30 Day Song Challenge, Day 13: A Song That is A Guilty Pleasure


Of all the posts, I think I had the most trouble with this one. Maybe.

We all have them and some are more embarrassing than others. As for mine, well, I’ll let you be the judge – and don’t judge to harshly, okay?

Survivor – “I Can’t Hold Back” (1984)

You can say whatever you want, peeps, but this song rocks me to no end. It’s the typical ‘80s rock ballad and I’m pretty much okay with that.

And hey, you know what? I still have my cassette and CD copies of Vital Signs, an album which also has “High On You”, “The Search Is Over” and one of my favorites, an album track called “First Night” which ended up on my Soundtrack to an Imaginary Movie compilation.

Cheesy? Possibly, but I don’t care. I still listen to it.

Honorable Mention

Here’s why I had the trouble deciding on which one to go with or, in this case, which was more embarrassing.

Olivia Newton-John – “Xanadu”

Come on, it’s really ELO with Olivia Newton-John! Who are you to deny the musical brilliance that is Jeff Lynne and Company?.

Olivia Newton-John – “Magic”

Also featured in the movie Xanadu. It was covered by a band called Stimulator and featured in a Macy’s commercial.

Steve Perry – “Oh Sherrie”

Gotta admit that the video’s a little amusing. And hey, look another Steve Perry reference for people to go nuts over!

George Michael — “A Different Corner”

Discovered this one when Ann and I saw him live a few years ago and have been digging it since.

Oh, there are more but…I think I’ve gone on long enough with this one.

Wait, one more: the theme to Fireball XL5 as seen in the movie Love, Honour and Obey. The theme is campy and kills me each time I hear it but after seeing this version, I kind of enjoy it even more. But I swear I laughed so hard and almost pissed my pants when I first saw this clip.

Okay, so…now I’ll go hide in the corner…

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