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Guilt Is Good For The Soul

Artist Song Buy
Marti Webb  Take That Look Off Your Face  buy on itunes
Kon Kan  I Beg Your Pardon  buy on itunes
Ace of Base  The Sign  buy on itunes
Captain & Tennille  Love Will Keep Us Together  buy on itunes
Doobie Brothers  What a Fool Believes  buy on itunes
Howard Jones  New Song  buy on itunes
Linda Ronstadt & Aaron Neville  Don't Know Much  buy on itunes
Pilot  January  buy on itunes
Esther and Abi Ofarim  Cinderella Rockefella  buy on itunes
Paul Nicholas  Magical Mr. Mistoffelees  buy on itunes
ABBA  Head Over Heels  buy on itunes
The Bluebells  Young At Heart  buy on itunes
Chicago  If You Leave Me Now  buy on itunes
Dr. Hook  When You're In Love With A Beautiful Woman  buy on itunes
ABC  Date Stamp  buy on itunes
Betty Boo  Where Are You Baby?  buy on itunes
Dooleys  Wanted  buy on itunes
UB40  Rat In Mi Kitchen  buy on itunes
Ten Sharp  You  buy on itunes
Olivia Newton John  Hopelessly Devoted To You  buy on itunes
Gilbert O'Sullivan  Alone Again (Naturally)  buy on itunes
Beyonce   Irreplaceable  buy on itunes
Hue & Cry  Labour of Love  buy on itunes
Matthew Wilder  Break My Stride  buy on itunes
Sheena Easton  Morning Train (Nine To Five)  buy on itunes
Jigsaw  Sky High  buy on itunes
Carly Simon  You're So Vain  buy on itunes
Amii Stewart  Friends  buy on itunes

Comment:

I didn't need to do this. It's not going to win me any more applause. Quite the opposite, probably? Although I hope not. You see, we've all got our `Guilty Pleasures', and these are mine. I plead my innocence though, as I proudly parade this, because I love each and every track here dearly. Why? I do not know, but I do.
A few other Guilty Pleasures then - Banana Sandwiches, Musicals, Romcoms, Jessica Rabbit.. Last Tracks cut - KC & The Sunshine Band - Give It Up, Wham - Freedom, Cher - The Shoop Shoop Song, Demis Roussos - Forever & Ever, Ultravox - Loves Great Adventure..

Glad that's all off my back. But there's still time to change my mind. Ah, sod it - SUBMIT...

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mahdishain
Date: 4/10/2008
Lots of really bad songs here sammy but i'm with you with the Gilbert O'Sullivan. Nothing that a world class pychologist can't fix.
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Mark Petruccelli
Date: 4/10/2008
I love the fact that you labeled this "Avant Garde." I must say I prefer the Mountain Goats version of "The Sign" but I'm with you on the Doobies, Howard Jones, Chicago, Gilbert O and Carly Simon. I did one of these a couple years back.
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doowad
Date: 4/10/2008
Quite revealing, this should be a challenge to us all. The Gilbert & Carly are my favorites.
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doowad
Date: 4/10/2008
And doowadette will be happy for the BeyoncT, though she might say that Ms. Knowles is "too old" ;-)
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musicgnome
Date: 4/10/2008
You're a brave man, Sammy. A brave, brave man, indeed. ;) 5 Gold Star Courage Points have been attributed...
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Nomates
Date: 4/10/2008
Absolutely brilliant :D
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Nomates
Date: 4/10/2008
Furthermore, there are no "bad" songs on here. Who can even say what constitutes "bad"? No wait, I can -- and the answer is Daz Sampson - Teenage Life -- the nadir of popular music. Otherwise -- it's all good. In fact, let me re-iterate -- absolutely brilliant :D
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g.a.b. l@bs
Date: 4/10/2008
Uhm...nice cover...(sort of Vargas).
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Bear
Date: 4/10/2008
Far more entertaining than most mixes. Betty Boo, Chicago, Doobies = awesome; Kon Kan = weird New Order ripoff that I'm not sure I even have an opinion on; Ace of Base = horrible
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hemizen
Date: 4/10/2008
if you like it-it is a good song. If not....
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lanhamyodel
Date: 4/10/2008
I love Cinderella Rockefella and I will put it on the next mix I will make for my daughter. There's quite a few on here I don't know, but I will certainly check them out now.
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Mesh
Date: 4/10/2008
Captain & Tenille, ABBA, UB40, ONJ, Matthew Wilder.... I confess my guilt as well. Can't say the same for all the rest, but this looks like it was a lot of fun to put together.
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Mixxer
Date: 4/10/2008
Fun stuff. These folks can represent my country in the next Eurovision.
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darrylseattle
Date: 4/10/2008
if you do not think that these songs are awesome, then i do not want to party with you! - thank you for being so wonderful, mr 123
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anthony lombardi
Date: 4/10/2008
a slice of guilt from sammy could be nothing less than instantly likeable & undeniably poppy as hell - what more could you ask for, i ask?
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Skipper Bartlett
Date: 4/10/2008
Sometimes it hard to get those out in the open for all to see. Glad you laid bare your soul here. There are some really great songs here.
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Rob Conroy
Date: 4/11/2008
I LOVE track 27 (although I don't love the artist, even thuogh I like the far more embarrassing "That's the Way I've Always Heard It Should Be," too), like 21 quite a bit, and sort of like tracks 6 and 26. I can't stand the rest, but that doesn't mean you should agree with me. :-)
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Funky Ratchet
Date: 4/11/2008
The skeletons in my own closet congratulate you on a job well done. Very liberating, I'd imagine!
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Luke79
Date: 4/11/2008
"Cinderella Rockefella" is a great song! Lots to love here - play it loud and play it proud.
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Jenergy
Date: 4/11/2008
That GO'S song is the first single I ever bought. And I still love it!
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g.a.b. l@bs
Date: 4/11/2008
The ambient/new-age equivalent would be Enya, Yanni, John Tesh, &/or Jim Brickman.
;- ]
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KathrynandRupert
Date: 4/11/2008
Track 1, quite a catchy number. Yeh I like The Sign too. Track 4 is a classic, that is a pleasure that involves no guilt imo. I loathe track 5 but tracks 8,12,15,16,21,26 and 27 are all pretty poptacular. I even quite like the ONJ song. But I've saved the best to last. Many times when trawling charity shops have I come face to face with that Dooleys song and each time I've nearly parted with 50p for it but Kathryn has dragged me back and insist I recover my senses immediately. Seeing it on here will inspire to buy it next time bossy girlfriend notwithstanding.
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Moe
Date: 4/12/2008
Guilty? No. Pleasures? Yes. Plenty to like here: Howard Jones (though my HJ G.P. is "What Is Love"), Jigsaw, Pilot ("Ho Ho Ho It's Magic" was the hit in the States), Doobie Bros (I absolutely loved that song back in the day! It even got me smokin' reefer), The Bluebells and the ultra-catchy Betty Boo number. Never heard the Dooleys before. Rupert's comment has got me interested. And I really only like that ONJ song because she wrote it about me ;)
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sport !
Date: 4/12/2008
There are no guilty pleasures, only pleasures!
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tornadoZ
Date: 4/12/2008
Moe, that's amazing that ONJ wrote that one for you. of course, I'm 99% sure the Carly Simon song is about me. Sam, I guess you already know how I feel about Sheena Easton, Olivia Newton-John, The Dooleys and ABBA. and I just bought that excellent ABC album on a recent trip to Canada. ugh! Matthew Wilder: I tried singing "Break My Stride" at a church talent show when I was 13 (using the single's b-side, which was the instrumental version of the song), but the needle on the shitty church record player kept getting stuck and everyone in the audience was trying desperately to not burst out laughing as I kept running back to the player and bumping the needle forward. ahh, memories. anyway, let's see...that Marti Webb song is fantastic! and nobody ever told me I should feel guilty about liking Howard Jones, but now it seems so obvious. anyway, love that song and also Gilbert O'Sullivan, Pilot, Beyonce, Dr. Hook and Esther and Abi Ofarim. I'm afraid Ace of Base nearly caused a riot when I played this mix at work, though I don't mind it much. and buddy, I'm afraid you're on your own when it comes to "Don't Know Much" and that Ten Sharp song. yuck! I think it's great you posted this, Sam.
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Salman1
Date: 4/14/2008
"Avant-garde" indeed! I love that Ace of Base track on the album. Infact, it was one of the first albums I bought! So many good memories. Those Beyonce and ABBA tracks are gold.
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p the swede
Date: 4/15/2008
some great fun here
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Siobhan
Date: 4/15/2008
Think of it as catharsis! I love your embracing of the guilty pleasures - as well you should; I find that with songs of this nature, there's NOTHING you can do to stop yourself liking them. In fact, you don't choose them; they choose you. Does that Carly Simon song count as a guilty pleasure? Oh well, count me well and truly in on that one! I totally understand about the Bluebells. There's a chord change in it that, when I hear it, makes me think "Yeah!" then, "Wait, NO! NO! I DON'T WANT TO!" :) Well done on compiling this.
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lastyearsgirl_
Date: 4/27/2008
I refuse to believe there's such a thing as a "guilty pleasure". The Mountain Goats do a great live cover of Ace of Base's "The Sign", complete with "don't pretend you're too cool to like this song" commentary. I'd dance to this, anyday - great, fun mix!

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