Chesney tops our most embarassing music downloads

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It’s not just the "cool" stuff we downlaod from the net – a new survey has found that we also take advantage of music downloads to purchase the song we’re too ashamed of buying in the shops.

Yes, while acts like the Arctic Monkeys and Sandi Thom make the internet headlines, we’re apparently all busy downloading Peter Crouch’s favourite turn, Chesney Hawkes and his "One And Only" hit, according to the Music Choice European Music Census.

Music Choice Marketing Director Simon George said: "All music fans, even the  most ardent rockers, have a favourite track they’re embarrassed to admit to.  In fact, our research shows 1 in 4 of us are ashamed of part of our music  collection. Guilty pleasures are a growing phenomenon with clubs dedicating entire nights to sing-along cheesy tracks and as downloading becomes a  mainstream method of music purchase more of us can get our hands on the  tracks we don’t want seen on our CD rack."

Read on after the turn for a list of the top British and European guilty pleasures.

Top 5 British Guilty Pleasures:

1. Chesney Hawkes "I am the one and only"
2. The Proclaimers "I’m gonna be (5,000 miles)
3. Phil Collins "In the air tonight"
4. Elaine Paige & Barbara Dickson "I know him so well"
5. Whigfield "Saturday Night"

European Guilty Pleasure results:

UK Chesney Hawkes – "I am the one and only"
France Celine Dion – "My heart will go on"
Germany Celine Dion – "My heart will go on"
Italy Celine Dion – "My heart will go on"
Denmark Whigfield – "Saturday Night"
Finland Celine Dion – "My heart will go on"
Norway Phil Collins – "In the air tonight"
Sweden Elaine Paige & Babara Dickson "I know him so well"

Music choice website

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Dave Walker