What’s the most embarrassing song on your iPod/iPhone?

As Creatives, we know full well that a vital part of the creative process is embarrassing yourself. Whether it be throwing out a crazy idea during a design brainstorm or admitting your encyclopedic knowledge of Lord of the Rings when you suddenly land Peter Jackson as a client.

In our design studio here in San Diego, we sometimes listen to music collectively, often sticking to the safer go-tos of old school hip hop, 90s classics, or maybe top hits (just to stay relevant). But it is what happens behind the headphones that is the topic of this post.

What do you listen to when you are working? Unless you have your Spotify stream on full public display (as I accidentally did for a year+), you’re free to rock silently at your desk to whatever you please.

We asked some folks in the office to fess up to his or her most embarrassing song. Part of the criteria was that it has to be something you actually, consistently listen to, but would never want to admit it. So, without further ado…

Spandau Ballet, “Gold”


Shania Twain, “That Don’t Impress Me Much”

The Aladdin Soundtrack, “A Whole New World”


Lacuna, “Celebrate the Summer”


Dia Frampton, “Heartless”


Andrew and Polly, “Grapes”


Birdy, “1901”

Carly Rae Jepsen, “Call Me Maybe”

Skrillex, “Cinema”

Shakira – “Try Everything”