Third of Britons lie about their music tastes because they’re ‘ashamed’, with Justin Bieber, McFly and S Club 7 among nation’s guilty music pleasures
- 2,000 people were surveyed in Britain and voted for their guilty pleasures
- Justin Bieber’s 2009 hit Baby was voted Britain’s ultimate cheesy hit om the poll
- PJ & Duncan reached second in Britain’s top ten with Let’s Get ready To Rumble
Music fans have revealed their guilty music secrets – with Justin Bieber the artist that most people lie about liking.
In a poll of 2,000 people in Britain, a third of those quizzed admitted they fibbed about the kind of music they listened to because they were ‘ashamed’ of being fans.
Top of the charts of cheesy songs people try to keep secret from friends and family is Baby, by Bieber, right.
Also in the Top Ten are McFly with Five Colours In Her Hair from 2004 and S Club 7’s 2000 hit Reach.
Justin Bieber (pictured) is the artist that most people lie about liking. In a poll of 2,000 people in Britain his song Baby was voted the number one guilty pleasure
The Spice Girls with Wannabe, Peter Andre with Mysterious Girl and Ant and Dec – as 1990s pop act PJ & Duncan with Let’s Get Ready To Rhumble – are also in the chart, according to the survey carried out by Sony.
Andre, now 47, said: ‘Mysterious Girl has a special place in my heart, and it’s lovely to hear that people are still enjoying it 25 years on.
‘My guilty pleasures are some of my favourite songs. They’re the ones that we really connect with, or maybe grew up with. Perhaps we can all now come clean about the songs we love.’
… AND HERE’S THE TOP 10 CHEESY HITS
Peter Andre’s Musterious girl was voted the eigth most popular guilty pleasure. He The 47-year-old said: ‘Mysterious Girl has a special place in my heart, and it’s lovely to hear that people are still enjoying it 25 years on.
1 Justin Bieber, Baby
2 PJ & Duncan, Let’s Get Ready to Rhumble
3 McFly, Five Colours in Her Hair
4 Spice Girls, Wannabe
5 Natasha Bedingfield, Unwritten
6 S Club 7, Reach
7 Nickelback, How You Remind Me
8 Peter Andre, Mysterious Girl
9 Chesney Hawkes, The One and Only
10 Enrique Iglesias, Hero
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