Ah, kilig—that uncontrollable, indescribable, untranslatable-in-English rush of pleasure that fills your chest and spreads to your entire body when your crush texts you out of the blue, when your S.O. gives you a sweet surprise, or when Noah and Allie first lock eyes in The Notebook. We pay tribute to kilig with a playlist that truly captures the feeling, from the ecstasy of early crushing to the wonderful warmth of LTRs. All together now: Sigh.
When you’re crushing on him like a giddy schoolgirl, play: "A Thousand Miles" by Vanessa Carlton
You see him smiling or laughing or even just stuffing his face with a cheeseburger, and you’re hopelessly smitten. What’s 1,000 miles when his is the face you see at the end of the journey?
When you embarrass yourself because you want him to notice you, play: "Fools Like Me" by Lisa Loeb
So you tagged him in a papansin post on Facebook, but then removed the tag because heaven forbid he might think you're into him. Don’t worry, it happens to the best of us.
When you’re just dying to kiss him, play: "Kiss Me" by Sixpence None the Richer
Because dammit, you really want to kiss him.
When you finally get that kiss, play: "Between Two Lungs" by Florence and the Machine
You replay that first kiss over and over in your head. And over and over once more. OMG YOU STILL CAN’T BELIEVE IT ACTUALLY HAPPENED.
When you’re a jumble of doubts and desire and you can’t handle it sometimes, play: "You’re the Only One" by Maria Mena
"Why does he like me? I’m a mess. And I have a huge pimple on my chin; I hope he doesn’t notice." Just some of the anxious thoughts that run through your head because you want him to honest-to-goodness like you.
When you begin to actually date the guy, play: "Before You" by Chantal Kreviazuk
You’re making weekend plans now, exchanging good night texts each night, and your mom no longer worries that you’re going to die an old maid. You’ve come a long way, baby.
When you realize that you actually kind of really love the guy, play: "I’ve Got a Feeling" by Ivy
There’s no denying it: You’re in love, and it feels fan-effin-tastic.
When you’re feeling lucky to be his girl, play: "The Way I Am" by Ingrid Michaelson
He loves you just the way you are, pimple on your chin and all. Swoon.
When you’ve reached that level of easy, cozy togetherness, play: "Gotta Have You" by The Weepies
You’re so blissfully bonded now, you make Dong and Yan’s Instagram photos pale in comparison.
When you look back at all the stages of kilig you went through to get where you are with him now, play: "Bubbly" by Colbie Caillat
You recall that first Facebook private message, that first kiss, those first few dates. You’d love to live them all over again, but you’re too happy right now to ask for anything more.