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oldetymey
10-20-2012, 09:16 AM
Some friends, and I were discussing this topic over too many adult beverages the other night. Everyone has an artist or song that they totally love, but would be mortified if anyone knew. So heres your chance to come clean folks. What song, or artist do you cover on your uke alone that you would never ever admit to anyone else you loved??
And no, no one is promising not to make fun of you (in a good natured way of course :rolleyes:)

Hippie Dribble
10-20-2012, 09:27 AM
he he...great thread! For me it's tv themes...Brady Bunch, Happy Days, Laverne &Shirley, Charles In Charge, Partridge Family, Banana Splits, The Love Boat etc...but my friends and family all know about this problem too well as I have no shame
:deadhorse:

oldetymey
10-20-2012, 09:35 AM
Eugene-
if you do a video cover of the "Charles in Charge" theme that would be pretty damn awesome...

Ben_H
10-20-2012, 09:39 AM
he he...great thread! For me it's tv themes...Brady Bunch, Happy Days, Laverne &Shirley, Charles In Charge, Partridge Family, Banana Splits, The Love Boat etc...but my friends and family all know about this problem too well as I have no shame
:deadhorse:

Charles in Charge. Oh man! I'm gonna have that tootling round my skull all night now, thanks! ;)

Hippie Dribble
10-20-2012, 09:39 AM
Eugene-
if you do a video cover of the "Charles in Charge" theme that would be pretty damn awesome...
you're on! :uhoh:

Gillian
10-20-2012, 12:35 PM
Rick Astley...never gonna give you up.....

Newportlocal
10-20-2012, 12:43 PM
Hmm...
People may obviously have their own opinion, but I am and always will be a huge fan of John Denver!

mascompro
10-20-2012, 02:02 PM
I wouldn't even know where to start. I am the guy that likes all those groups everyone makes fun of. Including, but not limited to, Abba, Culture Club, and even The Captain and Tennille as well as Barry Manilow.

mascompro
10-20-2012, 02:04 PM
Hmm...
People may obviously have their own opinion, but I am and always will be a huge fan of John Denver!

I Think JD was a huge talent. My wife hates him, but that is more to do with her sisters complete and total obsession, than anything.

buddhuu
10-20-2012, 02:41 PM
This could be great fun!

Ok, I love Hanson's 'Mmm Bop'. The only reason I don't cover it is that Monique and the girls totally owned it and I can't follow that!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjH_a7J-BcM

I also love ONE very specific performance of 'I'm Yours' by Mraz and Toca.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYhrYHmUPn0

NatalieS
10-20-2012, 03:20 PM
I bought a Miley Cyrus song on iTunes. I'm ashamed... but it really is a good song, people.

coolkayaker1
10-20-2012, 04:43 PM
(reluctantly, testosterone running out of him like bad potato salad at a summer picnic, he taps out his answer to the thread)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i67pbCPi8a8

Lodes
10-20-2012, 05:00 PM
Wait why is there no video cover of "Charles in Charge" yet? Need. Now.

It's such a great song, you don't even realize it's creepy. "Charles in charge of our days and our nights. Charles in charge of our wrongs and our rights." What kind of tyrannical control does this man exercise over these people??

Hippie Dribble
10-20-2012, 05:31 PM
right you crazy cats...just went and recorded it. back in an hour or so when it's uploaded :)

alphophil
10-20-2012, 05:32 PM
I'm an 18 year old guy and I like old-school Mariah Carey :P
shhh don't tell my friends or girlfriend, I think they'd be concerned hahaha

oldetymey
10-20-2012, 05:59 PM
I bought a Miley Cyrus song on iTunes. I'm ashamed... but it really is a good song, people.

Thats what Im talking about ha!

itsme
10-20-2012, 06:00 PM
Back in the day I was a big metal head. Stuff like Judas Priest, Iron Maiden. But I really like some funk like the Gap Band. :o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17lkdqoLt44

oldetymey
10-20-2012, 06:07 PM
Surprisingly no one noticed I didnt list one for myself:D

Im a huge Taylor Swift fan. Which on the outside doesnt seem so bad
Until you picture a 30 something guy covered in tattoos sitting in his
Basement trying to figure out the intro to love story on a ukulele

oldetymey
10-20-2012, 06:10 PM
Im desperate to see the charles in charge theme

Hippie Dribble
10-20-2012, 06:42 PM
Im desperate to see the charles in charge theme

by popular demand LOL


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4434ojgPsaI

coolkayaker1
10-20-2012, 07:25 PM
Holy crap. Not only did he learn and record that theme tune in one hour, but during that same time Jon hand wrote and emailed me a .pdf file tabs for My My Hey Hey by Neil Young.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=zUtb4L0N3LM#!

No kidding! This guy's good. This guy's real good.

Ben_H
10-20-2012, 07:33 PM
by popular demand LOL


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4434ojgPsaI

aaargggh! There goes today as well. :)

Debatable whether it beats "Our God is a Great Big God" (which my daughter came home from school singing last week) for the current title of "Most Annoying Earworm".

Actually, I have a confession that would seriously destroy any remaining crdibility I have round these parts and that is a hankerining to play Take That's
"Patience" which is so not me. It's the harmonies, honest.

The Big Kahuna
10-20-2012, 08:07 PM
There are 2 songs that I secretly love: Oh Lori by Alessi and Wonderful Wonderful by Johnny Mathis.

Tell anyone and I'll kill you!

Awesome job Eugene btw :)

lennymac
10-20-2012, 09:35 PM
Last night I performed a Cliff Richard medley at my mothers 60th birthday party and made a big show of how it was a one thing, secret I really enjoyed arranging it! Will post an mp3 if a can figure out how!!

buddhuu
10-20-2012, 11:46 PM
Good one, Jon! :D

Niq... 'Oh Lori' ? Seriously, tea came out of my nose. I bought that and never told anyone!

oldetymey
10-21-2012, 03:02 AM
by popular demand LOL


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4434ojgPsaI


Spectacular! I have to give you a virtual handshake on that one, excellent :worship:

drbekken
10-21-2012, 04:39 AM
I absolutely love FLOYD CRAMER, but I doubt very much that I will be able to play his stuff on the ukulele...

TCK
10-21-2012, 04:57 AM
I'm just going to drop this here and walk away slowly...
Bought a car with a sunroof specifically for this song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epvADV9Vr2s

oldetymey
10-21-2012, 05:05 AM
I'm just going to drop this here and walk away slowly...
Bought a car with a sunroof specifically for this song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epvADV9Vr2s


the singer looks as if Sting, and the dude from Simply Red had a weird overall wearing love child.......walk away as slow as you like, we all saw you drop it...:)

Barbablanca
10-21-2012, 05:43 AM
the singer looks as if Sting, and the dude from Simply Red had a weird overall wearing love child....... :)

He does indeed ;) How glad I am that I somehow managed to miss the 80s.

My guilty pleasure? Probably early Donovan. No Dylan freak is ever supposed to admit to liking the Scottish clone's output.

buddhuu
10-21-2012, 08:08 AM
[...] No Dylan freak is ever supposed to admit to liking the Scottish clone's output.

Nah, Donovan grew out of the Dylan wannabe phase pretty early. And Bob owes at least as much to earlier sources as Donovan does to Bob, and just as blatantly.

Therefore, IMO, Donovan is very debatable as a guilty pleasure. I dare you to come up with something more embarrassing. :D

Rick Turner
10-21-2012, 08:34 AM
I think you could play some Floyd Cramer on uke...lot's of hammer-ons...

Hey, Karen Carpenter had a fantastic voice...too many sappy songs, but what vocal chops...

Lodes
10-21-2012, 09:30 AM
right you crazy cats...just went and recorded it. back in an hour or so when it's uploaded :)
Gahhh!!! Chachi in Charge! Thank you so much for that rousing rendition. That was amazing!! Love it!!

pulelehua
10-21-2012, 09:32 AM
Oh yeah......................................

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsISfQAXE60

pulelehua
10-21-2012, 09:41 AM
And I don't know if this one qualifies, cos I'm not in the least bit ashamed. But of some of my friends insist that I should be...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EglS_4VLpdc

Hippie Dribble
10-21-2012, 09:48 AM
vote for Nelly Furtado here... :o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JnGBs88sL0

pulelehua
10-21-2012, 09:51 AM
vote for Nelly Furtado here... :o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JnGBs88sL0

I think there's a misunderstood 13-year old girl inside us all... wishing she had a monogrammed helicopter.

Barbablanca
10-21-2012, 09:51 AM
Donovan is very debatable as a guilty pleasure. I dare you to come up with something more embarrassing. :D

Er... I did say "early" Donovan ;). Does a fondness for Prog Rock count as a guilty pleasure - Moody Blues; Genesis; Premiata Forneria Marconi; etc?

Or how about a liking for 50s Classic Country like Little Jimmy Dickens or Ernest Tubb (especially their wonderfully sentimental stuff)?

Plainsong
10-21-2012, 10:40 AM
I don't think Prog Rock is so bad at all. I'll admit to (classic) Duran Duran. No alt-loving grunge chic should admit to going to The Reflex. There is (was) a Finnish band called Ultra Bra that I loved to bits, and in this household, that is NOT cool.

pulelehua
10-21-2012, 12:27 PM
With cheesy flute in the bridge! :)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4x7bCVeMghY&feature=relmfu

Pundabaya
10-21-2012, 12:50 PM
I like...


No I can't say it.... its too horrible.

I like... Disco.

Not just the stuff you're sorta allowed to like (Chic, Earth Wind and Fire, Donna Summer)... the really cheesy stuff too.

Lideruke
10-21-2012, 01:03 PM
Andy Williams is one of my favorite singers. He was incredible!

Newportlocal
10-21-2012, 04:11 PM
Don't know if this is even the right thread for him,but Sungha Jung is my hero!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2OEuyF_2u8&feature=youtube_gdata_player

coolkayaker1
10-21-2012, 04:46 PM
Don't know if this is even the right thread for him,but Sungha Jung is my hero!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2OEuyF_2u8&feature=youtube_gdata_player

He has cool hair.

buddhuu
10-21-2012, 10:28 PM
I'm going to have to steer clear of this thread from now on. Every time someone posts something that I do think qualifies as a guilty pleasure, and which justifies a little embarrassment, I find myself thinking, actually I kind of like that myself.

Doh.

Lalz
10-22-2012, 01:05 AM
And I don't know if this one qualifies, cos I'm not in the least bit ashamed. But of some of my friends insist that I should be...

There's nothing wrong with liking Kate Nash! She's great and really funny as well. Have a look at the official video.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryH5cga0yUI

Love her shoes.

Me I'm a sucker for Eurovision songs. Not really a secret though, but many of my friends like to make fun of me for that. GO SWEDEN! 12 POINTS!

RevWill
10-22-2012, 02:02 AM
I'm a total rock snob, but.....


http://youtu.be/gJLIiF15wjQ