If you're celebrating Singles Awareness Day this Valentine's Day, here is a list of some great Anti-Valentine's Day songs.
Valentine's Day is upon us. For some of us the day is full of infatuation filled with rapture. For others of us, the day is downright depressing. For those of the latter, there are still fun ways to survive Valentine's Day and have a good time with a bit of good-hearted mockery. And that is why I write.
Black Valentine's can actually be a fun day when you partner with friends that are "in the same boat," so to speak. And what better than wine, munchies and good, inspirational breakup music? I've lived long enough to know what the good, inspirational breakup, "single girl" music is all about. Here are my five top picks for breakup, single girl Valentine music.
Five Top Black Valentine Music
Time for Me to Fly
REO Speedwagon. Those of us 70-80's girls know this song by heart. It is what brought us through tough breakups. I know for a fact that the words were basically what I was feeling in a heart-breaking relationship, and I trust that I am not alone. Watch, cry, smile, and be empowered. How is it that they knew how we were feeling?
J. Geils Band. Love listening to this when I teach power pump classes as a group fitness trainer. The women and I laugh, as will you when you can get past the hurt of the dumb boys that don't deserve you. Put on a great outfit and make up your face and hair before going out on Valentine's Day to this awesome tune.
This is a song from Taylor Swift's first album about a boy who whenever she is ready to leave him he turns on the charm. I think many of us have experienced this. This song hit home with me and still makes me cry. We all have those songs that do. But this is also a song of empowerment and one you should become familiar with in my humble opinion.
You Were Mine
This is a song for those of us whose significant others had affairs. Sad as the song is and no matter your thoughts of the Dixie Chicks, Natalie Maine's voice is incredible along with the general melody of the song of a woman who was done wrong. I will be the first to say that this is my top kareoke song and it never gets old. In. short, the more beers I drink the more I sound like a Dixie Chick (in my opinion haha).
Under the Boardwalk
This is a favorite song from the movie Beaches that still makes me cry. But the bottom line is that the words to this song gives a girl hope, as well as Bette Midler's amazing voice. So as you listen to this and you are lonely, remember that there is hope for the future. You may even be able to croon like Midler when you meet your Prince Charming.
Valentine's Day can be painful for some of us, and joyful for others. But I think it's safe to say that we women can ban together and support one another no matter where we are on the "love spectrum." Whether you have a Valentine or not, the Womensforum team is with you and we are hoping you have a great day with visions of happy times ahead.