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What is Your ‘Hate to Love It’ Song? [MUSIC VIDEO]


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I despise the term “guilty pleasure”. It doesn’t make sense to me. If you like something, or don’t, you shouldn’t feel ashamed or embarrassed to admit it. But, when I say it, you know exactly what I mean. We all have them, whether it comes to movies, television shows, even food, but I find it’s most often used in relation to music.

What is that one established tune, from any era or genre, that as soon as you hear it start, you might roll your eyes and groan, or if you’re with someone who doesn’t like it, you pretend not to like it either? As if to say “not this song again!?”. Yet, you’re ‘secretly’ into it. You keep it playing, and as the song progresses, you soon show your true colors and remember why you liked it.

For me, the first song that comes to mind is “Walk of Life” by Dire Straits. It’s a rather uncommon guilty pleasure song, I’ll grant you. I know it’s a classic. I hear it, and briefly think the keyboard intro and melody are kind of “hokey”, but I keep listening. Soon, I start tapping my feet, snapping my fingers, whistling, and maybe even start mouthing the words.

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See what I mean? Share your “love to hate it, hate to love it, guilty pleasure” song in the comments.

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