I was reading the post over at Weeble's Wobblog today and it got me thinking about what kind of music I like. What do I have on my mp3 player that would surprise you? Lori made the brave admission that she likes the BeeGees (me too Lori) and, with the stipulation that you must reveal your embarrassing musical love, I will reveal mine at the end of this post.
I love music and I listen to all kinds of it. If you were listening to my mp3 player, you could easily end up listening to a Louis Armstrong song followed up by RightSaidFred's "I'm Too Sexy". I have Alan Jackson and Alice Cooper, Will Smith and The Weather Girls, Meatloaf and Meredith Brooks, & Beyonce and Brooks and Dunn on my mp3 player. I have the top 100 songs of the 80s and the top 100 One Hit Wonders on there. I have country, classical, classic rock, jazz, top40, early rap, and other songs that escape classification on there. Yet, none of these are the artist that makes me pause and wonder whether I should admit that I like that music.
The artist I sometimes hesitate to admit I like is the top adult contemporary artist of all time. Rolling Stone crowned him “a giant among entertainers… the showman of our generation,” and Bob Dylan stopped this artist at a party and said, "Don't stop what you're doing, man. We're all inspired by you." He has been putting out albums since 1973 and has sold over 75 million albums worldwide. Yes, I like Barry Manilow. Aaah...that feels better. I've admitted the truth and the world is still on an even keel.
So, who is your embarrassing musical love?