Sometimes I like songs I think are legitimately good but they're by embarrassing artists. Like "Hands Clean" by Alanis Morrissette; only a million people have watched the video which means it basically doesn't exist:
I've probably mentioned before how much I like "I'm With You" by Avril Lavigne. I'm pretty sure I despise every other song she has recorded; "Complicated" is down there with Dave Matthews Band in terms of pure musical puke that should be banned. But I find "I'm With You" oddly, deeply affecting.
Sometimes everything about the songs is embarrassing. I'll totally sing along when "Santeria" comes on a jukebox, oh yes! I'm that girl:
And why the F do I like "The Middle" by Jimmy Eat World? I don't know, but it's undeniable.
Sometimes it's the video itself that I like and that can be embarrassing too. I'm not even embarrassed to say I think "Call Me Maybe" is a damn good song; everyone agrees, right? Justin Bieber put it best when he said:
Call me maybe by Carly Rae Jepson is possibly the catchiest song I've ever heard lol
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) December 30, 2011
But I don't watch the official video; I watch the one with Biebs and Selena Gomez and all their friends. Don't make me explain:
In my defense I have never and would never buy any of this crap. But I definitely stop and turn it up when they come on the radio.