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Feb 13

Valentine’s Day Playlist: Songs for the Singles

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On a day that’s dedicated entirely to coupledom, a single person can feel a little left out. This Valentine’s Day we’ve compiled a list of our favorite songs that celebrate going solo. So tell cupid sayonara, grab an air mic, and rock out with your fabulous single self. It’s way easier when you don’t have to harmonize with someone who’s singing off-key.

“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” by Taylor Swift

Just in case your ex doesn’t understand, the lyrics of this ballad convey the message of your breakup loud and clear. Never, ever.

“I Will Survive” by Cake

A fun cover of the Gloria Gaynor original, this version adds in the horns and dry tone of Cake. Sure, at first you were afraid and petrified being single, but then you learned you would survive. Indeed.

“It’s My Life” by Bon Jovi

As the opening line of this rock ballad really sums up the theme of the song—and of this playlist—“This ain’t a song for the broken hearted.” Forget any leftover heartache and get ready to rock when this one comes on. You won’t be able to help it.

“I Don’t Really Love You Anymore” by The Magnetic Fields

Ok, the title of this song might not be totally true—as in the singer does still maybe love the girl in question. However, sometimes you need to tell yourself the lie to get it to come true. “’Cause I’ve read your horoscope and now I’ve given up all hope. So I don’t really love you anymore.”

“I Am a Rock” by Simon & Garfunkel

A song about building up self-defense and moving on after love, sort of. In any case, it feels pretty satisfying to belt out, “I am a rock, I am an iiiiiiiii-sland” at the top of your lungs.

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