“Music is the language of the soul,” so one quote goes. And it’s true. Nothing quite captures the mood we’re in more than lyrics accompanied by an infectious melody. When Miley Cyrus went through her break-up with Liam Hemsworth, she wrote the song “Wrecking Ball”, where she intimately shares that she never for anyone to get hurt anyone, but in the end, that is still what happened.
When we’re down, we either play music to accompany the emotions we’re going through or use it as a pick me up, listening to ditties that make us cheerful and happy. Likewise, when we feel as if we’re in love with someone, nothing sums up that expression more than love songs. Conversely, if we just went through a really painful break up, nothing consoles us better than a song about heartbreak. Music has become our guidance counselor, the sage who mysteriously appears to pick us up from our troubles.
Now that Valentine’s Day is a week away, radio stations will definitely be playing a number of love/break up songs to celebrate the love month. Even catering services will be playing some lovey-dovey ditties during functions to get people in the mood of love, so we decided to create our own playlist for your listening pleasure. Hopefully, you get through your heartbreak episode pretty easily or serenade your loved one with any of these songs.
This song is just back and forth between two people who love each other so much, they would give one another anything the other’s heart desires, as witnessed in opening lyrics:
If this world were mine/I would place at your feet/All that I own/You’ve been so good to me/If this world were mine /I’d give the flowers the birds and the bees /And it’d be your love beside me /That would be all I need/If this world were mine/I’d give anything
They mean the world to each other, pure and simple.
Never before has there been a more perfect musical duet pairing than Sinatra and Streisand. You will coo and sigh when you hear them sing this wonderful, heart-warming song. If you’re going to confess your feelings to someone you like (and think this person likes you back), this is the perfect song to do it to.
Vandross and Knowles singing together is a match made in music heaven. Again, this is another classic tune you can use to boost your confidence and use as accompaniment when confessing your feelings to someone you like.
One of the earliest slow songs of the British acid jazz band chronicles the sweetest and only request of a man to “…spend a lifetime with you baby…”, the only words a woman ever wants to hear from her lover.
Alicia Keys penned undeniably the most memorable love song of the early 2000s. Adding Usher into the mix shed light on a guy’s perspective and put an even sweeter spot musically. All that really matters is having the person you love right with you.
In a nutshell, this 80s pop-inspired tune is all about putting the person you love first. Break it down, Mrs. Jay-Z.
Married life has definitely changed the way Timberlake writes songs. We’re making a wild guess, but this song is all about his wife, Jessica Biel, and how she is the “other half” of his heart.
Charles Bradley’s vocal quality clearly reflects the aches and pains of a broken heart. Cue uncontrollable sobbing.
Del Ray’s song is a the assurance all women want to hear from their men: “Yes, I will still love you even if you aren’t young and beautiful anymore.”
Timberlake again pens another song about how he really loves his wife, Jessica Biel. BuzzFeed staff member Aylin Zafar notes in one article how interesting it is for JT to compare love to a drug.
To the men out there, Bruno Mars says you can never go wrong with giving a little special attention and care to your lady. It definitely goes a long way in keeping her interested in you.
Though “I’ll Be There For You” is an overall, 90s pop song, there’s nothing like reassuring your special someone that you’ll always be there for her.
We haven’t heard from the crooner in a while, but at least he left us with this timeless, romantic rock ballad.
JT and Mrs. Jay-Z’s re-interpretation of this song quite possibly makes this the love song that defines our generation. And with powerful chorus lyrics like these: “‘Cause if/your love was all I had/In this life/Well that would be enough/Until the end of time/So rest your weary heart/And relax your mind/Cause I’m gonna love you girl/Until the end of time”, it’s hard to argue.
Julieane Hernandez is a Hotel and Restaurant Management graduate turned Wedding designer. She’s an advanced tri-athlete during weekends. She’s been in the Wedding industry for about 5 years now and She’s learned so much from all the experiences she’s been through. Follow her on twitter and google+.