Is it a Guilty Pleasure?

Mitigating Factor: This is the best song ever. Don’t argue with us. You’re wrong. 1) It is a story-song. 2) It features “doo doo’s.” 3) It uses a preposition and modifier instead of just a modifier even though they are the same number of syllables (“the North of Spain” instead of “Northern Spain”) to make an awkward line that is immediately recognizable and fun to sing. 

Verdict: Not Guilty.

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Evidence: There is something about this song that still makes us feel dirty. I guess you could even say guilty. Although, this song is barely even pleasurable. Unless you’re drunk. Or hard of hearing. Or my mom. But it is included here for its sheer tenacity and the creepy turn of phrase about making love in dunes on the Cape or a cape on in a cape.

Verdict: GUILTY!

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Evidence: No explanation needed. Just look at that jacket. This song is just as cheezy.

Verdict: GUILTY!

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Evidence: Lou Rawls is cool. But he’s definitely not hip.

Verdict: GUILTY.

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Evidence: The “uhn, uhn, uhn” in the chorus really highlights the “pleasure” aspect of this guilty pleasure.

Verdict: GUILTY!

Please note: We have no official position on “Slow Jamz”.

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Evidence: When you name-check Courtney Love and Marilyn Manson you have forever dated your song. Rock Music should be timeless (I’m talking to you, Train, and “the best soy latte that you’ve ever had”) taking this song from a simple pop ditty to a Guilty Pleasure.

Also, Danielle Brisebois. 

Verdict: GUILTY.

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