The O Music Awards Guilty Pleasure Playlist

Posted September 30

The other week, Facebook announced that music apps like Spotify would be most closely integrated with the social network, so that all of one’s listening activities would be broadcast across the site (if the user so wished). We were totally down with this turn of events — in most cases. But what happens when we just want to blast some Journey and cry it out?

Luckily, Spotify was looking out for closet power ballad fiends like us. This week, the music subscription service announced that it will be adding a “Private Listening” mode to the latest update of the app. Now you can let the world know when you’re listening to that really awesome obscure band that will make you look totally cool, and phase over to “Private” when you’re down to blast the soundtrack to Cats for the fifth time in a row.

In honor of Spotify’s update, we reached out to a handful of our O Music Awards nominees and asked them to share the tunes that make them want to run and hide. Check out the list below, and toggle on over to Spotify to check it out. We suggest “Privating” this one.

Guilty Pleasure Playlist

1). “A Lover’s Concerto,” by The Toys: Mike Albanese, Publisher, Spin (Beyond the Blog Award Nominee)

2). “Caring Is Creepy,” by the Shins: Mike Albanese, Publisher, Spin (Beyond the Blog Award Nominee)

3). “Top Gun Anthem,” by Harold Faltermeyer & Steve Stevens: Angela Watts, VP Marketing and Communications, Spotify (Most Addictive Social Music Service Nominee)

4). “Don’t Stop Believing,” by Starship: Angela Watts, VP Marketing and Communications, Spotify (Most Addictive Social Music Service Nominee)

5). “Glory Of Love [Theme From The Karate Kid Part II],” by Peter Cetera: Angela Watts, VP Marketing and Communications, Spotify (Most Addictive Social Music Service Nominee)

6). “St. Elmos Fire [Man In Motion],” by John Parr: Angela Watts, VP Marketing and Communications, Spotify (Most Addictive Social Music Service Nominee)

7). “Prince Ali,” Aladdin: Ryan Holladay, Bluebrain/The National Mall (Best Music App Nominee)

8). “Bounce,” by Calvin Harris feat. Kelis: Andrew Skotzko, Product & Growth, Chill (Most Addictive Social Music Service Nominee)

9). “E.T.,” by Katy Perry feat. Kanye West: Andrew Skotzko, Product & Grwoth, Chill (Most Addictive Social Music Service Nominee)

10). “I’m Not OK (I Promise),” by My Chemical Romance: Jeannette Arrowood, Social Media Jockey, O Music Awards

11). “She Hates Me,” by Puddle of Mud: Brenna Ehrlich, Senior Writer, O Music Awards

Image courtesy of Flickr, radiant guy

By Brenna Ehrlich