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Top 100 Guilty Pleasure songs

May 28th, 2005 (02:15 am)

The music channel VH-1 (British version) has put together a list of the Top 100 Guilty Pleasure songs of all time – the songs you’re too ashamed to admit that you love. The irrestible cheesy songs that you always find yourself singing along to. So how many of these would you admit to liking? (Apologies for the Brit bias in the list, btw)

1 Against All Odds - Phil Collins
2 If You Leave Me Now - Chicago
3 Copacabana - Barry Manilow
4 Together in Electric Dreams - Phil Oakey/Georgio Moroder
5 Woman In Love - Barbra Streisand
6 Nothing’s Going to Stop Us Now - Starship
7 Total Eclipse of the Heart - Bonnie Tyler
8 Islands In The Stream - Kenny Rogers/Dolly Parton
9 Living On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
10 I Know Him So Well - Elaine Paige/Barbara Dickson
11 Wired For Sound - Cliff Richard
12 Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
13 Beautiful Noise - Neil Diamond
14 Easy Lover - Phil Collins/Phillip Bailey
15 Video Killed The Radio Star - The Buggles
16 (I’ve Had)The Time of My Life - Jennifer Warnes/Bill Medley
17 How Deep Is Your Love - The Bee Gees
18 Flashdance - Irene Cara
19 December 63 - Frankie Valli/Four Seasons
20 The Final Countdown - Europe
21 Centrefold - J Geils Band
22 A Little Respect - Erasure
23 The Way It Is - Bruce Hornsby & The Range
24 I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do) - Hall & Oates
25 (Is This The Way To) Amarillo - Tony Christie
26 Can’t Smile Without You - Barry Manilow
27 Africa - Toto
28 In The Air Tonight - Phil Collins
29 Rainy Days & Mondays - The Carpenters
30 Abracadabra - Steve Miller Band
31 Valerie - Steve Winwood
32 When You’re In Love With A Beautiful Woman - Dr Hook
33 Evil Woman - ELO
34 I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) - The Proclaimers
35 You Make Me Feel Like Dancing - Leo Sayer
36 Turn Back the Clock - Johnny Hates Jazz
37 Owner of a Lonely Heart - Yes
38 You Get What You Give - The New Radicals
39 Don’t Stop Me Now - Queen
40 The Things We Do For Love - 10CC
41 It’s Still Rock And Rock To Me - Billy Joel
42 Clouds Across The Moon - Rah Band
43 These Dreams - Heart
44 Life is a Rollercoaster - Ronan Keating
45 Kokomo - Beach Boys
46 Rocking All Over The World - Status Quo
47 The Power Of Love - Huey Lewis & the News
48 Holding Out For a Hero - Bonnie Tyler
49 Don’t Stop Moving - S Club 7
50 Give A Little Bit - Supertramp
51 I’m In The Mood For Dancing - The Nolans
52 We Built This City - Starship
53 Hard Habit to Break - Chicago
54 Stepping Out - Joe Jackson
55 King of Wishful Thinking - Go West
56 We Don’t Talk Anymore - Cliff Richard
57 Gloria - Laura Branigan
58 All Out Of Love - Air Supply
59 If I Could Turn Back Time - Cher
60 Jack & Diane - John Cougar Mellencamp
61 Genie In a Bottle - Christina Aguilera
62 I Should Have Known Better - Jim Diamond
63 I Heard A Rumour - Bananarama
64 Waiting For A Star To Fall - Boy Meets Girl
65 Starmaker - Kids From Fame
66 Gold - Spandau Ballet
67 When You’re Gone - Bryan Adams/Mel C
68 Tell It to My Heart - Taylor Dayne
69 Hungry Eyes - Eric Carmen
70 You’re So Vain - Carly Simon
71 I’m Not In Love - 10CC
72 Truly Madly Deeply - Savage Garden
73 When Smokey Sings - ABC
74 The First Time - Robin Beck
75 More Than Words - Extreme
76 You Don’t Bring Me Flowers - Neil Diamond/Barbra Streisand
77 Would I Lie To You - Charles & Eddie
78 Nothing’s Gonna Change My Love For You - Glen Medeiros
79 September - Earth, Wind & Fire
80 Breaking Up Is Hard To Do - Neil Sedaka
81 You Win Again - The Bee Gees
82 Feels Like Heaven - Fiction Factory
83 Rosanna - Toto
84 Right Here Waiting - Richard Marx
85 Young Turks - Rod Stewart
86 Glory Of Love - Peter Cetera
87 Just A Little - Liberty X
88 Hi-Fidelity - Kids From Fame
89 You Spin Me Round - Dead Or Alive
90 Down To Earth - Curiousity Killed The Cat
91 What Is Love - Howard Jones
92 Annie, I’m Not Your Daddy - Kid Creole & The Coconuts
93 The Edge Of Heaven - Wham
94 Oh L’Amour - Erasure
95 Broken Wings - Mister Mister
96 Out of Touch - Hall & Oates
97 My Sharona - The Knack
98 Build Me Up Buttercup - The Foundations
99 Toxic - Britney Spears
100 She’s Like The Wind - Patrick Swayze/Wendy Fraser

One point for liking the song, two points if you actually own it (on a cd or on your computer). And try to beat my score of 72.



Posted by: Spectacularly Adequate Empress (empressvesica)
Posted at: May 27th, 2005 06:30 pm (UTC)

*pat pat* You are on your own. I have 24 for likes...add in 8 for owning them. So that's what? 32.

On a side note: OMG - I loved #64!! I had forgotten that song existed.

*wanders back to What Not To Wear*

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: May 27th, 2005 06:37 pm (UTC)

That's the other downside of this - realising just how many of these need to be on my computer or cd collection soon! I hadn't even thought of 94 for years!

Posted by: Wannabe Quincy (dangermonki)
Posted at: May 27th, 2005 06:40 pm (UTC)

I'm still calculating mine out, but omg! I think December 63, if it's the song I think it is, is like one of my favoritest songs ever! I must go download and see ^___^

Posted by: Wannabe Quincy (dangermonki)
Posted at: May 27th, 2005 06:42 pm (UTC)

OMG! It is! Yay! Now I know what it is so that I can own that song. I love that song ^_^

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: May 27th, 2005 06:45 pm (UTC)

Same type of thing here - If Hi-Fidelity is what I vaguely remember, then that is being found!

Posted by: Wannabe Quincy (dangermonki)
Posted at: May 27th, 2005 06:46 pm (UTC)

Sorry, I don't actually own any of the songs, so I'm only at 50 :/

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: May 27th, 2005 06:48 pm (UTC)
Fred Bend over [Lil Amy]

Not even hidden away on your computer somewhere? [/desperate straw clutch]

Posted by: Wannabe Quincy (dangermonki)
Posted at: May 27th, 2005 06:50 pm (UTC)

Sorry, no. Soon I'll have December '63 on my computer, but that'll only get me to 52.

And on a side note, I despise John Mellancamp music. Stupid guy being from stupid Indiana where we're forced to listen to his songs every stupid day. Grrrrr!

Posted by: Anne (norwegianne)
Posted at: May 27th, 2005 06:46 pm (UTC)

Uh... I've got 56. I've heard of most of them, but heard them... not all...

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: May 27th, 2005 06:49 pm (UTC)
Boosterharem [Houses7177]

Damn! Second highest score so far, mind you. *grins*

Posted by: Speaker-to-Customers (speakr2customrs)
Posted at: May 27th, 2005 07:02 pm (UTC)
Angel of the Morning 2

15 for likes, plus 4 bonus points for owning "Truly Madly Deeply" and "500 Miles". Although the "500 Miles" is a Buffy vid. Total 19.

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: May 27th, 2005 07:07 pm (UTC)

Oh hell! With all your showings during the lyrics quizzes, I was sure that you'd beat my total.

Btw, am currently catching up with 'Angel of the Morning' and loving it. Wasn't sure about your Willow voice to start with, but it's won me over completely now. I always admire the way you follow general continuity when you write these alt fics, and now that Riley's turned up looking for demon eggs - really enjoying it!

Posted by: Speaker-to-Customers (speakr2customrs)
Posted at: May 27th, 2005 07:20 pm (UTC)
Angel of the Morning 2

I could sing almost all of them if forced; but in most cases I'd much rather not. I'm into rock, folk, metal, nu-metal, punk, and alternative.

Posted by: curiouswombat (curiouswombat)
Posted at: May 28th, 2005 04:02 am (UTC)
Wileys non sequitor penguin moonchylde

Actually his score might be higher - I think he has some on 'Best Air Guitar Ever' which granted he didn't buy for himself - but he does own it! I thought some of them might be on 'Top Gear Anthems', or 'Best Rock of the 70s' which are also lurking on the shelves - but as they aren't I can only come up with a score of 29 - sorry!!

Posted by: lisa roquin (lisaroquin)
Posted at: May 27th, 2005 07:11 pm (UTC)

*grin* sorry. Own 10 of them, like six others so that gives me--26?

Posted by: foxfire74 (foxfire74)
Posted at: May 27th, 2005 07:21 pm (UTC)

26. :-P

Do I get extra points for calmly explaining to a Potential Boyfriend during college that men who played "More than Words" at me were automatically excluded from any consideration for any sort of affection whatsoever?

Posted by: Spectacularly Adequate Empress (empressvesica)
Posted at: May 28th, 2005 05:56 am (UTC)


Posted by: Ilex (The Writer Formerly Known as Ginnysdarkside) (sweetjane_69)
Posted at: May 27th, 2005 08:06 pm (UTC)

58! Z has a bunch of eighties hits albums, hence alot of I owns.

Posted by: Kenne Morrison (tyger_raven)
Posted at: May 27th, 2005 09:31 pm (UTC)

I'm at 66. Scary huh?

Posted by: Daveosaurus (southerndave)
Posted at: May 27th, 2005 11:07 pm (UTC)

I'm only able to claim a score of 33... If only I owned more than three of them...

Posted by: Lemming (uk_lemming)
Posted at: May 28th, 2005 03:36 am (UTC)

22... Mainly because I can never remember the names of ANY songs I hear in passing - It's probably a LOT higher, but...

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