Sometimes, you’re a single pringle who doesn’t want to mingle. Whether you’re fresh from a break-up or just not interested in romantic love, these are 5 songs about toxic relationships that will make you thank your lucky stars that you’re single!
1. “Egotistic” – MAMAMOO
MAMAMOO‘s “Egotistic” is about a couple who is obsessed with each other in an unhealthy way. The lyrics “I’m always all about you” and “You’re always about me” are frightening, driving home by the line, “I foolishly adjusted to you and it’s torturing me“.
2. “Twit” – Hwasa
Hwasa‘s song is about a “twit” who made their partner the center of their universe. In an interview on Yoo Heeyeol’s Sketchbook, she had said that the song is about a person who foolishly loves too much, and in that way, she felt the word “twit” had a positive connotation, however, putting someone else’s happiness before your own can be detrimental to the happiness of both parties involved.
3. “Noir” – Sunmi
While this might feel more like a break-up song, the lyrics from the second verse “You’ll get hurt first, it’s cliché / Well, if it’s not one thing or the other / That’s rather better / Blah blah bullshit” really drive home the sense of a toxic relationship.
4. “Fan” – Epik High
The lyrics of Epik High‘s “Fan”, coupled with the visuals from their music video just screams “toxic relationship”! From the lines “Oh baby don’t you know, you don’t even know my name / I spend my sleepless nights gazing at you” to the very creepy “I’ll make it so you can never leave me, I’ll keep you in my sunken heart“.
5. “Fake Love” – BTS
With tragic lyrics like, “I could pretend I was happy when I was sad“, BTS‘s “Fake Love” is devastatingly sad. The idea that someone has to pretend to be someone or something they’re not in order to be loved is heartbreaking.
While these songs are undeniable bops that we could listen to all day, they definitely showcase the darker sides of relationships!