Musical Guilty Pleasures
Musical Guilty Pleasures. Music you love but you wouldn’t want your friends to find out.
There’s always been musical guilty pleasures. And I’ll prove it to you, decade by decade:
1950s – The decade that gave us Elvis Presley, Chucky Berry, Johnny Cash and Buddy Holly also gave us “Tutti-Frutti” by Little Richard.
1960s – Enter: The Rolling Stones. And Dylan. The Beatles. Creedence. The Doors. Led Zeppelin. Hendrix. And a decade filled with guilty pleasures too … case in point, “My Girl” by The Temptations.
1970s – Arguably the most influential decade in music. KISS, AC/DC, Van Halen, Black Sabbath, Queen, The Clash, The Sex Pistols. And “Cruel To Be Kind” by Nick Lowe. Don’t even get me started on “American Pie” by Don McLean.
1980s – The 80s gave us The Scorpions, U2, Bob Marley, Def Leppard, Guns ‘N’ Roses, Motley Crue and countless others. But they also gave us “The Final Countdown” by Europe, “Born To Be My Baby” by Bon Jovi and “Eye Of The Tiger” by Survivor.
1990s – Grunge. The breath of fresh air music desperately needed after the 80s. Alice In Chains, Nirvana, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Metallica, Rage Against The Machine and Red Hot Chili Peppers. But don’t forget about “You Get What You Give” by New Radicals or “Mr. Jones” by Counting Crows.
2000s –Linkin Park, Nickelback, Disturbed and Green Day had career defining decades. But we also got “Rock DJ” by Robbie Williams and “Music” by Madonna.
2010s – Our current decade seems to have more and more musical guilty pleasures. The good bands? Queens Of The Stoneage. Kings of Leon and Crosses. But we were also subjected to “Fancy” by Iggy Azalea.
What’s your musical guilty pleasure? Don’t worry, your secret is safe with me 😉