The digital age leaves little room for deniability.
is your iPod, and so are the songs on it. Which is great, except for those moments when a friend picks up your device and scrolls through to reveal a few of your awful, embarrassing secrets. Or worse, if someone decides to plug your iPod into a set of speakers
at a party.
With that in mind, Asylum decided to poll its writers with the question: Which song(s) or artist in your iPod would you be most embarrassed by if a friend found it in a playlist?
Now we reveal the best (worst) of the most embarrassing songs on our iPods. Fess up to yours in the comments.
: Bonnie Tyler, "Total Eclipse of the Heart." But the embarrassment would just make me turn it up even louder.
: Souljah Boy, "Kiss Me Thru the Phone." Thanks, evil redheaded girlfriend.
: I would defend them to death, so I'm not sure if it's "embarrassing," but I imagine a lot of people would give me crap for my iPod's wealth of Tegan and Sara. I frickin' love Tegan and Sara. Everything about them is perfect. They are adorable. They are geniuses. They are twins. I would probably be embarrassed if someone could see the FREQUENCY with which I play these albums.
Keep reading for the rest of the worst.
: Insane Clown Posse
. About 10 albums worth.
: "Party in the USA" by Miley Cyrus. Sorry, it's catchy. And I like catchy!
: Hanson, "Mmmbop" (Which I am now listening to, thanks to you.)
: "That's Not My Name" by The Ting Tings. I was gambling in a casino in Manchester, U.K., in Summer 2008, and the dance mix of this song, dubbed in like Swedish or something, played all effing night on an endless loop. It must have burned the track directly to my brain because I still jump like a bug on fire every time I hear it.
: Is it wrong that I have Alec Baldwin's screaming rant at his daughter
? I can't imagine too many people listen to this for its unintentional comedy, but when it pops up randomly on shuffle it immediately cracks me up.
: Depends on the friend. My artsy friends will give me crap for Ted Nugent, my redneck friends will make fun of me for Leonard Cohen. Both groups will question me for the Dixie Chicks, but I can play that in the car with my mother-in-law, who thinks I'm weird if Dead Prez comes on. And none of them get why I have Lady GaGa.
: Lil Mama and Avril Lavigne's "Girlfriend" remix.
Author's Bonus Track:
"Hot N Cold" by Katy Perry. Whatever, she's talented. I hope my friends don't read this.
Tell us yours in the comments.