I recently discovered how much I love that Pussycat Dolls song, “When I Grow Up.” So that’s why when you visit my Facebook page it says I’ve played it 562 times, in case you were wondering. The thing is, I don’t want anybody to know I’m blasting that shit, lip syncing, dancing around my apartment in underwear and black socks, no shirt, like I’m the badest Pussycat Doll up in here. I certainly don’t want Spotify to know about it because he tells on me every time. But why should I be embarrassed? It’s just a song.
Taste in music isn’t just about listening to what we like — it’s another way of showing people what subcultural groups we do or don’t belong to. When people find out I like Yanni (yes, Yanni!), I feel like it jacks up my street cred.
What are the songs you’re embarrassed to like? What songs do you crank all the way up when nobody’s listening?