Get the funk up! June 13, 2008Posted by davegoblog in Music, Personal, Pop Culture.
Another Twitter converstion leads to another cross blog post. This time, we were tasked to come up with a list of songs we couldn’t admit to loving without a great deal of embarrassment. Join us. It’s not too late for some self-induced online humiliation. What’s on your list?
“Batdance” by Prince from Batman soundtrack (1989) – Who wasn’t doing the “Batdance” during the summer of 1989? Prince’s music and Jack Nickolson as the Joker gave a sharp contrast to Tim Burton’s brooding visuals and Danny Elfman’s score. And hey, the soundtrack is not just for killing zombies anymore.
“Theme from The Dukes of Hazzard (Good Ol’ Boys)” by Waylon Jennings (1980) – Now you know where I was on Friday nights in the early 80s. I tried to find the audio of me singing this from like 3rd grade, but I wasn’t successful or I *just* didn’t search hard enough. In the meantime, here’s a more recent rendition:
“Reproduction” from Grease 2 soundtrack (1982) – Well, Grease 2 made it on my “Guilty Pleasures” list on the Movies for a deserted island post, so it’s appropriate that I’ve included an embarrassing song from the soundtrack. Just where does the pollen go?
“Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix-a-Lot (1992) – A song about butts. What else can be said, but…”You can’t just sit here in the dark listening to classical music!” – the lovely Leela to Fry while he’s listening to this song during the first season of Futurama.
“On Our Own” by Bobby Brown from Ghostsbusters II soundtrack (1989) – This song isn’t quite as memorable as “Ghostbusters” by Ray Parker, Jr., but some people apparently remember the lyrics.
YouTube links to the “real” videos of the above songs: