Day 13 – A Song That’s A Guilty Pleasure
Destin – Celine Dion
I bought a compilation CD a couple of weeks ago called “Guilty Pleasures” but it was essentially a collection of 80s hits and/or soft rock tracks. Many great songs on there, and I wasn’t sure exactly why I should feel guilty about liking them. It seems as though liking anything from the 80s is regarded as something to be a bit coy about, but that is the music I grew up with, and I make no bones about the fact I like plenty of it. So I certainly knew I wouldn’t be looking there for today’s selection. It’s hard to define a “guilty pleasure” as an adult really, not like those days as a kid when you hoped your friends wouldn’t find out you had bought a certain record because it wasn’t cool and they’d take the piss. But I do have a couple of dark nooks and crannies in my record collection containing material that will lose me any credibility I might have. And my choice comes from one of them, the much-maligned Canadian diva Celine Dion.
When I worked as a tour guide in Europe back in the late 90s, I acquired a couple of Celine Dion cassettes to play on the coach during long drives. And to my surprise, I actually quite enjoyed them, especially the French-language album “D-Eux”, from which this song comes. More upbeat than most of her better known big ballads, I have liked it ever since. Incidentally, Celine beat off close competition from Cliff Richard, McFly and Boyzone to be today’s selection. Should I feel more guilty about them? You decide…