When I’m at work, I listen to Pandora radio a lot because we can’t have iTunes on our PCs. Over the past few years, I have honed my Pandora station to play the perfect selection of tunes. I hardly ever skip anything.
But sometimes…Pandora knows you better than you know yourself. Sometimes…a song pops up and you find yourself really enjoying it. When you realize who is singing it, a wave of self-loathing washes over you. The eternal debate begins…to click “like”, or not to click “like”?
I’m pretty generous with my thumbs up on Pandora. I just like everything. And without really thinking, I liked a song today that put shame upon generations of my people.
The evidence is below:
Granted, I’m sure that a lot of you will make fun of more than one song on this list. For some reason, I don’t really care if people know that I sincerely enjoy Barry Manilow, Rick Astley, Clay Aiken, Toto, and all sorts of other really cheesy crap.
Katy Perry is one of the few artists that makes me feel ashamed to be alive.
1. She can’t sing for shit without auto tune.
2. She turned Russell Brand into a charmless douchetard.
3. She is friends with Kara DioGuardi (former American Idol judge who I hate with the power of a million suns going supernova for all eternity.)
So why do I always end up liking her songs when I hear them? I will even sing along if no one is around.
I wish I could answer this question. I’m sure it is due to some deep-seated childhood trauma.
What I want to know is, what are YOUR “likes of shame”?