14 – (guilty) pleasures

FrankenMixes: The Never, Ever Ask Series
(The answer for when 2+2 fails utterly to equal 4.)

 1. “Can you dig it?” “I think so.” | Black Dynamite
2. Don’t You Forget About Me | Simple Minds

     “Don’t, don’t, don’t, don’t!”
3. “When I say whoa, I mean whoa!” | Looney Tunes/”Yosemite Sam”
4. Go All the Way | The Raspberries

     “Mama, yeah!” (That’s as good as it gets in this song, which manages to still be pretty great despite everything about it.)
5. “Do you know that bad girls go to hell?” | Bad Girls Go to Hell
6. There She Goes | The La’s

     “Pulsing through my brain.” (Oh, screw it: The lyrics are aural goo. But ah, the melody, and those shimmery guitars!)
7. “What’s a rotten girl like you doing in a nice place like this?” | Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine
8. Mary’s Prayer | Danny Wilson

     “Leave a light on in heaven for me.”
9. “This flame like all flames represents the light and the darkness. It also represents the uncertainty of light, and its delicacy. It also represents a penis.” | A Mighty Wind
10. The Flame | Cheap Trick

       (That Robin Zander sure sings purty here, even if all that’s coming out of his mouth is  overdramatic drivel.)
11. “You’ll forgive me for laughing.” “But, you’re not laughing.” “Trust me, on the inside, I am.” | The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.
12. “I’ll teach you to laugh at something that’s funny!” | The Simpsons/“Homer,” voiced by Dan Castellaneta
13. Hey Ya! | OutKast

       “Don’t make me break this thing down for nothin’!”
14. “Obsession is a young man’s game.” | The Prestige/Michael Caine as “John Cutter”
15. I Would Walk 500 Miles | The Proclaimers

       “I would walk 500 miles, and I would walk 500 more, just to be that man who walk a thousand miles to fall down at your door.”
16. “This is going to hurt you a lot more than it will me, I’m happy to say.” | Zulu
17. She’s Gone | Hall & Oates

       “I need a drink and a quick decision.”
18. “Shut up! Shut up! Shut up!” | Mars Attacks/Jack Nicholson as “President James Dale”

19. Silence Is Easy | Starsailor
        “It just becomes me.”
20. Everybody’s Talkin’ | Harry Nilsson
       “I’m going where the sun keeps shining, through the pouring rain. Going where the weather suits my clothes.”
21. “You are the most egotistical, self-deluded person I have ever met!” | Mortal Kombat

22. “Look, up in the sky!” | Superman
23. Superman (It’s Not Easy) | Five for Fighting

        “I’m only a man in a silly red sheet.” (Not overly fond of these guys. Love this song anyway.)
24. “They turned me loose from the state hospital, um-hmm.” | Sling Blade/Billy Bob Thornton as “Karl Childers”
25. Crazy | Gnarls Barkley

       “Even your emotions have an echo in so much space.” (Oh, magic bassline. Oh, Cee-Lo.)
26. “Hit me!” | The Simpsons/”Homer”
27. Play This Game | Utopia, featuring Todd Rundgren

       “I could be an angel disguised as a man.”
28. “”You ain’t got a hobby, Otis!” “I got a hobby: drinkin’.” | The Andy Griffith Show/Don Knotts as “Barney Fife” and Hal Smith as “Deputy Otis”
29. “Don’t drink that.” | You Don’t Know Jack
30. Rosewood Bitters | Joe Walsh

       “Here I am Lord, one more for the road. Good night, Irene, good night.”
31. “I never look back, darling. It distracts from The Now.” | The Incredibles/”Edna ‘E’ Mode”
32. The Story | Brandi Carlile

        “You see the smile that’s on my mouth? It’s hiding the words that don’t come out.”
33. “I’m so high right now.” | South Park/”Towelie”
34. Come on Get Higher | Matt Nathanson
       “I miss the still of the silence as you breathe out, and I breathe in.”
35. “Find a happy place! Find a happy place! Find a happy place!” | Finding Nemo
36. “Happy?” “No.” | Archer/”Archer,” voiced by H. Jon Benjamin, and “Malory Archer,” voiced by Jessica Walter
37. Blue | The Jayhawks

       “It’s hard to sing with someone who won’t sing with you.”
38. “It’s just good clean fun.” | Beach Blanket Bingo/Don Rickles
39. Midnight Blue | Lou Gramm
       “Life is simple: It’s either cherry red, or midnight blue.” (What the hell? Well, the melody kills, anyway …)
40. “Nein! Nein! Nein!” | Inglourious Basterds
41. “Y’know, you really are a negative person.” | Burn After Reading/George Clooney as “Harry Pfarrer”
42. Tenderness | General Public
        “I open my mouth and out pops something spiteful.”
43. “This is the worst moment of my entire life.” | Blackadder
44. “Serenity now!” | Seinfeld/Jason Alexander as “George Costanza”

45. Give Me Novacaine | Green Day
       “Tell me that I won’t feel a thing.”
46. “Wow!” | Dirty Rotten Scoundrels/Steve Martin as “Freddy Benson”
47. Beat Surrender | The Jam

       “Bullshit is bullshit, it just goes by different names.”

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