5 Romantic Songs That’ll Hit Too Close To Home

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5 Romantic Songs That’ll Hit Too Close To Home

Marco Santa Maria

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Camryn Smith and Kai Rumsey

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By: Marco Santa Maria and Angela Levie

We’re basically Buzzfeed™. So our opinions hold no merit, but we’re going to give them to you anyway. In celebration of Valentine’s Day, here are some of the greatest Love Songs of all time.

  1. Kiss Me – Sixpence None The Richer

“Oh, kiss me, beneath the milky twilight”

What’s a better way to kick off our list than with “Kiss Me”?  This song so cleverly shows us what love can be while also subtlety coming off as a desperate love chase.  Near the end, a romantic European tune blends in flawlessly leading the listener to believe that the song has more to offer besides its cute mellow harmonies.

Unfortunately, this section last less than 10 seconds leaving us with a taste of what could of been.  Despite all this, Kiss Me” remains one of the most popular love songs to play at weddings for kids born in the 90’s.  Perfect for your makeout playlist, but play it softly.

  1. Like or Like Like – Miniature Tigers

“Do you like me?

Just say you do”

For some of you, love might not be on the menu this time of year.  You have that special someone whom you care a lot for, but you’re not sure how they feel.  This song is painfully relatableas high schoolers we’re all feeling parched when it comes to love.

Confide in this song when you’re feeling especially frustrated in you unrequited love.  You can jam out by yourself or with a group of mutual friends who like you, just not like like you.

  1. A Teenager in Love – Dion & The Belmonts

“Each night I ask the stars up above

Why must I be a teenager in love”

Simple yet powerful in its performance, “A Teenager in Love” is just plain honest.  Telling a story of a boy facing the fact that his love may have no hope, he will continue in his love nonetheless.

Now of course everyone knows that more times than not, teenage love won’t last.  But good ol’ Dion sure hopes it does. If you think you’ve found the one, belt out with Dion & The Belmonts questioning love and it’s longevity.

  1. Somebody to Love – Queen

There are so many relatable lines in this iconic song.  Freddie Mercury literally starts the song by saying “Each morning I get up I die a little”something we do everyday, just magnified on February 14th.  This is the simple plea of a saddened man “find me somebody to love.”  In fact those words make up about half the entire song’s content.

Have you ever just felt “No, not today,” when that little devil of Sadness reminds you that the person you like will never feel the same about you?  If you’ve felt like that, you’re not alone (I mean you still have no one that loves you haha rip): Freddie Mercury felt the same way, the only difference—you definitely aren’t as rich as he was.

  1. Crush Culture – Conan Grey

“Crush culture makes me wanna spill my guts out”

Finally, we bring it all together with what the true meaning of Valentine’s Day should be: simply not giving a crap.  Media is full of what we perceive to be love standards, when in reality, they’re nothing more than a ploy to make happily-settled people spend money on forced romantic gestures and perfectly lonely people spend money on pointless coping mechanisms.

Now as perfectly sad teenagers, we can say that sometimes coping mechanisms surely help a lot, but that’s why we’re giving you these songs.  Yeah they might make you feel bad but it’s all about attitude and learning that love isn’t what it so often seems to be in our world. And if you can’t be content with an empty love life, then turn your sadness into bitterness and anger and take it all out with a baseball bat.