Yes. You're absolutely right. It IS bubblegum, and that's precisely what the doctor ordered for me on days like today. You gotta give it up to anyone who's unrepentant in their cheesiness!
Another terrific example: Tom Jones!
I'd be utterly lying to say I don't have a shameless, dark place that loves it. And, lest anyone think that's ALL I like, Goth, country, blues...ALL have a place with me depending on the mood. I really like Neil Finn, too.
[edited for a typo]