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The Other Side of Love with The Beatles: An Anti-Valentine's Day Playlist
The Beatles became famous with their simple, saccharine tunes about love. ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand’, ‘She Loves You’, ‘Love Me Do’, and ‘From Me To You’ not only brought them fame, it also showed that few bands were better when it came to encapsulating the joyous feeling of love within the confines of a three-minute pop song.
Until The Love Songs Kill My Soul
I'm So In Love I’m a hopeless romantic. Most love songs speak my story. Most of them were specifically written for me. Their soothing words and melody bring heaven beneath my feet. With love songs, I cannot only hear but see, smell, taste, and feel love.
A Disney Valentine's Day Survival Playlist
Confession Time: I love Valentine's Day. I know that for someone of my romantic categories, namely single, a virgin and no one's Valentine, this is an extremely unpopular opinion. However, think about it, the wine and chocolate are on sale at the grocery store, Netflix releases a bunch of painfully bad romcoms AND restaurants have a ton of two-for-one specials that we perpetually-single folk can benefit from. Sounds like a win to me! Maybe it's the fact that my default setting is single or that I don't have the experience of ever being in a relationship but my perspective on Valentine's Day is decidedly positive. My Valentine's Routine typically involves preparing myself dinner, washing my hair, putting on a face mask and tucking in to enjoy Disney Movies which are my guilty pleasure.
- First Place in Anti-Valentine's Day Playlist Challenge
covid ruined our valentine's day. here's my coping playlist.
I've been on Earth for twenty-two years, and never in my life have I experienced a good Valentine's Day. I don't seem to mesh with the holiday. In elementary school, kids celebrated by handing out candies...which was cool until you realized those candies were Nerds or nasty conversation hearts that taste like chalk. In high school, all my besties had boyfriends save for me. Valentine's Day was the one day a year I couldn't hang with them after school.
Anti-Valentine's Day Playlist
I made an anti-Valentine's Day playlist last year, and I'm making another one this year. WHY? Because it fucking sucks! If you're single the entire first half of February is filled with "meals for two" advertisements, aisles in shops full of lovey-dovey cringy cards and engagement announcements and couples posting Instagram captions with "we've had our ups and downs but I still love you" and EWWW!
Damn You Ariel
Damn You Ariel I’m my own Prince Charming It all began with the Little Mermaid the Disney version. Girl wants more and a man can give it to her. He was deceived by the sea witch aka the one with a fewer imperfection than you. With the help of her friends they help him realize the bigger butt is a fake. Something like that, Right? The point is I was taught by that story that love has obstacles but good always prevails, or so I thought. It would be much later in my life that I came to know the original Hans Christian Andersen version of the story. Sis was treated like a dog, he marries the next bitch, she must choose to kill him or turn into sea foam. While both good stories, reality is a bit more between the lines or parts of both tales.
Anti-Valentine's with Ashnikko
If you haven't heard of the artist Ashnikko yet, let me introduce you. Her new EP DEMIDEVIL recently dropped and its an evolution of her style and character. She's blown up online due to her songs going viral on TikTok and high spotify streams. If you listen to the songs on her first album, HI, IT'S ME, you might notice it seemed to be an evolution of a specific character, of someone going through a breakup, dealing with aftermaths, realizing they are better off and finding their worth, while getting some action inbetween.
These are not love songs
Valentine’s Day is just a day; a neutral day, neither good nor bad. It can pass by unacknowledged every year if we choose. Dwelling on it, hating it, railing against it, that’s also a choice.
Playlist: Types of Single on Valentine's Day
Valentine's Day unites all the singles in the world to be lonely at the same moment without the acknowledgment (or permission) of the individual. It sounds sadder than it is. Being single doesn't have to mean being sad, especially when you have great music to listen to. Despite having the single commonality, most of us are single for different reasons. Pick and choose you're reasons and build a playlist based on your "Type of Single."
Do ya love?
As the dreaded Valentine's Day falls upon us and my social media feed is full of reminders that this is the all important day that will define how loved I am and thus my value as a human being, I can't help noticing that Valentine's Day seems evoke all of our fears, insecurities, vulnerabilities and wounds, and all of our defence mechanisms come out to play.
My Dirty Little Secret
F*ckin’ Perfect. Yeah, that pretty much describes it. I was listening to Halestorm, probably a bit louder than I needed to, and missed my exit. And the next one wasn’t for five miles.
Songs for the burnt of Heart
Life is full of heartbreak, frustrated desires, unrequited love. Along comes a holiday dedicated to love, passion, romance; quickly appropriated by the card,flower, candy, and now the beef jerky industry. Because who doesn't love a beef jerky rose, amirite?