You can tell a lot about a person by what kind of music they listen to. I can remember several guys who ran me off when they told me they were in love with songs that said things like, “I’m a creep. I’m a weirdo,” or “I am just a worthless liar.” Today, I pay very close attention to the lyrics people think are worth singing because it gives great insight into how they perceive themselves. It also speaks to their attitudes about life and love.
So, you may be wondering, what does your playlist say about you? Do the songs on your iPod give you away, telling your stories of love and loss? Let’s find out! This list of songs may give you some insight into what kind of dater you are — and why you’re still single!
1. “You’ll Always be My Baby” by Mariah Carey.
If you sing this song loudly in the shower and even try to mimic Mariah’s melody in this upbeat breakup song, you’ve still got it bad for someone. There’s a guy out there who has your heart, and regardless of your current circumstance, you still think of him all the time and miss him so much you can barely stand it.
2. “You Belong with Me” by Taylor Swift.
This one’s easy. Your friend is dating the guy you like, and you wish he’d dump her to be with you.
3. “Do I Ever Cross Your Mind?” by Brian McKnight.
My absolute favorite — this soulful ballad expresses the angst and agony that comes with missing an ex, the longing and yearning for him but knowing he’s lost forever. If you have this blaring in your car and you’re singing at the top of your lungs, you’re stuck in a post-breakup daze, preoccupied with the memory of a ghost. Get over it, girl.
“At last, my love has come along — another example
of a woman awaiting the arrival of Mr. Right.”
4. “Don’t Take the Girl” by Tim McGraw.
If you love this one, you’re a hopeless romantic. You long for the day when you’ll meet your soul mate so you can spend forever together. You want sweet, gooey, sticky, delicious love and won’t settle for anything less. You’re looking for a man who loves you so much that he’d be willing to give his own life to save yours. Good luck with that.
5. “Against All Odds” by Phil Collins.
This is the song you bellow when you’re just not willing to give up hope yet. You believe love really does conquer all and refuse to call it quits on your relationship. “By God, against all odds and if it bloody kills us, we’re gonna make this work,” says you.
6. “Lovesong” by The Cure.
If you love The Cure, you loved the 80s, which would make you old like me. This is one of the greatest love songs ever. It echoes into the future with promises of an affinity that will never be extinguished. If you are rocking out to this song, there’s someone out there whom you still think of fondly. You silently thank them for leaving you these lyrics to cherish forevermore.
7. “At Last” by Etta James.
At last, my love has come along — another example of a woman awaiting the arrival of Mr. Right. Once he arrives, she is complete. In love with this moving melody? You’re looking forward to a future with the man of your dreams.
8. “You Look Wonderful Tonight” by Eric Clapton.
Oh, how you long for a man to look at you with love in his eyes. You want to see how beautiful you look by the look on his face. This day will come for you, but in the meantime, you look wonderful today, and you don’t need a man to tell you that. Go grab a mirror and tell yourself!