Hello I’m Daina Dubauskaitė,
I write about music and events and am in fact, a very emotional person and a very emotional music lover, too.
This leads to a very sentimental list of slo-mo guilty pleasures that make me want to dance or cry, or do both at the same time.
Foreigner – I Want To Know What Love Is
There was this great Swedish movie Fucking Åmål (Show Me Love) released back in 1998, and one of its most beautiful scenes was enhanced by THIS. I knew the track before, of course, and it seemed very cheesy to me. It still sounds cheesy, yes, but I keep seeing that particular scene from the film in my mind whenever I hear it.
Brian Ferry – Slave To Love
Bryan Ferry is one of the greatest male voices of all times. In fact, he is a giant guilty pleasure. I have liked Roxy Music since I was 8 or 9 years old and heard the band on the radio. My love grew stronger when an amazing Norwegian fellow called Todd Terje started transforming tracks by Bryan and the band into gigantic deep and slow disco jams. And then came Mary and Johnny. But this one’s as beautiful as it gets in its purest unedited form.
Gloria Estefan – Rhythm Is Gonna Get You
I think this paticular track might have opened the gate to so called ‘world’ music for me when I heard it at a party my parents hosted at the beginning of the 1990s. It of course took many years for me to realize its true beauty, and the possibilities that await behind the gate. I remembered Gloria when Mylo came up with Drop The Pressure VS Dr. Beat, but this one is the most special for me.
Deep Dish – Chocolate City
Deep Dish used to be big big big over here in Lithuania at the beginning of 2000s, and their visit to the now closed Exit club in Kaunas in 2004 is still among my best party memories. They played for 12 hours and finished with hiphop jams. Their album Junk Science was released in 1998, I finally bought the vinyl a few years ago and am definitely not selling it. Ever. And this is the most beautiful track from that album.
The Stone Roses – I Wanna Be Adored
When I went to youtube to find this particular track I saw a comment: “This song makes me nostalgic for a time and a scene I was never in.”. It just perfectly sums up my feelings about it, too. I love Ian Brown and I love Stone Roses. This track couldn’t be played when I was born because I was born too early for that, but it could definitely be on repeat in my funeral.
Another of Daina’s Guilty Pleasures is flying. You can probably work that out from this article’s heading picture.