Tuesday Tunes

At the risk of ruining my life and effectively losing all credibility and friends, I’m going to admit to you that my favorite band growing up was Ace of Base. Like, favorite. “The Sign” was the first CD I ever had, but since I am such a connoisseur of music, my favorite album of theirs was their second, “The Bridge.” I made a mixtape for a long vacation car ride with my dad and put the following song on it twice. Not once, TWICE. As in, I loved this song so much I decided that a car ride to Massachusetts wasn’t difficult enough for my father, I needed to subject him to this multiple times.

Several things:

Why does one of the guys look like he’s trying to break through the camera and kill me, and why does the other one with the Chester Chester Child-Molester mustache look like he’s trying to seduce me? Also, button your shirt, dude, nobody needs to see that. Also, nice bean bag, lone brunette girl. I thought everyone in Sweden was blond?! There go all my previously held assumptions about the world, THANKS Ace of Base.

Remember when you’d get your 3 closest friends and you’d gather round and sit on a pile of canvas? ME TOO!

This happened. I don’t know why, but it did.

This happened, too. You knew it was coming.

I’m not really sure what got me back on this 90s train, but listening to this song again after all these years reminded me how many gems there were on this album. Yes, I said gems. I’m not embarrassed to admit that I still know every word of every song on this album and they still make me want to dance. So synthy!

What are your guiltiest music pleasures? Anything worse than Ace of Base? This one is hard to beat.

15 thoughts on “Tuesday Tunes

  1. Nice one Pia! Lots of Pias altogether, albeit it a brown one. I too didn’t think were any brunettes north of Denmark. Who knew?

    I have that annoying song in my head now so thanks for that. And what is it with the dresses? Lamps made me giggle on the train :)

    1. Haha, Pia! Leave it to Ace of Base to broaden your preconceived notions about Scandinavians!

      Oh, and you’re welcome about that song. I’m sure you loved it.

  2. OH, man, this group definitely takes me way back. I’ll admit there was a nano-second where I liked Ace of Base. Doesn’t Chester look like Chad Michael Murray (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0614877/)?! I actually thought it was him, but I don’t think Murray was even conceived yet in Base’s heyday.
    Guiltiest music pleasure from the 90’s? Probably Yaz. Like you with Base, I still hold a fondness for them.

    1. Whoa, you’re right! They do look alike. Now I can’t un-see it!

      Yaz is a good choice. I think Annie was a fan as well? Or I might be remembering that incorrectly.

  3. He’d blush if he knew I was typing this, but sometimes I hear “Cruel Summer” seeping out of Banoo’s office. I saw it on his iTunes once and he tried to play it off that it was his sister’s. There is no emoticon for the amount of eye rolling I was doing.


    1. Oooh, busted is right! Still, you have to give him SOME credit, as “Cruel Summer” wasn’t an original Ace of Base song, though they did do a pretty good version of it in my opinion. There are definitely worse AoB songs your darling husband could have guilty pleasure affections for. But still, totally worth an eye roll.

  4. I’m completely unapologetic about my taste in music because I happen to think that it is impeccable.

    That said, I’m certainly not naïve enough to think that no-one will judge me for the following:

    Anything by Phil Collins

    Boney M – Daddy Cool

    MC Hammer – Here Comes The Hammer
    Ahem, you may have to set aside 8 minutes 38 seconds for this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O01knIMTEpY&feature=related

    Sparks – This Town Ain’t Big Enough For Both Of Us

    1. I’m sorry, did you miss the part where I outed myself as an Ace of Base fan? Far be it for me to judge anyone else. Though you do have some goodies on your list! I love Phil Collins, too. Like, a LOT. My mom played him all the time in the house growing up so I have a soft spot for him. Great choices, love MC Hammer. Going to watch the vid now…

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