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27 Guilty Pleasure Songs

27 Guilty Pleasure Songs


Driving in to work today, “Copacabana” came on the radio. Before I even knew what was happening, I had turned up the volume and started dancing and singing…ALL the words. Not just the “her name was Lola” part and some random “la, la, las” until the chorus.  Every word. That is, until I pulled up to a stop light, at which point I discretely turned the volume down and sat there humming softly.

Why do we do that?  I feel like if I was just brave enough to keep singing at the stop lights and share my enthusiasm for “Copacabana” with my neighbors on the road, that we’d all arrive at work a little happier.

I guess what I’m saying is that if you like it, own it.  So I’m going to start here by sharing a list of my 27 (random, I know) favorite guilty pleasure songs – the ones for which I will no longer apologize for loving.  The ones that I will continue to sing at stop lights, in traffic jams, at the office, in the grocery store, in the shower…where ever I am when they find their way to my ears.

I think I could have come up with another 20 or 30 songs!  Are yours on this list? Let us know what songs you secretly (or not so secretly!) love to belt out when you hear them.

27 Guilty Pleasure Songs

1. “Copacabana” – Barry Manilow

2. “We Built This City” – Jefferson Starship

3. “Womanizer” – Britney Spears

4. “Runaway” – Bruno Mars

5. “Single Ladies” – Beyonce

6. “Final Countdown” – Europe

7. “Spice Up Your Life” – Spice Girls

8. “Keep Your Hands to Yourself” – Georgia Satellites

9. “I’ll Be There For You” – The Rembrandts

10. “Word Up” – Cameo

11. “Separate Ways” – Journey

12. “Mickey” – Toni Basil

13. “Safety Dance” – Men Without Hats

14. “Pour Some Sugar on Me” – Def Leppard

15. “Play That Funky Music” – Wild Cherry

16. “MMMBop” – Hanson

17. “Shake Your Bon Bon” – Ricky Martin

18. “Love Shack” – B-52s

19. “Livin’ on a Prayer” – Bon Jovi

20. “Stayin’ Alive” – Bee Gees

21. “Sweet Caroline” – Neil Diamond

22. “Footloose” – Kenny Loggins

23. “Bye Bye Bye” – * NSYNC

24. “Pump It” – Black Eyed Peas

25. “Any Man of Mine” – Shania Twain

26. “It’s Not Unusual” – Tom Jones

27. “Sweet Child of Mine” – Guns ‘N’ Roses

Oh my goodness…”Blurred Lines”, “Let’s Go Crazy”, “Timber”, anything from Grease!!! …what about Air Supply? Maroon 5? Usher? The Monkees? George Michael? So much music, so little commuting time! *sigh*