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The Norks
19-08-2005, 11:29:11
What's your favourite bit of cheese for when you want to karaoke it up in your bedroom?

My current is Bonnie Tyler, Total Eclipse of the heart







I'll get my coat... :D

novacane
19-08-2005, 11:31:36
Currently - Freedom by Wham

Nills Lagerbaak
19-08-2005, 11:33:27
That's not cheese, thats an epic! Have you seen how long the words for that are?! Practically every line is different....


BTW I'll let you into a secret, but promise not to tell anyone....
We are currently working on a Total Eclipse, Wind of change, Behind Blue Eyes (cheesy Limp Biscuit cover)...mega mix / mash up.


Anyway, cheesiest song I like.....Natalie Imbruglia - Torn.

Or maybe eye of the tiger.

The Norks
19-08-2005, 11:40:11
LOL Go Nills! Total Eclipse is really dark when you read the lyrics.

ok, I'm also listening to Bette Midler Wind Beneath My Wings. Now that is pure unadulterated cheese. It never fails to raise a tear drop from any woman who's ever seen Beaches tho lol

Eklektikos
19-08-2005, 12:01:10
In Dreams by Roy Orbison - ever since I noticed some of the lyrics cropping up in a Coil song. Catchy little bastard it is too, particularly given its lack of conventional verse-chorus-verse structure.

Greg W
19-08-2005, 12:09:37
Cheese must have a different meaning in England. Down here it'd be a satirical or perhaps just cheeky song. No idea what the hell you're all taking about though. :clueless:

Nills Lagerbaak
19-08-2005, 12:11:22
I once had to define this, it's tricky. Traditional, to the point of cliche.

Gramercy Riffs
19-08-2005, 12:23:52
Islands In The Stream - Dolly Parton/Kenny Rogers

Fergus & The Brazen Car
19-08-2005, 12:25:28
Ode to Billy Joe- Bobbie Gentry



It was the third of June,
another sleepy, dusty Delta day.
I was out choppin' cotton
and my brother was balin' hay.
And at dinner time we stopped,
and we walked back to the house to eat.
And mama hollered at the back door
"y'all remember to wipe your feet."
And then she said she got some news this mornin' from Choctaw Ridge
Today Billy Joe MacAllister jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge.

Papa said to mama as he passed around the blackeyed peas,
"Well, Billy Joe never had a lick of sense,
pass the biscuits, please."
"There's five more acres in the lower forty I've got to plow."
Mama said it was shame about Billy Joe, anyhow.
Seems like nothin' ever comes to no good up on Choctaw Ridge,
And now Billy Joe MacAllister's jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge

And brother said he recollected when he and Tom and Billy Joe
Put a frog down my back at the Carroll County picture show.
And wasn't I talkin' to him after church last Sunday night?
"I'll have another piece of apple pie, you know it don't seem right.
I saw him at the sawmill yesterday on Choctaw Ridge,
And now you tell me Billy Joe's jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge."

Mama said to me "Child, what's happened to your appetite?
I've been cookin' all morning and you haven't touched a single bite.
That nice young preacher, Brother Taylor, dropped by today,
Said he'd be pleased to have dinner on Sunday. Oh, by the way,
He said he saw a girl that looked a lot like you up on Choctaw Ridge
And she and Billy Joe was throwing somethin' off the Tallahatchie Bridge."

A year has come 'n' gone since we heard the news 'bout Billy Joe.
Brother married Becky Thompson, they bought a store in Tupelo.
There was a virus going 'round, papa caught it and he died last spring,and now mama doesn't seem to wanna do much of anything.
And me, I spend a lot of time pickin' flowers up on Choctaw Ridge,
And drop them into the muddy water off the Tallahatchie Bridge.

The Norks
19-08-2005, 12:29:28
Originally posted by Greg W
Cheese must have a different meaning in England. Down here it'd be a satirical or perhaps just cheeky song. No idea what the hell you're all taking about though. :clueless:

corny might be a good alternative word

Greg W
19-08-2005, 12:51:17
Hmm.

Whole Lotta Rosie, Sink the Pink or Big Balls by AC/DC?

King_Ghidra
19-08-2005, 13:52:03
Originally posted by The Norks
What's your favourite bit of cheese for when you want to karaoke it up in your bedroom?

My current is Bonnie Tyler, Total Eclipse of the heart



Definitely. Huge tune.

I know him so well, from the Chess musical, as i mentioned in the other thread.

Gold by Spandau Ballet

Greg W
19-08-2005, 14:00:26
Hmm, so I am beginning to think it's kind of over the top. So overdone that it's silly?

King_Ghidra
19-08-2005, 14:03:19
yeah i guess so, basically very emotional and powerful stuff, but maybe a bit too emotional. Something you might feel a bit ashamed to admit you liked.

This is going to be difficult for you greg, as an aussie, these concepts of shame and taste are new i know

Greg W
19-08-2005, 14:07:19
Shame? Hmm, is that like admitting that you piss your bed?

And taste I know. It's what food and drink and pussy and stuff has. :beer:

King_Ghidra
19-08-2005, 14:14:28
:D

protein
19-08-2005, 14:24:41
Quiz show presenters are cheezy. 80s pop is cheezy. A false but broad grin is cheesy.

Greg W
19-08-2005, 14:27:36
Oh, and as for a song of that ilk. Hmm...

Foreigner - I Want To Know What Love Is.
Bryan Adams - Everything I Do (I Do For You).

Assuming I have this right. If it was just plain something I was ashamed to admit I like, that'd be ABBA. :nervous:

protein
19-08-2005, 14:28:47
Yup. You seem to have the definition of cheezy nailed.

One more though - pop videos with guitar solos on top of mountains.

King_Ghidra
19-08-2005, 14:33:29
:lol:

Greg W
19-08-2005, 14:40:39
:confused: :clueless: :hmm: :eek:

:gotit: Or any video involving David Lee Roth!

Nills Lagerbaak
19-08-2005, 14:41:12
Originally posted by protein
Yup. You seem to have the definition of cheezy nailed.

One more though - pop videos with guitar solos on top of mountains.

I think we must therefore add,
Cheesy - something you would probably be ashamed to admit you like, that has been done so much it has been worn to death, perhaps reached cliche status, but no so old that it becomes "Classic" or "Nostaligic".



Oh and speaking of Whole lotta Rosie, I was listening to the most amazing Bluegrass cover of that song by Hayseed Dixie. It is superb

protein
19-08-2005, 14:46:45
Nothing wrong with Hayseed Dixie!

Hey Nills, was it you showing me a Richard Cheese cd the other day? I got to hear it at a gig and loved it!

protein
19-08-2005, 14:47:08
I've got a few of the cheesy tracks from Scarface on my mp3 player.

Nills Lagerbaak
19-08-2005, 14:52:31
Originally posted by protein
Nothing wrong with Hayseed Dixie!

Hey Nills, was it you showing me a Richard Cheese cd the other day? I got to hear it at a gig and loved it!

It sure was! My favourite is his verison of girls girls girls by the motley crue. It even has the same motobike intro!


I'm gonna make a compilation for Reading Festi. are you going?

protein
19-08-2005, 14:54:15
I don't think I'm going legally. I'm skint as a flint.

Nills Lagerbaak
19-08-2005, 14:56:22
I didn't specify whether it was legally or not :D

Lazarus and the Gimp
19-08-2005, 15:35:02
"Daydream believer"- The Monkees

The Norks
19-08-2005, 17:30:13
The Monkees are class not cheese! I'm disallowing that one. And Abba, they're respectable retro. We need more power ballads!

Diss
20-08-2005, 09:37:20
Originally posted by The Norks
What's your favourite bit of cheese for when you want to karaoke it up in your bedroom?

My current is Bonnie Tyler, Total Eclipse of the heart







I'll get my coat... :D

Dude

That's what I was going to say soon as I saw this thread. I also like Blonde songs such as man from mars and Tide is High. And heart of glass, and call me.

But I love total eclipse of the heart. Back in the days when pop music at least sounded like rock music (and not god damn hip hop). That's actually kind of a heavy song. And it really sounds like she's pouring her heart out on that song with the amount of effort in her voice as she sings.

Diss
20-08-2005, 09:40:14
Originally posted by King_Ghidra
yeah i guess so, basically very emotional and powerful stuff, but maybe a bit too emotional. Something you might feel a bit ashamed to admit you liked.

This is going to be difficult for you greg, as an aussie, these concepts of shame and taste are new i know

and I think in this case, they might be songs that might seem a bit feminine. Or has that love crap in it. :). I usually hate love songs.

Fergus & The Brazen Car
20-08-2005, 09:57:25
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
"Daydream believer"- The Monkees


Aaahhh- Friday afternoons in the summer in the late Sixties early Seventies- fish for dindins and 'The Monkees' on t.v. .


I still like 'Pleasant Valley Sunday' and 'Last Train to Clarksville'.

And the astonishing thing is that unlike the manufactured pop groups of Pop Idol and X Factor et cetera, and despite being an artificial group, some of them had genuine talent.


Ah, Davy Jones as a relative of Ena Sharples in Corrie. Doesn't it warm your cardiac cockles ?

And Mike Nesmith 'Flying Down To Rio'....


Ooohhh, I'm getting all nystagmic, Ena.....

The Norks
20-08-2005, 12:40:22
Originally posted by Diss
and I think in this case, they might be songs that might seem a bit feminine. Or has that love crap in it. :). I usually hate love songs.

Celine Dion- My Heart will go on
perfect example of cheese



(even I can't tolerate that much cheese)

Greg W
20-08-2005, 13:04:39
Whitney - I will always love you.

Er, not that I listen to Whitney a lot. :nervous:

Fergus & The Brazen Car
20-08-2005, 13:09:08
Originally posted by The Norks
Celine Dion- My Heart will go on
perfect example of cheese



(even I can't tolerate that much cheese)


Rancid cockcheese from a dead Canadian moose's foreskin doesn't count.

The Norks
20-08-2005, 15:57:28
anything by Michael Bolton

Greg W
20-08-2005, 16:11:07
Well, that fits the "stuff you'd be ashamed to admit you listen to", that's for sure.

Diss
20-08-2005, 20:27:48
Michael Bolton sucks, but I do like Kenny G.

lightblue
20-08-2005, 22:19:30
Eye of the Tiger is a big one here. TBH a large number of years in the british tertiary education system has me well versed in everything that's cheese. From Manchester University's Club Tropicana and the Cellar, Durham's Kloot, Cambridge's Ballare's and Life, I've seen the lot.

Cheese has a broad definition for me. I am including actual good things like White Lines in the cheese factor, just because of the situation it usually gets played in. Then we go all the way through such essentials as Wham!, MC Hammer, Katrina and the Waves, The Proclaimers, Birtney and finish off the night with some Sinatra... It's the essence of a cheesy night. Though quite often unconsciousness has set in before Sinatra.

Ah the good old days, not doin it as much now, getting on a bit ;)

The Norks
20-08-2005, 23:31:03
lol when I was at Cardiff Uni, all the local bars and clubs would finish off with either Spice Girls- STop! or more likely Tom Jones Delilah.

Imagine being in Wales, in a bar with about a thousand Welshies singing Delilah.

Fucking great it was!

The Norks
20-08-2005, 23:33:41
ohhhhh Whitney Houston- The Greatest Love of All

The Greatest Love Of All
Whitney Houston
(Whitney Houston)

I believe that children are our future
Teach them well and let them lead the way
Show them all the beauty they possess inside
Give them a sense of pride to make it easier
Let the children's laughter remind us how we used to be

Everybody's searching for a hero
People need someone to look up to
I never found anyone to fulfill my needs
A lonely place to be
So I learned to depend on me

I decided long ago
Never to walk in anyone's shadows
If I fail, if I succeed
At least I will live as I believe
No matter what they take from me
They can't take away my dignity

Chorus:
Because the greatest love of all
Is happening to me
I found the greatest love of all
Inside of me
The greatest love of all
Is easy to achieve
Learning to love yourself
It is the greatest love of all

I believe the children are our future
Teach them well and let them lead the way
Show them all the beauty they possess inside
Give them a sense of pride to make it easier
Let the children's laughter remind us how we used to be

And I decided long ago
Never to walk in anyone's shadows
If I fail, if I succeed
At least I will live as I believe
No matter what they take from me
They can't take away my dignity

Chorus:
Because the greatest love of all
Is happening to me
I found the greatest love of all
Inside of me
The greatest love of all
Is easy to achieve
Learning to love yourself
It is the greatest love of all

And if by chance, that special place
That you've been dreaming of
Leads you to a lonely place
Find your strength in love


Brilliant!

Debaser
20-08-2005, 23:45:34
How Will I Know is Whitney Houston's best song I reckon. And [music geek mode]she actually didn't write The Greatest Love Of All... [/musicgeekmode]

devilmunchkin
21-08-2005, 07:41:42
cheesy songs i'm scared to admit i like

"No Scrubs" by TLC

"Lost in Love" - Air Supply

"I Need You" - Leann Rimes

Diss
21-08-2005, 09:14:00
speaking of air supply... Sailing Away- by Chrisopher Cross. Nothing like late 70's/early 80's soft rock to bring the nostalgia back

here are some other cheesy pop songs I like

It's my party and I'll cry if I want to- I have no idea who sings this. I just think it's cute

my boyfriend's back
then he kissed me
locomotion
sea of love
johnny b good
jailhouse rock
little red riding hood
runaway- eddie and the cruisers


I want Candy- bow wow wow
Hey Mickey- the girl who sang this is a graduate from my high school. Our most famous alumni

bananarama- cruel summer, venus
manic monday- bangles. hazy shade of winter- bangles cover song

rock lobster- though that song is cheesy in a non-cheesy way. It's a good song. B- 52's

Berlin- the metro

she bop- Cyndi Lauper- who doesn't like a song about female masturbation?

you spin me around- dead or alive

I touch myself- divinyls

what I am

there's something going on- frida

go-go's: we got the beat, our lips our sealed

one night in bangkok

st. elmo fire- by Kenny Loggins. I also like his Top Gun song Danger Zone

99 red balloons

rod stewart- infatuation, young hearts be free tonight

surivor- eye of the tigor

toms' diner- suzanne vega

africa- toto

come on feel the noise- quiet riot

I wanna rock, we ain't going to take it- twisted sister

you can tell I just went through my playlist in the pop section of my music library. I didn't include pop songs which I don't consider cheesy like the pretenders. They had some good songs. And Pat Benatar. She was awesome in her early days.

The Norks
21-08-2005, 13:09:01
Originally posted by Debaser
How Will I Know is Whitney Houston's best song I reckon. And [music geek mode]she actually didn't write The Greatest Love Of All... [/musicgeekmode]

does she usually write her own stuff? I assumed she didnt write any of it tbh. I'm impressed if she does.

Debaser
21-08-2005, 17:02:03
She doesn't as far as I know, certainly not on her own anyway. She might have a few writing credits in the same way the Spice Girls did, ie: changing one or two words here and there.

Lazarus and the Gimp
21-08-2005, 17:23:07
Originally posted by The Norks
lol when I was at Cardiff Uni,

Blimey. Did you ever get off with any long-haired goths with strong Somerset accents?

devilmunchkin
22-08-2005, 03:43:40
diss..i listened to all of those songs lol.

but not cause of my mom ><

oo..what about boy george? any of you listen to him?

Diss
22-08-2005, 08:59:09
never cared for boy george. But I think he had one song that didn't make me puke my guts out and coud stand to listen to for a couple minutes.

The Norks
22-08-2005, 14:16:30
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
Blimey. Did you ever get off with any long-haired goths with strong Somerset accents?

er, perhaps :cute:

Lazarus and the Gimp
22-08-2005, 18:49:19
I was there from 1990 to 1993.

The Norks
22-08-2005, 22:02:47
ahhhh i was 96-99. I'd like to think I had you in spirit though ;)