8. “She Will Be Loved” – Maroon 5
Adam LevineÂ is crushing on his girlfriend’s mom… A ballad for anyone caught between two possible love interests.
9. “Lovefool” – The Cardigans
Love me, love me / Say that you love / Fool me, fool me / Go on and fool me / Love me, love me / Pretend that you love me / Leave me, leave me / Just say that you need me
We’re rounding out the list on a sort of melancholy note, with the Cardigans’ classic about wanting someone back. But then again, trying a relationship again puts you back in square one where you’re dealing with a powerful crush, right?
10. “Bad Romance” – Lady Gaga
I want your love and I want your revenge / You and me could write a bad romanceÂ and I want your love, and I want your revenge / I want your love, I don’t want to be friends
Like I said, the darker end of the playlist… But Lady GagaÂ gets it when your unrequited crush seems almost deadly in how much you like that person. Just make sure never to get with someone who inexplicably wears a gold beard and who’ll sell you to the Russian mob.