If you thought yesterday’s Doin’ It Well playlist geared toward freaks was a tad scandalous, today’s Cuffin Season topic might really send your moral compasses whirling. In matters of the heart, we sometimes can’t control where our affections land, amiright? And in some instances, brewing feelings for someone who’s already in a relationship can be an unexpected reality that hits your bubble of awareness after it’s too late.
What’s the code of ethics to abide by when your heart and loins are telling you one thing, and your mind’s screaming the opposite? I’m no moral arbiter, but I do know one thing: whether the apple of your eye has been happily taken for years or is in the midst of a rocky separation from their significant other, wanting to scoop up someone who’s already cuffed is never an easy set of circumstances to end up in. The situations vary for everyone, too! Maybe your crush has no idea that you’re silently swooning in their presence, or maybe they’re aware of your feelings and have been stringing you along for months, dangling a I’ll-be-single-soon carrot in front of your face. Perhaps they’re recently single, but are still moping and fawning over their ex. Maybe they sincerely care for you and see a future together, but have been stuck in a repetitive break-up-to-make-up cycle that, from your vantage point, seems unlikely to end soon. Any of this drama sounding familiar, or am I just projecting?
Whether your Cuff target’s intentions are good, bad, or ugly, today’s Cuffin’ Season playlist will be one you’ll certainly relate to. Entitled We Belong Together: Pulling A (They’re Already Taken) Robbery, this collection of songs includes everything from the boldly confident (*NSYNC’s “It’s Gonna Be Me”), the grounded and rational (Erykah Badu “Next Lifetime”), to the most heart-breakingingly vulnerable (Mario “Let Me Love You”). And remember, hitting @VH1 or @VH1Music on Twitter with #CuffinSeason suggestions is definitely welcomed. If there are songs we missed on these playlists that are applicable for other (music) lovers out there, we can’t help but wait to hear them!