8 Kinds of Love,
As Defined by 2017 Hits
By Camille Bacsa
Ah, love. What would we do without it? There are different forms of love. And sometimes words are not enough to express them. Here are its different forms, as defined by some of 2017’s hit songs:
1. The Healing Love
“If I can’t find a cure, I’ll fix you with my love”
– The Cure by Lady Gaga
Love is a drug, but probably not a doctor. While it cannot diagnose what is wrong with your dark, brooding soul – its capacity for understanding catalyses healing, especially during these confusing, quarter life crisis-ridden times.
2. The Long Term Love
“’Cause we were just kids when we fell in love, not knowing what it was”
– Perfect by Ed Sheeran
Here’s a song for those couples in love since high school which we both love to admire and hate with envy. Not that time is a sure indicator of #forever, but we can’t help but think that these guys have a head up in the game for making their love grow with them through the years. Another wedding playlist favourite on repeat, for sure.
3. The Coming of Age Love
“I never sat by the shore under the sun with my feet in the sand, but you brought me here and I’m happy that you did”
– Malibu by Miley Cyrus
When the descriptions cute, fit, and nice, just don’t cut it anymore – we know we’re growing up and gaining a better understanding of what we want in this life. Proud of Miley, because she really figured out this love thing down between her peppy Hannah Montana moments to her wild “Wrecking Ball” years.
4. The Only-Good-For-Social-Media-Love
“You just want attention, you don’t want my heart”
– Attention by Charlie Puth
Let’s quit the disillusion: you don’t love someone if you want to change them to fit the ideal partner you can brag to your friends about. Love is supposed to be simple yet all encompassing – it accepts someone for everything they are, and all that they will be.