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Dragon Tribune’s Valentine’s Day Playlists

The staff gives their song picks for the holiday, with a twist

During Valentine’s Day, we often put on music that reflects our current mood: yearning, wistful, depressed, lonely, upset, happy, or romantic. The Tribune’s staff have made three separate playlists reflecting the three main moods that we feel during Valentine’s Day. The first is called the Singles’ Awareness Day playlist, and reflects the sadder mood singles sometimes feel during the holiday. The second is the Valentine’s Day playlist, and is full of happy, fun, love songs. The third is an Angry Love playlist, where listeners can relive a breakup and get some of that tension off their chest. 


Singles’ Awareness Day (SAD songs)

“I miss you, I’m sorry” – Gracie Abrams

“Nothing happened in the way I wanted / Every corner of this house is haunted”


“Star Shopping” – Lil Peep

“I know that I’m not that important but to me girl, you’re so much more than gorgeous” 


“Nuts” – Lil Peep and Rainy Bear 

“Girl, you know you know you make my cold heart warm with a touch”


“Again” – Noah Cyrus, XXXTENTACION 

“I wanna be your lover / I don’t wanna be your friend”


“Linger” – The Cranberries 

“You know, I’m such a fool for you / You got me wrapped around your finger.”


“Wanted U” – Joji 

“I’ve been waiting my whole life to know I wanted you”


“Yours” – Conan Gray

“’Cause I could give you all you want / The stars and the sun, but still, I’m not enough”


“Fine Line” – Harry Styles

“You’ve got my devotion / But man / I can hate you sometimes”


“A Sad Cartoon” – Loathe

“Colors are swirling now that we’re falling, what are the odds?”


“Reflections” – The Neighborhood

“I’d rather lose somebody than use somebody”


“California and Me” – Laufey

“Left me and the ocean for your old flame”


“Bad Omens” –  5 Seconds Of Summer

“I died when you left that night / For the thousandth time / ‘Cause you love somebody else”


“Need You Now” – Lady A

“I guess I’d rather hurt than feel nothin’ at all”


“Vampire Empire” – Big Thief

“Where you can’t seem to hold me, can’t seem to let me go / So I can’t find surrender, and I can’t keep control”


“Mr. Loverman” – Ricky Montgomery

“I’ve shattered now, I’m spilling out / Upon this linoleum ground”


“One For Sorrow” – Steps

“I know you’re somewhere else right now / And loving someone else no doubt”


“Astronomy” – Conan Gray

“As much as it seems like you own my heart / It’s astronomy, we’re two worlds apart”


“The Other Woman” – Lana Del Ray

“The other woman will never have his love to keep’


“Cigarette Daydreams” – Cage the Elephant

“If you can find a reason, a reason to stay / Standing in the pouring rain”


“White Blank Page”- Mumford and Sons

“But tell me now, where was my fault in loving you with my whole heart?”


“White Ferrari” – Frank Ocean

“I’m sure we’re taller in another dimension / You say we’re small and not worth the mention”


“Ribbons” – Ryan Beatty

“It’s brave to be nothing to no one at all”


“Feb 14” – Cavetown

“She rubs my back for me, on February 14”


“Skinny Love” – Bon Iver

“Who will love you? / Who will fight? / Who will fall far behind?”


“The 1” – Taylor Swift

“And if my wishes came true / It would’ve been you”


Valentine’s Day Songs

“Igual Que Un Ángel” – Kali Uchis with Peso Pluma

“Pero ella no se rinde, sonrie auqnue le duela / Porque personas come ella ya no quedan” 

“But she doesn’t give up, she smiles even if it hurts / Because there are no more people like her”


“Somethin’ Stupid” – Frank Sinatra and Nancy Sinatra 

“And then I go and spoil it all. By saying something stupid like ‘I love you’”


“Wondering Why” – The Red Clays Strays 

“She keeps on loving me. Loving me the way I am. She’s not just along for the ride.” 


“More Than My Hometown” – Morgan Wallen 

“Cause I love you more than a California sunset” 


“Gabrielle” – Ween

“I don’t mean to be so insolent but you know it’s ‘cause I love ya.”


“Loving is Easy” – Rex Orange County, Benny Sings

“Loving is easy when everything is perfect / Please don’t change a single little thing for me”


“Obvious” – Dear Evan Hansen Bonus Track

“But oh, thinking they know / We never say ‘I love you’”


“Strawberry Mentos” – Leanna Firestone

“When I tasted Strawberry Mentos I knew you were the one”


“Body Dysmorphia” – Eyedress

“You’re perfect the way you are”


“Labyrinth” – Taylor Swift

“Uh oh, I’m falling in love”


“Love’s the Only Way” – Cage The Elephant

“Tell me where the wind blows, tell me how a heart knows”


“I’ve Been Waiting” – Briston Maroney

“Oh I’ve been waiting, I’ve been waiting / For you all my life”


“Rose” – Briston Maroney

“I know I’ll always need your love around”


“Tip Toe” – HYBS

“If you’re in the mood / We can take it to the moon”


“505” – Arctic Monkeys

“And when you look at me like that, my darlin’ / What did you expect?”


“Work Song” – Hozier

“No grave can hold my body down / I’ll crawl home to her”


“Delicate” – Taylor Swift

“Sometimes, when I look into your eyes / I pretend you’re mine all the damn time”


“She Looks So Perfect” – 5 Seconds Of Summer

“Would you wanna run away too? / ‘Cause all I really want is you”


“Off To The Races” – Lana Del Ray

“I’m not afraid to say that I’d die without him / Who else is gonna put up with me this way?”


“Lovers Rock” – TV Girl

“While the others talked / We were listenin’ to Lover’s Rock”


“The Alcott” – The National (feat. Taylor Swift)

“I tell you that I think I’m fallin’ / Back in love with you”


“Enchanted” – Taylor Swift 

“The lingering question kept me up / 2 a.m., who do you love?”


“How You Get the Girl” – Taylor Swift

“I want you for worse or for better / I would wait forever and ever”


“Yellow” – Coldplay 

“You know, you know I love you so / You know I love you so”


“Guy That I’d Kinda Be Into” – from “Be More Chill”

“I guess a part of me wants to, who knew? / I guess a part of me likes to talk to you”


“Suddenly” – from “Schmigadoon!”

“There’s no sense in trying to explain it / What and where and why and when and how / All I know is suddenly I love you / And suddenly that’s all that matters now”


“Stadium Love” – Carly Rae Jepsen

“Hey, you, now I’m only feeling stadium love”


“Kissing Lessons” – Lucy Dacus

“But I still wear a letter R charm on my bracelet / And wonder if she thinks of me as her first kiss”


“Lavender Haze” – Taylor Swift

“I feel the lavender haze creeping up on me”


“Paper Rings” – Taylor Swift

“I like shiny things, but I’d marry you with paper rings”


“Keep Driving”

“Maple syrup, coffee / Pancakes for two / Hash brown, egg yolk / I will always love you”


“Sl*t”-Taylor Swift

“Everyone wants him, that was my crime / The wrong place at the right time”


Angry Love Songs

“Nothing Else Matters (Remastered)” – Metallica 

“Trust I seek and I find in you / Every day for us something new” 


“get him back!” – Olivia Rodrigo

“I wanna kiss his face / With an uppercut / I wanna meet his mom / And tell her her son sucks”


“Better Than Revenge” – Taylor Swift

“She came along, got him alone, and let’s hear the applause / She took him faster than you can say ‘sabotage’”


“Beauty School” – Deftones

“You’re shooting stars / from the barrel of your eyes”


“Kill Bill” – SZA
“Rather be in jail than alone”


“Dead To Me” – Kali Uchis

“You’re dead to me / You’re obsessed, just let me go”


“Haunted” – Taylor Swift

“Can’t breathe whenever you’re gone / Can’t turn back now, I’m haunted”


“Burn” – from “Hamilton”

“You forfeit all rights to my heart”


“Get Out and Stay Out” – from “9 to 5”

“I used to love you, now it’s your time to squirm / I’m saying goodbye and I won’t wait for your return”


“I Say No” – from “Heathers”

“This is it, hit the brake, call it all my mistake / Long as you let me go”


“Lie” – NF

“I got issues of my own, I ain’t got time for all this drama / You told me that you don’t really wanna talk—then why you callin’, huh?”


“Before He Cheats” – Carrie Underwood

“I might’ve saved a little trouble for the next girl / ‘Cause the next time that he cheats / Oh, you know it won’t be on me”


“Happier Than Ever” – Billie Eilish

“You ruined everything good / Always said you were misunderstood”


“Good 4 U” – Olivia Rodrigo

“Now you can be a better man for your brand-new girl”

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About the Contributor
Joe Ferrara
Joe Ferrara, Staff
Joe is a senior at Carroll Senior High School, and is a first-year member of Dragon Media. He’s always had an interest in writing, and recently worked on the 2023 Literary Magazine Club. Besides writing, he’s also active in the Carroll Art Department, is an Eagle Scout, and works part-time at Starbucks. He plans to major in journalism in college.