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Loveable songs for your Valentine’s Day playlist

Andre Spruell, Opinion Co-Editor

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When it comes to Valentine’s Day, people either enjoy it or dread it whether they’re in a relationship or not respectively.

No matter what side of the fence you are on for this holiday, here are some songs across different genres that someone is likely to hear on this day more than others.

These are love classics and personal favorites to listen to from time to time.

1) “Love Song” by Sara Bareilles

The initial title of the song would lead someone to believe that this “Love Song” would be about admiration towards another but it is the complete opposite. Bareilles’s point she is trying to make with the song is that she is done writing those lovey dovey songs because the person she used to write love songs about her broke her heart.

2)  “A Thousand Miles” by Vanessa Carlton

Whether it be Valentine’s Day or not, this timeless classic, which is now 15 years old, is a crowd favorite no matter what the setting is. What propelled this song to ultimate fame is when it was featured in a scene of the movie White Chicks where Latrell Spencer, played by Terry Crews, is in a car lip syncing the song, swaying his head to the beat.

3) “I Hate Everything About You” by      Three Days Grace

Unlike Bareillas’s classic hit, the title of this song is exactly what it sounds. This song discusses how whenever the significant other is reminisced about when the partners would smoke weed and have sexual intercourse. Despite that and feelings that are brought up, that significant other is still not missed, thus when that person is brought up, hate ensues.

4) “I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing” by Aerosmith

Legendary song by an even more legendary band. Aerosmith has been in the music business for what seems like an eternity, but this song will be around for eternity. This classic is all about the adoration of a significant other because it highlights all the little things that the artist adores more than the bigger, more obvious factors. The reason why this song is so easily relatable is because the lead singer, Steven Tyler, wrote the song about his daughter.

5)  “I Don’t Want You Back” by Eamon

If you are on the side of the fence that dreads day due to past experiences, this is the perfect song to listen to. The premise of this song is how the artist, Eamon, got played by his significant other and after she cheated, she wanted him back. If you listen to the song, it is not hard to recognize how he feels about the situation. For the full experience definitely give the explicit version a listen.

6) “I’ll Be There For You” by Method Man feat. Mary J Blige

This classic hip-hop/r&b track features two legendary artists in Method Man and Mary J. Blige so it is no surprise that this collaboration has stood the test of time. What this song implies is that no matter what the couple goes through, they are always there for each other and in order to get through life, all the couple needs is each other.

7)  “Speedin’ ” by Omarion

This R&B track is my favorite love song and whenever it comes on while I’m driving, I just cannot resist the urge to belt out every lyric. This song talks about the artist doing whatever it takes to get back with his loved one. Since he does not want to waste any time, he is “speedin” on his way to get back to her heart.

8) “Best Love Song” by T-Pain feat. Chris Brown

To quote T-Pain, “It’s gotta be the best, the best love song she ever heard in her life.” This song is an upbeat, high tempo song with lyrics that are easy to sing along to by two artists who are highly respected for their musical ability as well as for their dancing abilities.

There are some songs that had to be left because they are just too many songs out there. Especially ones dealing the matter of love.

Valentine’s Day creates so many mixed emotions because love is hard and more often than not, people get hurt multiple times and may not even find “the one.”

As far as what side of the fence I’m on, let’s just say that this holiday is a special day for stores to sell chocolates in heart shaped boxes and giant, overstuffed teddy bears and for restaurants to create specials so couples can have a nice dinner date.

It’s just another way for the public to show their true love by going all out just for people to express their love. How thoughtful.

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