Top 10 Guilty Pleasure Songs

These are the cheesiest, most embarrassing songs... that you just can't help but to love. You feel bad about liking them (guilt), but you just can't help but to have a good time listening to them (pleasure).

The Top Ten

1 Wannabe - Spice Girls Wannabe - Spice Girls Cover Art

I really didn't want to like this song, but it's the only song in existence that says in my head for hours every time I listen to it. Everyone stares at me when I say I like this song or when I sing it.

I'm so ashamed I like this crappy song.

Yes, I love this!

I wanna HA I wanna HA I wanna HA I wanna really really really really ziggy ziggy ahhh

2 Barbie Girl - Aqua Barbie Girl - Aqua Cover Art

A 90s kid song, but now embarrassing. I had two Aqua songs on cassette tape Barbie Girl and Dr Jones.

Yes, this is a guilty pleasure. Stupid song, but I can't help it.

The definition of a guilty pleasure song!

3 The Final Countdown - Europe The Final Countdown - Europe Cover Art

What's wrong with liking this song?

4 Flashdance... What a Feeling - Irene Cara Flashdance... What a Feeling - Irene Cara Cover Art

The number of hours I've spent dancing to this song in my kitchen at age 10.

5 Gimme Gimme Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) - ABBA Gimme Gimme Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) - ABBA Cover Art
6 Baby Got Back - Sir Mix-a-Lot Baby Got Back - Sir Mix-a-Lot Cover Art
7 Macho Man - Village People Macho Man - Village People Cover Art
8 Cotton Eye Joe - Rednex Cotton Eye Joe - Rednex Cover Art

The ULTIMATE guilty pleasure song. Catchy tune. You can't help but dance to it. However, it's still seen as annoying. What could be better? Try not to finish: IF IT HADN'T BEEN FOR COTTON EYE JOE, I'D BEEN MARRIED LONG TIME AGO. WHERE DID YOU COME FROM? WHERE DID YOU GO? WHERE DID YOU COME FROM...

9 Y.M.C.A. - Village People Y.M.C.A. - Village People Cover Art

Haha. My science teacher sits in the middle of the classroom and dances while singing this song.

10 Baby - Justin Bieber Baby - Justin Bieber Cover Art

You've gotta admit it's catchy! :P

Early Justin Bieber was good

The Contenders

11 Achy Breaky Heart - Billy Ray Cyrus Achy Breaky Heart - Billy Ray Cyrus Cover Art
12 Turbo Lover - Judas Priest Turbo Lover - Judas Priest Cover Art

I personally LOVE this song and I consider it one of the best Judas Priest songs.

A lot of great or widely acclaimed bands have guilty pleasure songs
Queen: Another One Bites the Dust
Led Zeppelin: The Lemon Song
Judas Priest: Turbo Lover
Metallica: Ain't My B
Megadeth: Crush 'em
Black Sabbath: Sweet Leaf

13 I'm Too Sexy - Right Said Fred I'm Too Sexy - Right Said Fred Cover Art
14 Cookie - R. Kelly Cookie - R. Kelly Cover Art
15 All Star - Smash Mouth All Star - Smash Mouth Cover Art

While I understand this one honestly I just like this song I don't really feel guilty about liking it.

Hey now, you're a rock star, get the show on get paid!

16 Hollaback Girl - Gwen Stefani Hollaback Girl - Gwen Stefani Cover Art

This song is a BIG guilty pleasure for me...

17 Total Eclipse of the Heart - Bonnie Tyler Total Eclipse of the Heart - Bonnie Tyler Cover Art

How is this a guilty pleasure? People love this song.

18 Beetlebum - Blur Beetlebum - Blur Cover Art
19 My Heart Will Go On - Cèline Dion My Heart Will Go On - Cèline Dion Cover Art
20 Dragostea Din Tei (Numa Numa) - O-Zone Dragostea Din Tei (Numa Numa) - O-Zone Cover Art

I love this song and I'll always love it. It's, in my opinion, the best electro-pop song ever. It's amazing. Too bad the band parted ways. Arsenium, one of the former members was last seen on the Viña del Mar festival in Chile competing with rookies. His song was clearly too similar to Dragostea Din Tei. And he got a quite low score. O-Zone didn't know what they had until they lost it. This song is one in a million. We've enjoyed it for a decade, and maybe another decade will pass and the king will still be on his throne.

Oh, and by the way, I really love this list. Guilty Pleasure is an excellent name for what this songs represent. I haven't heard that term until now! All the songs fit perfectly. Congratulations, NintendoROCK. This song is maybe the most Guilty Pleasure Song ever. You may not know it, but there's a version in my country of this song that changed the lyrics for (translated) "Party, party, that guy becomes gay, that guy becomes gay, that guy becomes feather ...more

21 Just Lose It - Eminem Just Lose It - Eminem Cover Art
22 Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes Cover Art

I think Kim Carnes is one of the best artists of all time, she has written many great songs and has been covered by other artists. I think she was very underrated and so she deserves more credit for that.

23 Happy - Pharrell Williams Happy - Pharrell Williams Cover Art
24 Firework - Katy Perry Firework - Katy Perry Cover Art

I don't think it's a guilty pleasure song, because its cheesiness and generic chorus doesn't reward you with any catchy melodies. Katy Perry songs, despite being played a lot, never get stuck in my head. Imagine writing songs for the sake of being catchy and entertaining while they don't end up having those propoerties.

Just wondering. If it did manage to do what it was supposed to do what would it still be only a guilty pleasure?

25 Rasputin - Boney M Rasputin - Boney M Cover Art

I love this song and the Just Dance dance of it.

8Load More
PSearch List