Music I like that surprises people

So I'm very into music, and I think people make very quick judgements about what I do and don't like. Admittedly I can be very vocal about what I don't like, so I guess it's not a huge leap for people to decide where my musical boundaries are. Nice to surprise people though 😁
  1. Embrace - Fireworks 🎆
    I absolutely love this tune, and the album 'good will come out'. There's nothing notable about Embrace per se, I just like them.
  2. Irene Cara - Fame
    So this was number 1 in England the day I was born. This one even surprises me that I like it. It's kinda cheesy but in such an endearing way. The more I've listened to it however, I have found some stunning musical notions going on. Most notably the synth work, it becomes more mesmerising the more you listen to it. I also have a soft spot for the lyrics. This has been a 'listenOnRepeat' featured track for me, if you're confused then you might need to read some of my earlier lists 🤔😃
  3. Rainy Days and Mondays - The Carpenters
    I think Karen Carpenter has an incredible voice. I could've picked a whole host of Carpenters tunes, but I opted for this one. Sometimes I like to close my eyes whilst listening and imagine she's in the room with me. "Talkin' to myself and feelin' old Sometimes I'd like to quit Nothin' ever seems to fit Hangin' around Nothin' to do but frown Rainy days and Mondays always get me down" Yes Karen, I know *exactly* how you feel.
  4. Marilyn Manson - I don't like the drugs (but the drugs like me)
    I think everything from the album 'mechanical animals' is really great. People do get surprised I like him, but I dunno if that's simply because I'm not a teenage goth 🤔
  5. Nick Cave
    I've seen Nick Cave so many times, always with the same friend. It's become a running joke how he points out other non-white people at his gigs, because there's usually none/1 apart from me.
  6. ABBA - Winner takes it all
    So after this track was talked about on 'The trip', I made a point of listening to it properly. It surprised me tbh, and the story behind it does give it more depth.