We looked at Spotify playlist data to find out which songs, artists and genres appeared most often in playlists featuring the phrase ‘guilty pleasure’
We used the Playlist Miner to find the most common songs in playlists titles containing “Guilty Pleasure” on 23rd of December 2019. For each playlist we identified the most common songs, ranking the top 100 guiltiest pleasures. We used these most common songs to determine the 10 most common artists and 5 most common genres for guilty pleasure playlists. We then used the Organise Your Music tool to find the BPM, valence, danceability, energy, duration and year for each track from the Spotify API. We took the average of these values to find the anatomy of a typical “Guilty Pleasure” song.
Our data can be found here.