I must admit, I found this list rather difficult to compose. As the saying goes, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, and when it comes to our go-to guilty pleasure songs that statement is oh so true. The issue with lists of this nature is generally something a guy struggles with. The fairer sex will never have to say sorry for listening to anything, ever. And that is something that all guys secretly resent and realize. The other thing I recognized is that there’s one key element in classifying a song as a real guilty pleasure: The song must have something to substantiate the pleasure plea.
For example, “Friday” (by Rebecca Black) is a song so ghastly, that it simply cannot support such a declaration. I can’t see a situation where anyone would say, “But seriously, this song makes me so happy!” Anyway, unless you’re at a questionably camp fancy dress party sporting a truly killer perm, it is not publicly acceptable to admit that you like these “controversial” tracks. Nevertheless, it is totally okay to scream out the lyrics, pull out the impressive parachute pants, and shout over the melody, “I hate this song so much that I actually love it.”
These are the 6 songs that you really love to hate.
6. MC Hammer – Can’t Touch This
Surely this track is one of the cheesiest songs of the 90′s. Thanks to its ridiculous beat and that line that actually thanks God for giving MC his awe-inspiring dance moves, “Can’t Touch This” is a guilty pleasure of so many music lovers.
Although, I must ask, does anyone actually know all the lyrics to this song? Everybody mutters through until the overly simple chorus arrives. Rather predictably, the more you sing this song in public, the less people want to touch this or any part of you.
This article was first posted on June 14, 2013