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    Most Embarrassing Music You Have in Your Collection

    Ok-time to come clean. What is the most embarrassing music you have in your collection-disco, Men Without Hats? Since I started this thread, I'll be the first. I have a John Denver greatest hits cd. Bought from Cracker Barrel to make it worse.
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    Chairman of the bored Maister's avatar
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    I have an embarassment of riches in this department. I will post several times on this thread as they occur to me.

    I used to have the Men Without Hats tape (in addition to 'Safety Dance' had 'Antactica' and 'China' on it)

    off the top of my head:
    Rick Springfield 'Working Class Dog' album (vinyl)
    Soft Cell 'The Art of Falling Apart' (tape)
    Abba's Greatest hits (CD)
    (long forgotten Canadian progressive rockers) Saga 'Worlds Apart' album (vinyl)
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Don't have a cd player at home or in car, so no need to spend money on any collection.
    Don't have a record player or a 8 track either.

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    Boxcar Willie '20 Great Tracks' (tape)
    Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass Greatest Hits (vinyl)
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    *shudder*

    Kelly Clarkson - Breakaway

    *shudder*
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    I have a Debbie Gibson cassette tape...

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    Hmmmm. Not much to be embarrassed about. Enigma, maybe?

    The first tape I ever owned was Huey Lewis and the News: Fore. I didn't buy that one, however. It was a gift when I was 11.
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    Ace of Base Anyone?
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    I have an album of banjo music. Just a couple guys playing a bunch of tunes on banjos.

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    When you throw a banjo in a dumpster and don't hit the sides!
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    ABBA's Greatest Hits - purchased!

    Bee Gees Greatest Hits - purchased!

    Soundtrack to Grease - purchased!

    P!nk - Mizzunderstood - gift. Some good songs, but a couple of stinkers, too.

    Vanessa Williams - something Star (Christmas music) - gift.

    I purged a lot of discs after uploading to my Ipod a while back. Kept discs to play in the car, etc, but cleaned out all those that had only one or 2 songs I liked. Borrow a lot of CD's from the library, upload what I like, then return the disc. Keeps the hoarding tendencies at bay.
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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass Greatest Hits (vinyl)
    I have this too. Inherited it from my brother. My most embarassing is probably Air Supply. I know, I know.

    I'm going to go home and get Lost In Love, baby. Nothing like having the Air Supply cranking when you pull up to the light and forget the window is down.
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    Quote Originally posted by Salmissra View post
    ABBA's Greatest Hits - purchased!
    Guilty as charged. However, I don't consider that the most embarassing music on my ipod. I have my kid's Big Time Rush album there. Ugh!

    Quote Originally posted by jsk1983 View post
    I have a Debbie Gibson cassette tape...
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    Quote Originally posted by CPSURaf View post
    Ace of Base Anyone?
    I actually used to have The Sign CD. I got it when I was like 7 or 8. At some point in my teens, I threw it away in embarrassment. Now I'm nostalgic for my childhood and kind of miss it...wish I still had it.

    There are a handful of CDs in my collection that might raise a few eyebrows, considering I'm a 25 y.o. male. I have three Michael Jackson CDs, three Britney Spears CDs, two Prince CDs, a Madonna CD, a Carpenters CD, and a Shania Twain CD. Sorry, pop music is my guilty pleasure.
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    I have a tape of whatever album this song was on
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Submitted for your approval.

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    Quote Originally posted by Dan View post
    Submitted for your approval.

    Nothing to be embarrassed about by Whip Smart. I have it as well (as well as several other of Liz's albums). We're just not the target demographic.
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    I wouldn't be embarrassed by No Doubt or Liz Phair, because I basically grew up with the music and I'm a chic

    Just a Girl is great song (not to bring politics into this thread, but its particularly relevant with the goings-on lately)
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    Yeah, I agree. Nothing to be embarrassed about with Tragic Kingdom by No Doubt. That is a great album. I also have it, and didn't think to include it as embarrassing.
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    Marty Robbins. El Paso

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    Not embarrassing, just different:

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    Quote Originally posted by illinoisplanner View post
    I actually used to have The Sign CD. I got it when I was like 7 or 8. At some point in my teens, I threw it away in embarrassment. Now I'm nostalgic for my childhood and kind of miss it...wish I still had it.
    I built my whole HS commencement speech around that song. Only my buddy and I knew about it.. he couldn't stop laughing.

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    Bump

    I've been going thru my CDs and trying to decide what to burn and what to get rid of altogether. Came across Madonna, Asia, New World Order, Snake Oil Medicine Show & Symphony of Led Zepplin (rearrangements of LZ music played by a symphony). I have no idea where these came from and there are about a dozen others too.

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    Having burned much of my music from CDs including those obtained at the local library, I have accumulated an impressive collection of the worst music ever to be hits. The "Greatest Hits of 19XX" may have songs like The Allman Brother's Ramblin' Man and Glen Campbell's Rhinestone Cowboy; Dionne Warwick's Walk on By and Paper Lace's The Night Chicago Died. Someday I am going to compile a CD of the worst songs on my computer and use it to torcher loved ones.
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    "Sweet Victory" from the Spongebob Squarepants soundtrack. It is actually a good parody of 80's sports movie songs.

    The traditional Slovak accordian song "Tuta Helpa." (My daughter used it for a project on Slovakia.)

    Edit: The most embarrassing song I want in my collection is the funky "12" song from Sesame Street in the 1970's. "1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, Twe-e-e-e-e-e-elve!"

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    I would never be embarrassed by anything I have or listen to. I'm very eclectic in my tastes.

    The fact that I have Radiohead, Zeppelin, Mettalica, Elton John, Wu-Tang Clan and Boston, allows to me have something like the Backstreet Boys and Carly Rae Jepsen.
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