Mike’s Top 5 Guilty Pleasure Songs
I was perusing the wares in one of the shops in downtown Wisconsin Dells when a song came on that I hadn't heard in a long time. It was one that I really like and, if I'd been in my car, I would've cranked it up. But it's also one of those tunes that I wouldn't normally admit to liking to my friends, a guilty pleasure of sorts. I realize we all have them, so I started making a list of songs most of my friends would never suspect me of liking. I had hoped to cobble together at least five but ended up with several. I decided to whittle it down to my top five. So without further ado, may I present Mike Eiler's Top 5 Guilty Pleasure Songs, in no particular order:
This song was written by Prince and originally appeared on his self-titled album released in 1979, but it was Chaka Khan who turned it into a hit in 1984, with the help from rap pioneer Melle Mel of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five.
This disco-flavored tune scored Rod Stewart a No. 1 hit in the U.S. and the UK. The royalties from this single were donated to UNICEF.
Scarlett Johansson, the actress, has released a couple of albums and I really like this ethereal cover of the Tom Waits tune "Falling Down." It was the lead single from her 2008 release Anywhere I Lay My Head.
The movie Legend would make the cut if I ever write a list of Top 5 Guilty Pleasure Movies, and from that same movie comes this guilty pleasure song by Bryan Ferry.
Sorry, this was the hardest one to admit to. I just like this song by the band Nu Shooz. Did you know they lost out to Bruce Hornsby and the Range for a Best New Artist Grammy Award in 1987?