Top 6 songs for singles on Valentine’s Day

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With Valentine's Day on its way, the saddened singles of this world observe Valentine's rituals with music used to comfort the pain. These songs, although popular any other day of the year, can help spread positivity and self-love when feeling anxious about relationships and love. Singles on Valentine’s Day can now take their loneliness and anxiety and cast it out with, uplifting their spirits and including themselves in Valentine’s day affairs.

Hannah Luck, Staff

As Valentine’s Day approaches, love fills the air with music, laughter, and happy couples enjoying their special day; however, those without a partner tend to feel left out during this time, with only music to comfort in their pain. These songs, although based around the topic of love, can make those unattached enjoy the day of love and recognize their own self-worth rather than wallowing in their pain. With the day of romance on its way, The Chant put together a list of songs suitable for singles.

“Treat Myself” by Meghan Trainor

“Treat Myself”, a single by Meghan Trainor, deals with self-worth and taking a break from love to deal with one’s personal health and happiness. Debuting in 2018,  the song was written after Trainor’s therapist recognized her breakthrough; she noticed how she no longer felt miserable or sad but instead confident and jubilant, telling her to never neglect to treat herself. 

“Somebody to Love” by Queen

The classic rock band Queen debuted Somebody to Love” on the band’s 1976 album A Day at the Races, flaunting lead singer Freddie Mercury’s unique vocals and harmonizing skills. The song expresses the message about searching for love along with a feeling of true happiness, a feeling most single people can relate to on Valentines Day. 

“Me Myself & I” by De La Soul 

American hip hop trio De La Soul debuted their catchy song Me, Myself & I”  as a single in 1989 from their inaugural studio album 3 Feet High and Rising, establishing the group’s style combining elements of hip hop, rap and humor-related social commentary. The hit single revolves around feeling pride towards one’s style, image and soul, an idea appealing to those in the single world.

I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor

The classic disco tune “I Will Survive”—debuting in 1978—instantly became a hit. The song features singer Gloria Gaynor telling the story of how she broke off a relationship, moving on and “surviving” along the way. Although targeted more towards females, it applies to all singles on Valentine’s day, giving a sense of empowerment and independence.

“Since U Been Gone” by Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Clarkson, the winner of the inaugural season of American Idol, released her lead single Since U Been Gone” off of her second album, Breakaway in 2004. The upbeat pop-rock jam reveals the triumphs after ending a toxic relationship, once again becoming free. With Clarkson’s amazing vocals, the song gives off a feeling of freedom and finally earning what you want, filling a void for those ending a relationship and moving past them.

“We Are Never Ever Ever Getting Back Together” by Taylor Swift

This lighthearted and upbeat country-pop song debuted as a single off of Taylor swift’s fourth studio album Red in 2012. The song tells the story of Swift’s rocky breakup with Harry Styles and how she and the star drifted apart as a couple. For singles on Valentines Day, this tune speaks to those leaving a dysfunctional relationship, making light of the situation.

Thanks to these uplifting beats, February 14 can serve as a day, not only for couples to celebrate their love but for those without a partner, celebrating self-love, empowerment, freedom and independence with the music we know and love.