you asked, we answered: the no shame playlist, part II
posted: February 15, 2013
Almost two years ago (note to self: buy more moisturizer – time is flying) we posted a playlist on our blog about the music that we love…in secret. Yup, you know the type of songs. They’re the ones that are in your Top 25 Most Played on iTunes – yet you don’t admit to listening to in public. The ones that you’d be mortified to have your hipster friend know about. The ones you listen to while marathon training and sing to while driving home after Sunday family dinner.
What we learned from the last post? We all love us a guilty pleasure track. Well good thing gang: there has been a lot of deliriously shitty catchy music released in the last couple years, plus a lot of old favourites we just can’t seem to live without. Find this sweetly sinful playlist here.
Without further ado…..
“Rest Of My Life” – Ludacris featuring Usher and David Guetta
Just the names listed above should scare any seasoned music lover. Put them together and it’s like getting nacho cheese and chips at 7Eleven at 3am: while it seems like a good idea at the time, the shame spiral after can be severe.
“I Feel For You” – Chaka Khan
THIS IS THE GREATEST VIDEO EVER. I should start a Chaka fan club. #goalsetting
“Whatever You Like” – T.I.
I could listen to T.I. talk about popping bottles all day.
“Turn Me Loose” – Loverboy
Local Vancouver boy Mike Reno threw on a pair of red leather pants and things have been getting hot and heavy ever since (like 30 years ever since). If you’ve ever been to the Roxy (Vancouver’s finest spot for people watching post-Canucks games) you know the power this song has.
“Starships” – Nicki Minaj
We wish she would stop picking on our Patron Saint of No Shame (aka Mariah), but nitpicking aside…this song is a classic.
“Die Young” – Ke$ha
This is the second time in a row that Ke$ha has made the No Shame playlist. Congratulations!
“Music and Me” – Nate Dogg
I actually don’t consider this to be a guilty pleasure but my friends have pleaded with me to retire the proverbial do-rag. Good thing I have the sense to categorically refuse.
“Where Do You Go” – No Mercy
Poor No Mercy has been looking for their lover for 20+ years via a 90’s beat. I hope they never find them because this song is MUY CALIENTE.
“I’m A Flirt” – R. Kelly featuring T.I. and T-Pain
I won’t sugarcoat it: I am a Robert Kelly apologist. Yeah, I know…this isn’t really acceptable. What IS acceptable? Him talking about hollering at shorties and drinking Courvoisier on the weekends. Trust me, I tried to deny my urges for Kels but the feeling was too strong.
“We Like To Party” – Vengaboys
If getting on the Venga Bus is wrong, I don’t wanna be right.
“Call On Me” – Eric Prydz
Now all MTV plays is reality shows and dysfunctional families making bad life decisions, but back in the day when they played actual music videos this was the greatest thing since sliced bread.
“Motownphilly” – Boyz II Men
These are boyz you can take home to mom. They’re also responsible for the majority of Junior High makeouts for Gen-Yers. #KanyeShrug
“My Maria” – Brooks and Dunn
For the love of God, Ronnie Dunn: stop using eyebrow pencil on your goatee. But please, please keep crooning FOREVER.
What songs do you secretly love with a burning passion? You can tell us…we won’t say anything, promise.