Day 13: A Song That Is a Guilty Pleasure

A guilty pleasure is just another way of saying, “I know how cheesy and indefensible something is, but I love it anyway.” There’s absolutely nothing wrong with having one, but it’s not something you would splatter all over your Facebook page or emphasize on your profile.

All you need to know about Boney M is that they were the brainchild of the man who went on to create Milli Vanilli. Their eurodisco sold millions in Europe and mostly squat in the US. One of their biggest hits, “Rasputin” is also one of their silliest. Even though it uses the pop song form as an outlet for a history lesson, it has no redeeming social value whatsoever. I love every second of it, from the audacity to refer to the man as “Russia’s greatest love machine” to every last Hey! Hey! Hey! Just remember: mindless kitsch always wins out over well-intentioned schlock.


One Response to Day 13: A Song That Is a Guilty Pleasure

  1. Scot Colford says:

    Oh, I’m a big fan of Ma Baker by Boney M, myself:

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