Bubblegum Music: The Mix
But by the time you hit middle age, fuck it, it's a lot easier to just say I like what I like, be it Taylor Swift or silly bubblegum songs from the 60s and 70s. This is the stuff I used to hear on the radio back when I was first discovering the AM Top 40 as a kid in the mid-70s. And as my taste evolved towards classic rock, and later punk and new wave and college radio indie rock, this got more or less shunted aside. But I've always nursed a genuine love for bands like the Monkees and the Archies and Sweet, and at least derived some level of enjoyment from the sillier one- or two-hit-wonders of the genre.
Anyway, here's a pretty decent playlist. Unfortunately, there are a number of gaps on Spotify (particularly some of the music-oriented kiddie shows I used to watch, like the Banana Splits and Lancelot Link and Josie & The Pussycats, all of which featured music that is kinda essential to a truly complete bubblegum mix).
p.s. I've updated the mixes on my website to include this one.