With a Spotify library as dense and diverse as mine, it can sometimes be overwhelming to pick an artist or genre that fits my mood or activity, let alone decide on which song to listen to. However, according to an informal online survey I conducted that recorded responses from music listeners, half of the 94 respondents who said they create playlists using streaming services reported that they also create private or secret playlists that only they can access and listen to. One glaring similarity links these artists together: their fan bases are primarily young and female. From choosing a hamburger over a salad, treating themselves to a trip to a salon or even indulging in Top 40 hits, the ways that women choose to find pleasure have always been viewed as lesser pleasures with disposable, mass appeal. When this is translated to guilty pleasure music, the result is that the music-listening masses equate music with female fan bases, such as pop music or boy bands, as lesser, disposable genres of music.
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Our editorial content is not influenced by any commissions we receive. Guilt, to quote New Order , is a useless emotion, especially when it comes to popular music. If you like something, own it. That's somewhat idealistic. In the real world, there are social pressures, signals that communicate preconceived notions of what music we can and can't like. How these break down can tell us a lot about how we see ourselves. Many of the reasons why people end up feeling "guilty" about music involve seemingly arbitrary external constraints.
Listen with us on Spotify. Takes me back to my school days when Spitting Image was a highly popular TV programme that was broadcast every Sunday at pm when I should have been in bed. Fun track and once hear it you cannot get the song out of your head. It will always be a guilty pleasure. I love the lyrics and melody to this track.
From rap, to rock, to electronica, teen pop, and more, there are some songs that, though our eyes may roll when we hear them are still impressively get people moving, even right now. The Backstreet Boys are unquestionably the greatest-selling boy band of all time. With 12 million singles sold and being a top ten hit in 23 countries worldwide, it set a standard for hit songs that very few club-ready jams may ever meet or exceed. German electronica artist Haddaway being so completely impassioned about understanding the definition of love makes this song a hit, but in retrospect might cause someone to pause and think, too.