I love almost all types of music (sorry Heavy Metal, you don’t make the cut). Depending on my mood, I may opt to hear soulful lyrics from Ryan Adams or the cool synth beats of Grimes. However, what I really like to listen to isn’t anything a hipster would approve. My secretly enjoyed tunes include Billboard Top 100s and the likes of Britney Spears (gasp!). If you need a pick me up, I highly recommend creating a “Guilty Pleasures” playlist. Here is my version on Spotify.
1. You Make My Dreams Come True / Daryl Hall and John Oates
Who doesn’t love Hall and Oates?! I remember loving their songs on the radio as a kid. Didn’t it make you just smile when you heard it on 500 Days of Summer?
2. …Baby One More Time / Britney Spears
Oh Britney…with this song you were on top of the world. This songs reminds me of college and back when MTV still had music videos.
3. The Sign / Ace of Base
This group was awesome. I sang this song in a karaoke bar in Monaco about 10 years ago. My rendition earned me a plate of oranges (you heard me correctly) and it’s been my go-to song ever since.
4. What a Girl Wants / Christina Aguilera
Before she became X-Tina, she was a sweet girl who simply outlined what every girl needs from her guy. Preach!
5. I’m Yours / Jason Mraz
He is huge in Asia. I will give it to Jason Mraz for crooning this sweet song that I secretly love. I discovered a blog (which led me to my amazing wedding photographer) where this song played as a background to a series of wedding photos. I didn’t know the couple but I was in tears by the end of the slideshow!
6. Take A Chance On Me / ABBA
What guilty pleasure playlist would be complete without ABBA? I think my particularly liking for this song is my “ability” to sing harmony to the chorus.