It’s no secret that music is a powerful thing. When you’re in love, it makes you want to run around the city, singing and handing flowers to random passersby. When you’re heartbroken, it inspires the urge to curl up in a ball and rock back and forth while cradling a bar (or two) of chocolate.
We get that there’s a certain comfort in a song that so perfectly describes the current stage of your relationship you can’t help but think it was written exactly for you. We also get that scouring your not-been-cleaned-out-since-ninth-grade iTunes playlist for that ideal ditty can be a major mood killer.
So instead of sitting through hours of unfruitful song searches, let us provide you with the soundtrack to your relationship — each and every stage of it.
You’re Single — and Hating It
All of your friends are in a relationship, your parents just celebrated their umpteenth wedding anniversary and even your little cousin found love on the playground. You’re simply looking for someone to love. Is that too much to ask? Cry it out, girl, and indulge in your sadness for a night.
“All By Myself” by Eric Carmen
“Just Haven’t Met You Yet” by Michael Bublé
“Someone Else’s Star” by Bryan White
“The Lonely” by Christina Perri
You Met Someone
Thank your lucky stars! That little punk cousin of yours and her “boyfriend” can quit their teasing because you’ve nabbed a cutie, and you’re ready to gush about it to anyone who’s willing to listen. Shout it from the rooftops. Write it in your diary. And listen to these songs.
“Can’t Get You Out of My Head” by Kylie Minogue
“Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepson
“Bubbly” by Colbie Caillat
“I’ve Just Seen a Face” by The Beatles