1. “Wrecking Ball” (cover) – Cry To The Blind
The first couple you see on Valentine’s Day will send you into an emotional whirlwind thinking about all of your failed relationships. Now that Miley and Liam are back together, you can’t listen to her sing it because she doesn’t understand the pain you feel anymore. But don’t let her renewed love stop you from angrily screaming the lyrics at pictures of your ex.
2. “Somebody Loves You” – Betty Who
So what if you don’t have a “Valentine”? You can still spend your day with someone that loves and appreciates you. It doesn’t matter if that happens to be your cat and a box of chocolates that you bought for yourself. If you don’t have those things, go ahead and call your mom. She’ll make you feel special.
3. “Naked” – X Ambassadors
There is no shame in imagining your crush showing up outside your window professing his love “Say Anything” style. It’s better to make up some crazy scenario in your head than to sit at your desk and think about your loneliness. And it’s not like you could have ever talked to them (and possibly avoided being single on a couples holiday). Yeah, daydreaming about it is the best option.
4. “Me, Myself & I” – G-Eazy
You were single yesterday and you will be tomorrow, so you might as well come to terms with the fact that you are single on Valentine’s Day. If you were in a relationship you would be expected to sit on the same side of a booth and stare deeply into each other’s eyes. That is something even longtime couples dread. So congratulations, you get to skip that awkwardness.
5. “F*** Love” – Iggy Azalea
At the end of the day you realize you don’t even want a “Valentine.” The best part of the day is the gifts and let’s be honest, you don’t have any more space in your bedroom for junk. Unless someone is throwing diamonds at you, you don’t need a “Valentine.” Maybe the singles are the real winners of Valentine’s Day after all.
List originally published in Feb. 10, 2016 print edition of The Echo.
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