you asked, we answered: the no shame playlist, part II

Almost two years ago (note to self: buy more moisturizer – time is flying) we posted a playlist on our blog about the music that we love…in secret. Yup, you know the type of songs. They’re the ones that are in your Top 25 Most Played on iTunes – yet you don’t admit to listening to in public. The ones that you’d be mortified to have your hipster friend know about. The ones you listen to while marathon training and sing to while driving home after Sunday family dinner.

What we learned from the last post? We all love us a guilty pleasure track. Well good thing gang: there has been a lot of deliriously shitty catchy music released in the last couple years, plus a lot of old favourites we just can’t seem to live without. Find this sweetly sinful playlist here.

Without further ado.....

the no shame workout playlist, part II

“Rest Of My Life” – Ludacris featuring Usher and David Guetta

Just the names listed above should scare any seasoned music lover. Put them together and it’s like getting nacho cheese and chips at 7Eleven at 3am: while it seems like a good idea at the time, the shame spiral after can be severe.

“I Feel For You” – Chaka Khan

THIS IS THE GREATEST VIDEO EVER. I should start a Chaka fan club. #goalsetting

“Whatever You Like” - T.I.

I could listen to T.I. talk about popping bottles all day.

“Turn Me Loose” – Loverboy

Local Vancouver boy Mike Reno threw on a pair of red leather pants and things have been getting hot and heavy ever since (like 30 years ever since). If you’ve ever been to the Roxy (Vancouver’s finest spot for people watching post-Canucks games) you know the power this song has.

“Starships” – Nicki Minaj

We wish she would stop picking on our Patron Saint of No Shame (aka Mariah), but nitpicking aside…this song is a classic.

“Die Young” – Ke$ha

This is the second time in a row that Ke$ha has made the No Shame playlist. Congratulations!

“Music and Me” – Nate Dogg

I actually don’t consider this to be a guilty pleasure but my friends have pleaded with me to retire the proverbial do-rag. Good thing I have the sense to categorically refuse.

“Where Do You Go” – No Mercy

Poor No Mercy has been looking for their lover for 20+ years via a 90’s beat. I hope they never find them because this song is MUY CALIENTE.

“I’m A Flirt” – R. Kelly featuring T.I. and T-Pain

I won’t sugarcoat it: I am a Robert Kelly apologist.  Yeah, I know…this isn’t really acceptable. What IS acceptable? Him talking about hollering at shorties and drinking Courvoisier on the weekends. Trust me, I tried to deny my urges for Kels but the feeling was too strong.

"We Like To Party" - Vengaboys

If getting on the Venga Bus is wrong, I don't wanna be right.

"Call On Me" - Eric Prydz

Now all MTV plays is reality shows and dysfunctional families making bad life decisions, but back in the day when they played actual music videos this was the greatest thing since sliced bread.

"Motownphilly" - Boyz II Men

These are boyz you can take home to mom. They're also responsible for the majority of Junior High makeouts for Gen-Yers. #KanyeShrug

“My Maria” – Brooks and Dunn

For the love of God, Ronnie Dunn: stop using eyebrow pencil on your goatee. But please, please keep crooning FOREVER.

What songs do you secretly love with a burning passion? You can tell us…we won’t say anything, promise.

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I would have to say ‘Barbie Girl’ by Aqua. Haha sooo good when you are in the middle of a long run.

Comment by Molly — February 15, 2013 @ 8:15 pm

I seriously got lost while rocking out to Motownphilly in my car a few years back. Totally missed my exit on the freeway and DIDN’T CARE.

Comment by Kate — February 16, 2013 @ 6:44 am

I love everything about this.

Comment by Michelle — February 16, 2013 @ 1:15 pm

LOVE that you posted to 8tracks!! Thank you!

Comment by Swins — February 19, 2013 @ 10:18 am

Gina G. – “Ooh Ah… Just a little bit” Best running song ever!

Comment by Amanda — February 19, 2013 @ 1:26 pm

I don’t know if this is considered guilty but I love “She’s not just a pretty face” by Shania Twain. Motivates me to kick butt on the pavement.

Comment by Jen — February 19, 2013 @ 1:32 pm

Maneater by Nelly Furtado. Love it.

Comment by Kim — February 19, 2013 @ 2:31 pm

This is pure gold.

Comment by Robbie T — February 19, 2013 @ 2:43 pm

Va Va Voom – Nicki Minaj

Comment by ng — February 19, 2013 @ 3:49 pm

My favorite running songs: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (Cyndi Lauper), Shipping Up to Boston (dropkick Murphys), Eye of the Tiger (Survivor), Down with the Sickness (Disturbed), and for those rough days….Die MF Die (Dope)

Comment by SL — February 19, 2013 @ 5:40 pm

Mine always begins with Natasha Beddingfield – Unwritten!

Comment by Michelle H — February 19, 2013 @ 10:09 pm

Got To Let Go by A Band of Bees
and You Know Me by Airtraffic Controller

Comment by vrh — February 26, 2013 @ 12:06 pm

Very hush, hush, and my friends would probably not approve. But guilty pleasure is Thong Song by Sisqo. I have it on my running playlist on shuffle and I always mouth the words and speed up when it comes on! lol!

Comment by SilH — March 29, 2013 @ 12:32 pm

I love this! And your secret is safe with us.

Comment by lululemon athletica GEC — March 29, 2013 @ 12:50 pm

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