact that Rick Astley is now to the music industry what Rocky Horror has been to the movie industry- this song has become a cult favorite for countless people (myself included).
Terrence Trent D’Arby – Wishing Well
Terrence Trent D’Arby is, I believe, a very underrated artist. He has a great voice, cool look (for the time) and awesome dance moves. Just watch the video for Wishing Well and you will understand.
I wanted to include Milli Vanilli’s ‘Blame it on the Rain’ here too, but it wouldn’t publish to my list. This was the first song I ever slow-danced to in the 7th grade. (I believe that would have been 1989-1990, for those who are keeping track.) It brings back the sweet, sweet memories of junior high dances. Girls on one side, guys on the other, one chair designated as a crying chair for the girl who had her heart broken and a ten foot deep circle of her friends comforting her. Good times!
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