30 Songs – Guilty

Sugar asked me to participate in a Thirty-day Song Challenge. Happy to join in with her and post more music. I’m going to alter my participation parameters a bit and only post after Sugar posts hers.

Guilty Pleasure: something, such as a movie, television program, or piece of music, that one enjoys despite feeling that it is not generally held in high regard.

Sugar elected to skip this one.

I have difficulty with the “not generally held in high regard” part. If a song or artist is super popular, it’s maligned by music snobs. (See: Bieber, Justin.)  If the work is obscure and the supposed cognoscenti rave about it, how am I supposed to hear about it? I don’t get it. I’ll bite anyway.

Miley Cyrus, the Roots and Jimmy Fallon – We Can’t Stop

It’s a delightful acapella version of “We Can’t Stop”, which I liked to begin with. Questlove and company can make anything better, and the Hollywood Squares video presentation makes the whole thing even more fun. Ms Cyrus can sing, and she sounds great on this track. The twerking and bare breasts, just like Gaga’s meat dress, are just performance art and hype. They shouldn’t detract from the music. (I don’t mind “Wrecking Ball” either, for the record.)


2 thoughts on “30 Songs – Guilty

    1. Yup. Fallon has this weird talent of getting artists’ voices to shine through when he gets them to do these offbeat versions of their songs on his show. Having The Roots as his house band is a built-in advantage.

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