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Guilty Pleasures

I confess that I actually like these songs.

Let's listen to the forbidden fruit. Photo by Dainis Graveris / Unsplash

Weekly5 is taking a quick holiday break. So, instead of new tunes, I open my chest of shame and present you with five of my guilty pleasure songs.

But what is actually the definition of guilty pleasure? Wikipedia states:

«A guilty pleasure is something, such as a film, a television program, a piece of music, or an activity, that one enjoys despite understanding that it is not generally held in high regard, or is seen as unusual or weird.»

We could argue for days and nights about whether there's something like «bad taste» or bad music. All my guilty pleasure songs have racked up millions of streams on Spotify alone. They definitely struck a chord with the mass audience; however, they might be considered trashy by more music-affine people.

In the end, it doesn't matter that much. If you enjoy a particular song more than you feel you should, don't worry. Simply enjoy!


Gigi D’Agostino – L’Amour Toujours

Trash or classic? It's always a tricky question with Gigi D'Agostino, a staple boy of Italo-Dance around the millennium. L'Amour Toujours, only one of his megahits, is oddly two-sided: There's the annoying altered female voice, but nobody can refrain from humming the undying synth melody.

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