Valentine’s Day is a weird time for singletons… or at least this singleton. You spend half of the lead up to the big day feeling sorry for yourself for not having a Valentine and the other half screaming about how free and independent you feel about not being tied down to a significant other. This is a confusing time of year to say the least, and what better way to get through confusion than music? Here’s a playlist for all those feeling “forever alone” this week…featuring songs to play if your happy about being single, sad about it, or any make-it-weird feeling in between.
1) Dancing With Myself – Billy Idol
Right, it’s Valentine’s Day and you’re dateless. Sad. BUT, chocolate is discounted and you don’t have to stress all night about wearing the correct shade of red. Sometimes it’s just less of a hassle to be unencumbered by a mate so why not dance it out?! Sink another sink and jam out because nobody will ever love you as much as you love you.
Best for: Dancing around your room wearing silky underwear while eating a lifesized Toblerone (I may or may not be speaking from personal experience on this one.
2) It’s Not Fair – Lily Allen
Here’s another song for the “Thank God I’m Single” file. Here, Lily Allen (Cooper now for those counting at home) describes one of the more intimate issues that may occur on Valentine’s Day. Picture it: You’ve spent all night wooing the lad/lady of your choosing and you finally get them back to your house/apartment/spaceship and you simply can’t… perform. When you’re single this doesn’t/won’t happen, so stick that in your pipe and smoke it, people on dates (not bitter, nope, not me).
Best for: Get your mind out of the gutter, you filthy animal.
3) Don’t Let It Break Your Heart – Coldplay
Sometimes being alone on Valentine’s Day can be a major bummer, and not even that giant Toblerone can fill the hole in your heart. This feeling fills you with what the LOL Cats would refer to as “sedz” (read: sads). Coldplay is here to give you strength; sometimes being alone sucks but “come on baby, don’t let it break your heart” (Valentine’s Day was invented by card companies after all!).
Best for: Dragging you out of a hole of self pity.
4) Your Ex-Lover Is Dead – Stars Read more…
Destiny’s Child is returning with a new single after an eight year hiatus.
WHAT?! My inner fangirl was screaming after I heard Justin Timberlake is returning to music and now it’s just wandering alone somewhere lost and confused because the excitement was just too much. What decade is it? Is this real? I’m sooo scared.
Their new track “Nuclear,” produced and co-written by Pharrell Williams, will appear on a Love Songs compilation, released on Jan. 29. According to Pitchfork, the album is a greatest hits style release featuring “romantic, passionate and sensual selections recorded between 1997 and 2004.”
The R&B group haven’t recorded together since their fifth album, Destiny Fulfilled, released in November 2004. Beyonce is also reportedly releasing a studio album in 2013, the first since her 2011 album, 4.
Are you more excited for Justin Timberlake or Destiny’s Child’s new music?
How can you tell when you are officially “the man?” Well a good sign could be when beautiful women flock all over you, and you have your own private nightclub built into your home. In other words, when you are James Blunt. This master of love songs spoke to andPOP about how great it is being James Blunt.