#Roberawards Nominations 2012: Guilty Pleasure


The next category in our nominations is the one dedicated to highlight those who normally would have been rejected but somehow managed to pass our tight quality controls. Cheesy chart princesses and odd teen idols whose output tend to horrify us but by the hand of sly producers and songwriters managed to overcome their limitations and released the perfect pop tunes; global dance crazes and a couple of veteran stars who showed a brand new (and more satisfying) angle to their work. In the case above, Kylie surprised us with her appearance in Leos Carax’ ‘Holy Motors’, one of our favorite movies of the year, singing an original song written by Neil Hannon.

You can vote for the best music of the year here. And the nominess for guilty pleasure of 2012 are:

BRUNO MARS
Locked Out Of Heaven

Amy Winehouse's producer Mark Ronson wrapped Mars' usually dull AOR in a perfect copycat of The Police's new wave sound and it worked!
CARLY RAE JEPSEN
Call Me Baby
The new A-lister in the world of pop divas debuted with this irresistible smash whose success she hasn't been able to match. The one hit wonder of the year?
ICONA POP
I Love It

Like a Swedish version of Shampoo penned by British rising star Charli XCX
KYLIE
Who Were We

Classic musical number from acclaimed arthouse flick 'Holy Motors' written by The Divine Comedy's mastermind Neil Hannon.
PSY
Gangnam Style

The international dance sensation of the year, was something like a Korean mash up of Pitbull; Flo-Rida; Technotronic and the whole catalogue of 90's europop hooks.
TAYLOR SWIFT
We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

Borrowing from Avril Lavigne's book of mildly rebellious power pop anthems, the young star succeeded in both going global and removing her country sonic chastity bell.

Vote for your favourite here

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