Loving Someone From Afar Or Need To Learn Self-love After A Breakup? There’s A Playlist Here For You
We all need a good cry sometimes, in the name of love.
“Without a song or a dance, what are we?” so goes a line from ABBA’s hit, “Thank You for the Music.” Truly, music is an expression not only of who we are, but how we are feeling. Not only does music have the power to change moods, it also helps people process their feelings and emotions.
Tired or angry? You can scream along with the music. Happy, excited? There’s always a song to dance and jump to. Feeling in love, or miss being? You can bet there’s a playlist on Spotify that captures what you’re going through.
No matter what kind of love story you are in, finding the perfect playlist is like giving yourself some space to either ignite the love or alter the mood you are currently feeling. See which one of these playlists you can relate to the most.
1. The “One-sided love” playlist
What if Cupid shoots his arrow without looking and misses the person you like? The worst part is, even when it seems hopeless, you still choose to chase after them, thinking that they might eventually have a change of heart.
With songs like “Beautiful Soul” by Jesse McCartney and “Imagination” by Shawn Mendes in this playlist, you’ll get to remember that special someone you keep loving from afar. And who could forget these lines from the 2010 song “Baby” by Justin Bieber?
“Are we an item? Girl, quit playing,
‘We're just friends’, What are you saying?
Said, "There's another" and looked right in my eyes.
My first love broke my heart for the first time.”
2. The ‘TOTGA’ playlist
Do you have a past relationship that you wish you never let go? Or are you stuck blaming the time for not making things possible between you and your one true love? It may be too late now, but those are signs of regret for missing your chance with “The One That Got Away (TOTGA).”
Listen to songs like “When You’re Gone” by Avril Lavigne and “Someone Like You” by Adele in this playlist and relive those bittersweet moments you had from the past. Keep thinking of the things you could have done differently? Katy Perry’s 2011 song, “The One That Got Away” will definitely bring back those feelings of regret.
3. The “Can we start over again?” playlist
Should you give your past lover another chance and try again or should you just officially end things and call it quits? Frankly, when it comes to dealing with a failing relationship, it is never easy to just let go and let things slide on their own.
Stream the songs “Miss You Like Crazy” by Natalie Cole and “I’d Rather” by Luther Vandross in this playlist and give a moment of thought whether your relationship is still worth giving another shot or not. If you’ve already decided to have a do-over and believe that love is really sweeter the second time around, why don’t you start with “Nothings Gonna Change My Love For You”?
4. The “Finding self-love after a breakup” playlist
They say amazing things happen when you start loving yourself first. But how can you possibly recover from feeling unworthy if the person you trust the most breaks your heart suddenly?
Start picking up your broken pieces by listening to “Shout Out To My Ex” by Little Mix and “Look What You Made Me Do” by Taylor Swift in this playlist. Then, stop beating yourself up and just vibe to “New Rules” by Dua Lipa and be on your way to recovery.
5. The “Patiently waiting for Mr. Right” playlist
While everyone else is feeling in love, there’s you, who is patiently waiting for the person you think is “the right one.” The question is, how much longer are you willing to wait?
At times, hearts really do have a strange way of getting fixated on someone. Play the songs “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri and “How Long Will I Love You” by Ellie Goulding from this playlist. Muster all the determination you need as you listen to Jason Mraz’ “I Won’t Give Up” because really, when the heart knows, it knows.
6. The “Surviving a long-distance relationship” playlist
Whether by necessity or by choice, some people have to make long-distance relationships work. That means respecting the reasons you have to be apart (Career? Studies?), setting reasonable rules, and understanding your individual lives as you continue to hope for a future together.
With the songs “Miles” by Christina Perri and “Near Or Far” by Carissa Rae in this playlist, you really can say that love knows no distance. Then, follow it up with the 2007 song by Bryan Greenberg, “Someday”, to remind you of your commitment to overcome the hardships and unique challenges of loving from a distance.
7. The “On the road to forever” playlist
While some love affairs end on a sad note, there are still many that lead to “ever after.” The fullness of love manifested in your wedding can be made sweeter with music that have become a part of your love story.
Listen to songs like “Beautiful In White” by Shane Filan, “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You” by Frankie Valli and “This I Promise You” by NSYNC. Follow it up with “You Are The Reason” by Calum Scott and “Out Of My League” by Stephen Speaks to perfectly set the kilig mood.