There are many beauties of being in your 20s; the freedom and the opportunity being a small fraction of the perks. However, this age group can provide many contrasts. We seem to be in this strange limbo, where half of us are earning money from our careers, buying houses and getting married, while the other half of us are living on noodles, struggle to buy socks and our dating antics are in absolute shambles. I am in the latter category, and oh boy, what a time to be alive. While dating can be chaos, singledom is actually a hella good time (what part of only having to think about you is a bad thing?) especially with these tunes to bop too.
#1 Regular Touch – Vera Blue
Vera Blue has completely slayed once more, with her new song, Regular Touch. This song was recommended to me by my roommate, “it’s about being single,” she said with a sympathetic nod, as I had been reinstated into singledom not even two weeks previous. Regular Touch, is an absolute tune that will make you feel happy and free. Listen to it on the train or bus, while walking down the street or in your bedroom. Wherever you are you’ll be sure to have an undeniable need to boogie those blues away.
#2 Love Myself – Hailee Steinfeld
This song is girly beyond belief, but it makes you want to get down and party in the middle of a dance floor. The lyrics actually sound quite dirty, but I read that they were up for interpretation (so, dirty meaning it is). Listening to this song will make you embrace those single vibes, because Hailee is right, ‘you don’t need anybody else’. Choose the ‘extra’ looking dress with sparkles to wear on a night out and order another shot of tequila. Why? Because you can.
#3 You Give Love A Bad Name – Bon Jovi
This song may be a little more morbid, but the fact that it’s an absolute ripper of a break-up ballad just can’t be denied. I remember listening to this song live in concert a week after my first break up and I can honestly say it’s one of my favourite memories. Screaming this song out is a great way to expel that single angst you may have, as the song makes out that those who hurt you previously are little devils.
#4 Live And Let Die – Paul McCartney (Live Version)
If you want an old school banger, look no further than Live and Let Die. It’s actually the theme song for one of the James Bond movies, but it’s fiery enough to make you love being single. The first 20 odd seconds of the song start calm, when suddenly you’re inundated with rock guitars and drums blaring out your speakers. It’s the type of song you imagine watching things burn too (like old memorabilia from a failed relationship, I can confirm this is satisfying). I also, recommend listening to this one in the car and rocking out to it.
#5 Since U Been Gone – Kelly Clarkson
It doesn’t matter if you absolutely love this song, or loath it entirely, you can’t deny yourself the sheer joy of belting it out. In amidst the catharsis you’ll be able to reminisce on all the things you get to do, now that your ex-partner has vanished into thin air (unless they’re still leeching around. In that case, refer to song #3 and tell them adios). It doesn’t matter who broke up with who, this song is bound to make you feel like you’re about to set foot into a new chapter and have the time of your life.
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