February Music: For people whose only valentine is this playlist

February might be the biggest thorn in your heart, or it might be the month you excitedly look forward to. No matter what, these songs will hopefully brighten your day.

  1. “Fergalicious” by Fergie and will.i.am – Unless you have been living under a rock, you know how this song took the world by storm in the early 2000’s. But even though Fergie’s era is over, you can throw a dance party to  her song’s upbeat pop melodies even today.  
  2. “Baby One More Time” by Britney Spears – Britney Spears is the queen. I admit she isn’t the best singer, but she sure knows how to produce a hit pop song. It may be 20 years later, but many can still relate to the song’s lyrics about missing an ex, and Britney’s classic vocals will never go out of style.
  3. “Girlfriend” by Avril Lavigne – Stealing someone else’s boyfriend is not a good message to preach, but Avril Lavigne still rocks the song. Her songs and fashion style may all be a cliche, but she definitely is a representation of my childhood and is nice to listen to for a good ol’ throwback.
  4. “Hollaback Girl” by Gwen Stefani – I may have followed all the rules when I was little, but listening to this song sure made me feel cool and rebellious. Stefani combines grunge and pop to produce this catchy song about being yourself.
  5. “I Kissed A Girl” by Katy Perry – Thanks Katy Perry for helping the media realize that not everyone is a heterosexual and being attracted to the same sex happens. Her sickly sweet pop style is not for all, but her songs are definitely something to sing with your friends.
  6. “The Less I Know the Better” by Tame Impala – Tame Impala is that kind of band that you listen to with your indie girlfriend on some record player. “The Less I Know the Better” has a guitar hook that makes you want to nod your head and dance at three a.m. with friends.
  7. “Born This Way- The Country Version” by Lady Gaga- Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl performance might have been the best thing that’s happened since Beyoncé announced her twins, even though she didn’t include very many “Joanne” tracks. This version of her hit song sounds soulful and shows off Lady Gaga’s amazing voice.
  8. “Under the Table” by Banks- Banks is usually known for her darker pop vibes, but this song is softer. Of Banks’ two albums, “Goddess” is the older and better of the two, because it sounds more unique, and the songs are generally more interesting. “Under the Table” is a gentle piano song, while most of Banks songs have heavy bass. This song leaves you with nothing but good feelings.
  9. “Mother Earth” by Banks- “Mother Earth” is from Banks new album, “The Altar,” but it’s still good, I promise. Like “Under the Table,” it’s a little more stripped down from Banks’ normal aesthetic, with acoustic guitar and layered vocals. It also doesn’t feel soft and loving like “Under the Table,” but it has a surreal, earthly vibe to it.
  10. “Creep” by Postmodern Jukebox- Postmodern Jukebox is a group that takes popular songs and covers them, but they make it sound as if it were from an older decade. It’s a unique spin on lovable, recognizable songs, and the musicians’ talent blows everyone away.