8 musicians confess their guilty pleasure songs and artists
The concept of having a musical guilty pleasure doesn’t even exist to some as they shamelessly enjoy listening to whatever they want to and don’t care what anybody else thinks. Others get a bit embarrassed that a certain song hits them in all the right places and will endlessly blush if anyone finds out, especially if they’re in a band who make music that’s a stark contrast to their secret playlist.
Josh Raven, THE FAIM
I really like Hilary Duff in the early 2000s, Lizzie McGuire—that vibe 100 percent!
Collin Walsh, GRAYSCALE
Lately I’ve been playing Tim McGraw a lot. I don’t know if I like it; I don’t know if anyone likes it to be honest—I mostly do it to irritate everyone in our band.
Matt Caughthran, THE BRONX
I like Enrique Iglesias. He makes me want to dance!
Will Gould, CREEPER
Cyndi Lauper’s She’s So Unusual. I love that record to bits. I listen to it all the time. It’s got a great Prince cover on it, too, “When You Were Mine.”
Ben Barlow, NECK DEEP
“Burn” by Usher. I know that start to finish, and anytime that comes on I will happily vibe out to that song. It’s sick!
Rob Damiani, DON BROCO
Mine’s Darude’s “Sandstorm.” It’s classic dance music from my youth. When you’re a kid you’re like, “I’m cool, I’m in my room raving!” I felt a bit guilty listening to it, and it still gives me that feeling now.
Becky Blomfield, MILK TEETH
I like pop music. I really like the new Selena Gomez song “Bad Liar.” I have that on repeat all the time; it’s as catchy as anything.
Tony Foresta, MUNICIPAL WASTE
Tegan And Sara. I love them. They’re good songwriters. They’re hilarious. When they play live they just make fun of each other!