Let us all accept the fact that not everyone is looking forward to Valentine's Day. Some of us may not have a loved one, have gone through a recent breakup or simply believe the holiday is just a government-exploited, shallow day. If you are one of those who are against Valentine’s Day, you are not alone.
With all the stores taking advantage of the holiday of romance, it seems as though the “holiday” is haunting you. Since as early as January, we have found ourselves surrounded by the pink and red section of every store we walk into. Valentine’s Day is teasing you for disliking it no matter the valid reason you have to be against it.
Instead of rolling your eyes, wanting to yell at the adorable teddy bear with the “I love you” heart for staring at you, celebrate Anti-Valentine’s Day in your own way. Don’t think of it as Single Awareness Day or as a terrible reminder of your ex. Think of it as a reminder that you are independent, happy and living a full life on your own.
If you start to mope around or forget how amazing you are, you can turn to the magic of music. Musicians who go through the same things as us find the ability to inspire us though their music.
Click through the list of photos for a playlist of songs that will empower you, your independence, happiness and life and make you proud to be an anti-lover.
By the way, if you are waiting for that special someone to tell you how they feel, don’t worry not everyone waits around for this one “romantic” day of the year to reveal their feelings for you.
The Wombats- 'Let's Dance to Joy Division'
The band Joy Division is known for their dark, sad lyrics. The Wombats sing for listeners to embrace the painful side of life and instead, celebrate your misery and dance to Joy Division.
“Let's dance to joy division and raise our glass to the ceiling, 'cause this could all go so wrong, but we're just so happy”
Pharrell Williams- 'Happy'
"Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
Because I'm happy
Clap along if you know what happiness is to you
Because I'm happy
Clap along if you feel like that's what you wanna do"
Destiny's Child- 'Independent Women'
You may want someone in your life but that doesn't mean you need them. Be proud of your ability to take care of yourself the way members of Destiny's Child are.
“Try to control me boy you get dismissed, pay my own fun, oh and I pay my own bills, always 50/50 in relationships… 'Cause I depend on me”
Beyoncé- 'Single Ladies'
This song is an anthem for all the single ladies who recently went through a breakup.
“I need no permission, did I mention
Don't pay him any attention, ‘Cause you had your turn, and now you gonna learn, What it really feels like to miss me”
NONONO- 'Pumpin Blood'
You are in charge of your own happiness and this upbeat song inspires you to enjoy life.
“You’re a catalyst to your happiness you know, this is your heart, it’s alive, it’s pumpin’ blood”
Bon Jovi- 'It's My Life'
“This ain't a song for the broken-hearted, no silent prayer for faith-departed, I ain't gonna be just a face in the crowd, You're gonna hear my voice, when I shout it out loud, it's my life”
OneRepublic- 'Good Life'
Appreciate the good in your life and let it take over.
“When you're happy like a fool, let it take you over
When everything is out, you gotta take it in”
Kelly Clarkson- 'Stronger'
For those going through a breakup or any hardship, the lyrics speak for itself:
“What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, stand a little taller, doesn't mean I'm lonely when I'm alone, what doesn't kill you makes a fighter”
La Roux- 'Bulletproof'
You may have hurt in the past but this song will encourage you to not let anyone bring you down again.
“Been there, done that messed around, I'm having fun, don't put me down, I'll never let you sweep me off my feet"
U2- 'Beautiful Day'
Despite the fact that you dislike Valentine's Day, it is a day like any other. So focus on the good in your life and take advantage of the beautiful day.
“It's a beautiful day, don't let it get away… Touch me, take me to that other place, teach me, I know I'm not a hopeless case”