1. Rocket Man by Elton John. The rest of this list is in no particular order, but I had to give Rocket Man the number one spot. What it's about, I couldn't say. But I'll keep singing it loud and proud. And when it's over, I'll back it up and play it again.
2. Magnet and Steel by Walter Egan. This is the only song on the list that I'm actually kind of embarrassed to admit to liking. (Here's the video. Be warned: It's wicked bad.)
3. New Moon on Monday by Duran Duran. Oh Duran Duran, I love you and all of your completely indecipherable, make-no-sense lyrics. This particular song made the list though because Simon Le Bon actually utters the phrase, "I couldn't really put it much plainer." Um, Simon, yeah, I think you could put it much, much plainer. But that's ok, I still heart you. (Bizarre-o lyrics are here.)
4. Rock DJ by Robbie Williams. Corny lyrics (I got the gift, gonna stick it in the goal....HA!) and a dance beat. I should totally hate this song. But I don't. In fact I love everything Robbie Williams does. He's cheeky and clever and he dances like my husband. Here's the video, which you should definitely watch because even though it's almost ten years old now, it's still awesome and weird. But be warned, the last minute or so is kinda icky. (Confession: I just watched it five times. I like icky.)
5.Sister Golden Hair by America. I love a lot of cheesy 70's songs, but I almost always have this one going through my head.
6.Pleasant Valley Sunday by The Monkees. How could I not have The Monkees on the list? This particular one made the cut though because of the happy music/slightly gloomy lyrics combo. (Lyrics here.)
7. A Different Drum by Linda Ronstadt. Sigh. I want a voice like Linda's. Interesting tidbit: This song was written by a man, Mike Nesmith of The Monkees. Which probably explains why Linda creepily refers to the man she's singing to as "pretty." (Here's the song.)
8. Mandy by Barry Manilow. Stop judging me.
9. Oh L'amour by Erasure. My devotion to Erasure has led Jay to ask me numerous times if perhaps I'm a gay man trapped in the body of a woman. This song is best when played in the car at top volume because it makes my son want to hurl himself from the vehicle. Extra points can be earned if I open the windows and drive by his school. The video is here. It's a re-mix, which I usually hate. But this one is Flaming and Fabulous. (Honorable mention goes to their song Star, because I love Andy Bell's white boy rap about God. Video here.)
10. Islands in the Stream by Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers. Possibly more evidence of my inner gay man? What can I say, my parents were country music fans. And, it's just a great song and Dolly is the best. (Video here.)
Make me feel less like a freak and tell me what cheesy songs you love.