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Guilty Pleasures – Brighter Than The Sun

This is truly shameful. This week’s Guilty Pleasure came out last year and the first time I heard it I knew it was only a matter of time before it appeared on this blog. It’s so damn bright, catchy, and devoid of any kind of irony or gravity. It’s pure pop. As someone who is a huge fan of The Clash, Radiohead, and Tupac, I should be truly embarrassed. But I’m not.

My natural tendency would be to put up a front to shelter me from potential ridicule. I would say that I only pay attention to Colbie Caillat because she’s so darn beautiful and that I don’t really like the song itself. But I’d be lying.

Lying about the reason for liking it, not lying about her being hot. Because she is. You don’t agree? Hater.

But these Friday Guilty Pleasures posts are a safe haven. In this space, WE are all free to proclaim our love for the guiltiest of songs – no matter how vanilla, how saccharin sweet, how tacky – without fear of humiliation by our peers. There ‘s no need to keep secrets here, WE are all accepting and non-judgemental.

And by “we” I actually mean “me”. Because it seems I’m the only one coming up with Guilty Pleasures around here. (Take that as your invitation to start suggesting some of your own.)

So in the spirit of full disclosure, let me tell you how guilty this song is for me –

1. I first heard the song when I saw her perform it on Disney Channel’s “So Random”. And the kids weren’t even home.

2. It was I who bought the song online. Not the wife or kids.

3. I recently did the ultimate cheese-ball move – I was driving around in the convertible and turned it on. WhammyI didn’t even try to use the excuse that it just came on the radio. Double-whammy – I even turned up the volume.

4. The person in the car next to me at a light saw me singing along and snickered. I didn’t care.

5. I learned how to play it on the guitar. ‘Nuff said.

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6 comments on “Guilty Pleasures – Brighter Than The Sun

  1. gojulesgo
    May 11, 2012

    Ha! You kill me. I love that you learned it on the guitar (I’d learn all my favorite guilty pleasure songs, too, if I could play the guitar!). I’m JUST starting to come around on this song. Believe it or not! Because I really like Colbie.

    • Anonymous
      May 11, 2012

      Friend commented that worst part was watching Disney Channel sans kids. Apparently singing out loud in a convertible is perfectly acceptable now.

  2. pimpchef
    May 16, 2012

    Damn, isn’t COlbie Caillat a cheese? she’s fine…

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  4. I loved this song the first time I heard! I have a few nominations for Guilty Pleasures…these go back to the late 70’s when the world seemed a much simpler place – at least to my limited teenage experience. How about KC and The Sunshine Band….Keep It Comin’ Love, That’s the Way (I like It) or Get Down Tonight. Maybe even some Bee Gees – Jive Talkin’ or Stayin’ Alive.

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