Unhappy Love Songs Because I Don’t Do Cheese

valentinesHey everyone! Sunday is Valentine’s Day, and I wouldn’t say it’s my favorite holiday of the year, but I also think it’s kind of sweet that there’s one day where life comes second and the person you love comes first. Yeah, I get it. You should show love to your loved ones 365+ days a year, but sometimes, that’s not possible because there’s so much other stuff going on in your life. So, Valentine’s Day is good for that.

But I think there’s also this weird aura around Valentine’s Day for people who aren’t doing as well in their relationships. Let’s face it, relationships are more complicated than hugs and kisses – sometimes, shit goes down and you don’t know how to deal with it. And Valentine’s Day can make you think about all the people who are doing well in their relationships- make you feel like there’s something wrong with you and your partner. That’s not true. Everybody goes through rough times. So, I thought I’d curate a playlist for the people out there who feel lonely or sad because their relationships aren’t doing too well. In an ocean of happy go-lucky love songs, maybe this darker playlist will get you through the tough times. 🙂

If you’re not into soft/alternative rock, I don’t think this playlist is good for you because it’s full of that music. Also, I sincerely apologize that this playlist is entirely male singers. I’ve been a fan of soft rock since I was very young, and there were very few female leads in the genre back then. Now, my taste has kind of built around deeper voices, so I’m sorry for that. I didn’t do it on purpose. It’s just a personal adaptation kind of thing.


Here are the YouTube links to the songs:

Beautiful War by Kings of Leon | Stubborn Love by the Lumineers | Weight of Love by the Black Keys | Letters from the Sky by Civil Twilight | Transatlanticism by Death Cab for Cutie | All You Wanted by Sounds Under Radio | Cherry Wine by Hozier | All I Want by Kodaline | If Only I by Jon McLaughlin | Wait by M83 | Monster by Mumford and Sons (No version on YouTube because of copyright, but it’s available on Spotify!) | England by the National | Weight of Us by Sanders Bohlke

Bonus Pakistani tracks that you probably won’t be able to understand unless you know Urdu or Hindi, but music needs no language, am I right? Also because diversity, yay!

Jee Dhoondta Hai by Ali Zafar | Tasveer remixed by Talal Qureshi | Chaap Tilak by Abida Parveen and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

Anyways, that’s all I have for you now. I had so much fun with this post, because I’m such a huge fan of music. Discovering new tunes is one one of my biggest hobbies. Hopefully I’ll be making more playlists in the future and sharing them with you guys. I’d love it if you could let me know what you thought of the songs, even if you’ve already heard some of them. Anyhoo, have a happy Valentine’s day (or anti-Valentine’s day if that’s what you’re about)! 🙂


  1. In my opinion , the sad songs are the most beautiful songs. They have a much impact on me than any happy song ever could! A recent favourite of mine is All I Ask by Adele! I also love when a song tells a story because they shatter my heart in the best way possible. Great post!


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