In the wise words of Ne-Yo, "Said I'm so sick of love songs so sad and slow / So why can't I turn off the radio?" Well, it's not because you can't; it's because you won't. There's something strangely satisfying about slow, gut-wrenching melodies and painfully honest lyrics. A recent study has actually proven that love songs do make us feel better in times of heartbreak.
So in the spirit of the impending "holiday," Pandora decided to check out its users' listening preferences to get some insight on their love lives. They found that California, Utah, DC, Hawaii, and Washington are the most heartbroken, listening to the most Love Stinks and Break-up Songs stations — a lot of Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, and Taylor Swift. You get the idea.
Conversely, Pandora identified North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Ohio, West Virginia, New Hampshire, and Maine as those states who listen to love songs the least. Hmm, could the weather have something to do with it? Could colder weather mean default snuggle buddies for everyone?
While everyone may have different opinion on the (in)famous day, one thing we can all agree on is that the soundtrack for a romantic night (yes, even by yourself) involves a lot of R&B. (Might I even suggest the Beats for The Sheets playlist?)
And if you're more of a one-song-on-repeat kind of person, you just can't go wrong with "All of Me" by John Legend. Here it is, for your listening pleasure: