Few things are more difficult to resist than singing along, loud and proud, to a favorite tune, but there are those songs that you can only hope come up on shuffle when no one else is around to hear them. Below are some of our favorite guilty pleasure songs collected from the past 40 years.
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While it is true that most ABBA songs possess those certain qualities of 70s pop that unequivocally qualify them for entry on this list, it is also true that ABBA has sold over 375 million records worldwide. And yet, not many people would cop to singing every syllable every time they hear this song.
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Most Memorable Lyric: “Dancing queen, feel the beat from the tambourine, oh yeah.”
Perhaps one of the lesser-known installments on this list, but it is one of the most hilarious songs one could ever hope to unearth on a friend’s iPod. I mean; it’s a song about muskrats in love.
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Most Memorable Lyric: “Nibblin’ on bacon, chewin’ on cheese. Sam says Susie, honey, would you please be my missus?”
A song that Wikipedia calls the biggest hit of the 70s, Debby Boone’s “You Light Up My Life,” spent 10 weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart, which was a record number at the time. It’s no surprise so many people recall the song, even 34 years after the fact.
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Most Memorable Lyric: “Finally a chance, to say, ‘Hey, I love you.’
The man who writes the songs gained a slew of new “Fanilows” with “Copacabana,” and eventually starred in a television musical based on the song. Furthermore, the song afforded one of the great musical references on Friends. (Yes, another crops up later in the list)
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Most Memorable Lyric: “Her name was Lola. She was a showgirl.”
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