#LalimNgHugot: 10 Sad Love Songs to Sing This Valentine's Day
These songs totally feel you.
(SPOT.ph) Valentine's Day is coming up once again, and while it's bound to be a blissful time for loved-up folks, for heartbroken souls...Let's just say you won't be jumping up and down, clicking your heels together anytime soon.
On this occasion, anyone nursing a broken heart is allowed-no, entitled-to pull off the deepest of all hugot and sing as many cheesy and angry love songs as your beat-up old heart can take. Here, we round up 10 sad love songs you can whisper in your bedroom as tears stream down your face, or belt out at the karaoke as tears stream down your face. These songs prove just how universal a feeling heartbreak is, and, like a friend, they will keep you company-maybe even stop you from sending that drunk text to your good-for-nothing ex-until you feel ready to embrace love again.
1. "It Must Have Been Love" by Roxette
Perfect for: Reflecting on the shambles that is your romantic life
Shed a tear at this line: "It must have been love but it's over now / It was all that I wanted, now I’m living without"
Why it's hugot-worthy: This ’80s tune by the Swedish pop rock duo captures the heartbreaking wistfulness of daydreaming about a relationship that has ceased to exist-something that, admit it, you'll likely do this V-Day.
2. "Bakit Nga Ba Mahal Kita?" by Roselle Nava
Perfect for: Moments when you still want him or her back
Shed a tear at this line: "’Di mo man ako mahal, heto pa rin ako / Nagmamahal ng tapat sa'yo"
Why it's hugot-worthy: This ballad by the ’90s teen singer and actress drips with the whining despair of a girl who can't for the life of her understand why she keeps pining for someone who doesn't feel the same way. Screech along to this song and let out all those painful questions that you, too, have been asking yourself.
3. "I Don’t Want to Be Your Friend" by Nina
Perfect for: Those not quite ready to move on
Shed a tear at this line: "I'm not over you yet / And I don't want to be your friend"
Why it's hugot-worthy: Because Nina is so right. Dammit, nobody should expect anyone to get over an entire relationship as quickly as if they were just getting over a bad day.
4. "Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)" by Phil Collins
Perfect for: Those who are still kind of angry
Shed a tear at this line: "Take a good look at me now / 'Cause I’ll still be standing here / And you coming back to me is against all odds / It's the chance I've got to take"
Why it's hugot-worthy: In this ’80s ballad, the romantic bitterness is so thick, you can almost cut it with a knife. But in the same breath, Phil still hopes that his lady friend would return to him, and you know in your heart that so do you.
5. "Hiling" by Paramita
Perfect for: Releasing your anger
Shed a tear at this line: "Nanlalamig na ba’ng pag-ibig mo?"
Why it's hugot-worthy: This OPM rock song crashes with all the helpless rage that comes with grasping at a failing relationship. If you feel like breaking things in frustration, pick up a couple of sticks and drum along to this song instead. It might be therapeutic.
6. "Love Hurts" by Nazareth
Perfect for: Bouts of depression, with a side of drinking
Shed a tear at this line: "Oooooh, love hurts"
Why it's hugot-worthy: Besides bitter pronouncements like "Love hurts, love scars, love wounds and marks," the line "Oooooh, love hurts" conveys such a bottomless knowledge of romantic pain, it's like there's no hope for anyone to find happiness in love. At all.
7. "Someone Like You" by Adele
Perfect for: Hoping you’ll find someone else
Shed a tear at this line: "I had hoped you'd see my face and that you'd be reminded / That for me it isn't over"
Why it's hugot-worthy: Come on. It's Adele.
8. "Nothing Compares 2 U" by Sinead O'Connor
Perfect for: Accepting that your next options are bleak
Shed a tear at this line: "I know that living with you baby was sometimes hard / But I'm willing to give it another try"
Why it's hugot-worthy: This ’90s tune trembles with the futile efforts of a person trying-and failing-to forget the one that got away. When you see a luminous Sinead O' Connor actually shed a few tears in close-up as she sings the line above, you know exactly how she feels.
9. "Ang Pag-ibig Kong Ito" by Moonstar 88
Pefect for: That sinking feeling that this heartache will be around for, like, ever
Shed a tear at this line: "Kaya't sa Maykapal tuwina'y dalangin ko / Sana'y...kapalaran ko ay magbago"
Why it's hugot-worthy: You know it's hopeless when you start calling on no less than the highest of powers to save you from your romantic misery.
10. "I Can’t Make You Love Me" by Bonnie Raitt
Perfect for: Accepting your fate
Shed a tear at this line: "’Cause I can’t make you love me if you don't / You can't make your heart feel something it won't"
Why it's hugot-worthy: This quintessential heartbreak song reveals the quiet, worn-out resignation of the one who has to "give up the fight." And haven't we all, at some sorry point in our lives, been that person?
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