Friday Top 5: Make Up Songs

Despite what we see in jewelry commercials this time of year, life and love isn’t all hallmark moments and wonderful memories. Sometimes we make mistakes, big mistakes. Mistakes so big that simply buying your loved one aforementioned jewelry can’t help. When that happens, being true to your heart and honestly apologizing is always best. With Valentine’s Day rapidly approaching, poor (dumb) souls can take comfort in the fact that you are not alone; after all you’re only human. If your heartfelt apology is not enough to smooth these rough waters you are sailing, consider a mix tape. After all, God created mix tapes for this exact reason; to tell someone through song, what you are feeling inside. If you find yourself in this position, here are a few tracks to hopefully ease the pain and invoke the love back into your Valentine just in time for a romantic day. Commence sappiness in 3…2….1…


5. Feist – So Sorry

“We’re so helpless, we’re slaves to our own forces”

If there’s one voice in music that heals my wounds, it’s Feist’s. You’ll just have to hope that your loved one feels the same way. The message is clear: We don’t have time to argue. I was wrong and I’m sorry I pushed you away. Let’s just hold one another like we used to.


4. The Cure – Boys Don’t Cry

“Now I would do most anything, to get you back by my side. But I just keep on laughing, hiding the tears in my eyes”

Sorry guys, but men cry. When you care a lot about something, there’s nothing to be ashamed of letting a tear shed. It confirms we have emotions and again shows we’re human. This song may be written about the point when there’s nothing salvageable, but it’s a great song. Let’s hope none of you find yourselves in this situation this V-day.


3. Weezer – The Butterfly

“Everytime I pin down what I think I want, it slips away”

This was the first song I thought of when thinking of the topic, and it continues to be one of the most touching and heartbreaking love songs from one of my favorite albums of all time. The imagery here is incredible and it chokes me up every time I hear it. Sometimes it’s best to let go a little before we destroy the ones we hold so dear. We can be some controlling sometimes and we all need our freedom to be ourselves.


2. John Lennon – Jealous Guy

“I didn’t mean to hurt you, I’m sorry that I made you cry”

Few men can ever hope to share their deepest emotions through a song like Lennon did with this one. Here we find a desperate man on the path to forgiveness done just beautifully. One of our most common emotions is jealousy and it is also one of our ugliest. The man sure had a way with words.


1. Ben Folds – The Luckiest

“I love you more than I have ever found a way to say to you”

There are few love songs as poignant as this. Not many songs can will you to grab the one you hold dear and thank them for being in your life. In reality, someone puts up with your shit daily. If that person is still there at the end of the day, consider yourself lucky. On other note, isn’t it ironic that he’s been married so many times? Cue the women who wish this song was written about them.


Now if these don’t help to save your face, I’m afraid there’s nothing that I can do to help. First of all if you really wanted to save your relationship, you wouldn’t be on the internet looking for ideas! Sheesh. Get out there and say you’re sorry, dumbass. Accept you were wrong and make up. Just in time too.


  • Props on a good list. I’d have to throw a couple of classic R&B songs in the mix:

    “Reunited” – Peaches and Herb (yeah, I had to google it to figure who sang this song)

    “Let’s Stay Together” – Al Green (Really, when you’re talking about “make up songs” there is Al Green, and then there is everything else)

  • Here’s the real Top 5:

    5. Boyz II Men – Uhh Ahh
    4. Boyz II Men – End of the Road
    3. Boyz II Men – Water Runs Dry
    2. Boyz II Men – I’ll Make Love To You
    1. Boyz II Men – On Bended Knee

    But in all seriousness… great list.

  • I shall follow Reagan’s lead and add super super sappy….

    Garth Brooks – What she’s doing now

  • Great list, and to bring back the nostalgia of a (please note sarcasm) “punk/indie” high school girl, nothing could melt your heart more than Blake Schwarzenbach from Jawbreaker singing his heart out to tell you “I love you more than I ever loved anyone before, or anyone to come…” in Jinx Removing.

    Great FT5!

  • P.S. There are also many girls in the world that hate those stupid jewelry commercials as much as you fellas….

  • Jon, I always felt ‘Let’s Stay Together’ was about how everyone else’s relationships were in trouble, but he’s happy with the dependability in his own.

    “Why, somebody?, Why do people break up, and turn around and make up? I just can’t see. You’d never do that to me (would you baby)?”

    He’s one of the lucky ones. Either he’s too in love or he has a broken heart. Al was never in between.

    Reagan, how could I have omiited BoyzIIMen
    (hangs head, ashamed.)

  • “Careless F-ing Whisper” by George Michael. But don’t listen to it right now unless you want to start weeping uncontrollably.

    “Hard To Say I’m Sorry” by Chicago is also worth its weight in Le Vian chocolatier diamonds which are now available at Jared: the Galleria of Jewelry. It can only be Jaaaaaared…

    Nice list.

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