Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Most Embarrassing Music

Willow from Life at Willow Manor challenged me to name 5 songs that I am embarrassed to admit that I like. The problem is that I'm not really ashamed to own up to my attraction to these tunes. I've never marched to the same drummer as most of my peers when it comes to my taste in music. So I guess I'm used to the shame. Anyway, let's play!

The rules:
1. Post the link to the person who tagged you and post the rules on your blog.
2. Share 5 songs you are embarrassed to admit to others that you like and tell why.
3. Tag 7 random people at the end of your post.

Click on songs for a listen on YouTube.

Poke Salad Annie by Tony Joe White always inspires me to sing along. "Gators got your granny" is a lyric that has no equal.

Starlight Express by Andrew Lord Webber-weird but wonderful. It is the story of a toy train come to life. The actors perform the play on roller skates. I admit it, I love the music.

I Got You Babe by Sonny and Cher is classic. How could I not love this one? It may be sappy, but that's okay. Love is forever least until Cher gets tired of Sonny's overbearing control over her every move.

Grandma's Feather Bed by John Denver is good ole toe-tapping fun. Why, there's forty-leven reasons to love this song.

If I Were A Rich Man from Fiddler on the Roof. I unabashedly admit that I love every line, every note, every cluck and chuckle in this song. Make fun of me all you want but I will never, never turn my back on my love for this tune.

Mark Chagall, The Violinist 1911

I tag Museswings, Nanatrish, DeeDee, Pat and Julie King. Now its your turn to humiliate yourselves and be sure to share the love when you finish!


  1. Thanks for tagging me. This sounds like fun. I will think about it tomorrow and post it tomorrow night. Who comes up with these neat things? I really like this one. Later, Trish

  2. Oh these are FUN! "If I Were a Rich Man" is one of WT's favorites and actually sings it at family gatherings! The Chagall is perfect with it! :D Thanks for embarrassing yourself.

  3. This is a fun Tag...I might have to get back to it later ....busy time for me Stevie....I'm having a brunch in the morning with several ladies coming to my home....lots of preparation and then Fri evening and Sat AM, I am attending a Beth Moore simulcast broadcast at church. Thank you for thinking of me...Dee Dee

  4. This is going to be fun! I'll be working on it today. You've got me singing in my head. If I were a rich man da da da da dee da dahhhh...I'll work on it and post it tomorrow. Today I have to clear some volcanic ash out of the house.

  5. I loved this! Love the Fiddler, need to apologize for this one at all! :)

  6. Your songs are fun, Stevie! There were a few I never heard before.

    Sure, I'll accept the tag and I'll work on it today and get it posted tomorrow.
    And you do know that I'll be singing "I've Got Your Babe" in my head all day now, don't you? It's either that or "Deedle diddle dum"!!

  7. just reminded me of a great movie I watched a long time ago that I forgot about...Fiddler on the Roof. I love to play violin!!! :)

  8. I love this!!! I think it's wonderful to like all kinds of music!!!

  9. These are great! It sure shows your diverse musical tastes:-)

  10. Absolutely nothing to be ashamed of in that list!! Thanks for the tag -- looks like fun to play along!!

  11. Stevie~ I have an award over at my place for you! Don't's an easy one! ;) I hope you will come over and accept it because I appreciate you and you deserve it! ~~Betsy

  12. Thanks nanatrish, museswings, julie king, pat for playing along. Deedee I will be eagerly awaiting your selections. In the meantime, it sounds like you have a full plate right now.

    Willow, I must post about Marc Chagall soon. His work inspires me.

    Alex and technorama nice to see you! You're invited to play along too!

    Rebecca, I got a kick out of your choices!

    Betsy, I'm always glad to find another Fiddler lover. I'm on my way over to your place. My curiousity is peeked.

  13. oops, technonana please pardon my misspelling of your lovely nom de plume!

  14. I Got You Babe! ha ha ha....what a cringe-worthy song that was!

  15. I Got You Babe! ha ha ha....what a cringe-worthy song that was!

  16. We just watched "Ground Hog Day" where he has to listen to "I Got You, Babe" every single morning. I remember as a little girl seeing Zero Mostel perform If I Were a Rich Man on the Ed Sullivan show, and my sister and I laughing our heads off, it was about the funniest thing we'd ever seen.

  17. I don't know the first one, but I have Grandma's Feather Bed on MY list and I LOVE any piece from Fiddler on the Roof!

    Great choices!



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