We’ve all been there before… From the girl you realized you want to be “more than friends” with to that cute guy who sits three rows down from you in lecture (one of these days we’ll actually talk to him), here are ten underrated songs to help you feel a little less alone.
1. “Fingers Crossed” by Coin
I love this song because it perfectly describes that feeling of liking someone you don’t really know but see all the time (lecture guy maybe?). You’re hoping against everything that they actually like you back, but can’t get the nerve to actually initiate anything.
2. “The Chills” by The New Electric Sound
If you’ve ever liked someone who’ll talk to you all the time one week only to ghost you the next, this is your song. A lot of pop culture likes to portray crushes as harmless fun you have with your imagination from time to time, but when the rush of dopamine fades, crushes can really mess with your head, especially if you have no clue how they feel, talk about mixed signals.
3. “Move Me” by half-alive
This song is definitely sadder than the other ones on this list, but it is arguably one of my favorites. Its more serious undertones really spell out that longing for someone to lift you up during those hard times, or simply just hold your hand across campus. Be warned though, subject aside, it is incredibly catchy; if you’re not careful it will play on repeat in your head.
4. “Thelma and Louise” by Bastille
This is my other favorite on this list. More upbeat than the previous songs, “Thelma and Louise” speaks to those times you’re daydreaming, imagining a future where you know…you and your crush actually interact? Just kidding. Kind of. It is about that but it’s also a song about adventuring out of your mundane day to day life to explore the world.
5. “Hung up” by Madonna
You might be thinking, this is far from underrated, and you’d be right. Aside from being a staple at Zumba classes across America, “Hung Up” is perfect for that obsessive texting phase where time itself feels like it’s on standby while you wait for them to reply. It’s exhausting, irritating and frankly not worth an ounce of your time. Seriously. Put away the phone. I promise they haven’t said anything.
6. “Dying to Know You” by Grabbitz
Did the person you like close themselves off from any possibility of dating? Listen to “Dying to Know You”. It’s perfect for those times you have to be content with being in the friendzone.
7. “Annoying” by MOD SUN
And they were lab partners. Not actually, but this song is perfect if you’re unsure of where they stand on their feelings for you and don’t want to rock the boat. (Even if you do have great chemistry).
8. “Meant to be Yours” by Heathers Soundtrack
Is the relationship in this song by any means healthy? No. Is this really even a crush song? Also no. But it is a great song to sing along to when you just want to scream in frustration.
9. “Downbad” by PJ frantz
If you relate to “Mastermind” by Taylor Swift, this song is for you. It’s for when the want to be with them is all consuming that it hurts so much, and you can’t help but scheme and conjure up plans in your head just to get them to interact with you.
10. “You Belong with Me” (Taylor’s Version)
Because is this really an article about love songs without the queen of relationships herself?