Valentine’s Day is here.
Whether you want to avoid it or embrace it, this day reminds us just how good chocolate really is. Some folks get to spend the day with their significant other, and others may just spend it with a few good friends. Regardless of how you choose to celebrate, we have a list of guilty pleasure love and break-up songs that help us celebrate the infamous Hallmark holiday.
1. Bright Eyes “First Day of My Life”
If someone wrote a song like this for me I’d marry that person on the spot.
2. Celine Dion “All Coming Back to Me Now”
Don’t act like you’re too good for Celine, you know you jam to this.
3. The Cure “Friday I’m in Love”
Because nothing else matters when you’re in love.
4. Enrique Iglesias “Hero”
How does Enrique always find a way to tap into that “rescue me” part of the brain?
5. Ingrid Michaelson “You and I”
Ukulele with a side of cheese, please. Also, mentioning bunnies in that context is kind of creepy.
6. Baby Bash feat. Frankie J “Suga Suga”
That intro guitar riff just sets the mood every time.
7. Rick Roll “Never Gonna Give You Up”
You’re humming the chorus in your head right now, aren’t you?
8. Britney Spears “Toxic”
Britney, we’re addicted to you too.
9. Kylie Minogue “Can’t Get You Out of My Head”
One of the guiltiest of pleasures.
10. The Corrs “Breathless”
This Irish family band knows how to craft a classic pop rock hit.
1. Phil Collins “I Don’t Care Anymore”
OK, what is sweeter than a Phil Collins power ballad?
2. Alanis Morisette “You Oughta Know”
Alanis says every crazy word your logic won’t let you say to your ex.
3. Ben Folds “Song for the Dumped”
It’s an oldie but a goodie, and worth a few hundred plays.
4. Genesis “That’s All”
I dare you to find a better song about an unhealthy relationship.
5. Spice Girls “Viva Forever”
Do I really need to explain this one?
6. Eamon “F*** it”
If Alanis’s angry words didn’t do it, try this less poetic, but strikingly honest, tune.
7. Taylor Swift “I Knew You Were Trouble”
C’mon, if that doesn’t scream guilty pleasure breakup song, I just don’t know what does.
8. Taking Back Sunday “Cute without the E”
The emo kid in you still needs the comfort; give it a play for old time’s sake.
9. All American Rejects “Swing, Swing”
Because everybody feels like a petty 13-year-old again after a terrible breakup.
10. Wilson Phillips “Hold On”
Turn on “Bridesmaids” and make up your own dance routine.