Every time I go through a breakup, I do three of three things:
1) Call my mom to get reassurance that “he is absolutely crazy and you’re such a catch.”
2) Order my favorite greasy Chinese food (which embarrassingly always comes with four sets of chopsticks)
3) Pop on a playlist of songs that I can cry with, sing to and feel empowered by!
The final of these three is the inspiration for this blogpost. So without further ado, I present to you Love Lessons Learned from Pop Songs.
“I just need somebody to love…I don’t need too much, just somebody to love”
Well, sh*t who doesn’t? Isn’t that what we are all looking for? Justin Bieber and Ludacris have taught us that we are not alone in this endeavor and that we are all trying to find that special someone. It takes time, so be patient, stay positive and step to the beat of your heart.
“R-E-S-P-E-C-T take care TCB!”
Aretha Franklin sure ain’t lyin! Respect is one of the most important aspects of any relationship whether it be friendship or romantic partner. Without respect, there is a complete lack of understanding of one another which will eventually result in broken hearts. In the famous words of The King of Pop, “don’t stop till you get enough!”
“Oops i did it again…I played with your heart….”
I think we can all relate to this classic line. The question is, how many times have we all been told this in the most indirect way possible? At least Britney is being forthright and completely honest about her actions. It is important to take your time and really get to know what you are both looking for in a relationship. You can figure out whether or not you are on the same page and set boundaries if applicable. For those who have played with your heart, don’t worry as Justin Timberlake would say, “what goes around, goes around, goes around, comes all the way back around.” Karma is a b*tch.
“Shake it off”
So now that you’ve gone through the experience of the infamous heartbreaker, pop on that T-Swift album, and shake it off because the playas gonna play and you don’t want any part in their game. What more is there to say?
“Cause you’re amazing just the way you are”
If you feel like you have to change who you are to be with someone, I highly doubt you are truly happy or in the right relationship. You must listen to your instincts, be 100 percent yourself and find that person who loves you just the way you are. I think every female experiences a tingle down their neck and goosebumps on their arms when they hear the buttery voice of Bruno Marrs. We all melt when he sings, cause you’re amazing…just the way you are. That’s exactly how it should be, Bruno’s got it right. We should all be in search for that “endless love,” that Diana Ross and Lionel Ritchie so passionately educated us about in 1981. That type of love where two hearts, two hearts that beat as one….”
These are just a few of the most important love lessons I have learned through some of my favorite artists! Now I want to know what valuable relationship advice you have been taught over the years through your favorite musical poets?!