If you don’t like Valentine’s Day, it’s usually for one of two reasons. Either you’re single and miserable about it, or you’re still hurt over that cheating ex. Or maybe you have some other crazy story. Either way, if your sick of hearing all those love songs, I’ve made a playlist for you. What are some of your favorite anti-love songs?
“Seventy Times Seven” by Brand New– So much angst, but so good. Although the song is about a strained friendship, it can easily be applied to a relationship good bad (after all, our girlfriends/boyfriends usually are our best friends). And then there’s the famous lyrics that were in essentially every teens AIM profile/Myspace after a breakup: “So, is that what you call a getaway?/ Tell me what you got away with. / Cause I’ve seen more spine in jellyfish. / I’ve seen more guts in eleven-year-old kids. / Have another drink and drive yourself home. / I hope there’s ice on all the roads. / And you can think of me when you forget your seatbelt, and again when your head goes through the windshield.”
“Before He Cheats” by Carrie Underwood– First all, who would ever cheat on Carrie, she’s gorgeous? But some poor dude did, and she wrote a kick-ass song about keying his car. Ah, if only we all had the balls to do that. Instead, you can just listen to this song and feel bad for the guy who wronged you.
“Tell That Mick He Just Made My List Of Things To Do Today” by Fall Out Boy– It was so hard to choose just one Fall Out Boy song since so many of them have perfect lyrics for bad breakups. This one made the cut with lyrics like, “Let’s play this game called “when you catch fire” / I wouldn’t piss to put you out, no / Stop burning bridges and drive off of them / So I can forget about you”. Ouch.
“If You Wanted A Song Written About You, All You Had To Do Was Ask” by Mayday Parade- Mayday has a lot of breakup songs, but this one is probably the best lyrics-wise. It’s about a painful breakup and how to cope afterword (isn’t getting rid of all their pictures the worst?) “And I hope this makes you happy now / That the flame we had is burning out / And I hope you like your pictures facing down / As even broken hearts may have their doubts”.
“Every Man Has a Molly” by Say Anything– We all have that one ex who we just want to forget about. They put us through hell while we somehow put up with their shit. Well, singer/songwriter Max Bemis got true revenge by writing a song about his- Molly. “Molly Connelly ruined my life / I thought the world should know.” Yikes.
“Picture to Burn” by Taylor Swift– All hail the queen of breakup songs. This one is an oldie (back when she actually sounded country), but a goodie. “So watch me strike a match on all my wasted time /As far as I’m concerned you’re just another picture to burn”.
“Letdown” by This Providence– An ode to the one of the many mistakes we all make. And by “mistakes” I mean people we date who are assholes. In fact, I can remember drunkenly singing this in my college kitchen with my friends. Good times. “You’re just a let down / Another one of my mistakes / I never loved you anyway /I never did and I never will…”
“Somebody Kill Me” by Adam Sandler in “The Wedding Singer”– Hilarious.
“Smile” by Lily Allen– What sounds like an upbeat song ends up being a hilarious f-you to her ex boyfriend. “At first when I see you cry / yeah it makes me smile / yeah it makes my smile.”