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.
5. The Closeted Love
“With my feelings on fire, guess I’m a bad liar”
– Bad Liar by Selena Gomez
Feelings aren’t meant to be repressed, but we’ve all heard one too many stories of words unsaid. Sometimes life hands us insane courage, but sometimes we fall into the lying trap with hearts full of regret. In the end, just remember that there’s always a choice.
6. The Unforced Self-Love
“You know some days you feel so good in your own skin, but it’s okay if you wanna change the body that you came in, cause you look greatest when you feel like a damn queen”
– Most Girls by Hailee Steinfeld
Loving yourself is all the rage these days from mental health advocacies to almost every advertisement that wants to ride the bandwagon – to the point it’s hard to swallow sometimes. Whether you feel best in dressing up sexy with a full face of make-up or keeping it low-key in a ponytail and jeans, just keep doing what you do, for you and nobody else – and that’s self-love that no one has the right to bash.
7. The Easygoing Love
“I’m not looking for somebody with some superhuman gifts….just something I can turn to, somebody I can kiss”
– Something Just Like This by The Chainsmokers ft. Coldplay
Some wise man said that love is the easiest thing, because it doesn’t even need a reason – you just either love somebody or you don’t. But maybe it will only become easy, once we meet the one *fingerscrossed*. Here’s to hoping everything falls into place when the right one comes along (go ahead, get cheesy, we won’t judge).
8. The Love After The End
“Sometimes moms and dads fall out of love, sometimes two homes are better than one… yeah you’ll understand, when you love someone”
– When You Love Someone by James TW
It’s heartbreaking when everything has been said and done, and in the end goodbye is the only thing that will work. In these testing times, it’s not an absence of love, as evidenced by James TW’s single. Sometimes your respect for one another and your love for the kids takes center stage. We leave a piece of ourselves with everyone we love, after all.
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