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The Ultimate 100 Guilty Pleasures

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Just what is it that makes a guilty pleasure? It’s hard to say because one person’s pleasure is another person’s pain, but for others, it is pure ecstasy. But we think we’ve managed to come up with the ultimate 100 Guilty Pleasures. Songs that most of us secretly like, love even, but probably keep to ourselves for playing loud in the car or for a Saturday morning spent doing chores. Many of these come from the 1970s and 1980s, a time that seems to be the glory days of guilty pleasures but you’ll be surprised as some of them are from the 21st century.

Guilty pleasures can be power ballads, like Journey’s ‘Don’t Stop Believin’ or Boston’s ‘More than A Feeling’ or Frankie Goes To Hollywood and ‘The Power of Love’. They can be straightforward ballads such as Celine Dion’s ‘Because You Loved Me’ or Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes’ classic from Dirty Dancing. There’s a good dollop of Disco too, with The Bee Gees, Heatwave, and Donna Summer.

This is music to sing along to, music to make you happy, to make your sad too, but it’s music that most of us would feel just a tiny bit guilty about if we caught singing along to them. But please do tell us what are your guilty pleasures, what songs we’ve missed…you can always comment anonymously!

But, hey, what’s stopping you, get in!

What’s your Guilty Pleasure song? What makes you blush if someone catches you singing your heart out? Let us know below and start the debate!

John Lennon - War Is Over
John Lennon - War Is Over
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  1. Abdulhakim .m. albosifi

    April 19, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    i lake thes good thnk you

  2. patti

    April 19, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    glad I ran across this Love it

  3. Cameron

    February 21, 2016 at 4:04 am

    A guilty pleasure list without Foreigner? Impossible!

  4. Dermot

    March 21, 2016 at 9:37 pm

    My guilty pleasure’s are:

    We all fall down- Bon Jovi
    Thick as thieves- Bon Jovi
    Hold on my heart- Genesis
    Captain of her heart- Double
    Every loser wins- Nick Bery
    We’ll awaken- Christy Carson Romano
    True love- Coldplay
    Crying game- Boy George

  5. Lorraine

    June 12, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    Can’t believe you omitted Solomon Burke…

  6. Eva Lucak

    June 13, 2016 at 9:46 am

    I just listened to ABBA and solo Agnetha Faltskog. I love every song from ABBA and still have one, please only one new song and listen to it as when I be a young girl, woman, mother … Until today 51 years. I’m listening too Tarja Turunen and Nightwish

  7. Eva Lucak

    June 13, 2016 at 11:46 am

    ABBA songs are modern 21st century: “Lay All Your Love On Me”, “All Day In Love,” “disillusionment”, “that’s me”, “like new”, “Eagle” “Winner takes all”, hereinafter “The Piper” …… I can not pick one song. All his life with ABBA. Thank you for the music. Seriously ill with sadness, I have to ABBA in heart. ABBA is amazing and magical is energy, sorrow tears, joy, happiness. Agnetha and Bjorn happiness and disappointment, and Benny AnniFrid joy and love the end. The members of ABBA still be better. Benny is an artist in music, Bjorn play guitar and sing, sing and music artist Agnetha, AnniFrid sing. Fanclub to wait new song and be a gift for all. Your art is your gift, and you be here forever for music and live your privacy. Fanclub faithfully to wait 30 years for ABBA and the last common ABBA song for us.

    (Translated Google, sorry, typo or error)

  8. TicketSelect

    August 12, 2016 at 9:44 am

    Great list. Nice to see Aerosmith there

  9. OSarah

    February 19, 2017 at 10:40 pm

    I only know six of these, and they are not on my favorites list!!

  10. brittney wreford

    September 8, 2018 at 1:45 pm

    my Guilty Pleasure is the pussycat dolls

  11. Eric Peckham

    April 5, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    Classic – Adrian Gurvitz. I love that sing. Big lump in my throat. Beautiful.

  12. STEVE

    April 15, 2019 at 1:47 am


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