Guilty Pleasures

Local DJs answer the question: Hey, How’d that embarrassing song get on my iPod?


My iPod has more than two-thousand songs on it and, though I wouldn’t use the word ‘embarrassing’ about any of them, it may come as a surprise to find the disco tunes ‘Shake Your Groove Thing’ by Peaches & Herb or ‘Boogie Oogie Oogie’ by A Taste of Honey. Even though they’re a bit lame, they still get me moving. I am also a big fan of show tunes, and I have music from Guys & Dolls and Oliver! Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, and Miley Cyrus are also on my iPod, but I’m not embarrassed they’re there!”
Jimmy Fink, 107.1 The Peak
Monday through Friday from 3 to 7 pm 


“Without a doubt, it’s ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ by Rick Astley. I just came across it among the eight-thousand-plus songs on my iPod. I had to provide music for a college reunion gathering and loaded my iPod with a bunch of nostalgic favorites from the Eighties. Wow, the Eighties could be very unkind in retrospect.”
Chris Herrmann, Program Director, 107.1 The Peak


“I do have a few songs that I might hesitate admitting that I listen to at top volume. ‘Sugar, We’re Going Down’ by Fall Out Boy is one—the lyrics are brilliant; the melody is infectious. For the record, though, FOB is a bunch of emo/pop poseurs and, if anyone brings it up to me that I love this song, I will deny it. ‘You Should Be Dancing’ by The Bee Gees is pure, unadulterated, rhythmic genius. Though I proudly wear the ‘Disco Sucks’ T-shirt, I do admit to a John Travolta imitation in the privacy of my bedroom while this song is playing. ‘I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing’ by Aerosmith is the perfect love song. Although it is skillfully crafted and superbly executed, the song regrettably has taken its rightful place at weddings and, therefore, I have trouble admitting that not only do I love it, I sing along to it! Really, really loud!”
Caroline Corley, 107.1 The Peak
After hours, weekends


“My most embarrassing iPod song would probably be ‘Party in the USA’ by Miley Cyrus. I clearly don’t fit her intended demographic of eight-year-old girls, but I must admit it’s a great song. I like it because it tells a story of a scared country girl making it in the big city, and music is the only thing that can calm her down and make her feel comfortable. I can try to use the excuse that I’m a DJ, but why lie? I have the Miley Cyrus song because I like it!”
Mike Allan, WFAS, Hartsdale


“‘She’s Having My Baby’ by Paul Anka. I heard it recently on Fox’s television show Glee and couldn’t get it out of my head. When it first came out in the Seventies, women had a problem because it says ‘MY’ baby instead of ‘OUR’ baby. I have to admit that I agree!”
DJ Corny O’Connell, 90.7 WFUV
Monday through Friday 6 pm-7 pm



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