The opinions expressed in this article are the writer’s own and do not reflect the views of Her Campus.
Emotions are surfacing for most people around this time in early February. The 14th sneaks up on us whether or not we’ve expected it coming, and for those who are single or freshly out of a relationship, the idea of dedicating an entire day to romantic love could be either sickening or the biggest eye-roll moment of your life. Now I won’t sit here and list off all the reasons you should love yourself and get off the couch to dance in your best dress all by yourself, but it’s no secret some of us are more than happy to be free from the dating scene, and that’s entirely okay.
Whether you’re spending these early February days floating above an abyss of people scrambling to buy heart-shaped chocolate cases or doing everything in your power to spend the day not alone (even if that means the most horrifying tinder date of your life), I came up with one of the best ways to feel yourself while you do it: music.
Here are my favorite self-love song picks for a full February 14th, no matter how you choose to spend the capitalist eye roll holiday.
- “Energy” by Tyla Jane
Favorite Lyric: “Drinking coffee, take a sip, they say I’m sparkling.”
2. “20 Something” by Sza
Favorite Lyric: “Hoping my twenty-somethings don’t kill me.”
3. “New Romantics” by Taylor Swift
Favorite Lyric: “The best people in life are free.”
4. “I Forgot That You Existed” by Taylor Swift
Favorite Lyric: “It isn’t love, it isn’t hate, it’s just indifference.”
5. “I Don’t Care” by Ariana Grande
Favorite Lyric: “Now I laugh about the things that used to be important to me.”
6. “Self Love” by Emily Vu
Favorite Lyric: “My hair, my smile, my body and my style.”
7. “Newbury Park” by Lexi Jade
Favorite Lyric: “Sorry’s just a word unless you feel it.”
8. “The Hardest Part” by Olivia Dean
Favorite Lyric: “Lately I’ve been growing into someone you don’t know. You had the chance to love her, but apparently you don’t.”