Why is Relax by Frankie Goes to Hollywood headlining my post today?
Because as I was happily singing along with Frankie on the radio the other day, I realised that as much as I love this song, it really is quite daggy. You know, one of those tracks you think twice about admitting you like because it’s dated or courtesy of some forgotten band.
And let’s be honest, some songs, for whatever reason, they’re just not cool. They’re the equivalent of Elvis movies - well known and so bad they’re memorable. I’d put almost every Celine Dion song in this category.
This got me thinking about all the songs I secretly adore, but wouldn’t necessarily put on my iPod. All were real favourites in their day and even now when they come on the radio I will belt them out and reminisce about the events of my life I associate with these songs.
The five that immediately come to mind as too embarrassing to publicly love are:
Against All Odds - Phil Collins
Run to Paradise - Choirboys
My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion
Baby One More Time - Britney Spears
Kickstart My Heart
And while I’m baring my inner self and talking music, I may as well show you my favourite video for gratuitous perving.
What You Get Is What You See - Tina Turner
I always liked the guy with the long dark hair. The only thing he’s missing is a couple of tattoos and he’d be perfect
I’d also like to point out that Tina Turner had a 50th Anniversary tour this year. She turns 70 in about a month - yes 70 years old - and she’s only now farewelling rock and roll. Now that’s an inspirational woman.
Enough of me being out here airing my dirty secrets alone. What about you?
Share the old tracks you’re secretly embarrassed to love.