The 10 Best Guilty Pleasure Songs of 2012

8. Katy Perry "Wide Awake"

Album: Teenage Dream
Producer: Dr. Luke, Cirkut
Label: Capitol

This wasn't another chart-topper for Ms. Perry, but when you've already tied Michael Jackson's record for most number one songs from an album, you can't have it all. (No. 2 ain't too shabby, either.)

"Wide Awake" features Perry not-so-discreetly addressing her failed marriage to comedian Russell Brand. It's like her 808s & Heartbreak in one succinct take. The beat is sparse and contemplative, requiring Perry to sing on the track in a way that almost sounds like she's rapping. And yes, she has flow for days.

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