I've had some trouble coming up with the past few weeks of Running Buddy Jene's song challenge. What's happened usually is that I decide that I have to think about it and come back and post when I've thought of the perfect song....and that never happens. This week, though, was easy, and doable for most runners.
This week: A Song that is a Guilty Pleasure.
Really, who runs and doesn't have an ipod FULL of guilty pleasures?? I can tell you that my running playlist is chock full of songs that an educated self-respecting woman, in theory, should not enjoy. But you know what - the most brainless (and sometimes foul) pop and techno and rap songs make the most motivating workout music.
I bet Jene is totally thinking that I'm going to put "A$$ and Ti++ies" here. But I'm not, because I don't even consider that a guilty pleasure. I know of other people who enjoy the song just for the absolute ridiculousness of it. Come on, it's hilarious.
None of my 80's music has a place here, either. If you know me well, you know that I'm not ashamed of my love for 80's music. It's not a guilty pleasure, just a pleasure.
Most of my rap/pop music COULD fall into the "guilty pleasure" category, because I don't think most people would place me as a rap fan. But indeed, Flo Rida, Usher, Ludacris, and many more earned a spot on my playlist. I don't even consider Lady Gaga to be a guilty pleasure....ok. Maybe a little.
The rest of my running music? A lot of techno and some harder stuff like Manson, Slipknot, Rage Against the Machine (and if you don't run to "Bulls on Parade", you are SO missing out).
But the song that ultimately earns the guilty pleasure award is a song that actually does make me feel a little guilty (and dirty!) It hasn't even made it to my running playlist yet, since I was having hard drive issues and haven't downloaded anything for a while. But it's going to get there, because it would make a great running song. I was instantly dancing in my car the first time I heard it.
Then I checked out the lyrics. HOLY CRAP. Not only are they awful, but some of them are just downright icky. But the song is SO FREAKING CATCHY.
So here you go....as long as you're not at work or around small children, enjoy:
(PS - Sticks and stones may break my bones but whips and chains excite me - gee, clever. Didn't I see that on a Hot Topic shirt sometime in the mid-2000's?)
(PPS - I think my mom reads my blog. Yes, mom, you TOTALLY raised me better than this. :))