Radley Balko asks what five songs in my iTunes are my guiltiest pleasures. I take this to mean things I actually listen to--for some reason, I have Maroon 5 and a Tears for Fears album, but I'm not sure I've ever listened to them.
So here goes, try to not to shudder:
* Will Ye Go, Lassie by the Irish Tenors. I can't explain why I am so fond of what serious celtic musicians universally agree is the worst possible version of one of celtic music's worst songs. But my heart still goes pitter-pat for tenors soaring into the chorus.
* Closing Time I could defend this by saying I use it to shoo people out at parties. But this would be a lie. I just kinda like it.
* Mambo #5 by Lou Bega. Oh, stop snickering. It's cute.
* Satellite, by Dave Matthews. So many dreamy hours staring up at the stars from a decrepit front porch . . . how could I repudiate it?
* The Wall. This is the album that made me feel like I was <i>really</i> deep when I was a freshman in high school. Now it makes me feel like a freshman in high school. And sometimes, you just want to reclaim those days.
I tag Daniel Drezner, Tyler Cowen, and Freddie.