Let’s face it, not everyone’s Valentine’s Day is going to be something out of a Nicholas Sparks book…but that doesn’t mean it has to be something out of a low-budget horror movie. Hold the pity party and Ben & Jerry’s, VALLEY has a little something special for all of the single babes out there.
We are gifting you with the ultimate single girl power playlist. Why? Because you are your own Valentine. Forget whoever broke your heart and mute the cringe-worthy couples on your Snapchat feed — it’s time to boss up.
Go ahead and start beating your face with expensive products, we’ll handle the background noise.
Here’s some of our favorites:
Fleetwood Mac – Silver Springs (1977)
This song is basically the most haunting, powerful and beautiful way of saying, “your loss” that you will ever hear. Stevie Nicks wrote the song about her ex and bandmate, Lindsey Buckingham. The song was so forceful it almost led to the band breaking up. Go off, queen.
Selena Gomez – Who Says (2011)
This feel good anthem consists of Selena asking the hard-hitting questions on our behalf. Who says you can’t be your own hype man?
Lorde – Hard Feelings/Loveless (2017)
This is not a song, this is a hymn. Lorde is careful not to miss any part of the post-breakup slump. This song is an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the making of the ultimate femme fatale.
Beyonce – Irreplaceable (2006)
Next time you are bagging over a boy just think: would Beyoncé be crying about this boy? No? Exactly.
Avril Lavigne – What The Hell (2011)
A classic hot girl anthem from our favorite pop punk princess. Who cares? Not you! Go a little crazy.
Who is Fancy – Goodbye (2015)
This song is all about putting the good in goodbye. Obviously, there is no denying goodbyes are hard, but remember: it’s going to be even harder for the person on the receiving end. Look at what they are losing — tragic.
Pink – So What (2008)
Because you are rock star and you have rock moves and you don’t need him.
Ben Phipps – I Don’t Think So (2016)
This is a song all about shutting up the pesky voices in your head that make you remember things better than they actually were. Maybe you will get back together with your ex one day, but then again maybe you won’t. And maybe that’s okay.
Nelly Furtado – I’m Like A Bird (2000)
Being on your own is all part of the plan. In this classic, Nelly Furtado owns belonging to no one. There is something liberating and exhilarating about flying solo.
Florence + The Machine – Shake it Out (2011)
Florence wrote this song about a hangover. Of course, over the years the song has turned into something so much more and the people and things it prompts listeners to ‘shake off’ are a little deeper than a painful hangover. A subtle breakup ballad, this song reminds us that it’s always the darkest before the dawn.