We play this song by Lil Mama a lot in my shop, and the other day I saw a fourteen-year old represent while trying on some lip balm. I also DEFINITELY get this stuck in my head about three times every week. "What'chu know 'bout me?"
Keri Hilson has long been one of my favorite pop R&B singers, and this song is banging. This is sort of along the lines of Destiny's Child with "Independent Women" but has the deep and grimey sound of post-dubstep pop/R&B. This is a super funky track and "all my girls, fly girls getting money":
Clairy Browne and the Bangin' Rackettes are all the way from Australia, and so, so soulful. This song in particular has been high up on my list for awhile, and I love the live version. It's hilarious:
I generally am a bit annoyed by Lana Del Ray, but this one song has always held me. It's just very different from a lot of other music right now and I can't help but enjoy the creative ways in which she sings the crazy, pouty lyrics:
So, this post has been largely populated by female pop and R&B stars up to this point, but that's just because I've been listening to a lot of music in those genres recently. Here is something a little different, "Entertainment" the newest single from alt-rockers Phoenix. I am really digging their latest album, maybe even more than Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix. Still, they are a bit of a guilty pleasure for me:
But now my question to you all is what constitutes your own guilty pleasures? Mine are generally a combination of an initial adverse reaction to a song/artist for any number of reasons, followed by a genuine enjoyment of some of their music. Hit me up in the comments with your answers.