Wednesday, April 29, 2009

What's playing in my deck

Nothing but shame.

On the drive home from work the other day, I realized that I had become obsessed with the new song "Every Girl" from Lil' Wayne, Young Money and a bunch of other dudes no one has ever heard of.

This was sort of embarrassing because, I mean, there is almost no redeeming value in the record at all. But Lil' Wayne's first verse just reeled me in. Listen to it: it almost perfectly explains the lusty heart of your average teenager. Or 25-year-old. Whatever.

Anyway, it got me to thinking about the list of songs I enjoy that would almost certainly end any of my political aspirations - or call for the revocation of my hood pass. Since this is a small, private little personal blog, I'll assume that we're all family and you won't judge me too harshly:

1. Xxplosive by Dr. Dre - the beat, which Dr. Dre also loaned out to Erykah Badu for "Bag Lady," is bananas. If you can, try to ignore the lyrics. Especially if you're a woman.

2. Breathe by Anna Nalick - I really can't explain this one. There's just times when I sort of dig this sort of stuff.

3. Like That by UGK - this cut makes "let me wear you out" sound like something written by Nora Roberts.

4. You and Me by Lifehouse - the First Lady can not stand this song. I was sorta surprised.

5. Arab Money by Busta Rhymes - the gibberish-themed hook is probably the most offensive part. Well, that and the whole concept of the song.

6. With You by Chris Brown - whenever this cheesy song comes on, I immediately turn for the volume dial so the First Lady can't laugh at me.

7. Suck It or Not by Cam'Ron feat. Lil' Wayne - really, the title says it all. And really, Cam'Ron is responsible for some of the most misogynistic hip-hip of the past decade. "Wet Wipes" nearly made the list, too.

8. Unwritten by Natasha Bedingfield - same as No. 2. I just couldn't shake this song from my mind.

9. Wake Me Up Before You Go Go by Wham! - honestly, how did no one know that George Michael was gay until the late '90s?

10. Love Song by Sarah Bareilles - I think that iPod commercial successfully conquered my brain - and whatever resistance I might have had.

Ok. End of the confessional. More later.


Jack T. said...

#4 is a song I dig too. I make no apologies for my love of rock music, but I make a few for that record.

A few from Jack T's collection:

1. Lollipop - Lil Wayne. I hate loving this song. If I had a First Lady, she'd probably be the kind of woman who wouldn't let me listen to it while she's in the car.
2. Building A Mystery - Sarah MacLachlan. I just really dig this song. I like her voice.
3. My Baby's Daddy - B Rock & the Biz. OK, I have no excuse here. I know it's ignant, but the song makes me laugh. A lot. The first time I was in Florida (Kissimmee - yikes), this song came on 3 times a day on the radio.
4. Every Rose Has Its Thorn - Poison. I grew up in the SUBURBS, people! The suburbs!

avery said...

i got you.

blackink said...

You know, someone once told me that Tupac said Sarah MacLachlan was one of the most sensual recording artists ever or something like that (who really knows?). But I've never really peeped it out. I'll give it a shot.

And lol about "Every Rose Has Its Thorn." Dave C understands you, fam.

You know, now that I mention it, I totally forgot Trick Daddy's "Nann." Totally shameful that I like that song.

KST said...

Like # 2, 4 and 8. I am currently being forced to listen to Kidz Bop during my 45 minute commute. Imagine hearing children singing "Take You There" over and over. No one should be made to suffer this much...

When I'm alone -
Drinkin' and Dialin' - Darius Rucker
T.I. - Paper Trail
What's the 411 - Mary J. Blige

Poison!? Really?

Skid Row, Tesla, Motley Crue, Guns n' Roses...

Poison. Hmmm

Bougie Applebum said...

Jack T.,
You don't walk alone. I loved "My Baby's Daddy" so much I actually bought the single. Perhaps it was all for the fun of saying "B Rock & The Biz". lol Despite its ignant lyrics - the song was my jayum, for a brief minute. :-)

Esquire said...

Well, nice to be able to come out and say that I rock that Camron Lil Wayne song all the time. synot

Jack T. said...

K st,

I have Skid Row, Tesla, Motley Crue AND GNR on my iPod. I'm just less embarased by them. You're rockin' Hootie? That's hot.

Bougie, that song ain't right. It just ain't.

KST said...

Hootie does rock.