A 73 Song Playlist For Having A Crush

Sometimes you just need a soundtrack for to describe the feeling of checking your phone every fifteen seconds.

Cassie – Me & U

This is such a great song to listen to/sing along with when you have a crush. Unlike most song’s about love it puts a lot of power in the crush-ers hands rather than being entirely dependent on the object of their affection. Cassie knows she’s beautiful and talented, it’s the guy that would be crazy not to feel the same way.

Anya Marina – Whatever You Like

Let’s let a cat out of the bag: I get a lot of my music from the soundtracks of Josh Schwartz television shows. The Anya Marina cover of T.I.’s Whatever You Like is fucking sexy as HELL. It’s an amazing cover, but it doesn’t even have it’s own music video. It’s the background music that plays during the Dan Humphrey/icky Vanessa/Hillary Duff threesome. If you want to skip that awkwardness go directly to Spotify.

Usher – U Got It Bad

You can’t have a crush without feeling at least a little bit pathetic about how bad you have it for this person, and the fact that your emotions are tied to their text response time and the presence of flirtatious emojis. Usher understands.

Robyn – Call Your Girlfriend

Maybe the guy you want to be your boyfriend umm already has a girlfriend? Or in a more puritanical interpretation–you gotta get this guy to say goodbye to some of the stuff in his single life. You give him something that he never even knew he missed, he doesn’t have time to lead other girls on anymore.

Paris Hilton – Stars Are Blind

I’ve always thought this song was completely underrated. No one likes Paris, fine. But this is a freaking great song. It’s perfectly flirty “I can make it nice or naughty, play the devil and an angel too.” Perfection.

I’ll leave you with this question “If tomorrow the world ends–why shouldn’t we be with the ones we really love?”

The playlist in it’s entirety is here. Track listing below.

Joni Mitchell – All I Want
Sophie Zelmani – Always You
Counting Crows – American Girls
Amos Lee – Arms Of A Woman
Peter Frampton – Baby, I Love Your Way
Justin Bieber – Boyfriend
Britney Spears – Breath On Me
Josh Ritter – Bright Smile
Aqualung – Brighter Than Sunshine
Robyn – Call Your Girlfriend
Tegan and Sara – Closer
Counting Crows – Colorblind
Jennifer Paige – Crush
Ke$ha – Dancing With Tears In My Eyes
Mason Jennings – Darkness Between The Fireflies
Ryan Adams – Desire
Jessie J – Domino
Sam Adams – Driving Me Crazy
The Police – Every Breath You Take
Britney Spears – Everytime
Cascada – Everytime We Touch
Andrew Bird – Fake Palindromes
Mason Jennings – Fighter Girl
blink-182 – First Date
Britney Spears – Get Naked (I Got A Plan)
Ryan Adams – Gonna Make You Love Me
The Weepies – Gotta Have You
Robyn – Hang With Me
The Knife – Heartbeats
Ray LaMontagne – Hold You In My Arms
Mason Jennings – Hospitals and Jails
Tegan and Sara – How Come You Don’t Want Me
LCD Soundsystem – I Can Change
Smokey Robinson – I Second That Emotion
Whitney Houston – I Wanna Dance With Sombody
Bob Dylan – I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight
Britney Spears – Slave 4 U
Bruce Springsteen – I’m On Fire
Josh Ritter – Kathleen
Bob Dylan – Lay, Lady, Lay
The Rolling Stones – Let’s Spend The Night Together
The Cranberries – Linger
Easton Corbin – Lovin’ You Is Fun
Cassie – Me & U
Ryan Adams – My Winding Wheel
Selena Gomez – Naturally
Paris Hilton – Nothing In This World
Loretta Lynn – Out of my Head and Back in my Bed
Johnny Cash – Ring Of Fire
Wiz Khalifa – Roll Up
Elliott Smith – Say Yes
Dashboard Confessional – So Impossible
Sugarland – Stuck Like Glue
Ben Kweller – Sundress
Nicki Minaj – Super Bass
Tyler Ward – Teenage Dream
Counting Crows – Ghost In You
REM – The One I Love
Bruce Springsteen – Thunder Road
John Legend, Ludacris – Tonight (Best You Ever Had)
Usher – U Got It Bad
Justin Bieber – U Smile
Shakira – Underneath Your Clothes
Anya Marina – Whatever You Like
Nickel Creek – When You Come Back Down
Ryan Adams – Wonderwall
Ryan Adams -Wish You Were Here
Tegan and Sara – Where Does The Good Go
Kina Grannis – With Or Without You
Josh Ritter – You Don’t Make It Easy Babe
Aretha Franklin – You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman
Dusty Springfield – You really got a Hold On Me
The Kinks – You Really Got Me Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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image –Hillary Boles

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