ROCK OUT VOLUME 5
GUILTY PLEASURES EDITION
BY MIKE SOTO
GUILTY PLEASURES EDITION
BY MIKE SOTO
The Village People - Macho Man
You’d think listening to the same song every morning for the past ten years would get a big tiresome, perhaps even distressful; well not when the song is “Macho Man.”
This song is my cup of coffee in the morning, if I don’t hear it, watch out. The lyrics perfectly outline how to have an efficient, masculine day.
The Village People -
Macho Man (93’ remix)
It’s hard to improve on greatness, but it has happened. This track adds a few extra dance beats that radiate masculinity, along with carrying the side effect of success.
Look up the year 1993 in the dictionary; the definition will read, "Go to Google and type ‘Macho Man 93 remix’.” You can’t come across a reference to the year 1993 and not have this song instantly infiltrate your brain.
OMC - How Bizarre
I’m a huge metal head, as if you couldn’t tell.
And I’m fully aware of the fact that the genre is not accessible to the general public; however, there is one metal song that transcends musical taste and can be enjoyed by all parties.
“How Bizarre” not only bridges that gap between all styles of musical taste, it is heavy as hell. Imagine the moment the T-Rex glanced up and saw the meteor that would seal its fate... this song is his ensuing scream.
Keith Green -
Because of You
I’m not religious by any means, but I adore this song by the late Keith Green. This song unequivocally illustrates my superiority in musical taste. Despite the flimsy lyrics, my talented ears can recognize the wonderful composition and other shining attributes of the song.
As enjoyable as the song is, please listen with caution, for some reason God decided to crash a plane that Mr. Green was in. If you over do it with this song, I don’t see what would stop him from doing the same to you.
R. Kelly - Bump N’ Grind
“There ain’t nothin' wrong- with a little bump N’ grind”, anyone who knows me knows that I’ve been saying this for years.
But I could never put it as beautifully as Mr. Kelly does in this song. This track is my anthem, it can be applied to any day-to-day activity. That’s why I love it. It’s not just entertainment, the song is an instruction manual on how to live.
Play this while doing your chores, play it at work... anywhere that allows you to be aroused.
The Village People - Macho Man (Live)
This song is the equivalent of my second cup of coffee in the morning, if I don’t hear it, watch it, buddy
boy. After listening to the original version of the song and allowing it to rev me up like a hobo-squashing train, I like to share my experience with others -- but fake others -- in the form of a recorded live audience.
Sometimes, if I listen closely, I can hear the audience member’s thoughts. They are all thinking, "Today will be a masculine day."
Weird Al - Girls Just Want to Have Lunch
A lot of people think this is a parody song, however, regardless of if that was the original intention, it has now become one of the greatest, most original pieces of art produced by this bumbling species.
Like all the songs on this list, I’m strongly emotionally moved by this song. The truthfulness of the song’s subject matter brings tears to my eyes.
Jerry Goldsmith -
Another heavy one- I told you I was a metal head. Not only am I fan of metal, I’m a fan of shopping.
I usually head out to the grocery store AT LEAST once a week, but not without this song blasting via my Dre Beatz. The song relaxes me and puts me in a state of clarity that is required for making sound
purchases. Do you think the guy who bought Gizmo acted hastily when he made the purchase? Of course not.
Halloween FX Productions - Witches Cauldron 1
This one is light on the guilty and heavy on the pleasure.
One of my favorite tunes, by one of my favorite artists, and they CRUSH live. I make it a point to not only attend all their live shows, but I always bring a
friend-to pop my shoulders back into my sockets after I dislocate them slam dancing to this track. This song in particular is a great showcase of what these guys are capable of. You’ll be hearing a lot more about these guys very soon.
S Club 7 - Bring the House Down
This band has attracted a lot of negative energy in the past; no doubt from people who have never heard this song.
“Bring The House Down” encapsulates the spirit of rebellion. In fact, it has been documented that countless war-torn countries have used this song to motivate the masses into action.
Personally, I like to play this song when I go to war on a salami sub- a war that I almost always win, by a large margin; I have the napkins to prove it. But war is no joke, just like this great song.