Attention: Please take a moment to consider our terms and conditions before posting.

Top five guilty pleasure songs.

Songs that you would lose your street cred if you admit you like tapping or singing along to, songs that you secretly can't hear enough but would be embarrassed to request or play in public... Be brave and be honest.

Mine

1. Rick Astley - Never gonna give you up.

2. Bros- I owe you nothing

3. Jason Donovan- nothing can divide us.

4. Hannah Montana- always find your way back home.

5. Gareth Gates- stupid mistake
«134

Comments

  • 1. Dog eat Dog - Adam and the Ants
    2. I'm Confessin' - Frank Ifield (Reminds me of my Mum)
    3. Sealed with a Kiss - Brian Hyland
    4. Johnny Remember Me - Johnny Layton (These pre-Beatles 60's pop nuggets remind me of my childhood, innocent times)
    5. Maybe I know - Lesley Gore (Eat your heart out Germaine Greer)
  • 1. Trail of the lonesome pine - Laurel & Hardy
    2. Sideboard song - Chas & Dave
    3. I Believe in a Thing Called Love - The Darkness
    4. Lonely Boy - Andrew Gold
    5. Without You - Harry Nilsson
  • Good shout Beds.

    Aah June

  • Without thinking about it too much, theres probably much more embarrassing ones..

    Hunting high and low- Aha
    Mr Blue Sky - ELO
    Ugly duckling - Danny Kaye
    Laughing gnome - David Bowie
    Durham Town - Roger Whittaker




  • sooooo many, but here's a quick random few:

    foreigner - i want to know what love is?
    perry como - catch a falling star
    cher - we all sleep alone
    van halen - why can't this be love?
    blowfly - that's what your pussy is for
  • edited July 2014
    I love guilty pleasures .

    My love of them probably stopped me contributing to the solo artist thread as I did not want to have loads of LOL's with my love of the likes of David Essex and Leo Sayer. They don't feature here but surprisingly David Bowie Charlton Life's favourite Solo artist features and underrated singer songwriter Albert Hammond sings one but co wrote three of them.


    David Bowie - Laughing Gnome
    Pipkins - Gimme Dat Ding
    Leapy Lee - Little Arrows
    Daniel Boone - Beautiful Sunday
    Albert Hammond - It Never Rains In Southern California
  • Baccara - Please Sir I Can Boogie
    Dolly Parton - Jolene
    Boney M - Rasputin
    Madonna - La Isla Bonita
    Haddaway - What is Love?
  • in the year 25 25 - zager and evans
    sugar sugar - the archies
    that same old feeling - pickitywitch
    na na na na hey hey goodbye - steam
    summer the first time - bobby goldsborough ( is that how ya spell it ? )
  • Sponsored links:


  • Mine all come from the same place. The 80s. Or more specially, 80s movies.

    Cruel Summer - Bananarama
    Livin on a Prayer - Bon Jovi
    Holding out for a hero - Bonnie Tyler
    Nothing gonna change my love for you - Glenn Madeiros
    Glory of Love - Pete Cetera
  • edited July 2014
    Cajetan said:

    Baccara - Please Sir I Can Boogie
    Dolly Parton - Jolene
    Boney M - Rasputin
    Madonna - La Isla Bonita
    Haddaway - What is Love?

  • The Saturdays - Ego
    Wham - Club Tropicana
    Westlife - Flying Without Wings
    Britney Spears - Toxic
    5ive - Get On Up

    And I make no apologies for them.
  • Nice one Beds, but for me the best Laurel & Hardy song is "At the Ball, That's All" by T. Marvin Hatley with the Avalon Boys.
  • edited July 2014


    anyone who doesn't think this is a tune is mental.
  • Mouldy Old Dough - Lieutenant Pigeon
    Fancy Pants - Kenny
    Yes Sir I Can Boogie - Baccara
    Straight Up - Paula Abdul
    Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree - Dawn
  • Last Christmas - Wham.
    Jolene - Dolly Parton.
    Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town - Kenny Rogers.
    Crazy - Patsy Cline.
    Here I Go Again - Whitesnake.

    I feel dirty now.
  • I liked some trashy disco bands in the 1980s, even bought an album by Dollar, and got heavily into Shakatak. Actually went to see them play live, in the chicken-in-a-basket environment of the Talk of the Town in Birmingham. A bloody good night out.

    I must also confess to buying Kajagoogoo's sole album. Are Level 42 still derided? Great rhythm section of Mark King and Boon Gould.

    Is 'Wichita Lineman' a guilty pleasure? Too good for that, surely...
  • I liked some trashy disco bands in the 1980s, even bought an album by Dollar, and got heavily into Shakatak. Actually went to see them play live, in the chicken-in-a-basket environment of the Talk of the Town in Birmingham. A bloody good night out.

    I must also confess to buying Kajagoogoo's sole album. Are Level 42 still derided? Great rhythm section of Mark King and Boon Gould.

    Is 'Wichita Lineman' a guilty pleasure? Too good for that, surely...

    wichita lineman - guilty, nahhhh, be proud! however, kajagoogoo, oh my...
  • Trying to avoid the ones people have already mentioned, although there are some crackers up there. Most of mine are because of the associations that the songs have for me, more than anything else

    Gertcha - Chas & Dave
    reminds me of New Years Eve at Nan & Grandad's

    No Limits - 2 Unlimited
    which reminds me of student club nights, when the DJ would introduce it as "and here's 'No Lyrics' by Too Untalented". It will always make me smile just because of that.

    Under The Moon Of Love - Showaddywaddy
    It's a long story involving one of my friends from university, copious amounts of alcohol, and a wedding DJ with excellent comic timing. As soon as the intro starts, I'm grinning and cringeing in equal measures.

    Dreamer - Supertramp
    it's the harmonies. On a good day I can reach the high notes, but I'd never try it in public.

    Respectable - Mel & Kim
    Yes it's Stock Aitken & Waterman, but it's bloody catchy anyway.

  • Sponsored links:


  • edited July 2014
    Kings of the Wild Frontier - Adam and the Ants

    Lonely Boy - Andrew Gold

    Victims - Culture Club

    Forbidden Colours - David Sylvian ang Ryuichi Sakamoto

    Let's go Together - Change
  • Blimey there is a list and a half building here

    Call me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepson
    Stone in Love with you - The Stylistics
    You to me are everything - The Real Thing
    Dancing Queen - Abba
    Don't stop Believin' - Journey
  • Can I sneek another in

    I think we're alone now - Tiffany

  • magic1999 said:

    Can I sneek another in

    I think we're alone now - Tiffany

    I love that song!
  • I liked some trashy disco bands in the 1980s, even bought an album by Dollar, and got heavily into Shakatak. Actually went to see them play live, in the chicken-in-a-basket environment of the Talk of the Town in Birmingham. A bloody good night out.

    I must also confess to buying Kajagoogoo's sole album. Are Level 42 still derided? Great rhythm section of Mark King and Boon Gould.

    Is 'Wichita Lineman' a guilty pleasure? Too good for that, surely...

    far too good!
  • I'm not musical enough to really put this into words, but many of these songs are... how do I phrase this... in a minor key I guess. 80s songs in a minor key have a real tension to them. I don't know how else to describe it.


    Also, Wichita Lineman has no guilty connotations for me. Got a great REM version somewhere.
  • Reach out (I'll be there) - The Four Tops
    True Colours - Cyndi Lauper
    Me Old Bamboo (From Chitty Chtty Bang Bang) - Dick Van Dyke.
    Waterloo - Abba
    Bridge over troubled water - Simon and Garfunkel
  • Dorothy Moore Misty Blue
  • Great topic
    @sadiejane1981
    .

    Here are my first thoughts (there must be lots more!)

    Kylie - Can't get you out of my head (A song she's clearly singing about me.....)
    M People - Sight for sore eyes
    Bananarama - I heard a rumour (In fact everything by Bananarama.)
    Wham - Last Christmas
    Turtles - Happy Together

    (Has nobody picked The Wombling Song yet?)


Sign In or Register to comment.