Own Your Music

Sometimes I find myself listening to songs on the radio that I think I shouldn’t. Not for inappropriate content reasons (although maybe I should look into that…) but because I find that when I listen to these songs I have to make sure my windows are up so that no one can hear what I am listening to. Since when did I become so embarrassed about my musical taste?

I’d like to pretend I listen to really cool stuff all the time. You know, like Smashing Pumpkins and Snow Patrol. (I know, that doesn’t sound cool to you.) Stuff that I would gladly tell anyone that I like. But apparently I am ashamed of about half of what I listen to. So, to publicly shame myself, I am going to confess some of what I am listening to (in the car, with the windows rolled up of course). I do this in hopes that if I can tell the entire www, then maybe I don’t have to be so embarrassed when I am driving next to complete strangers that I will never see again.

Here are a few that come to my mind (I know there are LOTS more):

*Shakira – Hips Don’t Lie (oh the shame)
*Jay Z – Forever Young (it’s so awful)
*Jason Derulo – What’cha Say (I can’t believe I just wrote that)
*Kanye West – Heartless (ok, and The Fray’s cover)

I am still unwilling to admit which Black Eyed Peas, Taylor Swift, and Justin Timberlake songs I may or may not be partial to. I have to go hide in shame now. Or listen to The Fray’s cover. Hard to pick.

Your turn, confess!

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7 Responses to Own Your Music

  1. Elizabeth says:

    LOL! I am also partial to Hips Don't Lie, as well as most Pink songs, and some Black Eyed Peas songs. But, no, I'd never admit that in a conversation. 😉 Oh, AND, for some reason, I like that stupid song Hollaback Girl, which is supremely embarrassing and dumb. Yes, it's shameful, isn't it?

  2. vanessa joie says:

    I'm just relieved not to see Justin Bieber on your list!

  3. Jacki says:

    Have you not yet gone public with your decade long jay z crush?

  4. Kelsey says:

    Jacki, are you trying to get out of answering the question by asking me another question?

  5. Jonah says:

    I love this post as this is something I bring up in conversations regularly.
    I call it "guilty pleasure" music.
    There is no shame in it.
    Everyone has their guilty pleasures.
    I myself take it one step further and even attend concerts of my guilty pleasures.
    Have you ever gone to a concert and realized that you were the only person in the audience over the age of 16?
    I have. On several occasions in fact.
    And I had a blast.
    (If you ever wondered if Katy Perry is as fun to watch live as she is in her videos, the answer is yes.)
    Like I said, no shame.
    Keep it real Kelsey. Embrace it.

    PS. Here are some of my favorite guilty pleasures:

    Early nineties male and female R&B groups
    and anything produced by Timbaland.

  6. Esther says:

    Don't you also like some Miley Cyrus songs?

  7. Kelsey says:

    No Esther, I can't believe you would even say that. Only one.

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