New research revealed earlier this week from music sharing app Muzeit has revealed that when it comes to guilty pleasures with songs, Bonnie Tyler's 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' comes out on top in the UK.

Also looking into the various guilty pleasures people in certain occupations had, it was discovered that the bankers love Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off', whilst teachers love Journey's 'Don't Stop Believing' and computer programmers are big fans of Dolly Parton's '9 To 5'.

Nearly one in five of the people questioned admitted they turned down the volume of their phone while music was playing so others couldn't hear what they were listening to, and 13% admitted to hiding their phone screen when in public to conceal whatever song may have been playing.

The top 10 most popular guilty pleasure songs in the UK were as follows:

  1. Bonnie Tyler - 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' (18.9%)
  2. Journey - 'Don't Stop Believing' (17.9%)
  3. The Bee Gees - 'Staying Alive' (17.7%)
  4. Dolly Parton - '9 To 5' - (17.5%)
  5. Wham! - 'Wake Me Up Before You Go Go' (17.4%)
  6. S Club 7 - 'Reach' (16.2%)
  7. Rick Astley - 'Never Gonna Give You Up' (14.9%)
  8. Toto - 'Africa' (14.7%)
  9. Dead or Alive - 'You Spin Me Round (Like A Record Player) (14.6%)
  10. Scissor Sisters - 'Don't Feel Like Dancing' (13.2%)

Muzeit CEO Ayman Jomaa comments: "The music that we listen to sets the beat to our lives, with what we hear shaping the way we feel and how we interact with others. Brits love their music but, as our research found, can be wary about professing exactly which songs get them going to their friends. In a world where we are increasingly sharing our inner thoughts and deepest emotions online, it makes sense that we should also share the music we love.

"That's how I came up with the Muzeit app, I wanted to enable music lovers from around the world to share their beat and their music with others, enabling them to create new connections whilst discovering new artists and genres and sharing their playlists and favourite tracks."

The Muzeit app is available now to download for free via the Apple App Store.

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