10 songs I should hate. But I secrety love.

Just remember..."Judge not, or you too will be judged." 10.  Break Stuff (Limp Bizkit)

Such an angry song.  Such a suck-rock band (although back in the day, I did love that Significant other album).  But there's something so hilariously cathartic about this song.

"It's just one of those days / Don't wanna wake up / Everything is f***** / Everybody sucks!!" And my favorite part, the final shot of testosterone in this 3-minute musical roid rage: "Give me somethin' to break!" and then "I hope you know I pack a chainsaw, WHAT! / A chainsaw, WHAT!"


9.  Amazed (Lonestar)

I'm such a sucker for a good country love ballad.

"I don't know how you do what you do / I'M SO IN LOVE WITH YOU!!" I imagine myself having a Tommy Boy moment, screaming this song with a guy friend while we drive down the road, tears streaming from our cheeks.

8.  Love Story (Taylor Swift)

It's just so darn cute.

7.  When You Look Me In The Eyes (Jonas Brothers)

OK, I'm such a sucker for ballads in general.  And I'm a sucker for those music videos full of slow-mo, black-and-white, emotional moments from live concerts.

6. Can't Get You Out Of My Head (Kylie Minogue)

The title says it all.  But when I sing this song, it goes something like this:

Paul: "I just can't get you out of my head....something something hmm hmm something..........LA LA LA, LA LA LA LA, LA LA LA, LA LA LA LA."

Much terrible robot/techno dance moves thrown in.

5. Dirty Pop (*NYSNC)

What a great song.  An apologist's musical defense of flashy pop music.

"Sick and tired of hearin all these people talk about / What's the deal with this pop life, and when is it gonna fade out? / The thing you got to realize is what we're doin is not a trend / We got the gift of melody / We gonna bring it to the end"

4. Another Year Has Gone By (Celine Dion)

Thanks to my dad's undying love of Celine Dion's Christmas album, I have been exposed to this song.  And it's the only song (only thing) that actually makes me feel sentimental about the holidays.  Blast you, Celine Dion, and your homely lyrics!

3. Lips of an Angel (Hinder)

I love this song because every time I sing it in jest, all of nature joins with me in that moment to prove that, indeed, this is one of the most embarassing songs ever written by the most embarassing band.

2. This I Promise You (*NYSNC)

I wanted to put this at number two for the grip that this song once had on my young, hopeless romantic's heart.  In my daydreams, this was the song that was playing every time the girl of my dreams and I would first realize that we were IN LOVE, IN LOVE, AND WE DON'T CARE WHO KNOWS IT!  Please send all insulting emails to paul@paulheggie.com.

1.  Every Kelly Clarkson song.