Make no apologies for these addictive tunes

By Alayna Yates

Guilty Pleasure Song: (n.) a song that someone finds him/herself continuously listening to but hates themselves for even remotely enjoying the song. A lot of responses came into this poll, but here are the Top 10 Responses.

#1 Hilary Iehl, Peet Junior High instructional technology coach, loves listening to “Wannabe” by the Spice Girls and “Party in the U.S.A.” by Miley Cyrus. Her reasoning for listening to these outdated and catchy songs: “Who doesn’t love a little karaoke to ‘Zigga Zig ah’ and hopping off the plane at LAX?”

#2 Peet Junior High seventh grader Caroline Schafer turns up the radio when  listening to “Shut Up and Dance” by Walk the Moon. She said, “Every time it comes on the radio I just want to get up and dance around. I’m kind of ashamed that I like it so much, but I’ll listen to it when I’m upset, and it just makes my day so much better.”

#3 Freshman Vipsa Dodiya shamefully finds herself listening to “Earned It” by The Weeknd and “Love Me Like You Do” by Ellie Goulding. She claims that these are purely guilty pleasure songs, since they are both from the movie “Fifty Shades of Grey.” She said, “But those two songs were really good in the movie.”

#5 Sophomore Lily Miller finds herself listening to a classic that everyone knows called “Total Eclipse of the Heart” by Bonnie Tyler. She said, “It’s so awfully ’80s that it’s almost enjoyable. It’s one of those songs that you sing in the shower to when no one is home.”

#10 Junior Luke Loughren finds himself jamming out to “Touch My Body” by Mariah Carey. His feels guilty for listening to this old R&B hit because “It gets me in my mood, and I can jam to it, but it’s girly.”

#6 Freshman Sofia Muñoz finds herself listening to the ’04 hit “Since U Been Gone” by Kelly Clarkson. She said, “Even though the song is considered a joke, it brings back good memories of an easier childhood.”

#9 Freshman Sofia Muñoz also said that she finds herself listening to the “Mamma Mia” soundtrack. She said, “It’s not like anything else I listen to, and it’s just so catchy. I can’t resist it.”

#7 Sophomore Emerald Barnes-Seger jams out to the country hit “Before He Cheats” by Carrie Underwood. A lot of people actually love this song without feeling guilty, but he had a different reasoning. He said, “I despise country, but for whatever reason, I enjoy this song.”

#8 Sophomore Anthony Aldrich said that he finds himself listening to the Disney classic “Love is an Open Door” from the “Frozen” soundtrack. He said, “Because it’s a dank song, but it’s also from ‘Frozen,’ so it’s really annoying.”

#4 Freshman Samantha Hadlock said that her guilty pleasure song is “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey, a song known by nearly everyone in the United States. There are a lot of people who love this song regardless, but her response for it being a guilty pleasure song is different from the rest. She said, “It’s a catchy song. If I hear it and I’m with my friends or family, we’ll all just burst into song spontaneously, and it’s really very fun.”

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