Valentine’s Day: Sad pop songs playlist

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It’s a harder pill to swallow for many but not everyone hates being sad.

The urban dictionary describes sad boys and girls as “the ones who are always sad and might find themselves listening to Drake, Adele, Lana Del Ray, and Yung Lean at any given time”. While Valentine’s Day may be a celebration of love, couples, roses, cheesy dates and chocolate treats for some, it is also a day where sad boys and girls can truly unite and revel in sadness without having to justify it to anyone.

For this reason alone, we have created the perfect modern day pop playlist for sad boys and girls everywhere to jam to while not day dreaming of better days.

1. Adele – Hello

Many sad girls and boys will be sending texts to their exes with just a “hello” waiting with abated breath for the two ticks on whatsapp to turn blue, only to keep texting them the lyrics from the song.



2. Drake – Hotline Bling

“You used to call me on my cellphone, late night when you need my love.” Sad boys and sad girls everywhere will relate to these universal lyrics about that moment when you realise your late night secret lover has moved on without you.


3. Lana Del Ray – High On The Beach

Lana Del Ray has been the modern voice of unapologetic sad love songs. This one might prompt any sad girl or boy to head to the beach because of the sheer sadness of being at home alone.

4. Justin Bieber – Sorry

Sad boys and girls don’t do too well with apologies because once forgiven, the sadness subsides. In this situation it’s best to let Justin Bieber do all the apologising while you take a sip of your tear drenched wine.

5. Ariana Grande – One Last Time

In true sad girl post-apocalyptic video fashion, Ariana presents the ultimate song of remorse and longing for sad girls and boys to revel in. This is the perfect jam for that ex who has moved on without you but there’s still a glimmer of hope.

6. Selena Gomez – The Heart Wants What It Wants

Selena Gomez knows sadness and in this song she even talks about feeling shattered by one thing that is so stupid. We guess it might’ve been Bieber. If there’s ever a modern song about longing, Selena is a top contender.

7. Tove Lo – Habits (Stay High)

If you’ve ever been young, lonely and heartbroken, Valentine’s Day can be the worst day to be around  happy people and a sea of red. Tove Lo talks about certain things she has to do to keep her significant other out of her mind. She even says: “Can’t go home alone again, need someone to numb the pain.” We can all relate to that feeling.

8. Lana Del Ray – Sad Girl

If you need any reassurance of your sadness, Lana Del Ray is your guide. Here she says: “Being a mistress on the side doesn’t appeal to fools like you.” It has an unapologetic stance on sadness and relationships.

9. Lykki Li – Sadness is a Blessing

Lykki Li is really close to sadness and accepts it as a reality to a point where she describes sadness as her boyfriend. Next time anyone asks who you are with, just answer: “I’m with sadness”. That should shut them up.

This Valentine’s Day, pop these songs on your playlist, drink some sad estate wine and eat chocolate while unapologetically enjoying the inevitable feeling of sadness.

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