Most embarassing songs

Patrick over at my new life on the run inadvertently started a a new meme about embarrassing songs on your ipod or mp3 player.  While he sort of wussed out and didn’t admit to his own embarrassing songs, he did hint that he has mmmbop by Hanson on his Ipod.  I figure this calls for a meme, so here goes:

I don’t often listen to music while I run.  I’m a purist and enjoy the sounds of nature, the city and my own breathing while I’m running.  A couple of times a week, however, I hit the treadmill before strength training at the gym.  It is then that I make use of my Sansa MP3 player, crank the volume and zone out.  I’ve been hitting the Flogging Molly pretty hard lately, but there are a few songs on my running playlist that I don’t readily admit to:

1)  I’ll make a man out of you – Donnie Osmond (The Mulan Soundtrack)

2)  Gimmie!  Gimme!  Gimme! (a man after midnight) – cast (Mama Mia!  Soundtrack)

3)  See You Again – Hannah Montana (Hannah Montana 2 Miley Cyrus)

4)  Pop Princess – The Click Five (Greetings from Imrie House)

5)  Rush – Aly & A.J. (Into the Rush)

and only slightly less embarrassing:

1)  Holding out for a hero – Bonnie Tyler (Footloose Soundtrack)

2)  Hips don’t lie – Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean (Oral fixation vol 2)

3)  Don’t Stop the Music – Rihanna (Good girl gone bad; reloaded)

4)  Piece of Me – Britney Spears (Piece of Me Remixes)

5)  Kiss me fool – Fefe Dobson (Fefe Dobson)

So, there it is.  No obscure clues – I’ve just laid it out on the line.  Since Patrick started this, he must now share his most embarrassing songs.  I’m also going to tag Lindsay, Jess, Glenn, Amy, Aron, and Jay.

On the running note, I took the collective advice and skipped my quality workout this morning (it was the weird “I” pace one with 30 second recoveries, so it wasn’t hard to convince myself).  Instead I did yoga with my wife in the morning.  I still did my 3 mile run with Alice in the afternoon.  She complained the whole way, but I felt quite good.


  1. Ok– Good job– and thanks for calling me out on your blog 🙂
    Since you were so honest, here it goes:

    1.) Mmmbop, (Hanson)
    2.) Warrior (scandal)
    3.) You Can’t Stop The Beat (Hairspray Movie)
    4.) My Life would Suck Without you (Kelly Clarkson)
    5.) and right up there with Hanson: “believe it or not” (Greatest American Hero theme)

  2. Brian, it’s a brave man who admits to having Donny Osmond and Hannah Montana on their playlist! I salute you. Holding Out For a Hero – what a goodie! Ah, my i-tunes bill today isn’t going to be pretty…

    I’ve already listed some rather cheesy confessions on Patrick’s site, so can I be so bold as to take the cheese to another level? When I’m running to AC/DC’s It’s a Long Way to the Top, I imagine I’m a tough old boot rocker in AC/DC running away from my crazy fans… 🙂

    And Patrick – The Greatest American Hero? What a terrific running song!

  3. –pointing and laughing–

    I can’t believe you have Hannah Montana and Donnie Osmond on your playlist! LOL!!

    I don’t find Hips don’t Lie or anything by Rihanna embarassing, though.

  4. HA! I love it. It takes a man to admit that he listens to those songs. Of course, I can’t really say much, because a 12-year-old girl would just love my playlist. I definitely have “See You Again” by Hannah Montana and used that during a track workout! Now I have to go narrow down which of all the embarrassing songs I should share….

  5. My excuse is that I have an 11 year old and a 12 year old daughter. When you listen to the music in the car all the time, it starts to grow on you. I’d say the opposite is true too, though. I heard Alice singing a Flogging Molly song the other day.

    Actually, “See You again” was played as the background to a montage of the previous year’s marathon on video screens while we were in the corrals for the 2008 Walt Disney World marathon. Hearing it always reminds me of that.

  6. Holding out for a Hero is the perfect 5 min warm up song, and Piece of me by Britney must remind you of sweaty late night club dancing with me!

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